Monthly Archives: February 2008

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College BasketballSt. Peter’s at Rider – ESPNU, 6:30 p.m.Holy Cross at Lehigh – ESPNU, 9 p.m. NBACharlotte at Boston – Comcast SportsNet New England, 7:30 p.m.Washington at Chicago – ESPN, 8 p.m.LA Clippers at Denver – ESPN, 10:30 p.m. NHLToronto at Tampa Bay – TSN/NHL Network (US), 8 p.m. EntertainmentThe Price is Right Million Dollar […]

Friday Quickie

Let’s do a quick Friday update before I end it for the weekend. Ken Schott of the Schenectady (NY) Gazette says he’ll watch Bob Knight on ESPN just to watch the potential fireworks with Dick Vitale. Chris Pursell of TV Week has a story on the Knight hiring. David Barron of the Houston Chronicle talks […]

Our Regular Friday Megalinks

Let’s do our weekly Friday megalinks for today. We begin as always with Michael Hiestand of USA Today. He writes about ESPN’s hiring of Bob Knight, MMA coming to CBS and the son of one of the famous Hanson Brothers (Slap Shot) not realizing his dad’s fame until he was 13. Richard Deitsch of Sports […]

Bob Knight Joins ESPN for March Madness

Former Texas Tech coach Bob Knight has signed up with ESPN to join the Worldwide Leader for its Championship Week coverage, then he will remain with ESPN throughout March for the NCAA Tournament. Here’s the text of ESPN’s press release: Bob Knight Joins ESPN as Studio Analyst For Championship Week and NCAA Tournament Basketball Hall […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College BasketballNotre Dame at Louisville – ESPN, 7 p.m.St. Louis at St. Joseph’s – ESPN2, 7 p.m.CIAA Tournament – ESPN Classic, 7 p.m.Murray State at Tennessee Tech – ESPNU, 7 p.m.SMU at UTEP (women’s) – CSTV, 8 p.m.Maryland at Wake Forest – Raycom, 8 p.m.USC at Arizona – ESPN, 9 p.m.Michigan State at Wisconsin – […]

Thursday Update

Time to give you an afternoon update. North Myrtle Beach, SC police say someone placed a noose the sign of the former home of Golf Channel host Kelly Tilghman. In the wake of today’s announcement of CBS picking up four Mixed Martial Arts events, David Meltzer of Yahoo Sports says this move could change MMA […]

Thursday Thursday

I keep thinking today is a continuation of Wednesday, but luckily, it’s not. I definitely need Saturday because I’ve been working late into the night. But I hope that changes soon. Anyway, let’s get to your links. The Detroit News’ Joanne C. Gerstner talks about Red Wings TV analyst Mickey Redmond’s second battle with cancer. […]

Your Wednesday Update

As I watch the local news, I’ll give you some links today. It’s now official. Charles Barkley has signed a long-term deal with Turner Sports to remain as a studio analyst for TNT in its NBA coverage. He’ll also do work for NBA TV. Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has details in […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College BasketballIowa at Penn State – Big Ten Network, 7 p.m.Kansas at Iowa State – ESPN, 7 p.m.Florida State at NC State – ESPNU, 7 p.m.Tulsa at Memphis – CSTV, 8 p.m.Mississippi at Kentucky – Raycom, 8 p.m.Arkansas at Alabama – Raycom, 8 p.m.Wyoming at Colorado State – the mtn., 8:30 p.m.Minnesota at Purdue – […]

BREAKING NEWS: Legendary Myron Cope Passes Away

The man who was responsible for the “Terrible Towel” in Pittsburgh and broadcast the Steelers during its glory days in the 1970′s, Myron Cope has passed away this morning at the age of 79. He had been in declining health for several years, retiring from the broadcast booth in 2005. Myron didn’t have the classic […]

Our Wednesday Linkfest

Let’s give you some links for this middle of the week. USA Today’s Michael McCarthy talks about ESPN’s personnel moves, hiring Cris Carter while letting go of Sean Salisbury. Larry Stewart from the Los Angeles Times talks with Salisbury, saying the parting from ESPN was mutual. John Ryan of the San Jose Mercury News has […]

Some More Tuesday Links

It’s been a busy Tuesday. People have been hired, fired and re-hired. I already talked about Sean Salisbury leaving ESPN. The blogosphere is abuzz about Salisbury. However, there were other personnel moves today. Before Sean Salisbury became the personnel move of the day, ESPN announced it had hired Cris Carter, formerly of HBO, as a […]

Say Goodbye to Sean Salisbury

In a move that can only be described as surprising, ESPN announced today that NFL analyst Sean Salisbury is out after 12 years. A press release put forth by the Worldwide Leader has just two short statements, one from Salisbury, the other by ESPN. No reason is given, no explanation is forthcoming. Salisbury says he […]

BREAKING NEWS: Ruling vs. NFL Reversed

In a move that is just breaking now, the New York Supreme Court has reversed a lower court’s ruling that said Comcast was justified in putting the NFL Network on a sports tier. Newsday’s Neil Best is on top of it giving us the story from John Ourand of Sports Business Daily. In addition, Patricia […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College BasketballOhio State at Indiana – ESPN, 7 p.m.Southern Illinois at Bradley – ESPN2, 7 p.m.Boston College at Virginia Tech – ESPNU, 7 p.m.Northwestern at Michigan – Big Ten Network, 9 p.m.Tennessee at Vanderbilt – ESPN, 9 p.m.Oklahoma State at Missouri – ESPNU, 9 p.m.San Diego State at UNLV – CSTV, 10 p.m.BYU at New […]