LATEST STORIES FROM AWFUL ANNOUNCING

HBO, Dwayne Johnson & Mark Wahlberg Sued Over ‘Ballers’ Theft Allegation

Everything went pretty well for HBO’s “Ballers“ in its first season. Despite basically being “Entourage With Football,” it debuted to 8.9 million viewers and, according to HBO, had the most-watched premiere of a half-hour series since 2009. It was renewed for a second season even before the first one was half-way done. With an A-List star in the center of it (Dwayne Johnson...
Via Awful Announcing
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

OBJ suspension story right above OBJ ad on NFL website

Today in, “When news and advertising collide,” we have this screenshot from NFL.com, in which a story about Odell Beckham Jr. being suspended sits inches above a Lenovo ad featuring… Odell Beckham Jr. It’s funny, Beckham looks a bit happier in the ad than he does in the photo accompanying the news story. We’ll save the philosophical conversation about the wall between...
Via Awful Announcing
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

NBC Sports & Yahoo! Sports Expand Digital Alliance to Keep Pace With ESPN

Back in 2012, NBC Sports and Yahoo! Sports were both trailing ESPN significantly in terms of reach. So, they decided if they couldn’t beat’m, they’d join forces to do so. The partnership, which included shared content, video and other online experiences, paid off. Yahoo!/NBC leapfrogged ESPN in the February 2014 comScore sports website rankings (thanks in large part to Olympics...
Via Awful Announcing
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Francesa erupts over Odell Beckham Jr. and how the Giants enable him

The biggest story coming out of Sunday’s slate of NFL games was Odell Beckham Jr.’s conduct during the New York Giants 38-35 loss to the Carolina Panthers, in which he committed three personal fouls and faces a possible one-game suspension for a deliberate helmet-to-helmet hit against Josh Norman. As you might expect, Mike Francesa had some definite thoughts on Beckham’s behavior and...
Via Awful Announcing
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Tim Roth admits he portrayed Sepp Blatter in United Passions for the the right reasons: money

Tim Roth, an actor of notable critical acclaim in his career, recently added the role of Joseph S. Blatter, the Swiss journalist turned FIFA kingpin, to his resume, starting in the 2015 FIFA-funded biopic, of sorts, United Passions. The movie is, in a word, dreadful. In more words, the movie is one of the worst pieces of propaganda imaginable, portraying nearly everyone inside FIFA...
Via Awful Announcing
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

TMZ has to retract another report, this time with the wrong Yasiel Puig bar fight video

A few days ago we told you about TMZ botching an “exclusive” report on Brady Quinn, who claimed he never talked to the official gossip rag of Fox Sports 1 even though he was quoted by TMZ.  The article was wiped from existence and deleted from the internet as TMZ tried to pretend their errant reporting didn’t happen. If you thought that snafu would have caused TMZ to act...
Via Awful Announcing
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryant Gumbel rips CBS, ESPN for giving NFL “a big, wet kiss”

Bryant Gumbel is at the stage of his career where he gives exactly zero you-know-whats about how he’s perceived or who not to tick off in the sports industry. That makes him a potentially delightful interview who can provide some tasty quotes, and that’s exactly what the Real Sports host did in a conversation with The Daily Beast published on Sunday. The purpose for the interview...
Via Awful Announcing
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Sports reporter drops 23 Star Wars references for Falcons-Jaguars highlights

How did it take this long for an enterprising sports reporter to come up with a Star Wars themed sportscast?  Wes Blankenship of WMAZ in Macon, Georgia paid tribute to the most popular movie in the history of the universe by dropping 23 Star Wars references during this highlight package, one for each point the Falcons scored in their victory over the Jaguars on Sunday.  I think...
Via Awful Announcing
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Media, tech analyst Rich Greenfield says ESPN over-the-top network isn’t feasible

Losing subscribers and dwindling ratings have become a very real concern for ESPN as more people cut the cord from cable and satellite providers, while relying on getting game information and highlights online, often through social media. Yet fans presumably still need ESPN to see live games, such as college football and basketball, the NBA, MLB and NFL. So is the ultimate solution...
Via Awful Announcing
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Sidney Crosby switches sports

It’s pretty clear what the Pittsburgh Steelers need for their playoff drive – the All-Star hockey player that plays in town to switch sports and take up football. Steelers' Sidney Crosby misses practice with lower body injury https://t.co/JIf5MIYEj5 pic.twitter.com/xqsKYG90eT — Pittsburgh PG (@PittsburghPG) December 21, 2015 I mean, it’s not like the Penguins have anything...
Via Awful Announcing
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning calls Ian Rapoport’s reporting “bulls— and insulting”

Ian Rapoport is quickly building his own personal Enemies List with some prominent NFL players over his reporting from deep inside NFL locker rooms. Earlier this season, Ndamukong Suh tangled with Rapoport over a report citing his behavior and attitude in the Miami Dolphins locker room.  Now, it’s two of the greatest quarterbacks of all time that have a bone to pick with the NFL...
Via Awful Announcing
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Cam Newton kills Odell Beckham with kindness in postgame interview

Odell Beckham Jr. and Josh Norman staged their own UFC bout during Sunday’s Panthers-Giants game.  This wasn’t your typical star WR vs star CB scrap either with just a few pushes and shoves though, this got quite nasty.  It included Beckham trying to spear Norman in the face with his own helmet, a move that should surely draw a suspension from the league. The @NFL has to fine...
Via Awful Announcing
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Viewing Picks for December 21, 2015

