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SNL mocks NFL broadcasts for showing gruesome injuries over and over

Minutes after Saturday’s Packers-Cardinals playoff game, Saturday Night Live used the contest as setting for a hilarious sketch mocking NFL broadcasts for showing gruesome replays over and over. The sketch features Beck Bennett as Al Michaels and host Adam Driver as Cris Collinsworth as the crew narrates a gruesome injury to fictional Packers back-up quarterback Jared Schleff...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals: Game preview

GAME INFORMATION: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America via Zimbio 5-Green Bay Packers (10-6) at 2-Arizona Cardinals (13-3) Location: University of Phoenix Stadium Kickoff: 8:15 p.m. Line: ARI -7.5 TV: NBC (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth) Radio: Green Bay – 1360 AM, 97.5 FM, SiriusXM 226, Internet: 811 Arizona – 620 AM, 92.3 FM, SiriusXM 225, Internet: 800 GAME PREVIEW...
Via EndZoneScore
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings: Wild Card game preview

GAME INFORMATION: 6-Seattle Seahawks (10-6) at 3-Minnesota Vikings (11-5) Adam Bettcher/Getty Images North America via Zimbio Location: TCF Bank Stadium Kickoff: 1:05 p.m. Line: SEA -5 TV: NBC (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth) Radio: Seattle – 97.3 FM (Steve Raible, Warren Moon), SiriusXM 226, Internet: 826 Minnesota – 100.3 FM (Paul Allen, Pete Bercich), SiriusXM 225, Internet...
Via EndZoneScore
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL Wild Card Weekend Television Schedule And Announcer Guide

It’s finally here, pro football fans … the NFL’s postseason is just hours away from kicking off. For eight teams, the road to Super Bowl 50 in Northern California begins this weekend (with four more teams joining the party next weekend), with three teams still looking to bring home the first Lombardi Trophy in franchise history. Here’s where you can see all the action this...
Via Gamedayr
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Joey Crawford will retire as an NBA official after this season

Joey Crawford works in a profession which demands the ability to stay calm in highly stressful situations. One time, Crawford definitely lost his cool. In his chosen profession, even one profound lapse can affect the way a public figure is viewed by a whole generation of fans: Yet, Crawford’s infamous blow-up at Tim Duncan in 2007 was a single moment, balanced against many...
Via The Comeback
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers: Betting odds, point spread and tv streaming

The NFC North Division title will be on the line Sunday night in prime-time when the Minnesota Vikings play against the Green Bay Packers. The Vikings (10-5) and Packers (10-5) will face off in a winner take all game. The winner will claim the No. 3 seed and host a Wild Card round game while the loser will be a road team when the playoffs begin next weekend. NBC has coverage of...
Via Tireball.com
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota-Green Bay on NBC in Week 17; for now, nothing else set

Al Michaels announced it during the third quarter of the boring New York Giants-Minnesota Vikings game during Sunday Night Football on NBC. Usually, the final Week 17 schedule is announced during halftime of SNF, but the NFL decided to draw this out and make America wait during a Vikings blowout of the G-Men. We know that the Vikes will be back in primetime on NBC next Sunday, playing...
Via Awful Announcing
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Warren Sapp implies Patriots started cheating in 2000, have been ever since

Tell New England how you really feel, Warren Sapp. The Hall of Fame defensive tackle isn’t one to hold back his opinions, especially when it comes to Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. But he took that to a whole new level Friday during an interview with WEEI’s Rob Bradford. “They cheat,” Sapp told Bradford at Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz’s Celebrity...
Via NESN.com
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Arizona Cardinals: Everything you need to know before kickoff

Game: Cincinnati Bengals (8-1) vs. Arizona Cardinals (7-2) Date: Sunday, November 22, 2015 Time: 8:30 P.M.Location: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona TV: NBC Announcers: Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth Tonight, the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Arizona Cardinals in a matchup featuring two of the few teams in the NFL that can be honestly referred to...
Via EndZoneScore
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bob Costas, Cris Collinsworth chime in on Greg Hardy situation

The big story entering Week 9 of the 2015 National Football League regular season was the release of the pictures of Greg Hardy’s assault of ex-girlfriend Nicole Holder released by Deadspin and the subsequent statement of Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones supporting him. With NBC airing tonight’s Cowboys game in Arlington, TX against the Philadelphia Eagles...
Via Awful Announcing
November 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Clemson, Miami players get in pre-game fight

The Clemson Tigers and Miami Hurricanes have a pretty big rivalry with each other. The two teams meet up with each other today at noon and they are already on the field for pregame warm-ups. According to College Spun, things got a little heated during the warm-ups as some of the payers got into an altercation prior to the game. It seemed to happened after some Clemson players walked...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

The Indianapolis Colts and their “Fourth and Fail” play

If you haven’t seen the bizarre and hilarious play that has been dubbed “Fourth and Fail”, “The Snapfu”, “#PuntGate” and “The Worst NFL Play Ever”, I’ll fill you in. Exactly Al Michaels. What in the world was that? The Indianapolis Colts tried to fool the New England Patriots with the ol’ swinging gate fake punt formation. The plan, I imagine, was to try to...
Via EndZoneScore
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Gambling site pays out on 'Deflategate' bet after Al Michaels' antics

