Is Skip Bayless the most powerful man at ESPN?

It was Pitt the Elder who once said “Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it” in the 18th century.  If Pitt the Elder were around today, he wouldn’t say those words about any dictator, president, or king.  No, they would be most appropriate to describe the way a 63 year […]


Viewing Picks for December 30, 2014

All Times Eastern Boxing Boxing’s Best of 2014 Marquez vs. Alvarado — HBO, 11:30 p.m. Klitschko vs. Pulev (finale) — HBO, 12:25 a.m. (Wednesday) College Basketball Men’s Northwestern at Rutgers — ESPNU, noon Iowa at Ohio State — ESPN2, 1 p.m. Virginia Tech at West Virginia — ESPNU, 2 p.m. Illinois at Michigan — ESPN2, […]


Michelle Beadle goes nuclear on Twitter troll

Female sportswriters and broadcasters have to deal with a lot of crap on Twitter. The comments that roll in every time they say anything are pretty gross, and things that trolls would never say to their faces. Former ESPN columnist Molly Knight tweeted out an example of the abuse, which came in response to a seemingly innocuous […]


The AA Sunday Studio Spectacular: Season in Review

Now that the NFL regular season is over, it’s time to take a look back at the 15 programs we watched over a period of 17 weeks. First, watching NFL pregame shows took a lot of energy. Second, it took a couple of weeks to map out which shows would be watched when. And third, […]


Tony Siragusa attempts a 25 yard field goal and it’s good!!!

These days, former Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Tony Siragusa is known more for being comic relief as part of DIY Network’s “Man Caves” as well as being the foil for the Kenny Albert and Daryl Johnston NFL on Fox announcing team a.k.a. “Kenny, Moose and  Goose.” Sometimes, Goose shows us that he […]

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Skip Bayless calls Johnny Manziel an alcoholic and a liar

Confirming he is indeed the worst, Skip Bayless went on First Take this morning and called Johnny Manziel an alcoholic and a liar.  Manziel denied reports that he threw a party over the weekend that caused him to be late to team activities.  However, he has even admitted himself that he needs to grow up […]


DeAngelo Williams has some words for ESPN’s Trent Dilfer

NFL rules dictate that somebody had to win the NFC South.  The Carolina Panthers did just that, making the playoffs with a losing record at 7-8-1 thanks to a final week beatdown of the Falcons 34-3 in Atlanta.  The Panthers’ victory in the winner-take-all game ended up being the last for Falcons coach Mike Smith. The […]

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Sparse crowds for early bowl games take a backseat to TV ratings

As we’re firmly entrenched in the bowl season, the early bowl games have not been drawing at the stadium. This year, there are 39 college football postseason, four more than last season. Consider nearly 20 years ago in the 1995-96 bowl season when there were just 18 games. With so much inventory, it’s not surprising […]


NFL Playoffs Wild Card & Divisional Round schedule released

The NFL Playoffs are finally here and if you’ve been following along all season at AA, you’ll know that there are some interesting changes in store to the TV schedule this year.  The biggest headline is that ESPN gets a Saturday Wild Card game for the first time under their Monday Night Football rights deal. […]


Viewing Picks for December 29, 2014

All Times Pacific College Basketball Men’s Rice at Texas — Longhorn Network, 10 a.m. Toledo at Duke — ESPN2, 4 p.m. Southern Mississippi at LSU — SEC Network, 4 p.m. Mount St. Mary’s at Old Dominion — American Sports Network, 5 p.m. Alice Lloyd at Western Kentucky — Fox College Sports Pacific, 5 p.m. North […]


AP declares NFL domestic violence problem the top sports story of 2014

The annual Associated Press vote of editors and news directors from across the country has resulted in the NFL’s difficulties with domestic violence as the top sports story of the year. It was the number one choice over the Donald Sterling banned as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers story. The NFL domestic violence story […]

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Week 17 NFL Game Watchability Rankings

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy our friends at This Given Sunday. Week 17 in the NFL is here, and you might be entering the weekend with your own preferences regarding which games to focus on, and which to place on the backburner. Most of you have your favorites and fantasy players to track. But […]


NFL and Facebook partner on media deal

If you want to watch the NFL these days, it isn’t hard. Whether you want to be traditional and watch the television, be millennial and watch the computer, or multi-task and watch on a mobile device, football is always available. Now, the NFL is bringing you another avenue to watch some highlights by partnering with […]


Viewing Picks for December 28, 2014

All Times Pacific College Basketball Viewing Picks College Hockey Men’s Great Lakes Invitational, Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI Semifinals Michigan vs. Michigan Tech — Fox College Sports Atlantic, 12:30 p.m. Michigan State vs. Ferris State — Fox College Sports Atlantic, 4 p.m. Quinnipiac at Princeton — ESPNU, 1 p.m. English Championship League Blackburn vs. Middlesbrough […]

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Presenting your Griswold Family Christmas Vacation Sportscast

Themed sportscasts have been all the rage in the last year.  From pro wrestling to Game of Thrones to death.  All of them have been themes for the blank canvases of local news sportscasts.  It’s great to see the creativity of all these local sportscasters turing the normal local sports report into a viral sensation. […]