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ESPN is launching a longform home called Doubletruck.

#Longform has been a big debate in the sports media world, from Grantland’s controversial Dr. V article to SB Nation’s suspension of its longform program after the Daniel Holtzclaw debacle.  The controversies have cut to the very heart of the existence of longform.  Is longform truly necessary as a medium to tell stories or is it […]

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Blowouts are definitely hurting this year’s NBA Finals ratings

This year’s NBA Finals between the Warriors and Cavaliers had everything you could ever hope for if you wanted a recipe for monster ratings. The NBA’s two biggest stars in Steph Curry and LeBron James?  Check. A rematch from last year’s Finals that were a ratings bonanza?  Check. The city of Cleveland still looking for […]

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Fox Sports is adding Landon Donovan to Copa America coverage

Fox’s coverage of Copa America is slowly coming into gear.  Really, it’s probably fair to say that about the entire tournament with national anthems being botched and some crowds not quite filling up to capacity. With the group stage reaching their final matches, Fox is making a big-name addition to their coverage with former USMNT […]

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Which big sports media move is really the biggest?

Over the last year or so we’ve seen an unprecedented number of big names trading places in the sports media world.  Simmons, Bayless, Cowherd, Whitlock, Tirico, Nessler, Spielman, and many more.  But which of these moves will have the biggest impact on the overall landscape?  We polled our writers for their choices… Ben Koo: The […]

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Steve Kerr channeled his inner Gregg Popovich for in-game interview

Steve Kerr played under Gregg Popovich for a little bit in San Antonio and won two championships with the Spurs.  In spite of Kerr’s usually friendly and loquacious demeanor with the media thanks to his own broadcasting days, it was probably only a matter of time before Kerr morphed into Pop on the sidelines. Of […]

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MMA Fighting responds to UFC lifting their absurd reporting ban

One of the biggest stories in the sports media world so far this year is the craziness surrounding the UFC’s “lifetime” ban of MMA journalists including Ariel Helwani, which actually lasted about 48 hours. It’s been such a huge story that resonates because it gets to the very core values of the media and the […]

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Here is the most ridiculous screencap in ESPN history

This is the top post on the sports sub-reddit with the title, “ESPN wonders why they are losing subscribers.” They’re not wrong. It’s the screencap above of First Take advertising Stephen A. Smith talking about “love and lasagna.” Apparently Smith was a guest on something called “The Chew” to cook his “famous” lasagna recipe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjpDPrnAA3w […]

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Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 6/7 – 6/12

Tuesday, June 7 New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates (ESPN2 7 pm) Karl Ravech, Eduardo Pérez, Kyle Peterson Boston Red Sox at San Francisco Giants (MLBN 10 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Indians at Mariners] Wednesday, June 8 Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia Phillies (MLBN 1 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Jays at Tigers] Los Angeles Angels at […]

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Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 6/3 – 6/5

Friday, June 3 Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs (MLBN 2 pm) Local Broadcast San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals (MLBN 8 pm) Bob Costas, John Smoltz & Sam Ryan [alt: Mariners at Rangers] Saturday, June 4 Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs (MLBN 2 pm) Local Broadcast Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins (FS1 4 […]

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ESPN signs Mike Breen to new long-term contract

At the risk of sounding repetitive, we’ll say this once again – ESPN broadcaster Mike Breen is the most underrated lead announcer in all of sports.  He doesn’t quite have the longevity of someone like Al Michaels or Jim Nantz, he doesn’t call multiple sports like Mike Tirico or Chris Fowler, and he isn’t as […]

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Your NBA Finals Announcing Schedule

2016 NBA Finals Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers Broadcast Schedule G1: Thu, June 2 at The Oracle Arena, Oakland, ABC 9 pm G2: Sun, June 5 at The Oracle Arena, Oakland, ABC 8 pm G3: Wed, June 8 at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, ABC 9 pm G4: Fri, June 10 at Quicken Loans Arena, […]

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Does an emeritus role at ESPN make the most sense for Chris Berman?

This will be Chris Berman’s last season as the face of ESPN’s NFL coverage.  At least that’s one thing that most reports seem to agree on.  What remains to be seen is what happens to Berman after the 2016 NFL season is complete.  Will he retire completely from broadcasting?  Will he look to continue full-time […]

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ESPN debuts awesome soccer posters to get you ready for Euro 2016

ESPN’s international soccer coverage is excellent.  And while it has nothing to do with the television broadcasts, one of the cool things ESPN does now for their big international tournaments is to create posters for each team that’s competing in the tournament.  ESPN created posters for all 32 teams at the 2014 World Cup with […]

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Thom Brennaman is going on the disabled list for surgery to help his voice

Fox Sports and Cincinnati Reds announcer Thom Brennaman announced over the weekend that he’s going to have to step out of the broadcast booth for what he called a “preventative surgical procedure.” Brennaman said it would be his last game for a little while but he thanked Reds fans and the organization for their support during […]

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