CBS Sports writer hails the virtue of the CBS Sports Classic

Before we dive too deep into this article, first the CBS Sports Classic deserves to be canceled based on the hideous court design alone.  Good grief. The Puerto Rico Tip Off, 2K Sports Classic, Paradise Jam, Battle 4 Atlantis, Maui Invitational, CBE Hall of Fame Classic, Coaches vs Cancer, NIT Season Tip Off, Wooden Legacy, […]

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The Best & Worst of Sports Media in 2014

We continue our year-end extravaganza at Awful Announcing with this recap of everything in the sports media world in our Best & Worst of 2014. Stay tuned over the next couple weeks for the rest of our 2014 Year in Review posts including the top broadcast bloopers of the year, top stories, best clips, and […]


Three more hires announced by Jason Whitlock’s ESPN site

The news keeps trickling out regarding Jason Whitlock’s “Black Grantland” site at ESPN… a site that now actually looking like it’s headed for a still-TBD launch date. ESPN finally made the announcement of Mike Wise’s hiring from the Washington Post official today.  They also announced the additions of veteran ESPN The Magazine writer Jerry Bembry […]


Your Week 16 NFL Announcing Schedule

Thursday, December 18 Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars, NFLN 8:25 pm, Jim Nantz, Phil Simms & Tracy Wolfson Saturday, December 20 Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins, NFLN 4:30, Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon & Stacey Dales San Diego Chargers at San Francisco 49ers, CBS|NFLN 8:25 pm, Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts & Jenny Dell Sunday, December 21 Detroit Lions at Chicago […]


Your NHL Announcing Schedule for 12/17 – 12/22

Wednesday, December 17 Boston Bruins at Minnesota Wild (NBCSN 8 pm) Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire Thursday, December 18 Colorado Avalanche at Pittsburgh Penguins (NHLN 7 pm) Local Broadcast Saturday, December 21 Ottawa Senators at Montreal Canadiens (NHLN 7 pm) Local Broadcast Sunday, December 22 Toronto Maple Leafs at Chicago Blackhawks (NHLN 7 pm) Local Broadcast […]


New 30 for 30 will examine Soviet side of the Miracle on Ice

ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary series just finished their fall slate with The U Part 2 featuring after the Heisman Trophy ceremony, but it’s already time to get excited for the next wave of films.  Already we know about plans for a 30 for 30 centered around Duke’s Christian Laettner.  Now ESPN has announced a […]


Heisman Trophy ceremony draws lowest ratings in almost a decade

The lack of drama surrounding the announcement of this year’s Heisman Trophy winner really hurt ESPN in the ratings department. Marcus Mariota’s victory, the second largest blowout in the history of the award, drew its lowest television rating since 2006 – a 2.0 overnight.  Coincidentally enough, the Heisman ceremony also drew a 2.0 overnight rating that […]


Your NBA Announcing Schedule for 12/15 – 12/21

Monday, December 15 Los Angeles Lakers at Indiana Pacers (NBAtv 7 pm) Local Broadcast Tuesday, December 16 Golden State Warriors at Memphis Grizzlies (ESPN 8 pm)  Mike Breen, Doug Collins Oklahoma City Thunder at Sacramento Kings (ESPN 10:30 pm) Dave Pasch, Mark Jackson Wednesday, December 17 Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors (ESPN 8 pm) Mark Jones, Jon Barry Houston Rockets at […]


The Walking Dead is smart to schedule around the NFL playoffs

One story we’ve been tracking throughout the fall is the ratings battle between The Walking Dead and the NFL.  The AMC franchise has grown to the point where it’s the only television entity able to consistently challenge the NFL on a weekly basis, especially in coveted younger demographics. TWD is on track to end the […]


The 15 Best Bill Walton Quotes

 A couple days ago we learned about a petition put forth by Arizona fans to ban Bill Walton from broadcasting their games.  This is a travesty of justice!  Walton is a legend, not just on the court, but in the broadcast booth.  He’s the most unique personality we’ve seen calling games and maybe the most […]


Outside the Lines-NFL battle a lesson in the importance of trust

Outside the Lines and Olbermann have been after the NFL with bulldog like intensity over the league’s mishandling of the Ray Rice case.  It’s a major reason why the hour-long block of programming is one of the best in sports television.  The combination of cutting commentary and investigative reports, holding its most powerful business partner […]


Bears OC admits he threw Jay Cutler under the bus to Ian Rapoport

The Chicago Bears are apparently doing all they can to surpass the Washington Redskins as the most dysfunctional franchise in the NFL.  Because in all my years of being a football fan, I’ve never seen a coach admit to being a source for a story bashing his own quarterback.  But that’s what Bears offensive coordinator Aaron […]


ESPN must stop half measures in sourcing attribution

“The moral of the story is, I chose a half measure when I should have gone all the way.  I’ll never make that mistake again.  No more half measures, Walter.” – Mike Ehrmantraut, Breaking Bad Mike’s “half mesaures” speech to Walter White may be one of the most simple, yet profound scenes in one of the great […]


The Best Sports Media Feuds of 2014

Today begins our 2014 Retrospecticus looking at the year that was in the sports media world.  And what better way to kick it off than what we love more than anything else – media feuds!  It’s been quite the entertaining and feisty year as far as we’ve seen fights break out between people at competing networks, […]


Your 2014-2015 Bowl Game Announcing Schedule

Below you’ll find all the dates, times, and announcing assignments for the 2014-2015 Bowl season as well as the Bowl Game rankings from our Matt Zemek as an added guide for you to decide which games are appointment viewing and when you might want to watch Elf on cable for the 643rd time. Here now your […]