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Your NHL Announcing Schedule for 1/27 – 2/1

Tuesday, January 27 Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes (NBCSN 7:30 pm) John Forslund, Aaron Carter Wednesday, January 28 Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals (NBCSN 8 pm) Mike Emrick, Pierre McGuire Chicago Blackhawks at Los Angeles Kings (NBCSN 10:30 pm) Dave Stader, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Engblom Thursday, January 29 Montreal Canadiens at New York Rangers (NBCSN 7 pm) John […]

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More details surface about Greg Anthony’s arrest

Earlier this month, we learned of the shocking news of Greg Anthony’s arrest in a Washington, D.C. prostitution sting that led to his indefinite suspension from CBS and Turner. Now we are learning some of the details from the court documents about what transpired before the former NBA player was arrested on January 16. He […]

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The 2014 NFL Announcer Rankings

Awful Announcing has always considered itself to be a voice for the fan, so what better way to continue that tradition then by giving the readers the chance to generate the announcing grades for the 2014 NFL season.  Last week our readers graded all 15 of the NFL broadcast booths that called at least 4 […]

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The NFL is thinking about competing with the College Football Playoff

This week, we told you about ESPN lobbying the College Football Playoff to change its schedule so that it won’t play next season’s semifinals on New Year’s Eve. So far, the College Football Playoff is refusing to change and holding steadfast that the semifinals will be played on December 31, 2015 rather than New Year’s […]

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2015 Pro Bowl ratings down from 2014

Whether it was the move of the Pro Bowl from NBC to ESPN or America is finally catching on that the game is not Must See TV, the overnight ratings for the game fell to its lowest levels in years. This year’s Pro Bowl received a 5.6 overnight number as compared to last year when […]

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It seems that nobody is pleased with Roger Goodell

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is the most outspoken player in the National Football League. The All-Pro and Stanford graduate has plenty of thoughts on DeflateGate, commissioner Roger Goodell and the New England Patriots, whom he will face in Super Bowl XLIX this Sunday. When asked at an introductory press conference about the scandal, Sherman […]

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Viewing Picks for January 27, 2015

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s St. Joseph’s at LaSalle — A-10 Network, 7 p.m. George Washington at Virginia Commonwealth — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Nebraska at Michigan — ESPN, 7 p.m. West Virginia at Kansas State — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Tulsa at Tulane — ESPNews, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech — ESPNU, […]

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SNL takes on Deflategate in cold opening

To begin this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live, the show dove into the sports world to take on the controversy (or non-troversy, if you like) that is occupying way too many headlines right now – Deflategate. The trio of press conferences by Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have been discussed, analyzed, and mocked to […]

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NBC is pushing the Super Bowl on all of its networks

If you’re a regular viewer of NBC, NBCSN, Golf Channel, E!, Bravo, USA, MSNBC, Weather Channel, CNBC or other networks under the NBCUniversal umbrella, then you might have seen the following spot promoting Super Bowl XLIX on NBC. http://youtu.be/XjICpZsAmFM Airing the promo on multiple networks is part of a promotional effort that is called “Big […]

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The NFL is finally getting a YouTube channel

It’s January 2015 and the NFL has finally done something that has been done plenty of times by teens looking to be silly and make a quick buck. The league has partnered with Youtube to create an account featuring highlights from across the league. The National Football League (NFL) and YouTube today announced a partnership that […]

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Who sneakily edited Chad Ford’s draft rankings to make him look better?

This is one of the biggest oddball sports media stories I can recall covering in my near five years at Awful Announcing.  As brilliantly discovered by the folks at Reddit NBA and user Sharpinator, something suspicious was happening with the draft rankings of ESPN insider Chad Ford.  Really suspicious. It appears that Ford (or someone […]

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Viewing Picks for January 26, 2015

All Times Eastern Boxing Golden Boy Live, Cowboys Dancehall, San Antonio, TX Featherweights Rocky Juarez vs. Robinson Castellanos — Fox Sports 1, 10 p.m. College Basketball Men’s Army at American — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Syracuse at North Carolina — ESPN, 7 p.m. Delaware at North Carolina Central — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Gardner-Webb at […]

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Shaquille O’Neal gets a sitcom on truTV … Yes, really

Since retiring from the NBA, Shaquille O’Neal has become a full-time studio analyst on TNT, a commercial pitchman and developer of various products. Now, you can add sitcom executive producer to Shaq’s resume. truTV has announced that O’Neal will develop a workplace sitcom which will be based on his own business empire. The working title […]

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