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Jason Goff is ‘Full Go’ for podcast career at The Ringer

When Bill Simmons reached out about hosting a Chicago sports show, he said he wanted Goff to be himself. "Anytime anybody said that to me, I’ve jumped at it because you don’t get that too often in this business."

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Chicago wins ratings game for Bears-Rams on NBC 5 (duh!)

The Chicago market averaged a 26.6 household rating for the game Sunday night, the highest local rating in the country, according to Nielsen.

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High school sports returning to The U

High school sports are returning to television for the first time since February 2020. It’s been a long layoff since WCIU broadcast Simeon knocking off Morgan Park for its tenth basketball city title back on Feb. 16, 2020.

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It’s true: Bears are right where every team wants to be

This You Gotta See: Bears-Rams on a packed NFL Sunday; Novak Djokovic’s shot at history; Alabama’s biggest hurdle.

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Al Michaels reminisces about Bears, moving from Monday to Sunday and more

In his 36th year of announcing prime-time football, Michaels will call the Bears-Rams season opener Sunday on NBC.

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Filmmaker Ken Burns turns his camera to Muhammad Ali

"He’s complicated, there’s undertow, there’s flaws, and we don’t hesitate to remind people throughout this film that there are," Burns said. "At the end, he is a transcendent American character. He has so much, still today, to offer us."

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Gambling wave coming to NFL TV screens — in moderation

Three years after the Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act and allowed states to legalize sports betting, the NFL has embraced gambling as part of the landscape.

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Who will call Bears games on Fox and CBS? Here’s what we know and what we guess.

We know the announcers for the prime-time games and the Thanksgiving game, and I was able to unearth the Bears’ first three Fox games.

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NBC Sports Chicago sweeps Marquee Sports Network in Sox-Cubs ratings game

According to Nielsen ratings, NBCSCH outrated Marquee in all five of the games that aired on both networks. Overall, Sox season ratings have increased from 0.7 in 2018 to 2.2 this year.

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Dennis Rodman movie will retell story of wild Vegas trip during Bulls’ 1997-98 season

Two big-name producers behind "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" are teaming up with Rodman for a movie about his infamous 1998 trip to Sin City.

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Sox appeal has gone only so far — is that about to change?

The national media has embraced the South Siders to a degree never seen, but will Chicago follow suit?

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Radio analyst Martin O’Donnell carrying the flag for Illini football

The Downers Grove product will begin his seventh season alongside play-by-play voice Brian Barnhart on Saturday, when the Illini host Nebraska.

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How Nebraska-Illinois became college football’s game of the week

"Knowing the game was on a Week 0, there’s a lot of firsts in this game," said Derek Crocker, Fox’s vice president of college sports.

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Blackhawks hire Colby Cohen as TV studio analyst

Cohen’s official title is content analyst. The 32-year-old former NHL player and ESPN broadcaster will appear on all of the Hawks’ platforms and figures to fill in for game analyst Eddie Olczyk when he’s working for TNT.

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Rachel Nichols removed from ESPN’s NBA programming

David Roberts, who was named last week to oversee the network’s NBA coverage, said in a statement that "we mutually agreed that this approach regarding our NBA coverage was best for all concerned."

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Marquee Sports Network surpasses NBC Sports Chicago in original programming

Here’s NBCSCH’s biggest dilemma: Viewers generally turn it on for games. So does the network create content when people aren’t watching, or does it focus on what they are watching?

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NBC Sports Chicago promotes John Schippman to vice president of content

Schippman becomes the new leader at NBCSCH’s offices after Kevin Cross’ move to NBC Tower as president and general manager for NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago and NBCSCH.

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Bears ex-QB, preseason TV analyst Jim Miller strives to educate audience

"When I watch some of the pregame stuff, it’s a lot of fluff," said Miller, who will call the Dolphins-Bears game Saturday with Adam Amin on Fox-32. "I just think fans are beyond that now."

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How Fox will broadcast Field of Dreams game between White Sox, Yankees

"This game is not only gonna draw baseball fans, but fans of the movie and people who are just intrigued to see how they put a baseball field in the middle of a cornfield," director Matt Gangl said.

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What to know about YouTube broadcast of White Sox-Twins game Wednesday

Go to YouTube.com/MLB or search "MLB" in the YouTube app on all smart devices. First pitch is scheduled for 12:10 p.m. Central.

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Arizona Bowl skips traditional TV, signs broadcasting deal with Barstool Sports

The Dec. 31 game, which features teams from the Mountain West and Mid-American conferences, will be streamed on Barstool’s multiple platforms like its website, app and social media.

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Blackhawks radio analyst Troy Murray announces he has cancer

Murray did not reveal what type of cancer or whether he’ll join John Wiedeman in the WGN booth at the start of next season.

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Al Michaels to appear during White Sox-Cubs game Sunday night on ABC

To commemorate the network’s first regular-season MLB game since 1995, the broadcast will include flashbacks to memorable moments on ABC and tributes to announcers who called them.

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Bears radio broadcasts set to return to the road

Flagship station WBBM-AM (780) cleared Jeff Joniak and Tom Thayer to travel, and sideline reporter Mark Grote will return to the field for home games.

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Bob Costas’ goal for new HBO show is simple: Just be good

Costas is at a point in his career where he isn’t concerned about the size of his audience or how often he appears on TV.

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Big 12 claims ESPN is trying to ‘destabilize’ conference

Commissioner Bob Bowlsby accused ESPN of encouraging other conferences to pick apart the league, so Texas and Oklahoma can move to the Southeastern Conference more quickly and without paying a massive buyout.

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NBC brings back John Tesh’s iconic NBA theme for Olympics

"Roundball Rock" is being used again by NBC at the Tokyo Games as the theme music for men’s and women’s basketball on its broadcasts.

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Maria Taylor joins NBC after her departure from ESPN

NBC is formally making the announcement during its prime-time Olympic show Friday before a replay of the opening ceremony.

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NBC won’t add crowd noise to Tokyo Olympics broadcasts

The hope is that fans will hear the Games as they haven’t been able to before, whether it is the action in the pool during swimming or conversations between competitors and coaches during gymnastics.

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NBC will give Olympic viewers plenty to watch, won’t gloss over Japan’s COVID crisis

But here’s the question: Will the ominous backdrop of the Summer Games turn off viewers, or will the shared experience draw them in?

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Maria Taylor, ESPN part ways after failure to agree to contract extension

Multiple media outlets have reported in the last few weeks that NBC was courting Taylor to work on its Olympics and NFL coverage.

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Steve Sabol, the creative engine behind NFL Films, enters Hall of Fame

Sabol joins his father, Ed, who was enshrined in 2011, as the third father/son duo in Canton.