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Week 10 NFL Game Watchability Rankings

Ed Note: Every week our Brad Gagnon breaks down the NFL’s watchability rankings over at our NFL site, This Given Sunday. Check them out each and every week over at TGS. Week 10 in the NFL is here, and you might be entering the weekend with your own preferences regarding which games to focus on, […]

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The amount of NFL primetime blowouts this year is absurd

A month ago, we pointed out that Thursday Night Football games were consistently ending in lopsided fashion. That hasn’t changed much, as three of the five TNF games since then have been decided by 14 or more points. But it turns out CBS and NFL Network aren’t the only outlets getting hit by an unusual […]

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Katy Perry will reportedly perform at the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show

With recent Super Bowl halftime acts like the Black Eyed Peas, Madonna, Beyoncé and Bruno Mars, the NFL has developed a habit of branching from the musical tastes of its core demographic. That trend will reportedly continue in 2015. Pop star Katy Perry has been chosen to perform at this year’s game in Glendale, Ariz. on […]

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Thursday Night Football has a competitiveness problem

Tonight, CBS and NFL Network will air their fourth Thursday night simulcast of the year when the Minnesota Vikings visit the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. When Green Bay hosted the Vikings last year, the game ended in a 26-26 tie. Ties aren’t appealing, but it’s fair to say CBS — which reportedly paid […]

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Could the NFL hit back at ESPN with next year’s Monday Night Football schedule?

When it comes to prime-time NFL games, the broadcast networks get dealt a better hand than ESPN. As the league’s premier package, Sunday Night Football gets better matchups than Monday Night Football. Now that’s been extended to CBS’s Thursday Night Football as well early in the season. But we’ve always basically concluded that said trend was the […]

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Bill Simmons dares ESPN to punish him for ripping Roger Goodell

ESPN’s Bill Simmons sometimes goes off the rails in very un-ESPN-like fashion. As a result, he’s part of a small group of key faces at the Worldwide Leader who are sometimes penalized by their employer for going too far. It’s debatable whether Simmons went too far with his latest diatribe against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell […]

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NFL broadcasters weren’t kidding about using the Redskins name less often

Several notable NFL broadcasters have declared that they’ll no longer use the term “Redskins” while discussing the team on the air, whether it be in the studio or during live games, while several others have at least hinted that they’ll curtail or stop using the name. We’ve put together a list right here. Prior to the […]

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Brandon Marshall is pissed at ESPN regarding his new E:60 feature

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall has some serious baggage. He’s had several brushes with the law, he’s been accused of domestic violence and he suffers from borderline personality disorder. But by all indications, Marshall has turned his life around. He’s kept out of trouble and is now heavily involved in charity while acting as […]

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Video: Mike Tyson cusses out local Toronto news host

I’ve never had a chance to interview anyone as unstable or unpredictable as Mike Tyson, which actually kind of sucks because I strangely feel it would be fun to wind up in a position like the one CP24′s Nathan Downer found himself in Wednesday afternoon. The local Toronto news host was doing a live interview […]

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The list of media members boycotting the Redskins nickname

As more prominent media members opt against using the name of Washington’s football team in their coverage, we’ve decided to start keeping track. This list doesn’t include those who have spoken out against it but haven’t indicated they’ll stop using it (Cris Collinsworth, Bob Costas or Terry Bradshaw, for example). Below you’ll find a collection […]

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Anti-Semitic joke gets longtime Chargers announcer suspended

We all say stupid s—. At least most of us do. I do, that’s for sure. Usually, the stupid s— we say is said with no ill-will, but it’s stupid and offensive nonetheless. Most of the time, when these stupid moments happen, the consequences are limited. That’s because most of us aren’t being recorded by […]

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Jeff Fisher is still pissed at ESPN over that foolish Michael Sam shower report

ESPN has apologized for an embarrassing segment in which reporter Josina Anderson spent over 30 seconds analyzing Michael Sam’s showering habits within the St. Louis Rams’ dressing room, but Rams head coach Jeff Fisher is still pissed. From Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “I’m extremely disappointed in her piece,” Fisher [said] on Wednesday, […]

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This is what happens when multiple MLB teams share a social media guy

Because we’re aware that most pro sports teams now have their own social media teams (or at least solo experts), we had assumed that all of them did. Clearly, that isn’t the case. Because as Marc Normandin at SB Nation points out, on Wednesday, the Toronto Blue Jays’ official Twitter account mistook itself for the Texas Rangers’ […]

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