Monthly Archives: December 2009

NFL Does Not Flex in Week 16

The non-flexing this season continues in the NFL. Only one flex game and that was in Week 13. For Week 16, the Sunday Night Football game between Dallas and Washington will remain in place. There is one move from an early afternoon game to late afternoon and I’ll allow the NFL press release to explain. […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

NBABoston at Memphis – Comcast SportsNet New England, 8 p.m.New Orleans at Dallas – NBA TV, 8:30 p.m. NFLArizona at San Francisco – ESPN, 8:30 p.m. NHLAtlanta at New York Rangers – SportSouth/MSG Network, 7 p.m.Florida at New York Islanders – Fox Sports Florida/MSG Plus, 7 p.m.Nashville at Columbus – Fox Sports Tennessee/Fox Sports Ohio, […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College FootballDivision I Semifinal – William & Mary at Villanova – ESPN2, 8 p.m. College HockeyRPI at Boston University – NESN, 7 p.m.Wisconsin at North Dakota – NHL Network, 8:30 p.m. SoccerNCAA Division I College Cup semifinal/Wake Forest vs. Virginia – ESPN2/ESPNU, 5 p.m.NCAA Division I College Cup semifinal/Akron vs. North Carolina – ESPNU, 7:30 […]

Erin Andrews Stalker Pleads Guilty

The man accused of stalking Erin Andrews has entered a plea agreement. On Thursday, Michael David Barrett of Illinois agreed to plead guilty in federal court in Los Angeles. Last month, Barrett originally pleaded not guilty and posted $100,000 bail. Robert J. Lopez of the Los Angeles Times recaps what happened on Thursday. CBS News […]

Thursday Night Football Quotage Out While The Game Is Still On!

Once again, NFL Network has issued quotage from the Thursday Night Football game while it’s still in progress. This was sent at 10:34 p.m. ET while the game had just started the 4th quarter of the Steelers-Browns game. Very impressive. Here is the press release: Thursday Night Football Telecast NotesPlay-by-Play: Bob Papa Analyst: Matt Millen […]

NFL Previews for Week 14

Let’s give you the network previews for Week 14 of the National Football League. We begin with ESPN and the features you’ll see on its studio shows. ESPN’s Weekend and Monday NFL Studio Features ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown will preview the day’s matchups Sunday at 11 a.m. ET with Chris Berman and analysts Cris Carter, […]

Coach's Corner Comes to NESN … For One Day

The announcement was made on NESN right before tonight’s Toronto-Boston game. CBC’s Don Cherry who will be in Boston for the NHL Winter Classic will make a special appearance on NESN on December 30 as the Bruins honor their former coach. In addition, Cherry will do a special edition of Coach’s Corner with Mike Milbury […]

A Few Quick Afternoon Links

I wasn’t expecting to do a linkfest this afternoon, but with my work finished early, I have some extra time to do some links for you. CNBC’s Darren Rovell looks into whether Tiger Woods can return to his old form. Darren says the PGA Tour’s website has gone through a redesign and it doesn’t include […]

Some More Leftover Press Releases

I continue to clear out the press releases that need to be posted. Let’s do this. First, NBC News has started a segment called “The Science of the Winter Olympic Games” which will air on a bunch of platforms. NBC UNIVERSAL PRESENTS ‘THE SCIENCE OF THE OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES’ NBC Learn, NBC Olympics, and The […]

Some Long Leftover Press Releases

I have some releases to post. Some of these came in last week, but were not necessarily time sensitive, so let’s get these up now as I’ve finished my work for the day. I’ll start with ESPN which says the ratings for college football this season were significantly higher than years past. ESPN & ESPN2 […]

CBS Records Its Highest SEC Ratings Since 1996

College football ratings did well on ESPN as you’ll see coming up. The SEC package for CBS did very well and this was the first year of the new 15 year contract for the Tiffany Network. Not only did CBS’ ratings for the SEC go up from last season, the numbers were better than ABC’s […]

Thursday's Stuff

I have links for you today. Trying to finish these early so I can some work done. The Associated Press has the top 15 cable programs for last week which includes some programming from ESPN. Anthony Crupi of Mediaweek writes that ESPN will finish third in the yearly cable primetime ratings. Anthony says Monday Night […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Basketball Big East/SEC Challenge, Tampa, FLDePaul vs. Mississippi State – ESPN2, 6:30 p.m.Syracuse vs. Florida – ESPN, 9 p.m. Oakland at Michigan State – Big Ten Network, 7 p.m.Northeastern at URI – Cox Sports, RI, 7 p.m.Miami (OH) at Cincinnati – ESPN2, 8:30 p.m.Colorado at Colorado State – the mtn., 9:30 p.m. College FootballESPNU […]

NBA on TNT Preview and NBA TV Quotage

Again, I’m combining two releases here, one a preview of Thursday’s NBA on TNT doubleheader and the other, quotage from NBA TV’s Fan Night. First, the TNT preview. NBA Action Continues on TNT with a Doubleheader TNT and NBA TV analyst Chris Webber to Take Part in Live Video Chat TNT NBA Thursday continues on […]

NFL Network Previews Steelers-Browns and Some Quotage Added In

I have a couple of press release posts to give you. This is for NFL Network and it previews the Thursday Night Football matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and my lowly Cleveland Browns. I have low expectations for the game, but I’ll watch anyway. Here’s NFL Network’s preview. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10 — 8:00 PM ET […]

Peter Gammons Talks About Joining MLB Network

On Wednesday at the Baseball Winter Meetings in Indianapolis, Peter Gammons joined MLB Network head honcho Tony Petitti and MLB Advanced Media CEO Bob Bowman in a media conference call to announce his joining the channel as well as full-time. On Tuesday, we learned that Peter was leaving ESPN after 20 years and joining […]

Some Fox Sports Florida/Sun Sports Press Releases

I have amassed a number of press releases from Fox Sports Florida/Sun Sports on a host of subjects so I figured I’ll group them together. Let’s go. First, Fox Sports Florida/Sun Sports has been awarded some local Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards for various local productions and features. Take a look: SUN SPORTS/FOX SPORTS FLORIDA WINS […]

Some Mid-Week Links

Doing some linkage and my computer has been acting up on me. This is all connected with me falling asleep with the lights and my glasses on. I have a feeling I dropped my computer while asleep so I have to deal with it shutting off about seven times today. So while I deal with […]

NFL Games Grab Top Four TV Shows of the Week

I have run out of things to say about the monster TV ratings for the NFL this season. We’re headed towards another ratings record for the NFL postseason and Super Bowl unless the Big Game is a total stinker, but it’ll still be around a 40 rating and 60 share. That’s where we’re going. So […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Basketball SEC/Big East Invitational, New York, NYGeorgia vs. St. John’s – ESPN2, 7 p.m.Kentucky vs. UConn – ESPN, 9:30 p.m. Duquense at West Virginia – Big East Network, 7 p.m.Valparaiso at Purdue – Big Ten Network, 7 p.m.Radford at Kansas – ESPNU, 8 p.m.Michigan at Utah – CBS College Sports, 9 p.m.Villanova at St. […]