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Richard Sherman protests Lynch fine, mocks NFL in presser

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman had a unique way to protest the $100,000 fine given to teammate Marshawn Lynch for not speaking to the media . During his weekly press conference on Tuesday, Sherman brought a cardboard cutout of teammate Doug Baldwin to the podium, trashed the NFL, plugged his endorsers, and took no questions from the media. Sherman did all of his talking...
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Your NBA Announcing Schedule for 11/25 – 11/30

Tuesday, November 25Golden State Warriors at Miami Heat (NBAtv 7:30 pm) Local BroadcastWednesday, November 26New York Knicks at Dallas Mavericks (ESPN 7:30 pm) Mike Breen, Jeff Van GundyMemphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Lakers (NBAtv 10:30 pm) Local BroadcastFriday, November 28Los Angeles Clippers at Houston Rockets (NBAtv 8 pm) Local BroadcastSaturday, November 29New Orleans...
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Ferguson coverage leads ESPN to lowest Monday Night Football ratings of 2014

Last night was an extremely surreal night in this country, and an extremely surreal night if you were watching television. I personally was glued to the live coverage of the reaction to the Darren Wilson grand jury decision and the aftermath further on in Ferguson, Missouri. It appears that many others were doing the same. ESPN’s Monday Night Football drew a 7.1 rating for the...
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Verne Lundquist wins “Distinguished American” award

The Walter Camp Football Foundation “Distinguished American” award is given to “an individual who has utilized his or her talents to attain great success in business, private life or public service and who may have accomplished that which no other has done”. Plenty of sports broadcasters have received the award, including Joe Theismann last year, Robin Roberts in 2009, and...
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Cleveland reporter calls out ESPN’s lack of credit for Johnny Manziel fight story

Surprisingly, the earth did not cease its orbit around the sun and go hurtling into deep outer space when the news was broken about Johnny Manziel allegedly being involved in a pier six brawl.  Manziel and his entourage were reportedly involved in a fight when approached by a possibly over-exuberant fan.  The news of the incident was first broken by Cleveland Scene, who acquired...
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College Football Rankings show a huge ratings winner for ESPN

Last week we talked about the weekly College Football Rankings show perhaps not doing the committee any favors in selecting the Top 4 teams in the sport.  The task of having to produce rankings each and every week brings increased scrutiny to the committee and opens up their work to every possible inquisition. So why produce weekly rankings?  Why turn the work of the college football...
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College GameDay On The Clock – Harvard

With a slate of really, really bad football on Saturday, perhaps the biggest upset of the day came on the set of College Gameday, set this week on the historic grounds of Harvard University for “The Game”, Harvard vs. Yale. This was the second time that College Gameday has visited an Ivy League location, the last being Penn in 2002, and on a day that only featured only three...
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Paul Finebaum will take calls during the Iron Bowl on SEC Network

As ESPN gets ready to broadcast its first Alabama-Auburn Iron Bowl game in seven years, another opportunity to watch has emerged. While Brent Musberger will be on the call on ESPN, Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch reported that Paul Finebaum will be live on the SEC Network taking calls during the game. They’re calling it the Finebaum Film Room: Iron Bowl Live and will feature...
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We know Odell Beckham Jr.’s name… wait, no we don’t!

If you were watching the Bills whomp the Jets in their impromptu Monday Night Football matchup in Detroit, you caught this gem of a quote from CBS analyst Solomon Wilcots.  In talking about Odell Beckham Jr’s “greatest feat of athleticism in the history of western civilization” he said this… You sure you know Beckham's name now? https://t.co/ikYlH5NlCo — Mike Tunison...
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Viewing Picks for November 25, 2014

All Times Eastern College BasketballMen’sBarclays Center Classic Tennessee State at Virginia — ESPN3, 7 p.m. Norfolk State at Vanderbilt — SEC Network Plus, 8 p.m. Cancun Challenge, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Cancun, MexicoSemifinals Virginia Tech vs. Northern Iowa — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Miami (OH) vs. Northwestern — CBS Sports Network, 9:30 p.m. CBE Hall of Fame...
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Peter King, Red Sox picked the wrong time to send these tweets

Major news events usually lead to major social media fails. The Ferguson announcement resulted in a couple tweets from the Boston Red Sox and Peter King that couldn’t have been worse in the timing department. King inexplicably used the word “indictment” to talk about the Jets’ offense and special teams right when the announcement about Darren Wilson not being indicted...
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Your NHL Announcing Schedule for the Week of 11/24

United States Monday, November 24 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Boston Bruins, 7 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - Dave Strader, Brian Engblom Wednesday, November 26 Philadelphia Flyers vs. Detroit Red Wings, 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - Local Announcers Friday, November 28 New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers, 1 p.m. ET (NBC) - Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire Chicago Blackhawks vs. Anaheim...
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NFL Ratings, Week 12: Cowboys-Giants lowest since ’07

