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Is this now open season on the NFL?

With this being a season unlike any other for the National Football League, one wonders if this has become a watershed for the league. As more unflattering stories are uncovered, is this a turning point? For years, the NFL has been the Teflon league, the untouchable 800 lb. gorilla in the room that can do […]

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Blind announcer calls baseball on the radio

Many of us take our sight for granted, but imagine that you’re blind. What would you do? What would you think you could do? Well, for 23 year old Bryce Weller of Peoria, IL, being sightless hasn’t stopped him from being close to sports. Blind since birth, Weller has not seen a baseball game or […]

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Viewing Picks for September 21, 2014

All Times Eastern CFL Calgary Stampeders at Montreal Alouettes — ESPN2, 1 p.m. Ottawa Redblacks at Saskatchewan Roughriders — ESPN3, 4 p.m. College Soccer Men’s Notre Dame at Virginia — ESPNU, noon Delaware at Stanford — Pac-12 Networks, 4 p.m. Women’s Michigan at Rutgers — Big Ten Network, 1 p.m. South Carolina at Auburn — […]

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Derek Jeter a Fraud? Yankee fans are suckers? So says SNY’s Chris Carlin

The season-long Derek Jeter farewell tour for the most part has been met with genuine affection from fans. There have been the occasional anti-Jeter column or rant calling the tour over the top or even going to the point of calling the New York Yankees shortstop selfish. It’s rare to hear Jeter hate in his […]

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Rachel Nichols was the star of the Roger Goodell press conference

Roger Goodell’s first public appearance in ten days did not go swimmingly well for the NFL Commissioner. During a press conference at the New York Hilton, Goodell was meant by a pack of hungry reporters carrying the rancor and skepticism that is normally seen during a presidential media session. Reporters went after Goodell with a […]

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Viewing Picks for September 20, 2014

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Preliminary Final, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia Hawthorn Hawks vs. Port Adelaide Power — Fox Sports 2, 2:30 a.m. Boxing NBC Fight Night, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT NABF Cruiserweight Title Thabiso Mchunu vs. Garrett Wilson — NBC, 3 p.m. Showtime Championship Boxing Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana II […]

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Viewing Picks for September 19, 2014

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Preliminary Final, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia Sydney Swans vs. North Melbourne Kangaroos — Fox Sports 2, 5:30 a.m. College Football UConn at South Florida — ESPN, 8 p.m. BTN Football & Beyond 2014 — Big Ten Network, noon CFB Daily: The Edge — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live […]

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Viewing Picks for September 18, 2014

All Times Eastern College Football Auburn at Kansas State — ESPN, 7:30 p.m. Arkansas Pine-Bluff at Alabama State — ESPNU, 7:30 p.m. Southeastern Oklahoma at Henderson State — CBS Sports Network, 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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The Mike Francesa Saga is getting really interesting

Ever since Mike Francesa began his Fox Sports 1 simulcast of his WFAN radio show earlier this year, the relationship between the two parties has been rather tumultuous. Now it’s reaching the breaking point. It’s been quite the week for Mongo Nation as Mike Francesa’s increasingly difficult simulcast situation with Fox Sports 1 is becoming increasingly […]

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Viewing Picks for September 17, 2014

All Times Eastern College Football BTN Football & Beyond 2014 — Big Ten Network, noon CFB Daily — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. SEC Film Room — SEC Network, 8 p.m. Trophy Lives: Heisman Winners of the SEC — SEC Network, 11 p.m. College Soccer Men’s Princeton vs. Georgetown — […]

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Viewing Picks for September 16, 2014

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football 2014 Australian Rules Football League All Australian Awards — Fox Soccer Plus, 6:30 a.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 Football Featured — ESPNU, 4:30 p.m. Inside […]

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The AA Sunday Studio Show Spectacular: That Other Pregame Show

This week and throughout rest of the NFL regular season, Awful Announcing will review the Sunday NFL studio shows. It’s a Herculean task, but it’s a project that requires strength, discipline and patience. And while the ratings for the NFL pregame shows

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Viewing Picks for September 15, 2014

All Times Eastern Basketball Women’s Exhibition, Bridgeport, CT U.S. National Team vs. Canada — ESPN2, 7 p.m. College Basketball Pac-12 Sports Report: 2014-15 Men’s Basketball Schedule Reveal — Pac-12 Networks, 10 p.m. College Football BTN Football & Beyond 2014 — Big Ten Network, noon CFB Daily — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN2, […]

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Fox Sports 1 is optimistic about getting higher cable fees

Before Fox Sports 1 launched last year, Fox made concessions with some cable and satellite providers in order to reach 90 million homes when it turned the key to begin operations on August 17, 2013. Instead of receiving its desired per subscriber fee of about 80 cents, Fox agreed to receive lower fees based on […]

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Could ESPN become the Netflix of Sports?

Throughout its 35 years of existence, ESPN has been looking for ways to remain relevant with sports fans. Whether it’s streaming online or producing its own products (remember the ESPN phone?), the Alleged Worldwide Leader keeps looking ahead and not behind. ESPN has grown to become one of the most popular cable networks and a […]

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