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Your Full 2010 Week 17 NFL Announcing Schedule (With Broadcast Maps)

No Monday Night Football game this week, so no Tirico, Gruden, Jaws and lengthy discussions about Brett Favre. I know, you’re distraught over this breaking news.   Sunday January 2, 2011 Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New Orleans Saints (FOX, 1PM) Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick – Super Dome, New Orleans, LACarolina Panthers @ Atlanta Falcons (FOX, 1PM) Dick Stockton, […]

AA Awards – Worst Announcer of the Year

The heart and soul of AA is… well… awful announcers!  The AA staff compiled a list of 15 nominees that were deemed to be the elite of the worst announcers in sports during the past year.  Throughout the last week, AA readers placed over 1600 votes for who they thought to be the worst announcer […]

AA Awards – Best Announcer of the Year!

AA isn’t just about celebrating the bloopers and the worst of the announcing world, but the best in announcing and sports media.  Ultimately, the announcer’s job is to make the viewing experience of the game more enjoyable.  These announcers are the best in the world of sports and can make any game better to watch. […]

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Breaking News: ESPN Needs to Look up the Definition of Breaking News

Maybe a little bit nit picky, but I’ve heard a lot of people complaining about this over the past couple of weeks.    News organizations like CNN, ESPN, Fox News, CNBC all use scrolling tickers to inform the public of what’s going on in their particular niche (world news, sports news, financial news, etc). Typically […]

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ESPN News Anchor Allegedly Suspended For Plagiarism

  According to Fanhouse, ESPN News anchor Will Selva has been put on the shelf for copying almost an entire preview from the Orange County Register.  Selva stole the piece from Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register for a preview of the Lakers-Spurs game on Tuesday, and has since apologized and allegedly been suspended […]

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The Biggest Sports Media Stories for 2010

With what has been a memorable 2010 almost complete, we thought it would be a good time to recap some of the larger stories we’ve seen unfold in 2010 from an announcing/sports broadcasting point of view. Below are our top stories of 2010  (in no particular order).  The Success of 30 For 30 What if […]

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Mike Ditka In Under Armor Commercial- Actually Not Awful at all

  One of the many perks working at ESPN seems to be an increased chance that you’ll get to star in a commercial. From ESPN’s famous “This is Sportscenter” ads to the likes of Dicky V (Taco Bell/Hooters), Lou Holtz (Capital One), Chris Berman (Applebees),  Jay Bilas (KFC), Dan Patrick (TGI Fridays) and Lee Corso […]

Your Full 2010-2011 NBA Announcing Schedule For 12/27-1/2

No ESPN games due to the college football bowl activity this week. Monday December 27 Toronto Raptors @ Memphis Grizzlies (NBA TV, 8PM) Local Broadcast – FedEx Forum Memphis, TN Tuesday December 28 Los Angeles Lakers @ San Antonio Spurs (NBA TV, 9PM) Ernie Johnson, Chris Webber, Kevin McHale – AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX […]

Bill Cowher Finally Addresses Coaching Rumors

After weeks of speculation and much criticized silence, Bill Cowher finally addressed rumors and reports associated with his name and possible NFL coaching vacancies.  For what seems like eternity, Cowher has seemingly been the only NFL analyst to not have a say about the coaching future of Bill Cowher.  Unfortunately there’s no video, but the […]

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Rams v Seahawks Is Your Week 17 Primetime Flex Game… Wait, What?

The NFL announced the flex games for Week 17 and the results aren’t pretty for fans of Sunday Night Football.  While it is the only division title game in Week 17, I don’t know of anyone that would want to sit down and watch Rams-Seahawks in the final game of the regular season in primetime. […]

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Eric Shanks Is An Idiot…It’s Called a Focus Group

  Eric Shanks is not an announcer but at first glance, he sure is an idiot. Who is he? He’s the newly crowned president of Fox Sports and the guy driving the idea of putting weird Michael Bay movie like dramatic music  randomly into Fox’s broadcast of football games. If you haven’t seen this yet, […]

Vote For Best & Worst Announcer of the Year!

Merry Christmas Eve from AA!  Our gift to you this holiday season are the polls for Best and Worst Announcer of the year which will be decided by… you!  The AA staff has feverishly compiled a list of 15 announcers for Best and Worst Announcer of 2010 and it’s up to you to decide who […]

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Conspiracy Theory Starring Mark May

The biggest news of the day is the suspension of Terrelle Pryor, Dan Herron, Devier Posey, and 2 other Buckeyes for the first 5 games of next season for selling awards and taking tattoo discounts.  While the suspensions obliterate Ohio State’s chances at a national championship next season, the players will get to play in […]

Happy Festivus From Awful Announcing!

As we all take a break from raining blows down on fellow holiday shoppers, let us take time to celebrate Festivus; one of the holiest days of the year. Gather around your aluminum pole (NO TINSEL) and let’s get the holiday started. Another year of announcing is coming to a head, and I GOT A […]

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