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The MLB Postseason is doing quite well nationally and locally so far

This year’s MLB Postseason was laden with questions. The games, so far, have been spread across four networks, with a fifth (Fox) coming this weekend. However, don’t tell baseball fans that expectations were low, because the games are doing quite well in terms of viewership as the Division Series comes to a close. Through Sunday’s […]

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Dick Vitale inexplicably went to a Britney Spears concert

Just a day ago, I wondered what artist Dick Vitale would be seeing in concert next after his trip to a Rod Stewart show on Thursday night. Well, Dickie V didn’t keep us waiting too long – on Friday night, for whatever reason, he saw Britney Spears in concert. Dickie V’s Twitter game wasn’t completely […]

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Heading into the playoffs, MLB Network had their best ever season

MLB Network has consistently seen their viewership totals tick up in recent years. Heading into their airing of NLDS games this Saturday and Monday, MLB Network is basking in the glow of the best regular season in network history. According to data provided by Nielsen, MLB Network’s primetime game telecasts averaged 279,000 viewers, a 6% […]

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The Fall Experimental Football League will stream games on ESPN3

Who needs more football? Apparently, ESPN does. The Fall Experimental Football League (FXFL) has agreed to a deal with ESPN to air their games on ESPN3 this season. According to SI, the deal was spurred by the NFL wanting to have FXFL game film to evaluate. There is no official affiliation between the NFL and […]

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Here’s how you can legally stream the MLB Postseason

The 2014 MLB Postseason kicks into high gear today, with four games taking place between the American and National League. You might want to watch the games on other devices aside from TV, and good news – this year, you can legally take care of that. Well, kind of. The ALDS and ALCS will exclusively […]

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The Dick Vitale concert tour visits Rod Stewart

The evenings where Dick Vitale tweets about and posts pictures on Instagram from concerts he’s attending remain one of the best thing about the man. This year, Vitale has attended Billy Joel, Barry Manilow, Elton John, and Lionel Richie shows. And now, just days after signing a new contract with ESPN, Vitale was back on […]

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Midwest markets posted highest local MLB ratings this season

Every couple of months, Sports Business Daily releases local MLB ratings data. Because I’m a baseball addict, I love devouring this information and digesting the data. At the All-Star Break, midwest markets were dominating the local ratings among all teams, with the Tigers, Cardinals, Pirates, Reds and Brewers at the top of the mountain. With the […]

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That Gina Carano-Ronda Rousey fight won’t be happening this year

Sorry fight fans – it’s looking more and more like the UFC’s desire to book Ronda Rousey against Gina Carano in a superfight of women’s MMA standouts won’t be happening this year. Carano’s manager Scott Karp told Dave Meltzer of MMA Fighting that Carano is booked to film two movies before the end of the year, […]

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Mitch Williams is suing MLB Network and Deadspin

The last time we heard from old pal Mitch Williams, he had taken a leave of absence from MLB Network following an outburst at his child’s Little League game. After that, all was quiet on the Williams front until this week, when we learned that he was doing the American thing and suing MLB Network […]

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Would a potential tiebreaker game be a ratings mess for MLB?

This coming week, the MLB Postseason starts, with games airing on five different networks over the course of the next month. As a baseball diehard, it’s heaven on Earth. Even with the addition of the second Wild Card, playoff baseball is fantastic to watch, from the first pitch of the first game to the celebrations […]

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ESPN’s NASCAR talent pool is already getting pilfered

After the 2014 NASCAR season concludes, ESPN will be out of the NASCAR game for the time being. Fox retained their rights for 2015 and beyond with their new contract, and NBC swooped in to pick up the rights from ESPN. Needless to say, ESPN’s pool of NASCAR talent is likely going to start getting […]

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The Cubs still don’t have a TV deal for 2015

Last November, the Cubs exercised an option in their contract with WGN to leave the network following the 2014 season. Their TV rights for 70 games went onto the open market, and with the 2014 season winding down, the team still doesn’t have an answer about where those games will be broadcast in 2015 according […]

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The Giants are reportedly boycotting a beat writer

An odd story has popped up in recent days involving the San Francisco Giants. Members of the team are apparently boycotting a beat writer because of something written over the past few days. The nugget came out in an article by Henry Schulman of SFGate. Pagan was not immediately available for comment. Before Bochy spoke, […]

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Brendan Ayanbadejo said everything Ray Lewis should have

While some of the focus during The Ray Rice Dumpster Fire has been on ESPN’s Ray Lewis digging himself a deeper and deeper hole, there’s another former Ravens player that works for a network that’s doing a decent enough job – Brendan Ayanbadejo. The former Baltimore linebacker and special teams ace still didn’t give a […]

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