Monthly Archives: April 2010

Away This Weekend

Since putting up the Weekend Viewing Picks, I’ve been preparing for a day trip to Ithaca, NY on Saturday and then heading to Boston Sports Blogzpalooza on Sunday. I hope to do some linkage in Ithaca at a Starbucks, provided I can find one and since I’ll be on the campus of Cornell University, I […]

Weekend Viewing Picks

Saturday, May 1 BoxingShane Mosley vs. Floyd Mayweather – HBO Pay per view, 10 p.m. English Premier LeagueBirmingham vs. Burnley – ESPN2, 7:30 a.m.Tottenham vs. Bolton – Fox Soccer Plus, 9:55 a.m.Manchester City vs. Aston Villa – Fox Soccer Channel, 10 a.m.Portsmouth vs. Wolverhampton – Fox Soccer Channel, noonStoke City vs. Everton – Fox Soccer […]

Versus Crows About NHL Ratings and Online Hits

Perhaps this is a post-Olympics bump or perhaps it was Versus finally hashing out an agreement with DirecTV, a combination of the two or perhaps another factor, but the channel is seeing increased viewership for the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. Granted, these aren’t NFL numbers or even NBA Playoff numbers, but for Versus, this is […]

Baseball On Your TV This Weekend

We have plenty of baseball for you this weekend. And quite a few press releases regarding the games you’ll see on the various MLB TV partners. As usual, we begin with Fox Sports and the games it’ll cover. Joe Buck returns to work with Tim McCarver this weekend and it’s the third game for the […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

GolfPGA Tour/Quail Hollow Championship, 2nd round – Golf Channel, 2 p.m. MLBAmerican LeagueAnaheim Angels at Detroit – Fox Sports West/Fox Sports Detroit, 7 p.m. Red Sox at Baltimore – NESN/MASN, 7 p.m.Chicago White Sox at New York Yankees – Comcast SportsNet/YES, 7 p.m.Kansas City at Tampa Bay – Fox Sports Kansas City/Sun Sports, 7 p.m.Minnesota […]

NBC Sports and Sirius XM Preview the 2010 Kentucky Derby

Another rite of Spring comes along this Saturday, the first one in May as the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs touches off another Triple Crown season. Hard to believe we haven’t had a Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978, but that’s the deal. On Thursday, NBC Sports held a conference call involving the crew […]

Westwood One Radio's NFL Primetime Schedule

Westwood One Radio has announced its schedule for Sunday, Monday and Thursday Night Football as well as Thanksgiving and Christmas games. Here’s your schedule. WESTWOOD ONE ANNOUNCES 2010-2011 NFL PRIMETIME BROADCAST SCHEDULE  – Westwood One is the NFL’s Exclusive Network Radio Partner – New York, NY – April 29, 2010 – Westwood One announced today […]

Various Local NHL Press Releases

Let’s give you three press releases from various Regional Sports Networks regarding NHL coverage. We’ll begin with Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic which had tremendous ratings for Game 7 of the Montreal-Washington series. Those ratings won’t go any further this postseason. CAPITALS PLAYOFFS ON COMCAST SPORTSNET RATINGS NOTES: Game 7 Delivers Highest-Rated Capitals Game in Comcast SportsNet […]

Thursday Linkage

Let’s do some linkage for you. Getting off to a slow start today. David Bauder of the Associated Press writes that the NFL Draft is a hugely popular television event. Sean Leahy of USA Today’s The Huddle blog says the NFL plans to keep the Draft at three days. Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio says […]

Versus Jumps Into the 2nd Round of the NHL Playoffs

The 1st round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs ended on Wednesday and the 2nd round begins on Thursday. I like that. Hit the ground running. Keep the momentum of a great 1st round going. And we have the Western Conference teams ready so get started as soon as they’re set to go. And Versus […]

Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 32

Time for another edition of the Sports Media Weekly Podcast. In the first segment, Keith Thibault of Sports Media Journal and I talk about the NFL Draft, coverage and the ratings, plus the move to a primetime event. Then we talk about CBS/Turner gaining the rights for the NCAA Tournament. We discuss the Sports Emmy […]

The Golf Tournaments On TV and Radio

This week, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to see or listen to golf. Let’s go over what’s on. First, Golf Channel will air several tournaments in the US and Europe. Golf Channel Live Tournament Coverage: April 29-May 2 Extended News and Tournament Coverage From the Quail Hollow Championship Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic to Debut on […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

Golf PGA Tour/Quail Hollow Championship, 1st round – Golf CHall  MLBAmerican LeagueMinnesota at Detroit – Fox Sports North/Fox Sports Detroit, 1 p.m.Chicago at Texas – MLB Network/Comcast SportsNet Chicago/Fox Sports Southwest, 2 p.m.Kansas City at Tampa Bay – Fox Sports Kansas City/Sun Sports, 7 p.m.New York Yankees at Baltimore – MLB Network/YES/MASN, 7 p.m.Oakland at […]

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs – 2nd Round Schedules

I had to wait for the last seconds of Game 7 between Washington and Montreal to tick off before I could do this post. Man, Jaroslav Halak has stood on his head since Game 5 of the series and closed it out tonight with a 2-1 win. Ok, here is the entire schedule. I’m listing […]

TNT's and NBA TV's Schedule for Wednesday and Thursday

Here’s what you have for tonight and tomorrow on NBA TV and TNT for the NBA Playoffs. Teams Continue to Battle it Out as They Must “Win or Go Home” During TNT and NBA TV’s NBA Playoff Coverage TNT’s coverage of the NBA Playoffs continues tonight, April 28 at 8 p.m. (ET) with Joe Johnson and […]