Archive for the ‘MLB’ Category

The Best And Worst Teams Of 2018 In (Almost) Any Sport

Friday, December 28th, 2018

A cross-sport ranking of the best teams of 2018 * Current season still in progress Teams qualified if their season either started or ended in 2018. Among teams in MLB, the NFL, the NBA, NCAA football and NCAA men’s basketball. Source: ESPN In terms of pure Elo rating, the most dominant pro team of 2018 was the Golden State Warriors, who finished their own championship season with a 1745 mark.

Here Are the 5 Highest-Rated TV Events of 2018 and What They Mean for TV’s Future

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Television is about capturing eyeballs: More people watching a show means more money can be charged for advertising. As we look back at the biggest television events of 2018, it becomes pretty clear that one event type dominates all others. And that explains why networks, and now some of the streaming upstarts, have been willing to push the competition for the rights to these events into high gear.

Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray set for MLB career

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Oklahoma’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Kyler Murray is likely to play professional baseball rather than pursue a career in the NFL, according to his agent. The Heisman Trophy, awarded to the top College Football player each season, was presented to Murray on Saturday.

This Week in U.S. Sports: The hot stove is starting to sizzle as two stars make their returns

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

The MLB offseason is really starting to get going as players are moving in trades and free agents are finding new homes. Here is what is happening this week in U.S. Sports. MLB's offseason has finally started to see movement as trades and free-agent signings started to go off this week, and these were notable moves, not just little ones.

MLB will face stiff NFL competition during ALCS and NLCS

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Major League Baseball is always in a battle to attract viewers to its product. In turn, that will create viewership conflicts that MLB has historically lost more often that not. As Awful Announcing pointed out on Friday, their will be two direct conflicts that could put a major damper on MLB’s postseason’s viewership.

Pretenders to Contenders: Teams Who Missed the 2017 Playoffs But Could Reach Super Bowl LIII

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

The Eagles saved the 2017 NFL season. Bruised from a rash of injuries to its brightest stars and battered by a president using solemn player protests as campaign ammunition, the NFL was in dire need of a miracle. A team without its starting quarterback, facing the most hateable franchise in the sport that pulled off a stunning, high-wire upset on the most important day of the year was nothing short of fortuitous.