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U.S. Open Schedule: Super Saturday is now fully buried, as tennis moves past the 1980s

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy Bloguin’s major championship tennis site Attacking the Net. The Super Saturday format used at the United States Open tennis championships was officially retired in 2013. That year’s tournament marked the end of the United States Tennis Association’s decision (in partnership with CBS television) to put two men’s semifinals and […]

BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 29:  Usain Bolt of Jamaica crosses the finish line to win gold in the Men's 4x100 Metres Relay final during day eight of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 29, 2015 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Viewing Picks for August 30, 2015

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football St. Kilda Saints vs. Sydney Swans — Fox Soccer Plus, 1 a.m. Fremantle Dockers vs. Melbourne Demons — Fox Sports 2, 2:30 a.m. Beach Volleyball AVP Tour Chicago Open, Chicago, IL Men’s and Women’s Finals — NBC, 3:30 p.m. Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund vs. Hertha Berlin — Fox Soccer Plus, […]

LOS ANGELES - APRIL 13:  Dodgers broadcaster Vin Skully gives the call of "It's time for Dodger baseball!" during pregame ceremonies for the Los Angeles Dodgers home opener against the San Francisco Giants on April 13, 2009 at Dodger Stadiium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Vin Scully says that the 2016 season will likely be his last

When the Los Angeles Dodgers announced that broadcasting icon Vin Scully would return in 2016 for his record 67th season, little did we know there would be more news. In a press conference on Saturday, Scully told reporters that next season will likely be his last. “I would say realistically — and I don’t want […]

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Charles Barkley wants to blow his former agent’s brains out

Charles Barkley guested on Friday’s edition of the Dan Patrick Show for a mammoth 22 minute interview. The interview was wide-ranging, covering the late Darryl Dawkins, the relationship between Shaq and Kobe, and Tim Duncan, among many other topics. The interview then turned to the topic of athletes receiving stipends and the role of agents […]

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Celebrating our 5 Year Anniversary with the Best in Awful Announcing

Today is an important day here at AA HQ – it’s the five year anniversary of our relaunch under the Bloguin umbrella.  Awful Announcing was started by the great Brian Powell in 2006 and when the site went dark in 2010, Bloguin brought it back on August 29th, 2010.  Over these last five years, we’ve taken […]

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Sarah Palin: “Terrorists using ESPN to mislead the public”

In case you thought Sarah Palin was going to tone down her criticism of ESPN in the wake of Curt Schilling’ suspension, think again. First came Palin’s Facebook rant in defense of fellow conservative Curt Schilling and calling out ESPN for suspending him (indefinitely apparently) after tweeting an offensive message comparing Muslims to Nazis.  Next, Palin […]

BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 29:  Sanya Richards-Ross of the United States competes in the Women's 4x400 Metres Relay heats during day eight of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 29, 2015 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF)

Viewing Picks for August 29, 2015

All Times Eastern Arena Football Arena Bowl XVIII, Stockton Arena, Stockton, CA San Jose SaberCats vs. Jacksonville Sharks — ESPN, 7 p.m. Australian Rules Football North Melbourne Kangaroos vs. Western Bulldogs — Fox Soccer Plus, 2:30 a.m. Boxing Premier Boxing Champions, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA Featherweights Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares — ESPN, […]

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Vin Scully will return to the Dodgers in 2016

Don’t panic, everyone – Vin Scully will be back in the broadcast booth at Dodger Stadium for the 2016 season, his 67th with the team. “I talked it over with my wife, Sandi, and my family and we’ve decided to do it again in 2016,” Scully said. “There’s no place like home and Dodger Stadium […]

SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 23: head coach Jay Gruden of the Washington Redskins watches pregame warm up against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on November 23, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Redskins coach Jay Gruden would like the media to stop calling him fat

Jay Gruden’s first season as coach of the Washington Redskins didn’t go so well, as the team went 4-12. Perhaps the biggest concern is that Robert Griffin III appears to be regressing under his tutelage, and the quarterback is enduring heavy scrutiny. Gruden has advised his players to “tune out the noise” and avoid the […]

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NFL video-ad partnership with Facebook has quietly ended

Which side clicked the “Unlike” option? The NFL and Facebook have quietly ended their video ad partnership, according to the Wall Street Journal. The two sides reached an agreement late last year that would allow NFL clips to be promoted in people’s Facebook feeds. Unlike most videos, which typically have an ad run before the chosen […]

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Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: August 17-23

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. Viewership for the week’s sports telecasts on the CBS broadcast network: PGA Tour: 2015 Wyndham Championship Third Round (Aug. 22 3:00-6:01 p.m.) 4.235 million total viewers; 771,000 adults 18-49 Pro Bull […]

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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: August 17-23

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. NBCSN Top 10 (and Select) Programs VIEWER RANK A18-49 RANK PROGRAM DAY START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) 1 1 NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACE (live) Sat 8/22/15 7:58 PM […]

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ESPN Ratings Buzz: August 17-23

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. ESPN Top 10 (and Select) Programs VIEWER RANK A18-49 RANK PROGRAM DAY START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) 1 1 NFL PRESEASON Thu 8/20/15 8:00 PM 10:55 PM 3874 […]

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Jessica Mendoza replacing Curt Schilling on Sunday Night Baseball this week

After learning earlier this week that Curt Schilling would not be on this weekend’s broadcast of Sunday Night Baseball, the question that arose was whether or not he would be replaced in the booth. An answer came last night, with the news reported by Tom Hoffarth that Jessica Mendoza will be joining Dan Shulman and […]

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