All Times Eastern College BasketballMen’s Sacred Heart at Northwestern — Big Ten Network, 7 p.m. Providence at UMass — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Appalachian State at North Carolina — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Eastern Kentucky at West Virginia — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Chicago State at Marquette — FS1, 7 p.m. Southern Illinois at Saint Louis — Fox College Sports Atlantic, 8 p.m. Pepperdine...
Via Awful Announcing
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins to premiere animated shorts

The Boston Bruins have been aggressive in providing digital shorts for their fans. Part of a campaign to promote the team was a 2012 digital series called “The Bear & the Gang” featuring the Bear character which was part of a popular advertising campaign in New England, TV voice Jack Edwards, anthem singer Rene Rancourt, coach Claude Julien, Bruins ice girl Holly and various...
Via Awful Announcing
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Rocky Marciano to be played by Jeremy Renner in new biopic

Boxing movies typically make the best sports movies. This past year, we saw Jake Gyllenhaal in the subpar Southpaw and Michael B. Jordan reach stardom in the wonderful Creed in theaters. Yet Hollywood hasn’t produced that many great boxing movies portraying real-life fighters. Raging Bull (1980) told the Jake LaMotta story, The Fighter (2010) focused on Micky Ward and there are...
Via Awful Announcing
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

David Feherty talks about staying clean and sober

David Feherty’s struggles with drugs and alcohol are well known. He’s shared his problems to anyone who would listen and the latest interview is with Rolling Stone. As he prepares to go full-time at his NBC/Golf Channel after 19 with CBS, Feherty was open about his dealings with depression and being diagnosed with bipolar plus all this while maintaining his television career...
Via Awful Announcing
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

BBC to lose Formula One as part of huge cut in sports coverage

This hasn’t been a good year for BBC Sport. Once a venerable player in the UK sports media picture, the public broadcaster has lost the rights to events that have been mainstays on the network. In 2015, it relinquished the rights to the Open Championship which it had aired live for sixty years, got surprised by a bid by Discovery to grab the Olympics after 2020 and now has given...
Via Awful Announcing
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Viewing Picks for December 20, 2015

All Times Eastern Bundesliga Hertha Berlin vs. F.S.V. Mainz — FS1, 9:30 a.m. Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. Darmstadt — FS2, 11:20 a.m. Bundesliga Match Day — FS1, 9 a.m. College BasketballMen’sGotham Classic, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY Pittsburgh vs. Davidson — ESPNU, noon New Jersey Institute of Technology at St. John’s — FS1, noon Monmouth at Rutgers ...
Via Awful Announcing
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN Ratings Have Dropped 10 Percent Overall in 2015

ESPN’s SportsCenter is generally credited with creating the “highlight” mentality that has driven the way we’ve consumed most sports in the past 40 years. It’s that same mentality, compelling audiences to find the important moments as quickly as possible, that’s eating into The Worldwide Leader’s bottom line as it scrambles to get back what it’s lost. The proof is...
Via Awful Announcing
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Your 2015-2016 Bowl Game Announcing Schedule

It’s here, bowl season is amongst us.  And this year there’s more bowl game gluttony than ever before with an ungodly 41 bowl games all together.  With matchups featuring below .500 teams and even a conference game that’s not even going to be nationally televised, let’s hope we’ve maxed out our bowl game spending in favor of more quality matchups. Nevertheless, football...
Via Awful Announcing
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Story of Undefeated 1951 San Francisco Dons Football Team To Become Movie

The story of the 1951 University of San Francisco Dons football team is prime territory for the inspirational sports movie circuit. So it’s not a big surprise to hear that Walden Media and Mandalay Sports Media currently have a film about the team in development.  Known as the “Undefeated, Untied and Uninvited,” the Dons dominated in 1951, finishing 9-0 thanks to future...
Via Awful Announcing
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Viewing Picks for December 19, 2015

All Times Eastern BoxingShowtime Boxing International, Manchester Arena, Manchester, England, United KingdomWBO Middleweight World Championship Andy Lee vs. Billy Joe Saunders — Sho Extreme, 5 p.m. Boxing After Dark, Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, NYInterim WBA World Heavyweight Title Bryant Jennings vs. Luis Ortiz — HBO, 10:15 p.m. The Fight Game With Jim Lampley...
Via Awful Announcing
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Francesa does not understand how the Star Wars series works

With the release of The Force Awakens, everyone is talking about Star Wars, and that includes New York sports radio czar Mike Francesa. Francesa, however, has seen neither the new film nor the six before it, if his interaction with a caller is any indication. Francesa had apparently wondered about George Lucas’ involvement in the first six Star Wars, and Steve in Keyport, New...
Via Awful Announcing
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Well this is awkward… disputed TMZ report on Brady Quinn disappears

What if I told you TMZ deleted what turned out to be a false story about an athlete?  Well, you’d probably say it was a Friday. TMZ, that beacon of journalistic integrity and the unofficial gossip outlet of Fox Sports, is stuck in another controversy with errant reporting about a sports figure – this time it’s Brady Quinn. On Friday morning, TMZ published a story entitled...
Via Awful Announcing
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

A Brief Reminder That You Are Not Required To Have a Take on Everything

Thursday night during the Oklahoma City Thunder-Cleveland Cavaliers game at Quicken Loans Arena, LeBron James chased a loose ball into the crowd and barreled into a woman who ultimately had to be taken away on a stretcher. When the dust settled, it was revealed that the woman was Ellie Harvey, the wife of golfer Jason Day, who was sitting on her right. Despite how bad it looked...
Via Awful Announcing
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss
SITE INFORMATION
Awful Announcing
Putting announcers on notice since 2006.
Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker