Monthly Archives: March 2008

DirecTV Expands Channel Capacity for MLB Extra Innings

In a move that’s been long awaited, DirecTV has expanded its channel lineup for the MLB Extra Innings pay per view package that allows both home and visiting networks to be seen. So if an expatriate Red Sox fan in California wants to watch NESN, he/she can for just about every game. Of course, when […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Basketball NCAA Women’s TournamentNew Orleans Regional Final/#2 LSU vs. #1 North Carolina – ESPN/Westwood One Radio, 7:30 p.m.Spokane Regional Final/#2 Stanford vs. #1 Maryland – ESPN/Westwood One Radio, 9:30 p.m. MLBAnaheim at Minnesota – ESPN2, 7 p.m.Houston at San Diego – ESPN2, 10 p.m. NHLPittsburgh at New York Rangers – Versus, 7 p.m. EntertainmentHow […]

NFL Week 1 Primetime Schdule.

The NFL has announced the primetime games for Week 1 including the season opener on NBC and the Monday Night Football doubleheader. First, the news from the NFL. And if you want to see them listed, here they are: Thursday, September 4Washington at New York Giants – NBC, 7 p.m. (starting 90 minutes earlier to […]

NCAA Final Four Tip Times and Announcing Assignments

Saturday, April 5 The Final Four Show – CBS, 4 p.m. (hosted by Greg Gumbel, Clark Kellogg and Seth Davis)The NCAA Tournament Today – Westwood One Radio, 5 p.m. (hosted by Tommy Tighe and Jim Gray)UCLA vs. Memphis – CBS/Westwood One Radio, 6:07 p.m, Jim Nantz/Billy Packer (CBS), Kevin Kugler, John Thompson and Bill Raftery […]

Monday Monday

First off, I wanted to apologize for not being able to provide Sunday links. I worked until 2 a.m. Monday and was not able to get the links done. But I’m here now and I’ll provide links for today. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand says blowouts in the NCAA Tournament hurt CBS’ ratings. CNBC’s Darren Rovell […]

Sunday Links are Late

I’m at work and have been since early morning. Plus, the computer that has internet access is on dial-up so it’s really not worth me giving you links at this time. When I get back home, I’ll give you the links.

It's Saturday Mornng Linkage

Time to give you some Saturday links. Just because it’s the weekend, it doesn’t mean that people aren’t writing about the sports media. So let’s get to it. Dan Caesar of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan is considering legal action against a sports radio station that he says put […]

NCAA Tournament Elite Eight Tip Times and Announcing Assignments

Now that the matchups for the Regional Finals are set, it’s time to give you the tip times and announcing assignments for both radio and TV for the Elite Eight in the NCAA Men’s Tournament. Sirius Satellite Radio will pick up all of Westwood One’s broadcasts. All times are Eastern. Saturday, March 29 Road to […]

Friday Night Links

Well, after watching Davidson run Wisconsin out of Ford Field to get to the Elite Eight and Texas totally annihilate Stanford in the second half of their South Regional semifinal, it’s time to give you some links. Neil Best of Newsday writes in his blog that YES analyst Bobby Mercer who was scheduled to work […]

Weekend Viewing Picks

Saturday, March 29 College Basketball NCAA Women’s TournamentNew Orleans Region/Louisville vs. North Carolina – ESPN, noonNew Orleans Region/Oklahoma State vs. LSU – ESPN, 2:30 p.m.Spokane Region/Vanderbilt vs. Maryland – ESPN, 9 p.m.Spokane Region/Pittsburgh vs. Stanford – ESPN2, 11:30 p.m. NCAA Division II Men’s ChampionshipAugusta State vs. Winona State – CBS, 2:30 p.m. NCAA Division II […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Basketball NCAA Tournament (All Games on CBS)Midwest Regional/Wisconsin vs. Davidson – 7:10 p.m.South Regional/Texas vs. Stanford – 7:27 p.m.Midwest Regional/Kansas vs. Villanova – 9:40 p.m.South Regional/Memphis vs. Michigan State – 9:57 p.m. College Hockey East Regional/Michigan vs. Niagra – ESPNU, 7:30 p.m.West Regional/Colorado College vs. Michigan State – ESPNU, 10 p.m. MLBChicago Cubs vs. […]

A Friday Update

Let’s give you some more links on this getaway Friday. The voting for Darren Rovell’s Minor League Baseball Logo Contest has reached the Final Four. Darren wants you to vote for one finalist today. Newsday’s Neil Best has been blogging like crazy today, this despite being on a vacation. But that’s ok. I’m always glad […]

If It's Friday, It Must Be The Megalinks

Yes, it’s Friday, I have a dentist appointment and it’s time for me to do some links. Let’s get started. This weekend, the NCAA Tournament continues as the Sweet Sixteen will be reduced to the Elite Eight tonight. And after Sunday, we’ll have the Final Four. CBS has your coverage of the Mens’ NCAA Tournament […]

Late Thursday Night Update

Let’s have a late night helping of links, shall we? From Justin Terranova of the New York Post, he says SNY’s Ron Darling will have another go with TBS on its Sunday afternoon MLB package. The Sports Media Watch blog notes that NBC will premiere a Mixed Martial Arts show of its own on April […]

Videos of the Week – Nike Sparq Commercial

I’m not a fan of Nike for various reasons, but I do like their commercials that have run in the NCAA Tournament. Here is the Nike Sparq ad. It’s very good. And if you’re wondering what song is used on the commercial, it’s the kickass Saul Williams doing “List of Demands.” And here’s a really […]