LATEST STORIES FROM AWFUL ANNOUNCING

"Free Bieber" movement makes it to ESPN

During ESPNU's broadcast of Penn State-Nebraska tonight, a "Free Bieber" sign made it onto the telecast photobombing announcers Adam Amin and Brooke Weisbrod. Right here's where I would normally make a pithy comment about the absurdity of someone hastily putting together a cardboard sign asking to "free" someone who is already out on bail and should...
Via Awful Announcing
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL, EPL hit ratings highs for NBC

NBC didn't have any football this weekend, but they (and NBC Sports Network) did just fine with two of the more so-called niche sports. The NHL Game of the Week returned to NBC on Sunday and was a pretty big success. The game between last year's Stanley Cup Finalists, the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks, drew a 1.4 overnight rating. Outside of the Winter Classics...
Via Awful Announcing
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Your NBA Announcing Schedule for 1/23 - 1/26

Thursday, January 23 Los Angeles Lakers @ Miami Heat (TNT 8PM) Marv Albert, Charles Barkley, Steve Kerr Denver Nuggets @ Portland Trail Blazers (TNT 10:30PM) Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller Friday, January 24 Los Angeles Clippers @ Chicago Bulls (ESPN 8PM) Mike Tirico, Jon Barry Minnesota Timberwolves @ Golden State Warriors (NBAtv 10:30PM) Local Broadcast Saturday...
Via Awful Announcing
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Dickerson & Keyshawn Johnson celebrate Justin Bieber's arrest

Beliebers around the world are surely holding a candlelight vigil right now over the news that their idol, Justin Bieber, was arrested for DUI, drag racing, and resisting arrest.  And so begins Justin Bieber's official downward spiral, following in the oh so glamourous footsteps of Lindsay Lohan and the rest. This is the story that TMZ and the other gossip outlets like CNN...
Via Awful Announcing
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

How do GIF makers and networks approach injury replays?

Any time a serious injury happens during a major sporting event, the broadcast crew is forced to make a split-second decision about how they present it to viewers. The rise of GIFs and the ease of uploading screencaps and video means those same ethical lines are now being approached regularly by major sports sites and their social media platforms. The debate came up again on...
Via Awful Announcing
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Losing out on NFL is a huge missed opportunity for NBCSN & FS1

All the major broadcast networks are in play for the Thursday Night Football package the NFL is willing to sell to the highest bidder.  Sunday Night Football is already the #1 primetime show in all of television and the networks would be eager to get their hands on what would likely be #2 with the package of Thursday games.  At this point, no network is good enough to turn down...
Via Awful Announcing
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers, Time Warner announce details of SportsNet LA launch

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Time Warner have released the details relating to their new RSN, SportsNet LA, which launches on February 25th - right before the first Dodgers Spring Training game of the year. Over the 25-year life of the contract, the Dodgers will bring home $6 billion while $2.5 billion will go into baseball's revenue sharing pool. Before you start freaking...
Via Awful Announcing
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Skip Bayless claims he's never lost a debate

Ed Sherman has a Q&A with former Chicago Tribune colleague Skip Bayless up at his website Sherman Report. It's a rare look at how Bayless responds to the criticism of him, his act, and his show. Bayless of course rejects all criticism that his show panders for ratings thanks to inauthentic debate as he paints himself as some kind of Spartan warrior in the body of a guy who...
Via Awful Announcing
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Uecker will be getting a statue in the last row of Miller Park

The Milwaukee Brewers will be honoring legendary broadcaster Bob Uecker with a second statue at Miller Park this spring - but it won't be outside the park with the states of Hank Aaron, Robin Yount, Bud Selig, and Uecker's original statue. No, Uecker's second statue will be located in the last row of in Section 422 of Miller Park - an area known as the Uecker Seats...
Via Awful Announcing
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

AA Roundtable: ESPN's College Football Future

Heading into next season a new era begins for college football. The long-awaited death of the BCS gives way to the first year of the college football playoff. But there also appears to be a new era on the horizon for the broadcast network of that playoff - ESPN. It's been widely reported that longtime college football frontman Brent Musburger is being asked to step aside...
Via Awful Announcing
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Viewing Picks for January 23, 2014

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men's Seton Hall at St. John's -- CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Illinois at Ohio State -- ESPN, 7 p.m. Florida at Alabama -- ESPN2, 7 p.m. LIU-Brooklyn at Bryant -- Fox College Sports Atlantic, 7 p.m. Nebraska at Penn State -- ESPNU, 8 p.m. Denver at Omaha -- Fox College Sports Central, 8 p.m. Central Florida at Cincinnati...
Via Awful Announcing
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

'NHL Revealed' isn't perfect, but distinguishes itself quite well

My favorite moment in the first episode of NBCSN's NHL Revealed (which is a really a league production, in conjunction with executive producers Ross Greenburg, Julie Bristow and Steve Mayer) is kind of a tragic joke about hockey and the United States. Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson visits a cowboy-wear store in Nashville prior to a game against the Predators. Karlsson...
Via Awful Announcing
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Fox Sports Live airs "No Richard Sherman" warning

Seattle Seahwaks cornerback Richard Sherman has been the talk of the sports world for the last few days thanks to his emotional interview with Erin Andrews following Seattle's NFC Championship Game victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Fox Sports Live let its viewers know on Tuesday night that they would *not* be hearing any Richard Sherman talk that evening. And...
Via Awful Announcing
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

