NBCSN will unveil Premier League Breakaway on New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day is an awesome day for Premier League fans, just like it’s an awesome day for college football fans. Every Premier League team will play to kick off 2015, with eight matches taking place in the 10 AM timeslot. Instead of simply picking one game to air and shuffling the other seven off […]


The revolving door keeps turning – Barry Larkin leaves ESPN

ESPN has been bleeding MLB analysts in recent years – it seems like every couple of months, someone new heads to greener pastures. The latest name to join the fray – Barry Larkin, who is done with the network. A report from The Big Lead indicates that Larkin is yearning to get a job within […]

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Tim Howard of Everton looks dejected during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Swansea City at Goodison Park on November 01, 2014 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

Tim Howard backtracks on scathing comments about Brad Friedel

US Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard is backtracking on some controversial comments he made about new Fox analyst (and former Howard teammate/rival) Brad Friedel in his autobiography, The Keeper. In the book, Howard claimed that Friedel blocked his move from MLS to Manchester United in 2003. Friedel vehemently denied the charges, saying that he refused […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 14:  Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins runs off the field after a play against the New York Giants during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 14, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

RGIII is bailing on social media for the rest of the season

If you follow Robert Griffin III on Twitter, or liked his Facebook page, I’ve got some bad news for you – he’s going radio silent for the rest of the season. Griffin’s been quiet on social media since Thanksgiving, and that silence is apparently going to be extending for the next two-plus weeks as well. […]


Talk radio host scoffs at Phillies fan battling cancer featured on Ellen (UPDATED)

We generally don’t dive too deep into the world of talk radio because quite frankly, it’s hazardous to our health. But in this situation, we felt like we had to make an exception. On Monday’s episode of Ellen, Phillies second baseman Chase Utley surprised a fan named Julie Kramer, who is fighting a battle with cancer. […]


OWN’s Michael Sam documentary will air on December 27th

Earlier this year, plans were announced by OWN for a Michael Sam reality series, following the Rams draft pick through training camp as the league’s first openly gay player. The series was quashed shortly after the announcement because of Sam’s desire to focus on football. With the season wrapping up, and Sam languishing in free agency […]


The SEC on CBS dominated college football yet again

The SEC’s domination of the college football landscape isn’t exactly a secret, but the degree to which the SEC wipes the floor with other conferences on television is staggering. And this isn’t just an ESPN thing either – for the sixth straight season, the SEC on CBS was the highest-rated regular season college football package […]

ESPN, other networks request dismissal of college athlete lawsuit

To the shock of absolutely no idea, ESPN, Fox, NBC, WME, and IMG have requested that a lawsuit filed in October by ten college football and basketball players is dismissed. The lawsuit filed by the athletes alleges that the networks “have profited from the broadcast and use of Student Athletes’ names, likenesses and images without the […]


Tim Brando is furious about Shreveport getting slighted

Fox broadcaster Tim Brando is a proud resident of Shreveport, Louisiana. Shreveport is the home of the Duck Commander Independence Bowl (boy, is that a mouthful), which will pit South Carolina against Miami on December 27th. Apparently during the Paul Finebaum Show on Friday, one of Finebaum’s producers took some shots at the town. Brando […]

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 03:  Joe Maddon (C) is introduced as the Chicago Cubs new manager with Cubs President Theo Epstein (R) and General Manager Jed Hoyer during a press conference on November 3, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs agree to deal with ABC-owned WLS-7

The Chicago Cubs may finally have a solution for some of their homeless games during the 2015 season and beyond. The team finished off a deal with WLS-7, Chicago’s local ABC affiliate, to air 25 games a year starting in 2015 and continuing through the 2019 season. The 2019 expiration is important, because it continues to sync up with the […]


MLB Network’s The Third Team helps humanize umpires

The umpiring crew. When they’re doing their jobs properly, you don’t notice them. When they screw up, they’re raked through the coals and blasted by fans. MLB Network’s documentary The Third Team: All-Access 2014 World Series (airing December 12th at 9 PM ET) does a great job at showing that baseball’s umpires are human and […]

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SportsNet LA doesn’t sound like it has a future on DirecTV

If you’re a Dodgers fan in Los Angeles, watching the club was a chore in 2014 because of DirecTV’s refusal to pick up their new SportsNet LA RSN. And unfortunately for those Dodgers fans with DirecTV, you might not be seeing the team much in 2015 either. DirecTV doesn’t seem very keen on picking up […]


Is UFC’s signing of CM Punk a guaranteed slam dunk?

The MMA world was set abuzz on Saturday night, but not because of the two title fights that headlined UFC 181. Yeah, the successful title defense by Anthony Pettis and controversial title win by Robbie Lawler generated discussion, but the real talking point that came out of the evening was the announcement that the UFC […]


A second baseball writer is abstaining from Hall of Fame voting

Last week, we brought you the story that ESPN’s Buster Olney would abstain from voting on the Baseball Hall of Fame this year due to a backlog in candidates and the Hall’s refusal to remove the ten player cap on ballots. My general conclusion was that while Olney was going down the right path with […]


Senators are urging the NFL to drop their blackout rule

Just because the FCC voted to stop enforcing the NFL’s blackout policy earlier this fall doesn’t mean that blackouts are dead. They haven’t come into play at all this year, but are still alive and well, written into the league’s contracts with its various television providers. Now, senators from both parties are urging the league […]