DirecTV Red Zone Channel

The AA Sunday Studio Spectacular: DirecTV’s Red Zone Channel

We forge ahead with our experiment to watch all the Sunday NFL studio programs. While some have been painful to watch, others have been just average while even others have surprised us. Through eleven weeks of our viewing experiment, we had yet to fully enjoy a studio program. That was until this week. DirecTV’s Red […]


Viewing Picks for November 24, 2014

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s CBE Hall of Fame Classic, Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO Semifinals Arizona State vs. Maryland — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Alabama vs. Iowa State — ESPN2, 9:30 p.m. Las Vegas Invitational Prairie View A&M at Memphis — ESPN3, 8 p.m. Legends Classic, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY Semifinals Villanova vs. Virginia […]

Super Bowl XLIX Primary

Which advertisers are buying the Super Bowl XLIX?

Earlier this month, we told you that NBC was having some trouble selling its last available ads for Super Bowl XLIX in February 2015. While some traditional advertisers are back, we do have some first-time buyers. Now the $4.5 million per 30 second spot may be formidable for some marketers, but for those trying to […]

FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup

Fox Sports 1 to air the FIFA Women’s World Cup Draw next month

Fox is making a big deal out of next month’s FIFA Women’s World Cup Draw. Promoting it as “the first time since 1999 that the Official Draw of FIFA Women’s World Cup™ is being televised in English in the United States,” Fox is pulling out all the stops for the draw which will take place […]


Viewing Picks for November 23, 2014

All Times Eastern CFL Grey Cup Playoffs Eastern Final, Tim Hortons Field, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Montreal Alouettes at Hamilton Tiger-Cats — ESPN, 1 p.m. Western Final, McMahon Stadium, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Edmonton Eskimos at Calgary Stampeders — ESPN3, 4:30 p.m. College Basketball Viewing Picks College Football ESPNU Selection Specials: NCAA FCS Football Championship — ESPNU, […]


Digger Phelps “unretires” and joins Campus Insiders

Last season, ESPN bade farewell to long-time college basketball analyst Digger Phelps. Often in the studio and a part of the hoops version of College Gameday, Phelps was cast in the Lee Corso role, but without having to make headgear picks. After the NCAA Final Four in April, Phelps announced he was “retiring” after 20 […]

Craig Sager

Craig Sager makes his first public appearance since leukemia diagnosis

We haven’t seen Turner Sports’ Craig Sager since he was diagnosed with leukemia back in April. He’s been recovering and laying low. His son, Craig, Jr. has made appearances on TNT especially this memorable one with Craig Sr.’s nemesis, San Antonio Spurs coach Greg Popovich. Well, we got our first glimpse of Craig, Sr. on […]


Viewing Picks for November 22, 2014

All Times Eastern Boxing WBO World Welterweight Championship, Cotai Arena at the Venetian Macau, Macau, Communist China Manny Pacquaio vs. Chris Algieri — Pay per view, 9 p.m. College Basketball Viewing Picks College Diving Texas Diving Invitational — Longhorn Network, 11 a.m. College Football Viewing Picks College Volleyball Women’s Kansas at Texas — Longhorn Network, […]


Viewing Picks for November 21, 2014

All Times Eastern Boxing Hard Knocks at the Hard Rock, Hard Rock Casino, Tulsa, OK Welterweights Felix Diaz vs. Adrian Granados — beIN Sports, 9 p.m. College Basketball Men’s 2K Classic, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 3rd Place Game Iowa vs. Syracuse — ESPN2, 5 p.m. Championship Game Texas vs. Cal — ESPN2, 7:30 […]


Viewing Picks for November 20, 2014

All Times Eastern Baseball Exhibition, Okinawa Cellular Stadium, Okinawa, Japan MLB All-Stars vs. Team Japan — MLB Network, 4 a.m. College Basketball Men’s 2K Classic, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY Semifinals Iowa vs. Texas — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Cal vs. Syracuse — ESPN2, 9:30 p.m. Charleston Classic, TD Arena, Charleston, SC USC vs. Akron […]


NBA in-market streaming has now begun in earnest

You may have noticed that your local NBA franchise has begun streaming games in-market. yes, it’s true and that’s a big change from previous seasons when you could watch your local games only through your TV set. Now, the NBA has quietly launched in-market streaming thanks to agreements with Fox in 17 NBA markets including […]


Viewing Picks for November 19, 2014

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s NIT Tip-Off St. Joseph’s at Gonzaga — ESPNU, 11 p.m. Oklahoma at Creighton — Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m. Wisconsin-Green Bay at Wisconsin — Big Ten Network, 9 p.m. Southern Virginia at BYU — BYUtv, 9 p.m. Cal-Irvine at Arizona — Pac-12 Networks, 9 p.m. Wake Forest at Arkansas […]

30 For 30

Rand University has highest 30 for 30 viewership since 2012

Even in retirement, Randy Moss can still draw an audience.  The latest ESPN Films 30 for 30 documentary, Rand University, focusing on Randy Moss’ career at Marshall, gave ESPN its highest premiere numbers since 2012 when “You Don’t Know Bo” made its debut. According to TVbytheNumbers, Rand University had 2.165 million viewers and was the […]


Viewing Picks for November 18, 2014

All Times Eastern Baseball Japan All-Star Series 2014, Sapporo Dome, Sapporo, Japan Game 5: MLB All-Stars vs. Samurai Japan — MLB Network, 4 a.m. Boxing The Fight Game With Jim Lampley — HBO, 11 p.m. College Basketball Men’s Tip-Off Marathon Auburn at Colorado — ESPN2, 1 a.m. New Mexico at St. Mary’s — ESPN2, 3 […]

NBC News Today

Former ESPN First Take producer Jamie Horowitz fired from NBC’s Today

He had been let out of his contract at ESPN earlier this year and was hired by NBC News to be the man who would dig the venerable Today show out of its ratings doldrums. Instead, a month before he was to officially take the reins as Vice President and General Manager of Today, Jamie […]