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PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 25:  Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers makes a reception against the Philadelphia Eagles in the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on September 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Your 2016 NFL Week 4 announcing schedule

Thursday, September 29 Miami at Cincinnati, NFLN 8:25 pm – Jim Nantz, Phil Simms & Tracy Wolfson Westwood One- Ian Eagle, Mike Mayock Sunday, October 2 Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville (London), CBS 9:30 am – Greg Gumbel, Trent Green & Jamie Erdahl Westwood One- Wayne Larrivee, Mark Malone Carolina at Atlanta, FOX 1 pm – Dick […]

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 16:  David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates after scoring a run against the New York Yankees  during the sixth inning at Fenway Park on September 16, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Your MLB announcing schedule for 9/27-10/2

Schedule subject to change as networks announce which games with Postseason implications will be airing on Thursday and Friday. Tuesday, September 27 Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees (ESPN2, 7 pm) Karl Ravech, Eduardo Perez, Rick Sutcliffe Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals (MLBN, 8 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Mariners at Astros] Wednesday, September […]

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“James and the Giant QB” College Football Podcast: PJ Fleck once shaved a kicker’s mullet

Awful Announcing contributor Jim Weber and former Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen recap Week 4 of the 2016 college football season. That includes Les Miles’ latest disastrous clock management vs. Auburn (1:30), Tennessee’s Jekyll & Hyde act this season (4:45), whether Georgia is already regretting the decision to Mark Richt (8:00), Brian Kelly throwing his Notre Dame […]

PROVO, UT - SEPTEMBER 17: Quarterback Josh Rosen #3 of the UCLA Bruins looks to pass the ball in the first quarter against the Brigham Young Cougars at LaVell Edwards Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Provo, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images)

Your 2016 Week 4 college football announcing schedule

Thursday, September 22 7:30 PM- Clemson at Georgia Tech (ESPN) Dave Flemming, Jesse Palmer, Laura Rutledge (ESPN Radio) Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons Friday, September 23 7:30 PM- Wyoming at Eastern Michigan (CBSSN) Ben Holden, Sed Bonner 8 PM- TCU at SMU (ESPN) Adam Amin, Mack Brown, Dawn Davenport 9 PM- USC at Utah […]

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Red Barber and the empty Yankee Stadium – September 22, 1966

An empty Yankee Stadium and Red Barber’s firing: The conventional belief of the last fifty years isn’t accurate. The incident alone didn’t lead to the broadcast pioneer’s firing. After 67 years behind the Dodgers’ mike, Vin Scully, 88, is retiring to a flood of heartfelt tributes. But 50 years ago this month, his mentor and […]

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 18: Quarterback Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys passes against the Washington Redskins in the first quarter at FedExField on September 18, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

Your 2016 NFL Week 3 announcing schedule

Thursday Sep. 22 Houston at New England, CBS | NFLN 8:25 pm – Jim Nantz, Phil Simms & Tracy Wolfson Westwood One – Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli Sunday, Sep. 25 Arizona at Buffalo, FOX 1 pm – Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston & Laura Okmin Minnesota at Carolina, FOX 1 pm – Chris Myers, Ronde Barber […]

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Your MLB announcing schedule for 9/21-26

Wednesday, Sep 21 Toronto Blue Jays at Seattle Mariners (MLBN 3:30 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Astros at A’s] Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles (ESPN 7 pm) Karl Ravech, Eduardo Perez, Dallas Braden San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers (ESPN 10 pm) Jon Sciambi, Rick Sutcliffe, Doug Glanville Thursday, Sep 22 Boston Red Sox […]

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“James and the Giant QB” College Football Podcast: Keith Jackson on retirement and his career

Awful Announcing contributor Jim Weber and former Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen recap Week 3 of the 2016 college football season. That includes Lamar Jackson’s mind-boggling September & Michael Vick comparisons (1:00), Bobby Petrino & Art Briles (7:30), Kentucky’s win (13:30), the recent trend of players “pulling a DeSean Jackson” and dropping the ball at the […]

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Twitter’s NFL live stream does the job, doesn’t reinvent the wheel

When Twitter shockingly won the bid for the NFL’s Thursday Night Football streaming rights earlier this year, the main question (aside from how much they paid) was “how are they going to do this?” Twitter made its streaming debut for last night’s Jets-Bills game, and the results were…well, they were fine, which is really all […]

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Surprise! Thursday Night Football not available for streaming on Sling, PS Vue

Plenty was made of Twitter’s live streaming debut of Thursday Night Football heading into the Jets-Bills game on Thursday night. But Sling and Playstation Vue customers who bought NFL Network and expected to watch the game on either of those platforms were dealt a rude awakening on Thursday night – the game, and all Thursday […]

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 3:  J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes throws a pass during the second quarter of the game against the Bowling Green Falcons on September 3, 2016 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Your 2016 Week 3 college football announcing schedule

Thursday, September 15 7:30 PM- Houston at Cincinnati (ESPN) Dave Flemming, Jesse Palmer, Laura Rutledge 7:30 PM- UAPB at Alcorn State (ESPNU) Eric Clemons, Jay Walker Friday, September 16 7 PM- Rhode Island at Harvard (ASN) Dave Armstrong, Rich Baldinger 8 PM- Baylor at Rice (ESPN) Adam Amin, Mack Brown, Molly McGrath 9 PM- Arkansas […]

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 11:  Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears stretches before playing against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

Your 2016 NFL Week 2 announcing schedule

Thu, Sep. 15 N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, CBS/NFLN 8:25 pm – Jim Nantz, Phil Simms & Tracy Wolfson Westwood One- Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli Sun, Sep. 18 San Francisco at Carolina, FOX 1 pm – Chris Myers, Ronde Barber & Jennifer Hale Baltimore at Cleveland, CBS 1 pm – Carter Blackburn, Chris Simms Tennessee at […]

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10:  Jacoby Ellsbury #22 of the New York Yankees celebrates his sixth inning two run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays with teammate Gary Sanchez #24 at Yankee Stadium on September 10, 2016 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Your MLB announcing schedule for 9/13-19

Tue, Sep 13 Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Yankees (MLBN, 7 pm) Matt Vasgersian, Jim Kaat [alt: Orioles at Red Sox] Wed, Sep 14 Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals (MLBN, 1:30 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Rays at Jays] New York Mets at Washington Nationals (MLBN, 4:30 pm – JIP) Local Broadcast [alt: Padres […]

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“James and the Giant QB” College Football Podcast: Yes, Gus Johnson Is Open To Broadcasting March Madness Over the Internet

Awful Announcing contributor Jim Weber and former Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen are back to recap Week 2 of the college football season, including whether the Central Michigan-Oklahoma State finish should be overturned, the crazy double-overtime thriller between Arkansas and TCU and the weekly “Ask Jared?” segment. They are then joined by FOX Sports’ Gus Johnson, […]

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 15:  Fans support the Denver Broncos as they face the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 15, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Chiefs defeated the Broncos 29-13.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

NFL viewership slipping among females of most demographics

For the last fifteen years, the NATIONAL FOOTBA… sorry, the NFL has been the beneficiary of tremendous growth in television viewership, much in large part of the growth of the female fan base. Week after week, you’ve seen reports of how “the NFL is king” to the point that even saying the words “the NFL […]

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