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FS2 airs CONCACAF Champions soccer, UEFA Champions soccer, Australian Rules Football, NRL Rugby, Big East basketball, NASCAR practices, and serves as the overflow station for games on FS1 or FOX. They have a decent amount of live sports that is only growing as FOX continues to compile more properties They just need to make people aware of what they are airing.
6 days, 21 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-sports-2-is-a-barren-wasteland.html
What they really need to do is make it where those who live in the market of a team, like the Astros or Dodgers, can watch the games even if your providers don't carry them.
That, and they need to make it where you can always watch the games that your local provider isn't carrying.
1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/mlb-tv-is-reviewing-blackouts-for-the-2015-season.html
No love for women's college soccer?
6 PM- Colorado State at Colorado- Pac-12
7 PM- Georgia at Ole Miss- SEC Network
8 PM- Oklahoma State at Oklahoma- FCS Central
8 PM- TCU at Washington State- Pac-12 (minus BAY & LA)
8 PM- San Francisco at Cal- Pac-12 BAY & LA
1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://fangsbites.com/late-night-viewing-choices/fridays-viewing-picks-91.html
10 PM- Maryland at UCLA- Pac-12
1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/viewing-picks-for-august-22-2014.html
It should be noted that CBS has said they plan to use local sideline reporters for games that don't currently have one, so the list could still change to include those reporters.
1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://fangsbites.com/andrew-catalon/nfl-on-cbs-announcing-assignments-for-weeks-1-2-of-the-2014-nfl-season.html
One sideline reporter known for CBSSN is that Sheehan Stanwick Burch will be doing the Navy games, as he had them last year. Rashan Ali will do the Patriot League matches from the sideline and could do a few others.
1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-2014-college-football-tv-primer.html
Missing- ESPNU Friday Night will be Mark Neely & Mike Bellotti.
Also missing is the American Sports Network.
The 3 CUSA ASN broadcast teams are:
Ron Thulin/ Keith Moreland
Dave Armstrong/ Dave Lapham
Mike Gleason/ Jim Donnan
Bill Hazen will be a fill-in play-by-play for select CUSA games.
ASN will also have at least one team covering the CAA & Patriot League, 1 team doing the Big South, and 1- 2 teams doing the Southern Conference.
I enjoy the coverage, but I would like it if they made the team colors at the top next to the logo the colors of the uniforms instead the the standard team colors.
2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nbcs-epl-coverage-is-virtually-unchanged-and-thats-fine.html
It should be noted that NFL Network will use the home team for all the broadcasts except Cleveland/ Detroit. Also Kurt Warner said this is the first of 3 games he and Ari Wolfe will do. The other two are Denver/ San Francisco and Pittsburgh/ Philadelphia.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://fangsbites.com/nfl/nfl-network-begins-preseason-week-1-with-four-live-games.html
Eric Karros is w/ Alberts according to Alberts on his Twitter account. Brian Anderson, Ron Darling, & Cal Ripken Jr. doing Sunday's TBS game.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-84-810.html
@f946723 Why wait that long? Preseason starts tomorrow, and College Football starts August 23 but starts getting heavy on August 28.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/local-mlb-ratings-are-smashing-nearly-everything-else-this-summer.html
Say what you like, but I enjoy Blackburn's calls. He calls the game as it is while trying to be comedic when the game becomes a blowout. Frankly they couldn't have gotten someone better from ESPN to takeover Catalon's spot as the #1 CFB announcer on the network.
4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/carter-blackburn-returns-to-cbscbs-sports-network.html
@tonyc Nothing anti about my comment. I watch the NHL on NBCSN, and I watched the Olympics on NBCSN. I will occasionally catch soccer on NBCSN as well. When does NASCAR take place though? It will be mostly Saturday and Sunday afternoons. So they are trading a property that typically airs in primetime, which has growing ratings, for a property that airs in the afternoon, which has had declining ratings. How exactly does that help NBCSN, and how does it change that nothing comes close to NBCSN's ratings for the Olympics, which makes it their most desirable package? It doesn't. My point was that Fox has the more desirable inventory, and NASCAR won't do anything to change that, especially since NBCSN already airs Formula 1 and IndyCar. All it does it make it more of a niche channel.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nbcsn-throws-some-serious-shade-at-fox-sports-1.html
For what it's worth, they were up against Manchester United on FOX in the first slot and the UFC on FOX in the late slot. I'd attribute both of those as being reasons more than ESPN's friendly. If I were a betting man I'd say both of those probably beat ESPN.
