Questions about the role(s) of media in sports. This includes but is not limited to: Internet, radio, television, broadcasting, music

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What is the term for an athlete's headshot?

I've heard the term before. And I've looked it up in a number of ways. I'm talking about the athlete's head shot that appears alongside his stats if it is shown quickly. Not necessarily the ...
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Do sports blackout policies exist anywhere outside North America?

As a sports fan, I hate blackout policies. Every day there are a few MLB games I cannot watch, even though I pay a subscription directly to MLB. They're obviously not the only league that does it, but ...
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NBA TV network contracts for playoffs

How does the NBA get paid by the networks for playoff games? Do they get more money the more games that are played?
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IBU Biathlon theme

I was wondering who wrote the IBU (International Biathlon Union) theme and whether it is part of a longer song or not. The theme can be found at the first and second file here. I have no clue whether ...
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Do teams announce their exact formations before a match?

Before football matches they usually show the formations of both teams, including who plays where, on TV. As far as I am aware, according to the rules teams only have to provide the names and shirt ...
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Is premier league tv rights money divided among all 20 teams equally?

Premier League just signed a massive 3 year GBP 5.136 billion deal. Does the amount divided among the 20 premier league clubs equally ? or the teams who finish higher in the table get more money than ...
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game matching Phil Rizzuto call in Meat Loaf song?

Has there ever been an actual baseball game which exactly matched the call (scroll down to Radio Broadcast) made by Phil Rizzuto in the Meat Loaf song Paradise by the Dashboard Light? Namely: 2 outs, ...
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Why have the Williams F1 team changed their livery and branding recently?

I have noticed that the Williams F1 Racing Team have shed the Martini branding this last race (and maybe the race before as well; I don't recall). It's nowhere to be found on the car, the racing ...
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How to Find Work In a Sports Research Room [closed]

I have had a passion and love of history and statistics since childhood and it is a goal of mine to work in a research room. How does one do this? It does not seems as though ESPN and other networks ...
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Athletes info during the competitions

How can a journalist find so much information and statistics about athletes during the competition, in sports like tennis/athletics/swimming or the Olympic Games? I think journalists can access a ...
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Is football's (soccer's) popularity in the US increasing?

How is soccer trending in the United States? Anecdotally, it seems like the World Cup is generating a lot more interest here this year than it did when it was hosted here twenty years back. I'm not ...
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In which countries did broadcasting rights for the World Cup sell for the most?

In which countries did broadcasting rights for the World Cup sell for the most? If possible, let's include all media (TV, streaming internet, radio) and all languages (so in the U.S. this would ...
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Why are the Stanley Cup Finals on NBC Sports and not NBC?

Why is it that only games 1,2,5,6 & 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals are on NBC while games 3 & 4 are relegated to NBC Sports? I was wanting to watch the game tonight (6/9) and Wednesday (6/11) ...
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Who is this particular English Premiership (Rugby Union) lead announcer?

http://youtu.be/tcoNn0lskgw?t=2m40s He should be listed somewhere in here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_British_football_commentators A Meta entry said this question would be better ...
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Do Ice Hockey commentators say score or scores?

Is it actually called a goal or do they call it a score and therefore shouting "score!" is like shouting "goal!" in football? Or do they shout "scores!" as in scores a goal/point? Is either ...
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How long and how much is each contract of the four main NBA on TNT hosts?

What is the length and amount of each of the following's contract with TNT? Charles Barkley Kenny Smith Ernie Johnson Shaquille O'Neal
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How many video cameras are used for cricket broadcasting?

How many video cameras are used for broadcasting an international cricket match? Especially for the current world T20i, they are covering the each and every corner of the stadium. I would like to ...
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Which Winter Olympic sports gather the highest TV viewership?

Which Winter Olympic sports gather the highest TV viewership? This question is partly based on the assumption that Norway, which is where I'm from, overestimates cross-country skiing as a major ...
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Are there social media guidelines for athletes in the Olympics?

At the 2012 Olympics in London, two athletes were expelled for offensive tweets on Twitter(1). Are there social media guidelines for athletes in the Olympics? If so, are these enforced by the IOC, ...
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Why does NBC host Olympic coverage in the USA?

Living in the USA, NBC (and affiliated networks) has hosted Olympic coverage since I can remember (I think it was CBS at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano). Why does NBC host Olympic coverage in ...
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What is the proper etiquette when a sports reporter interviews a player after a game?

After the 2013 NFC Championship game, sports reporter Erin Andrews interviewed Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. Sherman was enthusiastic to say the least, and has led to media controversy. ...
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What is the name of a guy who comment highlights in NBA

Does anyone know the name of the guy who does most of the postgame highlights on NBA. http://www.nba.com/video/games/heat/2013/11/09/0021300089-bos-mia-recap.nba ...
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Why Cricket commentators read out score after every over?

I have been noticing from a very long time, Cricket commentators read out score after every over. Why is it so? Is there any historical significance, tragedy or story behind it?
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How do soccer broadcasts make money?

Being in the US, and a sports fan, it is impossible not to be aware of the huge amounts of money changing hands for sports teams be it the NFL, NBA, or MLB. I've always assumed these contracts are ...
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How does the NFL distribute their content online?

Ordinary television shows have sites like Hulu where their content can be viewed online. However, for the NFL, their online content distribution strategy seems less clear. What is the league's ...
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Why is no second football game televised (possibly just in NY)?

Something confuses the heck out of me in regards to TV broadcasting of (American) Football. I used to live in Seattle. On Sunday, there were the early games, and the later games. One was selected ...
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How to recognize baseball pitches when watching television games?

When I watch Baseball games on TV, I have trouble to identify the pitch that the pitchers are throwing. I know the pitch types but can't tell the difference of a fastball to a slider when watching ...
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What is the broadcast etiquette when a pitcher has a perfect game?

When a pitcher has a no-hitter or perfect game going there is a lot of superstition and etiquette surrounding what goes on in the field of play and in the dugout. The pitcher is expected to always sit ...
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when was the product placement introduced in sports?

I know product placement is a good marketing technique used in almost every sports, but When was the product placement introduced in sports? Which was the first sport introduced product placement? ...
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When does MLB use instant replay?

I was inspired to ask this question given instant replay was mentioned in this thread: Why is FIFA against adding instant replay to the game? At this current time and for the 2012 season, has ...