Posts Tagged “Sports”

Netflix Pix – June 2014

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June, oh June. You are hot. You are sweaty. And you are filled with music. No, but really. To the two-and-a-half of you who might still be reading, it's imperative to note why there seems to be an extended absence from this blog (as well as a slip-up on our annual upfronts coverage - sad face!). Well, that would be because of this: www.frederickplaylist.com The fine folks here at the Frederick News-Post have asked me to start up a new website dedicated solely to Frederick music. Thus, Frederick ... read more

It’s Super Bowl weekend! Stream the game for free! So many exclamation points!

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All right, friends. You know what time it is. You know what this weekend beholds. You've heard all the chatter, read all the stories, watched all the prepackaged features about charity work and rough family lives. You've certainly read this fabulous column by the fabulous Josh Smith on Richard Sherman and how he's a breath of fresh air. You have a stockpile of delivery coupons from your favorite pizza spot. You've talked to your friends, purchased the nacho cheese and figured out that weird, ... read more

Aereo is heading to the Supreme Court; Sony has big plans.

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Aereo Goes To Washington "If today's kids become accustomed to Internet-based TV, tomorrow's households will turn to the Internet rather than cable or satellite." So wrote CNet's Joan E. Solsman on Wednesday. As it goes, the U.S. Supreme Court decided last week that it will indeed hear the case against Aereo, the oft-discussed tiny-antenna service that streams over-the-air channels to televisions via the Internet. In the wake of that announcement, Solsman wrote a sprawling, must-read piece ... read more

Twitter gets more ads; Hulu coming to TV. It’s a 2 for 1!

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Tweet, tweet Hey, you know that new function on Twitter, where the photos just automatically pop up in your feed? You know what I'm talking about, right? Some dude posts a picture of bikini-clad models in promiscuous poses and the thing just pops right up, no matter how awkward it makes you look at work. She's just right there. Boom. And there's nothing anybody can do about it. Welp, Fox and American Express are teaming up to take that whole "Wait, is this really necessary?" mantra and apply ... read more

Netflix Pix – November 2013

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And ... whoops! For the first time in this blog's long and storied history (ha!), the first post of the month did not bring a new batch of Netflix Pix. This, friends, was not done by design. An overload of things on my mind (and not to mention a deluge of work, both new and old), stole tiny parts of my memory for a short amount of time and unfortunately, the "Netflix Pix" portion just happened to be part of one of those parts. But no fear, for we must always subscribe to the notion that late is ... read more

A marriage in misspelled heaven. ESPN is worth more than most countries.

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A tiny miscommunication. A little misspelling. A huge miss. “This is the start of an exciting relationship between Facebook and Trendrr. The potential development of an open system for accurate measurement of the entire Facebook platform will provide our clients and the larger Social TV ecosystem with more insights and tools to make better decisions.” Whoops. Those words (the top quote; not the "whoops") according to The New York Times' Vindu Goel, were uttered by the people Trendrr, ... read more

Netflix Pix – April 2013

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April, you bring showers, and for that I will forever adore you (hey — I like me some gray Sunday afternoons filled with warm rain and delivered food; sue me). More importantly, you also bring my birthday (send all presents to The Frederick News-Post c/o Colin "The Birthday Machine" McGuire — all coupons for use at a Wendy's outlet encouraged), and you offer up the two-year anniversary of this blog! Wow. Two years. 185 posts. Tens of readers. What more could I ask for? Actually, what ... read more

March Madness is here, again with an emphasis on the madness.

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March, oh March. You bring us spring. You bring us warmer temperatures (though not yet). You bring us longer days. And most importantly, you bring us the single greatest four days of the sports year: The NCAA men's basketball tournament's opening two rounds. Some call it March Madness. Others call it moronic. Regardless of which side of the argument you fall on, however, you can't deny how the event seems to take up every inch of every television network ever. Or, well, at least CBS, TBS, TNT ... read more

The BBC: Your one-stop shop for all Olympic coverage.

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Well, the Olympics. This year's London games have been obsessed over because ... NBC refuses to show most of the action live on television. This, in turn, has led to gatrillions of people complaining about getting results before visuals, thus spoiling outcomes of the more dramatic competitions for those who either aren't in London or don't have access to the Internet (yes, those people do exist). Me? Frankly, I've been a bit annoyed with the way I've noticed people flocking to the Olympic ... read more

The Olympics are coming! The Olympics are coming!

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The London Olympics officially kick off Friday night with an opening ceremony that is promised to be as surprising and shocking as anything human eyes have ever seen. And by "surprising and shocking," I mean, "pompous and predictable," of course. This year's games are going to be important to the history of Internet television lore as for the first time, NBC will show every tiny moment in one way or the other on the InterWebs. This story isn't particularly new, of course, though we here at TV ... read more