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On Jimmy Kimmel Live, everyone took credit for deflategate

On Thursday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, numerous people came out of the woodwork to take credit for being the Locker Room Guy. Of course, they were all Patriots fans of varying levels of fame. Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, John Krasinski, and Steven Tyler (among others) took credit for being “the locker room guy” and deflating the footballs. One cameo that you might have missed...
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Cowboys fans most active, Steelers fans most profane on Facebook

A social media company named Proofpoint analyzed the Facebook accounts of 12 NFL teams during the first three weeks of January, and came to some interesting conclusions about fans of those 12 teams during those three weeks. Dallas Cowboys fans were the most active fanbase, commenting over 247,000 times on the team’s Facebook activity in the chosen sample. They were followed by...
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Viewing Picks for January 31, 2015

All Times Eastern BobsledFIBT World Cup, La Plagne, France Men’s 2-Man — Universal Sports, 1 p.m. (same day coverage) College Basketball Viewing Picks College HockeyMen’s New Hampshire at Notre Dame — NBCSN, 6:30 p.m. North Dakota at Nebraska-Omaha — Fox College Sports Central, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Wisconsin — Big Ten Network, 8:10 p.m. Big Ten Hockey Pregame — Big...
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Tiger Woods is only here so he won’t get fined

Following a disastrous round at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Tiger Woods addressed the media. He proceeded to do his best Marshawn Lynch impression at the podium. Sure, Tiger shot a career-worst 82, good for a +11 round and a +13 tournament. And yeah, he missed the cut for the 13th time in his career. But hey, at least he’s smiling, not being an ass to the media, and didn’t...
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Jim Mora tweets picture of recruit, claims hacking, deletes account

UCLA coach Jim Mora isn’t doing so well on Twitter lately. Earlier this month, he deleted his account after getting into some hot water with Kansas State fans. Then, the account returned from Twitter purgatory on Thursday night and tweeted out this photo of Maea Teuhema, a 2015 recruit that UCLA is trying to lure away from LSU. Needless to say, that would be an NCAA violation...
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Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: January 19-25

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 2015 SENIOR BOWL Sat 4:00PM- 7:30PM 210 0.5 668 2 PRO BOWL DRAFT Wed 8:00PM-10:12PM 132 0.3 483 3 FILM SESSION: Super Bowl XLI: Indianapolis vs. Chicago Sun...
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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: January 19-25

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 2015 NHL ALL-STAR GAME Sun 5:00PM- 8:08PM 188 0.7 1194 2 2015 NHL SUPERSKILLS COMPETITION Sat 7:00PM- 9:32PM 152 0.5 895 3 NHL REGULAR SEASON: Chicago at Pittsburgh...
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SCREENGRAB SNAFU – ESPN doesn’t know who Oscar Robertson is?!?

Can somebody @espn explain how this could possibly happen? Seriously? pic.twitter.com/SgWWu4XIpA — Lance McAlister (@LanceMcAlister) January 30, 2015 Well this is a major fail.  Oscar Robertson was watching his alma mater Cincinnati play and ESPN identified him as Oscar “Robinson.”  Even if you try to Google “Oscar Robinson” it appears as “Oscar Robertson.”  It’s...
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ESPN Ratings Buzz: January 19-25

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 2015 NFL PRO BOWL Sun 8:00PM-11:24PM 204 5.1 8770 2 NFL COUNTDOWN (live) Sun 6:08PM- 8:00PM 112 1.4 2290 3 SPORTSCENTER LATE (live) Sun 11:24PM- 1:00AM 96 1.4 2077...
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The Media isn't the villain we deserve, but it's the one we need

Ever since Super Bowl Media Day, it seems as if the titanic struggle of “Marshawn Lynch vs The Media” has overtaken DeflateGate as the controversy du jour in the lead up to the big game.  Even Katy Perry made light of the situation, quoting Lynch’s “I’m just here so I don’t get fined” mantra during her press conference on Thursday.  The fact that the Super Bowl...
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Charlotte sushi bar offers sushi to everyone except Clay Travis

Clay Travis is not having a good day. First, DeMarcus Cousins smacked him down on Instagram after digging a five-year old Travis tweet out of mothballs. To his credit, Travis accepted his fate, and offered to donate $5,000 to a charity of Cousins’ choice. @boogiecousins Funny and well played. $5k to your charity of choice. Let me know where to send it. — Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID...
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The Atlanta Hawks are setting local ratings records

When you think of the NBA, the Atlanta Hawks do not usually come to mind. The Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers and others get the main headlines, but the Hawks are the group setting records for local ratings this season. That’s what happens when you win 17 games in a row. According to FOX Sports, compared to last year, the ratings are...
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NBA set to earn $700M through streaming deal in China

Television rights deals have become one of the main sources of income for professional sports leagues over the years.  It’s a multi-million dollar business, and often times, multi-billion dollar business for the biggest leagues.  But when it comes to revenue from television deals, we usually just focus on what professional sports earn in America.  There’s a bounty of money...
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DeMarcus Cousins has the last laugh over Clay Travis