You may have read last week on FOXSports.com that Bovada.lv was offering a prop bet on how many times deflate gate would be mentioned during Sunday's Patriots-Colts game.The exact wager went like this:How many times will "Deflate," "Deflated," "Deflating," or Deflategate be said during the live broadcast of the Pats/Colts game from kickoff to final whistle? (excluding halftime)Over...
Via Fox Sports
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Al Michaels crushes DeflateGate Over/Under prop bet

With the Patriots-Colts AFC Championship rematch on Sunday Night Football being one of the headlining games of the 2015 regular season, you just knew there would be some good old fashioned reliving of the DeflateGate drama that has dominated the sports world narratives this year.  And no good NFL narrative is complete without its own prop bet. Bovada, of course, offered a DeflateGate...
Via Awful Announcing
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Al Michaels throws shade on 'DeflateGate' prop bet on air (VIDEO)

The New England Patriots-Indianapolis Colts game was one of the most anticipated of the season — partly because of the Tom Brady-Andrew Luck rematch but mostly because of that whole DeflateGate thing. And an online sportsbook offered a prop bet on how many times the word "DeflateGate" — or a reasonable facsimile thereof — would be mentioned on NBC’s "Sunday Night Football...
Via The Other Paper
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Lee Corso Fakes Out Michigan State Fans With Helmet Swap

ESPN’s College GameDay crew never disappoints. That, in part, is due to Lee Corso’s classic moment of predicting which team will win the game with some sort of elaborate prank or crazy prop. Well, the props weren’t crazy, but the prank was elaborate. Corso reached down under the desk to pull out a Michigan State Spartans helmet, and the crowd went nuts. Then Corso pulled the...
Via Gamedayr
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Lee Corso Fakes Out Michigan State Fans, Picks Michigan On College GameDay

ESPN College GameDay analyst Lee Corso was up to his old tricks Saturday, faking out one fan base before sending another into jubilation. Corso, who officially ended his losing streak last week by picking Utah, first picked up a Michigan State helmet to pick the Spartans, but acted as-if it didn’t fit his head. He then pulled out a ridiculously large Michigan helmet and officially...
Via College Spun
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers: Everything you need to know before kickoff

Seattle Seahawks @ Green Bay Packers Location: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI Kickoff: 8:30 p.m. EST Line: GB -3.5 TV: NBC (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya) Radio: Seattle: KIRO AM and FM (Steve Raible, Warren Moon and Jen Mueller) Green Bay: WTMJ (Wayne Larrivee and Larry McCarren) SiriusXM 225 Home/ 226 Away 811 Internet Home/ 826 Internet Away Week two of the...
Via EndZoneScore
September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers coaches were listening to the Patriots radio broadcast for “the majority of the first half”

During the first half of the Thursday night NFL opener, Al Michaels told tens of millions of viewers on NBC that the Pittsburgh Steelers were having communication issues on the sidelines when coaches were picking up the New England Patriots radio broadcast in their headsets. Not in New England! Only in the NFL! Of all places, of all nights, there were issues with the road team’s...
Via Awful Announcing
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots fans taunt Goodell with 'Where is Roger?' chant

    New England Patriots fans had their chance to make their voices heard on Thursday night, and they made sure to do so in the most audible way possible. After the Patriots forced a punt in the fourth quarter of their season opener against the Steelers to keep the score at 28-14 with under nine minutes left, the fans broke out with a stadium-wide “Where is Roger?” chant...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers’ Coaches Claimed They Heard Patriots’ Radio In Headsets

It took about 30 seconds for the New England Patriots to be thrown back into the “shady” category. In the first game of the 2015 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers were all set to go in Foxboro, but they ran into a little technical malfunction. During the NBC broadcast of the game, Al Michaels mentioned the Steelers’ coaches were complaining that their headsets were picking up...
Via Gamedayr
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

NBC Says Steelers Were Hearing Patriots Radio Broadcast In Headsets

When Scott Zolak is on the radio, you just can’t shut it off. NBC’s Al Michaels reported an interesting tidbit during the first quarter of the New England Patriots’ Opening Night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday: The Steelers allegedly were getting fed the Patriots broadcast from 98.5 The Sports Hub into their headsets instead of being able to communicate. Former...
Via NESN.com
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers have problems with headsets in opener in Foxboro

    How much more convenient can you get? The same week a report comes out rehashing all the alleged cheating by the Patriots over the years, there is some funny business going on at Gillette Stadium during the season-opening game on Thursday. NBC’s Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth shared on the telecast that the Steelers were having communication problems on their coach...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Your Week 1 NFL Announcing Schedule

Football. Is. Here. Thursday, September 10 Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots [NBC 8:30 pm] Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth & Michelle Tafoya Sunday, September 13 Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills [CBS 1 pm] Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans [CBS 1 pm] Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon Cleveland Browns at New York Jets [CBS 1 pm] Greg Gumbel...
Via Awful Announcing
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Vs. Patriots 2015 Week 1: Game Time, Line, Weather, TV, Injuries & Radio Schedule

2015 Week 1 Pittsburgh Steelers (0-0) vs. New England Patriots (0-0) Kickoff: 8:30 p.m. ET Site: Gillette Stadium (66,829) • Foxborough, Mass. Playing Surface: FieldTurf TV Coverage: NBC-TV (locally WPXI-TV, channel 11) Announcers: Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (color analyst), Michele Tafoya (sideline) Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network – WDVE-FM... The post...
Via Steelers Depot
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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