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WATCH: Chris Berman is not happy at the Pro Bowl

ESPN cameras must have caught an unsuspecting Chris Berman at halftime of the Pro Bowl.  After segueing into a break, Berman was shown on screen as he shook his head and rolled his eyes in frustration at something. Stressed Chris Berman. @awfulannouncing #ProBowl https://t.co/xhHvK7Ezdv — Mike Shaw (@Michael_Shaw) January 26, 2015   What had Berman perturbed?  Maybe...
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Shaquille O’Neal gets a sitcom on truTV … Yes, really

Since retiring from the NBA, Shaquille O’Neal has become a full-time studio analyst on TNT, a commercial pitchman and developer of various products. Now, you can add sitcom executive producer to Shaq’s resume. truTV has announced that O’Neal will develop a workplace sitcom which will be based on his own business empire. The working title for this sitcom is “Shaq Inc.” and...
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You can see all the Super Bowl commercials in one place this year

Part of the fun in watching the Super Bowl is seeing the new commercials. For many non-hardcore football fans, the commercials are the main attraction, with some of the most recognizable brands in America competing for a the hardiest laugh or the most tears. This year, NBC has the rights to the Super Bowl and is adding a new twist to the commercial experience. Once the commercial...
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Peter Oosterhuis retires from CBS’s golf coverage

When the best sports productions are discussed, CBS’s golf coverage merits being mentioned near the top of the list.  From The Masters to the PGA Championship and other tour events, the network’s lineup of talent and the way they cover the sport is first class all the way.  Golf announcers really don’t receive as much everyday attention as other sports, but the nature of...
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The NFL on TV has changed dramatically over the last 50 years

Over the last 50 years, the National Football League on television has seen many changes. Back in 1964, only one network aired the NFL while another network aired the rival American Football League games. Going into 1964, CBS had completed a two-year contract to air the NFL for $9.3 million. The AFL was going into its final year with ABC for just over $2 million annually. As for...
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Fox Sports Go is coming to DirecTV

When it comes to network streaming packages for sports, Fox Sports Go has some work to do to catch up to WatchESPN and NBC Sports Live Extra in terms of distribution and extra viewing options.  At the moment, the Fox streaming app is mostly an outlet for what’s on the national and regional networks of Fox Sports and missing on some major providers. One of the main tentpoles...
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Viewing Picks for January 25, 2015

All Times Eastern BobsledFIBT World Cup, St. Moritz, Switzerland Men’s 4-Man — Universal Sports, 4 p.m. (same day coverage) College Basketball Viewing Picks College Wrestling Rutgers at Nebraska — Big Ten Network, 1 p.m. CyclingTour Down Under Stage 6: Adelaide — Universal Sports, 10 a.m. (delayed) FA Cup4th Round Proper Bristol City vs. West Ham United — Fox Sports 2...
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The NHL All-Stars somehow found a way to make the All-Star Fantasy Draft entertaining

The typical pattern for a sports broadcast is engaging commentary from announcers and analysts, mixed with often dull-as-dishwater quotes from the athletes and/or coaches themselves when grabbed for an interview during a break in play. That was reversed in Friday night’s NHL All-Star Game Fantasy Draft, though, where the professional broadcasters couldn’t get out of their own...
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The Tara and Johnny Show heads to the Super Bowl

The newest “it” couple in sports media, Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir are heading to the Super Bowl. They’ll be feature reporters for NBC’s Super Bowl pregame coverage which will begin on Sunday, February 1 (we could be snarky and say it’s already begun, but we won’t) at 1 p.m. ET. A week after commenting on the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greeensboro, NC, Tara...
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Sal Paolantonio officially has the weirdest take on #DeflateGate

With #DeflateGate sweeping the nation (I was rooting for the #Ballghazi hashtag but it looks like it’s lost out), everyone in every corner of the known universe has an opinion on the matter.  That includes intrepid ESPN NFL reporter Sal Paolantonio, who has quite the unique take on the controversy.  You see, it all circles around Tom Brady needing to repair his image to sell...
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UPROXX acquires Dime, hires Chris Mottram from SB Nation to run UPROXX Sports

The online sportswriting world has seen lots of change over the last year, both from established places like Sports on Earth (which underwent a major restructuring) and Bleacher Report (which added a radio channel, kept bringing in big names, set a traffic record, and may be set for more major changes) as well as from newer entrants like Vice and Medium. Now, it looks like we...
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(VIDEO) All 37 points of Klay Thompson’s record setting quarter

Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors set a new NBA record last night, going absolutely bonkers in the 3rd quarter and scoring 37 points.  By himself!  In one quarter!  Thompson’s outburst broke the record of 33 points shared by George Gervin and Carmelo Anthony. Thompson did it all – catch and shoot three pointers, step-back threes, mid-range jumpers, drives to the...
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ESPN Audio overhauls their weekend lineup

