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Dan Le Batard wins scariest Halloween costume this year

Wheeee RT @SikkCaden: This is amazing @HQonESPN @LeBatardShow @bomani_jones pic.twitter.com/xrUYolOwn9” — Dan Le Batard Show (@LeBatardShow) October 31, 2014 Good luck trying to watch the Wizard of Oz ever again…. The post Dan Le Batard wins scariest Halloween costume this year appeared first on Awful Announcing.
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Sports broadcasting costumes are popping up this Halloween

Halloween is today, and instead of going the usual route of superhero, sexy [noun], or Frozen princess, why not mix it up a little bit? Dressing as sports media personalities is actually a thing this year. Here’s Erin Andrews and Richard Sherman. Amazing! RT @WSJSports: Costume ideas for the kids. Here are @ErinAndrews and @RSherman_25 http://t.co/af9sV7dZvx pic.twitter.com...
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NFL Network, NBA TV, Golf Channel and MLB Network Ratings Buzz: October 20-26

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. NFL Network Top 10 Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 NFLN THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: San Diego at Denver Thu 8:26PM-11:15PM 169 2.1 3365 2 NFLN THU NT FBALL-SUS Thu 11:15PM-11:32PM 17 2.1 3276 3 NFLN THU NT POST-GUN...
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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: October 20-26

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. NBCSN Top 10 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 NHL REGULAR SEASON: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh Wed 8:00PM-10:43PM 163 0.4 659 2 PREMIER LEAGUE: Newcastle at Tottenham Sun 9:23AM-11:28AM 125 0.2 519 3 PREMIER...
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Bill Belichick hates meteorologists

Usually, the Bill Belichick press conference is a dry affair. Reporters ask Belichick questions, Belichick gives dry answers and it’s wash, rinse, repeat. However on Friday, Belichick chose to go after meteorologists saying, “If I did my job the way they do theirs, I’d be here about a week.” The hoodie was particularly annoyed about wrong weather forecasts, “When you play...
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ESPN Ratings Buzz: October 20-26

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. ESPN Top 10 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 NFL REGULAR SEASON: Houston at Pittsburgh Mon 8:15PM-11:38PM 203 8.1 13275 2 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME: Ole Miss at LSU Sat 7:15PM-10:55PM 220 3.0 4952 3 NASCAR...
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The good, the bad, and the ugly of the 2014 MLB Postseason

We’ve now entered the worst part of the year for baseball fans – the offseason. No meaningful games will be on TV until April, and all we have to hold us over for the next five months are the Hot Stove season and Spring Training games. However, we can still reflect on a thrilling Postseason, and how the networks covered those games. This is the good, the bad, and the ugly of...
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Dan Le Batard and Colin Cowherd are playing the feud?!?

Nothing tickles our fancies quite like a little ESPN Family Feud action.  Although with the characters involved here, this has an equal chance of being something real or some kind of bizarro-world Halloween prank. (Do Halloween pranks even exist?) Dan Le Batard was doing his usual “Gleeful Troll” thing on his Twitter page Thursday night and into Friday with the Cavs losing...
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Charles Barkley tells TNT to quit showing the Lakers

Charles Barkley stepped into the broadcast booth for TNT last night to call Cavs-Knicks.  And as you might expect, Sir Charles wasn’t your typical game analyst.  He spent a bit of time talking about LeBron’s return to Cleveland and the nerves at hand, the eastern conference as a whole, and other issues around the association. One of which was the sucktitude of the Los Angeles...
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Lee Corso’s 250th headgear selection coming Saturday

After 249 headgear selections, ESPN college football analyst and everyone’s favorite sassy grandpa Lee Corso will reach a milestone on Saturday. With his first official headgear pick on Oct. 5, 1996, Corso will make his 250th headgear selection this weekend at the TCU-West Virginia game. Corso is 171-78 in headgear picks all-time, and is 7-2 this season. He’s developed meaningful...
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AA Q&A: James Brown, CBS Sports

James Brown has had a long broadcasting career. Originally employed by CBS to be a basketball analyst, Brown evolved into a play-by-play man calling both basketball and the NFL. Starting in 1994, he became a studio host being the original front man for Fox NFL Sunday. The following year, he hosted the NHL on Fox. In 2006, J.B. returned to CBS as the host of the NFL Today and he began...
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NBC hires Krista Voda as NASCAR host

NBC continues to roll towards next summer, when they finally begin their long-term deal with NASCAR. The deal is particularly big for NBC Sports Network, as it kind of gives them 12 months a year of at least somewhat marquee sports programming if you add in NHL, EPL, Tour de France and the Olympics. NBCSN has been on the air with a NASCAR show for many months now, but we’re still...
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Viewing Picks for October 31, 2014

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!! All Times Eastern Baseball Arizona Fall League Scottsdale Scorpions at Salt River Rafters — MLB Network, 2:30 p.m. College Field Hockey Northwestern at Penn State — Big Ten Network, 3:30 p.m. College Football Cincinnati at Tulane — ESPN, 8 p.m. Tulsa at Memphis — ESPNU, 8 p.m. BTN Football & Beyond 2014 — Big Ten Network, noon CFB Daily: The Edge...
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This guy is my new favorite videobomber of all-time

