Monthly Archives: May 2009

NESN is Giving Away Money

Based on the show “Beer Money” on SNY and Comcast SportsNet Chicago, NESN is doing its own version called, “Pocket Money”. I’ve seen the SNY and CSN Chicago versions and prefer it being called “Beer Money”. “Pocket Money” sounds so politically correct. Anyway, here’s the NESN press release. NESN GIVING AWAY “POCKET MONEY” Network to […]

French Open and NBA-Related Press Releases

On Sunday, the French Open begins and so does ESPN2’s coverage which will begin right after Tennis Channel which has the main cable rights. Take a gander at the release: French Open on ESPN2 & Two Weeks of Action Starts Sunday, May 24; Women’s Semis Live June 4 Part Three of Another “Serena Slam”?….Step […]

The Indy 500 On ABC

ESPN/ABC gives us some background on its coverage of this year’s Indianapolis 500 and also some history of ABC’s broadcasts dating back 45 years. I’m kind of surprised ESPN actually embraced ABC’s history with the race. Indianapolis 500 Airing on ABC for 45th Consecutive Year ESPN’s Production of Sunday’s Live Coverage Continues a TV Tradition […]

Monday's Linkfest

Time to do some linkage on this back-to-work Monday. Sunday was a busy day, today is already shaping up to be a busy day so let’s give you the links as we have them. First, Christopher Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media breaks news that Fox Sports is shaking up its top NFL production […]

Fox's 2009-10 Primetime Schedule

This is the official schedule for Fox. It begins in September. The Fox fall 2009 schedule: Monday – 8 p.m., “House”; 9 p.m., “Lie to Me” Tuesday – 8 p.m., “So You Think You Can Dance” (two hours) Wednesday – 8 p.m., “So You Think You Can Dance” results show; 9 p.m., “Glee” Thursday – […]

BREAKING NEWS: Tony Kornheiser Out, Jon Gruden In at MNF

This just in: ESPN has announced that Jon Gruden will join the Monday Night Football booth while Tony Kornheiser will leave. Here’s the press release: Jon Gruden Joins ESPN’s Monday Night Football Former Super Bowl-Winning Coach to Team with Tirico and Jaworski in MNF Booth Former Super Bowl-winning head coach Jon Gruden is joining ESPN’s […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

MLB American LeagueChicago White Sox at Toronto – Comcast SportsNet Chicago/Rogers Sportsnet, 1 p.m.Minnesota at New York Yankees – ESPN/Fox Sports North/YES, 7 p.m.Oakland at Tampa Bay – Comcast SportsNet California/Sun Sports, 7 p.m.Anaheim Angels at Seattle – Fox Sports West/FSN Northwest, 10 p.m. National LeagueArizona at Florida – Fox Sports Arizona/Fox Sports Florida, 7 […]

World Series Games To Start Earlier

One of the bigger pieces of news at the Fox upfronts today will be the announcement that weeknight World Series games will begin at 7:58 p.m. ET with a Saturday night game scheduled even earlier. This is good news for fans on the East Coast who complain that games go on too late and often […]

BREAKING NEWS: NFL TV Deals with CBS, Fox and …. COMCAST!!!

It pays to monitor Twitter. I was at Home Depot in North Kingstown when I pulled out the iPhone and saw John Ourand of Sports Business Journal tweet the following: Big story: NFL is negotiating to extend CBS/Fox broadcast contracts by two years. Bigger story: NFL is on the verge of signing carriage deal with […]

Your Rainy Sunday Links

It’s a rainy day here in Southern New England and not a nice day, but not a bad day for linkage! I’m switching back and forth from the Wimbledon Centre Court exhibition match showing off the new roof on ESPN Classic and the Madrid Open men’s final between Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal on the […]

Preakness Stakes Ratings Up From Last Year and Best in 19 Years

Call it interest in Mine That Bird, call it excitement over Rachel Alexandra winning, call it whatever you want, just know that NBC Sports is crowing over the overnight ratings for the Preakness Stakes. It’s rare to get a Sunday press release, but when you get great ratings for a certain event, you don’t wait […]

Videos of the Week – ABC's Wide World of Sports

Thanks to ESPN, this show doesn’t exist anymore. Ok, maybe I’m judgmental in saying ESPN killed this show since the Wide World title reappeared during ESPN/ABC’s coverage of the Belmont Stakes last year, but the program hasn’t been on the air in full since the late 1990’s when ESPN took over ABC Sports. But we […]

Preakness Stakes Replay – Rachel Alexandra Wins

Here’s the video of the Preakness Stakes in which heralded filly Rachel Alexandra took the lead around the 13 pole and then held off Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird to win. Watch the video. And a much better call from Tom Durkin this time.

Three Press Releases I Forgot to Post

Deleting e-mails from my inbox, I came across these press releases which I did not post last night, so I’m posting them now while I can. First, here are the stories you’ll see on Real Sports when the sports newsmagazine returns to HBO on Tuesday. REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL PROFILES NEW NFLPA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR […]

Late Night Friday Megalinks Now Saturday Megalinks

Let’s give you the Friday megalinks. Find the Weekend Viewing Picks here. National USA Today’s Michael Hiestand writes about former Yankees pitcher David Wells moving to the TBS announcing booth. John Paul Newport of the Wall Street Journal writes that former ABC Sports golf analyst Bob Rosburg died Thursday. Matt Foran of the Nielsen ratings […]