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You can bet on what Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will reference during Super Bowl LI

Want to take announcer bingo to the next level? Well, there are opportunities to bet on what topics will and won’t be covered during Fox’s broadcast of Super Bowl LI. Bookmaker.eu has released a list of early Super Bowl prop bets, and while some are related to the game (will a player leave with a concussion?), the halftime show (what color will Lady Gaga’s hair be, and will...
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Joe Buck tells critics of his enthusiasm for Cubs’ wins to “grow up”

People love to criticize Fox’s Joe Buck, whether that’s deserved or not, and his October piece arguing that calling the first televised World Series from Wrigley Field would be “the No.1 highlight of my career” took significant flack from those who interpreted it as support for the Cubs (Cardinals’ fans in particular), even though he explicitly renounced team allegiances...
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Eight of 10 NFL playoff games, including AFC championship, down year-over-year

The year of down NFL ratings has continued into the playoffs, and that’s true overall for Sunday’s championship games, even though one posted a slight increase. The Nielsen overnight ratings had the early window Falcons-Packers NFC championship game (on Fox) at a 27.4 and the late window Patriots-Steelers AFC championship game (on CBS) at a 27.6. Last year, the AFC had the early...
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ESPN announces plans for new one-hour Sunday morning E:60 edition with Bob Ley and Jeremy Schaap

ESPN announced earlier today that it was ending its long-running discussion show, the Sports Reporters and replacing it with an hour-long edition of E:60. Now the Worldwide Leader has announced what the new E:60 will entail. Not only will it bring a weekly edition of E:60 to the forefront, it will also include stories from the Outide the Lines crew. Bob Ley and Jeremy Schaap will...
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MIke Francesa won’t be doing his annual Super Bowl trivia contest unless WFAN can find a sponsor

The latest Are Radio Row's expenses really worth it for stations? Patriots radio analyst whips stadium into anti-Roger Goodell frenzy (well, at least one chant) ESPN honors Chris Berman and Tom Jackson by naming studio after them TNT planning "Players Only" broadcast...
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UFC sees 2016 as its best year for pay-per-view, but there were some duds too

UFC is one organization that depends heavily on pay-per-view for its business and 2016 was a very good year. Overall, UFC’s success led to five of its pay-per-view shows having more than 1 million buys which is a first. The two Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz fights paved the way for the increased buys with the sequel generating a record 1.6 million purchases. MMA Fighting says UFC...
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ESPN canceling The Sports Reporters, to be replaced with a Sunday E:60

The latest Are Radio Row's expenses really worth it for stations? Patriots radio analyst whips stadium into anti-Roger Goodell frenzy (well, at least one chant) ESPN honors Chris Berman and Tom Jackson by naming studio after them TNT planning "Players Only" broadcast...
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ESPN pays tribute to the legend of NFL Primetime

One of the worst kept secrets in sports media was confirmed this month with Chris Berman stepping down from his role as ESPN’s lead NFL host. Berman will take on a new role at ESPN where he will make special appearances for the network but not work a full NFL season.  The latest Are Radio Row's expenses really worth it for stations? ...
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AA’s @ClippitTV videos of the week: ESPN names studio after Chris Berman & Tom Jackson; Bill Walton in peak form

This is our weekly look at the most popular — or in some cases our personal favorite — videos on Clippit over the past week. Clippit is an awesome app that allows us to quickly grab 30-second clips from several live TV broadcasts and share them on social media.  ESPN honors Chris Berman and Tom Jackson by naming the NFL studio after them Sunday was the last day Chris Berman...
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Viewing Picks for January 23, 2017

All Times Eastern The latest NBC regional networks will now stream MLB games online for the first time New Baseball Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell was a guest at Darren Rovell's bar mitzvah Jonah Keri had a great reaction to Tim Raines making the Hall of Fame TNT planning...
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ESPN names studio after Chris Berman and Tom Jackson

With this being the last season for Chris Berman as NFL studio host, ESPN has decided to ensure that he and co-hort Tom Jackson won’t be forgotten. This was the last Sunday afternoon that Berman would be hosting an NFL pregame show from the ESPN studios.Next week, he’ll host the Pro Bowl in Orlando and then the Super Bowl in Houston. So ESPN brought in Chris Mortensen and  Jackson...
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Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: January 9-15

