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Malcolm Butler's Interception As Called By Patriots & Seahawks Radio

You've heard the NBC call of last night's decisive goal-line interception by Malcolm Butler, but if you haven't had the opportunity to experience the thrill of victory (Patriots radio, via WBZ, above) or the agony of defeat (KIRO Seahawks radio, below) then here's your opportunity. Patriots analyst Scott Zolak… » 2/02/15 12:49pm 2/02/15 12:49pm

Sources: ESPN Really Has No Way To Tell Who Changed Draft Rankings

After Sunday's announcement from ESPN that the network remains unsure who modified Chad Ford's NBA pre-draft rankings years after the fact, we immediately asked, "How is that possible?" Nearly every known content management system tracks changes, and we're told ESPN's usual process is especially well-monitored, with… » 1/27/15 9:30am 1/27/15 9:30am

ESPN's Chad Ford Has Been Retroactively Editing Draft Boards For Years

This website has been using ESPN NBA analyst Chad Ford as a punching bag for nearly ten years. And we don't feel a bit sorry for it after discovering tonight (upon unearthing by those Reddit rapscallions) that Ford has been retroactively re-ranking his NBA draft boards years after the fact. » 1/24/15 11:45pm 1/24/15 11:45pm

Dana Jacobson Delivers Entire Report While Holding Live Seahawk Mascot

We became familiar with Taima earlier this year when she decided to go hang out with some fans. Today the Seahawks' live bird mascot "helped" CBS Sports reporter Dana Jacobson while she delivered a four-minute live shot from CenturyLink Field. The bird very early on tried to escape, but a handler restored the hawk… » 1/18/15 1:17pm 1/18/15 1:17pm

"Redskins" Mentions Down 27% On NFL Game Broadcasts In 2014

NFL announcers said the word "Redskins" 472 fewer times this regular season than in 2013, a decrease of 27%. We expected the Washington nickname controversy to impact how announcers called games, but not to this degree; in fact, yesterday's slate of broadcasts only found "Redskins" being mentioned 13 times. » 12/30/14 10:16am 12/30/14 10:16am

How CBS And The NFL Teamed Up To Screw Wheel Of Fortune And Jeopardy!

In January, CBS acquired the rights to air NFL Network's Thursday Night Football through the first half of the season. That slate turned out to be some of the shittiest professional football ever put on television, and it was a financial catastrophe for the Tiffany network. But prime-time national NFL broadcasts… » 12/12/14 2:45pm 12/12/14 2:45pm

ESPN And TNT Think NBA Broadcasts Are Worth A Lot More Than The NFL's

Adam Silver proudly announced the NBA's new TV deal with ESPN and TNT this morning, one that nearly triples how much its cable partners will pay the league to broadcast its regular season and playoff games. That amount—$2.7 billion a year—is especially insane when compared to what NBC, Fox, and CBS are paying for a… » 10/06/14 4:00pm 10/06/14 4:00pm