Monthly Archives: September 2007

Tuesday Night Stuff

Time for some links on this Tuesday night. Let me say The War is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. It’s compelling, the footage from the front lines taken by newsreels or by official military filmmakers is amazing. And hearing how people coped at home in four cities, Waterbury, CT; Mobile, AL; […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

Oakland at Red Sox – NESN, 7 p.m.The War, Part III – PBS, 8 p.m. or check your local listingsBones – Fox, 8 p.m.Little Rock Central: 50 Years Later – HBO, 8 p.m.Baseball Tonight – ESPN, 10 p.m.

Tuesday Afternoon Links Update

Time for some new links today. CBS Sports is crowing about its college football ratings. The South Carolina-LSU game on Saturday was way up from last year at the same time. Michael Hiestand of USA Today looks at the ratings of selected events from the weekend. Looking at the weekend overnight ratings listed by the […]

Tuesday Morning Linkage

Let’s give you some links. Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes that CBS’ Jim Nantz lost sight of the big picture in the Chargers-Packers game on Sunday. Neil Best of Newsday writes about TBS coming into the MLB postseason game and he mentions the strange exchange between Mike Patrick and Todd Blackledge on […]

Monday Night Links

I just finished watching the second installment of Ken Burn’s The War on PBS. Just like The Civil War, Baseball, Jazz, Mark Twain, Empire of the Air, and The West, this epic is excellent. I saw bits and pieces of the first installment on Sunday and all of tonight’s and Ken Burns’ storytelling is second […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

The War, Part II – PBS, 8 p.m. or check your local listingsPrison Break – Fox, 8 p.m.How I Met Your Mother (season premiere) – CBS, 8 p.m.Monday Night Football/Tennessee at New Orleans – ESPN, 8:30 p.m.Two and a Half Men (season premiere) – CBS, 9 p.m.The Late Show with David Letterman – CBS, 11:35 […]

MLB and ESPN Fighting Again

Remember back in July when ESPN was punished by MLB for breaking the embargo on the All Star game announcements? The announcements were supposed to be made by TBS on its own exclusive program and ESPN was to wait until everything was done, but instead, the Alleged Worldwide Leader made them as the TBS program […]

Monday Links

Been involved with too much work today. Yes, work getting in the way of blogging. Horrible, isn’t it? Ok, let’s get to the stuff for today. Starting with Michael Hiestand of USA Today, he recaps the TV sporting weekend including the reaction to Donovan McNabb and Mike Patrick’s strangely-timed question about Britney Spears during the […]

Videos of the Week

I haven’t done anything on Fang’s Bites fav Shandi Finneseey for quite some time. The last video I posted of her was back on May 23 and the last picture I posted of her was on May 19, so it’s time that I give Shandi her due and devote an entire post to her. This […]

"Why do we care…? Is she here?"

Thanks to the Sports Media Watch Blog which got it from the Awful Announcing blog, this almost became the Video of the Week. For some strange unknown reason, ESPN’s Mike Patrick decided to bring up Britney Spears during the overtime of the tense Georgia-Alabama game. I’ll say it again, during the overtime of the tense […]

NFL Today vs. Fox NFL Sunday

The first two weeks of the NFL season has seen a turnaround in the TV ratings. Now, it’s been said if it happens two times, it’s a coincidence. If it happens three times, it’s a trend. The NFL Today has beaten Fox NFL Sunday for the first two weeks of the season for the first […]

Sunday Morning Links

Good morning. Let’s get ready for some football and give you some links before Week 3 gets underway. Jim Williams of the Examiner writes in his Watch This! blog that Fox’ Troy Aikman likes the development of Redskins QB Jason Campbell. Over to the New York Post where Phil Mushnick criticizes Donovan McNabb for bringing […]

Saturday Morning Links

Let’s give you some links from the Saturday papers and anything I may have missed from Friday. CNBC’s Darren Rovell has two blog entries about Texas oil tycoon Boone Pickens who has donated a lot of money towards his favorite school, Oklahoma State. I mean, a lot of money. We’re talking in the hundreds of […]

NFL Picks for Week 3

Last week, I was 8-5 and for the season, I’m 17-9 for a .529 winning percentage. Not bad but it could be better. Here are the picks for Week 3 Indianapolis at Houston – CBS, 1 p.m.Who would have thought this would have been a marquee matchup in Week 3? But here we are, both […]

Weekend Viewing Picks

Saturday, September 22FIFA Women’s World Cup/Germany vs. Korea – ESPN2, 4:55 a.m. (I hope you TiVO this)Davis Cup: Germany vs. Russia, 7 a.m.World Cup Live – ESPN2, 7 a.m.FIFA Women’s World Cup/US vs. England – ESPN2, 7:55 a.m.Davis Cup: Sweden vs. US – Versus, noonMLB/Pittsburgh at Cubs – WGN, 1 p.m.PGA Tour/Turning Stone Resort Championship […]

College Football Viewing Picks for Saturday, 9/22/07 (all times Eastern)

College Gameday (live from Tuscaloosa, AL) – ESPN, 10 a.m.East Carolina at West Virginia – ESPN2, noonGeorgia Tech at Virginia – ESPNU, noonIllinois at Indiana – Big Ten Network, noon (national coverage)Army at Boston College – ESPN Classic, 1 p.m.Duke at Navy – CSTV, 1 p.m.Michigan State at Notre Dame – NBC, 3:30 p.m.South Carolina […]

NFL Viewing Picks for 09/23/07

The NFL Today – CBS, noonDetroit at Philadelphia – Fox, 1 p.m. (DirecTV channels 706/720)San Francisco at Pittsburgh – Fox, 1 p.m. (DirecTV channels 707/723)San Diego at Green Bay – CBS, 1 p.m. (DirecTV channels 709/721)Indianapolis at Houston – CBS, 1 p.m. (DirecTV channels 710/722)Cincinnati at Seattle – CBS, 4 p.m. (DirecTV channels 713/721)Cleveland at […]

Primetime Viewing Picks

Red Sox at Tampa Bay – NESN, 7 p.m.Milwaukee at Atlanta – ESPN, 7 p.m.Oklahoma at Tulsa – ESPN2, 8 p.m.Doctor Who – SciFi, 8 p.m.Flash Gordon – SciFi, 9 p.m.Painkiller Jane – SciFi, 10 p.m.Baseball Tonight – ESPN, 10 p.m.

Friday Update Time

Let’s give you some links before the weekend officially arrives. Randell Mell of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel says the Big Ten Network chose the right year to launch. Scott Pierce of the Deseret (UT) News says TV is a major reason for a conference to expand and it’s not a good enough reason for the […]

Friday Mega Links

Here are your regular Friday links. Lots of stuff. Today, I’ll start it in the Midwest, then head South, head East and back out West. Our usual start is Michael Hiestand of USA Today and he writes about TBS setting up its MLB postseason announcing lineup. From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Bob Wolfey writes that ESPN’s […]