Monthly Archives: December 2007

The 1st Annual Fang's Bites NFL TV Awards

Just as I did the 1st Annual Fang’s Bites College Football TV Awards earlier this year, it’s time to do the NFL TV Awards as we go into the final weekend of the 2007 regular season. No quirky nicknames, just the awards, Best and Worst. Best Play-by-Play – Al Michaels, NBC. He’s still among the […]

NFL Doubleheaders for Everybody!

In a move that is welcome for every NFL fan, the league has announced that it’s relaxed its archaic rules protecting home markets and has opened up doubleheaders for all markets. This means that every city will get four games this Sunday afternoon provided that their home team isn’t blacked out from a non-sellout. This […]

Weekend Viewing Picks

Saturday, December 29College Football/Meineke Car Care Bowl, UConn vs. Wake Forest – ESPN, 1 p.m.NCAA Fall Highlights Show – CBS, 3 p.m.Golf/ADT Skills Challenge – NBC, 4 p.m.College Football/Liberty Bowl, Central Florida vs. Mississippi State – ESPN, 4:30 p.m.College Football/Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year – ABC, 5:30 p.m.NHL/New York Rangers at Toronto – CBC/NHL […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 12/29 & 12/30/2007 (All Times Eastern)

Saturday, December 29UMBC at Ohio State – Big Ten Network – 11 a.m.Wisconsin at Texas – ESPN, noonKentucky vs. San Diego at Lexington, KY – ESPN2, 2 p.m.Tennessee at Gonzaga at Seattle – ESPN2, 4 p.m.Wisconsin-Green Bay at Michigan State – Big Ten Network, 4 p.m.Oklahoma vs. West Virginia at Charleston, WV – ESPN2, 6 […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 17

All Times EasternSaturday, December 29NFL Total Access on Location – NFL Network, 5 p.m.New England at New York Giants – CBS/NBC/NFL Network, 8 p.m.Postgame – NFL Network, 11:30 p.m. Sunday, December 30Fox NFL Sunday, noonSan Francisco at Cleveland – Fox, 1 p.m. (DirecTV channels 705/719)Detroit at Green Bay – Fox, 1 p.m. (DirecTV channels 706/720)Jacksonville […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Football/Champ Sports Bowl, Boston College vs. Michigan State – ESPN, 5 p.m.NHL/Boston at Carolina – NESN, 7 p.m.NHL/Montreal at Florida – TSN/NHL Network (US), 7:30 p.m.College Basketball/UConn at Central Florida – CSTV, 8 p.m.College Football/Texas Bowl, TCU vs. Houston – NFL Network, 8 p.m.College Football/Emerald Bowl, Oregon State vs. Maryland – ESPN, 8:30 p.m.Dateline […]

Giving You the Friday Megalinks

Let’s do the megalinks today. Starting with USA Today, we get the weekend viewing picks. We’ll do the links from East to West today. Nancy Marrapese-Burrell of the Boston Globe says Patriots fans got a huge holiday season present on Saturday. A couple of stories from the Boston Herald. The lovely Jessica Heslam writes that […]

Primetime Viewing Picks

NHL/Montreal at Tampa Bay – CBC/NHL Center Ice, 7 p.m.College Basketball/Nevada at North Carolina – ESPN2, 7 p.m.College Basketball/NC State at Seton Hall – ESPNU, 7:30 p.m.NHL/Washington at Pittsburgh – HDNet, 7:30 p.m.College Football/Holiday Bowl, Arizona State vs. Texas – ESPN, 8 p.m.NBA/Cleveland at Dallas – TNT, 8 p.m.NHL/Calgary at Vancouver – CBC/NHL Center Ice, […]

Some More NFL Network Fallout and Other Things

Let’s give you some more stuff on the NFL Network’s decision to open up distribution of the Patriots-Giants game. First, Newsday’s Neil Best made an appearance this morning on CNBC with Sports Business reporter Darren Rovell. If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know I regularly link to both of them so this is like a […]

Your Winners and Losers for the Pats-Giants Game

As the news broke late this afternoon that the NFL was going to have CBS and NBC simulcast NFL Network’s feed of Saturday’s Patriots-Giants game, I was thinking who won and who lost. Right off the bat, you can see some obvious winners like the majority of NFL fans who now won’t have to resort […]

From One Network and 3 Local Channels to Every Single Channel

Consider this. In one fell swoop this afternoon, the Pats-Giants game went from the NFL Network and 3 local channels to over 300 network affiliates. Had the NFL made this decision earlier, we would not have been in this mess. And why wasn't Fox awarded the game as well? More later.

BREAKING NEWS: Pats-Giants to be simulcast on CBS, NBC and NFL Network

This is totally unprecedented. The NFL has just announced that CBS and NBC will simulcast the NFL Network’s feed of this Saturday’s Patriots-Giants game. This means that local affiliates throughout the New England area and in New York will be able to show the game without any problems. This is the press release from the […]