SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 28:  Hyun Soo Kim #25 of the Baltimore Orioles hits a two-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on June 28, 2016 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Korean announcers go crazy for Hyun-Soo Kim’s home run

It’s always interesting to see how announcers from different parts of the world call certain events, such as Iceland’s Gudmundur Benediktsson, or England’s Ian Darke and Steve McManaman, or Canada’s Harnarayan Singh and his Punjabi calls. The latest fun one is from Tuesday, and has these Korean broadcasters calling Hyun-Soo Kim’s second home run of […]

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 22:  Iceland players celebrate with their fans after victory in the UEFA EURO 2016 Group F match between Iceland and Austria at Stade de France on June 22, 2016 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

99.8 percent of TV viewers in Iceland tuned in to see them beat England

We’ve seen plenty of impressive sports TV ratings lately, but it’s hard to imagine a better share than what Icelandic TV notched for their broadcast of Iceland’s win over England in the Euro 2016 Round of 16 Monday. According to Spanish newspaper AS, 99.8 percent of TVs in Iceland were tuned to that game: Iceland’s […]

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Candace Parker and Holly Rowe have emotional moment remembering Pat Summitt

Famed Tennessee basketball coach Pat Summitt’s passing Tuesday morning made a huge impact on the world of sports, with many of those who she had coached and interacted with weighing in with tributes. Tuesday night’s WNBA game between the Los Angeles Sparks and the Dallas Wings on ESPN2 saw another memorable tribute, with L.A. star […]

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Yahoo’s The Vertical will do a streaming NBA free agency show June 30

The Vertical’s inaugural NBA draft show was a substantial success, pulling in over 3.7 million views with an average of 34 minutes of watch time per user, and the company has now announced that they plan to reprise that approach for June 30’s free agency deadline. Adrian Wojnarowski told Awful Announcing last week he was […]

MIAMI - OCTOBER 23:  Recording artist Yanni performs the National Anthem prior to game five of the Major League Baseball World Series between the New York Yankees and the Florida Marlins on October 23, 2003 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Alan Diaz-Pool/Getty Images)

NBC will use Yanni theme at British Open, thrilling some golf fans

Specific theme music for sports events matters for many fans, as exemplified by 2012’s controversy about the lack of “Roundball Rock” at the Olympics, or the 2008 controversy about CTV/TSN buying the longstanding Hockey Night In Canada theme, or the regular controversies about Sunday Night Football and One Shining Moment. The latest move on that […]

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R.J. Bell and threaten Deadspin with Hulk Hogan’s lawyer

Prominent Los Angeles-based lawyer Charles Harder, who represents Hulk Hogan in his suit against Gawker (with funding from Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel) and represents several other plaintiffs suing Gawker Media, is now representing Randall James Busack (who goes by “R.J. Bell” and tweeted a link Monday to a Scribd version of a letter […]