I woke up today thinking, 'What's missing from my life?' My mom would say it's a bride. My dad might say it's a seven-figure salary and a retirement fund. But I've realized that, more than either of those luxuries, I've been waiting for a television cartoon featuring Mike Tyson, a magical face tattoo and a talking pigeon. Ideally, the pigeon would serve as Tyson's sidekick as the two teamed up to solve mysteries.
Thanks to Adult Swim, my life is now in order.no comments
All of the buzz surrounding the upcoming America's Cup (if you were aware enough to hear any of it) was centered at the influx of speed, technology, and danger that the new AC72 Catamaran was transforming the event as well as the sport itself. 60 Minutes Sports was wise in selecting the upcoming event as one of its featured segments for their upcoming June episode. Below is the teaser of the feature that aired in this month's edition.no comments
Dan Shaughnessy is at it again. The long-time Boston Globe columnist posted an article on Wednesday entitled "David Ortiz rejects talk of steroid use." I'm sure you can see where this one is heading already. In the article, Shaughnessy not so subtlely says that Ortiz is taking steroids (with only a 2009 New York Times column stating Ortiz tested positive in 2003 as any link with him to PEDs). The entire column is really just a massive hit piece on Ortiz for playing out of his mind to start the year, but it really can all be summed up in the first paragraph.no comments
In this week's AA Podcast we welcome one of the pioneers of people with sports blogs taping podcasts - Dan Levy! Dan is the current National Lead Writer at Bleacher Report and had one of the blogosphere's most successful podcasts at On the DL. He was on our panel for our Sports TV Awards so we chat with Dan about fake awards and actual real sports topics including...
-The disconnect between the sports media establishment and sports fandom.
-ESPN being dissed by the award giving establishment and the network's depth chart.
-Which personalities deserve more recognition at ESPN.
-NBA and NHL Playoff coverage, especially Derrick Rose's injury drama and how the media has handled the story.
-Ian Darke's impact on soccer in the states.
-Why Dan thinks Gus Johnson is "ruining soccer coverage in America"
-Is Fox Sports One the "next" or "best" challenger to ESPN to emerge.
-Why he feared being featured on The Daily Show.
-The continued evolution of Bleacher Report
In case you've missed any of our podcasts, check out all of our interviews by subscribing to the AA Podcast on iTunes or our AA Podcast RSS Page. For more from Dan, catch his work at Bleacher Report and follow him on Twitter @danlevythinks.no comments
The cable television industry could be in store for a serious shake-up if Senator John McCain gets his way.
The Capitol Hill veteran and former Republican presidential candidate introduced legislation Thursday designed to lead to a move towards a-la-carte cable subscriptions. The bill would also prevent broadcasters from pulling “Aereo-proofing” their content, a move threatened by networks such as Fox and CBS in response to the rise of the new streaming service.no comments
Earlier this year it was revealed ESPN Radio NBA analyst and Basketball Hall of Famer Dr. Jack Ramsay would be retiring from his announcing duties at the end of the season at 88 years of age. Ramsay's longtime partner Jim Durham passed away in November and Ramsay cited the struggle it had been working without Durham.
Unfortunately, the end of Ramsay's announcing career may come sooner than he originally planned. Due to undisclosed medical issues, Ramsay will be unable to work the rest of this year's NBA Playoffs and his media career has most likely come to an end. The news comes via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald:no comments
At the age of 55, one of America's premier sports media personalities is in a hiring position for the first time in his life. Sports Illustrated's Peter King is adding talent to the roster for his yet-to-be-named, all-football microsite, which is slated to launch on July 22, but he's also adjusting to the idea of being a manager instead of an employee.
"I've never done that before," King told Awful Announcing this week, "so there will be a whole new group of people to hate me."
That group includes Greg Bedard from the Boston Globe, Jenny Vrentas from the Newark Star-Ledger, Robert Klemko from USA Today, Andrew Brandt from ESPN and Richard Deitsch from SI, the latter two of whom will write weekly columns.
Earlier this year, King seriously considered leaving SI after 24 years with the company. There were several factors in play, but the green light for the new site was a big reason why King decided to re-sign.
The competition was also offering opportunities like these, though, which is why that decision didn't come easy.no comments
ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter will reportedly be featured in some capacity of this summer's release of Madden 25. Schefter's involvement came about because of a tweet from Madden creative director Michael Young to Schefter, thanking him for his work with the game this week. A fan asked Young when more details of Schefter's role with the game, and Young more or less confirmed that we'd know more on May 20th.no comments
All Times Eastern
Australian Rules Football
Geelong Cats vs. Essendon Bombers -- Fox Soccer Plus, 5:30 a.m.
Oregon at Ohio State -- Big Ten Network, 7 p.m.
Memphis at Rice -- Fox College Sports Central, 7 p.m.
Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State at Tulsa, OK -- ESPNU, 8 p.m.
College Football Live -- ESPN, 3:30 p.m.
SEC Tournament, Lexington, KY
Florida vs. Georgia -- ESPNU, 3 p.m.
Tennessee vs. Missouri -- ESPNU, 5:30 p.m.
UCLA at Oregon State -- Pac-12 Network, 6 p.m.
UNLV at San Diego State -- CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m.
Oregon at Arizona State -- Pac-12 Network, 8 p.m.
Cal at Washington -- Pac-12 Network, 10 p.m.