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NFL flack Frank Luntz loved Roger Goodell’s press conference

Well, we can finally take Roger Goodell’s picture off the milk carton.  The embattled NFL Commissioner made his first public appearance in nine days to hold a press conference and take questions on his failures to lead the NFL through this crisis of confidence and the many mistakes he has made as the grand dictator of the league. Goodell offered no clear answers to what exactly...
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FanDuel Ads Are Taking Over The Internet

We’ve covered this at length already……Daily Fantasy is exploding. Further proof below (click to enlarge). Anyone know where I can find a good daily fantasy provider? The post FanDuel Ads Are Taking Over The Internet appeared first on Awful Announcing.
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Someone crashed Roger Goodell’s press conference screaming about being taken into an elevator

Over a half hour into Roger Goodell’s press conference on the State of the NFL, a man crashed the room screaming “DON’T TAKE ME TO AN ELEVATOR.” Apparently according to everyone watching the presser on Twitter, the man screaming like a crazy person was Benjy Bronk from the Howard Stern Show. That’s right, Roger Goodell’s press conference was pranked by Howard Stern....
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That awful Thursday Night Football game destroyed broadcast TV

We were kind of wondering about what kind of ratings the laugher on Thursday Night Football between the Falcons and Buccaneers would draw. I don’t think any of us expected this – a 6.8 rating on CBS and a 1.7 on NFL Network. The combined 8.5 overnight was 25% higher than last year’s Chiefs-Eagles game that aired solely on NFL Network and on broadcast TV in the local markets...
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AA Podcast #96 – NFL Roundtable and other topics

For the second time, we’ve collected our editorial staff for a roundtable discussion on the eventful month that’s been in the NFL. We’re joined by Steve Lepore, Ken Fang, and Joe Lucia to wade through arguably the worst month of off-field news in NFL history, the league’s response (or lack thereof), and how the media has covered it all. In addition, we tackle some other sports...
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NFL Network, MLB Network, Golf Channel and NBATV Ratings Buzz: September 8-14

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 THU NT FOOTBALL: Pittsburgh @ Baltimore Thu 8:28PM-11:09PM 161 2.2 3431 2 NFLN THU NT FBALL-SUS Thu 11:09PM-11:24PM 15 1.9 2928 3 NFLN THU NT POST-GUN ...
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This Pierre McGuire quote will get you excited for hockey season!

Believe it or not, the NHL season is juuust around the corner.  And NBC hockey analyst Pierre McGuire is here to bring us a little levity from a depressing month in sports ahead of the new campaign… Pierre McGuire on @TSN1200: "I would love for someone to come up with an analytic number for grit, because grit matters" — Paul (@Sens_Army_) September 19, 2014 There...
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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: September 8-14

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: Swansea vs. Chelsea Sat 9:56AM-11:58AM 122 0.4 601 2 PREMIER LEAGUE: QPR vs. Manchester United Sun 10:53AM-12:58PM 125 0.3 545 3 PREMIER LEAGUE...
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ESPN Ratings Buzz: September 8-14

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: N.Y. Giants @ Detroit Mon 6:55PM-10:13PM 198 8.4 13728 2 NFL REGULAR SEASON: San Diego @ Arizona Mon 10:13PM- 1:29AM 196 7.1 11515 3 NASCAR...
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Study: NFL may be losing fans as result of terrible month

The major question that’s been raised in the wake of never-ending NFL scandal and controversy is the tangible effect it might have on the league’s popularity.  Will the NFL slowly fall from its seemingly unconquerable position as the dominant sports and entertainment entity in the western hemisphere? The first national polling on the NFL’s disastrous month reveals some interesting...
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Sepp Blatter doesn’t get irony

Presenting our latest episode of Zillionaire Sports Executives Detached From Reality starring this tweet from Sepp Blatter. Everyone in the global football community has a responsibility to act ethically. Football fans rightly demand this. FIFA has taken the lead. — Joseph S Blatter (@SeppBlatter) September 19, 2014 That’s right, FIFA, who have been under investigation for corruption...
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How much better are FS1′s ratings when Mike Francesa is preempted?

