Tour De Pharmacy Shows Why We Need More Mockumentaries

Tour De Pharmacy Shows Why We Need More Mockumentaries

Tour De Pharmacy, the latest mockumentary from Andy Samberg, Murray Miller and Jake Szmanski, debuted Saturday night on HBO. And like it's predecessor 7 Days In Hell, a Wimbledon spoof, this look at doping in the world of cycling was hilariously ridiculous and raunchy. It's the second installment of their Legends of Sport series and…

Kings of Leon and Getting Cheap Heat

Kings of Leon and Getting Cheap Heat

Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill may not enjoy professional wrestling -- that seems abundantly clear from a tweet he fired off Sunday evening. https://twitter.com/youngfollowill/status/861382517219373057 The irony is twofold: Firstly, Kings of Leon sounds like the kind of the 2000s rock band that would provide the opening theme music for RAW. Secondly, Followill unintentionally mastered…

Remembering Who’s Now, The Summer of ESPN Discontent

Remembering Who’s Now, The Summer of ESPN Discontent

Who's Now: two words that send a chill up the spine of many a sports fan. Summertime brings with it a lull in the sports calendar, but the 24/7 sports #content machine does not relent with the conclusion of the NBA Finals. As the flagship of the sports media fleet, ESPN has attempted various gimmicks…

The Supply and Demand of Today’s Sports Media

The Supply and Demand of Today’s Sports Media

Evolution is inevitable in any business, and is often fueled by consumer demand. Sports media is no different. Those in the industry have different motivations behind their work. For some the medium is an art form or a trade they hold very dear to their hearts, which meets an unavoidable intersection with commerce. Lately, the…

An Ode to Verne Lundquist

An Ode to Verne Lundquist

Verne Lundquist will no longer be the voice of SEC football, CBS Sports public relations announced Tuesday. The man affectionately dubbed "Uncle Verne" deserved an announcement ahead of the season, because he deserves his final campaign to be a victory lap. Verne Lundquist steps down from SEC ON CBS following 2016 season. Brad Nessler to…

One, Two Daily Fantasy’s Coming For You

One, Two Daily Fantasy’s Coming For You

Chances are that if you're reading this site, you enjoy football. If you enjoy football, you've almost assuredly been exposed to ads for daily fantasy sites promising huge payouts in their games of gambling skill. But have you seen enough for the message to resonate? I mean, REALLY resonate? I don't think you have. That's…

ESPN Showcasing Liberty-Coastal Carolina on A Thursday Night

ESPN Showcasing Liberty-Coastal Carolina on A Thursday Night

The regular season-concluding Liberty-Coastal Carolina is getting national broadcast treatment from ESPN. Coastal Carolina announced Wednesday via its official website that the finale, originally scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21, is moving to Thursday, Nov. 19, to be showcased on ESPNNews. From the official statement: “We are thrilled to showcase one of the most important FCS…

Would You Tune In for A Marathon of College Football?

Would You Tune In for A Marathon of College Football?

ESPN announced Tuesday its 16-game slate for the annual college basketball 24-hour marathon. It's safe to now call this an annual tradition, 2015 being its sixth year, and it's grown to be a highlight for me as a college basketball fan. The 24-hour marathon doesn't officially open college basketball season -- there are games throughout…

Brent Musburger on the Call for Montana-North Dakota State

Brent Musburger on the Call for Montana-North Dakota State

Montana resident Brent Musburger will be on the call for the Aug. 29 Montana Grizzlies-North Dakota State Bison FCS showcase, a tremendous move for all parties involved. Just got off the phone with Brent Musburger and he confirmed that he'll be calling our NDSU game along with @JessePalmerABC! #varsity— Bob Stitt (@CoachBobStitt) August 3, 2015…

July 28 News: American Sports Network Outpaces FS1

July 28 News: American Sports Network Outpaces FS1

The Group of Five conferences may a surprisingly sizable ally in their efforts to compete with the Power Five's television reach. Harry Minium of The Virginian-Pilot offers details of the quiet distribution giant American Sports Network, Sinclair Broadcasting's sports brand. American Sports Network is entering just its second season, yet reaches more homes than Fox…