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Jeopardy! contestants lack Big Ten knowledge

I’ll take “Trick Questions for 2000, Alex.” For many of us, the nightly Jeopardy! episode is the hope to guess a few Shakespeare-based questions correctly and hope for some sports categories. But for the three contestants, the sports category was their worst nightmare, a nuisance in place of botanical questions. Here’s the one they got […]

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Kings fan wears heels on ice, regrets it

Wearing high heels onto ice is not advisable. L.A. is very much a hockey town, with very loyal, committed fans. This team and its fans fought through decades of hardship, the arrival and departure of Wayne Gretzky and these jerseys to win two Stanley Cups in three seasons. While the interviews and celebrations were happening […]

Mississippi sportswriter fired for besmirching Louisiana

Matthew Stevens, former Mississippi State beat writer for the Columbus, Miss. Commercial Dispatch, was fired on Monday morning after he aired some grievances about Lafayette, La. on his radio show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZftRWtOrZt8 Stevens apparently had a miserable time covering baseball in Louisiana, so bad that he spent a solid five minutes with his show’s co-host crafting […]

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Network misses final game of French Open, and it wasn’t NBC!

Some things in sports television are sacred: Portraying the action to the fullest extent; airing a gratuitous amount of beer commercials; going to commercial after every punt and/or kickoff; and, most importantly, staying with a game or match until the final conclusion. Leaving the scene of an event is acceptable only in the case of […]

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SEC Nation talent lineup includes Tim Tebow and Paul Finebaum

Coming this fall, there will be another traveling college football pregame show to pretend to watch while College Gameday is on. “SEC Nation” on the yet-to-be-launched SEC Network, will seemingly compete with its fellow ESPN college football road show, but only travel to SEC locations. Launching Aug. 14, the long-rumored talent lineup was officially announced […]

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ESPN Death Star has grand opening ceremony

Keeping up appearances in the sports media world is a necessary and expensive undertaking. Doing so with an ever-crowding field of competitors makes it even more vital to a network’s success. ESPN held a grand opening ceremony for its new 194,000-sq. foot Digital Center 2 – or DC-2 – on Monday, making the $178 million […]

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Nick Saban tells reporter “kiss my ass”

The college football offseason for Nick Saban is strenuous, but necessary. He temporarily removes the football coach hat and puts on his political hairpiece. Traveling around Alabama and the surrounding states on his whirlwind Crimson Caravan tour, Saban makes appearances at benefit dinners, hotel events, even golf tournaments, answering reporters’ questions at every turn because […]

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NBC posts record ratings for EPL Championship Sunday

NBC has taken good care of the English Premier League this season, giving it a reliable home where it can be appreciated and broadcast without interruption. To finish a season of stellar production value, NBC Sports went wild with the final Sunday – the only day in which every team plays at the same exact […]

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Video: Regis Philbin pies Katie Nolan

Just last week we sadly learned that Fox Sports 1′s oddball show Crowd Goes Wild is ending its run on May 8. But just to give its fans a nice sending off, they had Regis Philbin throw pies into the faces of Katie Nolan and Peter Schrager if they spelled a former NFL Draft pick’s […]

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The distribution fight over SEC Network is getting ugly

With the SEC Network premiere date looming ever closer, the cable and satellite providers who have yet to sign on seem to be getting nervous. A new ad campaign called “SEC Fans First” surfaced on Outkick the Coverage before it was supposed to go public, depicting a sad grandma saying she won’t be allowed to watch […]

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Is college football in Mexico City coming soon thanks to ESPN?

The four major professional sports do it, and now more major college football teams are thinking about playing international games. The concept is not uncommon in college football with Notre Dame playing Navy in Dublin, Ireland and Penn State playing there later this year, but according to ESPN president John Skipper, the network has held […]

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SEC Network releases commercials for every school, here are the best

Announcing a new network is one thing, but getting the word out is another. The ESPN-affiliated SEC Network launches on Aug. 14, the first day of the college football season. The network unveiled 14 school-specific ads, showcasing something special about each institution. Each of these 14 ads will run in the regional area of the schools, […]

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Draft Day delivers disappointing numbers at the box office

The mildly anticipated film Draft Day hit theaters this weekend, and it made $9.8 million at the box office. This can be seen with two different perspectives: 1) For a film with a surprisingly small budget of $20, a near-$10 million opening weekend isn’t bad; or 2) Kevin Costner can no longer carry a film […]

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AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb will be married on reality TV

Because being drafted into the NFL Draft isn’t distracting enough, former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron and his fiancee, model and Brent Musberger favorite Katherine Webb are reportedly shooting a reality show leading up to their wedding. The Auburn Plainsman newspaper reported that the couple has been filming the show for weeks now, even capturing the […]

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Video: Game of Thrones Sportscast

We’ve had a Seinfeld-themed nightly news sports segment, and a rap one, and one in which former Louisville sports anchor Adam Lefkoe dropped the names of 31 wrestlers. These viral sensations helped Lefkoe leave his post in Louisville and move on up to making videos with Bleacher Report. In a change of pace, with much […]

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