Bill Simmons blasted the San Diego Chargers stadium ballot measure

In the first trailer for Any Given Wednesday, Bill Simmons trotted out his new ability to swear on HBO by proclaiming “I believe that Billionaires should pay for their own fucking football stadiums.” On last night’s episode, Simmons drilled down on that subject further as he strongly made the case why the upcoming ballot measure for a […]


30 for 30 Review – Phi Slama Jama

Directors – Chip Rives Length – 78 minutes without commercials, 90 minutes with. Installment – #85 by my count. ESPN considers this #89 as they count the  OJ documentary as 5 seperate installments (they also don’t count the “suspended” Down In The Valley installment) Most Similar To – The Fab Five, When The Garden Was Eden Grade/Ranking –  High 30’s of 85 installments Review – Here is […]

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 13:  Ereck Flowers #76 of the New York Giants is held by  Rashad Jennings #23 in the fourth quarter during play against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on September 13, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Giants OL Ereck Flowers accused of pushing ESPN reporter Jordan Raanan after rough game

In the wake of their third straight loss, the New York Giants may find themselves with an unwelcome distraction. Dan Duggan of NJ Advance Media reports that Giants offensive tackle Ereck Flowers pushed ESPN reporter Jordan Raanan after a testy exchange. From Duggan’s article shortly after the game: “Flowers was conducting a routine interview with […]


OMG Brent Musburger wore a Tim Tebow Mets jersey!

Oh you clicked on this? Yeah don’t have much for you other than the headline and the photo, but here it goes. Super awesome Brent Musburger — who for some dumb reason announces crappy games on the SEC Network despite being one of ESPN and America’s greatest gifts — dawned SEC Network colleague Tim Tebow’s Mets […]


ESPN’s John Sutcliffe again getting unwanted attention on MNF

Last night, in a rather drab Monday Night Football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears, you may have raised an eyebrow upon hearing the sideline reporting of John Sutcliffe. If you missed it, below is clip of Sutcliffe giving an injury update in the third quarter. There is no way to say it […]


Joe Tessitore, the Tess Effect, and Chaos Theory

Whether or not you have strong feelings about Ashton Kutcher movies, this quote from the beginning of The Butterfly Effect has always intrigued me: “It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly’s wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world.” – Chaos Theory Said another way, a seemingly […]


You bet your ass Chris Berman butchered (probably) his last MNF game

Most believe that last night’s MNF doubleheader was Chris Berman’s last, with his contract winding down at ESPN and the network’s preference to reduce his presence to a more limited emeritus role. Berman calling the second part of the MNF doubleheader has become somewhat of a institution on this site. One follower even said it was […]


“James and the Giant QB” College Football Podcast: Brent Musburger on how ESPN pleaded with him not to do Carl’s Jr. ad with Katherine Webb

It’s been a few months since we’ve done a podcast. While the AA podcast is in limbo, going forward we’ll be presenting Jim Weber’s new podcast project “James and the Giant QB.” We hope you’ll enjoy listening to Jim and Jared going forward. Awful Announcing contributor Jim Weber and former Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen recently […]

Musburger returns

Awesome Brent Musburger had a little flub (still awesome though)

We’re not shy about our feelings for Brent Murburger around these parts. Unfortunately though, we don’t really see much of him as ESPN has banished him to channel 611 on my guide for almost all of football season. Luckily though there are a few weeks a year we get to see Musburger and this is […]