Paul Finebaum leaves

Paul Finebaum suddenly leaves mid-show, Peter Burns steps in (updated)

The Paul Finebaum Show on ESPN Radio and SEC Network saw something highly unusual Tuesday afternoon, with host Paul Finebaum perhaps seeming ill and cutting off a caller midsentence, then the show going to an extended commercial break and a replay of some of Monday’s content, and then Peter Burns stepping into Finebaum’s chair without […]

DirecTV Now outage MSNBC

Upset DirecTV Now customers denied refunds take their case to the FCC

AT&T’s streaming service DirecTV Now has had plenty of issues in its first few months, from not gaining rights to CBS to not showing local regional sports network games to blacking out NFL games to having major crashes and outages to regular login issues or unavailable channels for many of its users. However, the company […]


Live from the Super Bowl, it’s…NASCAR Race Hub?

Airing studio shows from the Super Bowl’s host city is a time-honored tradition, one that’s been done by everything from radio shows to SportsCenter to Whitlock’s House Party By The Bay. All of those other shows were either football-focused or general sports, though; FS1 is making a different move this year, announcing Monday that one […]

First Take Your Take winners

Meet the fans who will embrace debate on First Take this week

Who’s ready to watch fans debate Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman on ESPN’s First Take? The First Take, Your Take contest, which was announced back in October, has revealed its winners, Chrystal Stone of New York City and Mikal Goodman of Miami. They’ll appear on the show Tuesday and Wednesday respectively (Jan. 17 and […]

Meathead Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe blasts DirecTV as “Screwed-Over Rob Lowe”

Rob Lowe has been a prominent DirecTV spokesman, but he’s also a big football fan, and the latter role appears to be taking precedence for him at the moment. Lowe absolutely unleashed on DirecTV in a tweet barrage Saturday: What’s at issue here? It looks like it’s a carriage dispute between DirecTV and multiple Palm […]

Jose Mourinho phone press conference

Jose Mourinho answers reporter’s phone during press conference

Reporters using their phones to record a press conference is nothing new, but sadly, neither is one of said reporters forgetting to silence their phone and having a coach answer it mid-conference as a result. Coaches from Rick Pitino to Pat Fitzgerald to Bryan Harsin have done this, and the trend’s now spreading overseas, with the […]

Kate Abdo Fox

Fox has hired Kate Abdo, but hasn’t officially announced it

On one level, Fox’s hiring of Kate Abdo as a soccer studio host seems like a relatively big deal. Abdo did a solid job as a guest host during the network’s FIFA Women’s World Cup coverage in 2015, and she’s well-known for her work with Sky Sports, Sky Deutschland and CNN. However, days after Fox […]