Monthly Archives: May 2010

Some Memorial Day Linkage

On this holiday for those people aren’t working, I wish you the best Memorial Day possible and don’t forget to remember those who have given their lives in service to their country. For those of who worked the entire holiday weekend including myself, I hope you get some time off down the road. I won’t […]

Memorial Day Viewing Picks

College BaseballCollege World Series Selection Show – ESPN, 12:30 p.m. College LacrosseMen’s Division I ChampionshipDuke vs. Notre Dame – ESPN, 3:30 p.m. College Softball Women’s Division II ChampionshipValdosta State vs. Hawai’i Pacific – CBS College Sports, 3 p.m. MLBAmerican League Cleveland at New York Yankees – STO/YES, 1 p.m.Oakland at Detroit – Comcast SportsNet California/Fox […]

Sunday Linkage

I’ll do some Sunday links for you on this middle day of the three day weekend. Let’s get to them. First, Mike Reynolds at Multichannel News writes that Versus is getting an outdoor NHL game next season when the Heritage Classic returns to Canada. Mike also discusses Comcast SportsNet affiliates in Chicago and Philadelphia placing […]

NBC Scores With Stanley Cup Final Game 1

Overnights are in for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Chicago Blackhawks and they are good. They are the best ratings since 1999 when Dallas and Buffalo squared off on Fox. Take a look. BEST STANLEY CUP FINAL GAME 1 OVERNIGHT IN 11 YEARS NBC Wins Night Game […]

Videos of the Week – Best Sports Themes, Part IV

This is the fourth and last part of Best Sports Themes. Today, we’re focusing on sports anthologies such as ABC’s Wide World of Sports, CBS Sports Spectacular, NBC SportsWorld and the like. We’ll start this with the original sports anthology program, Wide World of Sports. It’s cut off, but it’s pretty cool to see iconic […]

ESPN2 To Continue Carrying MMA Live

Received a press release today from ESPN that ESPN2 will continue carrying the ESPN.com-produced “MMA Live” through August. The network started airing the series this month and judging from this release, feels comfortable taking more shows through the summer. Here’s the release. ESPN2 to Continue Televising ESPN.com’s MMA Live Show After airing episodes for the […]

TV Coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals

I’ll throw two press releases here, one from NBC Sports and the other from Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, regarding their coverage of the Stanley Cup Finals which begin tonight. Let’s go with NBC Sports’ coverage plans first. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS HOST PHILADELPHIA FLYERS IN GAME 1 OF STANLEY CUP FINAL THIS SATURDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON […]

Lazy Saturday Afternoon Links

I’ve been actually busy doing some errands at home as I don’t have a car due to the accident last Friday, but lazy to blog. Time to give you some linkage now. Stuart Levine from Variety asks if the Super Bowl will ever appear on cable.  Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News says Fox Soccer Channel […]

NBC Sports To Butcher, I Mean, Air French Open This Weekend

NBC starts its French Open coverage this weekend and after being able to see matches live all this week online thanks to Tennis Channel and ESPN2, my fear is that NBC will pull shenanigans like it did last year with calling exclusivity of certain matches then tape delaying them. The network has been doing this […]

NHL "No Words" Ad

This ad debuts during the Stanley Cup Finals on NBC and CBC. It’s a great ad and is part of a great  “History Will Be Made” campaign by the National Hockey League. This one is called “No Words” and it’s perfect. As much as I love the NHL, I’ve also been critical of its marketing, […]

The Last NASCAR on Fox Race of 2010

The last of Fox’s Sprint Cup season ends on Sunday with the Coca Cola 600. Here’s the press release. FOX SPORTS NOTES, QUOTES & ANECDOTES NASCAR on FOX Races Final Lap of ’10 Campaign With Coca-Cola 600 Sunday   NASCAR ON FOX’S 2010 FINALE AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY – The NASCAR on FOX 2010 Sprint […]

Golf on Network TV

Both CBS and NBC will have coverage of golf this weekend. CBS continues its stretch of PGA Tournaments while NBC airs the Senior PGA Championship. The Texas Swing continues in Fort Worth with the Colonial Invitational. CBS Sports has third and final round coverage. MICKELSON, STRICKER, FURYK, CLARK, POULTER, CASEY AND PERRY TEE IT UP […]

Baseball on TV For Memorial Day Weekend

Let’s go over the baseball fare on TV this Memorial Day weekend. Plenty of games to see as well. Starting with Fox and again, Joe Buck is back on the case as he’ll call the Cardinals-Cubs game from Wrigley Field. This makes six games out of possible eight that Buck will have worked. We’re keeping […]

Time For The Friday Not-so-Mega Links

Let’s give you the Friday megalinks while I can. Not as many links as the usual Friday, but the Memorial Day weekend has a lot to do with that. I’ll give you what I can. Getting ready for the three day weekend and you can find the sports and the entertainment viewing for Saturday and […]

Weekend Viewing Picks

Saturday, May 29 College LacrosseDivision I Men’s ChampionshipSemifinals Notre Dame vs. Cornell – ESPN2, 4 p.m.Duke vs. Virginia – ESPN2, 6:30 p.m. College SoftballDivision I Softball Championship Athens Super RegionalGame 2/California vs. Georgia – ESPN, noon Columbia Super RegionalGame 1/Oregon vs. Missouri – ESPN, 2:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa Super RegionalGame 2/Hawai’i vs. Alabama – ESPN, 5 […]

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