DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots congratulates  Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos after the Broncos defeated the Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Your NFL Conference Championship Weekend Announcing Schedule

NFL Playoffs AFC Championship Game The NFL Today, CBS 2 pm New England Patriots at Denver Broncos (CBS 3:05 pm) Jim Nantz, Phil Simms & Tracy Wolfson Westwood One Radio: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Dan Fouts & Mark Malone Streaming: CBS ​NFC Championship Game FOX NFL Sunday, FOX 6 pm Arizona Cardinals at Carolina […]


Mike Francesa is done with WFAN at the end of 2017

Mike Franecsa’s tenure with WFAN will conclude at the end of 2017, according to the Sports Pope himself. Francesa appeared on Katie Nolan’s Garbage Time podcast this week, and in an excerpt released on Tuesday night, he broke the news that he’d be leaving WFAN when his contract expired at the end of 2017.


Rate the local NBA announcers – Pacific Division

We close with the Pacific Division, home to plenty of established broadcast teams and franchise icons. In our MLB voting, NL West fans turned out in droves to support their teams, and it turned into a battle of San Francisco vs Los Angeles. Could history end up repeating itself between the Warriors, Lakers, and Clippers? […]


ESPN announces details of Rachel Nichols’ new NBA show

ESPN officially announced the return of Rachel Nichols to their airwaves on Wednesday, and revealed details about her new daily NBA show, premiering on February 18th. The show will be entitled The Jump, and airs every weekday at 3:30 PM starting on February 18th. More details about the show and her new role via ESPN… […]


John Clayton did a SportsCenter hit in a Slayer t-shirt

We love the John Clayton This is SportsCenter commercial where he’s chilling at his mom’s house eating Chinese food while wearing a Slayer t-shirt. On Tuesday night’s SportsCenter, Clayton showed up for a segment on SportsCenter…in a Slayer t-shirt. Of course, he ended up talking about Russell Westbrook in his segment, so let’s not get […]


Rate the local NBA announcers – Southeast Division

We close out the Eastern Conference with the Southeast Division, which features plenty of long-time, established broadcasters. Will that familiarity lead to higher grades? Give each broadcast crew a rating, and if you have strong opinions in either direction, let us know in the comments as we’ll use that feedback in the final rankings of the […]


Rate the local NBA announcers – Southwest Division

Criticism seems to follow several of the broadcast teams in the NBA’s Southwest Division – early feedback on Twitter hasn’t been all that kind to many of these teams. Give each broadcast crew a rating, and if you have strong opinions in either direction, let us know in the comments as we’ll use that feedback […]


Rate the local NBA announcers – Central Division

Despite the tenure of some of these broadcasters with these names, one name will generate the most discussion – Gus Johnson, in his first year as a part-timer with the Milwaukee Bucks. Just remember – you’re not grading one broadcaster, you’re grading each team as a whole. Give each broadcast crew a rating, and if […]

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 15:  Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers walks across the court during their game against the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center on January 15, 2016  in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Your NBA announcing schedule for 1/18-23

​​Monday, January 18 New Orleans Pelicans at Memphis Grizzlies (ESPN 2:30 pm) Mark Jones, Jon Barry & Cassidy Hubbarth Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks (NBA TV 5 pm) Local ​Broadcast ​Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers (TNT 8 pm) Marv Albert, Chris Webber & David Aldridge Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Clippers (TNT 10:30 pm) Brian […]


Rate the local NBA announcers – Northwest Division

The NBA Northwest Division, consisting of only one team actually in the Northwest, contains broadcasters with plenty of experience both on and off the court. Four of the five color commentators featured in the division had lengthy careers in the NBA, and all of the play by play commentators have experience in a variety of sports. […]


Rate the local NBA announcers – Atlantic Division

The announcers in the NBA’s Atlantic Division may be best described in one word – starpower. National voices like Ian Eagle and Mike Breen are the primary broadcasters for the Nets and Knicks. The Celtics’ duo of Mike Gorman and Tommy Heinsohn is an institution in Boston. And while the 76ers might be a trainwreck on the […]

DENVER - OCTOBER 28:  An official NBA game ball lies on the court ready for action prior to the game as the Denver Nuggets face the Utah Jazz during NBA action at Pepsi Center on October 28, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Jazz 114-105.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Rate the local NBA TV announcers – an introduction

We did this two years ago with Major League Baseball, and we’ll be revisiting MLB later this year. Last year, we had our readers grade the national NFL broadcast teams. We’re also going to be dipping our toe into the NHL world, likely sometime in the fall. But right now, the NBA season is in […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 23:  Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully smiles on the field before the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on September 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Vin Scully will receive first-ever LA Sports Council lifetime achievement award

2016 will be Vin Scully’s final year behind the microphone for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the LA Sports Council is honoring him in a unique way on February 25th. Scully will receive the council’s first ever lifetime achievement award for his work with the Dodgers over the past six decades. “I can’t think of […]


NFL Sunday Ticket increasing in price by 2% in 2016

DirecTV customers interested in purchasing NFL Sunday Ticket for the 2016 season will have to pony up a little bit more cash this season. According to a report from Phillip Swann of TV Predictions, Sunday Ticket will be increasing in price by 2.4% for the 2016, rising to $257.94 from $251.94. That increase is still […]

LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 14:  Actor Alfonso Ribeiro throws his club down after hitting on the 9th fairway of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Championship Pro-Am at the TPC Summerlin October 14, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Alfonso Ribeiro sinks eagle putt, does the Carlton

Check this out from Friday’s Diamond Resorts Invitational. Alfonso Ribeiro, the actor who played Carlton on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, sunk a strong eagle putt on the 17th, and then pulled out a celebration you rarely (if ever) see on a golf course – the Carlton. Cue up all the talk about how he doesn’t respect the […]