How Rupert Murdoch Could Go To War With ESPN

The blockbuster news that Rupert Murdoch bid $80 billion for Time Warner—and was at least temporarily rebuffed—points to an impending seismic shift in the media landscape. And, as the New York Times points out today, nowhere would that shift be felt more than in the business of televised sports. A Fox takeover of Time… » 7/18/14 10:47am 7/18/14 10:47am

All 100 Times Jeter's Name Was Mentioned On Fox—And All Zero Of Gwynn's

Lest you forget, Fox was sure to make you aware that this is Derek Jeter's final season in the majors. The Captain's name was spoken no fewer than 100 times on tonight's All-Star Game broadcast, but at what cost? That of remembering people like Tony Gwynn, Don Zimmer, or Bob Welch—none of whom were mentioned during… » 7/16/14 12:56am 7/16/14 12:56am

​What We Learned from the Script for Gotham's First Episode

Gotham is one of this fall's most anticipated new TV shows: the story of Jim Gordon and Gotham City, years before Batman. We obtained what appears to be a draft of the first episode, although it could be fake or draft that will change a lot before filming. If the script is for real, then Gotham has some terrific… » 2/25/14 5:02pm 2/25/14 5:02pm

Scores Of Idiots Don't Realize Fox Is Airing Last Year's Daytona 500

Update: See bottom for newest idiots Fox News and ESPN. Today's Daytona 500 is currently in a weather delay, so Fox is airing last year's edition. Many NASCAR fans are incapable of reading the ticker at the bottom of the screen, and are live-tweeting the race out in excitement. Here are some of those dumbasses, as… » 2/23/14 4:38pm 2/23/14 4:38pm

Batman On Steroids: How The NFL On Fox Theme Song Was Born

It was March 1994, and Fox Sports president David Hill was on the phone with a new employee. Hill himself was something of a new employee. The network was only a few months old at that point, being built on the fly after Rupert Murdoch had unexpectedly outbid CBS for NFC broadcast rights. Hill was known, if he was… » 1/31/14 2:16pm 1/31/14 2:16pm

Brian Billick Called The Game For The Cowboys With 1:24 Left

The Lions may have had more than 500 total yards, but Matthew Stafford couldn't connect to Kris Durham on fourth down very late in the fourth quarter. "That's the story of the game," Brian Billick said. Ballgame. The Lions "are gonna come away with the 27-24 loss to the Dallas Cowboys," he said. Except they very much… » 10/27/13 5:17pm 10/27/13 5:17pm

Craig James Is A Christian Martyr, According To Craig James

After a disastrous senate run, Craig James landed himself a gig at Fox Sports Southwest—for all of one show before being dumped. Officially, the higher-ups at Fox were caught by surprise by the regional network's hire of the all-around toxic James, and he was tossed out before any deal was official. Now James… » 9/24/13 5:42pm 9/24/13 5:42pm

How Fox Faked Crowd Enthusiasm For Neil Diamond Last Night

Last night's MLB All-Star Game in New York featured a few high moments, several low moments, and one weird moment. Neil Diamond's distorted, off-tempo rendition of "Sweet Caroline" just prior to Mariano Rivera's final appearance as an All-Star was one of the worst—but Fox did its best to cover that up. » 7/17/13 3:25pm 7/17/13 3:25pm

Scary Video From Under The Snapped Camera Cable At The Coca-Cola 600

On lap 121 of Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, a cable supporting an overhead camera snapped and fell across the track. Ten fans were injured, three hospitalized, and the race was red-flagged for nearly a half-hour after several cars were damaged. It could have been much worse, and the eyewitness video is… » 5/28/13 10:36am 5/28/13 10:36am