Monthly Archives: October 2008

Weekend Viewing Picks

Saturday, October 18BoxingLight Heavyweight bout, Kelly Pavlik vs. Bernard Hopkins – HBO PPV, 9 p.m. English Premier League SoccerMiddlesbrough vs. Chelsea – Setanta Sports, 7:30 a.m.Liverpool vs. Wigan – Setanta Sports, 9:40 a.m.Everton vs. Arsenal – Fox Soccer Channel, 10 a.m.West Brom vs. Manchester United – Fox Soccer Channel, noonAston Villa vs. Portsmouth – Setanta […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College FootballHawai’i at Boise State – ESPN, 8 p.m. GolfLPGA Tour/Kapalua Classic, 2nd Round – Golf Channel, 8:30 p.m. NHLNashville at Columbus – Fox Sports South/Fox Sports Ohio, 7 p.m.Phoenix at Ottawa – Fox Sports Arizona/Rogers Sportsnet East, 7 p.m.Toronto at New York Rangers – Rogers Sportsnet Ontario/MSG Network, 7 p.m.Vancouver at Buffalo – Rogers […]

The Friday Megalinks, Part II

Now that we have the first part of the Friday megalinks out of the way, let’s give you the rest. First, I have some leftovers from the National links, then the East and Mid-Atlantic region and then I’ll do the Midwest, West and Canada from there. National (cont.) John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable writes […]

Excerpts of Usain Bolt's Interview with Bryant Gumbel

Next Tuesday, HBO will air an interview with Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter Usain Bolt on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. Here are some excerpts of that interview: Bolt’s response to performance enhancing drugs in track & field: BRYANT GUMBEL: “Has no one ever even approached you and said, ‘Hey, Usain, if you get a little […]

The Friday Megalinks, Part I

I’m going to do this in two parts as I have several things to do at work. At least you can go through some links at first while I do some paperwork. As usual, it’s the Weekend Viewing Picks. Well, thanks to the miracle comeback by the Red Sox last night, Game 6 of the […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 7, 10/19/08

NFL Gameday Morning – NFL Network, 10 a.m.Fox NFL Sunday – Fox, noon 1 p.m.CBS Coverage MapBaltimore at Miami – Bill Macatee/Steve BeuerleinPittsburgh at Cincinnati – Kevin Harlan/Rich GannonTennessee at Kansas City – Gus Johnson/Steve TaskerSan Diego at Buffalo – Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf Fox Coverage MapDallas at St. Louis – Kenny Albert/Daryl Johnston/Tony SiragusaMinnesota at […]

College Football Viewing Picks for 10/18/08, All Times Eastern

College Gameday, live from Austin, TX – ESPN, 10 a.m. noonWisconsin at Iowa – Big Ten Network Georgia Tech at Clemson – ESPNPurdue at Northwestern – ESPN2UConn at Rutgers – ESPN U Texas Tech at Texas A&M – FSN Wake Forest at Maryland – Raycom 12:30 p.m.Nebraska at Iowa State – VersusVanderbilt at Georgia – […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College FootballFlorida State at NC State – ESPN, 7:30 p.m.BYU at TCU – Versus, 8 p.m. MLB League Championship SeriesMLB on Deck – TBS, 7:30 p.m.Game 5 of ALCS/Tampa Bay at Red Sox – TBS, 8:07 p.m. NFLAmerica’s Game: The Missing Rings/1998 Minnesota Vikings – NFL Network, 10 p.m. NHLNew Jersey at Atlanta – MSG […]

Your World Series on Fox Logo

I don’t know why I’m so much into network logos, but I am. Here’s what the Fox Sports/World Series logo will look like when coverage begins next Wednesday, October 22. There you go. Nice touch with the leaf at home plate.

