Monthly Archives: January 2009

Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2009

Bob Hayes – Dallas Cowboys wide receiverRandall McDaniel – Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Bucs guardBruce Smith – Buffalo Bill defensive endDerrick Thomas – Kansas City Chiefs linebackerRalph Wilson – Buffalo Bills founder and ownerRod Woodson – Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens defensive back Congratulations to all. They will be inducted into the Hall of […]

Twenty Seven Hours Before the Big Game, NBC Has Finally Sold Out the Super Bowl

NBC announces that the network has finally sold out its spot availabilities for Super Bowl XLIII. NBC SELLS OUT SUPER BOWL & SETS NEW RECORDAll-Time Super Bowl Record $206 Million in Advertising RevenueAlso Sets New Full-Day Super Bowl Revenue Mark of $261 MillionTAMPA – January 31, 2009 – Super Bowl XLIII on NBC is sold […]

ESPN's Programming for Super Bowl Sunday

Here are ESPN’s plans for Sunday. Lots of people spread all over the place. ESPN Super Bowl Sunday Programming Notes NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on ESPN Radio at 7:40 a.m.; Country Music Star Faith Hill on SportsCenter at 9:45 a.m.; NFL Analyst Steve Young to Appear on ABC’s Good Morning America; and Rapper Snoop Dogg […]

Saturday Morning Links

Let’s give you some links this morning. They should be the last links before Super Bowl Sunday, but we’ll see. Friend of Fang’s Bites Bob Glauber of Newsday writes that the Pro Football Writers of America have elected their first female president. Thanks to Neil Best for linking to Bob. In the New York Times […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College BasketballCanisius at Marist – ESPNU, 7 p.m.Cleveland State at Youngstown State – ESPNU, 9 p.m.San Francisco at Santa Clara – ESPNU, 11 p.m. GolfPGA Tour/50th Bob Hope Classic, 3rd Round – Golf Channel, 3 p.m. NBADallas at Detroit – ESPN, 7 p.m. Tennis Australian Open, Early Round coverage – ESPN2, 7 p.m., 3:30 a.m. […]

All Over The Place

I’m mobile blogging as I’m on the road once again. When I’m able to get to a wireless hot spot, I’ll at least give you the Viewing Picks and then go from there. See you then. Sent from my iPhone.

Review of Real Sports for 01/20/2009

On Inauguration Day, HBO aired a new edition of Real Sports, the first for 2009 and its 14th season of its Emmy Award-winning sports news magazine. In this edition, there were three new stories and one update from 2006. Let’s look at the segments. Segment #1 – Guns & The NFL This story is on […]

Quick Late Night Update

It looks like this will be a late night for me. I’m going to finish my review of Real Sports from Tuesday and I want to give you some links before the night is finished. Here we go. CNBC’s Darren Rovell is into his Elite Eight in his “As Seen On TV” products tournament. Maury […]

ESPN's Plans for the Super Bowl

I told you earlier today that ESPN would announce its plans for Super Bowl Week programming. I guess the fine people in ESPN PR’s department read my mind or blog and put out a release outlining its plans for next week in Tampa for its multiple platforms on TV, the internet and in print. It’s […]

Press Release Delight

I have some press releases for you once again. Depending how late it is, I hope to give you some linkage because there’s quite a bit of news since I last posted. This is going to be CBS Sports heavy since I received the most press releases from the Tiffany Network on Tuesday. I have […]

Ratings May Have Been Down, But NFL Playoffs Were Most Watched Programs of the Week

The ratings for the four divisional playoff games from last weekend were down compared to last year, but they were still ratings winners according to the National Football League. The NFL Divisional Playoffs and college football’s BCS Championship Game accounted for the five most-watched shows on TV last week. Each of the NFL Divisional Playoff […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College BasketballIndiana at Ohio State – ESPN, 7 p.m.Florida State at NC State – ESPNU, 7 p.m.Memphis at Tulsa – ESPN2, 7:30 p.m.Kansas State at Kansas – Big 12 Network/ESPN Plus, 8 p.m.Kentucky at Tennessee – ESPN, 9 p.m.Georgia State at Old Dominion – ESPNU, 9 p.m.TCU at BYU – the mtn., 10 p.m. MLBKen […]

Mayne Street, Part 14

In the next to last webisode of the series, Kenny and the gang go out for a meal and as usual, things don’t go as well as planned when more people latch onto their table. There are cameos by chef Bobby Flay and former cast members of “The Sopranos”, Dominic Chianese, Steve Schirippa and Tony […]

If It's Tuesday, It Must Be Linkage

Time for some linkage on this Tuesday. I did listen to the debut of Andy Gresh on Sirius XM Radio last night. It was good. Gresh knows how to generate calls and get people to talk. I listened from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and he had a good interview with former Oakland A’s pitcher […]

A Giant Pile of Press Releases to Clear From My Inbox

Ok, plenty of press releases to clear from the inbox tonight. Let’s give you the releases without further delay. First, the comments from the NFL Gameday Final crew on Sunday night. Divisional Weekend (Jan. 11, 2009) – Quotable from NFL GameDay Final on NFL Network “This Arizona team reminds me of the Colts of a […]