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Sky Sports Releases Promo for New Season: Park Game

Sky Sports often make a fool of themselves by hyping their own programming to such an extent that they can hardly ever live up to their promises. But, they recently released a new promo in the United Kingdom which caught my eye because it’s extremely well done, irreverent, creative and […]

Efan Ekoku Commits Commentary Flub in Spain Game on ESPN

When Martin Tyler and co-commentator Efan Ekoku did their preparation work for the 2010 World Cup, one thing they definitely didn’t study was the national anthem of Spain. Not that we expect them to, but when Efan Ekoku was sharing his analysis during Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final between Germany and […]

ESPN World Cup Commentators: Progress Report Card

ESPN’s coverage of the 2010 World Cup has been spectacular. But if I must be honest, some of the commentators are beginning to get on my nerves. It’s normal, I guess – especially after you consider how many hours we’ve spent listening to these commentators since the tournament began on […]

South Africa v Mexico, 2010 World Cup: Open Thread

Finally. It. Is. Here. The 2010 World Cup kicks off today with the first match up between South Africa and Mexico. I’m picking South Africa and Mexico to draw in this one. Mexico should win, but buoyed by the incredible support of the South African nation, I think the South […]

Martin Tyler Interview: World Cup Buzz Podcast

Martin Tyler will be calling this summer’s World Cup for ESPN, serving as the network’s lead commentator in South Africa. Earlier this week Martin joined me to talk about last week’s FA Cup final, Saturday’s Champions League final in Madrid, the 2018 World Cup bid, but mostly, the England national […]

Martin Tyler Interview: EPL Talk Podcast

BSkyB’s Martin Tyler was voted Premier League Commentator of the Decade. This summer, he will be the lead commentator for ESPN’s coverage of the World Cup in the United States. On this edition of the EPL Talk podcast, the broadcasting icon joined me to talk about his preparations for the […]

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Fox Renews UEFA Champions League TV Rights In U.S. Through 2015

Fox Sports Media Group today announced that it has renewed its exclusive media rights in the United States and Caribbean to the UEFA Champions League for three additional seasons from 2012/13 through 2014/15. The agreement with UEFA ensures comprehensive coverage of the tournament on multiple Fox properties including Fox Sports, […]

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What happened to the FIFA members who voted for Russia and Qatar

Five years ago on Wednesday, FIFA’s executive committee chose Russia to host the 2018 World Cup and Qatar for 2022 in one of the most controversial votes in sporting history. Sixteen of the 24 executive members have been suspended, arrested for bribery, or banned. Others have faced questions about their […]