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How these 11 College Teams Got their Nicknames.

College teams’ nicknames almost always are the schools’ calling card to their fans. Players may be the stars that attract most of them to the game, but team nicknames gives a level of identity to most of them even when they are no longer playing in college. Michael Jordan will always be a Tar Heel, […]

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Your NFL Preseason National TV Schedule

IF there is a preseason before the NFL season next year, here are the games you’ll be able to see on television.  The Bears and Rams will open up with the “hypothetical” Hall of Fame Game, and your MNF crew lead telecasts will be SEA-SD, NYJ-HOU, CHI-NYG and WAS-BAL.  Here are the rest of the […]

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MLB Retiree Jamie Moyer Joins ESPN

I’m counting the seconds until ESPN hires Bruce Pearl as an analyst, but in the meantime word has come down that the “Leader” has hired the age defying Jamie Moyer as an analyst for Baseball Tonight.  Via ESPN PR…. Former Major League Baseball pitcher Jamie Moyer, a 24-year Major League veteran, has joined ESPN as […]

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Jalen Rose (Retroactively) Arrested For DUI

What a crazy month it has been for Jalen Rose.  First, the reviews for “Fab Five” are through the roof, then comes the “Uncle Tom”/Grant Hill fallout, and now he’s being arrested.  But wait, that timeline is off because he’s being charged with DUI from an accident on March 11th.  Via TMZ…. Law enforcement sources […]

Gus IS Human, Flubs Last Second Call

Oh no.  It’s the moment that all Gus fans have dreaded.  “Rise and Fire” himself botched a call at the end of a Tournament game…… GASP!!!  At the end of regulation during the BYU-Florida game this evening, Gus asked his partners if BYU should foul.  This would have been fine if the game wasn’t knotted […]

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Poynter Review Releases First ESPN Article

I get that ESPN is moving away from having an independent Ombudsman, and I know what the Poynter Institute is, but I’m still not quite sure what they’re doing with these monthly articles.  And their first column didn’t help me in that regard.  The duo of McCombs and McBride (sounds like a law firm) decided […]

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NCAA Tournament Schedule Released (Sort Of)

It’s not the list of announcers or where they’ll be, in fact it may be stuff you’ve already seen, but here is the breakdown of the four channels that will be featuring the expanded field this year.  I warn you that it’s highly confusing so try and keep up! Tuesday, March 15th (First Four)Game One  […]

Urban Meyer To Shun Family For Job At ESPN

In a move, that came as somewhat of a surprise, Urban has signed on to be an analyst for ESPN next College Football season.  Urban will be utilized mainly on shows like College Football Live, but will also be calling one game a week for the “Leader”.  Via ESPN…. As part of the agreement, Meyer […]

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ESPN Releases Early Sunday Night Baseball Schedule

It’s still hard to believe that we will be without Jon Miller and Joe Morgan on Sunday nights this season, but I honestly think it’s for the best.  As much as I like Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser though, I’m undecided about the addition of Bobby Valentine to the crew.  I’m thinking that his first […]

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Your BCS National Championship Full Day Schedule

The time has come, folks.  It’s the time of year when the National Championship teams, who’ve been waiting six weeks, finally suit up and head onto the field in Glendale, Arizona to decide who goes on to play TCU on computer simulations throughout the country!  This year the game is on ESPN, and like all […]

Your 2010-2011 NFL Divisonal Round Playoffs Schedule

SATURDAY, JAN. 15 No. 5 Baltimore Ravens (13-4) at No. 2 Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4)Heinz Field, 4:30 p.m. ET, CBS(Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf) SUNDAY, JAN. 16 No. 6 New York Jets (12-5) at No. 1 New England Patriots (14-2)Gillette Stadium, 4:30 p.m. ET, CBS(Jim Nantz, Phil Simms) SATURDAY, JAN. 15 No. 6 Green Bay Packers (11-6) […]

It Might Be Time To Give Up On Pro Crews Doing College Games, ESPN

I absolutely love ESPN3, MLBTV, NBATV, etc. They give you access to games that aren’t on regular cable, and most contests are even in better quality than those through craptastic Comcast. How they charge 200 something dollars for NBATV, but can’t give you any of the game in HD is beyond me. Anyways, there’s also […]

Your 2010-2011 NFL Playoffs Announcing Schedule

AFC wild-card round SATURDAY, JAN. 8 No. 6 New York Jets (11-5) at No. 3 Indianapolis Colts (10-6)Lucas Oil Stadium, 8 p.m. ET, NBC(Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Andrea Kremer) SUNDAY, JAN. 9 No. 5 Baltimore Ravens (12-4) at No. 4 Kansas City Chiefs (10-6)Arrowhead Stadium, 1 p.m. ET, CBS(Jim Nantz, Phil Simms) AFC divisional round […]

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ESPN News Anchor Allegedly Suspended For Plagiarism

  According to Fanhouse, ESPN News anchor Will Selva has been put on the shelf for copying almost an entire preview from the Orange County Register.  Selva stole the piece from Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register for a preview of the Lakers-Spurs game on Tuesday, and has since apologized and allegedly been suspended […]

Miami Still Interested In Prying Gruden Away From MNF

John Gruden has been a pleasant surprise on Monday Night Football, but he might be heading back to school before next season.  The University of Miami is pulling out all the stops in trying to hire the former coach who says that he is happy where he is.  Via ESPN…. A source close to the […]

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