Monthly Archives: August 2008

Fox Sports' Announcing Teams for the NFL

Got the latest press release from Fox Sports officially announcing the announcing teams for the NFL on Fox. Nice to see Charissa Thompson graduating from the Big Ten Network going to do sideline work on the NFL. By the way, not to pat myself on the back, but I was one of the first blogs […]

Olympics Opening Ceremony DVD Giveaway

Thanks to the people over at, I have two Olympics Opening Ceremonies DVD’s to give away. I’ll give the first two people with the right answers the DVD courtesy of NBC. To answer, you’ll have to do a little bit of research, but the answers are on this blog. You can check the archives. […]

Wicked Wednesday Links

I was out earlier today and we already have some breaking news. Early this morning, the Big Ten Network hashed out a carriage agreement with Charter Communications meaning fans in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Northern Illinois and Ohio will be able to watch their respective schools starting this Saturday. However, Jeff Richgels and Bill Novak of […]

Mamilla T-shirts!

Back in June, I posted a video made by a fan of the Maria Sharapova-Camilla Belle friendship. But the girls at AfterEllen and other lesbian sites have been discussing the potential of their friendship possibly being deeper. But the point appears to be moot since Camilla has been seen in public with a boyfriend. Even […]

Jay Glazer Says Michael Strahan Is Staying Retired

Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer tells us that Michael Strahan will not come out of retirement and go with his original plan to become part of the Fox NFL Sunday studio crew. Strahan turns down Giants, will stay retired The recently retired perennial Pro Bowler told exclusively that he has decided to remain retired and […]

The Final NBC Press Release on the Olympics

Here we go, the last press release from NBC that I will put up on the Communist China Olympics. Without looking at it, I can tell you it will say the Olympics in Beijing set a viewing record. The Games averaged over a 16 rating for the 17 days of viewing. The Olympics won each […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

MLBRed Sox at New York Yankees – NESN/WWOR, 7 p.m.Chicago White Sox at Baltimore – Comcast SportsNet Chicago/MASN, 7 p.m.Toronto at Tampa Bay – Rogers Sportsnet/ION, 7 p.m.Cleveland at Detroit – STO/FSN Detroit, 7 p.m.New York Mets at Philadelphia – SNY/CW57, 7 p.m.Florida at Atlanta – FSN Florida/SportSouth, 7 p.m.Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington – […]

Jumpin' Tuesday Links

After being at a jobsite this morning, I’m now back in the comfortable confines of my office ready to provide you with some linkage. It was certainly a busy day on Monday with ESPN signing its landmark deal with the Southeastern Conference, then late last night, the Big Ten Network coming to an agreement-in-principle with […]

BREAKING NEWS: Big Ten Network and Time Warner Cable Reach Agreement

Holy Toledo! And people in Toledo will be happy to read this. I never thought I would see this so soon. After some lengthy bickering, the Big Ten Network and Time Warner Cable have reached an agreement this evening and subscribers in Ohio and Wisconsin will, I repeat, will be able to watch the Big […]

NBC Completes A 17 Day Sweep

There’s no press release yet, but I’m sure it’s coming. NBC has completed a 17 day sweep of the Olympics, winning every night of the Games by wide margins. Zap2It says the Closing Ceremonies on Sunday which also included a butchered gold medal men’s volleyball game between the US and Brazil garnered a 13.6 rating/23 […]

Details of the ESPN/SEC Deal

Taking a look at the SEC press release on its new 15 year contract with ESPN, it appears that the Alleged Worldwide Leader got the better of the deal than CBS. Some highlights, first football: ESPN gets the rights to all of the SEC home football games, except those aired by CBS. ESPN/ESPN2 will air […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

MLBChicago White Sox at Baltimore – WCIU/MASN, 6 p.m. (completion of scheduled game, then regularly scheduled game at 7 p.m.)Cleveland at Detroit – WKYC/FSN Detroit, 7 p.m.Houston at New York Mets – FSN Houston/SNY, 7 p.m.Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia – ESPN/FSN Prime Ticket/Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, 7 p.m.Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh – Comcast SportsNet Chicago/FSN […]

The Day After the Olympics Links

Now that the Olympics are over, we can focus on other sports like the NFL, MLB, the US Open which starts today and college football. It seems as if nothing else went on during the 17 Days of Glory, but we now can lead normal lives after dealing with Tiki Barber and Jenna Wolfe for […]

BREAKING NEWS: ESPN Signs with SEC for 15 Years

Michael Smith and John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal confirm what was reported by the Memphis Commercial Appeal yesterday, that ESPN has signed a contract with the SEC for 15 years. However, what was not reported in the Commercial Appeal is that ESPN picks up everything not taken by CBS. That means that ESPN […]

Transcript of Bob Costas' Interview with IOC President Jacque Rogge

Because this occurred at halftime of the US-Spain gold medal basketball game during the overnight early Sunday morning, many of you may not have seen the interview between Bob Costas and Jacque Rogge. They touched on several subjects including the end of baseball and softball for now and the Chinese gymnast age issue. Here is […]

Some Final Sunday Links

I’ll give you some final links as I’ve been editing my awards for Olympics coverage throughout the evening. From Tripp Mickle of the Sports Business Daily/Journal’s Olympics website, he writes that NBC’s Universal Sports channel will have complete coverage of the Paralympic Games from Beijing starting September 4. Jay Weiner of the SBD/SBJ recaps the […]

NBC Says The Beijing Olympics Are Now The Most Watched Event

NBC is crowing over the fact that Communist China’s Olympics were the most watched in US history. Covered is the fact that Saturday’s primetime coverage fell to a 10.2 rating and 19 share, down from an 11.1/21 for the comparable night from the Athens games. Here’s the press release: BEIJING OLYMPICS BECOME MOST-VIEWED EVENT IN […]

The Fang's Bites Awards for Olympics Coverage

Now that the Olympics in Communist China are over, it’s time for me to hand out my Gold, Silver and Bronze medals to the NBC Hosts and Announcers. In addition, those not deserving of medals will receive an infamous carton of Chinese cigarettes. Here we go. I’ll start with hosts and then move down to […]

Sunday Afternoon Links

Well, the Olympics are over, but not according to NBC. The network is showing taped boxing on the East Coast instead of showing the Closing Ceremonies. This is one of the reasons why NBC’s ratings are so low on the last three days of the Games. Instead of showing live action, they decide to string […]