Last Saturday's Big Tweleven Legends division clash between Iowa and Michigan came down to the last play of the game. As someone who has only watched a 20-second highlight clip of the game, in my opinion, the difference was Iowa's perceived non-politically correct pink locker rooms. Unfortunately, it's a non-PC gaffe by Iowa radio play-by-play man Gary Dolphin that we are talking about today. For those of you who aren't experts in old-timey racism, go here to make yourself probably a worse person overall. Dolphin obviously meant to say "jitterbug" and it's obvious there was no malice meant in his comment.
If you were curious about the attempted move that UM running back Fitzgerald Toussaint apparently attempted, I recommend watching all nine minutes and eighteen seconds of this video to understand the very advanced running move that he tried against the Iowa defense.
FIFA cashed in on a $1.2 billion bonanza from United States broadcasters Friday, striking World Cup deals with Fox, Telemundo and Spanish language radio. http://bit.ly/pWaY94
I would not be surprised if rumors start that GolTV is for sale and that it may be purchased by Comcast to fold it into Telemundo.
What do you mean Ian Darke may not be around? If ESPN has him calling WC games in '14, it's fairly safe to assume he will be around in '18. It's only four years. If Fox is smart, they will grab him. On the other hand, this is Fox we're talking about. Don't be at all surprised if they use American football announcers, meaning Joe Buck calls the WC Final (though Gus Johnson will bring his usual high energy calling shit group play games on FX or FSC). The good news is Fox's football announcers who also do baseball will not call Fox Saturday Baseball games, meaning Fox's MLB coverage will become tolerable.
Fox Sports paid more than $400 million to secure the broadcasting rights for the global soccer tournament in 2018 and 2022
Great, so now we have Fox Sports who can't cover any sports well, and now ESPN will probably replace all their soccer programming with more NFL shows. We definitely all need more NFL shows and crappier production values for Soccer.
Well we know one thing FOX will dumb down its coverage of the World Cup. One just has to see their pre and post match production of the last two Champions League Finals.
I can hope that FOX which is owned by Newscorp will incorporate a lot of its soccer talent from Sky Sports with pundits and commentary. However, knowing FOX we will have to put up with Gus Johnson and his ilk doing commentary of the worlds biggest football tournament.
Chris Rose as host of the World Cup on FOX with Terry, Howie, Chris, and Jimmy as pundits.
I think I will use my dish at home (not direct or dish) to get the BBC fed directly.
UGH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I guess FOX bribed FIFA for the Rights.
ESPN made the WC 2010 available on every platform and every game was available online through espn3.com and i believe the only ones that weren’t were the ones that were on ABC ota. ESPN can t devote a lot of time to it to be fair cause they don’t have any rights to any of the major events to televise them… Fox has the broadcast rights to EPL, serie a, la liga, ligue 1, bundesliga etc
ESPN only has the internet rights for the above mentioned(minus epl) so theres not a whole lot they can sink in to promoting them. Look i agree that ESPN should do more to promote the games and talk about them on sportscenter etc. but ur promoting a game thats not important to the majority of the viewers and thats not going to be broadcast on any of ur networks.. so in that sense i agree with them
And another thing, did anyone watch the champions league final? U have michael strahan explaining the difference between football and soccer… really fox? really? sorry but thats embarassing… and i could argue that the on air talent for fox in my opinion isnt close to what espn had for the world cup
Enjoy the 2014 world cup people. Should i even have to mention that comcast still doesnt offer all the fox channels in HD or even offer a majority of them? or the fact that espns package of channels on most providers is cheaper than fox’s?
sorry but im pissed off by this
I definitely agree with your analysis. From ESPN's coverage of 2006 and 2010, ESPN realize it made a huge mistake from its coverage. The hiring of Martin Tyler and Ian Darke made ESPN, a true sports channel without all of the gimmicks. I hope Fox does the same thing. My thinking is no but I can only hope.