Mike Francesa Loses His Mind Over The SNF Theme Song

This is amazing. This is Francesa at his best. His best is when he expresses big, powerful opinions on something of no consequence whatsoever. His best is when he does a close reading of "Waiting All Day For Sunday Night," the SNF opening theme song. » 10/16/13 2:29pm 10/16/13 2:29pm

NBC Sports Network Cancels NRA-Sponsored Elephant Hunting Show

NBC Sports Network is dumping the show that featured a guy shooting an elephant in the face. The show—hosted by NRA lobbyist Tony Makris—isn't being canceled for that episode with the elephant shooting, exactly (though that didn't help). Instead it's because Makris compared his critics to Hitler earlier this week. He… » 9/28/13 8:44am 9/28/13 8:44am

NBC Sports Host Who Shoots Elephants Compares Critics To Hitler

Of course he does. Tony Makris, the gun-humping NRA lobbyist whom we last saw on the NBC Sports Network shooting an elephant in the face, has recently been dealing with some people who are critical of his decision to shoot an elephant in the face. To Makris, those people are just like Hitler. » 9/27/13 11:59am 9/27/13 11:59am

Michelle Beadle's Crossover Is Finished

Crossover, the troubled NBC Sports Network studio show hosted by Michelle Beadle, is "donzo," tweets Beadle. Beadle: out. Shooting elephants in the face: in. » 9/25/13 5:32pm 9/25/13 5:32pm

Here's A Dude Shooting An Elephant In The Face On NBC Sports Network

What is this shit? For some reason, NBC Sports Network has been airing an NRA-sponsored hunting show called Under Wild Skies, on which gun-humping NRA lobbyist Tony Makris shoots elephants in the face. » 9/24/13 2:20pm 9/24/13 2:20pm

NBC Sports' Premier League Coverage Is Really Damn Good

Alright, so we've now gotten through two weekends of this brave new world where everyday Americans can watch any Premier League soccer match they want across NBC's network of channels or online. It's only been two weeks, but we're ready to call it: NBC Sports' soccer coverage is the shit. » 8/28/13 4:10pm 8/28/13 4:10pm

Here Is NBC's First Goal Call Of The Premier League Season

We have our first goal of the 2013/14 Premier League season. After some buildup, Liverpook's Daniel Sturridge received a pass from Iago Aspas at the top of the box and drove a ball with his left across goal, beating Stoke City keeper Asmir Begovic and tucking just inside the right post. It was a good goal, but it was… » 8/17/13 9:03am 8/17/13 9:03am

What's With All The Guns And Fishing On NBC Sports Network?

Fox Sports 1 is launching this week and enjoying an endless parade of good publicity as a self-styled alternative to ESPN, but how are things at yesterday's self-styled alternative to ESPN, 20-month-old NBC Sports Network? NBCSN will have Premier League soccer this weekend, so that's something. But even NBC Sports… » 8/13/13 6:00pm 8/13/13 6:00pm

NBC Sports Breaks Away At Exact Wrong Moment

Lesson for NBC, the new holder of the American rights to the Premier League: Don't cut away from soccer during the run of play, like you did here, and miss a goal like the one D.C. United scored. (Transmission error or not, woof.) [NBC Sports] » 8/03/13 10:10pm 8/03/13 10:10pm

ESPN Reports On ESPN Negotiation; ESPN Spokesman Declines Comment

Here is an ESPN.com story written by ESPN college football reporter Brett McMurphy about the battle between ESPN and NBC Sports for Big East broadcast rights: » 2/18/13 10:46am 2/18/13 10:46am

How Fred Gaudelli Turned NBC's Sunday Night Football Into The No. 1…

With 7:30 left in the second quarter of an otherwise forgettable October game between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, Cris Collinsworth said the name that had been on Fred Gaudelli's mind for at least five days. » 12/20/12 3:00pm 12/20/12 3:00pm

NBC Looks Like It Will Beat Out Fox and ESPN For The EPL After A Crazy…

So we now live in a world where not only Major League Baseball draws insane amounts of money from broadcasters (fresh off the lowest rated Game 2 of the World Series ever!) but now soccer too. Fox and ESPN are out of the bidding for the English Premier League and NBC is looking like a winner. Because they… » 10/26/12 5:33pm 10/26/12 5:33pm

NBC's The 'Lights [Sic]: Like SportsCenter, But With Sports

The morning after the London Olympics came to a close, NBC Sports Network ( Versus, Outdoor Life Network) premiered The 'Lights, described by the network as as "a catalyst for our new programming lineup" that "will quickly provide sports fans all of the scores and highlights they crave as they start their day."… » 8/24/12 3:16pm 8/24/12 3:16pm

L.A. Kings Win Stanley Cup; "Mavs Win!" Proclaims NBC Sports

The L.A. Kings are the best team in the NHL, but those poor souls just can't catch a break when it comes to people actually knowing who the hell they are. First there was the case of the mistaken logo, an abysmal highlight package, and then a misidentification of the team's mascot. » 6/12/12 12:35pm 6/12/12 12:35pm

Report: Michelle Beadle Is Leaving ESPN For NBC

As expected, it looks like Michelle Beadle is leaving Bristol. Those Guys Have All The Fun author Jim Miller tweeted today that the Beadle "ESPN era is over." It appears she is headed to NBC. Miller said she will serve as co-host for Access Hollywood (alongside Billy Bush), will host a "new show," and cover major… » 5/11/12 2:41pm 5/11/12 2:41pm