Monthly Archives: August 2007

Weekend Viewing Picks

Saturday, September 1US Open – CBS, 11 a.m.IAAF World Championships – NBC, 2 p.m.PGA Golf/Deutsche Bank Championship, 2nd Round – Golf Channel, 3 p.m.MLB/Mets at Atlanta or Texas at Angels or Detroit at Oakland – Fox, 3:55 p.m.MLB/White Sox at Cleveland – WGN, 7 p.m.MLB/Baltimore at Red Sox – NESN, 7 p.m.US Open – USA, […]

College Football Viewing Picks for Saturday, 9/1/07

College Gameday Live from Virginia Tech – ESPN, 10 a.m.E. Carolina at Va. Tech – ESPN, noonUAB at Michigan State – ESPN2, noonColorado at Colorado State – FSN, noonWake Forest at BC or Nevada at Nebraska or Washington State at Wisconsin – ABC, 3:30 p.m.UCLA at Stanford – FSN, 3:30 p.m.Georgia Tech at Notre Dame […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

MLB/Baltimore at Red Sox – NESN, 7 p.m.US Open – USA, 7 p.m.IAAF World Championships – Versus, 7 p.m.NFL/Indianapolis at Cincinnati – NFL Network, 7:30 p.m.College Football/Washington at Syracuse – ESPN, 8 p.m.South of Nowhere – The N, 8 p.m.Jericho – CBS, 9 p.m.Ninja Warrior – G4, 10 & 10:30 p.m.quiznation – GSN, midnight (only […]

Friday Afternoon Update

Let’s give you a few more links before I head out of here for the Labor Day weekend. See this? Get ready to see a new NFL shield starting next year. The league offices have decided to streamline the NFL logo. USA Today’s Michael McCarthy writes that the new logo will be unveiled at the […]

Reviews of the Big Ten Network

Let’s see what the Midwest newspapers are saying about the Big Ten Network’s debut last night. ILLINOIS REACTIONTed Cox of the Chicago Daily Herald says he chose not to watch the debut even though he could have on DirecTV. Fans in Springfield can watch BTN thanks to Consolidated Communications. INDIANA REACTIONMike Carmini of the Lafayette […]

Friday Before Labor Day Links

Good morning. Quick report on the IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan. The US won two more golds with Jeremy Wariner leading an American sweep of the men’s 400 Meters and Allyson Felix easily beat 100 Meter gold medalist Veronica Campbell of Jamaica and the rest of the field in the women’s 200 Meters. Great […]

The First Five Minutes of the Big Ten Network

This is the first five minutes (4:40, to be exact) of the launch of the Big Ten Network tonight. Viewers of DirecTV and about 75 cable companies in the Midwest saw Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith as the first faces on the network. I converted the avi file with an unregistered version of […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

US Open – USA, 7 p.m.IAAF World Championships – Versus, 7 p.m.College Football/Tulsa at Louisiana-Munroe – ESPN2, 7 p.m.College Football/Tennessee Tech at E. Illinois – CSTV, 7:30 p.m.College Football/Murray State at Louisville – ESPNU, 7:30 p.m.NFL/Giants at Patriots – WCVB/Fox 64, 7:30 p.m.College Football/LSU at Mississippi State – ESPN, 8 p.m.Big Brother 8 – CBS, […]

Thursday Morning Stuff

Before the links, let me comment on a couple of things. First, the United States got another gold medal in the IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan when Tyson Gay made history with the rare 100-200 double today. He won the 200 Meters today in a time of 19.76 seconds and really it was no […]

It's Official: Big Ten Network Signs with Insight

Here’s the official press release from the Big Ten Network. I know many of you are coming over from Illinois and Iowa message boards to check, but this is the latest on which Insight customers can view BTN and where. August 29, 2007 Insight Communications Delivers Big Ten Network to College Sports Fans NEW YORK […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

Red Sox at Yankees – NESN/ESPN2, 7 p.m.US Open – USA, 7 p.m.IAAF Athletics World Chmpionships – Versus, 7 p.m.The Power of 10 – CBS, 8 p.m.Hotel Babylon – BBC America, 9 p.m.Ninja Warrior – G4, 10 & 10:30 p.m.Big Brother After Dark – Showtime Too, midnight

Wednesday Afternoon Update

Well, we’ll keep an eye on the Big Ten Network which looks like it is working late today to pick up carriage on cable systems across the Midwest. No word if Mediacom, Time Warner or Bright House have signed up, but if they do, we’ll let you know. Insight is a big win for BTN. […]

BREAKING NEWS: Big Ten Network signs with Insight Cable

From Sports Business Daily: Big Ten Network Finalizing Deal With Insight By John Ourand, Staff Writer The Big Ten Network is finalizing details with Insight Communications to have the network up at tomorrow’s launch, sources say. The network will be on the expanded basic tier in Ohio, but it is unknown where it will reside […]

Wednesday Morning Stuff

The IAAF Athletics World Championships have been a joy to watch. A bunch of finals this morning, two won by Americans, Michelle Perry in the 100 Meter hurdles and Bernard Lagat in the 1,500 Meters. Tyson Gay has advanced to the finals of the 200 Meters. And Great Britain won its first gold medal of […]