Ryan Berenz

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Star Wars nerd. Adult Fan of LEGO (AFOL). Father of two. Husband of one. I write about sports on TV because I am bad at sports in real life.

F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2014 TV coverage on NBCSN

F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2014 TV coverage on NBCSN

The 2014 Formula One racing season comes down to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit on Sunday, Nov. 23, as Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton battle for the F1 title. Hamilton has a 17-point lead over Rosberg heading into the season finale, but Abu Dhabi is worth double points, giving Rosberg the chance for a come-from-behind win to get his first F1 championship. Hamilton and Rosberg have combined to win 15 of F1’s 18 races this season. NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra have complete weekend coverage of practice, qualifying and the race itself beginning early Friday morning. … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving NFL games 2014: A feast of football

Thanksgiving NFL Games 2014

Thanksgiving NFL games 2014 airing Thursday, Nov. 27, are Chicago at Detroit (CBS), Philadelphia at Dallas (FOX) and Seattle at San Francisco (NBC). If there aren’t enough divisional rivalries among your Thanksgiving dinner guests, the NFL provides three more on Thursday. Start your football viewing early with the Chicago Bears at the Detroit Lions in an NFC North clash on CBS at 12:30pm ET. The Dallas Cowboys take their turn at the table as they host the Philadelphia Eagles in a big matchup in the NFC East on FOX at 4:30pm ET. The day ends with a rematch of the … Continue reading

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A&E tries to cash in with “Country Buck$”

Country Buck$

So how many reality shows about country folk who run multimillion-dollar outdoor sporting goods companies can fit on one TV network. A&E thinks at least two, and they’re going to test the theory with Country Buck$, premiering Wednesday, Nov. 19, following Duck Dynasty. Country Buck$ follows the Busbice family, proprietors of Wildgame Innovations, a company that specializes in nutritional supplements and attractants to support quality deer herd management. They also run a sportsman fantasy camp on more than 50,000 acres in Louisiana that also serves as a testing ground for their sporting-goods products in development, the more interesting of which … Continue reading

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2014 ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon schedule

College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon

Nearly 29 hours of live college basketball are in store across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU for the seventh annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon Nov. 17-18. Highlights include two top women’s matchups with Baylor at Kentucky (7pm ET) and Connecticut at Stanford (9pm ET) Monday on ESPN2, and the men’s State Farm Champions Classic doubleheader from Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on ESPN Tuesday. The Michigan State Spartans face the Duke Blue Devils (7pm ET), followed by the Kansas Jayhawks vs. the Kentucky Wildcats (9pm ET). Full schedule below: 2014 Tip-Off Marathon Presented by Dish on ESPN, ESPN2 & ESPNU (Nov. 17-18) … Continue reading

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Mississippi State at Alabama TV coverage on CBS

Mississippi State at Alabama

A big matchup in the SEC with potentially huge College Football Playoff implications takes place Saturday, Nov. 15, at 3:30pm ET on CBS as the No. 1 Mississippi State Bulldogs head to Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa to take on the No. 5 Alabama Crimson Tide. Verne Lundquist calls the game for CBS with analyst Gary Danielson and sideline reporter Allie LaForce. Other ranked teams in action Saturday, Nov. 15: 12pm ET No. 8 Ohio State at No. 25 Minnesota, ABC/ESPN3 No. 19 Clemson at No. 22 Georgia Tech, ESPN/WatchESPN Virginia Tech at No. 21 Duke, ESPNU/WatchESPN 3pm ET No. 4 … Continue reading

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Hollywood Film Awards bring out the stars on CBS

Hollywood Film Awards

The Hollywood Film Awards, which honors excellence in filmmaking, makes its television debut with this ceremony from the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on Friday, Nov. 14, on CBS. Winners are chosen by a committee of film industry insiders and executives. Coverage begins with a red-carpet preshow (7:30pm ET/delayed PT) and concludes with a wrap-up show hosted by CBS This Morning’s Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell. Queen Latifah hosts the ceremony, and Janelle Monáe is scheduled to perform. Other luminaries expected to appear are: Amy Adams Gerard Butler Steve Carell Benedict Cumberbatch Johnny Depp Laura Dern Robert Downey … Continue reading

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Juegos Deportivos Centroamericanos y del Caribe Veracruz 2014 en ESPN Deportes

Veracruz 2014

ESPN Deportes, ESPNDeportes.com and WatchESPN have Spanish-language coverage of the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz, Mexico, from Nov. 14-30. The multisport international event includes 31 countries from Latin America and the Caribbean competing in 36 sports disciplines including boxing, soccer, gymnastics, baseball, basketball, beach volleyball, cycling, swimming and diving. Ricky Martin performs at the Opening Ceremony Nov. 14 at 8pm ET. Viewers can follow along on social media using the hashtag #Veracruz2014xESPN and #Veracruz2014. ESPN Deportes, ESPNDeportes.com y WatchESPN serán el hogar de los Juegos Deportivos Centroamericanos y del Caribe Veracruz 2014 comenzando el 14 de noviembre … Continue reading

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NASCAR down to final four in Ford EcoBoost 400 on ESPN

NASCAR Ford EcoBoost 400

The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup comes down to four finalists (or in NASCAR marketing parlance, the “Championship 4″) at the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3pm ET on ESPN. Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin and Ryan Newman are eligible to win the season title, and the driver with the best finish in this race wins the championship. It will be interesting to see what kind of chicanery there is among the teams to help or hinder the Championship 4, and what kind of fisticuffs will ensue, because only chicanery and fisticuffs … Continue reading

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#TBT TV: 12-year-old Haley Joel Osment on “The Sixth Sense” (2000)

Haley Joel Osment The Sixth Sense

He went from being one of the most celebrated child actors ever to … well, The Country Bears. But Haley Joel Osment is making something of a comeback, thanks to offbeat appearances in Kevin Smith’s cult-comedy/horror True North Trilogy. Back in May 2000, Channel Guide Magazine‘s Jeff Pfeiffer scored an interview with Osment for The Sixth Sense, which made Osment a household name at age 12 (and set M. Night Shyamalan’s bar way too high). Osment was on the cover, and we also featured interviews with child stars Jena Malone (still going strong!) and Frankie Muniz (er, not so much). The … Continue reading

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2014-15 college basketball tip-off TV schedule

College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon

It’s (preseason) tournament time! The 2014-15 college basketball season tips off Friday, Nov. 14, with preseason tournaments from around the country and other locales with much nicer weather than you’ve probably got. Here’s a look at the November college hoops TV schedules and highlights for games on ESPN, FOX Sports 1, CBS Sports Network and NBCSN: Friday, Nov. 14 Veterans Classic CBS Sports Network, beginning at 6:30pm ET This new early-season college basketball event has four teams playing at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. The first Veterans Classic has the Tennessee Volunteers vs. the VCU Rams and the Michigan … Continue reading

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