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NHL shakes up All-Star Game with 3-on-3 tournament: will it be more watchable?

All-Star games across sports have taken plenty of ratings hits recently, especially this year; MLB’s drew a record-low rating, the NFL’s Pro Bowl rating fell, and the NHL and MLS All-Star games also dropped, with the NBA’s game the lone one amongst major North American sports to actually see an increase. Many leagues have tried […]


Nick Saban goes off on media in profane rant, talks about process of marriage

Alabama head coach Nick Saban has had plenty of testy interactions with the media over the years, and those continued this week in advance of the Crimson Tide’s game against FCS school Charleston Southern. Charleston Southern quarterback Austin Brown transferred to the school from the University of Alabama-Birmingham as part of the Blazers’ (brief) elimination […]


FS1 is becoming the ESPN alternative nobody wanted

Back in Fox Sports 1’s early days in 2013, there was a lot of talk about the network as “an alternative to the establishment” (ESPN), but there were also questions about just what that would look like. Two years down the road, FS1 has veered much closer to some of ESPN’s moves than they did […]

Soccer broadcast expulsion

Referee ejects TV commentator for critical comments

It’s not all that rare to see television commentators be critical of officials, but it’s remarkable to see the officials strike back and force a commentator to leave the game over critical comments. That’s what happened Friday in a soccer game in Costa Rica’s second division, though, where the TV broadcast was set up right […]


Alabama’s inclusion in meaningless Week 1 CFP poll is perfect for ESPN

The first official college football playoff committee rankings for 2015 were unveiled Tuesday, and the results are perfect for the ESPN mantra of embracing debate. In particular, the inclusion of Alabama at #4 has been described as “the most buzzed-about and controversial moment of the unveiling“; that puts the Crimson Tide, who lost at home […]