More Press Release Material

Not too many press releases today in my inbox, but I’ll give you what I have. First, former Dallas Mavericks coach Avery Johnson becomes the second Johnson (Magic was the other) to join ESPN’s NBA coverage. Avery Johnson Joins ESPN as Studio Analyst Former NBA point guard and head coach Avery Johnson has also joined […]

Some Thursday Linkage

I can’t do a full-fledged update, but I will give you a truncated version of the links right now. The LA Daily News’ Tom Hoffarth writes that ESPN will mark today’s 40 anniversary of the Black Power salute by John Carlos and Tommie Smith at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Christopher Byrne in his Eye […]

The Amazing Race Asia 3 – Ep. 6 Results

I’m so behind on recaps, I don’t know if I’ll ever catch up, but I hope to get back on track soon. Here are the results of today’s episode. 1. Sam/Vince – winners of a 3 day/2 night vacation2. Henry/Bernie3. Geoff/Tisha4. AD/Fuzzie5. Ida/Tania – last, but not eliminated, however, mugged at the mat

Your Wednesday Linkage is Finally Here

Time to give you some links today. You got some mini posts from me earlier today. Time to give you what you have come to know Fang’s Bites for and that’s linkage. CNBC’s Darren Rovell is hopeful that Lance Armstrong will not return to the Tour de France. Darren says Nokia got a big bang […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

MLBGame 5 of NLCS/Philadelphia at Los Angeles Dodgers – Fox, 8:22 p.m. NFLInside the NFL – Showtime, 9 p.m. NHLBuffalo at New York Rangers – MSG Buffalo/MSG Network, 7 p.m.Boston at Montreal – TSN/RDS/NESN, 7:30 p.m.Nashville at Dallas – Fox Sports South/Fox Sports Southwest, 8:30 p.m.Phoenix at Chicago – Fox Sports Arizona/Comcast SportsNet Chicago, 8:30 […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 6, 10/12/08

NFL Gameday Morning – NFL Network, 10 a.m.Fox NFL Sunday – Fox, noon 1 p.m.CBS Coverage MapBaltimore at Indianapolis – Jim Nantz/Phil SimmsCincinnati at New York Jets – Dick Enberg/Randy Cross/Dan FoutsMiami at Houston – Ian Eagle/Solomon WilcottsOakland at New Orleans – Kevin Harlan/Rich Gannon Fox Coverage MapCarolina at Tampa Bay – Matt Vasgergian/Brian Baldinger/Laura […]

College Football Viewing Picks for 10/11/08, All Times Eastern

College Gameday live from the Cotton Bowl – ESPN, 10 a.m. noonOklahoma vs. Texas at Fair Park, TX – ABC Big Ten Network coverage mapIowa at Indiana – Big Ten NetworkToledo at Michigan – Big Ten Network Minnesota at Illinois – ESPNSyracuse at West Virginia – ESPNU East Carolina at Virginia – RaycomCornell at Harvard […]

Your Two Finalists For Hockey Night In Canada Theme

These are the two finalists for the new Hockey Night in Canada Theme as voted by Canadians. I have been following the contest, but I haven’t said anything about it until now. Having spent an hour listening to the five semifinalists, I believe the voting got the finalists right. First, here’s Canadian Gold written by […]

Some Thursday Night Links, Not A Lot

I’m actually doing some work tonight, but in between tasks, I’ll give you some linkage. Tripp Mickle of the Sports Business Journal has five off-the-ice issues to watch for the NHL this season. Neil Best of Newsday, through the LA Times, has UFC President-for-Life Dana White blasting Elite XC and CBS. Pete Dougherty of the […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College FootballClemson at Wake Forest – ESPN, 7:30 p.m.Winston-Salem State at Florida A&M – ESPNU, 7:30 p.m.UAB at Houston – CBS College Sports, 8 p.m. MLBGame 1 of NLCS/Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia – Fox/ESPN Radio, 8:22 p.m.Baseball Tonight – ESPN, midnight NFLAmerica’s Game: The Missing Rings/The 1988 Cincinnati Bengals – NFL Network, 10 p.m. […]

The Celtics on Comcast SportsNet New England

Comcast SportsNet New England has announced its schedule for the Boston Celtics this season. Overall, it will carry 78 games and they will all be available in crystal clear high definition. The big news is that analyst Tommy Heinsohn will only work the home games for the Celtics this year and Donny Marshall will work […]