Your Full 2010 Week 16 NFL Announcing Schedule (With Broadcast Maps)

Thursday December 23 Carolina Panthers @ Pittsburgh Steelers (NFLN, 8:20) Bob Papa, Matt Millen, Joe Theisman – Heinz Field, Pittsburgh PA Saturday December 25 Dallas Cowboys @ Arizona Cardinals (NFLN, 7:30) Bob Papa, Matt Millen, Joe Theisman – University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ Sunday December 26 San Francisco 49ers @ St. Louis Rams (FOX, 1PM) Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, […]

Eli Manning, Ladies and Gentlemen…

Worse than that 21 point comeback by the Philadelphia Eagles was the reception that Giants QB Eli Manning got at his post game press conference.  And by reception I mean to say crickets and tumbleweed.  Evidently, reporters were more interested in hearing from Tom Coughlin, Michael Vick, Matt Dodge, and Joe Pisarcik than the current […]

Your Full 2010-2011 NBA Announcing Schedule For 12/20-12/26

Monday December 20 Dallas Mavericks @ Miami Heat (NBA TV, 7:30) Local Broadcast – American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL Tuesday December 21 Dallas Mavericks @ Orlando Magic (NBA TV, 7PM) Ernie Johnson, Chris Webber, Kevin McHale – Amway Arena Orlando, FL Wednesday December 22 Chicago Bulls @ Washington Wizards (NBA TV, 7PM) Local Broadcast – Verizon Center, […]

Merrill Reese and the Miracles in the Meadowlands

Philadelphia Eagles radio play by play man Merrill Reese has one of the most recognizable voices in all of sports.  Yesterday’s incredible Eagles comeback, the so-called Miracle at the New Meadowlands, will go down in NFL history as one of the most improbable wins of all-time.  Amazingly, DeSean Jackson returned a punt for a touchdown […]

Your Full 2010 Week 15 NFL Announcing Schedule (With Broadcast Maps)

This is late because internet access has been sparse, but it’s never too late to leave awful announcing in the comments. Consider this an open thread. Thursday December 16 San Francisco 49ers @ San Diego Chargers (NFLN, 8:20PM) Bob Papa, Matt Millen, Joe Theisman – Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA Sunday December 19 Jacksonville Jaguars […]


Tiger Woods “Wins” AP Sports Story of the Year

Tiger Woods might have gone the entire year winless on the PGA Tour and lost his #1 ranking, but at least he won one thing this year.  He was able to beat out Drew Brees, LeBron James, Brett Favre and others to be named the Sports Story of the Year by the AP.  When that […]

Top 10 Announcing Gaffes of 2010

As we hit mid-December, what better time to look back over the year that was in Awful Announcing and bring you some holiday cheer with the best screw-ups, botches, and bloopers from the world of sports broadcasting.  AA found a rebirth here at Bloguin in the late summer and there were plenty of fantastic candidates […]

Fox Wants To Get All Dramatic With Your NFL Games

The Metrodome collapse wasn’t the only major news from last weekend in the NFL.  No, Fox may be finding a new and improved way to subtly destroy your NFL viewing experience.  Fox’s latest attempt to screw up sports broadcasting came last Sunday by adding strange music to its coverage of the 49ers-Seahawks game.  What better […]


Real Tweets from Real People – The Favre/ESPN Love Affair

I’m not sure you’re aware of this, but Brett Favre’s consecutive games starting streak ended last night.  You may not be aware because ESPN buried the story behind Cliff Lee’s signing in Philly, Monday Night Football, and NBA/NHL highlights.  Wait… it was the lead story?  No way, Favre was talked about on ESPN?  For 12 […]

NFL Flexes For Week 16

NFL’s flex scheduling allows the league to tinker with Sunday matchups during Weeks 11-17 to bring fans the most intriguing (ideally, competitive) games during the primetime slots. Week 16 will be the first week it actually utilizes the flex. Per an NFL press release:   The Week 16 Minnesota Vikings-Philadelphia Eagles game on Sunday, December […]

Your Full 2010-2011 NBA Announcing Schedule For 12/13-12/19

Knicks/Heat should start to get exciting again… Monday December 13 Indiana Pacers @ Chicago Bulls (NBA TV, 8PM) Local Broadcast – United Center, Chicago, IL Tuesday December 14 Orlando Magic @ Denver Nuggets (NBA TV, 9PM) Ernie Johnson, Chris Webber, Kevin McHale – Pepsi Center, Denver, CO Wednesday December 15 Boston Celtics @ New York Knicks (ESPN, 7PM) […]

Instant Karma’s Gonna Get You, Mikko Koivu

Hockey fans out there in Internet land, maybe you can help me figure this one out. It’s certainly the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen in hockey.  When Mikko Koivu loses his own stick at 00:03, he takes a second to look down at it and decide, “hrmrmm…screw it, I’ll just rip one out of Bobby […]

DeSean Jackson’s Touchdown “Celebration” (Video)

DeSean “Big Play” Jackson scampered 91 1/2 yards toward the end zone, turned his back to the goal line and fell backwards across the plane to provide some entertainment for the fans, and this time he didn’t screw it up for his team! As you may or may not know, he’s blown some touchdowns by […]

Fox Was Ready For Amazing Metrodome Collapse Video

The video of the roof of the Metrodome caving in is one of the most stunning pieces of footage that I’ve seen in quite some time.  To actually get this on film is extraordinary, and it seems as if Fox was ready for it.  From USA Today: But Fox videotape operator Randy Carr, said Zyontz, […]

Grading Bill Simmons’ NBA Broadcasting Debut

We told you earlier this week that Bill Simmons was making his NBA broadcasting debut as an NBA game analyst for the Heat/Warriors game tonight.  Well, now that it belongs to the history books, how did the Sports Guy do?  Did he fall flat like Tony Kornheiser and Dennis Miller before him, or are we […]