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Celebrating our 5 Year Anniversary with the Best in Awful Announcing

Today is an important day here at AA HQ – it’s the five year anniversary of our relaunch under the Bloguin umbrella.  Awful Announcing was started by the great Brian Powell in 2006 and when the site went dark in 2010, Bloguin brought it back on August 29th, 2010.  Over these last five years, we’ve taken […]

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Sarah Palin: “Terrorists using ESPN to mislead the public”

In case you thought Sarah Palin was going to tone down her criticism of ESPN in the wake of Curt Schilling’ suspension, think again. First came Palin’s Facebook rant in defense of fellow conservative Curt Schilling and calling out ESPN for suspending him (indefinitely apparently) after tweeting an offensive message comparing Muslims to Nazis.  Next, Palin […]

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Jessica Mendoza replacing Curt Schilling on Sunday Night Baseball this week

After learning earlier this week that Curt Schilling would not be on this weekend’s broadcast of Sunday Night Baseball, the question that arose was whether or not he would be replaced in the booth. An answer came last night, with the news reported by Tom Hoffarth that Jessica Mendoza will be joining Dan Shulman and […]

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Lou Holtz is joining SiriusXM to host shows about college football… and golf

Well, Lou Holtz’s “retirement” didn’t last long. The legendary college football coach retired from ESPN this past year after working a number of years as a television analyst for the network.  When Holtz left the network in April he said “I have no intentions of broadcasting anymore.” Those intentions lasted just a few months as […]

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NFL on CBS broadcast teams revealed for 2015 season

The NFL on CBS revealed their 2015 broadcast teams and decided to stand pat, making almost no changes in the booth. CBS will be broadcasting Super Bowl 50 next February, and they will be employing their top stalwarts, Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, with Tracy Wolfson on the sidelines once again. This same trio is […]

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 03: Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling #38 throws out the first pitch after being inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame prior to the game against the Minnesota Twins during the game on August 3, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Curt Schilling will not be on Sunday Night Baseball this week

Curt Schilling’s ESPN career is in flux.  The former World Series MVP has been known to share a controversial opinion or two on his social media pages, but he clearly stepped over the line this week.  Schilling posted and deleted a picture comparing Muslims to Nazi Germany that drew swift and near-universal backlash. In the […]

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ESPN’s College Football Playoff Nightmare

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy our friends at The Student Section. ESPN is paying $470 million annually to broadcast the College Football Playoff, and it’s safe to say the Worldwide Leader made out pretty well in year one of the deal. The inaugural field featured two of college football’s bluest bloods representing the SEC […]

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NESN replaces Don Orsillo with Dave O’Brien in Red Sox booth

NESN shocked the baseball world today when reports made the rounds that the network would be replacing very popular play by play man Don Orsillo on Red Sox telecasts next season.  Those reports were confirmed this evening when NESN announced that ESPN veteran and current Red Sox radio announcer Dave O’Brien would be taking over […]

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Peter King’s DeflateGate flip-flopping is pretty incredible

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen has endured a rough summer after being called out by Patriots owner Robert Kraft for inaccuracies in his original report about DeflateGate.  It was Mortensen’s report about 11 of the 12 balls being vastly under-inflated that set the most annoying scandal in NFL history in motion and Mortensen’s report that was ultimately proven […]

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 03:  Joe Maddon (C) is introduced as the Chicago Cubs new manager with Cubs President Theo Epstein (R) and General Manager Jed Hoyer during a press conference on November 3, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 8/24 – 8/30

Monday, August 24 Houston Astros at New York Yankees (MLBN 7 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Pirates at Marlins] St. Louis Cardinals at Arizona Diamondbacks (ESPN2 10 pm) Dave O’Brien, Dallas Braden, Jessica Mendoza Tuesday, August 25 Houston Astros at New York Yankees (MLBN 7 pm) Bob Costas, John Smoltz & Sam Ryan [alt: Twins at […]

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Cris Carter controversy shows an appalling lack of judgment by everyone involved

Recently, comments made by Cris Carter at the 2014 NFL Rookie Symposium came to light.  In the comments, Carter told rookies they should find a “fall guy” who could help players avoid jail time and criminal charges.  The reaction to the comments gaining attention after a year going unnoticed on the NFL website was swift.  ESPN and […]

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King For A Day: 5 changes at ESPN

This week we’ll do something new at Awful Announcing – a series that is a great intellectual endeavor for us that will put fear into the hearts of network executives around the country.  In this series, we’ll imagine a scenario where we are put in charge of each of the major sports networks for one day […]

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Bill Simmons’ podcast is coming back October 1st

Bill Simmons dropped a little news on Twitter today.  His podcast will be coming back on October 1st.  However, it won’t be called The B.S. Report as that branding will have to stay at ESPN.  (Maybe ESPN will re-launch The B.S. Report as a joint podcast with Bayless and Smith in the ultimate troll move.) […]

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Fox’s Randy Moss thinking about potential NFL comeback?

I’ll be honest, before this weekend I had no idea that “Randy Moss comeback rumors” were actually a thing.  Moss is 38 years old, has not played since 2012, and in that season with the San Francisco 49ers, he had just 28 catches for 434 yards.  That campaign came after he missed the 2011 season with his […]

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