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Ranking the 8 NFL teams that can be forced to appear on Hard Knocks next season

The NFL has become a never-ending experience. There really is no off-season, at least in terms of media coverage and televised programs. That is true for NFL teams, coaches, and players even when they don’t want it to be. It’s especially true when it comes to Hard Knocks, the behind-the-scenes HBO/NFL Films series that documents […]

ST PETERSBURG, FL - MARCH 08:  NY POST OUT  A.J. Daulerio, the former editor of Gawker, listens as Terry Bollea, aka Hulk Hogan, testifies in court during his trial against Gawker Media at the Pinellas County Courthouse on March 8, 2016 in St Petersburg, Florida.  Bollea is taking legal action against Gawker in a USD 100 million lawsuit for releasing a video of him having sex with his best friends wife.  (Photo by John Pendygraft-Pool/Getty Images)

A.J. Daulerio on who he needs to make amends with: “the list is pretty long”

In December, a bankruptcy judge approved a $31 million settlement between Gawker Media and Hulk Hogan, ending the trial and ordeal that redefined how many of us look at privacy and journalism in the digital age. We’ve heard from Hulk Hogan since the verdict landed in his favor. We’ve heard from Peter Theil, the tech billionaire (and Donald Trump […]

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This is how ESPN discovers new college football analysts

In recent years, ESPN has ended its relationship with talent across the board. Audiences have watched as big names like Bill Simmons, Skip Bayless, and Colin Cowherd were replaced by others moving up the food chain. It’s not just the talent featured in ad campaigns that’s in a state of flux, however. Color commentators and […]

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TNT, NBA TV family pay tribute to Craig Sager during Thursday broadcasts

Turner Sports broadcaster Craig Sager passed away on Thursday after a long battle with acute myeloid leukemia. Tributes have been rolling in from all over the sports media landscape but it’s the tributes from Sager’s co-workers at TNT and NBA TV that really hit home the most Thursday day. The evening’s NBA telecast began with Casey Stern, who was […]

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That time Joe Buck peed in a trash can while calling a Brett Favre touchdown

Here at Awful Announcing, we fancy ourselves the go-to source for any kind of notable stories involving TV announcers and sports media people. So when we realized that we missed a story last week involving Joe Buck, Brett Favre, and urination, we realized we had let ourselves and our audience down. We promise that the next […]

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Are ESPN and the College Football Playoff killing bowl naming rights?

Everybody loves bowl games, except maybe the people who are paying to name them. USA Today’s Brent Schrotenboer noticed a trend that seems to be multiplying across the college football postseason system. Whereas the number of bowl games has grown over the years (18 in 1996, 35 in 2011, 41 in 2016), the number of bowl […]

ST PETERSBURG, FL - MARCH 08:  NY POST OUT  Terry Bollea, aka Hulk Hogan, testifies in court during his trial against Gawker Media at the Pinellas County Courthouse on March 8, 2016 in St Petersburg, Florida.  Bollea is taking legal action against Gawker in a USD 100 million lawsuit for releasing a video of him having sex with his best friends wife.  (Photo by John Pendygraft-Pool/Getty Images)

Bankruptcy judge approves $31 million Gawker settlement to Hulk Hogan

The Great Hulk Hogan-Gawker War is finally over. It was back in March when the former pro wrestler (real name: Terry Bollea) was awarded $140 million over a Gawker.com post that published a sex tape involving him. That was just the beginning as it was soon revealed that Hogan’s lawsuit was bankrolled by tech billionaire Peter Thiel who himself […]

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Bill Simmons on Any Given Wednesday: ‘I wish it’d been monthly’

Ever since HBO cancelled Any Given Wednesday after just five months, Bill Simmons has kept a relatively-low profile. He’s still going about his business on Twitter and on his podcast, but he hasn’t opened up too much to talk about what went wrong and what might be next for him. Simmons finally provided some insight into […]

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ESPN drops trailer for 30 for 30 documentary ‘This Was The XFL’

When you think of the XFL, you probably think of how the failed professional football league quickly became a laughing stock for the way it bombed out after one low-rated, poorly-played season. That the brainchild of pro wrestling promoter Vince McMahon meant to compete with the NFL was more like a bug on their windshield. Like so […]

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How well is WWE Network doing? Depends how deep you dig

The business of professional wrestling and the business of the WWE are, for the most part, one and the same. They’ve outlasted and absorbed all of their major competition over the years (WCW, ECW) and far surpass the reach of any of their current competitors (Lucha Underground, TNA, ROH). By all accounts, there is nothing […]

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Scout Media files for bankruptcy after creditors petition for repayment

Scout Media’s no-good-very-bad 2016 is ending in the same fashion as the company announced Friday that it has filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, per an internal memo sent to Awful Announcing (and confirmed by the Wall Street Journal). Scout filed the petitions Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the […]

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HBO reportedly planning exit from Disney-backed BAMTech content deal

Major League Baseball, Disney, and the National Hockey League have big plans for streaming technology provider BAMTech. HBO will apparently not be a part of them. The joint venture, which began as a sports-focused streaming service, will likely soon be majority controlled by Disney, who is likely to offer over-the-top content beyond a sports-centric focus. While HBO is one of […]

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