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 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...
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An interview with my friend who, for some reason, bought a 4-foot tall Jon Gruden bobblehead

It’s Sunday, which means we and lots of other sites kind of half-ass content. With that in mind I’ve interviewed my friend Milton who spent a huge chunk of money on a 4-foot tall Jon Gruden Corona bobblehead. For some context, I’ve met Milton a handful of times (primarily fantasy football drafts) and he’s consistently “the most social guy at the party.” But what makes...
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Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir want a variety show, coming to a streaming device near you

The latest NBC regional networks will now stream MLB games online for the first time New Baseball Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell was a guest at Darren Rovell's bar mitzvah Jonah Keri had a great reaction to Tim Raines making the Hall of Fame TNT planning "Players Only...
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Viewing Picks for January 22, 2017

All Times Eastern The latest NBC regional networks will now stream MLB games online for the first time New Baseball Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell was a guest at Darren Rovell's bar mitzvah Jonah Keri had a great reaction to Tim Raines making the Hall of Fame TNT planning...
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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: January 9-15

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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Kyle Brandt compares Aaron Rodgers-Matt Ryan duel to Goldeneye deathmatch

Good Morning Football‘s Kyle Brandt is quickly becoming the master of in-depth pop culture to NFL analogies. He took on Star Wars for a highlight package back in December, did a Chris Berman tribute earlier this month, and now, he’s setting up Sunday’s Green Bay Packers-Atlanta Falcons game with a detailed description of something that will be very familiar to those who played...
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AA Weekly Recap: FS1 to SiriusXM, A-Rod to host reality show, Fox vetoes commercial

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: SiriusXM to launch a Fox Sports channel this Friday – Jan. 17 Fox Sports Radio left the SiriusXM lineup in 2013 after iHeart Media sold its stake in the satellite service. Simulcasts of FS1...
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Are Radio Row’s expenses really worth it for stations?

One of the common features of Super Bowl Week is radio stations from across the country setting up shop on Radio Row, broadcasting live from the Super Bowl location and bringing in all sorts of celebrity guests. Doing so is highly expensive, though, with costs often totaling tens of thousands of dollars, and there’s a debate as to whether it’s actually worth the price for stations...
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Viewing Picks for January 21, 2017

All Times Eastern The latest NBC regional networks will now stream MLB games online for the first time New Baseball Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell was a guest at Darren Rovell's bar mitzvah Jonah Keri had a great reaction to Tim Raines making the Hall of Fame TNT planning...
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Bart Hubbuch compares Trump inauguration to 9/11 and Pearl Harbor in since-deleted tweet

The latest NBC regional networks will now stream MLB games online for the first time New Baseball Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell was a guest at Darren Rovell's bar mitzvah Jonah Keri had a great reaction to Tim Raines making the Hall of Fame TNT planning "Players Only...
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Cari Champion’s interview with Big Boi got awkward when she brought up his dead dog

ESPN’s Cari Champion interviewed Big Boi on SportsCenter on Friday, and it turned out her research on the legendary rapper and devoted Atlanta Falcons fan wasn’t quite as updated as it could have been. Champion tried to ask a cute question about Big Boi’s dog, replete with an allusion to a hit song, and the inquiry backfired about as badly as it could have. Here was the exchange...
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ESPN Ratings Buzz: January 9-15

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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Your NFL Conference Championship announcing schedule

Sunday, January 22 NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GREEN BAY PACKERS at ATLANTA FALCONS, FOX 3:05 pm – Joe Buck, Troy Aikman & Erin Andrews, Chris Myers; Mike Pereira (Rules Analyst) Westwood One – Kevin Kugler, James Lofton & Tony Boselli Streaming – FOX Sports Go AFC CHAMPIONSHIP PITTSBURGH STEELERS at NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS, CBS 6:40 pm – Jim Nantz, Phil Simms & Tracy Wolfson...
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ESPN’s Adam Schefter stepping down from Pacific Pro Football League advisory board

The latest NBC regional networks will now stream MLB games online for the first time New Baseball Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell was a guest at Darren Rovell's bar mitzvah Jonah Keri had a great reaction to Tim Raines making the Hall of Fame TNT planning "Players Only...
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