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Key & Peele released another hilarious football video

Key & Peele’s football videos have been on point this fall and winter, and they took it to another level with this look at the “East West Bowl Pro Edition”. For as ridiculous as it was to see the pair and their checklist of ridiculous names, it was somehow even more absurd to see legitimate football players reading off their own ridiculous names. ….and Aaron Rodgers...
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Viewing Picks for January 29, 2015

All Times Eastern College BasketballMen’s DePaul at Providence — Fox Sports 1, 2 p.m. Michigan State at Rutgers — Big Ten Network, 6 p.m. Saint Louis at George Mason — A-10 Network, 7 p.m. Western Kentucky at Louisiana Tech — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Bryant at St. Francis (PA) — Fox College Sports Atlantic, 7 p.m. Maryland at Ohio State — ESPN, 7 p.m. Dayton at UMass...
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North Carolina news anchor reveals he has ALS

Larry Stogner, a long-time news anchor with ABC owned-and-operated WTVD in Durham, North Carolina had been the the subject of recent viewer speculation. His speech had slowed and some wondered if he had had a stroke or was suffering from another malady. He addressed it in a very emotional video message to viewers last Friday that caught many of his friends and co-workers by surprise...
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Did one Phillies beat writer plagiarize another?

We’re going down the plagiarism road again, and unfortunately, this is a situation that happens all too often these days in the day of aggregation. On Tuesday, Philadelphia Daily News Phillies beat writer Ryan Lawrence posted a column about a potential Jonathan Papelbon trade to the Milwaukee Brewers. In the column, Lawrence included some details about Papelbon’s no-trade clause...
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The NHL All-Star Game didn’t do so hot in the ratings

during the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game at Nationwide Arena on January 25, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. While all the All-Star ratings focus has been on the Pro Bowl’s dip in viewership this year, similar issues plaguing the NHL All-Star Game shouldn’t be ignored.  The NHL’s exhibition took place at a weird timeslot on a late Sunday afternoon at 5 PM on NBCSN (presumably so it...
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Ten Super Bowl commercials already unveiled

Ed Note: This post appears courtesy our friends at Awful Advertisements, who will be covering all the commercials swirling around Super Bowl Sunday. Many people look forward to the Super Bowl not because of the game but because of the commercials. These spots cost big money and a growing trend is companies releasing their commercials early in hopes of getting some extra bang for...
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Best prop bets about the Super Bowl broadcast

Perhaps the most ridiculous part about the Super Bowl each year is the “exotic” prop bets that Las Vegas casinos roll out for the game. This year is obviously no exception to the rule, and some of the props this year will require paying attention to some small details from NBC’s broadcast. For instance, in case you like counting words, how about either of these two props...
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SportsCenter adds 3 new “millennial” reporters

You’ve probably heard a lot of nasty things about the millennial generation.  They’re lazy.  They’re entitled.  They expect everything to be handed to them and can’t be bothered to finish the job that they sta… yada, yada, yada, I can’t be bothered to finish that thought. Have no fear fellow millennials, because ESPN is here for you!  ESPN has hired three new reporters...
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Marshawn Lynch vs The Media: Who ya got?

Super Bowl Media Day was as big of a clown show as ever this year.  Of course, one of the star attractions was the one player who didn’t want to be there – Marshawn Lynch.  The Seahawks RB and his laconic personality stonewalled every question sent his way.  Naturally, that led to many NFL media members blasting Lynch for his being so difficult and making a mockery of the...
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ESPN expands its National Signing Day Coverage

For the 10th consecutive season, ESPN has National Signing Day covered from start to finish. The annual day when high schoolers commit to where they will play college football takes place Feb. 4 and ESPN will have everyone involved, especially its new networks. ESPNU will be the primary home of the coverage, airing 11 hours of coverage throughout the day from 8 a.m. ET to 7 p.m....
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WWE Network hits the 1 million subscriber mark

WWE Network and the organization as a whole is badly in need of good news.  The streaming network has been struggling to gain subscribers, the stock price has crashed thanks to poor numbers and a bad TV deal, fans revolted against the Royal Rumble, and even this week’s scheduled television tapings were canceled due to snow in the northeast. Well, WWE finally got that good news...
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NBC details its six-hour Super Bowl pregame schedule

No annual sporting event gets as much attention and hype as the Super Bowl, which is why the network airing said game doesn’t hold back with its pregame coverage each year. NBC will be no different this Sunday, with six hours of content leading up to kickoff, starting at noon ET. The bread and butter: Bob Costas will of course be the primary host, with contributions from Dan...
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Viewing Picks for January 28, 2015

All Times Eastern College BasketballMen’s Wake Forest at Florida State — ACC Regional/Fox Sports Net, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Penn State — Big Ten Network, 7 p.m. Temple at Central Florida — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. SMU at South Florida — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Seton Hall at Marquette — Fox Sports 2, 7 p.m. South Carolina at LSU — SEC Network, 7 p.m. Duke at Notre Dame — ESPN2...
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NBC adds Dale Jarrett to NASCAR coverage