What I'd really be interesting in seeing is how Fox Sports 2's ratings compared to the late night MLB game, seeing as Fox Sports 2 had on the ICC Cup at the same time as that late MLB game.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/mlb-on-fox-sports-1-was-beaten-by-exhibition-soccer-on-espn2-saturday.html
Hate to say this, but we'll see how they compare next year at the same time when NBCSN has lost Major League Soccer and Fox Sports 1 has gained the Bundesliga, Major League Soccer, and the World Cup. One thing's for certain, and that is Fox Sports 1's inventory is still a lot more attractable than NBCSN's. The best thing NBCSN has going for them is the Olympics.
@sir boxington Then you are mistaken, beause I rarely comment in any thread unless I have a strong opinion or prsonal expierence. I can only think of 1 other ESPN thread I have ever commented in, not counting Longhorn Network threads.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/watchespn-having-streaming-issues-for-usa-germany.html
@sir boxington I know you're kidding, but you really don't know me considering that LeBron and Manziel and my LEAST favorite players because of their cocky, snobbish attitudes towards the press. No. My co-worker and I flipped it on during the pre-game for 1 reason and 1 reason only, the weather. We knew about the rain and the flooded streets. We knew they said it would be evaluated an hour before gametime to determine playability. I never said we watched the pregame. I said we turned it on at that time. No reason to turn it off when you can just mute it. Maybe if you had said Romo and Aikman you would have gotten it right, but ven then it would be unlikely.
Didn't have any problems here on my computer. Then again, I logged on for pregame, so it may have ended up first come, first serve.
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/watchespn-having-streaming-issues-for-usa-germany.html
This will mean big changes for CBS Sports Network as well since Catalon was on their #1 college football broadcast team.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nfl-on-cbs-broadcast-teams-revealed-for-2014-season.html
Apparently this journalist student needs to take a refresher course on research, because Nowkhah was the host last year and Peterson was the anlyst. This journalist stuent makes you think Peterson was the host and doesn't meton that Nowkhah was involved last year at all. Lucky for him I'm not a professor, because I would gie him an F for inaccurate facts right then and there.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://fangsbites.com/college-baseball/guest-column-espns-bases-loaded-is-fun-television.html
I wouldn't be shocked if she ends up on CAA or Ivy League broadcasts on NBCSN.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/alex-flanagan-being-replaced-on-notre-dame-football-and-football-night-in-america.html
I could easily see Brando calling games for SEC Network, even if it isn't the game of the week. They have 5 games in week 1, 6 in week 2, and 3 in week 4. It look like most weeks they will have a minimum of 3 games. Brando coud easily be the voice of the #2 broadcast team with Dave Neal as play-by-play voice 3. I could also see his radio show joining Paul Finebaum on SEC Network as a simulcast.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/tim-brando-reportedly-joining-sec-network.html
For what it's worth, ESPN Classic does air 1 HSCU game live each yearrand like stories, I would prefer thy do the stories mostly in morning and aftenoons and move some of the exclusive ESPN3content onto TV.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espns-next-logical-move-is-to-repurpose-espn-classic-to-a-storytelling-channel.html
Also missing is 8 PM- LSU vs. Houston on ESPN3 in an elimination game.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/viewing-picks-for-june-2-2014.html
Some college baseball TV corrections.
