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Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 5/5 – 5/10

Tuesday, May 5 Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals(MLBN 8 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Brewers at Cubs] Wednesday, May 6 Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals(MLBN 1 pm) Local Broadcast Baltimore Orioles at New York Mets (ESPN 7 pm) Jon Sciambi, Rick Sutcliffe, Doug Glanville Thursday, May 7 Los Angeles Dodgers at Milwaukee Brewers (MLBN 1:30 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: A’s at...
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TV reporters producing documentary on FIFA corruption end up being arrested in Qatar

In one of the stranger stories of this year or any other year, a group of reporters from two German TV networks, who were producing a film on FIFA corruption, were arrested in Qatar, detained and not allowed to leave the country for days. The journalists working for German public TV networks ARD amd WDR were shooting a documentary on the FIFA corruption that led to Qatar being chosen...
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Angels broadcaster catches foul ball…with a glove

Check out this fantastic awareness from Angels radio broadcaster Jose Mota, who caught a foul ball of the bat of Mariners catcher Mike Zunino on Monday night. But really, Jose – a glove? In the broadcast booth? Man…you can do better than that. The post Angels broadcaster catches foul ball…with a glove appeared first on Awful Announcing.
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The PGA Tour needs to join the 21st Century and embrace new media

For years MLB was a thorn in the side of bloggers and fans because of their archaic video policies.  If you posted a video, or tried to embed something in your blog, you would see it taken down sooner or later.  MLB not only restricted free and open sharing of video highlights, they refused to share the videos that were on their websites. In recent years, we’ve seen MLB relax...
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Knicks announcer's MVP ballot had Curry behind Marc Gasol

It’s always interesting to see what happens when media votes are revealed for end-of-season awards.  While everyone is entitled to their own opinions, there’s usually one or two outliers that really make you scratch your head. This year, that ballot belongs to Knicks radio announcer Mike Crispino.  He was the only MVP voter out of 130 to not have eventual winner Steph Curry...
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Will Ferrell brought his Harry Caray impression back on the Late Show

As we enter the final days of the Late Show with David Letterman, plenty of Letterman’s favorite guests are returning for one more final moment in the sun. On Monday night, Will Ferrell showed up, and brought his ridiculous Harry Caray impression along with him. Shawon Dunston? The Berlin Wall? CUBS WIN! CUBS WIN! I missed this impression so much, no matter how absurd it truly...
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Someone at Mike & Mike let a vulgar Twitter handle get on TV

Dear networks: if you’re doing to put tweets on screen, make sure to look at the handle instead of just the content. @awfulannouncing proof reader asleep at the wheel with the twitter handle… pic.twitter.com/LX9gwNejWX — Eric Powell (@ericspowell) May 5, 2015 Yeah… someone at Mike & Mike is getting their wrist slapped right now. Let this be another reminder that the...
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Nichols-Beadle controversy: Media needs to think about boycott

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy our friends at the National Sports Journalism Center. In 1999, Ed Hinton of Sports Illustrated was denied a credential to cover the Indianapolis 500. The Indy Racing League was upset after Hinton wrote an article critical of racing safety. The IRL’s decision created a firestorm, given Hinton’s stature as one of the top auto racing writers...
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Jameis Winston reportedly snubbed ESPN on draft day

The NFL Draft has come and gone, but an interesting footnote has emerged via Sports Illustrated‘s Richard Deitsch on Jameis Winston stiff-arming ESPN when he was drafted #1 overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Apparently ESPN was supposed to have the first interviews with the odd numbered picks this year, Winston at #1 obviously being the most important.  However, SI reports...
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Viewing Picks for May 5, 2015

All Times Eastern Boxing 24/7: Carnelo/Kirkland — HBO, 10 p.m. The Fight Game With Jim Lampley — HBO, 10:30 p.m. College Baseball Albany at St. John’s — ESPN3, 6 p.m. Campbell at North Carolina State — ESPN3, 6 p.m. Michigan at Illinois-Chicago — ESPN3, 7 p.m. Texas State at Texas — Longhorn Network, 7 p.m. South Florida at Florida — SEC Network, 7 p.m. Southeast...
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Blue Jackets will battle the Penguins over TV territory rights

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy our friends at Puck Drunk Love. The Columbus Blue Jackets and Pittsburgh Penguins won’t compete on the ice again until the Fall, but the two teams will square off away from the rink in a battle over television territory rights. The Blue Jackets are hoping to reconfigure the cable TV rights in several Ohio counties and increase/adjust the...
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Your Stanley Cup Playoffs Announcing Schedule for 5/4 – 5/8

Monday, May 4 G3: New York Rangers at Washington Capitals (NBCSN 7:30 pm) John Forslund, Pierre McGuire Tuesday, May 5 G3: Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Lightning (USA 7 pm) Kenny Albert, Joe Michelleti G3: Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild (NBCSN 8 pm) Mike Emrick, Eddie Olcyzk, Pierre McGuire Wednesday, May 6 G4: New York Rangers at Washington Capitals (NBCSN 7:30 pm)...
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Watch: ‘Saturday Night Live’ parodies Orioles broadcast to address Baltimore riots