ESPN Audio has completely and utterly overhauled their lineup of weekend radio shows, launching eight new programs featuring a diverse array of talent. Of the 13 weekend shows airing, only four had existed prior to January 1st, which lets you know how much of a change of direction this is. Saturday, 8 AM-12 PM: Dari & Mel. Existing show hosted by Dari Nowkhah and Mel Kiper...
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Viewing Picks for January 24, 2015

All Times Eastern BobsledFIBT World Cup, St. Moritz, Switzerland Men’s 2-Man — Universal Sports, 4 p.m. (same day coverage) Women’s 2-Man — Universal Sports, 5 p.m. (same day coverage) BoxingBoxing After Dark, 1stBank Center, Broomfield, COWelterweights Mike Alvarado vs. Brandon Rios — HBO, 9:45 p.m. College Basketball Viewing Picks College Football2015 Senior Bowl, Ladd...
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Oscar De La Hoya to launch cable channel

Oscar De La Hoya is rolling out his own cable network, continuing down the trail started by Oprah Winfrey (among others). De La Hoya TV is billing itself as “the premiere authority on boxing and other combat sports” and will launch in the spring. The network will initially launch as a free VOD service, but will eventually become a standard, subscriber-based network. De La Hoya...
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Dave Pasch plays “Bill Walton Bingo” live

The “Dave and Bill Show” a.k.a. as the ESPN Pac-12 basketball pairing of Dave Pasch and Bill Walton is the gift that keeps on giving. During Thursday’s Arizona-Stanford game, Pasch pointed out that a viewer created a Bill Walton Bingo game complete with some of Big Red’s favorite subjects like “John Wooden,” “Luke Walton,” “Shane Battier,” and his famous teepee...
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ESPN Ratings Buzz: January 12-18

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 CFP CHAMPIONSHIP: Oregon vs. Ohio State Mon 8:33PM-11:55PM 202 18.2 33395 2 CFP CHAMPIONSHIP POST GAME (live) Mon 11:55PM-12:17AM 22 14.9 26195 3 COLLEGE FOOTBALL...
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NFL Network, NBA on TNT, NBA TV, Golf Channel, MLB Network, Pro Wrestling and Barrett Jackson on Velocity Ratings Buzz: January 12-18

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 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 NFL GAMEDAY MORNING Sun 9:00AM- 3:00PM 360 0.4 498 2 NFL GAMEDAY FINAL Sun 10:30PM-12:00AM 90 0.3 455 3 NFL GAMEDAY OVERTIME Sun 10:00PM-10:30PM 30 0.2 363...
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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: January 12-18

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 PREMIER LEAGUE: Arsenal at Manchester City Sun 10:57AM-12:59PM 122 0.4 728 2 PREMIER LEAGUE: Manchester United at Queens Park Rangers Sat 9:53AM-11:56AM 123 0.3 466...
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Sports Illustrated lays off all its photographers

The world of journalism has changed radically over the past 20 years, with the rise of the internet causing changes all over the landscape. Sports Illustrated, an iconic magazine which has been the leader of its realm since putting Eddie Mathews on the cover of its first publication in 1954, is no exception. On Thursday, Sports Illustrated laid off its remaining six staff photographers...
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ESPN is predictably going wild at the Super Bowl

ESPN’s on-site coverage of Super Bowl 49 begins on Monday, and as expected, the Worldwide Leader is going all-out with programming, even though they’re not airing the game. Live from Scottsdale, ESPN will air 130 hours of live TV and radio programming, starting at 6 AM ET on Monday. Several ESPN shows will be heading on the road to Arizona, including SportsCenter, NFL Insiders...
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ESPN executive VP John Walsh is retiring on February 1st

Big news out of Bristol – long-time ESPN executive vice president John Walsh is retiring on February 1st. John A. Walsh, one of @espn most influential architects, will retire February 1, 2015. End of an era indeed. #ESPN — James Andrew Miller (@JimMiller) January 22, 2015 Walsh is undoubtedly an important figure at ESPN, love him or hate him. He’s one of the biggest backers...
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You can now make a bet on Al Michaels’ gambling references

One of my favorite Super Bowl traditions are the wacky Super Bowl prop bets.  This year is no different.  The folks at Bovada have done an awesome job putting forward such bets as Russell Wilson’s passing yards versus the national gas price average, how many times “deflated balls” will be said (I’d take the over 3), and even how many viewers the game will have (again,...
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Grading the ESPN/NBC NFL Announce Teams

Last year we had you, faithful readers, grade the local MLB announcers for our authoritative rankings from 1-30.  It was such a success that instead of arbitrarily ranking the announcers from the NFL, we’re calling on AA Nation once again (I feel like such a sellout for typing that). Awful Announcing has always considered itself to be a voice for the fan, so what better way to...
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Is Fox ready to commit to John Strong as their new lead soccer announcer?

Yesterday Fox announced a move that was long considered a formality – they locked up John Strong to be their lead voice for the network’s MLS coverage.  Strong is the former voice of the Portland Timbers and had been the lead play by play announcer for NBCSN’s coverage of the league.  In that timespan, he also had done freelance work for Fox on various tournaments like the...
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