Your NBA Playoffs Schedule for 4/18 – 4/26

Saturday, April 18 G1: Washington Wizards at Toronto Raptors (ESPN 12:30 pm) Mark Jones, Doris Burke G1: New Orleans Hornets at Golden State Warriors (ABC 3:30 pm) Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson G1: Milwaukee Bucks at Chicago Bulls (ESPN 7 pm) Dave Pasch, Jon Barry G1: Dallas Mavericks at Houston Rockets (ESPN 8 […]


We’ve officially run out of ideas for analyzing the NFL Draft

We can all agree that there is way too much time between the NFL combine and the NFL Draft.  Although the wait isn’t quite as long as last year, it can still feel interminable.  There are only so many different ways you can mock a draft.  Only so many times you can hear what the anonymous […]

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This New Zealand rugby interview gets real weird real fast

You may only know the American version from its brief tenure on Fox Sports 1, but The Crowd Goes Wild is originally a show based in New Zealand that features the same mix of sports and humor.  Recently CGW New Zealand interviewed Joe Wheeler, a forward for the Otago Highlanders of Super Rugby. During the […]


AA Podcast #114 – Taylor Twellman

On today’s podcast, we recap another Dos a Cero victory for the USMNT over arch-rival Mexico with ESPN lead soccer analyst Taylor Twellman. TT joins us to talk about the state of the national team as well as to get caught up on his new contract with ESPN and the new MLS labor contract. Topics […]

SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 15:  Jordan Morris #8 of the United States kicks the ball away from Efrain Velarde #7 of Mexico during an international friendly match at the Alamodome on April 15, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas.  (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)

USA-Mexico an encouraging night for Fox Sports to build on with soccer fans

For a friendly match, Fox Sports 1 dedicated an extraordinary amount of time and resources to covering the USA-Mexico game from San Antonio.  The network sent their entire studio crew of Rob Stone, Eric Wynalda, Stuart Holden, and Gonzalo Pineda to the Alamo Dome.  There was a set outside the stadium for pre and postgame […]

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ESPN gives Britt McHenry a one week suspension

When the video was released of Britt McHenry berating a parking lot attendant, you immediately knew it was going to jeopardize her future at ESPN.  People get upset all the time.  They even might say mean things that they probably wouldn’t under normal circumstances.  But McHenry’s belittling, elitist, “I’m on television and you’re not” behavior […]


In spite of Tank-a-Palooza, Buffalo leads the way in NHL markets this year

The Buffalo Sabres played some pug fugly hockey this year in the name of tanking for a top draft pick.  Just how ludicrously tragic was it?  The home fans Buffalo were cheering the team getting beat at home so they could ensure a Top 2 pick.  In that regard – mission accomplished.  The Sabres are guaranteed […]


ESPN reveals studio lineup for 2015 NFL Draft coverage

Can you believe it?  We are still two weeks away from the 2015 NFL Draft.  Will it ever come!  The eternity of waiting is almost over and thankfully we’ve moved one step closer with ESPN revealing their coverage plans for this year’s event.  For the first time, the draft will be televised from Chicago with three […]

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WEEI radio host John Dennis taking leave for alcohol rehab

Longtime Boston sports personality John Dennis is taking a leave of absence from his morning show on WEEI.  The Boston Herald published a conversation with Dennis where he publicly states that he will be entering in-patient alcohol treatment for several weeks.  Dennis has hosted the Dennis & Callahan program on WEEI since 1997.  Before he transitioned […]

NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA - AUGUST 22: Aaron Hernandez sits in the courtroom of the Attleboro District Court during his hearing on August 22, 2013 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of Odin Lloyd. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Did NFL Network air enough coverage of the Aaron Hernandez verdict?

It’s always a sticky wicket for sports networks who operate as extensions of leagues and conferences when negative news strikes.  With the editorial direction of the network coming from in-house, official league networks are faced with difficult decisions when it comes to covering bad news. A) Do you ignore it altogether and let the news […]

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Fox Sports 1 beginning to appreciate the importance of live sports

We’re coming into a new age for golf’s majors.  Now that The Masters is in the history books, we look ahead to the second major on the golf calendar – the US Open at Chambers Bay.  And that tournament represents a historic first as the first time Fox Sports will televise a major championship golf […]

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Could Periscope be the future of illegally streaming live sports?

Talented news media scribe Brian Stelter has a very relevant article at CNN today discussing HBO’s concerns over a number of people streaming Game of Thrones on Periscope.  For those of you not completely up to date with the newest social media platforms, Periscope is a live stream of your cell phone camera.  You could […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13:  Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates with the Stanley Cup after the Kings 3-2 double overtime victory against the New York Rangers in Game Five of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Your Stanley Cup Playoffs Schedule for 4/14 – 4/19

Wednesday, April 15 Ottawa Senators at Montreal Canadiens (NHLN 7 pm) Paul Romanuk, Mike Johnson, Glenn Healy, David Amber New York Islanders at Washington Capitals (USA 7 pm) Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire Chicago Blackhawks at Nashville Predators (NBCSN 8:30 pm) Gord Miller, Joe Micheletti Calgary Flames at Vancouver Canucks (USA 10 pm) Chris Cuthbert, Bret […]