Addressing the protests that shut down Baltimore last week wasn’t an easy topic for Saturday Night Live to approach for this past weekend’s show. But the show’s writers and cast found a way into some comedy through last Wednesday’s Orioles game against the White Sox that was played in front of a closed ballpark with no fans in the stands. Similar to a skit SNL created in...
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Jim Harbaugh just discovered Lou Holtz left ESPN and isn’t happy

Since taking over the head coaching job at Michigan just before the beginning of this year, Jim Harbaugh has been busy hiring coaches, recruiting players, trying to figure out who his quarterback will be and running spring practice. He’s been attacking every day with Enthusiasm Unknown to Mankind. So it’s probably understandable that the coach hasn’t had much time to watch...
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WATCH: ESPN reporter calls first First Take a 'train wreck'

Floyd Mayweather decisively defeated Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night, scoring a victory via unanimous decision.  The bout has been panned for not living up to its “Fight of the Century” moniker and being, well, boring.  Perhaps it would have been different five years ago or more with both men still in their prime, but Mayweather was unquestionably the better fighter on...
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Darren Rovell gets called out by Seth Greenberg’s daughter over Steph Curry tweets

With Steph Curry winning the NBA MVP, Darren Rovell was doing his thing on Twitter when he just so happened to offend a family member of an ESPN colleague.  I know, I’m surprised this isn’t more of a daily occurrence. It all started when Rovell tweeted out Curry’s collegiate recruiting background and how Virginia Tech apparently took a player who only lasted one year in college...
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Kentucky Derby rating best since 1992

The folks at the peacock are popping a few champagne bottles this morning.  As part of one of the biggest sports days of 2015, the Kentucky Derby received an added boost.  The race won by favorite American Pharoah was the best for NBC since taking over the rights and the highest rated Derby in 23 years. ICYMI: American Pharoah's victory in Kentucky Derby on @nbc posts 10.8/24...
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Michelle Beadle says she’s no longer a WWE fan because of support for Floyd Mayweather

Michelle Beadle is one of the biggest celebrity WWE fans there is. Correction: Michelle Beadle was one of the biggest celebrity WWE fans there was. Beadle tweeted over the weekend that she was giving up on WWE because of the company’s support of Floyd Mayweather.  The ESPN SportsNation host has been exceedingly critical of Mayweather and his domestic violence past in the last...
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Your 2015 People’s Sports Media Awards Winners

It’s that time to reveal our list of winners in our Third Annual People’s Sports Media Awards.  We’ve combined your votes with those of our staff and expert panel to honor our winners for the 2014-2015 sports media awards season (if such a thing truly does exist). This year presented a great mix of stalwarts and newcomers, with a certain suboptimal pair from a strange, faraway...
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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao unsurprisingly scores record PPV buys

On Saturday night, cable and satellite providers found themselves dealing with massive outages for the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao pay per view. Despite a sky-high asking price of $90-$100, the demand to watch the fight brought a lot of money to HBO/Showtime which co-produced and co-distributed the fight to the masses. Deadline reports that the fight brought in a record 3 million buys...
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Fox Sports San Diego is taking “Keys to the Game” to the final level

For almost as long as there have been sports on broadcast television, there have been the perfunctory “keys to the game” in which the expert commentator delivers bullet points on what factors will theoretically decide the outcome.  These factors could range from the very tangible: players executing the necessary skills to achieve victory to the intangible: words like “gritty”...
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Viewing Picks for May 4, 2015

All Times Eastern Arena Football Los Angeles KISS at Las Vegas Outlaws — CBS Sports Network, 10:30 p.m. College Baseball Louisville at Clemson — ESPNU, 7 p.m. ACC Monday Night — ESPNU, 6:30 p.m. College BowlingWomen’s XBowling Intercollegiate Championships: Singles — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. College Softball Oregon State at Washington — Pac-12 Networks, 10 p.m. English...
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Your NBA Playoffs Announcing Schedule for 5/3 – 5/10

Sunday May, 3 G1: Washington Wizards at Atlanta Hawks (ABC 1 pm) Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown & Lisa Salters G1: Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors (ABC 3:30 pm) Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson & Doris Burke Monday, May 4 G1: Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers (TNT 7 pm) Marv Albert, Chris Webber & Rachel Nichols G1: Los Angeles Clippers at Houston Rockets...
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PGA Tour will tee off new Over the Top video service

Coming this summer, golf fans who had only been able to watch three to hours of weekday afternoon PGA Tour on Golf Channel, will soon be able to access morning coverage on their computers, mobiles and tablets. PGA Tour Live is being developed in cooperation with MLB Advanced Media, the home of several online streaming ventures including 120 Sports, HBO Now, WatchESPN and WWE Network...
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HBO’s Real Sports wins award for report on 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Last week, HBO’s Real Sports was honored by the Overseas Press Club for its reporting on the horrific conditions for migrant construction workers who have been building stadiums for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. If you didn’t see the report when it originally aired on HBO last year, here’s a segment: Real Sports won the “David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award for Best International...
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