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Angry Michael Wilbon calls out DC for not supporting the Wizards

The Washington Wizards are out to a fast start with an 18-6 record and 13-2 at home. With this record, you’d fans would be flocking to the Verizon Center to support their team. However, on Friday against the Los Angeles Clippers, the attendance was well short of a sellout and that has ESPN’s Michael Wilbon seeing red. Wilbon called out DC fans during an appearance on Tony Kornheiser’s...
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It’s been three decades since the NFL’s last untelevised game

In this day and age when all NFL games are televised, it’s hard to believe that there was a time when a game wasn’t on television. But it actually did happen and it occurred twice in the same year. Now, thanks to the people at the506.com and Classic TV Sports, we discover that there were two cases where NFL games were not aired on network or even local television. How is this...
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The legend of Rob Gronkowski continues: Gronk a guest judge on Top Chef

It’s Rob Gronkowski’s world and we just live in it. The popular New England Patriots tight end was a guest judge on Bravo’s “Top Chef: Boston” series this week. He had an opportunity to judge how the contestants prepared sausage. Host Padma Lakshmi asked if she could call Gronkowski “Rob” instead of his nickname “Gronk” and then said “You can call me ‘Honey...
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SEC Network joins the Yule Log craze in its own special way

Christmas time is here, and television networks are taking advantage of it, including the newer, sportier ones. From 6-10 a.m. Eastern, the SEC Network will have a nice fire accompanied by all 14 SEC schools’ fight songs and the occasional — assumedly public domain — Christmas song mixed in. “Yea, Alabama,” “War Eagle,” “Aggie War Hymn” and every other song will...
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Is Titans-Jaguars the worst prime-time game this century?

We’re down to the penultimate week of the NFL season. That means that even with a couple bonus Saturday games in Week 16, the schedule is left with just six nationally-televised games in exclusive time slots between now and the end of the regular season. One of those slots belongs to the 2-12 Tennessee Titans and the 2-12 Jacksonville Jaguars, two comically bad teams from small...
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Jets owner favorites tweet calling for GM’s firing, hilarity ensues

The New York Jets stink, even at Twitter. Owner Woody Johnson was busy favoriting some tweets earlier this week when he “accidentally” hit the star in favor of firing general manager John Idzik, per Larry Brown Sports. Johnson tweeted out that his favorite was a mistake, a result of a rogue click of the mouse. Idzik is getting fired fam. Check out this tweet Woody favorited...
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Viewing Picks for December 18, 2014

All Times Eastern College BasketballMen’s Seton Hall at South Florida — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Cleveland State at Virginia — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Appalachian State at Charlotte — American Sports Network, 8 p.m. Duke vs. UConn at East Rutherford, NJ — ESPN, 8 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Mississippi — SEC Network, 8 p.m. LSU at UAB — CBS Sports Network, 9 p.m. DePaul at Oregon...
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Fox plans unprecedented coverage of the 2015 Women’s World Cup

Rejoice, soccer fans! The 2015 Women’s World Cup is going to receive an unprecedented level of coverage from Fox when it takes place in Canada next June. All 52 matches of the tournament will be shown across the Fox family of stations, including Fox, Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2. A record total of 16 of the 52 games will be broadcast on Fox. Another 30 will be televised on Fox...
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Your Week 16 NFL Announcing Schedule

Thursday, December 18 Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars, NFLN 8:25 pm, Jim Nantz, Phil Simms & Tracy Wolfson Saturday, December 20 Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins, NFLN 4:30, Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon & Stacey Dales San Diego Chargers at San Francisco 49ers, CBS|NFLN 8:25 pm, Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts & Jenny Dell Sunday, December 21 Detroit Lions at...
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Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson lead in 2014 athlete Google searches

The year of 2014 will long be remembered in the sports world. There was the retirement of Derek Jeter, the passing of Tony Gwynn and the return of LeBron James to his beloved Cleveland. Then there was Ray Rice punching his fiancee and Adrian Peterson beating his child with a tree branch. If Google searches are the indicator, those two ugly events will be the lasting memory, according...
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Tom Brady’s potty mouth draws complaints to FCC

Tom Brady is a three-time Super Bowl champion, millionaire, spouse of Gisele Bundchen and certain Hall of Fame quarterback. Still, Brady can be a very angry man, especially when he’s losing a football game on national television, leading him to let loose a stream of a certain four-letter obscenity. Brady’s language was clear and shown by CBS repeatedly, drawing the ire of three...
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Britt McHenry gets torched by Pittsburgh sports media

The Pittsburgh sports media seems very insular and defensive from what I’ve seen of it in the past. On Tuesday, all of those awful negative qualities boiled to the surface when ESPN’s Britt McHenry dared to venture into town to cover the Penguins’ mumps outbreak. The chaos started on Monday, when long-time Pittsburgh columnist Dejan Kovacevic took a shot at an unnamed ESPN...
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Tim Howard backtracks on scathing comments about Brad Friedel

US Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard is backtracking on some controversial comments he made about new Fox analyst (and former Howard teammate/rival) Brad Friedel in his autobiography, The Keeper. In the book, Howard claimed that Friedel blocked his move from MLS to Manchester United in 2003. Friedel vehemently denied the charges, saying that he refused to sign a letter...
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RG3 taking sabbatical from social media for rest of season

