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Chris Broussard tweets unattributed picture twice, gets blasted

Late in garbage time of the Mavericks-Thunder playoff series Game 4 Saturday, Kevin Durant delivered a vicious, if unintentional, face-swat to Mavericks guard Justin Anderson on a layup attempt. Durant was assessed a Flagrant 2 foul upon review and promptly ejected. It very well could have been accidental on Durant’s part, notwithstanding the violence of the hit, and given the...
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April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: April 11-17

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. NBA on TNT VIEWER RANK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) 1 NBA PLAYOFFS Sun 4/17/16 8:09 PM 10:31 PM 3988 2126    MEMPHIS/SAN ANTONIO GAME 1 2 NBA PLAYOFFS Sun 4/17/16 10:31 PM 1:23 AM 3060 1756    PORTLAND...
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April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Albert Breer unveils what it was like reporting for NFL Network

It was reported last week that Albert Breer will be leaving NFL Network/NFL Media and heading for Sports Illustrated’s MMQB site. There, he’ll be able to do reporting that he wasn’t able to do while working for the league-owned channel. In an interview with 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston, Breer expressed frustration in working for NFL Network saying he was limited in what he...
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April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Paul Pabst and Andrew Perloff of the Dan Patrick Show to co-host their own weekly radio program

They’re best known for their roles as “Danettes” on the Dan Patrick Show. But starting tonight, Paul Pabst and Andrew Perloff will get to branch out to host their own show on NBC Sports Radio. Called “The Leisuremen: Pabst & Perloff,” the show will air from 6-9 p.m. ET and will broach not just sports topics, but food, drink, cars, travel and other subjects as well....
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April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Power outage knocks out ending of Blackhawks-Blues in St. Louis

The St. Louis Blues were hoping to celebrate a series-clinching win Saturday night as the team was in Chicago for Game 6 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal series against the Blackhawks up 3-2. And things were looking good in the first period as the Blues jumped out to a 3-1 lead, but things went quickly downhill as Chicago scored five goals in the last two periods forcing...
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April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Viewing Picks for April 24, 2016

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Melbourne Demons vs. Richmond Tigers — FS1, 5 a.m. Bundesliga Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. TSG Hoffeneheim — Fox Soccer Plus, 9:20 a.m. Eintracht Frankfurt vs. F.S.V. Mainz — Fox Soccer Plus, 11:30 a.m. College Baseball Cornell at Penn — ESPN3, noon Wright State at Northern Kentucky — ESPN3, noon Mississippi State at LSU ...
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April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: April 11-17

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 VIEWER RANK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) 1 NHL QUARTERFINALS (live) Wed 4/13/16 9:57 PM 12:39 AM 638 366    CHICAGO/ST. LOUIS 2 NHL QUARTERFINALS (live) Fri 4/15/16 8:03...
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April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Mike and Mike inducted into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame

ESPN has featured Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic’s Mike and Mike show as a centerpiece of their radio lineup since 2000, and the two Mikes got some major outside recognition this week with an induction into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame. (Is that title from the Department of Redundancy Department?) Both said in an ESPN Media Zone release...
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April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Prince impersonated Bryant Gumbel on his final Today show

After Prince’s passing at the age of 57 Thursday, the sports and entertainment worlds have been busy paying tributes to him. It’s interesting that the musician himself once paid a very public tribute to a major figure in the sports and entertainment world, though: current HBO personality Bryant Gumbel. Gumbel started his national career with NBC Sports in 1975 and then shifted...
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April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

AOL Acquires Rights To American Professional Rugby

AOL and its parent company Verizon have been very open about their desire to enhance their reach among sports fans. Verizon recently acquired the rights to NBA shoulder programming for its Go90 mobile app while AOL has developed partnerships with various organizations in an attempt to increase original sports video content. The website was profiled in Adweek a year ago about its...
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April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Viewing Picks for April 23, 2016

All Times Eastern Arena Football Cleveland Gladiators at Philadelphia Soul — CBS Sports Network, 4 p.m. Boxing World Championship Boxing, The Forum, Inglewood, CAWBA/IBF Super World Middleweight Title Gennady Golovkin vs. Domenic Wade — HBO, 10 p.m. 24/7 Canelo/Khan: Episode 1 (series premiere) — HBO, 12:15 a.m. (Sunday) Bundesliga Hertha Berlin vs. Bayern Munich — FS2,...
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April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN Ratings Buzz: April 11-17

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 VIEWER RANK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) 1 NBA REGULAR SEASON (live) Wed 4/13/16 10:38 PM 1:01 AM 3649 1999    MEMPHIS/GOLDEN STATE 2 NBA PLAYOFFS (live) Sat 4/16/16 9:52...
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April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Dallas Braden will replace Curt Schilling on ESPN’s Monday Night Baseball

It didn’t take ESPN too long to find a replacement for Curt Schilling in the Monday Night Baseball booth. Richard Sandomir of The New York Times reports that they’ve chosen to give that role to Dallas Braden: Dallas Braden named Curt Schilling's replacement on ESPN's Monday Night Baseball broadcasts — Richard Sandomir (@RichSandomir) April 22, 2016 Since his offseason move...
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April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Curt Schilling doesn’t realize ESPN only believes in its bottom line

