Monthly Archives: October 2009

NFL Previews for Week 8

Let’s give you what the networks are saying about Week 8 action in the league where they play for pay. Starting with ESPN, here’s what the network is airing on its various studio shows. ESPN’s Weekend and Monday NFL Studio Features Ed Werder and Kenny Mayne to cover Brett Favre’s return to Lambeau Field ESPN’s […]

Saturday Linkage

Let’s do some links right now while I can. We’ll start with Stephen Wilson of the Associated Press who writes that the International Olympic Committee plans to start the US TV rights bidding for the 2014/2016 Games after the Vancouver Winter Olympics next year. Joe Lemire of Sports Illustrated says umpires can blame increased scrutiny […]

Weekend Sports Press Releases

Ok, these don’t fall into any one particular category. They’re just previewing weekend programming so let’s get to them without further delay. First, HBO airs the second installment of 24/7 Pacquaio/Cotto, late night tonight. 24/7 PACQUIAO/COTTO OCT. 31 EPISODE Episode #2: Debut: SATURDAY, OCT. 31 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT) Leaving the chaos of the typhoon-ravaged Philippines, […]

World Series and Other Baseball-related Press Releases

I have some baseball-centric press releases here. Let’s get to them. First, MLB is really happy about the World Series ratings. 2009 WORLD SERIES ATTRACTING BIG AUDIENCES Game Two of the 2009 World Series on FOX registered 18.9 million viewers, a 48% increase over last year’s Game Two viewership, and was the most watched Game […]

College Football Press Release Post

I have leftover press releases from the week and I should post them before the games start so let’s do these quickly. First NBC has its first primetime Notre Dame game tonight in San Antonio. IN THE SPIRIT OF ROCKNE, NOTRE DAME HOSTS WASHINGTON STATE IN SAN ANTONIO, TX THIS SATURDAY IN FIRST-EVER PRIMETIME GAME […]

1st Ever Fang's Bites MLB TV Awards

With baseball ending its season with the World Series, it’s time to do the 1st Ever Fang’s Bites MLB TV Awards. This follows the 1st Ever Fang’s Bites Tennis TV Awards, the 1st Annual NHL TV Awards, the College Football TV Awards and the NFL TV Awards. I hope to do a College Basketball TV […]

On A Friday Megalinks Roll

Time for the Friday Megalinks as usual. Let’s get to these while we can. You can always check out the Weekend Viewing Picks for the sports and primetime viewing for Saturday and Sunday. Let’s go to the links. National USA Today’ Michael Hiestand says we may have not have seen the last of Steve Phillips […]

Weekend Viewing Picks

Saturday, October 31 BoxingShowtime Championship Boxing/Joseph Agbeko vs. Yonnhy Perez, IBF Bantamweight Title, Showtime, 9 p.m.24/7 Pacquiao/Cotto – HBO, 11 p.m. College Football Viewing Picks English Premier LeagueArsenal vs. Tottenham Hotspur – ESPN2, 8:30 a.m.Fulham vs. Liverpool – Setanta Sports, 10:30 a.m.Bolton vs. Chelsea – Fox Soccer Channel, 11 a.m.Manchester United vs. Black urn – […]

Fox Is Really Doing Fine…It's World Series Time

Face it, you may hate the Yankees, but you watch them. Another World Series game which made a ratings gain from the year before and it’s a very nice gain. A big 44% jump from last year’s Game 2 between the Phillies and Tampa Bay. Check it out. WORLD SERIES GAME 2 DOMINATES PRIME TIME […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 8, 11/01/09

NFL Gameday Morning – NFL Network, 9 a.m.Fox NFL Sunday – Fox, noon 1 p.m.CBS Coverage MapCleveland at Chicago – Kevin Harlan/Solomon WilcotsDenver at Baltimore – Greg Gumbel/Dan DierdorfHouston at Buffalo – Ian Eagle/Rich GannonMiami at New York Jets – Jim Nantz/Phil Simms Fox Coverage MapNew York Giants at Philadelphia – Kenny Albert/Daryl Johnston/Tony SiragusaSan […]

College Football Viewing Picks for 10/31/09, All Times Eastern

Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports College Gameday, live from Eugene, OR – ESPN, 10 a.m. noonRutgers at UConn – Big East Network New Mexico State at Ohio State – Big Ten Network Indiana at Iowa – ESPNPurdue at Wisconsin – ESPN2Cincinnati at Syracuse – ESPNUAkron at Northern Illinois – ESPN Plus NC State at […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College FootballWest Virginia at USF – ESPN2, 8 p.m. GolfPGA Tour/Viking Classic, 2nd round – Golf Channel, 2:30 p.m. NBAChicago at Boston – Comcast SportsNet New England/ESPN, 8 p.m.Dallas at Los Angeles Lakers – ESPN, 10:30 p.m. NHLNew York Islanders at Washington – MSG Plus/Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, 7 p.m.Pittsburgh at Columbus – FSN Pittsburgh/Fox Sports […]

Preview of 30 for 30 – "Without Bias"

I just saw the preview clips for the next ESPN 30 for 30 documentary, “Without Bias” about the death of the late Len Bias. For fans of Maryland or the Boston Celtics and anyone who was about the age of 20-25 at the time like I was can remember this incident as if it were […]

Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 7

Keith Thibault of Sports Media Journal and I talk with Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner about a whole host of topics this week. We discuss the whole issue of the Steve Phillips affair, Deadspin vs. ESPN, the World Series ratings, Joe Buck, Chip Caray plus Jim’s local beat which is the DC/Baltimore area. We […]

Let's Do Some Thursday Linkage

I’m going to give you some links today. If I get motivated later today, I’ll give you my 1st Ever Baseball TV and Radio Awards. It’s my way of giving you more content besides the links and press releases. In fact, I’m hoping to give you more original articles as more and more newspapers close […]