Noon- Alabama vs. Kennesaw State- ESPNU
3 PM- Ole Miss vs. Washington- ESPNU
8 PM- Texas A&M vs. Texas on Longhorn Network in addition to ESPNU
11 PM- UC Irvine vs. Oregon State- ESPNU
The 8 PM- Indiana/ Stanford (if necessary) will be on ESPN3, not ESPNU.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://fangsbites.com/late-night-viewing-choices/mondays-viewing-picks-81.html
@Sa9273 Correct,but usually ywant to provide your source of info. http://espnmediazone.com/us/weekly-updates/2014/espn-thisweekend-may-29-2014/
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-528-61.html
What I wonder is does this mean U-Verse can start airing Sunday Ticket, and in turn does this mean DirecTV will start airing Longhorn Network, SEC Network, and Pac-12,Pac-12 BAY, and Pac-12 LA snce U-Verse has them?
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://fangsbites.com/directv/att-acquires-directv-for-48-5-billion.html
@SpringRubber That s correct. It will be Len Kasper & Jim Deshaies on WGN Thursday night, not Harrelson and Steve Stone as listed above
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-55-511.html
The Diamondbacks/ Brewers game went with a MLB.TV broadcast that was simulcast on MLB Network instead of producing the game. As a result Bob Uecker and Joe Block were the announcers instead of the previously mentioned Severino & Magrane.
Wenesday's Diamondbacks Brewers game will be a MLB Network production with Paul Severino providing play-by-play and Joe Magrane acting as analyst. This will be the first time MLB Network has produced a game that isn't their feature game in that time slot.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-55-511.html
What's interesting to me is that they are going with Ferraro instead of Pierre McGuire.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/doc-emrick-eddie-olczyk-and-nbc-sports-brand-will-be-in-eas-nhl-15.html
I will only consider this a good move if MLB Network also continues to air MiLB games. If CBS Sports Network's contract is replacing the MLB Network contract, then this is a no gain situation. MLB Network has aired MiLB games, usually from the AAA level, the past two seasons.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
Don't forget at 4 PM on NBCSN is the 2014 Varsity Cup Challenge Championship of Rugby between BYU and Cal.
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/viewing-picks-for-may-3-2014.html
I can understand the bad comment about NBC using the Comcast feed for Kings/ Sharks (until Game 7), but here is the fact of the matter. NBCUniversal owns Comcast, so they save money by using the regional feed rather than simulcasting the Canadian broadcast. I can understand not liking it. I myself would rather have no regional feeds being used, but I can understand why NBC does it. they dont want to waste money, and using the CBC crew would cost them more than using employees they already partially own.
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
@mdtp33 First off I'm going to stop you right there because they said DON'T SHOW YOUR HOME MARKET BIASE, which is exactly what you've done. I could care less about name mispronunciations, and that is your main complaint about Enberg. I think Enberg tends to drag behind because he is trying to tell everything about what a player does, and I think that's the only reason he tends to be behind on the play. Is it unnatural for a play-by-play announcer to do it this way? Yes, but I rate him higher because he tries to keep the fan informed despite whether or not they are able to watch what is going on.
I think that Gwynn tends to be slow to his points and drags into the play-by-play announcers call. When he calls the game, it is always as part of a 3-man team, and I have heard multiple times where Grant starts up analysis only to be cut off by Gwynn. I also don't think an active coach should even be doing analysis, and Gwynn is the coach of San Diego State. It is because Gwynn tends to dilly dally to his points and that he cuts off other announcers that I don't like him as an analyst. Don't try to give me any crap about how I should be lenient because he has overcome cancer. That has nothing to do here or there about how I personally choose to rate an analyst. And you certainly can't say I have a hometown biase with any of my analysis. I've said I think the Mets have the best announce team, but I would say the best announcer currently calling the game is Gary Thorne up in Baltimore. Heck, if I were to rate each announce team, I would have my own hometown teams somewhere in the 10-15 range. Truth be told, I would have the Padres rated lower than that.
4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/rate-the-local-mlb-announcers-nl-west.html
Think I'll watch the BYU Sports triple header that's being shown. At 3 PM I'll tune in to Youtube to watch the Varsity Cup Semifinal match between BYU and Navy in rugby.
After that I'll use the DVR feature on BYUtv.org to watch the conclusion of the softball series between Loyola Marymount and BYU that starts at 2 PM and will be shown live on BYUtv.
