Todd McShay leaving ESPN sidelines due to health issues/family

Todd McShay taking ‘time away’ from ESPN to focus on health, family from Larry Brown Sports with Steve DelVecchio and from YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com Todd McShay covered ESPN’s marquee game between Alabama and Miami over the weekend, but that could be the last we see of the longtime reporter on television for a while. McShay announced in… Continue reading Todd McShay leaving ESPN sidelines due to health issues/family

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith stirs up a ‘Hornet’s Nest’ by saying Shohei Ohtani couldn’t be the face of MLB because he uses an interperter

from YardBarker.com and from www.yardbarker.com: ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith received widespread criticism online from baseball supporters and others within the sports community after he suggested earlier on Monday that Los Angeles Angels two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani couldn’t be the face of MLB because he uses an interpreter…. As Liz Roscher of Yahoo Sports noted,… Continue reading ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith stirs up a ‘Hornet’s Nest’ by saying Shohei Ohtani couldn’t be the face of MLB because he uses an interperter

Paul Pierce fired by ESPN after Instagram Video

Paul Pierce fired by ESPN after inappropriate Instagram video from Larry Brown Sports and Grey Papke, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com ESPN has parted ways with NBA analyst Paul Pierce after an inappropriate Instagram livestream on Friday night. On Friday, Pierce streamed what appeared to be he and some friends gathering for a poker game. The group was… Continue reading Paul Pierce fired by ESPN after Instagram Video

NFL Football Ratings for this week, with Tuesday Night FootballCBS) topping Monday Night Football(ESPN) and Sunday Night Football(NBC) was strong!!!!!

from www.sportsmediawatch.com: **********‘Tuesday night football’ ratings were not bad for CBS, even topping its Monday equivalent.********** Tuesday’s Bills-Titans NFL regular season game, which was originally scheduled for Sunday, averaged 10.80 million viewers on CBS — down from the previous week’s primetime makeup game on CBS, Patriots-Chiefs on a Monday night (14.60M). Viewership was less than… Continue reading NFL Football Ratings for this week, with Tuesday Night FootballCBS) topping Monday Night Football(ESPN) and Sunday Night Football(NBC) was strong!!!!!

ESPN GameDay Coming to Winston-Salem for Wake Forest-Clemson football on Saturday September 12 at Truist Field:9am Wakeup with Wake on ESPN

from www.godeacs.com: WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Deacon Nation, it’s our time! ESPN College GameDay is headed to Winston-Salem for Wake Forest’s season opener against No. 1 Clemson. The show will air on ESPN and is set to start at 9 a.m. on Sept. 12 live from Truist Field. This marks the first time in program history… Continue reading ESPN GameDay Coming to Winston-Salem for Wake Forest-Clemson football on Saturday September 12 at Truist Field:9am Wakeup with Wake on ESPN

Happy Birthday to this Sports Broadcaster Today:He just turned 81 and hopes to still be announcing when he is 100

Here it is…Happy Birthday to Dickie V/Dick Vitale…..Some good thoughts for today, from Dickie V… Dick Vitale @DickieV Today I am 81 yrs young / heck only 19 yrs away from my goal of being 1st announcer to do a game on @espn at 100 . My dream & wish on my 81st is to… Continue reading Happy Birthday to this Sports Broadcaster Today:He just turned 81 and hopes to still be announcing when he is 100

Top Young College Basketball Coaches:Wes Miller(37) tops the list of the Top 40 Under 40!!!

ESPN has come out with their list of Top 40 College Basketball Coaches, that are under 40 years of age…These are head coaches and assistant college basketball coaches, and UNCG’s Wes Miller tops the list of the Top 40 under 40…..Wes Miller is #1 and the UNCG Spartans’ head coach is at the top of… Continue reading Top Young College Basketball Coaches:Wes Miller(37) tops the list of the Top 40 Under 40!!!

Major League Baseball hoping for Early July Return with Fan-Free Stadiums:Minor League Baseball can not make it with Fan-Free Stadiums

The word coming in early this week is MLB/Major League Baseball is hoping for a return of baseball in early July…. MLB would love to get going/throwing again right around America’s birthday on July 4…. A July 4 start would be a big spark in the return of baseball, but Major League Baseball would look… Continue reading Major League Baseball hoping for Early July Return with Fan-Free Stadiums:Minor League Baseball can not make it with Fan-Free Stadiums

Ric Flair 30 for 30 ‘Nature Boy’ looked like WWE production instead of ESPN production and what is a “30 for 30”???

Watched it last night and the ESPN 30 for 30, ‘Nature Boy’, on Ric Flair looked to me to be more like a WWE production than a program produced by ESPN….Sort of made me feel like I was watching the WWE Network, which I have not caught yet…. Lots of Triple H/Paul Michael Levesque, Stephanie… Continue reading Ric Flair 30 for 30 ‘Nature Boy’ looked like WWE production instead of ESPN production and what is a “30 for 30”???

Longtime ESPN/ABC Sports Anchor John Saunders gone/has passed away, at age 61

from www.espn.com: ESPN has announced longtime anchor and personality John Saunders has died. CLICK HERE to see and read more/see more from ESPN on the death of John Saunders…. John Skipper, President of ESPN: “John was an extraordinary talent and his friend, informative style has been a warm welcome to sports fans for decades. He… Continue reading Longtime ESPN/ABC Sports Anchor John Saunders gone/has passed away, at age 61

Did ESPN make the right call when they fired Rob Parker???

Gonna some spend some more time and sift through all of this one this afternoon..Saw where ESPN had let one of their men go, but had not heard of Parker until now…Check it out and see what you think….Thanks to one of our readers that sent this our way… from www.nbcsports.com: Rob Parker, the commentator… Continue reading Did ESPN make the right call when they fired Rob Parker???

The sports world loses another Legend:Jim Durham, NBA play-by-play voice on ESPN Radio dead at age 65

Just heard Jim Durham doing the Heat-Celtics game on ESPN Radio this past Tuesday night and I have heard Jim do 100’s of games over the years, along-side Dr. Jack Ramsay, the former Portland Trailblazers head coach and they made a good team and they started working Hubie Brown in with them for the playoffs… Continue reading The sports world loses another Legend:Jim Durham, NBA play-by-play voice on ESPN Radio dead at age 65

We have lost another ‘sports personality’:Beano Cook, the “Cardinal of College Football”, gone at age 81

Beano Cook was the man…He had a certain dry way of getting his points across and he was what they call an ‘icon’, of collge football…He was with CBS, ABC, and then ESPN and before that he was such a big part of the University of Pittsburgh athletics, that they named their media center at… Continue reading We have lost another ‘sports personality’:Beano Cook, the “Cardinal of College Football”, gone at age 81