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Could Michael Cole be leaving the WWE broadcast booth?

Being an announcer in WWE is unlike any other venue in sports or entertainment because of how involved the announcers get in the action. After succeeding Jim Ross, Michael Cole has been the lead announcer for the WWE going on 20 years. He’s been the main voice of Raw over much of that time and […]

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Mike Milbury angered Detroit fans by calling Joe Louis Arena a “dump”

As far as television analysts go, Mike Milbury is not someone who has ever been concerned with winning friends or being popular. Perhaps that makes sense for someone whose most notable career moment was marching up into the stands and beating up a fan with a shoe. So when it comes to his thoughts on […]

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TNT planning “Players Only” broadcast night with analysts doing play-by-play

Sports networks are experimenting all the time with new ways to deliver games to viewers. We’ve seen special camera angles, special megacasts, special things done with announcers, we’ve even seen First Take make an appearance during halftime of Monday Night Football. Ok, maybe that last one wasn’t so special. In that same vision, TNT will […]

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Bill O’Reilly will interview Donald Trump on Super Bowl Sunday

An interview of the President of the United States has become something of a tradition during the marathon that is Super Bowl Sunday pregame coverage. When you are broadcasting a pregame show for what seems like 97 consecutive hours, you might as well, right? Even other sporting events have made interviews with the President part of their […]

KANSAS CITY, MP - JANUARY 15: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers hands the ball off to running back Le'Veon Bell #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs  in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 15, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

More Sunday night primetime NFL playoff games are on their way

Weather may have forced the Steelers and Chiefs into a Sunday night kickoff for their Divisional Round playoff game this past weekend. Moving forward though, the Sunday night primetime game appears to be a permanent fixture on the NFL playoff calendar. Traditionally the NFL has played one Divisional Round playoff game on Saturday afternoon and […]

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Let’s enjoy Tiziano Crudeli losing his mind once again

It has been way, way, way, way, way too long since we featured our favorite crazy Italian soccer announcer, Tiziano Crudeli. As a crash course for those visitors that might be new to the site, Crudeli is an announcer for Italy’s Direttastadio. This is a show that doesn’t show actual soccer games, rather it shows […]

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 31: Dre'Mont Jones #86 of the Ohio State Buckeyes hits Mike Williams #7 of the Clemson Tigers during the first half of the 2016 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

4 takeaways from 2016-2017 bowl game ratings

The bowl season is officially over and our friend Paulsen at Sports Media Watch has all the viewership data for 39 of the 40 bowl games as well as national championship games from all levels of college football. (The 40th bowl game, the Cure Bowl between Arkansas State and UCF, was on CBS Sports Network, which is […]

NEW YORK - APRIL 20: Joe Frazier and Mike Tyson attends Sony Pictures Classics' screening of "Tyson" at the AMC Loews 19th Street on April 20, 2009 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Fox Philly brought Joe Frazier back from the dead after five years

Zombie shows all the rage in popular culture these days. That’s the only possible explanation for the absurd mistake Fox Philly made this week. On their morning newscast, the station wished Joe Frazier a Happy Birthday. The boxing legend would have been 73 years old. While the sentiment was nice, somehow the station did not realize […]

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Chicago Cubs broadcasters Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies receive new contracts

The reigning world champions of baseball have made a little bit of news on the broadcasting side of sports. The Chicago Cubs announced yesterday that broadcasters Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies will receive new three year contracts taking the pair through the 2019 season. Kasper began as the Cubs play by play man in 2005 […]

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 13:  Mario Goetze of Germany celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Fox Sports might be biggest winner of expanded 2026 World Cup

Fox’s sweetheart deal to broadcast the 2026 World Cup just got a whole lot sweeter with FIFA’s decision to expand to 48 teams for the tournament. Today FIFA made official what had long been suspected, expanding the World Cup from 32 teams to 48 teams. While the expansion may be frowned upon by soccer purists […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 13:  Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates his 32-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on November 13, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys saved the NFL from even worse ratings this season

The NFL is breathing something resembling a sigh of relief. After looking like the sky was falling as ratings bottomed out for much of the first part of the season, the NFL rebounded on television… at least to a limited extent. According to Bloomberg, total NFL ratings for the 2016 regular season were down 8% […]

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Trent Dilfer had to apologize for taking a serious dig at Adam Schefter

It’s pretty rare to see fellow ESPN colleagues call one another out in any public space, but that’s what has happened over the last week as NFL reporter Adam Schefter and analyst Trent Dilfer have had a strange back-and-forth play out on Boston radio. Schefter was found having to defend himself against an accusation by Dilfer […]

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