The Golf Channel’s new futuristic gadget will probably scare your children

And now we'd like to turn your attention to a new, wicked-ass feat in the world of sports television science: golf's answer to the Skycam, but 1,736 times cooler. Meet the the HoverFly Erista. Essentially, we're talking about a remote-controlled helicopter — officially called a quadcoptor — that will purportedly allow viewers at home to get a birds-eye […]

Vin Scully to take over Dodgers Twitter account Monday

The legendary eighty-five year old broadcaster Vin Scully (happy birthday!) is going to be taking over the LA Dodgers Twitter account next Monday according to, which could turn out to be one of the most glorious things to happen in the history of the interwebz. Celebrating his 85th birthday, Vin Scully says he'll take […]

Jon Gruden Thinks Michelle Obama Is Lisa Salters

Here’s a look at a clip from the laugher of an Orange Bowl last night between West Virginia and Clemson, with ESPN NFL commentator Jon Gruden confusing First Lady Michelle Obama with ESPN sideline reporter Lisa Salters. I know they look a little bit alike, but does Gruden really think that Clemson would use Lisa […]

Straight Outta Stockton Week 17

It’s a new year and the last week of Straight Outta Stockton for this NFL season.  College football cedes the spotlight to the pros today with plenty of playoff implications on the last Sunday of the season.  You can check the comments below in the SOS open thread and

Santa Clara Analyst Loses It Over Impossible Wagner Buzzer Beater

In the last moments of 2011, Wagner’s Kenny Ortiz produced the best buzzer beater of the year… and maybe the most incredible shot to win a game I have ever seen!  Wagner was tied with Santa Clara 62-62.  With time running out, Ortiz rebounds his teammate’s miss that clanks off the side of the backboard. […]

Clippers PA Announcer Introduces Mo Williams As Chauncey Billups

Chauncey Billups has been starting beside Chris Paul for the Clippers thus far this season (two games), but did not start on Friday night vs. the Bulls due to a sore groin. That didn’t stop PA announcer David Courtney from introducing the veteran glue guy anyway:  Courtney must have put in a lot of time practicing the Clippers […]


Skycam Almost Takes Out Iowa Huddle In Insight Bowl

H/T: Gifulmination One of the better enhancements to football production over the last decade, the skycam has been a great way to get fans closer to the game. I’ve always wondered, though, if one hovering behind the play would ever interfere with a game. My money was on a blocked punt, but tonight we witnessed […]


The 2011 Pyrotechnic Award Winners For The Best & Worst In Sports Media

We are finishing 2011 with a literal bang!  AA has always been about giving fans a voice in who or what they give a thumbs up or down to for covering sports.  For the last week, our readers have voted on our year end Pyrotechnics Awards for the best and worst in sports media.  After […]

ESPN’s Keith Law May Be Going Back To An MLB Front Office

Ken Rosenthal published a report yesterday mentioning that ESPN columnist and occasional on-air personality Keith Law had interviewed to become the scouting director for the Houston Astros under new GM Jeff Luhnow, the former scouting director for the St Louis Cardinals. Prior to working for ESPN, Law was a special assistant to the GM in […]

The 2011 Pyrotechnics Awards – Vote For Best And Worst Sports Show

For the final day of voting for our 2011 Pyrotechnics Awards for the best and worst in sports media, we have polls for the best and worst sports show of 2011.  Again, these are some wide ranging categories with a diversity of shows on offer in each poll.  Anything from documentaries, to studio shows, to […]

Your Full 2011 Week 17 NFL Announcing Schedule

Come back here, you’re not going to the Pro Bowl It’s the final week of the NFL season before playoffs. Playoff scenarios for the AFC and NFC can be found after the jump. Your broadcast maps can be found here, via The 506. Happy New Year! Sunday, New Year’s Day! Carolina Panthers @ New Orleans […]

Your Week 16 Dickies Winners And Updated Standings

As was the case last week, it’s amazing that some of the more infamous names in our list are making their first appearance in the Dickies countdown this season.  It’s the first winning quotes for Chris Myers, Joe Theismann, and Michael Irvin.  And can you believe Tony Siragusa only had one point coming into this […]

Mike Pereira Destroys “Loudmouth” And “Blowhard” Jon Gruden

A month ago, NFL on Fox rules analyst Mike Pereira let the world know his feelings on ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden.  Pereira tweeted that he turned the mute button on whenever Gruden was speaking.  For last week’s Monday night game in New Orleans, Pereira must have had Gruden briefly unmuted.  The popular rules czar launched […]