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Charles Barkley is basically Skip Bayless with charisma

This week,’s Richard Deitsch published a Q&A with NBA Hall of Famer, Inside the NBA analyst and unabashed loudmouth Charles Barkley, and it was full of provocative opinions about a range of subjects. Here’s a quick run-through of points you might refer to as “hot takes,” all from this one interview. – LeBron James is only the eighth best […]

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The Rock and Will Ferrell are teaming up for a wrestling-themed TV show

It’s odd to realize that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who will be referred to as The Rock from here on out because I grew up watching wrestling, is quite possibly the biggest movie star in the world. It’s actually a little bit inspiring; regardless of background, anyone can make it to the top of Hollywood. […]

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Thursday’s Cubs game drew twice the local rating of Bears-Packers

The 2016 Cubs are really the holy grail of sports story. They’re a dominant team with big-name stars and exciting role players, plus an eccentric manager a celebrity GM and, oh yeah, a little curse or something like that. Well, Chicago is certainly paying attention. According to Crain’s Chicago Business, Thursday’s Cubs-Dodgers NLCS Game 5 drew an average […]

Viewing Picks for October 22, 2016

All Times Eastern Bundesliga FC Ingolstadt vs. Borussia Dortmund — FS2, 9:20 a.m. Bayer Leverkusen vs. TSG Hoffenheim — Fox Soccer Plus, 9:20 a.m. Bayern München vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach– FS2, 12:20 p.m. Bundesliga Report: Roots III — FS2, 9 a.m. Bundesliga Highlights Show I — FS2, 9 p.m. College Football Viewing Picks College Hockey Men’s […]


Verne Lundquist will be ‘College GameDay’ guest-picker Saturday in Tuscaloosa

Legendary CBS college football play-by-play man Verne Lundquist is hanging up his microphone after this season, and while he may not receive a Scully-esque retirement tour, he’ll get a pretty good sendoff Saturday morning in Tuscaloosa, when he serves as guest picker on ESPN’s College GameDay. Lundquist and the GameDay crew will both be in Tuscaloosa to watch No. […]


ESPN Ratings Buzz: October 10-16

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 25 (and Select) Programs For searching an event or program on this page, type CTRL-F in your browser (if browser is capable) then type your event/program title in the […]


FS1 showcased tweets ripping Pete Rose during their studio show

One of the more eye-rolling trends on sports telecasts (or anywhere now really) is showcasing random tweets from viewers during coverage. Yes, because we really care about what cutting-edge insights someone with a Twitter handle like @_DEEZ_N8TZ has to share with the world. In the age of social media engagement, it’s what we’ve had to […]

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Drew Sharp, Detroit newspaper columnist, dead at age 56

A Detroit native who stayed home for in essence his entire professional career, Drew Sharp has died at the age of 56. Sharp joined the Detroit Free Press as a beat writer covering high school sports, college, Michigan State in particular and the Detroit Pistons. But it was as a columnist where Sharp gained notoriety and […]

Signage is displayed outside the Google Inc. headquarters in Mountain View, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. Google, owner of the world's most popular search engine, said third-quarter profit increased as businesses spent more on advertising for online consumers. Photographer: Tony Avelar/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Google’s Unplugged streaming service signs CBS, talking to NBC, Fox & Disney

The great OTT content migration continues with news that CBS has signed a deal with Google to provide programming to their new video streaming service called Unplugged. Unplugged is said to be overseen by YouTube content partnership executives but will be a separate service to YouTube or YouTube Red. According to anonymous sources, the deal includes CBS, CBS […]


Viewing Picks for October 21, 2016

All Times Eastern Bundesliga Hamburger vs Eintracht Frankfurt — Fox Soccer Plus, 2:20 p.m. College Basketball Men’s Kentucky Blue-White Scrimmage — SEC Network, 7 p.m. Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Media Day Special — Pac-12 Networks, 1 p.m. College Basketball Live: Pac-12 Media Days — ESPNU, 3 p.m. College Football South Florida at Temple — ESPN, 7 […]

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Watch: Rebecca Lobo drops Trump’s “nasty woman” line on ESPN2

Donald Trump calling Hillary Clinton a “Janet Jackson streams. Now, Rebecca Lobo has brought it to ESPN. During Thursday’s fifth and deciding game of the WNBA Finals between the Los Angeles Sparks and the Minnesota Lynx on ESPN2, play-by-play commentator Ryan Ruocco recapped the impressive stats of Lynx forward Maya Moore, and then Lobo (serving […]