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

Fans Of The TV Show Castle Angry At Sports

In the bottom of the eighth inning of the first game of the ALDS series between the Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers, the Orioles offense went gangbusters and sent 14 players to the plate as well as prompting three pitching changes. This took a long time, so the Los Angeles Angels-Kansas City Royals game began on… » 10/02/14 9:23pm 10/02/14 9:23pm

Craig Sager Doesn't Want Gregg Popovich To Be Nice To Him

In a truly sweet moment, on Sunday, TNT sent Craig Sager Jr. out to do the on-court interviews in place of his father, who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for leukemia. The usually gruff and taciturn Gregg Popovich went soft, wishing Craig Sr. the best and promising to be nice to him when he returns. Sager is a… » 4/22/14 11:48am 4/22/14 11:48am

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

Inside The NBA Got A Little Gay-Baity Last Night

During halftime of last night's Clippers-Suns game, the Inside the NBA crew had some fun at the expense of Charles Barkley, who mentioned during the second quarter that he gets his eyebrows waxed. The segment began with a mocking Shaquille O'Neal getting the same treatment, and it quickly devolved into transparent… » 1/25/13 1:15pm 1/25/13 1:15pm

This Inside The NBA Graphic Is To Scale Of Quality Vis-A-Vis Its ESPN…

It's no secret TNT's Inside The NBA trumps its ESPN counterpart in every manner of entertainment, humor, or likelihood of aired profanities. It's tough to really call the ESPN NBA program a "competitor," because ESPN's games air on Wednesdays and Fridays while TNT owns Thursday. The ratings, though, tell the only… » 1/18/13 9:00am 1/18/13 9:00am