ABC/ESPN’s broadcast of the Spurs-Grizzlies game in Memphis was interrupted suddenly early in the second quarter as what Mike Tirico described as a “power surge” brought the game to a halt.
The fail whale turned up on tonight’s SNY broadcast of the Mets-Phillies game. It’s... something.
Microsoft has been on a season-long campaign to make sure you know the tablet computers on NFL sidelines are their Surface models, not iPads. Like most Microsoft products, the Surface tablets are crashing—at least those on the New England sideline. Money well-spent, Microsoft.
Right as Joe Buck was in the middle of reading a promo for a new show on Fox, the network’s World Series broadcast cut out Tuesday night, depriving audiences at home of a complete description of The Grinder.
ESPN is airing today's Rose Bowl and the historic start to the college football "playoff," but viewers hoping to tune in via tablet, computer, Xbox, Roku, or any other device have been shafted by the Worldwide Leader's online video service going down at the most inopportune time.
Fans who tuned into ESPN's SEC Network for the kickoff of Tennessee-Vanderbilt today were instead greeted by an eerily silent Dick Stockton, who is calling a different game on an entirely different network.
Here you have WJAR sports guy Frank Carpano trying to deliver a live report on the Big East championship game for Providence's NBC affiliate. Yeah, there are some technical difficulties, but it's Frank's enraged thumb's up that we're laughing hardest about.
Somehow this flew under the radar all week, but it turns out Broncos fans in Colorado Springs missed much of the first quarter during Sunday's AFC Championship game due to technical difficulties on KKTV—during which Tom Brady was frozen on their screens for nearly six minutes. Even stranger, the CBS affiliate's…
Last night's curious incident in which Bill Simmons's thoughts on "The Decision" went off into the ether led us (and many commenters) to draw comparisons to the final episode of The Sopranos.
It's Military Spouse Appreciation Day in San Diego; the Padres are in their usual Sunday camo and a special 7th-inning message from deployed Navy sailor Joseph Dale was featured on the scoreboard. Following that message, Dale's wife Caroline sang "God Bless America." Except it's pretty clear she wasn't singing it at…
Bob Ley is the cornerstone of ESPN's journalism credibility. His role at the helm of Outside The Lines has established him as a trusted voice in news, which is why this crazy moment is so very precious.
Fifth-ranked Louisville dropped its third consecutive game today to Georgetown in what was a one-possession struggle for the final six minutes of action. Those final six minutes, strangely, were actually a bit more than that; the clock inexplicably stopped at 6:07 and stayed that way for 24.37 seconds. As far as we…
Readers send us tips about ESPN2 offal vomitorium First Take regularly, but we're loath to provide the program any more attention than it already has (and, valuing our sanity, avoid watching it ourselves). So we thank Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch for the head's up on this brief technical glitch that took…
In an age of exclusive broadcast contracts, choice in television viewership is a rarity for live sports programming. The NFL Draft is the most prominent remaining event for which viewers can choose—in this case, between ESPN and the NFL Network. The latter's going all-out to try and grab a bigger share of the…
The NBA's had some technical issues today in their network distributing the League Pass package and one of them let viewers in on the private thoughts of Los Angeles Clippers broadcaster Michael Eaves, who during a commercial break expounded upon the use of the word "bum" and addressed a too-quickly-curtailed story…
It was bound to happen eventually: the wire-suspended ESPN SkyCam came crashing to the ground late in Friday's Insight Bowl in Tempe, nearly decapitating Iowa's Marvin McNutt and leaving the Worldwide Leader's Sean McDonough to apologize with a sheepish "Sorry folks."
A young broadcasting student at Eastern Illinois University scored a major get with alumnus Tony Romo, but I guess student activities fees don't cover dedicated phone lines for interviews. "Tony, can you hear me?" [YouTube; skip ahead for dramatic conclusion.]