PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 23: Shortstop Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies attempts to throw out Ehire Adrianza of the San Francisco Giants in the top of the sixth inning on July 23, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Adrianza was safe with an infield single.  (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Jimmy Rollins joining TBS for postseason baseball coverage

Former three-time All-Star Jimmy Rollins has impressed viewers over the last couple years as a guest analyst on television. While Rollins has made multiple appearances with Fox Sports in the recent past, he will be linking up with TBS this postseason for a full-time studio role for the network’s playoff coverage. Rollins will join analysts […]


No, that James Brown does not host Thursday Night Football

For decades, James Brown has been one of the most respected and influential people working in the sports media. He has served as an NFL pregame and studio show host, interviewer, play by play man, and so much more. James Brown is so skilled and so highly thought of as a television person, let alone […]


Side-by-side coverage is coming to NBC’s Ryder Cup broadcasts

One of the more underrated sports broadcasting developments in recent years has been the side-by-side coverage that has come to auto racing telecasts. Unlike football or basketball or baseball, there is continuous action in auto racing that happens during commercial breaks. The cars don’t just magically stop like a Saved by the Bell episode, so […]


Jon Gruden is already hitting Sean McDonough with pool noodles

When Mike Tirico left the Monday Night Football booth a big question for ESPN’s NFL broadcasts was how analyst Jon Gruden would mesh and develop chemistry with new play by play man Sean McDonough. Tirico is the only play-by-play partner Gruden has ever had and the former Bucs and Raiders coach has a certain je […]


Does it make sense for the PGA Tour to leave NBC and CBS?

There’s an interesting story out today at Sports Business Journal that talks about the PGA Tour considering opting out of its broadcast television deals with NBC and CBS early. While the contracts with the two networks for the PGA Tour season runs through the year 2021, the PGA Tour is examining whether or not they […]


ESPN is using fancy CGI ads at the World Cup of Hockey

Digital CGI ads replacing normal non-CGI ads seems like a little bit of advertising overkill, but that’s exactly what is happening at the World Cup of Hockey. Hockey has seen its fair share of digital advertising in the sport. We’ve seen CGI ads on the boards and the netting behind the goals for a few years […]

TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 10: Eddie Jackson #4 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts with Reuben Foster #10 after returning an interception for a touchdown against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

College football games are getting longer and fans seem to be coping just fine

Major League Baseball has been under enormous pressure to do everything they can to shorten games. So with the average college football game now taking close to three and a half hours to complete, why isn’t that sport facing the same level of scrutiny? This week, the Wall Street Journal made its case that college football […]

A drone is flown for recreational purposes in the sky above Old Bethpage, New York on August 30, 2015.

ESPN will be broadcasting an entire season of… drone racing

Drones can do a lot of things these days. They can be used by the military and police. They can deliver gift packages and pizzas. They can also now be raced against each other on ESPN. The self-proclaimed worldwide leader has been dabbling in alternative, next-generation sports for a little while now. In the last […]


Viewership for Skip Bayless’ FS1 debate show falls 45% from Day 1 to Day 2

Skip Bayless’ new FS1 debate show is everything you would expect it to be – a supersized clone of First Take. The show looks like First Take, sounds like First Take, is formatted like First Take… it’s the Mecha Godzilla compared to… well, the original Godzilla. It’s the culmination of Jamie Horowitz’s recreation of FS1 […]