Monthly Archives: November 2009

Two NBA-centric Press Releases

I’m going to post two NBA-related press releases and then go to bed. Sleep is calling me and it’s calling me rather loudly. Starting with TNT, we have quotage from the network’s NBA doubleheader from Thursday. Notes from TNT’s Coverage of the NBA – Thursday, November 19, 2009 TNT’s NBA Thursday coverage continues with a […]

Friday Night Links

I’ll do some links again during a late night. Things continue to happen in the sports media. First, Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the TV broadcast team for the Clippers made fun of the only Iranian-born player in the NBA, center Hamed Haddadi of the Memphis Grizzlies and got suspended for […]

Time for the Friday Megalinks

Let’s do the Friday megalinks as we steam into Thanksgiving holiday week. Lots of links to get to so let’s not waste any more time. The Weekend Viewing Picks have what’s in store for college football, college basketball, NFL, NASCAR and plenty of other sporting and primetime viewing picks. To the links. National We’re hearing

HBO Registered More Than 1 Million Buys for Pacquaio-Cotto

This just in from HBO, we find that there were about one and a quarter million purchases for last week’s Manny Pacquaio-Miguel Cotto fight. We have the announcement from the fine people at HBO Sports. PACQUIAO-COTTO REGISTERS 1.25 MILLION PAY-PER-VIEW BUYS Nov. 20, 2009 – NEW YORK — HBO Sports reported today that 1.25 million […]

Weekend Viewing Picks

Saturday, November 21 BoxingSuper Six World Boxing Classic/Super Middleweights, Mikkei Kessler vs. Andre Ward – Showtime, 10 p.m.Manny Pacquiao vs. Miguel Cotto (replay) – HBO, 10 p.m. College BasketballRider at Kentucky – Fox Sports South/Sun Sports, 1 p.m.Presbyterian at Illinois – Big Ten Network, 8 p.m.College Football Viewing Picks English Premier LeagueManchester City at Liverpool […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 11, 11/22/09

NFL Gameday Morning – NFL Network, 10 a.m.The NFL Today – CBS, noon 1 p.m.CBS Coverage MapBuffalo at Jacksonville – Bill Macatee/Steve BeuerleinCleveland at Detroit – Don Criqui/Randy CrossIndianapolis at Baltimore – Greg Gumbel/Dan DierdorfPittsburgh at Kansas City – Ian Eagle/Rich Gannon Fox Coverage MapAtlanta at New York Giants – Kenny Albert/Daryl Johnston/Tony SiragusaNew Orleans […]

College Football Viewing Picks for 11/21/09, All Times Eastern

College Gameday live from Tucscon, AZ – ESPN, 10 a.m. noonOhio State at Michigan – ABC Louisville at South Florida – Big East Network Maine at New Hampshire – Comcast SportsNet New England/Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic Minnesota at Iowa – ESPNNorth Carolina at Boston College – ESPN2Duke at Miami (FL) – ESPNU Maryland at Florida State […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Basketball Coaches vs. Cancer Classic3rd Place Game/Ohio State vs. Cal – ESPN2, 5 p.m.Championship/Syracuse vs. North Carolina – ESPN2, 7:20 p.m. Puerto Rico Tip-OffConsolation/Georgia Tech vs. George Mason – ESPNU, 1 p.m.Semifinal/Dayton vs. Villanova – ESPNU, 3:30 p.m.Semifinal/Ole Miss vs. Kansas State – ESPNU, 8:30 p.m. Toledo at Michigan State – Big Ten Network, […]

Thursday Night Football Quotage

Nice of the NFL to send this quotage from tonight’s Miami-Carolina game within minutes of the finish of the broadcast. That’s efficient! Thursday Night Football Telecast NotesPlay-by-Play: Bob Papa Analyst: Matt Millen Quotes from Miami Dolphins vs. Carolina Panthers Nov. 19, 2009 on NFL Network FINAL: DOLPHINS 24, PANTHERS 17 FIRST HALF: “It all starts […]

Some Late Thursday Links

I am seeing some stories for Friday, but I’ll leave those for the megalinks. I can provide you with a few links before closing my eyes for the night. Staci D. Kramer of notes that Fox Sports Net is softly launching local versions of its websites to rival the local sites offered by Comcast […]

One More National Geographic Expedition Week Special

National Geographic has announced the discovery of five ancient crocodiles and this development will be part of a new special on crocs called, “When Crocodiles Ate Dinosaurs”. As usual, with our National Geographic Channel previews, we have a program description and some videos for you. EXPEDITION WEEK: When Crocs Ate Dinosaurs Saturday, November 21 at […]

Michelle Wie Drives Golf Channel to Good Ratings

Michelle Wie’s win in the LPGA’s Lorena Ochoa Invitational, her first career Tour win, sent Golf Channel to new ratings heights for women’s golf. Wie’s win on Sunday gave Golf Channel its second highest ratings for an LPGA round this year. Wie’s Win Pulls Top Rating for GOLF CHANNEL and LPGA Tour ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. […]

Programming for Next Week

Well, I have some releases for next week. And starting on Sunday, Tennis Channel airs live matches from the season ending ATP World Tour Finals live from London. Tennis Channel will have the entire tournament including the singles and doubles finals on November 29. This is something I look forward to watching every morning. TENNIS […]

Quotage Releases

I have two releases that contain quotage. First, from NFL Network, we have a transcript of various statements NFL Commish Roger Goodell made tonight before the Miami-Carolina game announcing the Player Advisory Forum to be headed up by former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Discusses New NFL Player Advisory Forum Tonight […]

Previews of Weekend Programming

I’ve given you the college football and NFL previews. Let’s give you previews of other weekend programming. NBC Sports airs plenty of figure skating and will air Skate Canada this weekend. SKATE CANADA COVERAGE ON NBC SPORTS & UNIVERSAL SPORTS THIS WEEKEND FROM KITCHENER, ONTARIOUniversal Sports to Provide Coverage Throughout the CompetitionNEW YORK – Nov. […]