ESPN Adds The Mannings; Loses Maria Taylor

ESPN Adds The Mannings; Loses Maria Taylor

Call this week a split decision for ESPN, as the channel grabbed a big, splashy win in finally snagging Peyton Manning for “Monday Night Football” (sort of), while taking a big, ugly loss in watching Maria Taylor scoot from its ranks seconds after anchoring NBA...
The Maria Taylor and Rachel Nichols Controversy

The Maria Taylor and Rachel Nichols Controversy

In the midst of his post-basketball season golf tour this week, Charles Barkley sat in with Michael Holley and Michael Smith of Peacock’s “Brother From Another” to share a few “Chuckisms.” Among them was this observation about how TNT’s NBA coverage, particularly...
NFL TV Deal Roundup

NFL TV Deal Roundup

The ink is barely dry on the massive media rights deal inked Thursday between the NFL and ABC/ESPN, CBS, Fox, NBC and Amazon, but it’s not too soon to look at the big picture and ramifications from the contracts. Here are three takeaways from the pact, which runs...
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