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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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Video: Jamie Foxx does a better Stephen A. Smith than Stephen A. Smith

So we’ve already established this week that Stephen A. Smith is on ESPN airwaves for enough minutes that your cable bill should now come with a Surgeon General’s warning.  Well, it wouldn’t surprise you that SAS was part of ESPN’s postgame coverage for Game 6 of the Cavs-Raptors series when Cleveland clinched a trip to […]

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Brandel Chamblee realllllly wants to know why players misread putts

When it comes to golf analysts, you definitely don’t think of stirring up controversy or moments of tension on telecasts.  Brandel Chamblee bucks that trend just a bit.  Even most casual observers remember his feud with Tiger Woods that provoked threats of a lawsuit.  Chamblee has always been outspoken and never afraid to say what […]

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Chris Berman might be retiring after this NFL season (UPDATED)

Shocking news out of Bristol as The Big Lead reports the one man who is perhaps more synonymous with ESPN than anyone, Chris Berman, will be leaving the network after the 2016 NFL season when his contract expires. Berman started at ESPN just after the network launched in 1979 and has been in Bristol for almost forty […]

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Who really is North America’s best sportswriter?

Last week Slate published a piece declaring Zach Lowe the best sportswriter around today.  While that may be one publication’s opinion, there are certainly other opinions as well.  So this week we asked our staff who their pick would be for North America’s best sportswriter… Liam McGuire: There’s a bunch of candidates for me,Sean McIndoe (formerly Grantland, […]

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Dear ESPN: Stop Trying to Make Power Index Projections Happen

ESPN’s Power Index projections have gone from annoying to insufferable after repeatedly being shoved down our collective throats for the last eight months. I have no problem with ESPN’s increased emphasis on statistics and analytics over the last couple years; they’ve become an increasingly important and popular part of sports since the “Moneyball” revolution. Nate […]

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Brian Windhorst says Canada doesn’t have PTI, is proven wrong by all of Canada

Pardon the Interruption is one of ESPN’s longest-running shows.  On Monday, before Raptors-Cavs Game 4, ESPN reporter Brian Windhorst appeared as PTI’s guest from Toronto.  He bemoaned his belief that he could not watch Pardon the Interruption in Canada because the country does not get ESPN. He was immediately proven wrong by Canadians watching him […]

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 18:  Commentator Joe Rogan looks on during the UFC Fight Night event at Prudential Center on April 18, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Joe Rogan says he will leave UFC as a commentator if they’re sold

This may be hard to believe, but comedian-turned-MMA-analyst Joe Rogan is one of the longest running analysts on a lead announcing team in sports.  The comedian and former Fear Factor host began analyzing UFC fights all the way back in 2002.  To put that perspective, Al Michaels and John Madden were still the commentary team […]

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This sports report got really uncomfortable really fast

Gary Radnich is a sports anchor for KRON in San Francisco and over the weekend, he was involved in one of the most awkward sports reports you’ll ever see. Radnich was going to report on LeBron James appearing in Space Jam and Steph Curry’s knee, but apparently both of those topics were already covered by news […]

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 15:  Empty seats are seen in the stands during the international friendly match between England and Sweden at Wembley Stadium on November 15, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

La Liga may fine clubs who show empty seats on television

La Liga is entering into a new era with a television deal that was collectively struck, allowing other Spanish soccer teams to try to catch up to global superpowers Barcelona and Real Madrid.  Whereas in the past teams would negotiate their own television deals separately – leading to huge revenue advantages for the pair – […]

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