“PREDS HEAD TO STANLEY CUP FINALS!”
Basketball fans tonight in several Republican-adjacent TV markets are enjoying a series of ads, prematurely bought by the American Action Network PAC, inviting viewers to call their representatives to thank them for repealing Obamacare today—something that did not happen.
Is it too dark for them to continue the South Africa-New Zealand test match? Not yet, according to this guy with a “light meter.”
ESPN’s Mark Adams related a story he says Rick Pitino told him years about about the resilience of the 2008 Arizona Cardinals, who lost to the Patriots 47-7 and went on to win the Super Bowl. Perhaps Pitino turned the game off with 40 seconds left?
Michael Phelps just won his 22nd gold medal by dominating the field—which included his rival and countryman Ryan Lochte—in the 200 individual medley. Viewers in Canada, though, were led to believe Lochte led the race and that Phelps had fallen short. “Finally, he’s going to do it! Ryan Lochte is going to beat Michael…
NBC’s tape-delayed Opening Ceremony broadcast ran a cool 4:58:38—more than an hour longer than the event’s real-time duration—but, as usual, the Peacock Network left plenty of the show on its cutting-room floor. Here’s everything NBC excised from last night’s broadcast:
Chris Berman’s continued presence on ESPN’s NFL draft coverage is baffling. Here’s the Worldwide Leader’s biggest buffoon claiming no school had ever had three players drafted in the top ten picks before tonight. That, of course, has happened numerous times before.
Ohio State came back to beat Michigan at home tonight after nine rounds of penalty shots that only happened because Anthony Greco forced overtime by scoring the tying goal with seven seconds remaining—off the faceoff.
There’s nothing more ridiculous than fake Twitter accounts, but they persist because so many stupid people fall for them. One such person is CBS sideline reporter Jamie Erdahl, who quoted a fake Ian Rapoport report that Steve Smith’s injury was a torn Achilles tendon. The network had to quickly retract:
Al Michaels is one of sports broadcasting’s best-known conservatives, and the NBC announcer cracked wise with one of the right’s most classic myths: that income taxes these days are extraordinarily high.
If you tuned in to Grand Rapids ABC station WZZM for the news this evening, we’ll forgive you for not knowing that Michigan State beat Michigan with a miracle final play. That’s because the reporter on the scene, Jamal Spencer, delivered a complete live shot describing joyous Wolverines fans streaming out of the Big…
Tonight’s official presentation of the Detroit-Washington game on the Redskins Broadcast Network left viewers understandably confused about Robert Griffin III’s condition after leaving the game tonight in the second quarter due to injury. That’s mostly because the network repeatedly asserted the team’s quarterback…
Yesterday’s NESN broadcast of the Red Sox-Twins game featured a mid-game interlude of the announcers discussing their memories of the dear, departed Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. It also featured video of the Metrodome being imploded—something that never happened.
Tonight's Australian Open coverage on ESPN2 featured announcer Chris Fowler explaining to the audience that Japanese pro Kei Nishikori is, among other things, the highest-paid tennis player in the world and the owner of a restaurant chain, a soccer team, and clothing and perfume lines. None of those things are true,…
The Chicago Bears fired legendary coach Mike Ditka on Jan. 5, 1993, Four days later, in Saturday Night Live's cold open, the recurring "Super Fans" characters, famous supporters of "Da Bears," wrote a protest letter to the team, with Ditka himself making a cameo at the end. We've come across footage of him taping that…
Here's a sampling of Milwaukee newscasts from this evening. They all assert that current VCU head basketball coach Shaka Smart is taking over for Buzz Williams at Marquette. One problem: that's not true.