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Final Four Teamcasts Leave Viewers Confused, Enraged About "Bias"

Tonight's Final Four games were aired on TBS, with team-specific broadcasts on TNT and TruTV. This was explained to people for weeks, but it seems lots of them did not get the message—even with a large bug in the corner of the screen identifying the broadcasts as being oriented toward one of the two teams (and, of… » 4/05/14 10:13pm 4/05/14 10:13pm

Keith Olbermann Will Host Turner's MLB Playoff Coverage

Well, Keith Olbermann has a job again. After months of showing up at ballparks, Olbermann is going to be the studio host for Turner's coverage of the MLB playoffs this October. The Hollywood Reporter reports he'll be on with Dennis Eckersley and maybe one other studio guy (Jim Miller broke the Olbermann news). Cal… » 6/05/13 11:48am 6/05/13 11:48am

Pathetic MLB Playoffs Coverage On TBS Continues As They Misspell The…

First there was this. TBS followed it up with this. That's not to mention the rotten and biased coverage from the Turner network's announcers. As a whole, TBS has shit the bed with their postseason baseball broadcasts, but tonight's blunder really takes things to a new level. Good job, good effort, TBS. » 10/13/12 9:58pm 10/13/12 9:58pm

TBS's Slogan Is "Very Funny," Which Is Fitting Because Its Baseball…

The MLB playoff coverage on TBS has suffered the arrows of critics for years, and it hasn't really shown any signs of improvement. How the same company that can produce the brilliant Inside the NBA drops the ball so terribly with MLB coverage is a mystery, but there's no questioning the wide range of issues with… » 10/11/12 9:00am 10/11/12 9:00am

The TBS Sound Level Meter Readings Were Thrown Off By The Loudness Of…

In an attempt to demonstrate the madness at Camden Yards late in last night's Orioles win over the Yankees, foppish TBS reporter Craig Sager wielded a sound pressure gauge, informing viewers that the crowd in Baltimore was even louder than the famously-vocal Thunder crowd in Oklahoma City. We have to wonder, though,… » 10/09/12 9:00am 10/09/12 9:00am

Did TBS Crap Out On You During The Playoffs? Blame The Sun.

Ah, the sun. Giver of life. Grower of crops. Sworn enemy of the MLB Playoffs on TBS. For Cardinals fans watching their team begin a championship defense, and for Nationals fans watching their first playoff game ever, yesterday's broadcast was a frustrating one. On multiple occasions, TBS's feed froze—or went blank… » 10/08/12 10:35am 10/08/12 10:35am

TBS Would Like To Introduce You To "Carl" Ripken, Jr.

Tonight's MLB wild card coverage on TBS has trumpeted Turner's new acquisition Bleacher Report, and the influence is already showing. First, they didn't know what the AL playoff structure looked like, and now we get to meet "Carl" Ripken, Jr. We get TBS all the way through the ALCS, so here's looking up for more fun! » 10/05/12 11:03pm 10/05/12 11:03pm

Michele Smith Became The First Female Analyst For A National Baseball…

TBS broke unprecedented ground Sunday when they put analyst Michele Smith in the booth alongside Ernie Johnson and John Smoltz for their broadcast of the Dodgers-Braves game. It's the first time a woman has ever served in the commentary role for a national MLB broadcast, and is one of a handful of breakthroughs in a… » 8/20/12 4:20pm 8/20/12 4:20pm

How To Watch The NCAA Tournament At Work

The play-in games—sorry, "first round"—are halfway done, so tomorrow sees the start of the traditional and comprehensible 64-team bracket that makes up March Madness. And there's nothing more traditional than blowing off productivity to watch the tournament, four games at a time, from the relative comfort of your… » 3/14/12 4:35pm 3/14/12 4:35pm

The Comeback Pig: Marv Albert, And How To Survive Any Sex Scandal

This month, Marv Albert celebrated his 70th birthday and joined the NFL on CBS. He announced he would leave his gig calling Nets games for the YES Network—he wouldn't have the time. The CBS job "wasn't something I was looking for," Albert said. Marv, at 70, is sports' most sought-after voice, so much so that he's… » 6/27/11 1:20pm 6/27/11 1:20pm