ESPN’s decision to fire Curt Schilling Wednesday after his anti-transgender comments and his doubling down on those with a challenge to the network’s policies was a somewhat surprising one, based both on the rarity of Bristol firings and on the political attacks ESPN would face from letting him go. Here’s what our Joe Lucia wrote Tuesday about the potential consequences for...
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April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Dino Costa’s tenure in St. Louis is over after a short six weeks

Controversial sports radio personality Dino Costa went into St. Louis with guns blazing saying he would make KFNS the top station in the market. He told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch back in March, “If I don’t dominate this market in a year, I will crawl on hands and knees back to Wyoming.” Well after today, he may not be crawling, but he’ll be heading back to Wyoming. The...
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April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Holly Sonders won’t be going to the prom with a 16 year old as originally promised

It was one of the cuter stories that emerged from last year’s U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. Fox’s Holly Sonders made a bet with 16-year Andrew Orischak that if he won the tournament, she would be his date to his prom. Orischak seemed to be on his way to a prom date with Sonders as he was leading by five strokes in the final with eight holes to play, but unfortunately, he...
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April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Agent Leigh Steinberg goes after ESPN’s draftnik Todd McShay

He’s brash. He’s bold. And he’s head of ESPN’s Scouts, Inc., but that doesn’t stop people from within the football community from questioning his credentials and expertise. The latest is agent Leigh Steinberg whose client is quarterback Paxton Lynch. During a media conference call earlier this week, McShay said Lynch played in a very simplistic offense at Memphis and...
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April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Albert Breer moves from NFL Network to Sports Illustrated

A few weeks ago, it was unknown whether or not MMQB czar Peter King was even staying with Sports Illustrated and spearheading the professional football vertical.  Now, not only is King staying, but he’s adding to his arsenal at the MMQB. The vertical has made arguably its biggest outside hire to date, bringing in reporter Albert Breer from NFL Network.  The news was first reported...
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April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Reds Twitter had the perfect response to Jake Arrieta’s no-hitter

Human pitching cyborg Jake Arrieta threw his second no-hitter in the last year on Thursday night in Cincinnati against the Reds.  If that wasn’t bad enough for the Reds, the Cubs also managed to score 16 runs!  Getting no-hit is bad enough, but allowing over two touchdowns makes it even worse. Thankfully, Reds Twitter had an awesome sense of humor about it. It started with their...
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April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Viewing Picks for April 22, 2016

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Hawthorn Hawks vs. Adelaide Crows — Fox Soccer Plus, 5:30 a.m. Sydney Swans vs. West Coast Eagles — Fox Soccer Plus, 11:30 p.m. Bundesliga Hamburger vs. Werder Bremen — FS2, 2:30 p.m. College Baseball Northern Kentucky at Oakland — ESPN3, noon Valparaiso at Illinois-Chicago — ESPN3, 1 p.m. Bowling Green at Ball State — ESPN3...
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April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

NBC Sports cuts off Pat Foley as he rants about start times for Hawks-Blues

NBC Sports is using the Blackhawks’ CSN Chicago broadcast to show game five of the Blackhawks-Blues playoff series nationally. Well, in the third period, Blackhawks announcer Pat Foley went on a rant about the scheduled start times of the games in this series. For example, tonight’s game was an 8:42 PM CT start, and Chicago and St. Louis are of course both CT locations. And it’s...
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April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Around the Horn has its first all-female panel

ESPN debate forum Around The Horn had its 3,000th show last week, but hit perhaps an even more significant milestone Thursday; its first show with all female panelists. Kate Fagan, Jemele Hill, Jackie MacMullan and Sarah Spain had all previously appeared on the show, but this marked the first time they all appeared together. From ESPN Front Row’s Bill Hofheimer: Kate Fagan, Jemele...
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April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

New Golf Digest cover controversy erupts over Paige Spiranos and Lydia Ko

If you’re Golf Digest, you create controversy with your cover, whether that’s by featuring Paulina Gretzky instead of an actual professional golfer or having actual professional golfer Lexi Thompson pose topless. It’s what you do. Well, they’ve done it again, choosing to feature 23-year-old “social star” Paige Spiranac (in a tight silver outlet) on their “Futurists”...
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April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Curt Schilling is one of the very few people fired by ESPN

ESPN’s firing of Curt Schilling Wednesday stands out for being just that; a public firing. The network has employed plenty of people who have gotten into hot water over the years, either for their comments or for their behavior, and it’s handed down lots of suspensions and seen numerous people resign (Rush Limbaugh, Craig James), exit for other networks mid-contract (Jason Whitlock...
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April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers announcers get doused with beer

The Florida Panthers eked out a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders in Game 4 of their NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series evening things at 2-2. While the win was pretty sweet for the Panthers who return home for Game 5, it turned out to be a wet victory for their TV announcers, Steve Goldstein and Dennis Potvin. They apparently got doused from a beer by an Islanders...
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April 21, 2016  |  Discuss
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