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ESPN’s Buster Olney will abstain from Hall of Fame voting

Every December into January, the baseball world devolves into chaos because of the release of the annual Hall of Fame ballot. Barbs are thrown, players are broken down, and the whole thing becomes ridiculously repetitive, stressful, and irritating. One man has had enough, at least for this year. ESPN’s Buster Olney will be abstaining from […]

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Torii Hunter calls reporter a prick in first press conference after signing

The Minnesota Twins brought back one of their homegrown heroes this winter, inking outfielder Torii Hunter to a one-year, $10.5 million contract. Hunter is largely expected to retire once the deal is complete, and the Twins expect to use him as a stopgap in the outfield and a mentor to their younger players. Of course, […]

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Dear teenage MLB reporters: please stop

There has been a growing, rage-inducing trend this MLB offseason. Numerous teenage MLB “reporters” are seeping into the fabric of the baseball rumor mill, and making the lives of beat reporters, fans, and national writers very, very difficult. Essentially, what these teens are doing is…well, I can’t even rationalize it, really. They’re throwing rumors pulled […]

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Remembering when ESPN was placing RGIII alongside Hall of Famers

In baseball circles, the phrase “small sample size” is thrown around a lot. What it means is that in a few games, players can vastly over or under perform their true talent level and in time, everything will balance out. However, you can apply that phrase to other sports as well, and one brilliant example […]

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Jamie Moyer leaves Phillies broadcast booth

One of the most improved broadcast teams in all of baseball during the 2014 season belonged to the Philadelphia Phillies. Heading into the season, CSN Philly revamped their booth, ousting long-time broadcasters Gary Matthews and Chris Wheeler. The color commentators to replace the pair alongside returning play-by-play man Tom McCarthy were Jamie Moyer and Matt […]

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49ers CEO Jed York tweeted an apology for his team’s awful performance

The San Francisco 49ers were embarrassed at Levi’s Stadium on Thanksgiving. They got spanked by the Seattle Seahawks 19-3, gaining a total of just 164 yards of offense as the defending champs laid the smack down on their division rivals. Niners CEO Jed York wasn’t happy after the game. This isn’t the first time York […]

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Cricket fans pay Twitter tribute to Phillip Hughes

A tragic story slipped under the radar in America this week. An Australian cricketer named Phillip Hughes died on Thursday after he was hit in the neck with a ball earlier this week. Australian doctor Peter Brukner said the injury suffered by Hughes had only been reported 100 times. The 25-year old immediately underwent surgery and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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