In an era of budget cuts and rising costs, how can networks streamline without losing viewers?

In some ways, it’s the best of times and the worst of times for sports broadcasters right now. Many live sporting events are drawing remarkable ratings, and are proving incredibly valuable to advertisers as content people will watch live without skipping through the commercials, so sports content is bringing substantial revenue in for many broadcasters […]

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ESPN blasted for tweeting and televising sexist GameDay sign

College GameDay’s long been known for showing off the signs fans bring, but one of those signs is bringing some heat onto ESPN. At Saturday’s GameDay in Tuscaloosa, an Alabama fan held up a sign stating “Ole Miss Girls Are Easier Than Their Out-Of-Conference Schedule.” Offensive signs aren’t exactly unknown at GameDay, but it’s rare […]


The Muppets are coming to ESPN NFL Countdown

It looks like ESPN’s added a few more faces to their vast lineup of NFL analysts, but these ones are a little unusual. In some Disney cross-network synergy, The Muppets will be appearing on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown this week ahead of their primetime relaunch on ABC Tuesday night. According to ESPN PR, they’ll be working […]

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talks during a press conference at the Hilton Hotel on September 19, 2014 in New York City. Goodell spoke about the NFL's failure to address domestic violence, sexual assault and drug abuse in the league.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The NFL isn’t just surviving Roger Goodell’s ineptitude, it’s somehow thriving

By many measures, the last several years have been disastrous for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The league’s handling of the concussion crisis took plenty of fire, eventually leading to a $765 million lawsuit settlement that was later uncapped and boosted (but still is facing appeals). Their handling of the Ray Rice incident and the ongoing controversy over their […]

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Jay and Dan send off Mike Francesa in style

Mike Francesa announced Wednesday that he would be ending his simulcast relationship with Fox, so what better time for polite colleagues and sometimes–Francesa–foils Dan O’Toole to say goodbye to him? That’s exactly what they did on Wednesday night’s Fox Sports Live: We will miss you Mike Francesa! Love,