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Viewing Picks for December 11, 2016

All Times Eastern The latest 30 for 30 review - Catholics vs. Convicts Larry Scott basically admitted the Pac-12 Network's current TV strategy isn't working Ranking the college football bowl games: Which are the ones to watch? Jayson Stark on the Winter Meetings...
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Verne Lundquist signs off from college football for the final time

By Ken Fang. It was a day we knew was coming, but it was still emotional to watch. Verne Lundquist called his final college football game in his career and unlike his final SEC Championship last week which turned into a blowout, his final Army-Navy game was a good one. And it also ended a 14-game losing streak for Army dating back to 2001. Lundquist went for over two minutes waxing...
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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: November 28-December 4

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 25 (and Select) Programs For searching an event or program on this page, type CTRL-F in your browser (if browser is capable) then type your event/program title in the search box. VIEWER RANK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS...
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How well is WWE Network doing? Depends how deep you dig

The business of professional wrestling and the business of the WWE are, for the most part, one and the same. They’ve outlasted and absorbed all of their major competition over the years (WCW, ECW) and far surpass the reach of any of their current competitors (Lucha Underground, TNA, ROH). By all accounts, there is nothing standing in the way of success for the world’s top pro...
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AA Weekly Recap: Harlan’s amazing call, Fitz bashing Clemson fans and Magic Johnson’s return to ESPN

It’s been another busy week in sports media. We’re here to recap the biggest news and events that took place and share some of our best work from the week that was. Without further adieu: Get ready for a two-part ’30 for 30′ on the Lakers-Celtics rivalry of the Magic-Bird era – Dec. 5  ESPN has commissioned a ’30 for 30′ about the 1980s Celtics and Lakers rivalry...
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ESPN is reportedly interested in hiring Les Miles

If former LSU football coach Les Miles can’t find another job in coaching, he’s got a fallback plan. According to FootballScoop.com, ESPN is “very interested” in hiring Miles as a college football analyst. This makes tons of sense, as Miles is a super-successful coach who also happens to be funny, honest and engaging on camera. That’s a rare combination in the unemployment...
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Viewing Picks for December 10, 2016

All Times Eastern The latest 30 for 30 review - Catholics vs. Convicts Larry Scott basically admitted the Pac-12 Network's current TV strategy isn't working Ranking the college football bowl games: Which are the ones to watch? Jayson Stark on the Winter Meetings...
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Scout Media reportedly files for bankruptcy after creditors petition for repayment

Scout Media’s no-good-very-bad 2016 is ending in the same fashion as the company is expected to announce Friday that it has filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, per an internal memo sent to Awful Announcing. Scout filed the petitions Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York on the heels of...
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ESPN Ratings Buzz: November 28-December 4

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 25 (and Select) Programs For searching an event or program on this page, type CTRL-F in your browser (if browser is capable) then type your event/program title in the search box. VIEWER RANK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS...
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‘Fox is not messing around’ with Saturday’s MLS Cup coverage

The people over at Fox are quite excited about Saturday night’s MLS Cup between Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders, the first MLS title match on English language network television since Columbus and New York played on ABC in 2008. “There’s a greater reach, a greater prestige to it,” said Fox Sports announcer John Strong— who will be calling Saturday night’s game with...
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Q&A: Sarah Spain talks about Doris Burke, Jessica Mendoza and sexual harassment in sports media

Last week, ESPN Radio host and espnW columnist Sarah Spain released a podcast in which she asked a group of prominent women in sports media about their experiences in a male-dominated field, including instances of sexual harassment they’d endured. It was just the latest instance of Spain speaking up about women’s issues, no matter how many people on Twitter tell her to ...
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Marv Albert thinks Scottie Pippen is talking to Mark Zuckerberg

Scottie Pippen was court side for last night’s Bulls game. He inexplicably is brother in arms with Jason Whitlock on the fashion front. Obviously Pippen being in attendance is something a broadcast is going to acknowledge. ****, anyone on some of those 90’s Bulls teams is probably worth a mention, even Jud Buechler. But when Albert did acknowledge Pippen, we were treated this...
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The idea that Disney could sell ESPN because of cord-cutting is gaining momentum

There are a lot of good reasons for Disney to keep ESPN among its properties for the foreseeable future. The behemoth sports network remains the No. 1 player in the game, attracting way more eyeballs than any of its rivals. It’s a great platform for Disney to showcase and advertise its entertainment offerings. ESPN and ABC has a very synergistic relationship and work well together...
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Jalen Rose says comparing NBA Countdown and Inside the NBA is unfair

In any conversation about ESPN’s NBA Countdown, someone invariably wonders why the show can’t be more like TNT’s Inside the NBA. While Inside the NBA is loose and fun and spontaneous, NBA Countdown can feel rigid and formulaic. But Jalen Rose, who is in his fourth season on Countdown, says the comparison isn’t quite fair. Asked by The Big Lead’s Ryan Glasspiegel about...
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Did Carr pass hit SpiderCam wire and cost Raiders a TD?

