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Northwestern's enthusiasm over GameDay should inspire ESPN

This Saturday, ESPN's College GameDay will be taking place from Evanston, Illinois at the Ohio State-Northwestern game. It's only the second time GameDay has been to Evanston (with a trip to Wrigley Field in 2010 also in the mix), with the other time taking place in 1995 when GameDay wasn't as huge of a deal as it is now. The enthusiasm from the university has been...
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October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Louisville weatherman does broadcast headless because of Reds loss

Jude Redfield of WDRB in Cincinnati was crushed when the Reds lost on Tuesday night to the Pirates in the NL Wild Card playoff game. Redfield was so crushed in fact, that he did his morning weather report headless, because he didn't want to show his face in public. Wait, what? @LanceMcAlister @JohnGumm @Bob_Herzog #reds fans I'm embarrassed to show my face this morning...
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October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

The Basketball Jones moving to NBA TV

One of the great success stories of the sports blogosphere is The Basketball Jones.  J.E. Skeets, Tas Melas, Trey Kirby, and others built a hugely successful basketball empire with their distinct mix of humor, basketball insights, and originality.  TBJ were pioneers in podcasting and doing video, bringing their work to outlets like The Score and Grantland. Now, TBJ have gone...
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October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Viewing Picks for October 3, 2013

All Times Eastern College Football Viewing Picks College Soccer Women's Michigan at Michigan State -- Big Ten Network, 3 p.m. College Volleyball Women's Penn State at Indiana -- ESPN2, 7 p.m. BYU at Pepperdine -- ESPNU, 11 p.m. Golf Reignwood LPGA Classic, Beijing, Communist China 1st Round -- Golf Channel, 3 a.m. (same day coverage) European...
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October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

'Keith in Atlanta… HELLO.' An Assessment of Larry King Hosting 'Olbermann'

Ed Note: The following occurs courtesy Bloguin's new pop culture blog The AP Party and Ben Heisler. Ben works for MLB Network Radio and hosts The AP Party Podcast. With Keith Olbermann away in Atlanta moderating the trapezoidal shaped “roundtable” over at TBS for postseason baseball coverage, someone needed to step up and show up by Tuesday to ESPN’s Times Square studios...
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October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Week 5 Pammies Winners & Updated Standings

Week 5's Top 10 and updated standings are after the jump.  Find out who took this week's top spot and whether or not Matt Millen keeps his spot at the top... 10) "Wilds left the field with his arm on a stretcher." - Dave Pasch (via mark12812) 9) "This is the quintessential Rick Leach offense." - Matt Millen on Mike Leach (via cmmenta) 8...
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October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

NBCSN scores second most-watched NHL telecast on opening night

The NHL has made consistent effort to turn their opening night into a somewhat small-scale edition of what the NFL does. With events such as Kings of Leon playing a pregame concert in Montreal, and the banner-raising in Chicago, they have certainly succeeded in those efforts. Perhaps, then, it is a bonus that the league's opening night has progressively turned into a larger and...
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October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Week 5 NFL Announcing Schedule

It's quite an interesting week on the NFL scheduling front.  Thanks to the A's playoff game on Saturday night, Chargers-Raiders is moved from a 4 ET kickoff on CBS to an 11:35 ET kickoff on NFL Network.  CBS's Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts will still call the game.  Another ripple from that move is the fact that Cowboys-Broncos on CBS will now air to 100% of the country...
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October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Herren will work as a Celtics analyst this season

The Boston Globe reports several changes to Boston Celtics broadcasts this season amongst the game and studio personnel.  Perhaps the most interesting development is the addition of a new name to the industry - former Celtic and celebrated recovery story Chris Herren. Perhaps you've seen or heard about Herren's story through his book or the documentary Unguarded...
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October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Dallas Latos case shows the worst of Twitter

  The Pirates beat the Reds last night in the NL Wild Card game, but an ugly storyline ensued surrounding Dallas Latos, the wife of Reds pitcher Mat Latos. During the game, Latos tweeted that she was assaulted by a Pirates fan at PNC Park. Got punched in the head at least 3 times by a pirates fan so this has been cool. — Dallas Latos (@DallasLatos) October 2...
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October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

The CSN Houston mess just got interesting

The mess that has been going on with CSN Houston in the year it's been active has included less than half of the households in the Houston area receiving the network, absurdly high carriage fees, a bankruptcy filing, and now, accusations of Comcast fabricating the bankruptcy filing to bully the Astros into doing what the cable behemoth wants. The Houston Chronicle had a very...
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October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey announcer swears after botching name

Minor league hockey clips are such a gold mine of entertainment.  This one comes to us from a recent Ontario Hockey League game between the Ottawa 67s and the Niagra Ice Dogs.  After a goal is scored the Rogers TV analyst does his thing and talks over the replay.  Apparently he must botch one of the player's names because he then swears on air in frustration like Chuck Giampa.
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October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Did Fox Sports Live really show more hockey than SportsCenter?

