Some late-season Thursday Night Football games could move to Saturday

With the 2016-17 NFL season, it’s time for the league’s TV’s partners to look ahead for the next season and what teams they’ll lobby for. Due to the Dallas Cowboys’ effect on the ratings in the second half of last season, there’s no doubt that all of the networks will want to maximize the number of appearances each can televise. But one story coming out of the Super Bowl...
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February 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Bleacher Report cutting 50 employees in layoffs, largely in editorial and studio production

The latest DirecTV Sunday Ticket subscribers are reportedly in for a major price increase A pair of ESPN journalists have a juicy-sounding book coming on Roger Goodell and the NFL's ownership Steve Young apparently only works for ESPN because his private equity partners want him to Mike Tirico will be hosting NBC's primetime Olympics coverage in 2018 Shortly after news circulated...
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February 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Mike Tirico will be hosting NBC’s primetime Olympics coverage in 2018

The era of Bob Costas hosting primetime Olympics coverage is over. Costas passed the torch over to Mike Tirico on Thursday morning’s edition of the Today Show, exactly one year before the Opening Ceremony in PyeongChang, South Korea. Costas and Tirico both had statements in NBC’s press release announcing the transition. “It has been both a privilege and an incredible personal...
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February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 12/13: The New England forecast is for snow

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for the Rams to call and see if we're interested in coaching next season.Happy birthday to Mike Tirico, Rob & Rex Ryan, Josh Fogg and Rickie Fowler. On this date in 2007 the Mitchell Report on PEDs in Major...
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December 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Here’s ESPN’s 4-Minute Tribute To Mike Tirico, Whose Last Day Was Thursday

After 25 years at the Worldwide Leader, Mike Tirico is officially headed to NBC Sports. Thursday was Tirico’s final day at ESPN – with his final assignment being the Euro 2016′s Portugal vs. Poland match. After the contest concluded, the network had a special tribute planned for the long-time employee. Fellow ESPNer Bob Ley – who helped groom Tirico in his early days –...
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July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Tirico Reportedly Leaving ESPN For NBC; Sean McDonough Favorite To Replace Him

A big sports media shakeup reportedly is in the works. Mike Tirico, who has been with ESPN since 1991, is leaving the network for NBC, sources told Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand on Monday. The extent of his new role is not yet known, but Ourand said Tirico “is expected” to be the play-by-play announcer on NBC’s five-game “Thursday Night Football” slate. Tirico...
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April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Tirico reportedly leaving ESPN, joining NBC

Here’s a bombshell: Mike Tirico is reportedly leaving ESPN for NBC Sports. Over the past few weeks, whispers have been growing louder and louder across the sports media industry that NBC was going to make a play for Tirico. Ryan Glasspiegel of The Big Lead mentioned last week that NBC was expected to make an offer for Tirico. Earlier this week AA had heard through a source that...
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April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Tirico Leaving ESPN For NBC

According to a report by Sports Business Daily, top ESPN broadcaster Mike Tirico will leave the company after 25 years, including a decade at the helm of Monday Night Football, to join NBC.  SBD: Mike Tirico is leaving ESPN for NBC. https://t.co/lJ6rKI3P3g — John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) April 25, 2016 This potential move is very interesting, considering Al Michaels is on contract...
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April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Tirico takes shot at referees as Monday Night Football ends

The New England Patriots pulled out a 20-13 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football, but the outcome wasn’t without theatrics—from the officials. ESPN commentator Mike Tirico ended the game portion of the broadcast with a deserved shot at the zebras. "What a screwed-up night of plays and officiating this was. Wow." – Mike Tirico — Chris Burke (@ChrisBurke_SI...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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