NASCAR on television is approaching a new age as NBC Sports and Fox Sports will team up once again to provide coverage of America’s most popular racing series.  While Fox is continuing their relationship with the sport, NBC is replacing ESPN as NASCAR’s other major rightsholder and making its return to the track after several years out of the sport.  In that regard, NBC has...
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Your NBA Announcing Schedule for 1/27 – 1/31

Tuesday, January 27 Cleveland Cavaliers at Detroit Pistons (NBAtv 7:30 pm) Local Broadcast Chicago Bulls at Golden State Warriors (NBAtv 10:30 pm) Local Broadcast Wednesday, January 28 Brooklyn Nets at Atlanta Hawks (ESPN 8 pm) Mike Breen, Jon Barry Washington Wizards at Phoenix Suns (ESPN 10:30 pm) Mike Tirico, Mark Jackson Thursday, January 29 Denver Nuggets at Memphis Grizzlies...
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As Patriots prepare for Super Bowl, it’s easy to forget about Aaron Hernandez

Ed Note: This post originally appeared on This Given Sunday. On Thursday, the New England Patriots will participate in their second-to-last full practice in advance of Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix. And while they do that, the murder trial will begin for a man who played a key role in helping them win playoff games only two years ago. But what’s most amazing about the fact that the...
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Your NHL Announcing Schedule for 1/27 – 2/1

Tuesday, January 27 Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes (NBCSN 7:30 pm) John Forslund, Aaron Carter Wednesday, January 28 Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals (NBCSN 8 pm) Mike Emrick, Pierre McGuire Chicago Blackhawks at Los Angeles Kings (NBCSN 10:30 pm) Dave Stader, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Engblom Thursday, January 29 Montreal Canadiens at New York Rangers (NBCSN...
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More details surface about Greg Anthony’s arrest

Earlier this month, we learned of the shocking news of Greg Anthony’s arrest in a Washington, D.C. prostitution sting that led to his indefinite suspension from CBS and Turner. Now we are learning some of the details from the court documents about what transpired before the former NBA player was arrested on January 16. He was in Washington, D.C. to call the Michigan State-Maryland...
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The 2014 NFL Announcer Rankings

Awful Announcing has always considered itself to be a voice for the fan, so what better way to continue that tradition then by giving the readers the chance to generate the announcing grades for the 2014 NFL season.  Last week our readers graded all 15 of the NFL broadcast booths that called at least 4 games together during the season at Fox, CBS, ESPN, and NBC.  This excludes...
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Bill Simmons fires a shot at ESPN colleague Ray Lewis

You know how this one sets up. Boston Sports Guy Bill Simmons is a huge Patriots fan.  ESPN analyst and former Ravens LB Ray Lewis has been smack talking the Patriots throughout the postseason and even said the team deserved an asterisk for cheating.  So inevitably, Bill Simmons would tweet out a shot at Ray Lewis and start another firestorm of ESPN on ESPN violence.  Thankfully...
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NFL pushing College Football Playoff to change its schedule

This week, we told you about ESPN lobbying the College Football Playoff to change its schedule so that it won’t play next season’s semifinals on New Year’s Eve. So far, the College Football Playoff is refusing to change and holding steadfast that the semifinals will be played on December 31, 2015 rather than New Year’s Day. According to Sports Business Journal, ESPN wants...
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The NFL will air a domestic violence PSA during the Super Bowl

During the Super Bowl on Sunday, the NFL will run a domestic violence PSA as they have all season during games. However, this one is a little different from the prior ads. The NFL donated the airtime for this ad, and also took care of the production costs for it. Hopefully, the monster audience at home is able to pick up on the ad’s message and doesn’t miss the point while...
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The Bad British Commentary CFP edition is here!

Our friend Anthony Richardson is back with another awesome edition of Bad British Commentary.  And this one relives the glory of the first ever College Football Playoff Championship Game.  If only we got Chris Fowler to drop a “crikey o’blimey” over an Ezekiel Elliott touchdown run.  Come for the jokes at the expense of the NCAA, stay for the jokes at the expense of Newcastle...
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2015 Pro Bowl ratings down from 2014

Whether it was the move of the Pro Bowl from NBC to ESPN or America is finally catching on that the game is not Must See TV, the overnight ratings for the game fell to its lowest levels in years. This year’s Pro Bowl received a 5.6 overnight number as compared to last year when the game on NBC averaged a 6.7 opposite the Grammy Awards on CBS. Sports Media Watch notes that the Pro...
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Richard Sherman is not pleased with Roger Goodell

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is the most outspoken player in the National Football League. The All-Pro and Stanford graduate has plenty of thoughts on DeflateGate, commissioner Roger Goodell and the New England Patriots, whom he will face in Super Bowl XLIX this Sunday. When asked at an introductory press conference about the scandal, Sherman blasted New England...
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