Monthly Archives: October 2008

Videos of the Week: Almost Famous

I haven’t done a Videos of the Week feature in a while and why not bring one back this weekend? Friday night, Almost Famous played on HBO2 and it’s a movie I fell in love with. I was lucky enough to watch it when the radio station for which I worked had the premiere. Even […]

TBS' Statement on the ALCS Game 6 Technical Problems

I got to a sports bar in Seekonk, MA right before 8 p.m. and while I knew I was not going to get a seat to watch Game 6 of the ALCS between the Red Sox and Tampa Bay, I certainly was not expecting to see “Bloopers and Practical Jokes” with a pre-stroke Dick Clark. […]


In honor of the premiere of Giada De Laurentiis’ new show, “Giada at Home“, I give you some video clips of Giada DeLaurentiis in action. No description needed. Highlights of Season 1 of “Giada’s Weekend Getaways” Giada on a Jet Ski Did I ever say I love Giada DeLaurentiis?

Eck Gets Killed on TBS

Thanks to the great Sox & Dawgs blog, this is the video of Inside MLB doing a little revisionist history on the Kirk Gibson home run in the 1988 World Series. Eck was hoping it would not be the home run and actually, it was not. For a couple of nights, Eck was fodder for […]

Giving You Some Saturday Linkage

Well, I’ve got a few minutes here to give you some links on this Saturday. I’m also trying to see if Chris Fowler leaves any clues to where College Gameday will be next week. Sometimes, he’ll say, “I can’t wait to see that game,” meaning that he’s been told where the next destination will be. […]

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 […]