Monthly Archives: June 2007

Back to Work Monday

It’s never fun to be back at work after a weekend off, but it also means that we get to review the sports weekend. I saw bits and pieces of the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on NBC plus some of the College World Series on ESPN2. In my last post on Sunday, I […]

Comparing Goofner to Trup

Last night, I was able to listen to both former Red Sox announcer Jerry Trupiano and one of his replacements, Glenn “3 x 5” Geffner. Thanks to Sirius Satellite Radio, I was able to listen to the College World Series from Westwood One’s NCAA Radio Network. Kevin Kugler and Trup were on the call. For […]

Weekend Viewing Choices Addition

For Saturday, I suggest you watch Giada in Paradise: Capri on the Food Network at 9 p.m. ET/PT. I’m watching Giada in Paradise: Santorini. Just seeing Giada de Laurentiis swimming in a pool is enough for me. I’m enamored with her. Back to your regularly scheduled blog.

Theismann Speaks

Joe Theismann is a bitter man. Who wouldn’t be after being fired by ESPN for really no reason at all. But when you go over the unceremonial firings, I can go back to Fred “The Hammer” Williamson who was fired back in 1974 after two pre-season games to be replaced by Alex Karras. Producer Terry […]

Weekend Viewing Picks

Saturday, June 23America’s Cup – Versus, 8:30 a.m.U.S. Outdoor Track & Field Championships – NBC, 2 p.m./ESPN2, 7 p.m.Travelers Championship, 3rd Round – CBS, 3 p.m.Yankees at Giants, Houston at Texas or Detroit at Atlanta – Fox, 3:55 p.m.College World Series, Game 1/Oregon State vs. UNC – ESPN, 7 p.m.World Championship Boxing/Ricky Hatton vs. Jose […]

Friday Night Update

I’m watching the NHL Entry Draft, something I forgot to put in the Primetime Viewing Choices for tonight. But, Versus has not done a good job in promoting the NHL and getting carriage so I simply forgot to list it. Anyway, thank goodness TSN is doing the coverage otherwise listening to Versus’ analysts might be […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Choices

Slim pickings tonight. Red Sox at San Diego – NESN, 10 p.m.Sin City Diaries 04 – Cinemax, midnightNaked and Betrayed – Cinemax, 12:30 a.m. Weekend choices later.

It's Friday

I had to leave the office earlier today, but it’s time for one mega dose of links. After last week’s U.S. Open, this week is a bit tamer with Interleague baseball, the NASCAR race which will have a couple of firsts, the College World Series and golf in Hartford, CT. Let’s start with USA Today’s […]

Here He Comes, Here Comes Speed Racer, He's a Demon on Wheels….

Just in time for the movie, a new version of the Speed Racer cartoon will be out next year for Nicktoons. Apparently, the new Speed will be Speed Racer’s son and he’ll have a new race car, the Mach 6 which will be totally green and not run on gas. Having grown up in the […]

The Thursday Update

It’s Thursday afternoon and I’m hungry thanks to reading that the great Kobayashi returns to the place of his most famous victories, the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. CNBC’s Darren Rovell, who loves the Major League Eating competitions, has the story in his Sports Business blog. Darren has been quite prolific in his blog this […]

Thursday and I've Got Internet Access

I’ve got my internet access back at work. Glad to be back and I’ll have the links for you this morning. When you don’t have internet access, you totally feel lost. Let’s get to the links now. It appears that the ESPN mini-series on the 1977 Yankees is getting a lot of play in New […]

Review of Real Sports

Just finished watching the latest edition of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on HBO. Another fine journalistic effort. It’s won Emmys for Best Features, Best Journalism and Best Edited Series, so this was just another line in the excellent program. There were four features and Bryant’s commentary, the latter we’ll get to in a moment. […]

More Wednesday Night Links

Tooling around the net this evening before I head out briefly. In his Newsday blog, Neil Best has Bryant Gumbel’s closing comments from tonight’s Real Sports. Remember when Gumbel blasted NFL Players Association Executive Director Gene Upshaw last year on the same program? Well, Gumbel is at it again, but this time for Upshaw’s refusal […]

Wednesday Night Update

This is what happens when I have to drive my mother in and around Boston. I can’t listen to Howard Stern on Sirius or Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio when they’re on breaks. Again, I won’t have internet access at work for the next few days. While that’s getting resolved, I’ll have to resort […]

Primetime Viewing Choices

Sorry about not posting today. For the next few days, I will be without internet access at work. My apologies. I’ll provide updates when I get home at night. I’ll have a full update later tonight. First primetime viewing choices. Red Sox at Braves – NESN/ESPN, 7:30 p.m.Rescue Me – FX, 10 p.m.Real Sports with […]

Primetime Viewing Choices

CVS Charity Classic – Golf Channel, 7 p.m.Red Sox at Braves – NESN, 7 p.m.College World Series, Arizona State vs. UC-Irvine – ESPN2, 7 p.m.America’s Got Talent – NBC, 8 p.m.AFI Lifetime Achievement to Al Pacino – USA, 9 p.m.

Tuesday Afternoon Update

A few more links for you today. Media Life Magazine looks into the ratings for the U.S. Open. Writer Toni Fitzgerald says the ratings are of note because they beat even the NBA Finals. Mediaweek has a story on reaching out its tentacles to include video gaming on its site. Mediaweek also reports on […]

It's Tuesday

Here we are. Second day of the workweek. Work does happen to get in the way sometimes, but time to give you some links. Richard Sandomir of the New York Times wonders why Alex Rodriguez has not been the subject of “Yankeeography” on the YES Network. The New York Daily News’ Bob Raissman praises SNY’s […]

HR Talks to Deadspin

To be honest, this was not one of the stories I was following today, but when a guy like Harold Reynolds speaks to Deadspin, I have to provide a link. First off, nice of HR to speak to Editor-in-Chief Will Leitch at the offices and second, this shows that HR actually gets the internet: […]