Monthly Archives: February 2010

The Olympics Prevent People From Washing Clothes – NBC

I don’t know how NBC determines these statistics, but yesterday, the network claimed 35% of those watching cried while watching Joannie Rochette’s performance on Tuesday. Now, it says 34% of households with the Olympics on now procrastinate doing various chores including washing laundry. I don’t know how this is determined, but it’s in the latest […]

2010 New York Sports Emmy Nominations

I have the nominations for this year’s New York Emmy Awards and you have some heavy hitting networks which have received nods. These are just for sports. Take a look. SPORTS COVERAGE: Single Story Dirt Dixie. December 2, 2008. (News 12 Connecticut). Matthew Cyr, Photographer/Editor. The Godfather’s Got Game. March 9, 2009. (News 12 Connecticut). […]

MLB Network's 2010 Spring Training Schedule

This just in to the Fang’s Bites e-mail inbox, we have the extensive Spring Training schedule for MLB Network. Almost 80 games will be aired, 45 live on the network. In addition, each team will be seen at least three times which is good. Here’s the MLB Network press release. MLB NETWORK TO AIR 78 […]

Versus Ramps Up Its NHL Coverage After the Olympics

On March 1 when the NHL returns from its Olympic break, Versus brings back the game in a big way with a slew of games over a span of four nights. This is something I would watch if Versus was on DirecTV, but you know, the two sides are locked in a dispute. But for […]

Baseball Tonight Hires Another Analyst

Earlier this week, ESPN announced the hiring of former Yankees third baseman Aaron Boone as a analyst for Baseball Tonight. Today, another analyst was hired and it’s former Toronto Blue Jays General Manager J.P. Ricciardi. J.P. Ricciardi Joins ESPN as Baseball Tonight Analyst J.P. Ricciardi, a 30-year professional baseball veteran – including roles as a […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Basketballmen’sIowa at Northwestern – ESPN, 7 p.m.Tulsa at Duke – ESPN2, 7 p.m.Georgia at Vanderbilt – ESPNU, 7 p.m.Wisconsin at Indiana – Big Ten Network, 9 p.m.Arizona at Cal – ESPN, 9 p.m.South Carolina at Kentucky – ESPN2, 9 p.m.Santa Clara at Gonzaga – ESPN2, 11 p.m.Loyola Marymount at San Diego – ESPNU, 11 […]

NBC's Olympic Quotage For Day 13

Let’s provide the notes and quotes from NBC’s networks from the last Wednesday of the Winter Olympics. Just glad to see this coming to an end. Here is Universal Sports’ quotage from yesterday. UNIVERSAL SPORTS AT THE VANCOUVER GAMES: NEWS, NOTES AND QUOTES FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010 Wednesday, February 24, 2010 — On the […]

TNT's Thursday NBA Doubleheader

Let’s give you some details on TNT’s NBA doubleheader on Thursday. NBA Action Continues on TNT with a Thursday Doubleheader Featuring Cavaliers @ Celtics and Nuggets @ Warriors Dallas Mavericks forward Caron Butler to visit the NBA on TNT studio TNT NBA Thursday continues on February 25 with an exclusive doubleheader beginning at 8 p.m. […]

The NFL Scouting Combine Is Covered Like a Wool Blanket

With the NFL Scouting Combine starting in Indianapolis on Thursday, you know that NFL Network will be all over it being the only cameras allowed into Lucas Oil Stadium to show the NFL hopefuls for the upcoming Draft. Here’s the programming for NFL Network for the next few days. EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF 2010 NFL SCOUTING […]

Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 24

It’s time for yet another edition of the Sports Media Weekly Podcast. Today, Keith Thibault of Sports Media Journal and I discuss the Olympics, the ratings, NBC’s continued tape delays, some of their best on-air talent and some of the worst. We also talk about Al Michaels’ failing as a studio host for NBC. We […]

NFL Announces Hall of Fame Game Matchup 8/8 at 8 p.m.

The Super Bowl ended just a short few weeks ago, but already, the National Football League is looking forward to its next season. Here’s the announcement of the AFC-NFC Hall of Fame Game to played in Canton, OH during Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. COWBOYS FACE BENGALS IN HALL OF FAME GAME A […]

NBC Says Vancouver Continues To Outpace Turin

The latest press release from NBC Sports on its ratings for the Olympics says the Vancouver Olympics continue to outrate Turin’s from four years ago and despite losing Tuesday night in the ratings to American Idol , NBC will spin it by saying the average viewership is even. Whatever helps corporate to sleep at night. […]

Doing the Mid-Week Link Thing

Ok, doing some linkage today. Lots of stuff to get to. Starting with USA Today’s Michael Hiestand who says one has to take NBC’s Olympic primetime ratings with a grain of salt. Michael also writes about Tony Kornheiser’s two week suspension for his comments about Hannah Storm’s attire. From Slate, Jack Shafer says Mr. Tony […]

USA-Switzerland Delayed Out West on TV, But Live Online

Just received word from NBC Sports public relations that while today’s USA-Switzerland men’s hockey quarterfinal game will be on NBC and thus, delayed on the West Coast, but it will be live online at Gametime is 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT. Just wanted to let you know. UPDATE, 1:15 p.m.: NBC has also told […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Basketballmen’sOhio State at Penn State – Big Ten Network, 6:30 p.m.DePaul at Cincinnati – Big East Network, 7 p.m.SMU at East Carolina – CBS College Sports, 7 p.m.Florida State at North Carolina – ESPN, 7 p.m.Pittsburgh at Notre Dame – ESPN2, 7 p.m.Virginia Tech at Boston College – ESPNU, 7 p.m.Vermont at Stony Brook […]

Canada's Olympic Broadcasting Consortium's Schedule for Day 13 of the Winter Olympics

Here’s the schedule on CTV and its sister networks in the Canada Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium. Day 13 Highlights: It’s the Quarter-finals in Men’s Hockey as Four Teams Vie for a Berth in the Semis, Wednesday, Feb. 24 DAY 13 – SCHEDULED SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) OLYMPIC DAYTIME/JEUX OLYMPIQUES EN JOURNÉE  Long Track Speed […]

NBC's Olympic Quotage For Day 12

We have quotage from NBC’s networks for Day 12 of the Winter Olympics. As usual, we begin with the quotes and notes from Universal Sports. UNIVERSAL SPORTS AT THE VANCOUVER GAMES: NEWS, NOTES AND QUOTES FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2010 Tuesday, February 23, 2010 — On the twelfth day of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, […]

Daryn Kagan Reacts to Tony Kornheiser Suspension

Since the Tony Kornheiser suspension was handed down by ESPN earlier today, I’ve seen all types of reactions. There are those which agree with ESPN and those which don’t. There are men who are outraged, there are women who are outraged. I’m in the camp that ESPN should not suspended Kornheiser. One person who shares […]