Today’s the day!! Let’s all show him some love!! @ClayTravisBGID A photo posted by DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) on Jan 30, 2015 at 6:51am PST Clay Travis is kinda like the amateur version of Skip Bayless.  He says and does ridiculous things to say and do ridiculous things and to his credit, it’s got him a national television gig with Fox Sports 1.  But that...
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ESPN won’t have an online MLS package this year as MLS Live returns

When Major League Soccer inked their new rights deal with ESPN, one of the most interesting subplots of the deal was ESPN also acquiring the digital rights to MLS games. ESPN was supposedly creating an over the top service for MLS games that wouldn’t be airing nationally, but apparently, that’s not the case for the 2015 season. On Thursday, MLS announced that MLS Live would...
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Rob Gronkowski, Marshawn Lynch play Mortal Kombat on Conan

On Thursday night’s episode of Conan, Rob Gronkowski and Marshawn Lynch faced off in a Mortal Kombat X battle. The segment was a riot, and showed Lynch has a fantastic personality when he’s not dealing with silly questions from the media. This was too much. Wait, you mean Marshawn Lynch ISN’T some sort of evil person andactually has a great personality? Huh, imagine that...
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VIDEO – Kevin Harlan takes a ball in the face

TNT announcer Kevin Harlan takes a ball to the face https://t.co/MOvaEWLZ9I — gifdsports (@gifdsports) January 30, 2015 During last night’s Lakers-Bulls game, TNT announcer Kevin Harlan took a stray basketball right in the mush.  To be honest, I’m surprised this doesn’t happen more often.  Basketball announcers aren’t like other sports safely secured in a press box...
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Viewing Picks for January 30, 2015

All Times Eastern BobsledFIBT World Cup, La Plagne, France Women’s 2-Man — Universal Sports, 1 p.m. (same day coverage) BoxingFriday Night Fights, Foxwoods Resort and Casino, Mashantucket, CTLightweights Karl Dargan vs. Tony Luis — ESPN2, 9 p.m. College BasketballMen’s Harvard at Princeton — ESPNU, 6 p.m. Yale at Columbia — American Sports Network, 8 p.m. Marist at Niagara...
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(VIDEO) Jay Bilas unloads on horrible call

A bit of Bill Walton must have rubbed off on Jay Bilas when the two called a game together a couple weeks ago.  Ohio State’s Sam Thompson was inexplicably called for an over the back call on this putback dunk.  Bilas called it “the worst call in the history of basketball.”  He might not be wrong. The post (VIDEO) Jay Bilas unloads on horrible call appeared first on Awful Announcing.
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NBC’s figure skating coverage beat UFC on FOX in Saturday overnight TV ratings

GREENSBORO, NC – JANUARY 24: Ashley Wagner reacts after the Championship Ladies Free Skate Program Competition during day 3 of the 2015 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at Greensboro Coliseum on January 24, 2015 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) Would you have taken figure skater Ashley Wagner over UFC fighter Anthony Johnson last...
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Marshawn Lynch might be fined six figures over his hat? Are you serious, NFL?

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been attending all the media sessions in Glendale, Ariz. at Super Bowl XLIX. Throughout his mandatory appearances, Lynch has said nothing of note, repeatedly stating the only reason for his presence is to avoid a fine from the NFL. Unfortunately for Lynch, he might be fined anyway. During Media Day on Tuesday, Lynch wore a hat signifying...
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Fox Sports has promise, but there’s plenty of work to do after USMNT debut

Ed Note: This post appears courtesy our friends at 32 Flags, Bloguin’s international soccer vertical. When it was announced that ESPN and Fox Sports would split a 10-game schedule of United States men’s national team games, there was a collective groan from most of the soccer viewing public. The hardcore fan had been put off by years of feeling like a second and mainly third...
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Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz featured on MLB Network Presents

New Baseball Hall of Fame inductees (and current MLB TV analysts) Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz will be featured on next week’s episode of MLB Network Presents, airing at 9 PM on Tuesday. This episode will feature behind the scenes footage of Martinez in the Dominican Republic following his election to the Hall of Fame, and features interviews with Pedro and his wife, Carolina...
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The Atlanta Hawks now have the best Twitter account in sports

The Atlanta Hawks have been all the rage in the NBA this season.  Their 17th straight win last night now puts them in the Top 15 of all-time NBA winning streaks.  At 38-8, they have the best record in the Eastern Conference by 7 games and are doing it with a perfectly assembled lineup of guys who have never been considered as star players. They’re also having a blast on social...
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Super Bowl XLIX should smash TV viewership record yet again

For 11 out of the past 13 years, the Super Bowl has seen an increase in viewership, culminating in the record 111.5 million people that tuned in for last year’s game.  Eventually, the list of the most watched programs in American television history will be nothing but Super Bowls as the game competes only with previous incarnations of itself for the top spot. The growth of...
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