Root Sports Houston has a clear path towards launching

We can finally talk about CSN Houston in the past tense. On Thursday, District Judge Lynn Hughes removed the final delay that was in place against the launch of Root Sports Houston. Comcast also agreed to let the launch of Root Sports Houston proceed while its appeal to recover a $100 million loan is processing […]


Mike Francesa dismisses Michael Kay: “I’m not worried about people that are petty, jealous, or whatever”

On Thursday’s edition of the Mike Francesa Show, Francesa responded to the vicious takedown of him by Michael Kay on Wednesday. Francesa’s response wasn’t nearly as bombastic as Kay’s assault, but solid in its content. A dismissive hand wave from high on top his self-made throne… Like I said, not nearly as explosive, but understated and […]


Michael Kay shreds Mike Francesa about his YES simulcast

The war in the New York media between Michael Kay and Mike Francesa is heating up once again. Earlier today, Alex Rodriguez admitted to taking PEDs obtained from the Biogenesis clinic, a direct contradiction of what he told Francesa in a now-legendary interview last year. Kay was asked about his thoughts on the situation, which […]


HBO’s The Offseason: Kevin Durant explores a very plain superstar

When I think of athletes whose offseasons I want to discover, Kevin Durant isn’t one of the first to pop into my mind. The Thunder star and reigning NBA MVP hasn’t gotten into a lick of off the court trouble, hasn’t caused major rifts between teammates and/or coaches, and just shows up and scores points. Thus, […]


Vin Scully is willing to mentor his successor

In a perfect world, Vin Scully would be the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers forever. But Scully is 87 and human, and eventually, it will be time for Dodger baseball with someone else behind the mic. We have no idea who will take over, and when the change will be made, but Scully is willing […]

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We are finally nearing a resolution in the CSN Houston chaos

We can see the light at the end of the tunnel in the seemingly neverending drama surrounding the embattled CSN Houston. Federal bankruptcy judge Marvin Isgur has approved a Chapter 11 reorganization plan, green lighting AT&T and DirecTV’s purchase of CSN Houston. The network would relaunch this month as Root Sports Houston, and gain carriage on […]


MLB Network announces offseason plans

The MLB offseason is upon us (BOOOOOOO), and that means MLB Network needs to kick into offseason mode. But even without live games on the slate, there will be plenty of live programming this fall and winter on the network. There will be five and a half hours of live studio programming (to start) beginning […]

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The good, the bad, and the ugly of the 2014 MLB Postseason

We’ve now entered the worst part of the year for baseball fans – the offseason. No meaningful games will be on TV until April, and all we have to hold us over for the next five months are the Hot Stove season and Spring Training games. However, we can still reflect on a thrilling Postseason, […]


The Arizona Diamondbacks will be the next MLB team to cash in locally

Congratulations, Arizona Diamonbacks – you’re the latest MLB team to get an infusion of cash thanks to a new local television deal! According to a report from the Arizona Republic, the Diamondbacks are “getting very close” to a 15 or 20 year local TV contract that will “double or maybe triple” the $31 million that […]


WWE Network posts pitiful third quarter numbers

I don’t want to say that WWE Network is struggling, but the latest subscriber numbers revealed by WWE might be best described as disappointing. Good news: we added 281,000 subscribers! Bad news: we lost 250,000 subscribers! And keep in mind: this quarter was the first in which WWE Network was launched overseas, which resulted in a […]


Kansas City’s local Postseason ratings have been absurd

The Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants are putting together a pretty entertaining World Series, and while it’s not exactly delivering massive national ratings, the local ratings are doing quite well. The ratings in Kansas City have really stood out thusfar, however. Through three games (excluding Saturday evening’s Game 4, which didn’t have publicly […]


Frank Thomas – the cheeriest personality in sports television?

Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Thomas has done a pretty decent job in his first year as an MLB analyst for Fox Sports 1. But I’ve noticed something about Thomas in his retirement that I never noticed during his pro career – the man is full of smiles and seems incredibly joyful. It seems like […]

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Could the World Series eventually move to Fox Sports 1?

Could the World Series move to cable in the future? You might scoff at the notion now, but Fox Sports president Eric Shanks didn’t completely debunk the notion in a conference call earlier this week, as reported by Capital New York. “There will be an evolution down the road, maybe,” he said Monday in response […]


Daniel Cormier is the new full-time UFC Tonight co-host

After Chael Sonnen’s firing  in the summer, the UFC had a spot to fill on the UFC Tonight desk alongside of Kenny Florian. Fox and the UFC used various fighters in the role, and they kept coming back to the same guy – Daniel Cormier. Fox made it official on Monday – Cormier would be […]