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Yahoo Sports Fantasy App Update Pays Homage To Antonio Brown Crane Kick

Yahoo released an update to their fantasy app today. This is not newsworthy at all except in their description to the update, they added a very nice blurb paying homage one of the most memorable football highlights I can remember in which we saw Antonio Brown crane kick the Browns punter who I am too lazy to Google his name right now. Hopefully with Antonio Brown’s help, Yahoo’s...
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Jonathan Dwyer spoke out on the NFL’s “domestic violets” problem

Arizona Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer is the latest NFL player to find himself in the middle of domestic violence allegations.  He was arrested on Wednesday for an incident in late July.  Showing they’ve actually learned from their brethren’s mistakes this week, the Cardinals deactivated Dwyer immediately. Ironically enough, Dwyer attempted to tweet about domestic violence a...
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The Vikings really want to get this Adrian Peterson thing right

The Vikings were on DEFCON 1 today as team owner Zygi Wilf and his underlings finally answered questions about their enormous bungling of the Adrian Peterson situation. At the press conference it was clear what the messaging was from the team’s front office – the Vikings were clearly doing the right thing by placing Peterson in the NFL’s newfound timeout chair Exempt List...
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TMZ Sports finds a home at Reelz

TMZ has more or less been dominating sports media for the past couple months. From Donald Sterling to Ray Rice to any other number of athlete scandals, they have been both breaking the stories and part of the stories themselves. Now, they will have an outlet with which to present it in a more traditional medium. The Reelz Channel — a subscription-based service — has ordered a...
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The Mike Francesa Saga is getting really interesting

Ever since Mike Francesa began his Fox Sports 1 simulcast of his WFAN radio show earlier this year, the relationship between the two parties has been rather tumultuous. Now it’s reaching the breaking point. It’s been quite the week for Mongo Nation as Mike Francesa’s increasingly difficult simulcast situation with Fox Sports 1 is becoming increasingly strained.  Francesa...
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Week 2 NFL Local Ratings Rankings

Welcome to AA’s NFL local ratings rankings. Every week, we’ll take a look at which teams has the highest TV ratings in their local markets, presented 1-32 and with commentary to help provide context, enjoy.  Week 2 Ratings 1. New Orleans (Fox) - 46.2 There’s no real explanation to why the Saints’ road opener against Cleveland received such a ratings bump from their home...
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British announcers immediately improve your standard hockey brawl

We are very, very relieved that hockey is back, as most NHL teams start training camp by Friday, and the preseason begins on Sunday. We had three long, arduous months without one of the most exciting sports on earth and that meant going down a YouTube rabbit hole of past games from different hockey leagues all across the globes. Most of the time, they’re boring, but sometimes...
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75 CSN Houston employees will be getting laid off

While the mess involving CSN Houston is finally reaching a conclusion, it’s coming with a price – 75 of the 115 employees of CSN Houston were told on Tuesday that they would be laid off if the proposed AT&T/DirecTV reorganization occurs. Judge Marvin Isgur will decide whether or not to approve the reorganization, which would turn CSN Houston into Root Sports Houston, on October...
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The NFL is a giant clusterf—

While you were sleeping, the Minnesota Vikings deactivated Adrian Peterson… again, continuing a never-ending cycle of NFL controversy. In an overnight statement released after midnight, the Vikings placed Peterson on something called the Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission list. (HUH?) It’s just another hypocritical episode in a continually worsening month for the NFL.  A month...
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CBS to feature former NFL stars on primetime dramas

Hey, you got your football in my crime drama! You got your crime drama in my football! Two great tastes that taste great together or potentially awkward corporate synergy? CBS will give viewers the chance to judge for themselves on four occasions during its network prime-time programming this fall. A quartet of former NFL stars — three of whom work for CBS as either studio...
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Brandon Marshall is pissed at ESPN regarding his new E:60 feature

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall has some serious baggage. He’s had several brushes with the law, he’s been accused of domestic violence and he suffers from borderline personality disorder. But by all indications, Marshall has turned his life around. He’s kept out of trouble and is now heavily involved in charity while acting as a champion for mental health awareness...
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Viewing Picks for September 17, 2014

All Times Eastern College Football BTN Football & Beyond 2014 — Big Ten Network, noon CFB Daily — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. SEC Film Room — SEC Network, 8 p.m. Trophy Lives: Heisman Winners of the SEC — SEC Network, 11 p.m. College Soccer Men’s Princeton vs. Georgetown — ESPNU, 7 p.m. CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage Montreal Impact...
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WATCH: Charles Barkley bounces first pitch

