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Viewing Picks for September 9, 2016

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Qualifying Final, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Victoria, Australia Geelong Cats vs. Hawthorn Hawks — FS1, 5:30 a.m. Qualifying Final, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Sydney Swans vs. Greater Western Sydney Giants — FS2, 1 a.m. (Saturday) Boxing Premier Boxing Champions, Santander Arena, Reading, PA WBA World Middleweight Title […]

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Viewing Picks for September 8, 2016

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Elimination Final, Domain Stadium, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia West Coast Eagles vs. Western Bulldogs — FS2, 6 a.m. College Football B1G Football & Beyond — Big Ten Network, noon College Football Live — ESPN, 1:30 p.m. CFB Daily — ESPNU, 4 p.m. ESPN Recruiting Nation — ESPNU, 6 p.m. […]

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CBS to resume NFL overrun alerts on Twitter and Facebook

If you’ve watched the NFL on CBS over the years, you’re familar with the refrain “Coming up, 60 Minutes, except on the West Coast.” Whether it’s Jim Nantz or if you’re old school, “Pat Summerall,” hearing it at 7 p.m. ET as an NFL game runs over has become as familiar as the NFL disclaimer, […]

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Scott Van Pelt asks FS1 “What are your ratings?”

Scott Van Pelt can be feisty. We’ve seen it on Twitter especially when Jay Mariotti went after him this week: With that in mind, Van Pelt talked with the Washington Post about ESPN and its alleged rivalry with Fox Sports, FS1 in particular. While FS1 has been trying to get under ESPN’s skin by promoting […]

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Viewing Picks for September 7, 2016

All Times Eastern College Football B1G Football & Beyond — Big Ten Network, noon College Football Live — ESPN2, 1:30 p.m. ESPNU Film Room — ESPNU, 6 p.m. Lemming Report — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Cricket T20 Pakistan vs. England — One World Sports, 2 p.m. Golf Golf Central Special: BMW Championship News Conference […]

A CBS camera follows play as the  New England Patriots host the New York Jets  in an NFL wild card playoff game Jan. 7, 2007 in Foxborough.  The Pats won 37 - 16.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

CBS gets ready for another season of the NFL

As CBS gets ready to air its 57th season of broadcasting the National Football League, it looks forward to airing another year of the American Football Conference on Sunday afternoons and its third season of Thursday Night Football. It’s held the rights to the AFC since 1998 and expanded its portfolio with Thursday Night Football in […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 06:  Former NFL player Troy Aikman speaks onstage during the 5th Annual NFL Honors at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on February 6, 2016 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

NFL on Fox analyst Troy Aikman is disappointed in Skip Bayless hiring

It’s been well-known that NFL on Fox analyst Troy Aikman isn’t a fan of Skip Bayless. It dates back to when Bayless was with the Dallas Morning News and made a claim (without any proof or substantiation) that the former Cowboys quarterback was gay. It angered Aikman and back in 2015, he told SI.com that […]

AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 04:  Tyrone Swoopes #18 of the Texas Longhorns dives in for the game winning touchdown in the second overtime against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 4, 2016 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The best college football plays for Week 1

If it’s another college football season, it must mean another year of the best college football plays of the week. Courtesy of IMG Audio, we have a montage of the best standout plays of this week. They come from Houston (Kevin Eschenfelder), Georgia Tech (Andy Demetra), South Carolina (Todd Ellis), Pittsburgh (Bill Hillgrove), Michigan (Jim […]

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Viewing Picks for September 6, 2016

All Times Eastern College Football B1G Football & Beyond — Big Ten Network, noon College Football Live — ESPNU, 1:30 p.m. CFB Daily — ESPNU, 4 p.m. ESPNU Championship Drive: Power Hour — ESPNU, 6 p.m. Inside College Football — CBS Sports Network, 9 p.m. Golf Golf Central Academy: Ryder Cup Special-Short Game — Golf […]

AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 04:  Tyrone Swoopes #18 of the Texas Longhorns dives for the game-winning touchdown in the second overtime against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 4, 2016 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Notre Dame-Texas brings in big ratings for ESPN/ABC

The overtime thriller that was Notre Dame at Texas on ABC scored with viewers on Sunday. The game which ended with Texas winning 50-47 averaged a TV audience of 10.9 million viewers and a total of 786,000 unique viewers online. So combining the TV and online audience, the game averaged 11.093 million viewers. And it […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 30: Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully in the booth before the game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on July 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

MLB Network to air Vin Scully tribute before D’backs-Dodgers tonight

On this Labor Day, we note that it’s the last one in which we’ll have Vin Scully calling a game. As we count down the days to his retirement, we’ll cherish the remaining games he’ll call until that final game in San Francisco. Tonight, MLB Network will pick up the Arizona-Los Angeles game at 8 […]

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Mike Tirico discusses NBC move and the confusion over TNF

We’ve chronicled the move of Mike Tirico from ESPN to NBC plus the saga that Mike Tirico, expected to call Thursday Night Football for the Peacock was apparently nixed by the NFL. When the story first surfaced during the Olympics, it was reported that NBC wanted to have Tirico call TNF to give Al Michaels […]

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Viewing Picks for September 5, 2016

All Times Eastern College Football 2016 Kickoff, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL Mississippi vs. Florida State — ESPN, 8 p.m. B1G Football & Beyond — Big Ten Network, noon CFB Daily — ESPNU, 4 p.m. ESPNU Championship Drive — ESPNU, 6 p.m. College Football Countdown — ESPN, 7 p.m. Crunch Time — ESPNU, 7 p.m. […]

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 03:  Rafael Gaglianone #27 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates after making a 47-yard field goal during the fourth quarter to give the Wisconsin Badgers a 16-14 lead against the LSU Tigers at Lambeau Field on September 3, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Strong opening college football Saturday tops overnight ratings

A very strong schedule for the opening weekend of college football provided the networks of ESPN with the top four overnight ratings on Saturday. USC-Alabama and LSU-Wisconsin both scored for ABC. Both games received a 4.9 rating which makes them tied for the second best overnight rating for an opening Saturday game on the network. […]

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