If you follow Robert Griffin III on Twitter, or liked his Facebook page, I’ve got some bad news for you – he’s going radio silent for the rest of the season. Griffin’s been quiet on social media since Thanksgiving, and that silence is apparently going to be extending for the next two-plus weeks as well. Griffin’s been someone who has subtly taken shots at his coaches and...
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Chicago is losing its mind over the Bears

@awfulannouncing went a little over board. courtesy of @ABC7Chicago (credit: @Thomps_Mike) pic.twitter.com/l7DZ1hWOR7 — Chris Dwyer (@ChrisDwyer7) December 17, 2014 This is maybe juuuuuuuuuuust a bit of an over-reaction from ABC 7 Chicago.  Look, I know the Bears season is not going very well at the moment, but let’s take a step back from the ledge a little bit.  There...
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Isiah Thomas on leadership is simply brilliant

@awfulannouncing @OrdioMongo Soooo Jim Dolan hired this guy…https://t.co/qfYOeSjJYI — BizzIsReal (@BizzIsReal) December 17, 2014 Isiah Thomas must have put these leadership qualities into action when he was running the New York Knicks franchise and the CBA. “You can’t lead by example when you’re the leader of the team.  You have to lead by example…” Truer words...
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Viewing Picks for December 17, 2014

All Times Eastern BaseballAustralia Baseball League All-Star Game, Melbourne Ballpark, Melbourne, Australia Team Australia vs. World All-Stars — MLB Network, 3 a.m. College BasketballMen’s North Florida at Florida State — ACC Regional/Fox Sports Net, 7 p.m. North Carolina A&T at Ohio State — Big Ten Network, 7 p.m. Tennessee at North Carolina State — ESPN2, 7 p.m....
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Talk radio host jokes about Phillies fan with cancer featured on Ellen

We generally don’t dive too deep into the world of talk radio because quite frankly, it’s hazardous to our health. But in this situation, we felt like we had to make an exception. On Monday’s episode of Ellen, Phillies second baseman Chase Utley surprised a fan named Julie Kramer, who is fighting a battle with cancer. The segment was absolutely heartwarming, and could put...
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The AA Sunday Studio Spectacular: Monday Night Countdown

Wait! The Sunday Studio Spectacular grades a Monday show? That’s correct. And with just two weeks to go in the regular season, we move to NFL pregame/studio shows that air on weeknights so we look at ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown. Originally named NFL Prime Monday when it premiered in 1993 and hosted by Mike Tirico, it was one of the first programs that cross promoted ABC Sports...
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Your NHL Announcing Schedule for 12/17 – 12/22

Wednesday, December 17 Boston Bruins at Minnesota Wild (NBCSN 8 pm) Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire Thursday, December 18 Colorado Avalanche at Pittsburgh Penguins (NFLN 7 pm) Local Broadcast Saturday, December 21 Ottawa Senators at Montreal Canadiens (NFLN 7 pm) Local Broadcast Sunday, December 22 Toronto Maple Leafs at Chicago Blackhawks (NFLN 7 pm) Local Broadcast...
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ESPN’s Monday Night crew obliterates Jay Cutler

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy The Sherman Report. It was open season on Jay Cutler Monday night. It is hard to remember the last time ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” crew went after a player harder and with such intensity. Then again, the Bears quarterback gave them plenty of ammunition. During the game, Jon Gruden showed his disgust on several occasions. He knew it...
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DeMarcus Cousins found out Kings fired Mike Malone via Twitter

Another day, another life changing event discovered via Twitter. This time, the life changing event was the Sacramento Kings’ firing of Mike Malone, and DeMarcus Cousins finding out via Twitter. The news first broke via Adrian Wojnarowski: Sacramento has fired coach Mike Malone, league sources told Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 15, 2014 And then...
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ESPN is now comparing Johnny Manziel’s passing stats to the Cavs

Without engaging in much hyperbole, this graphic that ESPN rolled out on SportsCenter Tuesday morning is pretty silly and nonsensical. ESPN has lost it's mind. pic.twitter.com/ZwKPA1032F — The Schmoo (@JellyIntoAJam) December 16, 2014 Hey, any time you can reference Johnny Manziel and the Cavs in the same graphic, no matter how ridiculous the comparison is, you’ve gotta do...
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John Wall stars in Taken 3/ESPN trailer

We’re a couple of weeks away from the release of Taken 3 in theaters, and ESPN is promoting the film a little bit by combining it with a promotion for their NBA Christmas schedule on ABC. In this trailer, Liam Neeson calls John Wall to tell him that the Knicks will beat the Wizards on Christmas. Yep. That’s totally plausible. I’d assume this trailer was filmed before the...
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Ray Lewis will star in Spike’s Coaching Bad

Spike is rolling out a new show in February called Coaching Bad, which will feature Ray Lewis and an anger management specialist named Christian Conte attempting to solve the anger management issues that various youth coaches have. The trailer is…interesting. It looks like something like Intervention, but for coaches with anger management issues. And hey, that’s fine. Ray Lewis...
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