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Roger Goodell is a raging hypocrite

During his press conference on Friday, Roger Goodell said a thing that caused almost every credible reporter to raise an eyebrow.  Goodell’s stance on Friday (probably because Frank Luntz told him it would be helpful to improve his horrid public image) was that he was the most open and transparent and fan-friendly person who has ever lived.  He even claimed that he is available...
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Reporter who broke Deflategate story receiving death threats

Indianapolis columnist Bob Kravitz is an established, long-time voice in the midwest. He also happened to initially break the story of the Patriots’ deflated footballs after the AFC Championship Game. Since that story broke, his life has been turned on its head. In fact, some fans have so much hatred towards Kravitz that they’re actually lobbing death threats at him. Ben...
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Deion Sanders’ charter school shut down

Some of you may have watched Deion’s Family Playbook which featured his charter school, Prime Prep Academy. Well, on Friday the school’s campuses in Dallas and in Fort Worth were shut down due to lack of finances. According to the Dallas Morning News, the school had $60,000 in the bank, but was in debt over $700,000 and hadn’t paid its staff in a month. The Texas Education...
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VIDEO – Suzy Kolber breaks down paying tribute to Stuart Scott

Emotional scenes from ESPN’s Super Bowl pregame coverage.  Suzy Kolber paid tribute to longtime co-worker Stuart Scott.  Tough to watch this and not get a tear in your eye. The post VIDEO – Suzy Kolber breaks down paying tribute to Stuart Scott appeared first on Awful Announcing.
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EPL media restrictions raise questions about NFL media narrative regarding Marshawn Lynch

Something that’s been comparatively underdiscussed in the debate over Marshawn Lynch’s media appearances at the Super Bowl is how the NFL’s standards compare to other leagues. There are a lot of NFL writers upset that Lynch hasn’t given them meaningful answers this week, and given the typical NFL media policies that force every athlete to talk to the media when requested...
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SNL parodied Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman

Following Key & Peele’s take on Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman during their Super Bowl special on Friday, SNL’s Kenan Thompson and Jay Pharaoh parodied the Seahawks duo on Saturday Night Live this weekend. The best part to me was the “diehard” Seahawks fan since the beginning – 2013. I also liked Pharaoh/Sherman going after New York mayor Bill de Blasio and the...
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Tony Dungy voted for Bobby Wagner for NFL MVP

When the MVP votes were released, the winner wasn’t much of a surprise – Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers.  Second place wasn’t much of a surprise either – Houston Texans all-world DE J.J. Watt received the most votes for a defensive player since Lawrence Taylor won the award in 1986. What was a surprise was the last name read to receive a vote – Seattle Seahawks...
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Your Super Bowl XLIX Broadcast Primer

SUPER BOWL XLIX New England Patriots vs Seattle Seahawks University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale Sunday, February 1; NBC 6:30 p.m. ET NBC Super Bowl Sunday Broadcast Super Bowl XLIX Pregame Show – Noon Super Bowl XLIX – 6 p.m.; Kickoff – 6:30 p.m. • National Anthem: Idina Menzel; Halftime Show: Katy Perry • Post Game: Trophy Presentation by Dan Patrick; Highlights and analysis...
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Hamilton, Edmonds' spouses to appear on 'Real Housewives'

This week, Bravo announced two new additions to The Real Housewives of Orange County, set to begin its 10th season in April: (side note: Ten seasons? Really? Already? Yikes.) Meghan King Edmonds and Katie Chadwick Hamilton. Edmonds is married to former MLB center fielder Jim Edmonds, who now works for Fox Sports. Hamilton is married to current Angel Josh Hamilton. Now, while...
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WATCH: Key & Peele mock Marshawn, Sherman

Key and Peele has quietly become must see television on Comedy Central. They have done a great job in taking apart sports and pop culture. In their Super Bowl special, they had a sketch in which they had Seattle Seahawks teammates Richard Sherman and Marshawn Lynch holding a joint press conference with them, mostly Sherman, talking about the Oscar nominations. There’s nothing...
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Fall Out Boy apologizes for excessive CFP song usage

During the College Football Playoff (and hell, the entire college football season), ESPN used the Fall Out Boy song “Centuries” over and over again in promotional materials. In case (for whatever reason) you forget what the song sounds like, here’s a reminder. Anyway. Fall Out Boy was at the Super Bowl in Glendale, and during an interview with Fox’s The Buzzer, Pete Wentz...
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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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