Report: ESPN And Fox Sports Nearly Traded Employees

Hey, here's a fun little story. Remember last week when Fox Sports's Katie Nolan went on the BS Report, and she and Bill Simmons kinda coyly reminisced about a failed attempt at bringing her over to Grantland, in the way that people talk about these things on the BS Report, where they don't actually say anything,… » 2/25/15 3:30pm 2/25/15 3:30pm

Closed Captioning Goes Insane During Fox NASCAR Broadcast

Reader Doug noticed last night that the closed captioning for Fox Sports 1's NASCAR broadcast "seemed to be drunk." Sure enough, midway through the second race at Daytona the captioning suddenly started spitting out repeated misspellings of various MLB stars' names. This went on for more than five minutes; we… » 2/20/15 12:33pm 2/20/15 12:33pm

Gus Johnson Is Out As Fox Sports' Soccer Guy

Nineteen months after the announcement that Gus Johnson would become Fox Sports' voice of soccer and of the 2018 World Cup, and 29 months after his immersive training began, the grand experiment is over. Both Johnson and Fox Sports tell SI's Richard Deitsch that Johnson has stepped down from the role. » 9/15/14 10:35am 9/15/14 10:35am

Katie Nolan: NFL Won't Respect Women Until Sports Media Does The Same

Is there any real, tangible way female football fans can show Roger Goodell how grossly offensive his handling of Ray Rice's domestic violence was? Fox Sports' Katie Nolan starts out this video, posted today, with that tricky question. Then she diverges into deeper territory. » 9/09/14 8:40pm 9/09/14 8:40pm

Pam Oliver: Fox Sports' New Hires "Are All Young, Blond, And 'Hot'"

Pam Oliver will have one more season as a Fox Sports sideline reporter, although she'll no longer team up with Fox's "A" crew of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. Oliver has written an account for Essence of how Fox broke the news to her, and on where sideline reporting is headed. » 9/04/14 5:50pm 9/04/14 5:50pm

MLB On Gwynn All-Star Snub: "Didn't Want To Single Out One Individual"

MLB and Fox issued a joint statement tonight on the much-criticized absence of Tony Gwynn's name from last night's All-Star Game/Derek Jeter slurpfest. Their explanation: » 7/17/14 12:16am 7/17/14 12:16am

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

How The UFC's Biggest Show Of The Year Turned Into A Fiasco

If you follow mixed martial arts long enough, even at a casual level, and if you are capable of feeling shame or outrage, the sport will eventually embarrass you. For those of us who follow the sport intently, especially those of us who deeply love it, this is a regular, sometimes daily, occurrence. Awful,… » 7/03/14 1:47pm 7/03/14 1:47pm

No, Halfwit, Donald Sterling Isn't The Real Victim Here

Clay Travis, author of Fox Sports's Outkick the Coverage blog, sure is bent out of shape about ... uh, some damn thing. Internet mobs? The Baltimore Ravens? Something called "fauxrage"? The Real Racists? People all thinking the same thing all the time? Sure! » 5/13/14 6:25pm 5/13/14 6:25pm

Mike Francesa Is Not Happy With His Fox Sports Partners

Mike Francesa's afternoon WFAN talk show simulcast moved from YES to Fox Sports 1 six weeks ago, bringing the longtime New York voice to a national audience—that is, when not pre-empted for Champions League soccer on the nascent News Corp (err, "21st Century Fox") network. » 5/01/14 2:06pm 5/01/14 2:06pm

Omaha Cable System Cuts Away From Creighton Game To Show Pac-12 Action

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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

Fox Sports Has A Message For Imaginary Haters Hating On UFC CEO's Son

The best thing about the relationship between Fox Sports and the UFC is that it works exactly the way you'd expect a relationship between Fox Sports and the UFC to work. This ensures that you can rely on Fox Sports to bring you the UFC content you want and need. Unsure what UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta's second-oldest… » 1/22/14 12:54pm 1/22/14 12:54pm

Fox Sports 1, CBS Still Struggling In The Graphics Department

USC freshman Nikola Jovanovic is a frontcourt star for the Trojans, but we have to wonder what age-defying magic they've got over in Serbia. Can they get some to Novak Djokovic? We'd love to watch him dominate tennis for another 75 years. » 1/06/14 1:40pm 1/06/14 1:40pm

FS1's Low Ratings Forced Fox To Give Away Free World Series Ads

Two bits of rough news for Fox Sports 1 over the last two days. One, Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox reported a hefty drop in income—by more than $1 billion—thanks to the FS1 launch. All of that was most likely accounted for and anticipated. » 11/07/13 3:25pm 11/07/13 3:25pm

Chael Sonnen Now Making Domestic Violence Jokes About Rihanna [UPDATE]

As has been exhaustively documented here, much to the displeasure of his core fanbase of men's rights activists, truthers, and racists, Fox Sports 1 pundit/middling professional fighter Chael Sonnen is a shitbag, or at least someone willing to play one on television for money, which amounts to the same thing. The… » 9/17/13 11:30am 9/17/13 11:30am

Beardo And Dreads Pulled Off The Best Videobomb On Erin Andrews

You're not looking at any ordinary videobombing. This duo—that will now be known as Beardo and Dreads—was dedicated to their creep game. Props. » 9/08/13 8:13pm 9/08/13 8:13pm