Monthly Archives: March 2008

Interview with Beau Estes of TBS/TNT Sports

Last October as the MLB League Division Series was underway, I was watching TBS Hot Corner online and was in the midst of writing a post and saw Beau Estes for the first time. I proceeded to rip him and studio co-host Matt D’Agostino. In a surprise, Beau sent a nice e-mail to me saying […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Basketball NCAA Tournament (All Games on CBS) West Regional/Xavier vs. West Virginia – 7:10 p.m.East Regional/North Carolina vs. Washington State – 7:27 p.m.West Regional/UCLA vs. Western Kentucky – 9:35 p.m.East Regional/Tennessee vs. Louisville – 9:52 p.m. NBADallas at Denver – TNT, 8 p.m.Portland at Golden State – TNT, 10:30 p.m. NHLToronto at Boston – […]

It's a Thursday Thing

Before I start, I’ll say I’ll have news on a sports talk show host whom I talked about earlier this week. I’ll even identify him, Andy Gresh, formerly of the Score in Providence was seen in New York last week. I should find out more about what’s next with him either today or tomorrow. Keep […]

Late Wednesday/Early Thursday Update

Some links for you on this late Wednesday night heading into early Thursday morning. Larry Barrett of Multichannel News says NESN pulled primetime numbers in the early morning for the Red Sox opener on Tuesday against the A’s. Also from Multichannel, Mike Reynolds writes that Sports Time Ohio has added four cable systems to its […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Basketball National Invitation TournamentMississippi at Virginia Tech – ESPN2, 7 p.m.Dayton at Ohio State – ESPN2, 9 p.m. NBAPhoenix at Boston – Comcast SportsNet New England/ESPN, 7 p.m. NHLVancouver at Colorado – TSN/NHL Network (US), 9 p.m. EntertainmentBig Brother 9 – CBS, 8 p.m.In Treatment – HBO, 9:30 p.m.Late Show with David Letterman – […]

Giving You A Wednesday Update

Having gotten some important work done, it’s time to give you some linkage on this Wednesday afternoon on the East Coast. Three things from the Sports Media Watch. First, Paul Sen says the joint decision by the NFL and NBC to move the league’s season opener on September 4 from 8:30 p.m. ET to 7 […]

A Wednesday Link Thing

Let’s do our links for today. Starting with a very strange story out of David Scott of Boston Sports Media Watch breaks the news that the website somehow listed the late Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle in its transactions page and inexplicably left it there for two days. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand has CBS’ spin […]

Morning Viewing Picks

MLBBoston Globe Pre-Game Show – NESN, 5 a.m.Red Sox vs. Oakland – ESPN2/NESN, 6 a.m. (Hopefully, there won’t be an outage on DirecTV)Extra Innings – NESN, 9 a.m.Extra Innnings Xtra – NESN, 9:30 a.m. NewsMorning Express with Robin Meade – CNN Headline News, 6 a.m.

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Basketball NCAA Women’s Tournament (All Games on ESPN2)Kansas State vs. Louisville – 7 p.m.Purdue vs. Tennessee – 7 p.m.Arizona State vs. Duke – 7 p.m.Old Dominion vs. Virginia – 7 p.m.Nebraska vs. Maryland – 9 p.m.Georgia vs. North Carolina – 9 p.m.Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma – 9 p.m.Texas vs. UConn – 9 p.m. National […]

More Tuesday Stuff

It’s time to give you some more links today. John Ryan of the San Jose Mercury News says A’s fans who got up at 3 a.m. today were just as outraged as Red Sox fans with the DirecTV outage. Phil Swann of the TV Predictions says viewers who had DirecTV’s HD package did not experience […]

DirecTV Talks!

Finally, the Boston Globe has heard from DirecTV and its explanation is still not sufficient, but it’s something. Reid Laymance has a short statement from a spokesman. “We experienced some temporary technical difficulties early this morning that resulted in some channels not being available to customers. The majority of our channels were not affected and […]

DirecTV Is Still Silent

About four hours since I sent an e-mail to DirecTV asking what caused its outage, leaving millions of fans in the dark for this morning’s Red Sox-A’s game, still no word from its Public Relations Department. Maury Brown of the Biz of Baseball is asking if anyone has heard from the satellite provider to contact […]

This DirecTV Outage is Irritating Not Just Me

Well, I sent an e-mail to DirecTV asking what happened with the system outage this morning that effected the two channels that carried the Red Sox-A’s this morning. So far, the DirecTV public relations people are hiding under their desks. Some channels were affected, others were not. I could receive ESPN, ESPNews and ESPN Classic, […]

Opening Day Links

It may be early for baseball to open the season, but there’s always something special about Opening Day. For Red Sox fans, it means hope springs eternal, but having won two Championships over the last four years, it’s a different feeling. I would have liked to have a quickie review of what ESPN2 and NESN […]

Morning Viewing Picks

MLBBoston Globe Pre-Game Show – NESN, 5 a.m.Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland A’s – NESN/ESPN2, 6 a.m.Extra Innings – NESN, 9 a.m.Extra Innings Xtra – NESN, 9:30 a.m. NewsMorning Express with Robin Meade – CNN Headline News, 6 a.m.