The increasingly frosty relationship between Mike Francesa and syndication partner Fox Sports 1 is back in the headlines.  Francesa has been MIA on FS1 airwaves this week as he has been preempted by European soccer Tuesday-Thursday and today, NASCAR qualifying.  Four out of five days this week Francesa has not been seen on Fox Sports 1. The pope has not been shy about voicing his...
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Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir are NBC’s new top figure skating team

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi seem like they took place a decade ago.  Two of the brightest American stars of the most recent Olympiad were former athletes turned broadcasters – figure skaters Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski.  It took several months, but the pair is being rewarded for their work there. Weir, Lipinski, and Gannon have received the promotion to NBC’s #1 figure...
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Dallas radio guy wants Adrian Peterson to play for the Cowboys

At the end of August, my oldest niece started first grade. Both her parents have PhD’s in physics, so I often joke that she’s already smarter than me, which is probably true. Right now, I must have the reading comprehension of an amoeba, because I had the misfortune of reading the column of a Dallas radio guy who is more than happy to justify child abuse for the sake of Adrian...
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Herm Edwards predicted the Buccaneers would make the Super Bowl

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers put forth one of the most pitiful efforts in NFL history on Thursday night as they fell to the Atlanta Falcons 56-14.  The truth of the matter is that the game wasn’t even that close.  As impossible as that is to believe.  The Falcons were up 56-0 after three quarters and that was even after starters like Matt Ryan and Julio Jones were pulled from the...
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Viewing Picks for September 19, 2014

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Preliminary Final, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia Sydney Swans vs. North Melbourne Kangaroos — Fox Sports 2, 5:30 a.m. College Football UConn at South Florida — ESPN, 8 p.m. BTN Football & Beyond 2014 — Big Ten Network, noon CFB Daily: The Edge — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. Lemming Report — CBS...
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CNN Has Cardinals Logo Fail

I would think having a baseball bat in the logo of a supposed football team would be a red flag but apparently not.  5 out 6 isn’t too shabby though for CNN these days. H/T: mrxsports The post CNN Has Cardinals Logo Fail appeared first on Awful Announcing.
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Chris Cooley is the least aware person in the world

Former Redskins TE Chris Cooley has transitioned into a media career in Washington DC.  He’s the host of a radio show and a radio analyst for his former team.  In recent months, he’s emerged as one of the faces for the campaign to keep the Redskins nickname. But it’s another major issue surrounding the NFL that Cooley didn’t consider when he published this tweet. O_o....
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Your Week 4 College Football Announcing Schedule

Thursday, September 18 7:30 PM- Auburn at Kansas State (ESPN) Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Samantha Ponder (ESPN Radio) Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Joe Schad 7:30 PM- Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Alabama State (ESPNU) Mark Neely, Jay Walker Friday, September 19 8 PM- Connecticut at South Florida (ESPN) Dave Flemming, Danny Kanell, Allison Williams STREAMING: 7 PM- Holy Cross...
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Is there now a trust gap with Peter King?

NFL Insiderdom has become a big business.  From breaking news on player transactions to suspensions to trades and free agency, our thirst for any information of any kind has turned NFL reporters like Peter King into stars themselves. People like Adam Schefter (3.12 Million Twitter followers), Chris Mortensen (1.55 Million), Peter King (1.35 Million), John Clayton (1.05 Million)...
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Mel Kiper drops Jameis Winston on his big board 22 spots for shouting internet meme

SUPERFANTASTIC GINORMOUS HOLY CAPTAIN NEMO BATMAN NEWS from the NFL Draft world today. Mel Kiper Jr. dropped Jameis Winston 22 spots on his Big Board from #3 to #25 overall for the 2015 NFL Draft.  Stop the presses! I’ll give you a moment to collect yourselves. Kiper went on SportsCenter to explain the decision and said that Winston needed to mature and grow to the point where...
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Texas A&M’s punter is launching a terrific Heisman campaign

Move over Marcus Mariota, Amari Cooper, Bryce Petty. The people’s choice for the Heisman Trophy has never thrown a pass in college, he’s only punted for a stellar average of 42 yards-per-punt this season. Texas A&M punter Drew Kaser begins lobbying for Heisman Trophy candidacy. pic.twitter.com/w2K5x3tNdx — Sam Khan Jr. (@skhanjr) August 1, 2014 Texas A&M’s Drew Kaser...
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NFL broadcasters weren’t kidding about using the Redskins name less often

Several notable NFL broadcasters have declared that they’ll no longer use the term “Redskins” while discussing the team on the air, whether it be in the studio or during live games, while several others have at least hinted that they’ll curtail or stop using the name. We’ve put together a list right here. Prior to the season, that had me wondering a) if those on the record...
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Football’s growing crisis in one picture

The latest cover issue of Time Magazine is the heartwrenching story of high school football player Chad Stover.  The defensive back from Tipton, Missouri died after an on-field collision last November at the age of 16. The Time cover asks the same question asked by parents and players all around America in the wake of last year’s concussion focus.  “Is Football Worth It?”...
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Pedro Martinez stays as sharp as he was on the mound for TBS

NEW YORK — There are few analysts in sports TV who draw a crowd of reporters just to ask them their thoughts. Charles Barkley is probably the king of this. Even though he gives his opinion on almost everything every week on television, writers will still sit down with him to find out what he thinks about basketball and anything else. Pedro Martinez appears to be developing that...
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