"Oh, was I on camera?” RT @BrianMFloyd: What in the world is this videobomb https://t.co/Kf2NpPAFWW — Jonathan Biles (@Jonathan_Biles) October 31, 2014 If you’re going to be that guy that videobombs the postgame interview, at least make it memorable and forever be known as “Creepy Eyebrow Raise Guy.” The post This guy is my new favorite videobomber of all-time appeared...
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Your Week 10 College Football Announcing Schedule

Thursday, October 30 7:30 PM- Florida State at Louisville (ESPN) Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Samantha Ponder (Compass Media) Drew Bontadelli, Craig Swabek, Doug Ormay 7:30 PM- Troy at Georgia Southern (ESPNU) Mark Neely, Jay Walker Friday, October 31 8 PM- Cincinnati at Tulane (ESPN2) Dave Flemming, Danny Kanell, Allison Williams 8 PM- Tulsa at Memphis (ESPNU) Eamon...
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AA Podcast #101 – Dustin Fox

Cleveland is the epicenter of the sports world tonight. To talk about LeBron’s return to the Cavs and the opening of the NBA season we’re joined by Dustin Fox of 92.3 FM The Fan. As a national champion with the 2002 Ohio State Buckeyes, we also chat about this year’s OSU team and the first year of the college football playoff. Topics include… -How LeBron’s SI letter was...
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NBC set Premier League, MLS records last weekend

On an important soccer weekend, NBC drew good numbers from leagues both domestic and imported. Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea drew 1.29 million viewers to the Peacock, ranking it as the most-watched Premier League match in the network’s 15-month history televising EPL games. It’s the second-most watched Premier League fixture ever in America, behind, United and Chelsea’s...
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TV, radio calls of Giants World Series win

The San Francisco Giants are the champions of baseball for the third time in five seasons, and we’ve got the TV and radio calls for the final out of the game. In order in this clip, we have Fox’s Joe Buck, KNBR’s Jon Miller, and KCSP’s Denny Matthews. Here’s Dan Shulman’s (audio only) call on ESPN Radio. And as a bonus, here’s the ESPN Deportes call from Eduardo Ortega...
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Kiko Alonso’s Weird World of Gourmet Cooking

Campbell Soup’s sponsorship of the National Football League over the years has led to some strange, out there promotions. We’ve had Donovan McNabb and his mom starting off a years-long trend of NFL players and their moms appearing in commercials. The videos you’re about to see, however, might be the most left field things the NFL and Campbell has ever done. Ladies and gentlemen...
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Giants-Royals Game 7 draws, unsurprisingly, massive ratings

The 2014 World Series will be remembered for its compelling, overarching narrative despite — on a game-by-game basis, at least — being fairly non-compelling. I mean, the very fact that the Royals were there and the series went back and forth makes it a classic. That said, the numbers are there: this is the first World Series to feature five so called blowouts in it. Games 3 and...
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Fox announcers have audacity to praise Madison Bumgarner’s World Series performance

It’s true.  In the age of Twitter and social media, we’ll complain about anything.  A-ny-thing.  Even in the great and historical moments in life, society, and sport we’ll find something to nitpick about.  If Abraham Lincoln came back to life and led this country into a new era of togetherness and prosperity, we’d wonder why he was wearing that goofy hat. Nowhere was...
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The Arizona Diamondbacks will be the next MLB team to cash in locally

Congratulations, Arizona Diamonbacks – you’re the latest MLB team to get an infusion of cash thanks to a new local television deal! According to a report from the Arizona Republic, the Diamondbacks are “getting very close” to a 15 or 20 year local TV contract that will “double or maybe triple” the $31 million that the team is currently getting paid by Fox Sports Arizona...
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Chevy is now using “technology and stuff” as a tagline

This is really going to get the conspiracy theorists kicked into high gear.  After last night’s incredible Game 7 performance that has swept the nation… no, I’m not talking about Madison Bumgarner… I’m talking about Chevy regional zone manager Rikk Wilde, Chevy is actually using the hashtag #technologyandstuff to promote their trucks. Truck yeah the 2015 #ChevyColorado...
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WWE Network posts pitiful third quarter numbers

I don’t want to say that WWE Network is struggling, but the latest subscriber numbers revealed by WWE might be best described as disappointing. WWE Network adds just 31K subscribers (4%) during last quarter. Up to 731K total. But minimal growth since spring and lots of churn. — Eric Fisher (@EricFisherSBJ) October 30, 2014 As a result, WWE Network has removed six-month commitment...
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Scot Pollard had the best/creepiest broadcast debut ever

During his playing days, Scot Pollard was one of the more, umm… unique personalities in the NBA.  One only has to do a Google Image search of all of his hair and facial hair combinations to see that.  Since transitioning into a television analyst career, he’s brought all that uniqueness with him.  Pollard made his debut with the Pacers broadcast team last night and had this...
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