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NFL experiments with “Breakfast at Wembley Stadium”

In a rare instance of having four national windows this Sunday, the NFL will provide Americans with four games at 9:30 a.m. ET, 1 p.m. or 4:05 p.m., 4:25 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. As Detroit and Atlanta prepare to play the NFL’s second game in London this season, we have the opportunity to eat all […]

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PGA of America fires its president over social media gaffes

The PGA of America impeached its President, Ted Bishop on Friday over a sexist tweet and Facebook post that called out golfer Ian Poulter. In a recent book, Poulter questioned the selections of Ryder Cup captains Nick Faldo in 2008 and Tom Watson for this year. A clearly irritated Bishop called Poulter a “lil girl” […]

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Viewing Picks for October 25, 2014

All Times Eastern College Football Viewing Picks College Hockey Men’s Colorado College at New Hampshire — Fox College Sports Atlantic, 7 p.m. Niagara at Notre Dame — NBCSN, 7 p.m. Bemidji State at Minnesota — Fox College Sports Pacific, 8 p.m. College Soccer Men’s Cal Poly at Cal-Santa Barbara — Fox College Sports Pacific, 10:30 […]

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A look at CBS’ Thursday Night Football

As CBS has ended its portion of the Thursday Night Football schedule and hands off to NFL Network, let’s take a look at how it handled its first primetime package. CBS gave this a playoff feel. It added more cameras as opposed to a regular Sunday afternoon game, additional replay machines, two pregame shows with […]

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Viewing Picks for October 24, 2014

All Times Eastern College Field Hockey Michigan State at Michigan — Big Ten Network, 3:30 p.m. Cal at Stanford — Pac-12 Bay Area, 5 p.m. College Football South Florida at Cincinnati — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Troy at South Alabama — ESPNU, 7:30 p.m. BYU at Boise State — ESPN, 9 p.m. Oregon vs. Cal at […]

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Viewing Picks for October 23, 2014

All Times Eastern College Basketball ESPNU College Basketball Media Days — ESPNU, 3 p.m. College Football UConn at East Carolina — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Miami (FL) at West Virginia — ESPN, 8 p.m. BTN Football & Beyond 2014 — Big Ten Network, noon CFB Daily — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN, 2:30 […]

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ESPN to start producing films for the FiveThirtyEight site

Beginning this week, ESPN will debut a series of films at the upstart FiveThirtyEight site. As the FiveThirtyEight site deals with analytics and data, so will the film series that will be branded “Signals” and will be produced by ESPN Films. The first film, “The Man Vs. The Machine” which premieres on October 22, will […]

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Viewing Picks for October 22, 2014

All Times Eastern College Basketball ESPNU College Basketball Media Days — ESPNU, 3 p.m. College Football BTN Football & Beyond 2014 — Big Ten Network, noon SVP & Russillo — ESPNews, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. College Football Featured — ESPNU, 5:30 p.m. College Volleyball Women’s Kansas at Iowa State — […]

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Viewing Picks for October 21, 2014

All Times Eastern College Football Arkansas State at Louisiana-Lafayette — ESPN2, 8 p.m. BTN Football & Beyond 2014 — Big Ten Network, noon CFB Daily: The Experts — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. College Football Playoff: Top 25 — ESPN, 7:30 p.m. Inside College Football — CBS Sports Network, 8 […]

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The AA Sunday Studio Spectacular: Football Night in America

After five weeks of reviewing Sunday morning NFL pregame shows, we now reach into primetime as we look at NBC’s Football Night in America. Established in 2006 when NBC returned to the NFL as the pregame show to Sunday Night Football, Football Night in America began as a highlights program airing all of the day’s […]

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Viewing Picks for October 20, 2014

All Times Eastern College Football BTN Football & Beyond 2014 — Big Ten Network, noon CFB Daily — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN2, 2:30 p.m. Final Verdict — ESPNU, 4:30 p.m. Great8 Plays — ESPNU, 5:30 p.m. ESPNU Championship Drive — ESPNU, 6 p.m. College Soccer Men’s Cal at Stanford — Pac-12 […]

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ESPN and Turner to share in NBA jersey ad revenue

When the new NBA media rights deal was announced, it was not a surprise that ESPN and Turner renewed their deals for billions of dollars. As we looked further into the details, we noted that much of the status quo would remain. ESPN/ABC would stay as the home of the Finals. Turner would still maintain […]

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Inside the Numbers: Thursday Night Football vs. NLCS

When you look at the overall numbers, the New York Jets-New England Patriots game on CBS/NFL Network easily beat Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Fox Sports 1. The combined rating of 10.1 for Thursday Night Football outpaced what Fox Sports 1 garnered, 3.1 for the NLCS series-clinching game. But as most […]

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Viewing Picks for October 19, 2014

All Times Eastern CFL Edmonton Eskimos at Saskatchewan Roughriders — ESPN3, 4 p.m. College Football Championship Drive: Who’s In? — ESPN, 8:30 p.m. College Soccer Men’s Maryland at Indiana — Big Ten Network, 1 p.m. Oregon State at UCLA — Pac-12 Networks, 8 p.m. Women’s Texas Tech at Texas Christian — Fox College Sports Central, […]

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