The Kansas City Chiefs picked up a huge AFC West win over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday Night Football this week. But there’s one play from the fourth quarter of the 21-13 victory that is drawing some extra scrutiny this morning in the aftermath of the game. Could the game have been changed because of a Derek Carr pass hitting one of the wires for the SpiderCam that hangs over...
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TNT gives Kevin Garnett a bleep button, Garnett ignores it anyway

Former NBA superstar Kevin Garnett is serving as a guest analyst for TNT in his first year of retirement, and offers some Inside the NBA commentary from a man cave/studio known as “Area 21″. Knowing that Garnett has a very, very difficult time saying many words without using profanity, TNT made sure to keep a bleep button right next to his seat. And apparently all it takes...
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Viewing Picks for December 9, 2016

All Times Eastern The latest 30 for 30 review - Catholics vs. Convicts Larry Scott basically admitted the Pac-12 Network's current TV strategy isn't working Ranking the college football bowl games: Which are the ones to watch? Jayson Stark on the Winter Meetings...
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Pro Football Focus writes Chiefs can’t win with Alex Smith, tweets the opposite 10 days later

Pro Football Focus is one of the smartest, most evidence-based sports web sites out there, but even they’re prone to some hot-takery once in a while. On Nov. 28, PFF published an article, by a writer named Sam Monson, headlined “The Chiefs can’t win a Super Bowl with the 2016 version of Alex Smith at QB.” Here’s the conclusion of that piece: You can win a championship...
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Could there be live commercials on Super Bowl LI?

The latest 30 for 30 review - Catholics vs. Convicts Larry Scott basically admitted the Pac-12 Network's current TV strategy isn't working Ranking the college football bowl games: Which are the ones to watch? Jayson Stark on the Winter Meetings: "I’m only going...
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A holiday discussion on the Michael Kay show gets animation treatment and it’s hilarious

The Michael Kay Show on ESPN Radio in New York is known as the other show hosted by a man named “Michael” in the Big Apple, the other being the Mike Francesa Show on WFAN. Kay’s show is normally behind Francesa in the ratings, but has the benefit of being simulcast on YES Network. The cast of characters on the show include Kay who also calls the New York Yankees on YES, co...
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Your 2016 NFL Week 15 announcing schedule

Thursday, December 8 Oakland at Kansas City (NBC|NFLN 8:25 PM) Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth & Heather Cox Westwood One – Ian Eagle, Trent Green Compass Media – Greg Papa, Tom Flores, Lincoln Kennedy Sunday, December 11 The latest 30 for 30 review - Catholics vs. Convicts Larry Scott basically admitted the Pac-12 Network...
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Craig Sager, Verne Lundquist, Robin Roberts to be inducted into Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame

The latest 30 for 30 review - Catholics vs. Convicts Larry Scott basically admitted the Pac-12 Network's current TV strategy isn't working Ranking the college football bowl games: Which are the ones to watch? Jayson Stark on the Winter Meetings: "I’m only going...
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Screengrab Snafu: The Kings REALLY ran up the score on the Mavericks last night

We know the Dallas Mavericks are having a very rough season. The proud Mark Cuban-owned franchise have fallen all the way down to SixersLand, just a half game ahead of Philly for the worst record in the NBA at an abysmal 4-17 on the season. A team that was once known for its high octane offense is now averaging a paltry 92.1 points per game. Things are bad in Dallas. But bad enough...
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30 for 30 review – Catholics vs. Convicts

Director – Patrick Creadon Length – 102 minutes without commercials, 120 minutes with. Installment – #87 by my count. ESPN considers this #91 as they count the OJ documentary as 5 separate installments (they also don’t count the “suspended” Down In The Valley installment) Most Similar To – The Fab Five, Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks Grade...
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Barstool Sports debuting daily SiriusXM radio show Jan. 3

The Barstool Sports empire is continuing to grow. Satellite radio is the latest territory to be conquered by the sports and culture brand. Barstool has reached an agreement with SiriusXM for a national daily program on the network. The two-hour show will air Monday through Friday at 12 p.m. ET on the SiriusXM Rush channel (93 on your dial), which has mostly been dedicated to MMA...
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