Viewing Picks for February 26, 2015

All Times Eastern College Baseball Alabama A&M at Auburn — SEC Network Plus, 5 p.m. Southeastern Louisiana at LSU — SEC Network Plus, 7:30 p.m. College Basketball Men’s Minnesota at Michigan State — Big Ten Network, 7 p.m. Houston at Temple — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Delaware at Drexel — Comcast SportsNet (California/Mid-Atlantic)/SNY/The Comcast […]


WatchESPN launches on Roku-integrated TV’s

Those who have TV’s with Roku will be able to see WatchESPN soon. Roku has announced that WatchESPN will be added to its app menu on smart TV’s that run the over the top service. However, like the WatchESPN app on Apple TV, you will have to be a subscriber to a cable or satellite […]


Viewing Picks for February 25, 2015

All Times Eastern College Baseball Alabama A&M at Auburn — SEC Network Plus, 4 p.m. Central Arkansas at Mississippi — SEC Network Plus, 5 p.m. Kennesaw State at Georgia — SEC Network Plus, 5 p.m. Western Kentucky at Vanderbilt — SEC Network Plus, 5 p.m. Incarnate Word at Texas A&M — SEC Network Plus, 7:30 […]


Keith Olbermann suspended by ESPN over Penn State tweets

Since his return to ESPN in 2013, Keith Olbermann has been a good soldier for the Worldwide Leader and has stayed out of trouble. He’s engaged in various Twitter battles, but they did not escalate to the point where management had to get involved. That was until this week. Olbermann has been suspended from his […]


ESPN/ESPN2 have lost almost 6 million homes since 2011 … What gives?

Recently the staff of Awful Announcing was perusing the internet for sports media stories and something interesting caught our eye. The site TVbythenumbers published Nielsen’s estimates of cable and satellite coverage for the major cable channels and it came up with some interesting numbers for the sports networks. As of February 2015, ESPN is in […]

One of the SportsCenter video walls

SportsCenter to visit all 30 MLB Spring Training camps

While much of the country is still experiencing bone-chilling freezing temperatures, it’s nice to know that warmer weather will be here soon. A sign that we’re turning the corner from winter and heading for a new season is baseball spring training in Arizona and Florida. Teams have already had pitchers and catchers report. And ESPN […]


Viewing Picks for February 24, 2015

All Times Eastern College Baseball Savannah State at Alabama — SEC Network Plus, 3 p.m. Arkansas State at Mississippi — SEC Network Plus, 4 p.m. Davidson at South Carolina — SEC Network Plus, 4 p.m. Presbyterian at Georgia — SEC Network Plus, 4 p.m. Alcorn State at Mississippi State — SEC Network Plus, 5 p.m. […]

LAS VEGAS - JANUARY 20:  HBO boxing announcer Jim Lampley sits ringside after the Matthew Hatton of England and Frank Houghtaling IBF international welterweight title fight on January 20, 2007 in the Paris Ballroom at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Jim Lampley will reportedly call Mayweather-Pacquiao against Mayweather’s wishes

The long awaited fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is finally etched in stone, but as far as the details of the television production, that has yet to be officially announced. However, some details have leaked out and it appears that the fight will be a combined HBO and Showtime production. Sports Illustrated’s Chris […]


Viewing Picks for February 23, 2015

College Basketball Men’s Louisville at Georgia Tech — ESPN, 7 p.m. Delaware State at Norfolk State — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Xavier at St. John’s — Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m. Kansas at Kansas State — ESPN, 9 p.m. Alabama State at Southern — ESPNU, 9 p.m. Women’s Penn State at Maryland — Big Ten Network, […]

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 16:  Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, and Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, lead a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Can NASCAR succeed on Fox Sports 1 and NBCSN?

With today’s Daytona 500, NASCAR enters a new media era. After being with three entities from 2007 to 2014, Fox, TNT and ESPN/ABC, NASCAR goes to Fox/Fox Sports 1 and NBC/NBCSN from 2015 through 2024. Instead of having three networks dividing the Sprint Cup series and one (ESPN) taking the entire Nationwide now Xfinity series, […]

during the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge as part of the 2015 NBA Allstar Weekend at the Barclays Center on February 13, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

Milwaukee Bucks have highest ratings increase among local NBA teams

With two teams coming off rocky offseasons and another bringing its prodigal son back home, it’s interesting to note that at the midpoint of the 2014-15 season, local NBA ratings in three markets have risen by huge leaps and bounds. In Milwaukee where the team has new owners and a new coach, ratings for the […]


Viewing Picks for February 22, 2015

All Times Eastern College Baseball Penn State at Texas A&M — SEC Network Plus, noon Rice at Arizona — Pac-12 Networks, 1 p.m. Miami (FL) at Florida — SEC Network Plus, 1 p.m. Northeastern at South Carolina — SEC Network Plus, 1:30 p.m. Minnesota at Texas — Longhorn Network, 2 p.m. Wright State at Mississippi […]


Former WaPo columnist Jason Reid joins ESPN

Add another writer joining the fold. Former Washington Post columnist Jason Reid will be joining ESPN as a national NFL columnist and also as a local sports radio host in DC. Reid will become a part of ESPN 980 in Washington, D.C. and team up with radio veteran Chris Paul (not the Los Angeles […]

Dan Le Batard Show

Dan Le Batard Show to be simulcast on Fusion

Another ESPN Radio show will get a national television simulcast, but instead of being aired on a member of the ESPN Family of Networks, this one goes to a different Disney platform. ESPN has announced that the Dan Le Batard Show which airs from 4-7 p.m. ET on many ESPN Radio stations will be also […]


Viewing Picks for February 21, 2015

All Times Eastern Boxing World Championship Boxing, Salle des Etoiles, Monte Carlo, Principality of Monaco WBA/IBO World Middleweight Championship Gennady Golovkin vs. Martin Murray — HBO, 5:15 p.m. (live)/10:15 p.m. (replay) College Baseball College Urban Invitational Tournament, Maestri Field at First NBC Ballpark, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA Alcorn State vs. Grambling State […]