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VIDEO: Ravens defeat Browns on buzzer beating blocked field goal return TD

There was only one way the total crap Monday Night Football matchup between the 2-8 Cleveland Browns and the 3-7 Baltimore Ravens – with what is the most unlikely and thrilling ending of the 2015 NFL season. The final two minutes of the game were a roller coaster ride, with Austin Davis having to come […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 13:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts as he runs off the court after missing his three point attempt to tie the score as time ran out in the game against the Miami Heat at Staples Center on January 13, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Heat won 78-75.   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.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Video: Stuart Scott calls Kobe Bryant’s 81 point highlight

ESPN posted this cool piece of nostalgia earlier today – one of the great individual sporting performances of our lifetime as called by the late Stuart Scott. That performance is of course Kobe Bryant’s 81 point game against the Toronto Raptors on January 22nd, 2006 and is noteworthy today because of Bryant announcing his retirement […]


Rachel Nichols is reportedly leaving Turner and returning to ESPN

Michelle Beadle… Keith Olbermann… Jason Whitlock… and now Rachel Nichols. ESPN has thrown its arms open wide and welcomed back plenty of former Bristolites in recent years, reversing years of a more hardline stance where there was only a one-way ticket out of town.  The latest former ESPNer to come home is reporter Rachel Nichols. […]


The 5 biggest sports media comebacks

Today we launched our new sports site The Comeback, which is the general sports version of Awful Announcing.  As AA has grown over these past nine years and developed its own unique voice in the sports world, the powers that be have decided it’s time for us to have our own fancy new spinoff.  Think […]


CBS Sports is getting a new logo for the first time in 35 years

Whenever a network televises the Super Bowl it’s a great opportunity for new innovations and new beginnings.  With the broadcast of Super Bowl 50 coming this February to CBS, the network is doing something they haven’t done since the time when a Cleveland Browns quarterback (Brian Sipe) was named the NFL MVP.  Now that’s a […]


Rich Eisen is fed up with Skip Bayless’ bull—-

If Keith Olbermann can come back to ESPN to work for  a couple of years and Dan Patrick can make a special SportsCenter reunion appearance with Scott Van Pelt, then anything is possible.  But after this tweet about ESPN’s golden boy, Rich Eisen may have made it that much more difficult for him to be […]

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College GameDay is spreading the wealth in 2015

Last year College GameDay was under a microscope as ESPN entered into a business relationship with the SEC and the creation of SEC Network.  The nature of college football, with opinion and narrative driving so much of the conversation around the sport and having a tangible effect on the final rankings, demands a closer watch […]

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 26:  Tracy Porter #21 of the Chicago Bears reacts after intercepting the football in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on November 26, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Chicago Bears defeated the Green Bay Packers 17 to 13.  (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Bears-Packers highest rated NFL Thanksgiving primetime game

The primetime Thanksgiving game is still a relatively new phenomenon compared to the traditional daytime affairs in Dallas and Detroit.  However, it’s been great for the league and its fans in being able to give some Turkey Day showcases to more teams and more cities around the country.  There’s only so many times we can […]

IOWA CITY, IA - SEPTEMBER 19:  Members of the Iowa Hawkeyes celebrate in the end zone after a game winning field goal by kicker Marshall Koehn #1 late in the second half against the Pittsburgh Panthers on September 19, 2015 at Kinnick Stadium, in Iowa City, Iowa.  (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

Your Week 13 College Football Announcing Schedule

Friday, November 27 Noon- Navy at Houston (ABC) Dave Flemming, Mack Brown, Allison Williams Noon- Miami [FL] at Pittsburgh (ESPN2) Allen Bestwick, Dan Hawkins Noon- Marshall at Western Kentucky (FS1) Greg Wolfe, George Wrighster Noon- Western Michigan at Toledo (CBSSN) Ben Holden, Jay Feely, John Schriffem Noon- Kent State at Akron (ASN, ESPN3) Jeff McCarragher, […]

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 22: Quarterback Blaine Gabbert #2 of the San Francisco 49ers passes the ball during warmups before the football game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on November 22, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks won the game 29-13. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

A Blaine Gabbert press conference is the loneliest place in the world

It’s been a bit of a depressing season for San Francisco 49ers fans with the former perennial contender taking a nosedive after an offseason exodus like the NFL has never seen.  Players retiring in their prime, players getting injured, players joining new teams.  Oh, and the old coach who was run out of town seems […]

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What we’re thankful for in sports media in 2015

It’s a yearly tradition here at Awful Announcing.  As we celebrate Thanksgiving Day and gather with friends and family, we take a few moments to sit around our digital table and offer thanks for what’s happened in sports media this year.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Matt Yoder – I’m thankful for finally living long enough to […]

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Network airs soccer reporter’s outtake on live television

Ah, the wonders of live television.  Meet Reshmin Chowdhury, reporter for BT Sport. Chowdhury was on site in Barcelona to cover the Champions League game between the La Liga giants and Roma. As she was going through her report, she stumbled and exclaimed, “Oh God, what is wrong with me today!” That would have been […]


Your Week 12 NFL Announcing Schedule

Thursday, November 26 Philadelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions [FOX 12:30 pm] Joe Buck, Troy Aikman & Erin Andrews Carolina Panthers at Dallas Cowboys [CBS 4:30 pm] Jim Nantz, Phil Simms & Tracy Wolfson Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers [NBC 8:30 pm] Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth & Michelle Tafoya Sunday, November 29 Minnesota Vikings at […]