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The Daily Fantasy blitzkrieg is just beginning

For sports fans who have thus far abstained from participating in daily fantasy, I imagine you feel similar to myself in that the mammoth onslaught of advertising feels similar to high school peer pressure. If you’re hoping that the industry will throttle down its ultra aggressive and ultra targeted user acquisition spree, I have bad news: It’s […]

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More Details Emerge On 5 Hour OJ Simpson 30 For 30

On Tuesday, we shared the news that it appeared that ESPN was looking to do a 5 hour (you heard that right) 30 for 30 on OJ Simpson. Details were scant at the time but since then Awful Announcing has learned more about the project, most specifically the film’s director. We’ve heard Ezra Edelman is at […]

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30 For 30 Review – Sole Man

Director – Jon Weinbach and Dan Marks Length – 90 minutes with commercial (77 minutes without) Installment – #72 of 30 for 30/ESPN Films series Most Similar To – Broke, Big Shot, The Legend Of Jimmy The Greek Grade/Ranking – high 40’s out of 72 Review –  ESPN has turned a bit of a new leaf with the release of Sole Man as for the […]

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Tiger Woods Swears At Himself After Errant Tee Shot At Masters

Well that headline pretty much says it all. Below a clip of Tiger calling himself a “dumbass” after slicing his tee shot on the 15th hole. This is newsworthy (it’s not really) because a) it’s funny b) it’s Tiger c) ESPN aired it which is fine. I have no idea if “dumbass” is allowed on […]

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Bay Area’s Preeminent Broadcaster, Lon Simmons, Passes Away

Lon Simmons, the man with the seminal voice that created one of baseball’s greatest broadcasting duos with Russ Hodges and went on to serve as one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s preeminent broadcasters for the better part of four decades, passed away on Sunday at the age of 91. Born in Vancouver, Washington on July 19, […]

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Championship Voting For Announcer Cameo Bracket

Some surprises along the way as fourteen announcer cameos have been discarded as inferior in our bracket.  Left for your consideration are Bob Uecker as Harry Doyle in Major League pitted against Verne Lundquist in Happy Gilmore. Uecker and Major League’s path to the championship has been smooth sailing, crushing noteworthy announcing cameos from Tin Cup, Rocky […]

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Final Four Voting For Announcer Cameo Bracket

The competition has been whittled down to four after a round of voting that saw two close races as well as the continued dominance of Bob Uecker’s performance in Major League. Advancing to the Final Four we have: – Bob Uecker as Harry Doyle in Major League advancing 97% to 3% over Barry Tompkins in Rocky IV. […]

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Second Round Voting For Announcer Cameo Bracket

Well we thought we were going to keep the voting open a little longer but the first round yielded very little bracket busting drama. Advancing to our Elite Eight on one side of the bracket we have: Bob Uecker as Harry Doyle in Major League with a whooping 98% of the vote over Jim Rome and Chris […]

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Hall of Fame writer Nick Peters dies at 75

The sports writing world lost a titan on Monday night. Nick Peters, the Hall of Fame baseball writer who covered the San Francisco Giants for nearly 50 years, died at his home after a long illness. He was 75. “The Greek” as Peters was affectionately known started covering the Giants in 1961. He served as […]

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First Round Voting For Announcer Cameo Movie Bracket

Yesterday we announced the announcer cameo movie bracket. Now it’s time to vote. Matchups and clips are below. Feel free to go back to the announcement to re-read the rules but if you’re in a hurry, the criteria is as follows: “The cameo that added the most added value to the movie in question. Not the […]

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Announcing The Announcer Cameo Movie Bracket Challenge

Given that it’s March and we’re a website, we brainstormed some fun bracket ideas. Unfortunately most fell short of what would be a worthy concept for this site. Luckily I remembered an idea we had a few years ago to rank the best announcer cameo rankings that unfortunately never materialized. So with that in mind, we’ve gone […]

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In search of programming identity, networks opening up to digital personalities

With the surge of new sports networks over the last decade has come the difficult challenge of filling a channel with up to 24 hours of programming in lieu of live event rights on any given day. Typically networks have utilized three core strategies in finding low rent programming options. 1- Simulcasting popular radio shows. […]

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30 For 30 Review – I Hate Christian Laettner

Director – Rory Karpf (director of 30 for 30, Tim Richmond: To The Limit, and 30 for 30 Short, Silver Reunion, among many other ESPN projects. Length – 90 minutes with commercial (77 minutes without) Installment – #71 of 30 for 30/ESPN Films series Most Similar To – Brian And The Boz, The Marinovich Project Grade/Ranking – Mid teens out of 71 Review –  ESPN has […]

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