Monthly Archives: March 2008

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.

I Watch the NCAA Women's Tournament for Stacey Dales

Yes, I’ll watch the NCAA Women’s Tournament, but when Stacey Dales is on, that’s when I’ll pay attention. Granted, she knows her basketball and I gave her my award for Best Studio Analyst in the 1st Annual Fang’s Bites College Basketball TV Awards, but let’s face it. She’s a hottie. I like her work and […]

Some Monday Night Links

Let’s give you some links this evening. The Sports Media Watch says College Gameday, the football version gets its earliest season premiere … in the spring. Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News writes in his Farther Off the Wall blog that KCBS will not be picking up the Xavier-West Virginia game this Thursday […]

More on the XM-Sirius Merger

Earlier today, the Department of Justice approved the buyout of XM Satellite Radio by Sirius. The agreement between the two companies had been announced early in 2007, but inexplicably, it took more than a year for the DOJ to come to a decision. In fact, it took 399 days from the day of announcement to […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Basketball National Invitation TournamentCal at Ohio State – ESPN, 7 p.m.Dayton at Illinois State – ESPNU, 7 p.m.UAB at Virginia Tech – ESPN, 9 p.m.Nebraska at Mississippi – ESPNU, 9 p.m. NCAA Women’s Tournament, 2nd round (All games on ESPN2)Pittsburgh vs. Baylor – 7 p.m.Florida State vs. Oklahoma State – 7 p.m.Marist vs. LSU […]

Quickie Monday Update

Here are a few more links for you today. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch says no matter what you think of CBS’ Billy Packer, he always has an opinion. And Richard has usual studs and duds in his weekly Monday column. CNBC’s Darren Rovell has been blogging like crazy today. First, he’s in Day Eleven of […]

BREAKING NEWS: DOJ Approves Sirius and XM Satellite Radio Merger

The Department of Justice has approved the merger between XM and Sirius Satellite Radio. Next, the FCC has to approve it, but that is seen to be a formality at this point. For sports fans, this means that there will be one stop shopping, no more dividing of all sports between the two services. You […]

Westwood One's Assignments for the NCAA Women's Tournament and D-II Men's Championship

Again, thanks to Westwood One for providing the announcing assignments for the Division II Men’s Tournament Finals and the NCAA Women’s Tournament. Division II Championship (March 29, 2:30 p.m. ET) – Jerry Trupiano/Daymeon Fishback NCAA Women’s Tournament March 31 New Orleans Region – Jon Castleberry/Mary MurphySpokane Region – Jim Kozimor/Krista Blunk April 1Greensboro Region – […]

Back to Work Linkage

Let’s give you some links as we get back to work after the Easter holiday. USA Today’s Michael McCarthy says CBS Sports’ analyst Seth Davis nailed the Davidson game yesterday. Phil Mushnick of the New York Post says CBS Sports went mad in its NCAA Tournament coverage. However, Dusty Saunders from the Rocky Mountain News […]

NCAA Regional Semifinals Tip Times and Announcer Assignments

According to CBS Sports, Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union and Ray Frager of the Baltimore Sun, here are the tip times plus the TV and radio announcer assignments for Thursday and Friday in the NCAA Men’s Tournament. Thanks to the people at Westwood One for providing the radio announcing assignments. Note that one […]