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Tom Brady threw a pass to Randy Moss during warmups (and also mocked his shoes)

46 minutes agoSports : Awful Announcing

A decade ago (has it really been that long?), Tom Brady and Randy Moss teamed up to form arguably the most unstoppable quarterback-receiver duo in NFL history. It’s easy to forget, given the Super Bowl and all, but in 2007 Moss caught...Show More Summary

College football viewership down for most networks (aside from Fox and FS1) in 2017

The declining ratings and viewership for the NFL are a pair of talking points that only grow louder each week. But while the NFL’s viewership is commonly discussed, the declining viewership for college football in 2017 didn’t get much national attention. Show More Summary

Charles Barkley will join Doug Jones at pre-election rally, says people are “brainwashed” into supporting Roy Moore

NBA on TNT analyst Charles Barkley is diving into the Alabama political waters. With much of the country watching the lead-up to the special U.S. Senate election between Democratic candidate Doug Jones and Republican candidate Roy Moore...Show More Summary

CBS broadcasters called Colts-Bills snow “worse than what you saw on television,” “once in a lifetime conditions”

Sunday’s snow-filled Indianapolis Colts-Buffalo Bills game created plenty of issues for the CBS broadcast as well as the players on the field, and the weather wound up having some of the largest impacts seen on a broadcast. (Which is...Show More Summary

Shohei Ohtani’s unique skillset is creating unprecedented issues for fantasy baseball developers

Shohei Ohtani, attempting to be the first two-way superstar baseball has seen since Babe Ruth, signed with the Los Angeles Angels on Friday. The 23-year-old Japanese sensation will attempt to become a trend-setting, groundbreaking player,...Show More Summary

Teams expected to make more from local media rights than ticket sales in 2018

Local media rights will surpass revenue from ticket sales for the first time in 2018 according to researching PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Regional sports networks are the main factor powering the surge in local rights. PwC says those individual...Show More Summary

The NFL’s new deal with Verizon is worth nearly $500 million per year, opens mobile streaming up to all carriers

10 hours agoSports : Awful Announcing

Last month, we told you that Verizon and the NFL were close to renewing the company’s mobile streaming deal. The two sides have now officially announced a new agreement which takes effect next month and will last through the 2022 season. Show More Summary

Jurgen Klopp gives fantastically feisty interview after controversial penalty decision costs Liverpool

12 hours agoSports : Awful Announcing

Liverpool and Everton met in the Merseyside Derby on Sunday in one of the most famous rivalries in world soccer. In spite of dominating the game, Liverpool had to settle for a 1-1 thanks to a very soft and controversial penalty decision going against them. Show More Summary

MLS Cup 2017 on ESPN draws lower overnight from last year

13 hours agoSports : Awful Announcing

ESPN is crowing about its MLS Cup overnight ratings from Saturday. The match which saw Toronto FC defeating Seattle 2-0 drew an 0.7 overnight rating. In its official announcement, ESPN notes that Saturday’s rating was up 75 percent from the 2015 MLS Cup which also aired on the Worldwide Leader. Show More Summary

New 1985 Chicago Bears documentary to get one-night national theatrical release through Fathom Events

15 hours agoSports : Awful Announcing

Fans of the 1985 Chicago Bears team which won Super Bowl XX, went 15-1 during the regular season and is generally regarded as having the best defense in NFL history will have an opportunity to watch a new tribute to the legendary squad. Show More Summary

Viewing Picks for December 11, 2017

16 hours agoSports : Awful Announcing

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s Bryant at Louisville — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Chicago State at Northwestern — FS1, 7 p.m. Drake at Minnesota — Big Ten Network, 8 p.m. Alabama A&M at DePaul — FS1, 9 p.m. Texas Southern at Oregon — Pac-12 Network/Pac-12 Oregon, 10 p.m. Show More Summary

Rex Ryan shoots back at Geno Smith again with “soft chin” comment

ESPN’s decision to add former New York Jets and Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan to Sunday NFL Countdown has created some interesting moments this year, especially with his back-and-forth with former Jets’ quarterback Geno Smith (now with the Giants). Show More Summary

Ratings: Tiger Woods Return Boosts Golf Channel; Cotto-Ali Draws Second-Best Pay Cable Bout of ’17; Season-High Week for ‘Good Morning Football’

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. Ratings News and Notes The return of Tiger Woods to competitive golf after nearly one year away...Show More Summary

Fox runs “custom note text here” during Bears-Bengals, includes graphic on “Packers’ offense”

The world isn’t paying much attention to the 3-9 Chicago Bears’ game against the 5-7 Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, and some of those responsible for the Fox on-broadcast graphics may have followed suit. First, there’s the always-fun “custom...Show More Summary

Colts-Bills snowstorm sees announcers and cameras run into visibility issues, punts stop and field goals fall short

The Buffalo Bills hosted the Kansas City Chiefs in a snowstorm Sunday, and that led to all sorts of craziness. For one thing, announcers Spiro Dedes and Adam Archuleta weren’t able to see much from the booth: LOL CBS Broadcast just looks...Show More Summary

Fox disputes idea that network was ‘casting’ Rams fans for Fox NFL Sunday on-site backdrop

The biggest game on the NFL’s Week 14 schedule has the Philadelphia Eagles visiting the Los Angeles Rams. First place in the NFC playoff standings could be at stake in what’s become an extremely competitive race at the top. Fox’s broadcast...Show More Summary

Spelling bee gets dark with pronouncer James Franco in SNL sketch

Saturday Night Live had one of its funniest episodes of Season 43 this week with host James Franco. Taking advantage of his skills as both a dramatic and comedic actor, the writing staff and cast gave Franco plenty of good material to work with. Show More Summary

Ratings: Golden State Warriors on NBCSBA Top ‘Big Bang Theory’, ‘NCIS’, ‘DWTS’ in Bay Area TV Market

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. Ratings News and Notes The national ratings prowess of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors has already been evident since the team began their title-contending run in 2014. Show More Summary

Gary Danielson calls “illegal formation” as clock runs out, shows 10 of 11 men on telestrator, ignores expired play clock

CBS college football analyst Gary Danielson is known for trying to predict and explain penalty calls in addition to predicting plays, but he appears to have missed a penalty call in Saturday’s Army-Navy game. With Navy facing a third...Show More Summary

AA Weekly Recap: Disney’s talks for 21st Century Fox could bring Fox’s RSNs under ESPN’s umbrella

Looks like 21st Century Fox is back in play for Disney – December 4 After negotiations appeared to cool down last month, Disney’s hopes of acquiring 21st Century Fox are back on. The price tag for the company is rumored to be more than $60 billion. Show More Summary

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