AA Mailbag: On Thursday Night Football, Dick Stockton and technical innovation

Welcome to the AA Mailbag, where you have questions, and we have further questions regarding the sanity of some of your questions! We're going to try and do one of these on a fairly regular, if not weekly, basis over the next little while. If you have any questions we didn't cover this time, simply tweet using #AAMailbag and we'll try and get to it next time. But...
Via Awful Announcing
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

A possibly drunk Jacoby Jones gets interviewed at Pelicans game

During the Kings-Pelicans game on Tuesday night, New Orleans native and Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones was in the house. During a fourth quarter interview Jones was...well, he obviously had a drink or two prior to this interview. Slurred speech? Incoherent answers? Flirting with the interviewer? Check, check, and check. Yeesh, not a good look, Jacoby. [Next Impulse Sports]
Via Awful Announcing
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Fox Sports Go will live stream the Super Bowl

Fox has played coy quite a bit throughout the NFL Playoffs with how they would be handling streaming of their games. Whereas CBS and NBC were upfront about how all games would be live and online, Fox has unveiled that they would be streaming post-season telecasts week-by-week. The Super Bowl will be no different. The network announced today that the Super Bowl will be live and...
Via Awful Announcing
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Edwards takes a swipe at... Peter Gammons?!?

Our favorite crazy hockey announcer is back with another typically spellbinding moment in the broadcast booth.  NESN announcer Jack Edwards gets more revved up for hockey fights than he does for hockey games as he challenges his inner Howard Cosell.  But there was something that stood out as he called this recent scrap between Jordan Nolan and Milan Lucic. Jack Edwards wants...
Via Awful Announcing
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The Pro Bowl Draft is even more of a joke than the Pro Bowl itself

The Pro Bowl is a laughingstock. The NFL has tried countless stunts to try and save whatever shred of integrity was left in the game to no avail. Moving it to before the Super Bowl, moving it away from Hawaii, live tweeting during the game, a basic abandonment of defensive principals, and most recently a fantasy draft for the game following in the NHL's footsteps. Deion Sanders...
Via Awful Announcing
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Should teams really fear being on Hard Knocks?

After a couple years of drama over whether or not a team would be found in time for Hard Knocks, the NFL can now force certain teams to take part in the HBO series. Given the criteria involved, there are 8 teams who the NFL can mandate to appear via the NFL's new rule in which making the playoffs or firing your coach makes you safe from the show's microscope. Teams not...
Via Awful Announcing
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman has nothing on Claude Giroux in postgame interviews

While the sports world was buzzing about Richard Sherman's postgame interview, Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux delivered a pretty incredible one himself that very few may have noticed. Though it may not rank quite as high as Sherman's (few do), it was a pretty nice barrage of F-bombs which found their way into the Comcast SportsNet broadcast.  Giroux was...
Via Awful Announcing
January 22, 2014  |  1 Comment

AA Q&A: Ross Greenburg on 'NHL Revealed'

Since its announcement in December, NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other has appeared to be a massive undertaking that exceeds the grasp of things like 24/7 and NHL 36, previous attempts to document life in the NHL. Following the stars of nine teams (Rangers, Devils, Islanders, Penguins, Blackhawks, Ducks, Kings, Senators, Canucks) through their games in the NHL Stadium Series, as...
Via Awful Announcing
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Viewing Picks for January 22, 2014

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men's Iowa at Michigan -- Big Ten Network, 7 p.m. Virginia Commonwealth at Dayton -- CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Duke at Miami (FL) -- ESPN2, 7 p.m. Louisville at South Florida -- ESPNU, 7 p.m. Texas Tech at West Virginia -- Big 12 Network, 8 p.m. Arkansas at Tennessee -- SEC TV, 8 p.m. South Carolina at Georgia -- SEC TV...
Via Awful Announcing
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Pearlman compares Erin Andrews to a Kardashian

By now, we've all seen and voiced an opinion on Seattle CB Richard Sherman's rage-y post-game interview after the Seahawks beat the 49ers on Sunday. Sportswriter Jeff Pearlman decided, after rewatching the interview, that the real problem here lies not with Sherman, but with Erin Andrews. Huh? Well, let's do this in an old fashioned point/counter point fashion, shall...
Via Awful Announcing
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley makes hilarious Kellen Winslow joke during highlights

Sometimes, it's the most subtle jokes that work out the best. While highlights were being shown of Monday night's Pacers-Warriors game on Inside the NBA, Charles Barkley commented on a Klay Thompson three, saying that "that boy can really stroke it right there...I'll take him to Target", a reference to the recently-released details of Kellen Winslow's arrest...
Via Awful Announcing
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

A predictably insane amount of people watched NFL Conference Championship Sunday

What were you really expecting, us to tell you that the NFL's ratings were sagging? Between a prime Manning-Brady showdown, perhaps the final one ever, and a much-hyped 49ers-Seahawks NFC title game, there was little chance of failure for the league this Sunday. Both conference championship games topped 50 million viewers and will likely (barring Olympic miracles) go down...
Via Awful Announcing
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss
SITE INFORMATION
Awful Announcing
Putting announcers on notice since 2006.
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.