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

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 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 paid...wait, … » 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." The… » 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 sporting… » 5/11/12 2:41pm 5/11/12 2:41pm