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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. http://youtube.com/watch?v=9IHKxZ0SX30 As the scene unfolded, the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Marshawn Lynch avoids the podium but not Deion Sanders on Media Day

When the Seattle Seahawks' scheduled Super Bowl Media Day session began, Marshawn Lynch was nowhere to be found. Whether or not the running back would attend was already a subplot heading into the day, as Lynch faced a potential $100,000 fine if he decided not to show up. Lo and behold, he was there. NFL Network cameras […]

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Soccer broadcaster Ray Hudson really likes hockey

There are many play-by-play voices, but there’s only one Ray Hudson. The soccer broadcaster for beIN Sports is well known for his theatrical goal calls and hyperbolic descriptions. We know he loves the beautiful game, but if his Twitter account is any indication, he loves hockey too. Hudson watched the NHL game between the Detroit […]

Vin Scully narrates intro for Dodger Stadium NHL game

http://youtube.com/watch?v=nszyx-p2iPM Dodger Stadium played host to the NHL on Saturday night by way of the highly anticipated Stadium Series outdoor game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks. And what would a game at Chavez Ravine be without Vin Scully? The legendary baseball broadcaster crossed over to hockey and narrated the opening for […]

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How do GIF makers and networks approach injury replays?

Any time a serious injury happens during a major sporting event, the broadcast crew is forced to make a split-second decision about how they present it to viewers. The rise of GIFs and the ease of uploading screencaps and video means those same ethical lines are now being approached regularly by major sports sites and […]

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ESPN’s official Twitter account is pretty weird

ESPN didn't have the broadcast rights to either of the NFL's conference championship games, but that didn't stop the network from weighing in via its official Twitter account. On Sunday, nearly nine million followers found out what a social media fumble looks like. It began innocently enough, with a rather cliché tweet setting up the […]

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