Rick Neuheisel goes to CBS Sports as a college football analyst

College football analyst Rick Neuheisel is moving from the Pac-12 Networks to CBS Sports, per a CBS announcement Tuesday. Neuheisel will contribute to “College Football Today,” which is the weekly Saturday pregame show prior to the SEC on CBS. He will also appear on the panel of “Inside College Football” on CBS Sports Network. This is […]


Grading the NFL on CBS Announcing Teams

Last year we had you, faithful readers, grade the local MLB announcers for our authoritative rankings from 1-30.  It was such a success that instead of arbitrarily ranking the announcers from the NFL, we’re calling on AA Nation once again (I feel like such a sellout for typing that). Awful Announcing has always considered itself […]

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Minnesota’s Governor Wants To Abolish Early Kickoffs

One of Minnesota’s foremost politicians in recent years was Paul Wellstone, a United States Senator who would often find himself as the one dissenting vote on the Senate floor. Before his death in October of 2002, Wellstone was accompanied in Minnesota’s U.S. Senate delegation by Mark Dayton, now the governor of the state. Very clearly, […]


NFL Network brings the greatest college game ever to A Football Life

“Look I make movies.  We put narratives together for dramatic purposes. I’ve never seen a film that actually rivaled actual dramatic effects that went on in that game.  The back and the forth.” – Matthew McConaughey The newest episode of the critically acclaimed NFL Network documentary series A Football Life goes where it has never […]


49ers beat writer offers Michigan reporters tips on how to deal with Jim Harbaugh

Michigan fans, alumni, employees, and everyone who is a citizen of the state of Michigan is still in a state of euphoria over the hiring of Jim Harbaugh to coach the Wolverines.  At his introductory press conference, the words “savior” and “messiah” were openly thrown around.  In the Wall Street Journal, John Bacon compared Harbaugh’s […]

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Kentucky-Louisville draws a record overnight rating for ESPN2

It’s difficult for college basketball to draw decent ratings early in the season as it goes against bowls and sometimes the NFL. However, when you have two storied programs and in-state rivals like Kentucky and Louisville, it can sometimes buck the trend. On ESPN2 last Saturday, the Wildcats and Cardinals faced off opposite the Sun […]

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AA’s Top 14 Favorite Moments of 2014

Our year-end extravaganza comes to a conclusion on this New Year’s Eve with a bang – our favorite clips and moments of the year.  While we’ve broken down the best and worst of media and shared our favorite feuds and bloopers of the year, these are the clips that made us smile, laugh… or some […]

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Super Bowl XLVIII ads did not get the job done

As you’re well aware, advertisers usually line up to buy time on the Super Bowl because it attracts the year’s largest television audience. Despite costing millions, some marketers use the Big Game to launch new products or new advertising campaigns in hopes that viewers will remember their commercials. However, the key is standing out to […]


New Year’s Eve 2014 Viewing Picks

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s Tulsa at Central Florida — ESPNU, noon Tulane at East Carolina — ESPNews, noon St. John’s at Seton Hall — Fox Sports 1, noon Penn State at Wisconsin — Big Ten Network, 1 p.m. Temple at UConn — ESPN2, 1 p.m. East Tennessee State at Tennessee — SEC Network, […]

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Rex Ryan reportedly meets with ESPN officials

The New York Jets fired head coach Rex Ryan on Monday, ending his six-year tenure with the organization. Ryan, who is known for his enthusiastic and in-your-face personality, decided to sit down and meet with ESPN officials in case another coaching job doesn’t come up in 2015,


Mitch Albom must be the world’s most miserable sports fan

Picking on Mitch Albom is easy. Too easy. I know it. You know it. Yet just like Mitch, we’re going to reach for that low-hanging fruit. However, we’ll do so without bopping you in the nose with that fruit as we’re plucking. Because we respect you. Nearly two decades after his interests have moved past […]

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10 Bold Sports Media Predictions For 2015

With 2015 nearly upon us, John Ourand did his annual predictions article which is always a good read. With that in mind, below are some predictions of my own, most of which are unlikely but just like betting, the longshots are more rewarding to hit. Below a look at some things to keep an eye on […]


NHL ref blasts Jack Edwards

We told you about NESN’s Jack Edwards going ape over a goal call during the Boston Bruins-Columbus Blue Jackets game despite the puck going out of play and hitting the protective netting. During this sequence, Jack went on a long rant thinking the play would be reviewed, however, the officials did not notice the puck […]


The Megacast is back for the College Football Playoff Championship

The BCS Megacast at ESPN was named one of our best moments of the year in sports media – and deservedly so.  For in the revolutionary idea of blanket coverage and multiple viewing options for one game, ESPN brought fans a new way to watch a game.  That kind of positive and purposeful innovation should […]


Brandon Marshall calls Chicago radio host a ‘clown’

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall has never been shy about his opinions. Marshall, who also serves as a host on Showtime’s Inside The NFL, has been making headlines in the past few weeks. Last week, Marshall ripped Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola, calling for him to be banned from the NFL after he stomped […]