Monthly Archives: December 2008

MLB Network Countdown Winding Down

With just one day to go before the start of the MLB Network (of which I plan to DVR for prosperity), we have two more news items before the 6 p.m. ET New Year’s Day launch. And this news release is a doozy. The MLB Network launch is just over 24 hours away, so after […]

BREAKING NEWS: Mike Emrick To Miss NHL Winter Classic

In what spells bad news for hockey fans, NBC Sports has announced that the best play-by-play man in the NHL, Mike Emrick will miss tomorrow’s NHL Winter Classic. EMRICK TO MISS WINTER CLASSIC CHICAGO — Dec. 31, 2008 — Hall of Fame broadcaster Mike “Doc” Emrick will be unable to call tomorrow’s NHL Winter Classic […]

New Year's Eve Viewing Picks

College BasketballPittsburgh at Rutgers – Big East Network/ESPN Plus, 2 p.m.Wisconsin at Michigan – ESPN2, 2 p.m.St. John’s at Providence – Big East Network/ESPN Plus, 4 p.m.Iowa at Ohio State – Big Ten Network, 4 p.m.Loyola (MD) at Duke – ESPN2, 4 p.m.Stony Brook at Air Force – the mtn., 5 p.m.UNLV at Louisville – […]

Five Days to the MLB Network Launch

And we’re down to five. Five days before the MLB Network launches and we get another press release on how you can find the channel on your cable or satellite provider. Let the countdown continue…… 5…… MLBNETWORK.COM LAUNCHES “CHANNEL LOCATOR” TO HELP FANS FIND CHANNEL With the MLB Network debut around the corner, many fans […]

Some Sunday Links

Let’s give you some linkage on this Sunday. The Boston Herald’s Inside Track girls report that Comcast SportNet New England fired a freelance blogger for um.. revealing too much about her locker room encounters with the Bruins to Deadspin. And the blogger gives her side of the story to Barstool Sports. Owen Canfield of the […]

Outside The Lines: Elena Delle Donne

In case you missed it this morning, this is the Outside The Lines segment on former UConn basketball recruit Elena Delle Donne who walked away from the school just two days into her enrollment and then after some soul searching, decided to walk on at the University of Delaware volleyball team and become a star […]

Videos of the Week – Howard Cosell

There’s no discounting the impact that Howard Cosell had on sports television in the 1970′s to the mid-1980′s. Whenever ABC had a big event, Cosell would be similar to what Bob Costas is today. He could give perspective and be called upon to interview the heavy hitters. Granted at the end of his career, Cosell […]

Yes, I'm Selling Products

Ok, I’ve just started a store over at Zazzle to sell coffee mugs and t-shirts. It’s a way for me to make some money on the blog. I figure you like your coffee or tea and you like to wear t-shirts when you want to be comfortable. So, I created the Fang’s Bites Coffee Mug […]

Can You Believe Six Days Until the MLB Network Launch?

Here’s another press release from the MLB Network promoting the launch of the New Year’s Day launch. If you’ve been following with me, all this week, the MLB Network has been counting down the days to the launch with a different news item. Today, we have another feature to promote. Let the countdown continue…… 6…… […]

Weekend Viewing Picks

Saturday, December 27 College FootballMeineke Car Care Bowl/North Carolina vs. West Virginia – ESPN, 1 p.m.Champs Sports Bowl/Florida State vs. Wisconsin – ESPN, 4:30 p.m.Emerald Bowl/Miami (FL) vs. Cal – ESPN, 8 p.m. GolfPGA Tour Year in Review – NBC, 3 p.m.Skills Challenge – NBC, 4 p.m. NBAChicago at Atlanta – WGN America, 7 p.m.Utah […]

Friday/Saturday Megalinks

Mostly due to laziness, I’m doing the Friday megalinks late at night. I was at work today and that took precedence, but I did do some blog posts during the day, but any links. So I’ll take care of that now and combine Friday’s and Saturday’s links together. Of course, we have the Weekend Viewing […]

Down to 7 Days Until the MLB Network Debut

The MLB Network has some more news for us as it counts down the days until the New Year’s Day launch of the channel. Today, we’re within one week of the launch and we have some more on-air talent hires. 7…… MITCH WILLIAMS, GREG AMSINGER AND JON HEYMAN JOIN MLB NETWORK MLB Network today announced […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College BasketballFairfield at UConn – ESPNU, 7 p.m. College FootballMotor City Bowl/Florida Atlantic vs. Central Michigan – ESPN, 8 p.m. NBAChicago at Miami – ESPN, 5 p.m.Boston at Golden State – NBA TV/Comcast SportsNet New England, 10:30 p.m. NHLBuffalo at Washington – MSG Buffalo/Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, 7 p.m.Pittsburgh at New Jersey – FSN Pittsburgh/MSG Plus, […]

Mayne Street, Part 12

In this webisode, Kenny tries to get motorcycle daredevil Robbie Maddison to jump ESPN’s satellite dishes, but of course, nothing turns out like Kenny wants. Plus, this is a cheap way for ESPN to promote Maddison’s New Year’s Eve jump in Las Vegas. In addition, watch for a funny cameo by Linda Cohn. Here’s some […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 12/27/08 and 12/28/08, All Times Eastern

Saturday, December 27 noonMiami (FL) at St. John’s – ESPNU 2 p.m.Washington at LSU – ESPN2 4 p.m.West Virginia at Ohio State – CBSUAB at Louisville – ESPN2 5 p.m.Michigan State vs. Oakland at Auburn Hills, MI – FSN 6 p.m.Northwestern State at Arkansas – ESPN2 8 p.m.Western Illinois at Iowa – ESPNU Sunday, December […]