Video: CBC cuts out, switches to NBC during Stanley Cup celebration

Canada’s national broadcaster had a bizarre technical glitch that very nearly came at the worst possible time. CBC’s feed dropped and suddenly switched to a split-screened version of the NBC broadcast in the immediate aftermath of the Los Angeles Kings’ Stanley Cup victory over the New York Rangers in double overtime early on Saturday morning. […]


Jalen Rose thinks golf prodigy plays tennis

ESPN’s NBA Draft Lottery coverage on Tuesday night coincided with its broadcast of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat, which meant viewers got draft analysis from Bill Simmons, Doug Collins and Jalen Rose. Before the lottery took place, Rose went on an impassioned rant against the […]


The Don Cherry Playoff Wardrobe Retrospective (2014, Part I)

Last year, during the NHL playoffs, we decided to document Hockey Night in Canada pundit Don Cherry’s clothing. After we finished rinsing out our eyeballs, we thought, “Why not do it again?” Well, here we are just about halfway through the 2014 postseason and there have already been a ton of eyesores on the Coach’s Corner set. […]


Chris Webber goes on a rant against courtside cameramen

Chris Webber has a message for the NBA. The former player and current TNT analyst had something to get off his chest during the closing stages of Game 1 between the Washington Wizards and Indiana Pacers after watching Marcin Gortat fall awkwardly under the hoop late in the fourth quarter (Gortat language warning at 0:12): Wizards […]


The rejected kiss Raptors fan is embracing his sudden fame

It’s been quite a week for Matt Muszak and his girlfriend, Sandra Chenier. On Wednesday night in Toronto, Matt was caught on national television going in for a kiss and getting denied by Sandra during a critical moment of Game 5 between the Raptors and the Brooklyn Nets. The moment first appeared here, and went […]


David Aldridge gave an emotional pre-game report before Clippers-Warriors

As expected, emotions ran high before Game 5 between the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night. With the basketball world still affected by the news of Clippers owner Donald Sterling receiving a lifetime ban and $2.5 million fine for making racist remarks that were caught on tape, the pre-game scene at […]


Don Cherry Wore a Bruins Tie on Coach’s Corner

Don Cherry has a reputation as the Craig Sager of Canada. The Hockey Night in Canada pundit gets CBC viewers talking on a nightly basis during the playoffs with his lavish outfits, but he’s usually careful not to show any major leanings in his choices. Monday night was another story. That’s a Boston Bruins tie he’s wearing. […]


Keith Hernandez Ogles Female Fan Eating Huge Hot Dog

Mets broadcaster Keith Hernandez has already been in the news this week thanks to the Brooklyn Cyclones and their upcoming “magic loogie” bobblehead giveaway. Now, he’s relevant for another reason. Hernandez and play-by-play man Gary Cohen were calling the Mets-Diamondbacks game on Tuesday night for SNY when the cameras found a couple in the stands […]


White Sox mascot race features broadcasters including Hawk Harrelson

There will be a new mascot race in Major League Baseball this season, and here at Awful Announcing, we couldn’t be more thrilled about the competitors. During a stadium tour on Wednesday, the Chicago White Sox revealed that they will race mascots representing their four radio and television broadcasters in 2014. Costumed versions of Darrin […]


First Tweets by the Sports Media Elite

Twitter rolled out a fun feature to celebrate its eighth birthday on Wednesday, allowing people to find the first tweets they ever crafted. We’ve been doing some celebrating of our own this week, and we couldn’t think of a better way to keep the good times rolling than to dig up some #firsttweets from some […]


Stars and Blue Jackets broadcast teams handle Rich Peverley collapse with care

When Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench in the first period of Monday night's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, the television crews for both teams were thrust into a tense, emotional situation not typical of the average broadcast. Here's the incident. Viewer discretion is advised. As the scene unfolded, the […]


SportsCenter launches theme song competition

You know it as soon as you hear it. "Da-da-da, da-da-da." The ESPN Sportscenter theme is instantly recognizeable, and now it's getting the viral treatment. A new contest on the network's Facebook page is inviting musicians of all genres to submit cover versions of the tune. Fans will vote for their favorites and the winner […]


English soccer club’s Twitter account mocks transfer deadline day

Friday marked the final day of the January transfer window in the Premier League, and one lower division club's social media staff decided to have some fun with it. AFC Wimbeldon's official account poked fun at the seriousness of deadline day with a string of lighthearted tweets that left the Twitter world in stitches. They […]