Monthly Archives: April 2008

The Infamous Bissinger Segment on Costas Now

Thanks to Awful Announcing for posting these at his site. Here are the videos from last night’s Costas Now segment on blogs. Here’s the taped introduction: And the segment itself: UPDATE: Awful Announcing has the rest of the 18 minute segment: Bissinger really comes off badly here. Costas isn’t much help either.

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

MLBToronto at Red Sox – Rogers Sportsnet/NESN, 7 p.m.Detroit at New York Yankees – FSN Detroit/YES, 7 p.m.Seattle at Cleveland – FSN Northwest/STO, 7 p.m.LA Dodgers at Florida – FSN Prime Ticket/FSN Florida, 7 p.m.San Diego at Philadelphia – Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, 7 p.m.Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs – ESPN/FSN Wisconsin/Comcast SportsNet Chicago, 8 p.m.Oakland at […]

Some Wednesday Links

I’m back from running errands so it’s time for some links on this Wednesday. First, I’m seeing increased traffic the last two days. It’s all for my post last year on Hot Chicks, formerly in Sports Broadcasting, who should be back in Sports Broadcasting. It’s mainly for this picture of Jillian Reynolds. If anyone knows […]

Costas Now Aftermath

Well, as I open my e-mail inbox this morning, I find plenty of reaction to last night’s Costas Now on HBO, especially the segment on blogs. Now, I have yet to see this, I have recorded Costas Now on DVD and will watch it tonight, but there’s plenty of anger directed towards Costas for his […]

Tuesday Night Links

As I watch the third night of Carrier on PBS, I’ll give you a few more links. First, a couple of things from the Sports Media Watch. Paul Sen says the final ratings for the NFL Draft showed that they were down only 3% from last year. And we have the final weekend ratings for […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

MLBToronto at Red Sox (weather permitting) – Rogers Sportsnet/NESN, 7 p.m.Seattle at Cleveland – FSN Northwest/STO, 7 p.m.Detroit at New York Yankees – FSN Detroit Plus/YES, 7 p.m.LA Dodgers at Florida – FSN Prime Ticket/FSN Florida, 7 p.m.Pittsburgh at New York Mets – SNY, 7 p.m.San Diego at Philadelphia – Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, 7 p.m.Atlanta […]

The Tuesday Links Just For You

After the Sports Emmy Awards post, I had to go to a meeting so the Tuesday links are delayed, but I’m ready to give them to you now. Starting with Richard Sandomir of the New York Times, he talks about athletes and coaches who move in-between the broadcast booth to the bench and back. Bob […]

29th Sports Emmy Award Winners

Last night, the 29th Sports Emmy Awards were held in New York and the big winner was HBO with 8. James Brown won Best Studio Host for CBS, NBC had a clean sweep of Play-by-Play, Studio Analyst and Game Analyst. SUMMARY OF WINNERS BY NETWORK HBO (8) Lords of Flatbush ……………………………………………………………… 2 Mayweather / Hatton […]

Some More Links to Chew On

I keep finding stories to link to. First, from USA Today’s Michael Hiestand, the ratings from selected weekend events including the NFL Draft on ESPN which were down significantly from last year. Awful Announcing reviews NFL Draft coverage for both ESPN and the NFL Network. AA didn’t like ESPN’s coverage including one Chris Berman. On […]

Monday Night Links

So it’s time to give you some links this evening. I guess for its 10th Anniversary, the Sports Business Journal is opening up its website. I think that’s a very good idea. So I’ll be giving you a series of links from there tonight. First, the magazine gives its stories of the decade. Here are […]

Some Additional Monday Links

I’ll give you some more links on this Monday afternoon. From the Sports Media Watch, Tennis Week is reporting that ESPN has picked up the rights to the final leg of tennis’ Grand Slam, the US Open starting in 2009. Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News writes that if true, ESPN would have the rights to […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

MLBNew York Yankees at Cleveland – ESPN/YES/STO, 7 p.m.Pittsburgh at New York Mets – FSN Pittsburgh/SNY, 7 p.m.Cincinnati at St. Louis – FSN Ohio/FSN Midwest, 8 p.m.Houston at Arizona – FSN Houston/FSN Arizona, 9:30 p.m.Oakland at Anaheim – FSN West, 10 p.m.Colorado at San Francisco – FSN Rocky Mountain/Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, 10 p.m.Baseball Tonight […]

Some Monday Links

Back to the work grind today. Not totally happy to be here, but gotta earn a living. Let’s give you some links. First, David Scott of the Boston Sports Media Watch has more on the Gordon Edes Boston Globe buyout saga, plus an offensive blog post at Yahoo! Sports that stayed up for at least […]

The Week Ahead

This is something I’m going to try to do every Sunday, previewing what’s ahead in the Week in Sport. One of the bigger events on the sporting calendar is the Kentucky Derby and it’s always a sign of spring. NBC Sports will have its coverage starting at 4 p.m. this Saturday, May 3 with a […]

Some Blog Links

One thing I realized today, I’m getting close to the one year anniversary of this blog. I don’t remember the actual date of the beginning of Fang’s Bites in 2005 because I did not have a regular blogging schedule, plus the style was not the same as today, so I recognize the re-launch of May […]