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Peter Gammons wasn’t having any of Chris Russo’s crap

Peter Gammons appeared on the MLB Network program High Heat with Christopher Russo, and the legendary sportswriter wasn’t about to lay down for Russo and take his crap. Gammons was very combative towards Russo during the seven minute segment, burying nearly every Russo point and getting in several snarky replies. The best part had to […]

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The Orioles-Nationals MASN dispute shows no signs of progress

The battle over the Nationals’ TV rights on MASN between the NL East leaders and the AL East leading Orioles isn’t going away any time soon. On Monday, a New York Supreme Court judge extended an injunction that he granted two weeks ago, barring the Nationals from receiving the increased rights fee that a panel […]

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NBC’s EPL coverage is virtually unchanged, and that’s fine

To much fanfare, NBC’s second season of Premier League coverage kicked off on Saturday morning. And with the first weekend in the books (well, aside from Burnley-Chelsea this afternoon), one thing is immediately clear – not much of anything has changed. Quite frankly, that’s perfectly fine. Every year, networks feel the need to retool their coverage […]

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ESPN3 will broadcast the National Buffalo Wing Eating Championship

Gluttony is once again making its way to ESPN, and we couldn’t be any happier. ESPN3 will broadcast the National Buffalo Wing Eating Championship on August 31st at 5 PM, live from Buffalo, NY. Naturally, Joey Chestnut will be competing in the contest, looking to follow up on his amazing, rain-soaked victory in the Nathan’s […]

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Ron Jaworski is a partner in an American football league in China

I don’t think we can really call this a conflict of interest, because I doubt ESPN will spend a second talking about it, but Ron Jaworski is a partner in the launch of the China American Football League, the first football league in the country’s history. The main backer of the project is Marty Judge, […]

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FCC Commissioner speaks out against NFL blackout rules

The battle over the sports blackout rule that primarily affects the NFL has another face weighing in – FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai. Pai is in favor of striking down the rule, clearly making this an “NFL vs FCC” issue as opposed to an “NFL vs angry fans” issue. Some of the comments by Pai fall […]

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The biggest breakout stars of Fox Sports 1′s first year

With the first year anniversary of Fox Sports 1 approaching on Sunday, this week is FS1 Week at Awful Announcing.  Over the course of the next seven days, we’ll analyze the highs and lows of the first twelve months at “the one for fun” and what is in the network’s future.   Some growing pains […]

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New Fox commentator Brady Quinn signs with Dolphins

We’re seeing a lot of athletes that join networks as broadcasters keep the door open for a possible return to the playing field. Mark Mulder tried a comeback with the Angels this spring before injuring himself. Tim Tebow’s ESPN contract reportedly has a clause in it that allows him to leave the network for a possible […]

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ESPN’s Mark Mulder wants to make another comeback

ESPN MLB analyst Mark Mulder isn’t done yet. This spring, the former Athletics ace tore his Achilles tendon during a conditioning drill with the Angels, ending his comeback before it even began. But Mulder was throwing the ball well prior to the injury, and is planning another comeback. I think Mulder is a rising star […]

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David Price’s Tigers debut drew amazing ratings on three networks

David Price made his first start with the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday after getting traded by the Tampa Bay Rays at baseball’s trade deadline. With Price’s Tigers playing the Yankees in New York, you could imagine that there was a high level excitement among baseball fans. But the pure level of excitement may have been […]

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The NFL is lobbying the FCC to keep their blackout rule intact

Prior to the start of this year’s season, the NFL is going after the FCC, attempting to convince the agency not to eliminate a rule that would end attendance-based blackouts. The lobbying effort comes on the heels of a shady attempt to scare fans into believing that the elimination of blackout rules would make fans […]

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Coach Ted Lasso is back promoting the Premier League

Last year before NBC began their Premier League coverage, they rolled out a series of skits starring Jason Sudeikis as Coach Ted Lasso, an American football coach that had just been named the manager of Tottenham Hotspur. The skits were hilarious, and NBC’s Premier League coverage thrived. Going into year two, Lasso is back – […]

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ESPN suspends Dan Le Batard for LeBron James billboard stunt

Dan Le Batard’s purchase of a billboard advertisement in Akron, sending a message to LeBron James from Miami, has resulted in ESPN pulling Le Batard off the air for two days. Here’s the official statement from ESPN. Dan LeBatard will be off the air for two days, returning Monday. His recent stunt does not reflect […]

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