Monthly Archives: March 2005

One Week Between Posts?

After going to Washington, DC for a rally to support Taiwan’s democracy and running into a boatload of work, I finally get back to the blog. My apologies. I hope it won’t get too hairy again so I can keep the blog updated more consistently. So let’s get to some breaking news. The Baltimore Orioles […]

The 17th at Sawgrass

Today begins the Tournament Players Championship, the so-called 5th Major Tournament on the PGA Tour. The signature hole at Sawgrass is the 17 hole, a par 3 island green where many a golfer has come to die. Well, NBC and ESPN are covering the tournament and starting today, there will be a cable cam that […]

Afternoon Update

Just a couple of links for this afternoon. Dusty Saunders of the Rocky Mountain News in Denver writes about Monday Night Football possibly moving to ESPN. He wrongly asserts that Sunday Night Football would move to TNT because the NFL wants one of its main primetime packages to be over the air which is why […]

CBS and Fox to split Sunday Night NFL?

On this Wednesday, one rumor coming out of the NFL meetings in Maui is the possibility of ESPN obtaining the Monday Night Football package and CBS/Fox sharing the Sunday night NFL package. This has been gaining momentum with ABC refusing to pay more than the $550 million that it is currently paying for MNF. In […]

Weekend Ratings and Some Odds and Ends

The weekend ratings for the sports weekend have been released and CBS is the big winner as the NCAA Tournament won big. In fact, the first four days have reached record heights for the Tiffany Network. USA Today has the review of the weekend. CBS has reason to crow and its put out a press […]

Monday Links

Asides from the NCAA Tournament, the sports viewing weekend consisted of PGA Tour golf at Bayhill where Tiger Woods fell to a tie for 23rd with Ernie Els, and NASCAR. ESPN also started its coverage of the NCAA Women’s Tournament. Here are a few links as the media columns around the country are a bit […]

Basketball Weekend

After watching and listening to a lot of college basketball since Thursday, I must say that viewers got to see great games and high quality of play with a few exceptions here and there. But overall, CBS is pretty happy over the three day ratings from Thursday to Saturday. And after NBC got rare wins […]

NCAA Tourney, Day 2 and Who will get MNF?

On this Friday, the NCAA Tournament is well underway and there was that Congressional testimony in the Steroids Hearings in Washington that got everyone’s attention. Rudy Martzke profiles Greg Gumbel who will work long days this weekend in the CBS Studio during the NCAA Tournament. He along with analysts Clark Kellogg and SI’s Seth Davis […]

It's Tourney Time!

Today is the beginning of the NCAA Tournament. Michael Hiestand of USA Today has his weekly Sports Business column. He talks about watching the tournament online through You can still buy it if you do it before 12 p.m. ET. Bob Clark of the Eugene Register-Guard in Oregon suggests to the Pac-10 Conference that […]

Play for Pay?

These updates are coming later and later in the day. My apologies. I’ve been quite busy this morning and I have not been able to turn on a computer until now. So many links, so little time so let’s get to it. First, Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune attended a taping of a roundtable […]


A couple of more links for you. Rudy Martzke of USA Today reviews the ratings of the weekend. NASCAR on Fox ruled the airwaves although CBS’ NCAA Selection Show came in a close second. For Boston sports fans, Boston Sports Media Watch put together its list of Best Media Personalities for 2005. This is good […]

The NCAA Tournament and Steroids

Welcome to the Ides of March. As we now turn our eyes to Spring, the media columns across the country have a smattering of opinions and news. Bill Griffith of the Boston Globe works hard on the media column and gives plenty of news and notes. He starts on how the Boston TV stations will […]

Selection Saturday and Sunday

This weekend was amazing for college basketball fans. Switching back and forth between CBS and ESPN, a fan had the chance to see plenty of emotion and lots of speculation over which school was in the NCAA Tournament, which school was out, who would sit on the #1 line and which school was going where. […]

Friday's Links

Many apologies to the regular readers to this site. I’ve been busy with work and other personal issues, but I’m back with links and a few other things. First, Rudy Martzke of USA Today buries the lead of his story; that it appears that ABC will no longer carry Monday Night Football after this season […]

Afternoon Update

For the afternoon update, we have another take on the New York Time Warner-Cablevision feud. This comes from Steve Zipay of New York Newsday. Toronto Blue Jays announcer Tom Cheek returns to the radio broadcast booth this spring. Cheek suffered from cancer last year and missed his first games since becoming their play-by-play man in […]