At 9 PM I'll tune back into BYUtv to watch their live coverage of the MPSF Championship as Stanford plays at BYU with an NCAA Tourney automatic birth on the line. Chances are both of these teams will make the newly expanded 6-team NCAA Men's Volleyball tourney, but the winner here gets the automatic bid and likely gets a bye into the semifinals in Chicago.
4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://fangsbites.com/weekend-viewing-choices/saturdays-viewing-picks-39.html
I'll be watching the BYUtv doubleheader that isn't listed. Loyola Marymount at BYU softball at 2 PM and MPSF Championship volleyball as Stanford plays at BYU at 9 PM.
4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/viewing-picks-for-april-26-2014.html
@MattGalvin Sorry, but where on the Earth are you getting TNT from? TNT doesn't carry baseball. They have never carried baseball, outside of select Divisional Games when TBS needed them to air some, and their new contract doesn't give them any games.
ESPN has the right to air a game on any night they choose to, other than Saturday. They have a national contract to carry a game every week on Monday night, Wednesday night, and Sunday night, but their contract allows them to air a game on any night other than Saturday.
MLB Network's contract allows them to choose one to two games a week to air with their own crew on Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday night. It also allows them to air a game on any night that ESPN isn't airing a game.
Fox's contract gives them exclusive coverage on Saturday's that they can air on FOX or Fox Sports 1.
TBS's contract is only for a Game of the Week on Sunday afternoons.
4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-421-427.html
@MattGalvin There is a difference. MLB Network has the game, but it will be a local broadcast. MLB Network isn't restricted to the number of games they can do each week. Their only restriction is that they can only do 1- 2 games with their own team a week. All others have to be done with a local broadcast, usually the home team.
I would assume Fox has a limit on the number of weeknight games they can show. Currently 5 weeknight games are scheduled, 4 on FS 1 and the All-Star game- Tuesday, April 8; Thursday, May 15; Tuesday, July 15; Tuesday, July 29; and Tuesday, August 26. Looking at that, I would say they can probably do no more than 5 a year, with the All-Star Game counting as one of the 5.I would assume that restriction is in place since ESPN is technically the weeknight broadcast partner for MLB, and they want to keep ESPN happy.
So when all is said and done, no, they couldn't do tonight's game with a national broadcast because the Red Sox NESN isn't affiliated with Fox Sports, and by doing tonight's game they would also have to sacrifice a future contest.
@MattGalvin Matt, you didn't read what he said, or if you did, you didn't understand it. Fox Sports 1 can ONLY broadcast weekday games where they have a contract with both teams. In this case Fox owns the majority of YES, but they don't own any of NESN. Since they don't own any of NESN, they can't carry a weekday game between the Yankees and Red Sox in any capacity. It doesn't matter that they can send their own crews. Their contract limits them to where they can only do weekday games when they own both teams regional broadcast rights.
I think I'll watch the Men's College Volleyball doubleheader that is only partially listed.
7 PM- MPSF Semifinal: Pepperdine vs. USC on TheW.tv
10 PM- MPSF Semifinal: BYU vs. UC Santa Barbara on BYUtv
4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://fangsbites.com/uncategorized/thursdays-viewing-picks-74.html
Kenny Albert & Tom Verducci will call Yankees/ Angels for Fox Sports 1 Saturday. Justin Kutcher and C.J. Nitkowski will cover the Pirates/ Cardinals game as Game 2 of the double header.
@KobraCola There's a complete difference in their approaches. Scully calls every play and tells interesting stories. Kuiper and Krukow go times where they miss two or three pitches all together. I much prefer those who call it like it is no the radio over those who sit quiet the whole time or who over analyze. I also think there is at least one occasion per games where Krukow steps on Kuiper's feet by over analyzing. At least Scully doesn't have to worry about that since he tends to call the games solo.
Surprise! Bud Selig acted as an analyst for at least one inning of today's DBacks/ Cubs game on MLB Network & WGN America.
Kasper and DeShaies should be the most recognized broadcast team since Cubs games air on WGN America nationwide. They leave me with a feeling of being satisfied as they aren't overly biased towards the Cubbies and they provide you the info you want to know. Still, they don't throw out the interesting info I seek, so I give them a B.
