The NFL’s female viewership is actually up in 2014

Remember how all of the NFL’s offseason chaos was going to hurt its popularity among female viewers? Yeah…about that. There hasn’t been any sort of drop in female viewership through ten weeks of the 2014 NFL season. In fact, female viewership is actually *up* across the board. The Sports Business Journal has all of the […]


Dish Network will be dropping every Comcast RSN

If you’re a sports fan that has Dish Network, I have one question for you – why? Dish has been involved in carriage disputes left and right with various national and regional sports networks, and they’ve fired another massive shot at RSNs this week. Dish won’t be carrying *any* Comcast RSNs in the future, according […]


ESPN reportedly suspends Keith Law for Twitter argument with Curt Schilling (UPDATE)

ESPN has reportedly suspended MLB writer Keith Law from Twitter after a contentious argument about evolution with fellow ESPNer Curt Schilling last week. Deadspin initially reported the suspension earlier on Friday evening, and many that read the details felt that his suspension was ridiculous. Law’s Twitter ban apparently began on Wednesday, and will continue through the […]


TNA wrestling is moving to something called Destination America

For the last few months, the future of TNA Impact Wrestling was in question. Contract negotiations with Spike, its current TV home, had gone poorly, and a return to the network seemed doubtful after the beginning of the new year. But on Wednesday, TNA announced their new cable home for 2015: Discovery’s Destination America. Wait […]

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Which Game of Thrones character is your favorite ESPN personality?

Here at Awful Announcing, several of our staffers are huge fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones. And while we’re waiting for Season 5 to premiere in the spring (and The Winds of Winter to get published, which will probably take half a lifetime), we thought it would be fun to compare characters from the show […]

30 For 30

ESPN’s newest 30 for 30: I Hate Christian Laettner

ESPN has typically been scheduling a college basketball 30 for 30 film in the 9 PM timeslot following the announcement of the NCAA Tournament field on Selection Sunday. This is the timeslot that has been home to The Fab Five, Survive and Advance, and Requiem for the Big East. This year, the Selection Sunday timeslot is […]

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ESPN’s Glanville, Acta, Larkin in the running for Rays managerial job

ESPN may be losing yet another talented MLB analyst to the ranks of the league. On Friday, the Tampa Bay Rays interviewed ESPN’s Doug Glanville for their managerial position, the ninth of ten candidates identified by the club this winter as a replacement for new Cubs manager Joe Maddon. On Saturday, they interviewed ESPN’s Barry Larkin, […]


The Cubs may be back on WGN in 2015

With all of the talk about the Chicago Cubs opting out of their WGN deal so that their cable and broadcast TV rights would expire at the same time, the Cubs might end up turning back to their long-time partner. According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, the Cubs and WGN are in talks […]


Kevin Burkhardt joins Fox’s college basketball coverage

The meteoric rise of Kevin Bukhardt at Fox continues. The MLB studio host and NFL on Fox commentator will be working both in the studio and on play-by-play during Fox’s college basketball coverage this year. Familiar names continue to dot Fox’s coverage. The Gus Johnson/Bill Raftery duo returns, while Tim Brando makes his Fox college […]

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Brandon Marshall’s Twitter antics are giving the Bears another distraction

Calling the 2014 season a mess for the Chicago Bears may be an understatement. The team is 3-6, is coming off of back to back slaughters by the Patriots and Packers, and is simply falling apart. Naturally, it’s not enough for the team to be struggling on the field. Brandon Marshall has caused a dust-up […]


College GameDay is heading to the Army-Navy game for the first time ever

In what seems like a shocking piece of news, ESPN’s College GameDay is heading to the Army-Navy Game in Baltimore. The shocking part isn’t that, it’s this – this is the first time ever that GameDay is going to the Army-Navy Game. It’s also the first time that GameDay has broadcast from the state of […]


ESPN hires former UFC fighter, Fox analyst Chael Sonnen

Former UFC fighter and Fox Sports analyst Chael Sonnen is heading back into the TV world. He’s joined ESPN as an analyst, according to a report from the AP. Sonnen will make his ESPN debut on Friday, previewing Saturday night’s UFC 180. He’ll be making frequent appearances on SportsCenter and other ESPN platforms talking MMA. […]

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CBS airs Ravens locker room comments, team not pleased

After the Baltimore Ravens beat the Tennessee Titans 21-7 on Sunday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said some words (as is typical) in the locker room. Some of those words were dedicated to needling Baltimore’s arch-rival, the Pittsburgh Steelers, who lost 20-13 in embarrassing fashion to the Jets a week after destroying the Ravens. The Ravens weren’t […]


Baseball’s gain is the TV viewer’s loss

The long-rumored departure of Fox Sports MLB analyst Gabe Kapler gained even more steam on Thursday when a nugget floated down the Twitter stream stating that Kapler would be joining the Los Angeles Dodgers front office as their farm director. And while Kapler getting back into the game and off our television screens is awesome […]

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Fox Sports/TMZ give credence to crazy Jameis Winston rumors

You know, there’s enough to not like about Jameis Winston without pulling wild rumors out of thin air. The latest controversy that isn’t based in reality? Winston allegedly shaved points during the first half of the Florida State-Louisville game last week. The “story” was first “reported” by an internet gambling writer who has been exposed on multiple occasions. […]