A power blip in Philadelphia tonight left Comcast SportsNet a bit baffled as hosts blathered amongst themselves about what was happening, going almost a full minute before realizing that they were live on the air—teaching us all that The Process is not automated.
A lack of proper lip sync tracks led pop legend Mariah Carey to effectively abandon participation in her Times Square performance that was heavily hyped by ABC as the main event of Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve 2017.
ESPN’s College GameDay broadcast fell victim to technical difficulties as random voices invaded the panel’s discussion of an Art Briles exclusive, in which the former Baylor head coach attempted to defend himself to the network after being sent packing due to that university’s sexual assault scandal.
“CHICAGO!? You can’t talk about Chicago like that! You can talk about Northwestern if you want.”
Towards the end of the halftime break in Liverpool-Barcelona on Saturday, ESPN’s Ian Darke sent viewers from Wembley Stadium back to the studio, which sometime during the commercial break had moved to the Mos Eisley Cantina.
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…