11 posts in the Sports Category

A's pitcher Dallas Braden owes his own team an apology

After the epic tantrum on display from A's pitcher Dallas Braden yesterday, he owes his entire team along with Alex Rodriguez an apology.

NBC sees Super ratings for Super Bowl, dies

The Steelers victory over the Cardinals in Super Bowl 43 was the second-most-watched Super Bowl in history, and third best overall.

Hollywood Reporter strikes out

The 2008 MLB All-Star game crushed competition on the other networks, but what's new for Fox?

Will 'Inside The NFL' land on the NFL's own channel?

This may not be a news item that would appeal to very many people, nor do I imagine it has appeared on many people's radar. I still find this in an awkward way to be pretty great news. HBO is ditching Inside The NFL after hosting the talk program for the better part of past three decades. That's the bad part, HBO isn't interested in the show anymore, for whatever reason, but HBO didn't own it to begin with.I'll get to that in a minute, but first, the sound bite:More than 30 years after it began its run on HBO, "Inside the NFL" is leaving the field after Wednesday night's show."It has been a terrific franchise," HBO Sports president Ross...

Giants win big, but Fox wins bigger

So everyone knew that Fox was going to set a ratings record on Sunday with probably the most anticipated Super Bowl in history, and neither the football teams nor Fox would disappoint. Point in fact, this was the most watched Super Bowl in history, pulling in a monster 65 share, or just under 100 million people screaming from the couch, squirming in the chair, and gusty gamblers in Vegas raking in a fortune.To give you an idea of just how big that is, American Idol was pulling in about 32-37 million viewers in its most popular year, while the best performing scripted dramas average in the low 20s. So yeah, this Super Bowl tripled up on American Idol, I shit...

The Super Bowl is truly Worldwide

No joke, you may have read about this a few days ago:For the first time ever, the BBC is to broadcast live TV coverage of Super Bowl, one of the world's most popular sports events. Super Bowl will be shown by BBC2, the pubcaster's second most watched web, at 10.50 p.m. local time Feb. 3. The Beeb will have it this year and in 2009 as well, and I'm sure once they see the ratings this event pulls in, they'll try to lock it in for as long as they can possibly afford, just as Fox has done here in the U.S. I'm actually a little surprised this hasn't happened sooner. The U.S. has exported American football and baseball, and...

American Gladiators big, but no match for NFL playoffs

NBC scored very well with the completely pathetic renewal of American Gladiators on Sunday night, hauling in a hefty 12 million viewers to win its time slot and stands as a network best season premier. Then again, there isn't exactly a lot else to watch on NBC and the other networks with the writers strike dragging on into its third month.Even so, CBS still crushed competition for the night with its AFC wildcard game between the Titans and Chargers, with a monster 32 share. Even 60 minutes with Roger Clemens bought home the bacon, boring a record 20 million people to death and making us all ponder what life would be like on dry land.The rest of the ratings slog...
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Bonds movie? What about Patriots?

So Barry Bonds was indicted for lying to a grand jury about using steroids. I thought people didn't go to jail for that? Oh wait, that's only when the president is your personal friend. Darn, sorry Barry. At least HBO is making a movie about how you cheated your way into the record books just like Mark Mcguire did. You guys really did a bang up job setting an example for all the kids coming up in baseball today.The only question I have is when HBO is going to make a movie about the Patriots getting caught cheating. They probably won't since I guess they didn't do anything legal, other than invalidate every game they've played since Bill Belichick stepped...
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Brady's New England Patriots have no class

I have no intention of doing sports here beyond the occasional TV schedule for a major sport's playoff, but I really need to get this off my chest.I'd like to say to all of you Patriots fans out there that your team, bar none, has the least amount of class of any team in the NFL. Up by over thirty points, your hero of a QB had to go for it on fourth down not once, but twice. You had already won the game by half time, but that wasn't good enough for you. Playing against a team ranked second to last in scoring that up until last week hadn't been over .500 for over two years, with 32 and...

Today's Baseball Playoff Games on TV

A little late to the game myself but here is a list of the games being played on TBS today, including the first one which is already underway. Virtually every single game in the first round are being aired on TBS this year, with one from each series I believe airing on TNT, but not until later into the week. All times are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT.)Colorado Rockies @ Philadelphia Phillies (3pm)Jeff Francis (17-9, 4.22) vs Cole Hamels (15-5, 3.39) in Game 1.Los Angeles Angels @ Boston Red Sox (6:30pm)Josh Beckett (20-7, 3.27) vs John Lackey (19-9, 3.01) in Game 1.Chicago Cubs @ Arizona Diamondbacks (10pm)Brandon Webb (18-10, 3.01) vs Carlos Zambrano (18-13, 3.86) in Game 1.Boston and Anaheim...
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Tonight's Premiers: Everybody Hates Chris, Aliens in America, Girlfriends, The Game

It's an all-CW premier night from 8PM through 10 with four half-hour shows that sound exceptionally unexceptional, perhaps with the exception of Aliens in America. Unfortunately for The CW, they picked the worst night to put these shows on and is it any wonder that nobody watches their network?I don't mean that in an insulting way, just look and what they are up against on the big four tonight: Prison Break, Heroes, K-Ville (which I'm really starting to like which means it will be canceled by Fox in exactly 1.5 seconds), Journeyman, and ESPN has the Patriots playing the Bengals at home.Like I said, worst night ever to put your premiers when you are already deep in the hole by...
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