One of the promises of FS1's flagship highlight show Fox Sports Live was that unlike ESPN's flagship show SportsCenter, they were going to show plenty of hockey highlights and treat the NHL like a major North American sport.  Deadspin studied SportsCenter for a year and found just 2.7% of its airtime was dedicated to the NHL, placing it behind golf and just ahead of NASCAR...
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October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Josh Freeman saga raises questions of sourcing and agendas

The story of the widening divide between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and quarterback Josh Freeman took several strange twists over the last two days. ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Monday night that Freeman was a participant in Stage One of the NFL's drug program. Freeman fired back Tuesday with a statement saying he agreed voluntarily to tests after mistakenly taking...
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October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

TBS Drops Ball On Emotional Pittsburgh Pre-Game Coverage

Like most baseball fans and writers in America, I’ve been captivated by the tale of the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates. A smaller market team overcoming two decades of misfortune and misery to not only break a 20-year streak of sub-.500 futility but make the postseason for the first time since 1992, nearly winning a division title. The Pittsburgh Pirates would be hosting the first postseason...
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October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

ESPN adds George Karl as an NBA analyst

ESPN is bringing in a familiar name to serve as their new NBA analyst. George Karl has been given a multi-year deal to provide basketball insight on SportsCenter, NBA Coast to Coast, NBA Tonight and other shows under the ESPN label.  Karl, the recipient of the 2012-13 Coach of the Year award, is no stranger to ESPN. He was an ESPN NBA analyst for the network during the 2002...
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October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Your MLB Divisional Series & Wild Card Announcing Schedule

Starting with the two Wild Card games tonight here's your MLB Postseason announcing schedule through the first round of the playoffs, or the first two rounds, or if you count the play in game to the play in game then it's really the first three ro... ah, whatever.   NL Wild Card - Tuesday, October 1 ,Cincinnati Reds @ Pittsburgh Pirates [TBS 8:07PM] Ernie Johnson...
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October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

OSU football team shows support for sportscaster Dom Tiberi

Here in Columbus there has been an outpouring of support for WBNS sports anchor Dom Tiberi. His daughter died in a car accident September 17th and the anchor returned to work at 10TV this past week. Maria Tiberi was a 21 year old student at Ohio State and the school held a moment of silence before last week's game against Florida A&M for her. At Saturday's Ohio State...
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October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

ESPN remains on Dish ... for now

In the latest battle between a sports network and a cable/satellite provider, chalk this one up for the subscribers. Throughout the summer, we've been following the potential for a blackout of the ESPN Family of Networks on Dish Network. As the September 30 deadline approached, both sides agreed to keep ESPN and its sister Disney networks plus locally owned ABC affiliates on...
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October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Chelios picks his employers to win Stanley Cup on Fox Sports Live

Fox Sports Live has made it a point that unlike SportsCenter, they are actually going to talk about the NHL and show highlights.  Hockey fans rejoice that a national highlights and news show actually plans on giving more than cursory coverage of your sport!  Part of that strategy is building an alternative to ESPN, part is serving a neglected fanbase, and part of it is so Jay Onrait...
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October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Vote for Your Week 5 Pammy Nominees!

Can Matt Millen keep his lead against a hard charging cavalcade of fellow Bristolites?  Mark May, Lee Corso, and Lou Holtz are all in the running for this year's Pammies crown.  Here now your Pammy nominees for Week 5 after the jump... 1) "Smart players make smart decisions. Not smart players make not so smart decisions." - Matt Millen (via FauxJustinHunter...
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October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

CBS sends NFL Today analysts out on the road

In a bit of a shakeup, albeit a temporary one, CBS is sending three of its NFL Today analysts on the road to join current announcing teams for Week 6. Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason and Shannon Sharpe will call games involving their former teams, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Denver, respectively. Not to leave the NFL Today studio bare, CBS will bring two analysts from its cable show...
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October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

What would Mike Francesa sound like in 1776...

Random YouTube parody videos aren't really my thing, but this parody video of WFAN radio kingpin Mike Francesa is SNL worthy.  And I'm not just talking recent mediocre SNL, but the its mid-90s prime.  This impression of Francesa by BizarroZaun on Twitter is so accurate it's scary.  From the Diet Coke, to the tone and cadence, to the clauses inserted into his monologues...
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October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Real Tweets from Real People: Where's The Big Bang Theory!?

On Monday night, the Rays took on the Rangers in MLB's Wild Card tiebreaker, for the right toplay the Indians... in another one game playoff. Oh. Well, some people weren't too pleased with this turn of events, and those people are fans of The Big Bang Theory, which airs in syndication on TBS. The Rays-Rangers game forced the preemption of those reruns, and the fans of the...
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October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Sunday's San Diego Chargers-Oakland Raiders game moved to 11:35 p.m. ET

  Sunday Night Football: Raiders to host Chargers in Prime Time under the lights at @OdotCoCOLISEUM Oct 6 at 8:35 p.m. PT on @nflnetwork — OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) September 30, 2013 Due to a scheduling conflict with the MLB postseason in Oakland, the Week 5 AFC West battle between the Chargers and Raiders will kick off when a very large portion of America is in...
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September 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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