Monthly Archives: April 2009

More Thursday Press Releases

After I did my press release post earlier today, more came into the Fang’s Bites inbox so it’s time for another post now. Starting with NBC Sports, the network previews it’s coverage of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. NBC SPORTS PRESENTS UNPRECEDENTED COVERAGE OF THE 135th RUNNING OF THE KENTUCKY DERBY THIS SATURDAY AT 4 […]

Red Sox Hero Dave Roberts Joins NESN

I thought this was a matter of time when Dave Roberts retired from playing baseball. Roberts has a great voice and is very good in interviews and I think he’s going to be a very good TV analyst. NESN also thinks so because it’s hired Dave to be a studio analyst. He has the potential […]

Thursday's Press Releases Thus Far

I have received quite a few press releases this morning. I’ll post what I have for you. Starting with MLB Network, Bob Costas will on the air tonight with an interview of Hall of Fame shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr. BOB COSTAS INTERVIEWS CAL RIPKEN JR. ON MLB NETWORK BEFORE THURSDAY NIGHT BASEBALL Hall of Famer […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

GolfQuail Hollow Championship, 1st round – Golf Channel, 3 p.m. MLB American LeagueOakland at Texas – Fox Sports Southwest, 2 p.m.Toronto at Kansas City – Fox Sports Kansas City, 2 p.m.Red Sox at Tampa Bay – MLB Network/NESN/Sun Sports, 7 p.m.Anaheim Angels at New York Yankees – Fox Sports West/YES, 7 p.m. National LeagueSt. Louis […]

Fox Showcases Mets-Phillies

Fox is doing fine in Spring time. I have this old Fox Sports open in my head, back to the early days of the operation when it had just the NFL and NHL. This open which had the words, “Fox is doing fiiiiiinnnne… in Cup time….” has been stuck in my head for a couple […]

Wednesday Into Thursday Linkage

Because I was at a jobsite today, I was not able to provide links so I’ll catch up on them now. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand talks with Steven A. Smith who is leaving ESPN this week. Michael writes that Tweeting by TV announcers is gaining momentum. Bill Griffith writing for Sports Illustrated gives his grades […]

Lost Season 5, Episode 15 Promo

I’m still coming down from Daniel being shot dead by his mother and Charles Widmore being his father. So is Heloise Faraday the mother of Penny Widmore? Why did she visit Penny at the hospital while Desmond was in surgery? And now, it appears the 1977 Losties will finally get back together with the 2007 […]

Action Packed Saturday Links

Time to give you the Saturday links. It’s NFL Draft Day. It’s Day 2 of Yankees-Red Sox and Cubs-Cardinals. The NHL and NBA Playoffs continue. There’s a lot of action today. Can’t ask for anything more on a beautiful day in the Northeast. And what do I have on? The Zurich Classic of New Orleans […]

Statement from Al Michaels on John Madden

NBC’s Al Michaels made a statement today on the retirement of his broadcast partner since 2002. STATEMENT FROM AL MICHAELS ON JOHN MADDEN’S RETIREMENTJohn will always have a unique place in the history of pro football.No one has made the sport more interesting, more relevant and more enjoyable to watch and listen to than John. […]

Cris Collinsworth Joins Al Michaels on Sunday Night Football

Just confirmed by NBC Sports Emperor Dick Ebersol in a media conference call formally announcing the retirement of John Madden. Cris Collinsworth moves from the NBC Sports Football Night in America studio to the Sunday Night Football booth. He’ll join Al Michaels starting in August when the preseason gets underway. We did have a taste […]

Statement from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on John Madden

NFL Commish Roger Goodell has the following statement on the retirement of John Madden from broadcasting. STATEMENT FROM NFL COMMISSIONER ROGER GOODELL ON THE RETIREMENT OF JOHN MADDEN There is one thing football fans have agreed on for decades: they all love John Madden. John was a Hall of Fame coach before becoming one of […]

The Madden Broadcasting Timeline

1978 – Retires from coaching the Oakland Raiders 1979 – Joins CBS Sports at a color commentator and is teamed with Gary Bender on regional NFL games. 1981 – CBS Sports President Van Gordon Sauter and Executive Producer Terry O’Neil team Madden with Pat Summerall on the network’s “A” broadcasts. 1982 – Summerall and Madden […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

GolfPGA Tour/Verizon Heritage, 1st round – Golf Channel, 3 p.m. MLB American League Cleveland at New York Yankees (New Yankee Stadium opener) – MLB Network/WKYC/YES, 1 p.m.Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay – Comcast SportsNet Chicago Plus/Fox Sports Florida, 7 p.m.Toronto at Minnesota – MLB Network/Rogers Sportsnet/Fox Sports North, 8 p.m.Anaheim Angels at Seattle – […]

John Madden's Pro Football Hall of Fame Speech

With John Madden retiring from broadcasting today, I thought I would post his induction speech into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006, the same year he joined NBC Sports. This is part one of his speech. Here’s part 2. Madden definitely made an impact on broadcasting, bringing his personality to the booth. In […]

BREAKING NEWS: John Madden Retires From Broadcasting

Just saw this on SportsCenter and just got the press release from NBC Sports. This shakes up Sunday Night Football. You have to believe Cris Collinsworth will be the analyst for NBC with Al Michaels. Where this leaves Collinsworth for the NFL Network is unknown, but I would think NBC would not allow him to […]

The Amazing Race 14 – Alright Guys, We're At War!

It’s been a while since I did an Amazing Race 14 episode recap, but I have to catch up and since I pledged to my friends at Reality Fan Forum that I would complete the season, I’m going to do so and recap the two episodes I’ve missed. We resume from where we left off […]

Friday Night Megalink Session

Time for the megalinks once again. As usual, before the linkage, there’s the Weekend Viewing Picks. The Masters is the dominant event on the sports calendar this weekend. CBS has the weekend coverage, three and a half hours on Saturday starting at 3:30 p.m., then 18 hole coverage on Sunday beginning at 2 p.m. You […]

Kudos to MLB Network

I was watching the tribute to the late Anaheim Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart on NESN when I wanted to see how Fox Sports West was covering it. Knowing that it FSW was blacked out due to the fact I’m in Red Sox territory and the opposite broadcast would be knocked out on DirecTV, I went […]

Weekend Viewing Picks

Saturday, April 11 BoxingThrilla in Manila – HBO, 8 p.m.Pacquaio-Hatton 24/7 – HBO 9:30 p.m.World Championship Boxing/Winky Wright vs. Paul Williams – HBO, 10 p.m. College BowlingNCAA Division I Championship – ESPN2/ESPNU, 8 p.m. College FootballGeorgia Spring Football Game – ESPN, 1 p.m. College HockeyNCAA Men’s Division I Championship/Miami (OH) vs. Boston University – ESPN, […]