BREAKING: San Antonio Spurs coach Greg Popovich actually answered some of Craig Sager's questions on Thursday night.
How do you turn LeBron into a perimeter player tonight?
Can you repeat that?
How do you turn LeBron into a perimeter player tonight and keep him out of the paint?
I have no clue.
What about the ball movement offensively? It was textbook in the first quarter, how do you get back to that?
I thought our pace was really poor in the third quarter. I thought we played in mud.
All in all, 25 words uttered in response to three questions. I think that's a new record for Pop!no comments
Ed Note: This article appears courtesy What You Pay For Sports.
Charlie Ergen has somehow managed to change the game and keep it the same in one fell swoop.
The Dish Network Chairman sent a few shock waves through the television business yesterday when his company announced a new deal with The Walt Disney Company that allows Dish to distribute Disney networks — including ESPN — “as part of an Internet delivered, IP-based multichannel offering.”
It’s not the first deal of its kind. Sony and Viacom struck a similar deal last August for a proposed PlayStation 4 TV service. Dish, however, is the first to strike a deal with arguably the biggest piece of the pay TV puzzle, and that puts them far ahead of everyone in terms of launching a pure IPTV service with American channels. Dish already has an IPTV service of sorts in the form of DishWorld, an online TV service that has served as Dish’s IPTV test bed for more than a year.
So what does this deal mean for you?no comments
Magic Johnson's ESPN broadcasting career may be over, but that doesn't mean that the Hall of Famer doesn't still watch the game. In fact, on Thursday night, Johnson tweeted about his favorites to win the NBA Finals.
The only way San Antonio or Miami don't win the championship is if neither team makes the finals.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) March 7, 2014
Profound, isn't it? Johnson's completely obvious, Tim McCarver-esque tweet spawned genius responses from across the Twitterverse, and here are the best of the bunch. As always: these are real tweets from real people.no comments
In one of the nicest things that students could do, a St. Louis school has launched a Twitter campaign in hopes of getting one of their own on ESPN.
Andrew Honercamp has cerebral palsy and is a huge sports fan. His disability prevents him from playing sports so he decided the next best thing was becoming a fan. He loves watching SportsCenter and his dream is to become a sportscaster.
His fellow students at Fort Zumwalt South High School have launched a Twitter campaign "#AndrewonSportsCenter" in hopes of making Andrew's dream come true.
Fort Zumwalt South students say their campaign is picking up steam and we at Awful Announcing hope that Andrew gets his wish granted.
The greatest mystery of our time is the truth behind Bob Costas' pink eye that became the biggest media story of the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Did Bob splash some tainted Sochi water in his face? Did he touch a doorknob and rub nasty germs in his eyes? Some experts claimed it was a virus that was very similar to the common cold.
None of those are juicy, interesting gossip. A botched Botox procedure being the root cause certainly is, though.
The New York Post and the infamous Page Six has a source that told the paper it was a Botox injection gone wrong that caused the most famous case of pink eye in world history. Of course, NBC vehemently denied the report..no comments
At its heart this is a very local story, but one that should resonate with sports fans of any team or any league. The 2014 MLS season begins this weekend and two days before the season began, the Columbus Crew finally signed a deal to air their games locally on television after months and months of negotiations.
A deal that has caused widespread outrage among the fanbase.
After two years on Fox Sports Ohio, available statewide on most cable and satellite platforms, the team announced on Thursday that it had reached a multiyear agreement with Time Warner Cable to air games locally on the TWC Sports Channel. On the surface, this doesn't seem like a major development, but the devil is in the details.no comments
Up to this point, ESPN has basically cornered the market on sports documentaries with its 30 for 30 series, but Fox Sports is about to enter that realm and release six 30-minute documentaries leading up to the 2014 World Cup.
Airing on Fox Sports 1, the documentaries are a part of Budweiser’s “Rise As One” promotional campaign, and will tell stories that most casual fans won’t already know. Developed by Budweiser and Fox Sports, the films were produced and directed by Scott Boggins and Gabriel Spitzer, who have a combined 15 Emmy Awards.
And the films should be well-received.no comments
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