Monthly Archives: August 2009

No Links Today Either

As I’m disappointed that Hurricane Bill has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm and won’t be a Category 5 as it veers away from hitting Rhode Island, I’m also disappointed that I got up at 6 a.m. to drive 800 miles all over Massachusetts. So I inform you that I won’t be blogging today […]

No Megalinks Tonight

At 7:30 tonight, I discovered that my entire Saturday was planned for me. Screw my plans to rest up and do what I would like to do. I now have to get up early in the morning and go all over Northeastern and Central Massachusetts and back. I probably won’t be back until Saturday night […]

Weekend Viewing Picks

Saturday, August 22 BoxingBoxing After Dark – HBO, 9:45 p.m. English Premier LeagueArsenal vs. Portsmouth – Setanta Sports, 10 a.m.Manchester City vs. Wolverhampton – Fox Soccer Channel, 10 a.m.Wigan Athletic vs. Manchester United – ESPN2, 10 a.m.Hull City vs. Bolton – Fox Soccer Channel, 5 p.m. (same day coverage)Sunderland vs. Blackburn – Setanta Sports, 6:45 […]

Leftover Thursday Press Releases

I’m running behind today so Megalinks might be up tonight. I still have a couple of things to do before I get cracking on other stuff. Here are releases from Thursday that I didn’t post last night. Let’s get cracking. This is from NBC Sports which will have live coverage of the concluding weekend of […]

ESPN Radio's John Kincade Beats Cancer Not Once, But Twice

Great story today from Daryn Kagan on Atlanta sports radio host John Kincade who learned a very important life lesson after beating cancer not just once, but twice. It’s a tremendous story and one we can all draw from. Take a look. John is an afternoon drive host at 680 The Fan and can be […]

CBS' PGA Championship Rating Up 150% on Sunday

CBS continues to reap the benefits of having a duel involving Tiger Woods down the stretch. Satuday’s third round rating was up almost 400% from the previous year which went up against the Olympics and didn’t have Tiger Woods. Now this year for Sunday with Y.E. Yang and Woods involved in Match Play down the […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

MLB American LeagueAnaheim at Baltimore – Fox Sports West/MASN, 7 p.m.Kansas City at Chicago White Sox – Fox Sports Kansas City/Comcast SportsNet Chicago, 8 p.m.Minnesota at Texas – Fox Sports North/Fox Sports Southwest, 8 p.m.New York Yankees at Oakland – YES/Comcast SportsNet California, 10 p.m. National LeagueArizona at Atlanta – Fox Sports Arizona/Fox Sports South, […]

Fox Sports Officially Reveals Its 2009 NFL Announcing Teams

After USA Today’s Michael Hiestand wrote about it Friday, Fox Sports has now sent the press release announcing its talent roster for this upcoming NFL season. As Michael stated, there were some changes like Matt Vasgersian who departed from Fox to MLB Network and Brian Baldinger whose contract was not renewed and will be doing […]

Two PGA Championship Press Releases From Sunday

Because I was out all day Sunday, I was not able to post these releases. First, CBS says its ratings for the 3rd round for the PGA Championship from Saturday were up a whopping 390%!!!!! Three guesses why and the first two don’t count. One hint. First name begins with Tiger. CBS SPORTS’ THIRD ROUND […]

Mad Men Sneak Peek, Episode 302 "Love Among Ruins"

I did not know I could embed Mad Men videos so after each episode on Sunday, I will embed the recap of that night’s episode as well as the sneak peek for next week’s episode as soon as they become available. As usual, another bang up job by the writers and Executive Producer Matthew Weiner. […]

Turner Sports' Notes from the PGA Championship

Two press releases from TNT/Turner Sports regarding the PGA Championship. First, we have quotage from the 3rd round. Notes from TNT’s Coverage of the PGA Championship from Hazeltine National Golf Club – Round Three – Friday, August 15, 2009 TNT’s coverage of the PGA Championship will continue with final round coverage on Sunday from 11 […]

Saturday Morning's Links Or A Whole New World For Soccer Fans

I’m up this morning watching English Premier League soccer on ESPN2. Late last night, ESPN came to an agreement with Fox Soccer Channel to air two games a week, early Saturday morning games and Monday afternoon games so fans who had had to depend on Setanta Sports and shelling out money to watch the games […]

Various Press Releases To End the Work Week

These are releases that have flown into the Fang’s Bites inbox today and should be posted before the night is out. So I’ll do these now to give me the rest of the night free so I can sleep later on. First, ESPN is really happy about their ratings for Thursday’s Monday Night Football exhibition […]

ESPN2 Airs English Premier League Soccer

This story was broken earlier this month by the great people at EPL Talk, but it’s now made official from the Worldwide Headquarters of ESPN. Starting Saturday, ESPN2 will air weekly English Premier League soccer games. As earlier reported, ESPN2 will take the early Saturday morning game at 7:45 a.m. and the Monday 3 p.m. […]

TNT Quotage from the PGA Championship, Round 2

I’m late putting up the quotage from TNT. This was sent just a half hour after signoff at 8 p.m. ET tonight. Once again, great stuff. Notes from TNT’s Coverage of the PGA Championship from Hazeltine National Golf Club – Round Two – Friday, August 14, 2009 TNT’s coverage of the PGA Championship will continue […]

Friday Megalinks

I’m trying something new to get the Friday megalinks in during the day. I hope it works. As always, we highlight the Weekend Viewing Picks and there are quite a few this weekend. The PGA Championship, golf’s last major of the year is taking place at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota. CBS is hoping […]

Weekend Viewing Picks

Saturday, August 15 English Premier LeagueChelsea vs. Hull City – ESPN2, 7:30 a.m.Aston Villa vs. Wigan – Fox Soccer Channel, 10 a.m.Blackburn vs. Manchester City – Setanta Sports, 10 a.m.Everton vs. Arsenal – Fox Soccer Channel, 12:30 p.m.Wolverhampton vs. West Ham – Setanta Sports, 5 p.m. (same day coverage)Portsmouth vs. Fulham – Setanta Sports, 6:45 […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

GolfPGA Championship, 2nd round – TNT, 2 p.m./CBS, 12:37 a.m. MLB American LeagueAnaheim at Baltimore – Fox Sports West/MASN2, 7 p.m.Kansas City at Detroit – Fox Sports Kansas City/Fox Sports Detroit, 7 p.m.Toronto at Tampa Bay – Rogers Sportsnet/Fox Sports Florida, 7:30 p.m.Red Sox at Texas – NESN/Fox Sports Southwest, 8 p.m.Cleveland at Minnesota – […]

Some Late Thursday Night/Early Friday Morning Linkage

I’ll give some linkage tonight before I sleep. Newsday’s Neil Best reports that CBS Sports reporter Sam Ryan is giving up her gig as sports anchor at WCBS-TV in New York to focus on her national duties. CNBC’s Darren Rovell says there will be a lot of pressure on Michael Vick to say the right […]

A Creative Way to Market the Baseball World Cup

Even though baseball won’t be in the next two Summer Olympics, the sport continues its attempt to show that its a world game. Coming in September will be the 2009 Baseball World Cup to be played in Nettuno, Italy. To attract interest, the organizers decided to film a D-Day-type invasion promo showing baseball players storming […]