Get ready to see a lot more of Anthony Davis

The NBA season isn’t even a month old, but already the association’s television partners are putting some flex scheduling into action.  ESPN announced that the network was swapping out a scheduled Knicks-Spurs game scheduled for December 10th and replacing it with Pelicans-Mavericks. In years past, flexing into Pelicans games would be inconceivable (partly because Pelicans […]


AA Podcast #103 – Dave Pasch

In this week’s podcast we talk with one of the busiest announcers in sports – ESPN’s Dave Pasch. We catch up with Dave in Houston in the middle of a four game stretch this week spanning the NBA, NFL, college football, and college basketball. We chat about the Arizona Cardinals being the best team in […]

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Your Week 13 College Football Announcing Schedule

Thursday, November 20 7 PM- Kansas State at West Virginia (Fox Sports 1) Tim Brando, Joel Klatt, Jenny Taft (Touchdown Radio) Taylor Zarzour, Gino Torretta 7:30 PM- North Carolina at Duke (ESPN) Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Samantha Ponder (ESPN Radio) Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Joe Schad 9:30 PM- Arkansas State at Texas State […]


ESPNU reporter jokes that FSU school shooter should have targeted Jameis Winston

File another one under “stupid tweets that might cost someone their career.” ESPNU student reporter Marisa Martin decided that last night’s active shooter on the Florida State University campus was just the right opportunity to try out some new comedy lines.  Three FSU students were shot and the gunman was killed by police.  But that didn’t […]


Your Week 12 NFL Announcing Schedule

Thursday, November 20 Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders, NFLN 8:25 pm, Jim Nantz, Phil Simms & Tracy Wolfson Sunday, November 23 Detroit Lions at New England Patriots, FOX 1 pm, Joe Buck, Troy Aikman & Erin Andrews Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears, FOX 1 pm, Thom Brennaman, David Diehl & Laura Okmin Green […]


The 2014-2015 AA College Basketball Media Roundtable

Ed Note: This is Part II of a college basketball media roundtable along with our friends at Bloguin’s college sports hub The Student Section.  You can read Part I here that focused on how to improve the sport on television and just how much we hate mandatory TV timeouts.  Part II below focuses on the […]


Good News/Bad News for NASCAR Chase ratings

It’s an interesting scenario for NASCAR with Kevin Harvick’s first championship victory at Homestead last weekend. The good news is that ratings for the final race and for the 10 race Chase for the Cup did not take another tumble and stayed mostly flat versus the last few years. The bad news is that the new […]


ESPN’s “Black Grantland” makes three more hires

The “Black Grantland” site of Jason Whitlock at is gaining real momentum for the first time.  After making just one public hire in more than a year, ESPN has tripled the staff this week.  First, Bristol hired veteran Washington Post columnist Mike Wise.  (NOTE: ESPN says Wise has not formally been hired just yet […]


Tiger Woods unleashes blistering criticism of Dan Jenkins over satirical interview

Tiger Woods is no stranger to media feuds, but this one will be the most controversial yet as he’s targeted legendary sportswriter Dan Jenkins with a first-person piece at The Players’ Tribune entitled “Not True, Not Funny.” In the latest issue of Golf Digest, Jenkins published a satirical interview with a fake Tiger Woods imagining […]

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Tiki Barber-Gary Myers feud blows up on CBS Sports Radio

There’s no love lost between longtime New York Daily News NFL scribe Gary Myers and former Giants running back turned media personality Tiki Barber.  After trading shots through the media years ago, they met on Barber’s CBS Sports Radio morning show and things turned nasty quickly. The animosity between Barber and Myers dates back to […]


Real Tweets from Real People – Welcome to Twitter, Ray Lewis!

Ray lewis’ ESPN tenure has been rather underwhelming thus far.  The former Ravens LB and future Hall of Famer hasn’t been able to successfully translate the success of his playing days to television.  His charisma made him a coveted television personality and ESPN offered him prominent roles on their biggest studio shows.  Unfortunately for ESPN, […]


Jason Whitlock’s “Black Grantland” hires Mike Wise from Washington Post

Jason Whitlock’s perpetually under construction “Black Grantland” site has finally made another hire.  And this one is out of left field. ESPN and Whitlock have snapped up veteran columnist Mike Wise from the Washington Post for the new site that ESPN has said will “provide coverage, commentary and insight about sports and culture directed towards […]

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Your NBA Announcing Schedule for 11/17 – 11/23

Monday, November 17 Denver Nuggets at Cleveland Cavaliers (NBAtv 7 pm) Local Broadcast Chicago Bulls at Los Angeles Clippers (NBAtv 10:30 pm) Local Broadcast Tuesday, November 18 New Orleans Pelicans at Sacramento Kings (NBAtv 10 pm) Local Broadcast Wednesday, November 19 San Antonio Spurs at Cleveland Cavaliers (ESPN 7 pm) Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, […]


Stephen A. Smith sends ominous threat to Michael Carter-Williams

It seems like every week some new controversy happens at ESPN.  Whether it’s another Bill Simmons feud, popular comedians accusing the network of stealing their work or one of their paid carnival barkers saying something regretful, it’s been a particularly stressful time for the network’s public relations department.  The week of November 17th is no exception. […]