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Viewing Picks for October 31, 2014

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!! All Times Eastern Baseball Arizona Fall League Scottsdale Scorpions at Salt River Rafters — MLB Network, 2:30 p.m. College Field Hockey Northwestern at Penn State — Big Ten Network, 3:30 p.m. College Football Cincinnati at Tulane — ESPN, 8 p.m. Tulsa at Memphis — ESPNU, 8 p.m. BTN Football & Beyond 2014 — […]

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Viewing Picks for October 30, 2014

All Times Eastern Boxing Golden Boy Live, Plymouth Memorial Hall, Plymouth, MA Junior Welterweights Danny O’Connor vs. Andrew Farmer — Fox Sports 1, 9 p.m. College Football Florida State at Louisville — ESPN, 7:30 p.m. Troy at Georgia Southern — ESPNU, 7:30 p.m. Saint Joseph’s College at Indianapolis — CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m. BTN […]

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MLB and NFL spending money on the mid-term elections

If you’re a regular visitor to Awful Announcing, you can probably count one on one hand the amount of political stories on this site. We normally allow other sites to handle politics and we keep to sports media. It’s been good that way. But a story came to our attention that we couldn’t ignore. The […]

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Viewing Picks for October 29, 2014

College Basketball ESPNU College Basketball Media Days — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football BTN Football & Beyond — Big Ten Network, noonCollege Football Live — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. College Football Featured — ESPNU, 5;30 p.m. ESPNU Film Room — ESPNU, 6:30 p.m. SEC Film Room — SEC Network, 10 p.m. College Volleyball Women’s Baylor at […]

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World Series ratings through five games down from 2013

The 2014 World Series changed its scheduling this year avoiding Thursday Night Football and in case of a sweep, hoping to stay away from Sunday Night Football. As the series began in Kansas City last Tuesday and Wednesday and continued in San Francisco last Friday through the weekend, we saw some lower ratings and viewership […]

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Viewing Picks for October 28, 2014

All Times Eastern Boxing The Fight Game With Jim Lampley — HBO, 11 p.m. College Basketball ESPN The Magazine College Hoops Tip-Off Show — ESPNU, 7 p.m. College Football 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 […]

NFL Network GameDay First

The AA Sunday Studio Spectacular: NFL GameDay First

It’s hard to believe, well, maybe not so hard, but we have a Sunday morning NFL pregame show that airs at 7 a.m. ET/4 a.m. PT. And it seems appropriate that NFL Network is the channel that has the earliest pregame show leading into the day’s action. NFL GameDay First is one of the newer […]

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Viewing Picks for October 27, 2014

All Times Eastern College Basketball Kentucky Blue/White Game — SEC Network, 7 p.m. 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, […]

Thursday Night Football

Thursday Night Football largely a success for CBS

As CBS has finished its part of the Thursday Night Football schedule, its seven games aired on broadcast television have to be considered a success. While TNF’s ratings and viewership did not reach Sunday Night Football levels, they were above Monday Night Football and were the second highest viewership of the primetime packages. Through seven […]

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Viewing Picks for October 26, 2014

All Times Eastern College Football Championship Drive: Who’s In? — ESPN, 8:30 p.m. College Soccer Men’s Indiana at Michigan — Big Ten Network, noon Wisconsin at Penn State — Big Ten Network, 2 p.m. UCLA at Oregon State — Pac-12 Networks, 2 p.m. San Diego State at Washington — Pac-12 Washington/Pac-12 Oregon, 6 p.m. Women’s […]

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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 […]

Ted Bishop

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 […]

Thursday Night Football

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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