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Sal Masekela rips Winter Olympics co-worker Bob Costas for "*******" comments

Who knew that a few comments on the new Olympic event of Slopestyle would spark a controversy among NBC's on-air Olympic staff? On the Tuesday edition of NBC's Today program, Olympics primetime and late night host Bob Costas, who is no stranger to speaking his mind, compared the new event to MTV's *******.  Costas told host Matt Lauer, "...this stuff is just...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Your White Guy Code Word Power Rankings

Ohio State fell just short of finishing a remarkable comeback on the road at Michigan State in Big Ten action, losing in overtime after trailing by 17 at one point midway through the second half.  One of the key plays in the comeback was senior point guard Aaron Craft diving on the floor for a loose ball to save a possession. Craft is polarizing, only in the sense that he fulfills...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

AA Q&A: Bob Costas on the Olympics, the Baseball Hall of Fame and speaking his mind

In just a few short weeks, NBC will take over the sports world with the Olympics, and you will be seeing and hearing a ton of Bob Costas. He will serve as both the primetime and late night host for NBC, which will have more hours of Winter Olympic coverage than ever before. Between traditional television and streaming, it'll top 1,500 hours. However, Costas' lone subject...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Dennis Rodman gave an insane interview on CNN

The latest chapter in Dennis Rodman's renegade ambassadorship to North Korea is taking a merry band of retired former NBA players to the third world country.  As a "birthday present" for ruthless dictator Kim Jong Un, Rodman's retired players will be playing a North Korean All Star team. To promote Rodman's bizarre "basketball diplomacy", the...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Viewing Picks for January 8, 2014

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men's Minnesota at Penn State -- Big Ten Network, 7 p.m. Villanova at Seton Hall -- CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Kansas at Oklahoma -- ESPN2, 7 p.m. Harvard at UConn -- ESPNU, 7 p.m. Georgetown at Providence -- Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m. Georgia at Missouri -- SEC Network, 8 p.m. Mississippi State at Kentucky -- SEC Network, 8...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Your NBA Announcing Schedule for 1/7 - 1/12

Tuesday, January 7 New Orleans Pelicans @ Miami Heat (NBAtv 7PM) Local Broadcast Phoenix Suns @ Chicago Bulls (WGNA 8PM) Neil Funk, Stacy King Wednesday, January 8 Dallas Mavericks @ San Antonio Spurs (ESPN 7PM) Ryan Ruocco, Jeff Van Gundy Phoenix Suns @ Minnesota Timberwolves (ESPN 9:30PM) Mark Jones, Jon Barry Thursday, January 9 Miami Heat @ New York Knicks...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Your 2014 Winter Olympics announcing assignments

Thanks to NBC Sports' public relations website, we have the announcing teams for the sports which you will see from Sochi starting next month. We have sports from curling to hockey to speed skating all listed here. Some of the names might be familiar to you. Others may be totally foreign. We'll do our best to introduce everyone to you. The names are listed below: ...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA ready to settle with former ABA team owners for $500 million

Daniel and Ozzie Silna, the brothers who have been a thorn in the NBA's side for nearly 40 years, appear to be nearing a settlement with the league. According to a report from Richard Sandomir of the New York Times, a settlement will be announced on Tuesday that will pay the Silnas a whopping $500 million upfront payment, end their perpetual cut of the NBA's television revenue...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame voter only votes for Jack Morris, has no idea what he's doing

I despise Baseball Hall of Fame season. It's that time of year where writers decide to become attention whores. But no one, and I repeat, NO ONE, has raised the bar quite like MLB.com's Ken Gurnick. MLB.com's 17 writers with Hall of Fame votes released their ballots today. 16 of those ballots featured Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, who appear to both be on their...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Here's the most predictably tedious development in ESPN history

In the most ESPN development in the history of ESPN, ESPN2's First Take dedicated time on the morning after the nationatl championship game to debating ESPN's pointless story about ESPN analyst Tim Tebow working with ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer.  Your ESPN Echo Chamber at work! It's amazing that even after Tebow began what looks to be a promising television career...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Florida State radio booth reacts to game winning touchdown

Here's a fantastic bit of video from last night's BCS title game.  It actually comes from the Florida State radio booth where play by play man Gene Deckerhoff (whose voice you may also recognize from his work calling Tampa Bay Buccaneers games) and former NFL fullback and FSU grad William Floyd were calling the action.   It's a rare shot of what it looks like when...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bo Pelini shattered the space-time continuum with the greatest tweet ever

Legitimately funny parody accounts on Twitter are like finding the proverbial needle in the haystack.  For every good parody account there are several impostors with way-too-long handles that have 1,000 tweets and 7 followers.  Then there are the parody accounts that gain some modicum of success and get commercialized, thus losing their identities.  Then there are the highly suspicious...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