The rest of the division has the big name announcers, but once you take away the Thom Brennaman's, Brian Anderson's, Tim Neverett's, and Tim McCarver's you're left with a bunch of sub-par info I don't really care about. The ones I mentioned all deserve an A. yes, even McCarver deserves an A, solely for his years of endurance. I give the rest of the Pirates and Cardinals crews a C, just to be nice, while the Brewers and Reds are just slightly better and get a B in my book.
4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/rate-the-local-mlb-announcers-nl-central.html
Vin Scully is the best in the business. It doesn't matter who his subs are. As long as Scully is around, they deserve an A.
Personally I rate Berthiaume as an A, but Bob Brenly is a C-, so I'll balance out the two and award them a B.
Enberg deserves an A, but I really think Gwynn brings down the broadcasts when he acts as an analyst. Gwynn deserves an F in my book while the others are all B's or C's. Overall I give them a B.
I;m not impressed with Duane Kuiper or Mike Krukow. They are too dry for my tastes and have way too many pauses in their calls. It's sad when you can hear the wind for full minutes at a time on Giants games. As a result, i give them a C. Miller is an A and Flemming is a B, but since the main two call nearly 80% of their games, I can't boost it up.
Colorado. Goodman calls a good game, but Frazier is outdated with his analysis most of the times, and he tends too act like a homer if you don't keep him on a leash. Fun fact no ones paying attention too- Huson actually called more games than Frazier last season. Yet Huson is the one listed as select? I give the Rockies overall a B, but Frazier is a C.
@CUbsfan Don't assume anything. Sims worked 0 Westwood One games last year until baseball was over. Westwood One has Chuck Cooperstein and Tom Franklin who did the Westwood One games until baseball ended for McCarthy and Sims.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-2014-mlb-primer-team-announcers.html
That may be true, but only to a degree. The fact is the Rangers were
using McLemore as an analyst for 1 inning every home game last year.
They already had him on the TV staff, and fans wanted to hear more from
McLemore. At the same time they didn't want to stop using Grieve and pay
someone else when Busby was going to be out for surgery. Having Grieve
move over and do the play-by-play, which I thought he was better at than
being an analyst, helped satisfy both of their worlds. It also kept FOX
from having to spend any additional money by hiring another
what I understand, option B was to have Nadel and Matt Hicks call the
games if Grieve bombed, so they weren't going to bring in Bill Jones
either way. They also technically could have had John Rhadigan move back
to play-by-play, but I think they feared the fans backlash after how
poorly he performed in 2011.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/rate-the-local-mlb-announcers-al-west.html
Last year Johnny Holliday and Ray Knight didn't do any Nationals broadcasts. Carpenter and Santangelo called all the non-ESPN/ FOX games last season, and they acted way too much like homers. I give them a C. Santangelo did ok at not being a homer in his FOX games, and that is the only reason I don't give them a F.
Chip Caray is the worst play-by-play announcer in the game. Joe Simpson is one of the worst homer analysts in the game. That should give them a F, but Glavine and Smoltz offer good insight and bring it up to a D.
I haven't heard Craig Minervi call a game. In fact last season when Rich Waltz was unavailable, they had Tommy Hutton call the game as part of a 3-analyst booth. Waltz and Hutton deserve an A, but I had to give them an overall B solely because Hutton wasn't ready for those play-by-play responsibilities and they didn't let him have any practice to get ready for the games where he was play-by-play (unlike the Rangers where they had Grieve do play-by-play for 3 innings a game leading up to Busby's absence last season).
Cohen, Darling, and Burkhardt are all A++++++++ announcers. Hernandez tends to be a B, but last time I checked 3 > 1, so they get an A.
Stairs and Moyer are brand new. They are improving as analysts with every game they do, but so far Stairs has done 2 regular season games while Moyer has been at every regular season game. It's difficult to improve when you aren't present. McCarthy is an A, Schmidt is an A, Moyer is a B, and Stairs is a C, so overall they average a B.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/rate-the-local-mlb-announcers-nl-east.html