Regional Window (Fox) 1. Milwaukee (GB vs. MIN) - 44.2/722. Seattle (ARZ vs. SEA) - 40.5/703. Minneapolis-St. Paul (GB vs. MIN) - 35.7/704. Boston (DET vs. NE) - 35.2/715. Providence (DET vs. NE) - 34.2/596. San Diego (STL vs. SD) - 28.9/587. Chicago (TB vs. CHI) - 28.9/558. Phoenix (ARZ vs. SEA) - 28.2/499. Detroit (DET vs. NE) - 25.1/4910. St. Louis (STL vs. SD) - 20...
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Video: Terry Bradshaw destroys Roger Goodell

Remember a few months ago when everyone was calling for Roger Goodell’s job over his complete and total botching of the Ray Rice case?  Remember when Goodell stammered and stuttered his way through a woeful press conference?  Remember when he was climbing to the mountain of the worst commissioner in sports? That seems like a long time ago, doesn’t it? With his suspension of...
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Woman weeps over getting piece of cake from Tim Tebow

If that woman is that shook up by receiving a piece of cake from Tim Tebow, could you imagine how Skip Bayless would react?  It’d be like a teenager watching 5 Seconds of Summer at The Today Show. H/T @bubbaprog The post Woman weeps over getting piece of cake from Tim Tebow appeared first on Awful Announcing.
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Brent Musburger will call the Iron Bowl on Saturday night

Great news for college football fans as the preeminent voice of the sport will return to the big stage to call one of the most important games of the season. Brent Musburger will return to ESPN to call the Iron Bowl this Saturday between #1 Alabama and #14 Auburn.  Musburger will announce the game alongside the top SEC Network crew of Jesse Palmer and Maria Taylor.  ESPN confirmed...
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Tampa paper wants the Bears to take Josh McCown back

Yesterday’s Tampa Bay/Chicago match up had an interesting story line as head coach Lovie Smith and quarterback Josh McCown went up against their former team. After the first half, it looked like the Bucs might actually upset the Bears, but after halftime it was like a different Chicago team came out of the locker room, and Tampa Bay ultimately lost, 21-13. McCown threw two interceptions...
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Western Carolina coach is dead wrong in personal attack against Kirk Herbstreit

It’s a tradition unlike any other in college football: SEC Cupcake Week. Ah yes, that week in late November when all the great directional schools of the south collect a paycheck from SEC schools in exchange for a glorified scrimmage at the business end of what’s supposed to be the most meaningful regular season in sports. Western Carolina, South Alabama, Eastern Kentucky, Charleston...
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The AA Sunday Studio Spectacular: DirecTV’s Red Zone Channel

We forge ahead with our experiment to watch all the Sunday NFL studio programs. While some have been painful to watch, others have been just average while even others have surprised us. Through eleven weeks of our viewing experiment, we had yet to fully enjoy a studio program. That was until this week. DirecTV’s Red Zone Channel is the original live cut-in NFL program. Developed...
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Keith Law quotes Galileo in cryptic return to Twitter

Keith Law’s Twitter suspension lasted five days as he returned to the social media medium this morning.  He did so in quite the unique way – by tweeting a Latin phrase. Eppur si muove. — keithlaw (@keithlaw) November 24, 2014 The phrase, which translates to “and yet it moves” is famous for allegedly being said by Galileo Galilei while maintaining the earth moved around...
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T.Y. Hilton chokes up during postgame interview

One of the best scenes of this NFL season was Indianapolis Colts star receiver T.Y. Hilton score a touchdown and dedicate it to his newborn baby girl.  After the game, Hilton stood in for an interview with the CBS crew who called the game and became very emotional.  A reminder that there’s a lot more important things in life than football. The post T.Y. Hilton chokes up during...
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Marshawn Lynch gives one word answers in locker room interview

Rather than draw another $100,000 fine, Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch sat down with the media to answer questions after their victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.  And of course, I mean “answer questions” in the loosest form possible – by issuing one word responses to every question. Honestly, does anyone care about this stupid melodrama?  If Lynch has this...
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Viewing Picks for November 24, 2014

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s CBE Hall of Fame Classic, Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO Semifinals Arizona State vs. Maryland — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Alabama vs. Iowa State — ESPN2, 9:30 p.m. Las Vegas Invitational Prairie View A&M at Memphis — ESPN3, 8 p.m. Legends Classic, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY Semifinals Villanova vs. Virginia Commonwealth — ESPN2, 7...
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Awkward moment: Michael Irvin mocks producer for “white guy’s headline”

As NFL Network was wrapping up its coverage late Sunday night (or early Monday morning, depending on your location within the country), Michael Irvin made a “white guy” joke regarding the headline an NFLN producer came up with in order to commemorate Odell Beckham Jr.’s big performance in the Cowboys-Giants game. Not necessarily controversial as a quick reference (although...
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San Francisco Chronicle sportswriter Ann Killion on Jameis Winston: “Beat the rapist”

There have been some hard feelings aimed at Jameis Winston and the Florida State football program all season long.  But few sportswriters made those feelings known in such a way as Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle did on Saturday.  During FSU’s game with Boston College, she had this tweet (since deleted) imploring the Eagles to “beat the rapist”… @bkoo pic.twitter...
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