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NBA investigating moving up the Finals?

Both of the NBA Conference Finals sit at three-nil in series that are surprisingly whitewashes thus far.  In the east, the Cavaliers took the first two games in Atlanta by an average of 10 points per game before winning Game 3 in overtime at home thanks to an epic triple double from LeBron James.  In the […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 22:  TV personality Larry King salutes during the national anthem before the semifinal game of the 2009 World Baseball Classic between United States and Japan on March 22, 2009 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. Japan defeated the United States 9-4.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Larry King has some amazing, random hot sports takes

In his retirement, former CNN host Larry King is still keeping very active on Twitter.  Of course, Larry King’s Twitter account is different than 99.9% of the social media world. Back in March, the Washington Post reported that King tweets by leaving voicemails to an associate who then transcribes them to put on the platform.  Hopefully […]

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Jeff Van Gundy reportedly a candidate for Pelicans coaching job

ESPN has had relatively good luck with their top analysts staying in place and resisting the temptation to return to the coaching profession.  But that may not be the case much longer.  Lead NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy is reportedly a candidate for the vacant New Orleans Pelicans job. Van Gundy has been with ESPN […]

ANAHEIM, CA - FEBRUARY 18: Victor Hedman #77 of the Tampa Bay Lightning gets the stick up on Kyle Palmieri #21 of the Anaheim Ducks during the first period at the Honda Center on February 18, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NBC is looking at a nightmare Stanley Cup Final ratings matchup

Heading into the Stanley Cup Conference Finals, the suits at NBC were surely crossing their fingers and doing whatever superstitious ritual they could think of to get a dream Stanley Cup Final in the ratings department: Rangers vs Blackhawks. Chicago.  New York.  Two members of the original six.  Two of the biggest markets in the country. […]

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Jeff Gordon will join the NASCAR on Fox broadcast booth for 2016

Since winning NASCAR rights for the first time in 2001, the trio of Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, and Larry McReynolds has been in the broadcast booth for Fox Sports.  The three have seen NASCAR ride the roller coaster of national popularity and called some of the most tragic and most memorable moments in the history of […]

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Joel McHale will host this year’s ESPYs

It takes a lot for me to get excited for the ESPYs, ESPN’s annual manufactured awards show that takes place on the night after the All-Star Game.  The ESPYs has had some great, heartwarming moments, don’t get me wrong, but the manufactured nature of “Hollywood, California meets Bristol, Connecticut” has always been a bit too much. […]

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Real Sports embracing social media in new ways with Ronda Rousey interview

Here’s an interesting sports media nugget from HBO.  We’ve seen an evolution at Real Sports this year with the program shifting away from Bryant Gumbel’s closing monologue to a variety of comedians with ties to the networks opining on topics in and around sports.  The shift is a nod from Real Sports to reach younger […]

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AA Podcast #119 – Men in Blazers

We’re privileged to be joined on this week’s podcast by the biggest winners in our yearly People’s Sports Media Awards – Roger Bennett and Michael Davies, better known as the Men in Blazers. The best British export since the Spice Girls have taken America by storm in the last year – first with their work […]

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Chris Russo and Peter King have heated exchange over DeflateGate

Chris “Mad Dog” Russo has really been living up to that moniker with his scorching takes on DeflateGate, condemning Tom Brady and the Patriots organization, and even Brady’s dad! On yesterday’s Mad Dog Radio, he took aim at another target closely associated with the NFL – Peter King. Doggie and King had quite the heated […]

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David Letterman was once a pit reporter for ABC’s Indy 500 coverage

David Letterman brings the curtain down on his late night career tonight. His ties to the sports world are fairly pronounced, especially when it comes to open wheel racing.  Not only is he a part-owner for the Rahal Letterman Lanigan team, once upon a time he actually worked the race as a trackside reporter for […]

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Brian Windhorst outs himself as The Grinch

Some of the most adorable moments from the postseason have been NBA stars with their children at the podium for their postgame press conferences.  Who could forget Derrick Rose and his son P.J. and all the great memes they created? After the Warriors beat the Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, Steph […]

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 06:  Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates a shot against the San Antonio Spurs during Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 6, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.  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 Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Your NBA Conference Finals Announcing Schedule

NBA Eastern Conference Finals Cleveland Cavaliers vs Atlanta Hawks  TNT- Marv Albert, Reggie Miller, Chris Webber; Reporters: David Aldridge, Rachel Nichols ESPN Radio- Marc Kestecher, Jon Barry Game 1: Wed., May 20 at Phillips Arena, Atlanta, TNT 8:30 pm Game 2: Fri., May 22 at Phillips Arena, Atlanta, TNT 8:30 pm Game 3: Sun., May 24 at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, TNT 8:30 pm […]

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Jalen and Jacoby pour one out for Bill Simmons on Grantland podcast

Grantland is slowly adjusting to life without Bill Simmons.  Two of Simmons’ closest running mates at the site are Jalen Rose and David Jacoby and they addressed Simmons’ departure publicly for the first time. On their Jalen & Jacoby podcast published on Monday previewing the conference finals, the pair took a couple minutes at the […]

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