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The good, the bad, and the ugly of the 2014 MLB Postseason

We’ve now entered the worst part of the year for baseball fans – the offseason. No meaningful games will be on TV until April, and all we have to hold us over for the next five months are the Hot Stove season and Spring Training games. However, we can still reflect on a thrilling Postseason, […]

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The Arizona Diamondbacks will be the next MLB team to cash in locally

Congratulations, Arizona Diamonbacks – you’re the latest MLB team to get an infusion of cash thanks to a new local television deal! According to a report from the Arizona Republic, the Diamondbacks are “getting very close” to a 15 or 20 year local TV contract that will “double or maybe triple” the $31 million that […]

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WWE Network posts pitiful third quarter numbers

I don’t want to say that WWE Network is struggling, but the latest subscriber numbers revealed by WWE might be best described as disappointing. Good news: we added 281,000 subscribers! Bad news: we lost 250,000 subscribers! And keep in mind: this quarter was the first in which WWE Network was launched overseas, which resulted in a […]

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Kansas City’s local Postseason ratings have been absurd

The Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants are putting together a pretty entertaining World Series, and while it’s not exactly delivering massive national ratings, the local ratings are doing quite well. The ratings in Kansas City have really stood out thusfar, however. Through three games (excluding Saturday evening’s Game 4, which didn’t have publicly […]

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Frank Thomas – the cheeriest personality in sports television?

Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Thomas has done a pretty decent job in his first year as an MLB analyst for Fox Sports 1. But I’ve noticed something about Thomas in his retirement that I never noticed during his pro career – the man is full of smiles and seems incredibly joyful. It seems like […]

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Could the World Series eventually move to Fox Sports 1?

Could the World Series move to cable in the future? You might scoff at the notion now, but Fox Sports president Eric Shanks didn’t completely debunk the notion in a conference call earlier this week, as reported by Capital New York. “There will be an evolution down the road, maybe,” he said Monday in response […]

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Daniel Cormier is the new full-time UFC Tonight co-host

After Chael Sonnen’s firing  in the summer, the UFC had a spot to fill on the UFC Tonight desk alongside of Kenny Florian. Fox and the UFC used various fighters in the role, and they kept coming back to the same guy – Daniel Cormier. Fox made it official on Monday – Cormier would be […]

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Chris Webber is part of a group that wants to buy the Hawks

Chris Webber wants to follow in the footsteps of former ESPN broadcaster Magic Johnson and buy a chunk of a sports team. But unlike Johnson, Webber is sticking to basketball, and is reportedly targeting the Atlanta Hawks. He posted a note on Twitter Thursday morning about his ownership interests. The Hawks have come under fire in […]

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David Ortiz, Nick Swisher will work as World Series analysts for Fox

Every year, Fox drags a couple of active players into the World Series analyst fray. Last year, A.J. Pierzynski and Jimmy Rollins did some work for Fox, and did a pretty good job. This year, two new players will be working as analysts for Fox during the World Series – David Ortiz and Nick Swisher. Most […]

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TV and Radio Calls Of Travis Ishikawa’s Pennant Winning Homer

The San Francisco Giants are the National League champions for the third time in five years, thanks to a walk off, three-run homer by Travis Ishikawa in the ninth inning. Joe Buck was on the call for Fox, and his call was perfect – a throwback to history. The last time a National League pennant was won with a […]

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Cleveland sports radio host takes Ebola fear-mongering to a new level

We hear the phrase “stick to sports” way too much when a sensitive social situation arises in this country or abroad. Most people just want to use sports as a getaway to escape the serious matters going on in the real world. But in this situation, the “stick to sports” mantra really should apply. Nick […]

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The Royals-Orioles ALCS is doing very well for TBS

When the Orioles and Royals each punched their ticket to the 2014 ALCS, many expected the ratings to be a bloodbath on TBS, especially considering that the network aired a marquee matchup of Cardinals-Dodgers in the 2013 NLCS. Those fears don’t appear to be well-founded through two games, as TBS’s coverage through two games is […]

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