AJ McCarron's mom Dee Dee Bonner sends dumb tweet about Jameis Winston

Celebrity these days is a fickle, fleeting, monstrous thing.  We inhabit a universe where Dee Dee Bonner, better known simply as "A.J. McCarron's mom" or "the woman that stands next to Katherine Webb" is in that class of fringe celebrities where we know her name and recognize her face, but don't fully understand why.  We only know her for shallow reasons...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Viewing Picks for January 7, 2014

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men's Saint Louis at URI -- CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Tennessee at LSU -- ESPN, 7 p.m. Baylor at Iowa State -- ESPN2, 7 p.m. Georgia tech at Duke -- ESPNU, 7 p.m. Kansas State at TCU -- Big 12 Network, 8 p.m. North Carolina State at Notre Dame -- ACC Network, 9 p.m. Syracuse at Virginia Tech -- ACC Network, 9 p.m. Cincinnati...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Brent Musburger introduces himself as Kirk Herbstreit

It's not Katherine Webb or "All the Tostitos", but it's another classic Brent Musburger moment at a BCS title game.  Watch as he introduces himself as Kirk Herbstreit along with his partner Brent Musburger.   H/T AdamGleim
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Puppy Bowl is going all-out this year

If you're not a huge football fan, Animal Planet's yearly Puppy Bowl is a welcome respite to the Super Bowl. And this year, for the Puppy Bowl's tenth anniversary, Animal Planet is going all-out with a star-studded lineup laden with surprises. YouTube superstars Keyboard Cat (not the original, obviously) and Lil' Bub will both make appearances, with Keyboard...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Your NHL Announcing Schedule for 1/6-1/12

United States Tuesday, January 7 Philadelphia Flyers vs. New Jersey Devils, 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - Dave Strader, Brian Engblom Wednesday, January 8 New York Rangers vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 8 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - MIke Emrick, Eddie Olzcyk, Pierre McGuire Thursday, January 9 Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 p.m. ET (NHL Net) - Local Announcers Saturday,...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

How To Boil A Frog: Comcast’s Contract Extension With The Philadelphia Phillies

Perhaps it was too much to ask any network to try and swipe the Philadelphia Phillies away from a company based in Philadelphia. Indeed, Comcast had little trouble keeping the TV rights to the Phillies. The team agreed to a 25-year, $2.5 billion contract extension with the cable giant, which will allow CSN Philadelphia to continue broadcasting the team’s games through 2040...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL has most watched Wild Card weekend ever

NBC and CBS were up, but Fox was the big winner of Wild Card weekend.  Fox drew a bonkers 27.7 overnight rating for the 49ers' last second victory over the Packers on Sunday. That's up 17 percent from Fox's Wild Card game last year, when Russell Wilson and the Seahawks' victory over RGIII and Washington drew an already huge 23.7. It is Fox's highest-rated...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Don't even think about asking Mike Francesa about the WNBA

Steve in Farmingdale calls Mike Francesa to move on from the tired topic of the New York Knicks and ask the sports pope about the New York Liberty's chances to make the playoffs.  Instead of answering the question (probably because he's not aware if they're actually in season or not), Francesa launches into an assault on the caller assuming he's a prankster.  He...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN Countdown segment starring Trent Dilfer and Tim Tebow serves only ESPN's interests

Smack dab in the middle of Sunday NFL Countdown in the middle of the first round of the NFL Playoffs was a story about ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer mentoring ESPN analyst Tim Tebow.  Viewers had every right to be perplexed about the placement and timing of the piece.  Tebow just signed a contract to be a college football analyst for ESPN and even though he says he's "not...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Fox Sports 1 moves Jay & Dan's schedule

Fox Sports 1 continues to play around with things as they head towards the second half of their first year on the air. Fox Soccer Daily has been pulled from the schedule, likely through the Super Bowl. Now, the network is making a slight adjustment to its flagship show, one that will likely help the duo Fox is ostensibly betting on to bring viewers to the network. Richard Deitsch...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Long-time Padres broadcaster Jerry Coleman passes away at 89

Jerry Coleman, who had been a San Diego Padres broadcaster since 1972, passed away on Sunday at the age of 89. Coleman's career in baseball stretched back 71 years, beginning as a player (and later a broadcaster) with the New York Yankees. He was a member of four Yankees World Championship teams, and called Yankees games on the radio for seven years in the 1960s. But outside...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers calls out ESPN for Blake Griffin-Carmelo Anthony trade report

Doc Rivers is firing shots at ESPN once again, but this time they're not aimed at Bill Simmons, but rather Chris Broussard and his infamous sources.   Rivers' angst towards Bristol all stems from a highly dubious report from Chris Broussard's Sources Friday night that the Knicks and Clippers were independently discussing a trade that would send Blake Griffin to...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: USC's Nikola Jovanovic is oldest college hoops player

Amidst playoff football on Sunday, Fox Sports 1 aired a Pac 12 college basketball game between UCLA and USC.  The Bruins easily raced past the Trojans 107-73, in large part due to USC playing a 114 year old person in Serbian forward Nikola Jovanovic.  To his credit, he scored 3 points in 23 minutes.  Considering his age, that has to be more impressive than any of those sham records...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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