Charles Barkley threw out the first pitch at the Chicago Cubs game on Tuesday night.  We’ve seen a lot of god-awful first pitches this year and while this isn’t on par with 50 Cent, it’s still pretty bad for a Hall of Fame athlete.  Barkley’s pitch falls short and wide right. On the bright side though, at least there’s not a horrible hitch like in his golf swing!  So...
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BTN channels History in debuting new Treasure Hunter show

With the rise in conference networks across the sports media landscape, the impetus for those networks to create compelling original programming continues to grow.  Big Ten Network has been a leader of the pack when it comes to original series in both quantity and quality.  Whether it’s rivalries as old as the institutions themselves, controversial events, or documenting both...
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Your Week 3 NFL Announcing Schedule

Thursday, September 18 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons, CBS|NFLN 8:25 pm,  Jim Nantz, Phil Simms & Tracy WolfsonSunday, September 21 Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions, FOX 1 pm, Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch & Pam Oliver Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints, FOX 1 pm, Chris Myers, Ronde Barber & Jennifer Hale Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles, FOX 1...
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Brian Cranston promotes MLB Postseason with one-man show

Brian Cranston is one of the best actors going today, and he was commissioned to promote the MLB Postseason on TBS in this one-man show commercial. This is pretty fantastic. Cranston can do it all, and seeing him in all of these multiple uniforms acting out historic MLB moments is amazing. There’s also Pedro Martinez training (if you want to call it that) Cranston dressed as a...
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Matthew Berry, fantasy football, and the challenges of #TooSoon

The past week saw plenty of NFL stories that went far beyond the on-field games, particularly those on Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy and Ray McDonald. While those stories had on-field implications (and thus, fantasy implications), some felt the severity of the off-field incidents should preclude any early discussion of what those incidents and the punishment for them (or...
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Brian Urlacher leaves Fox Sports to spend time with family

Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has ended his time at Fox Sports after 13 months, citing a desire to spend more time with his family. Urlacher worked mainly on Fox Sports 1, appearing on the canceled Fox Football Daily and Fox NFL Kickoff. There was no immediate word on who will replace Urlacher on Fox NFL Kickoff along with Joel Klatt and Randy Moss. I thought Urlacher...
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Tim Tebow was a natural on his Good Morning America debut

Tim Tebow made his debut on Good Morning America during a segment called “Motivate Me Monday.” He looks more relaxed than you could possibly imagine for his morning show debut. More and more people are becoming convinced this television thing might work out for him after all… The segment features Deven Jackson, a ten-year old determined to still play football despite losing...
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Ray Lewis has some VERY profound thoughts on momentum

Ray Lewis was a polarizing figure as an NFL player and the jury is certainly still out on his abilities as a television analyst.  After last night’s Monday Night Football game, Lewis dropped this gem from the Department of Redundancy Department. How huge is momentum?  It’s HUGE… Thank god we have Ray Lewis to explain things to us https://t.co/dIHeTRDEBp — Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat...
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ESPN announces new slate of 30 For 30 films for the fall

30 For 30 is one of the best things ESPN has ever done. Incredible content is released under the banner of the critically-acclaimed series each year, and we’ve been jonesing for some new films after this summer’s Soccer Series concluded. Finally, we have our wish – the newest series of 30 For 30 will kick off on Tuesday, October 7th, and some of the featured films look incredible...
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Vikings message board shuts down thanks to Adrian Peterson controversy

The Minnesota Vikings reinstated embattled running back Adrian Peterson to the team after deactivating him for Sunday’s game against the Patriots.  The Vikings’ decision to stand by Peterson was already controversial before new allegations of child abuse arose Monday night.  One group of Vikings fans were so disgusted they shut down a popular message board for the team. The...
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Rihanna to CBS: “F— you.”

Last week CBS pulled their theatrical opening featuring Rihanna and Don Cheadle for the debut of Thursday Night Football.  This editorial decision was taken in light of the Ray Rice controversy and the network’s pregame coverage for the Steelers-Ravens game.  The decision was probably a sensible one considering the hard news element of the pregame show and the fact that a planned...
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ESPN.com is undergoing a dramatic redesign today

For the first time in five years, ESPN.com will undergo a complete redesign as they look to keep pace with a more mobile-friendly platform.  Just how much of a change will sports fans notice? Constant change is a part of life on the internet.  Every time you log into Facebook, it’s different than the time you logged on before.  Twitter is looking at making fundamental changes...
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Viewing Picks for September 16, 2014

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football 2014 Australian Rules Football League All Australian Awards — Fox Soccer Plus, 6:30 a.m. College Football BTN Football & Beyond 2014 — Big Ten Network, noon CFB Daily: The Experts — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. College Football Featured — ESPNU, 4:30 p.m. Inside College Football — CBS Sports Network...
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