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NFL flack Frank Luntz loved Roger Goodell’s press conference

Well, we can finally take Roger Goodell’s picture off the milk carton.  The embattled NFL Commissioner made his first public appearance in nine days to hold a press conference and take questions on his failures to lead the NFL through this crisis of confidence and the many mistakes he has made as the grand dictator of […]

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AA Podcast #96 – NFL Roundtable, Francesa, Gus & more!

For the second time, we’ve collected our editorial staff for a roundtable discussion on the eventful month that’s been in the NFL. We’re joined by Steve Lepore, Ken Fang, and Joe Lucia to wade through arguably the worst month of off-field news in NFL history, the league’s response (or lack thereof), and how the media […]

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Yes, the NFL is losing fans thanks to its month from hell

The major question that’s been raised in the wake of never-ending NFL scandal and controversy is the tangible effect it might have on the league’s popularity.  Will the NFL slowly fall from its seemingly unconquerable position as the dominant sports and entertainment entity in the western hemisphere? The first national polling on the NFL’s disastrous […]

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How much better are FS1′s ratings when Mike Francesa is preempted?

The increasingly frosty relationship between Mike Francesa and syndication partner Fox Sports 1 is back in the headlines.  Francesa has been MIA on FS1 airwaves this week as he has been preempted by European soccer Tuesday-Thursday and today, NASCAR qualifying.  Four out of five days this week Francesa has not been seen on Fox Sports […]

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Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir are NBC’s new top figure skating team

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi seem like they took place a decade ago.  Two of the brightest American stars of the most recent Olympiad were former athletes turned broadcasters – figure skaters Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski.  It took several months, but the pair is being rewarded for their work there. Weir, Lipinski, and […]

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Herm Edwards predicted the Buccaneers would make the Super Bowl

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers put forth one of the most pitiful efforts in NFL history on Thursday night as they fell to the Atlanta Falcons 56-14.  The truth of the matter is that the game wasn’t even that close.  As impossible as that is to believe.  The Falcons were up 56-0 after three quarters and […]

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Your Week 4 College Football Announcing Schedule

Thursday, September 18 7:30 PM- Auburn at Kansas State (ESPN) Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Samantha Ponder (ESPN Radio) Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Joe Schad 7:30 PM- Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Alabama State (ESPNU) Mark Neely, Jay Walker Friday, September 19 8 PM- Connecticut at South Florida (ESPN) Dave Flemming, Danny Kanell, Allison Williams STREAMING: […]

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Is there now a trust gap with Peter King?

NFL Insiderdom has become a big business.  From breaking news on player transactions to suspensions to trades and free agency, our thirst for any information of any kind has turned NFL reporters like Peter King into stars themselves. Adam Schefter (3.12 Million Twitter followers), Chris Mortensen (1.55 Million), Peter King (1.35 Million), John Clayton (1.05 […]

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The NFL is a giant clusterf—

While you were sleeping, the Minnesota Vikings deactivated Adrian Peterson… again, continuing a never-ending cycle of NFL controversy. In an overnight statement released after midnight, the Vikings placed Peterson on something called the Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission list. (HUH?) It’s just another hypocritical episode in a continually worsening month for the NFL.  A month where the NFL has […]

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BTN channels History in debuting new Treasure Hunter show

With the rise in conference networks across the sports media landscape, the impetus for those networks to create compelling original programming continues to grow.  Big Ten Network has been a leader of the pack when it comes to original series in both quantity and quality.  Whether it’s rivalries as old as the institutions themselves, controversial events, […]

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Your Week 3 NFL Announcing Schedule

Thursday, September 18 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons, CBS|NFLN 8:25 pm,  Jim Nantz, Phil Simms & Tracy WolfsonSunday, September 21 Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions, FOX 1 pm, Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch & Pam Oliver Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints, FOX 1 pm, Chris Myers, Ronde Barber & Jennifer Hale Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles, […]

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Vikings message board shuts down thanks to Adrian Peterson controversy

The Minnesota Vikings reinstated embattled running back Adrian Peterson to the team after deactivating him for Sunday’s game against the Patriots.  The Vikings’ decision to stand by Peterson was already controversial before new allegations of child abuse arose Monday night.  One group of Vikings fans were so disgusted they shut down a popular message board […]

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ESPN.com is undergoing a dramatic redesign today

For the first time in five years, ESPN.com will undergo a complete redesign as they look to keep pace with a more mobile-friendly platform.  Just how much of a change will sports fans notice? Constant change is a part of life on the internet.  Every time you log into Facebook, it’s different than the time […]

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Broncos fans are petitioning CBS to ban Phil Simms from their games

Jim Nantz and Phil Simms have called plenty of Denver Broncos games over the years given the team’s long-term success.  And now Broncos fans are coming together to gently ask CBS to never have them call another Denver game again, specifically the former Giants quarterback.  Nantz can stay. Broncos fans (apparently) think Simms has a […]

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