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Gus Johnson Will Be The Voice Of Soccer, Even If He Has To Ruin The Champions League To Get There

Goal-line technology? FIFA corruption? Landon Donovan’s magical mystery tour? America's biggest soccer controversy is, unexpectedly, Gus Johnson. Upon the announcement that Fox would use Screamin’ Gus as its lead announcer for the 2018 World Cup, public reaction sorted itself into two extremist camps. Depending on…

Jenn Sterger Was The Original Katherine Webb, In That She Was Also Propelled To Fame By A Leering Brent Musburger

The New York Times caught up with one-time Deadspin muse and object of misdirected Brett Favre affection Jenn Sterger yesterday (how's she doing? The profile included the quote, "[W]ith great cleavage comes great responsibility," so, fine) and in doing so noted that her first taste of fame came in a now-familiar…

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ESPN Prepping Its Talent For A Twitter Shitstorm After Deciding To No Longer Air Must-Watch Games On ESPN3

The Protean identity of ESPN's online network ESPN3 shifts again this week, as the former ESPN360 attempts to distance itself from similar offering WatchESPN. The Worldwide Leader has elected to end the simulcast of sporting events shown on ESPN's cable nets to ESPN3—a service available to 73 million cable…

Michele Smith Became The First Female Analyst For A National Baseball Broadcast Yesterday. Here's How Viewers Reacted.

TBS broke unprecedented ground Sunday when they put analyst Michele Smith in the booth alongside Ernie Johnson and John Smoltz for their broadcast of the Dodgers-Braves game. It's the first time a woman has ever served in the commentary role for a national MLB broadcast, and is one of a handful of breakthroughs in a…