Super Bowl LI, between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots, kicks off Monday on ESPN.

Pre-game coverage starts with NFL Insiders at 2am, NFL Countdown at 3am and then an encore screening of Road To The Super Bowl from NFL Films.

Live preview shows continue from 7am before game coverage commences at 10am.

Post-game coverage is scheduled from 2pm Monday.*

*All times AEDST.



ESPN is finalising plans to lay-off an as-yet-undetermined number of staffers, according to Deadline.

“Today’s fans consume content in many different ways and we are in a continuous process of adapting to change and improving what we do. Inevitably that has consequences for how we utilize our talent. We are confident that ESPN will continue to have a roster of talent that is unequaled in sports,” a statement issued to the website said.




Boomer’s wife has been killed in a car accident :frowning:


ESPN acquires rights to the US Open in ANZ

• ESPN will be the exclusive broadcaster for all matches leading to the Quarter Finals
• ESPN will simulcast Quarter Finals night sessions, Semi Finals and Finals with SBS

ESPN will be the new home of the US Open in Australia and New Zealand under a five-year agreement beginning in August 2017. From the first serve to the last point of the iconic tournament, ESPN will bring tennis fans the most extensive live coverage direct from New York.

ESPN is going all in on its coverage with 150 hours of live television across ESPN and ESPN2 plus a record 1,300 hours streaming on WatchESPN with matches from up to 12 courts. All the key matches will be broadcast live on both ESPN & ESPN2. Further, ESPN will bring its iconic game around the game coverage with seasoned ESPN tennis analysts including Darren Cahill, Mary Joe Fernandez, Tom Rinaldi, Chris Evert, Pam Shriver and Patrick and John McEnroe.

To complement the broadcast, will be running comprehensive and in-depth digital coverage from our on-ground expert team of reporters in Flushing Meadows, including our own local contributor Stephanie Brantz.

The ESPN app will deliver tennis fans the most up-to-date live scores and video highlights from each and every match.

Patrick Bour, ESPN’s director of television and marketing, said: “The US Open is an iconic sports event and one of ESPN’s premier broadcast properties around the world, and we’re extremely excited to now be showing it on our networks in Australia and New Zealand. It is a great opportunity to deliver Australian sports fans another signature international event on ESPN and complements our already strong ATP Tour coverage. We are looking forward to showing all the drama from this great stage and we’ll be cheering all our Aussie players on.”

ESPN’s coverage of the US Open will begin August 29, concluding with the Men’s Final on September 11th.



This was made by a manger called Shit for Brains



Explains some of the things exfootballers say when they become commentators


ESPN and Seven have partnered to create the first ever Australian X Games.

X Games Sydney will showcase world-class extreme sport athletes to the world with a distinctly Aussie flavour. It will be staged at Olympic Park on October 19-21 2017.

ESPN X Games vice president Tim Reed said, “It’s really exciting to finally bring the X Games to Australia. The country and culture are perfect and we have a world-class partner in Seven West Media, which will make this a special event for everyone involved.”

Seven’s Chief Revenue Officer Kurt Burnette said, “We are proud to be bringing the X Games to Australia. We have a terrific relationship with ESPN and we look forward to working with them to deliver an outstanding event.

“Our commitment to the X Games underlines our leadership in sports and provides a clear indication of the future development of our rapidly expanding moves into the staging of major live events.”


I’m excited, honest…


BOXING DAY NBA December 26 from 4.00am on ESPN/ESPN2
Coverage of the National Basketball Association (NBA) continues LIVE on ESPN/ESPN2 in December, and there’s no better way to close out 2017 than with some stellar basketball action. Boxing Day will see 5 games broadcast live and back-to-back.


So no ESPN Boxing Day :scream: