30 For 30 Review – Angry Sky

Director – Jeff Tremaine (Director of previous 30 for 30 installment The Birth Of Big Air) Length – 90 minutes with commercials (78 minutes without) Installment – #73 of 30 for 30/ESPN Films series Most Similar To – Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau, The Legend Of Jimmy The Greek, The Birth Of Big Air Grade/Ranking – mid 50’s out of 73 Review: Closing […]


Jose Bautista calls out Colin Cowherd for insipid remarks about Dominican ballplayers

One of baseball’s most vocal sluggers is not happy with Colin Cowherd for the radio host’s negative portrayal of Dominican players, and the MLB Players Association is reportedly equally upset. Cowherd, who just this week announced his intention to leave ESPN Radio after 10 years, devoted part of a segment Thursday to the apparent simplicity of baseball, saying there’s a […]


Trey Wingo signs new ESPN deal, will host new NFL Insiders Sunday morning show

Fox isn’t the only network tinkering with its NFL Sunday pre-game coverage recipe. Awful Announcing has learned that ESPN will be debuting a new Sunday edition of NFL Insiders which will replace the first hour of Sunday NFL Countdown. The move is part of a soon-to-be announced multi-year extension for Trey Wingo, whose role with […]


The ACC doesn’t want to rush the ACC Network into existence

The Big Ten Network took the lead in the race to establish a conference network, quickly establishing a polished product, one which has been sustained to this day. The Big Ten has benefited greatly from its conference network, and other leagues noticed. The SEC Network, though only one year old, has immediately begun to fatten […]


Verne Lundquist will call his first Dallas Cowboys game on radio since 1983

It was a cold, gray, miserable day in Irving, Texas… and that description applied to the fortunes of the home team on the football field, even more than the weather conditions. December 26, 1983. It was a day when the Dallas Cowboys’ level of play was worse than the dreary tableau above and inside Texas […]


George Shea’s best intros from the 2015 Hot Dog Eating Contest

George Shea’s introductions at the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest are as much a part of the Fourth of July as the gluttony that they precede. The emcee was at it again on Saturday, bringing his unique brand of poetic, bizarre and hilarious descriptions of the competitors to the stage on Coney Island. From […]

LONDON - JUNE 21:  A 'The Championships' logo is seen at Centre Court during previews for the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 21, 2007 in London, England.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

ESPN Lays Out Full Wimbledon Schedule, Putting Its Best Foot Forward

Wimbledon is the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament, and ESPN is about to provide coverage worthy of that distinction. The WorldWide Leader announced its Wimbledon schedule on Monday,  promoting 140 hours of television coverage on ESPN, ESPN2, and ABC, plus ESPN3 live streaming of action on 15 separate courts. If American viewers want to find […]

Paul Finebaum

SEC Network and ESPN want you to see even more of Paul Finebaum

There’s no such thing as too much Paul Finebaum, according to the SEC Network. With the conference-specific channel having a highly successful launch and first year of business, its executives are also looking to expand the brand by increasing the visibility of its most notable star. Finebaum’s daily, televised four-hour radio show is the staple of the […]

ROME, ITALY - MAY 08:  Darren Cahill of Australia coach of Andy Murray of Great Britain during a practice session on day one of the Internazoinali BNL D'Italia at the Foro Italico Tennis Centre on May 8, 2011 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The 5 best tennis commentators on American television

We’re just past the midpoint of the French Open, but that means there are still three weeks of major-tournament tennis in the next month and a half, with Wimbledon arriving at the end of June. It’s a good time to give a broader audience a sense of who’s the best at analyzing tennis matches on […]


CBS adds two more SEC football games to its calendar

Network television’s home for Southeastern Conference college football has added two additional games to its coverage in 2015. CBS Sports will broadcast the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff game in Atlanta between Auburn and Louisville on Sept. 5 and Georgia at Vanderbilt on Sept. 12. These games were added through a sublicense agreement with ESPN, per a CBS […]

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 08:  A general view of court Philippe Chatrier during the men's singles semi final match between Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Roger Federer of Switzerland during day 13 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 8, 2012 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

NBC’s French Open television schedule is still the worst in sports

Memorial Day is a holiday, not an ordinary weekday. One of many pleasant ways to spend a holiday is to watch live sports. Let’s put it this way: If it’s good enough for a Sunday, it should be good enough for a holiday as well. That basic distinction brings up the first genuine problem with […]