Monthly Archives: May 2010

MLB Games On TV This Weekend

This is the weekend where Fox is experimenting with primetime baseball on Saturday night. Usually on Saturday afternoons, Fox will regionalize as many as three games. This Saturday, Joe Buck returns after a week off. He’ll have done five games out a possible seven for the season. Here’s the Fox Sports schedule and previews for […]

NBC Sports Airs Both NHL Conference Final Games This Weekend

NBC Sports will air both the NHL Eastern and Western Conference Finals this weekend. You’ll see both Games 4 of Montreal-Philadelphia and San Jose-Chicago series on separate days. Mike Emrick and Ed Olczyk will be in the booth for NBC for both games and unfortunately, America will be subjected to Pierre McGuire on ice level […]

Gathering The Thursday Linkage

Time for some linkage on this Thursday. Trying to get this in before I have to get some work done today. I’ll do as many links as I can. USA Today picks up a story from Ronald Blum of the Associated Press in which Fox Sports Ele Jefe del Mundo David Hill expects a big […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

Cycling Tour of California, Stage 5 – Versus, 5 p.m. GolfLPGA Tour/Sybase Match Play Championship – Golf Channel, 1 p.m.PGA Tour/Byron Nelson Championship, 1st round – Golf Channel, 3 p.m. MLBAmerican LeagueKansas City at Cleveland – STO, noonDetroit at Oakland – Fox Sports Detroit, 3:30 p.mToronto at Seattle – Rogers Sportsnet/FSN Northwest, 3:30 p.m.Minnesota at […]

Univeral Sports To Air Winter Olympics Special

Next Monday, Universal Sports airs a documentary on the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. The Today Show’s Matt Lauer will narrate the special. Universal Sports Celebrates Great Moments of the 2010 Winter Olympics with Visions of Vancouver Premiering May 24 Documentary to feature stories of Lindsey Vonn, Shaun White, Apolo Ohno and numerous other stars […]

MLB Network To Air 2nd Annual Stand Up 2 Cancer Special

For the second year in a row, MLB Network will air the Stand Up 2 Cancer special that will air on several broadcast networks as well as a whole host of cable networks. MLB Network will be the only all-sports network that will clear time for Stand Up 2 Cancer which is one of the […]

Golf on Your Television This Week

We have the golf tournaments on Golf Channel and CBS over the last part of the week. Let’s take a look at the Golf Channel’s schedule first. Golf Channel Live Tournament Coverage: May 20-23 Top 64 Women in the World at Sybase Match Play Championship PGA TOUR Heads to Dallas for the HP Byron Nelson […]

John McEnroe To Open Tennis Academy In New York

I received this press release from good friend, Joe Favorito and I’ll post this. Famed tennis star and analyst John McEnroe has announced that he’s opening a World Class tennis academy on Randall’s Island in New York. It’ll begin operations after the US Open in September. We have a press release for you. Tennis Legend […]

Your NFL Network Schedule For Next Week

Here’s the NFL Network programming schedule for the next seven days. NFL NETWORK PROGRAMMING NOTES (5/19-5/25) SUPER BOWL XLVIII HOST ANNOUNCED LIVE ON NFL NETWORK TUESDAY, MAY 25 AT 3:00 PM ET Kurt Warner Serves as Guest Analyst for Arizona Rattlers-Iowa Barnstormers ‘Arena Football Friday’ Contest Friday at 8:00 PM ET Interviews with Cardinals WR […]

ESPN Family of Networks All Over NCAA Women's College World Series

This year, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will all have games leading up to and through the Women’s College World Series. In addition, the networks will have coverage of all the regionals and Super Regionals as well meaning there will be a total of 55 NCAA Division I Women’s Softball Championship games. That’s a lot. Here’s […]

Our Wednesday Linkage

Let’s do some links on this rainy Wednesday in the Northeast. By the way, last night I went to a great Japanese restaurant in Providence, Haruki East on Wayland Avenue. Highly recommend it. And on a rainy Tuesday night, there was a wait so that tells you it’s quite popular. Ate there with my parents […]

Sirius XM To Air All World Cup Games

In a move that I was truly hoping for, the announcement comes from Sirius XM today that the satellite radio provider will carry ESPN Radio’s feed for the entire World Cup throughout the month of June and into July. Nice to know that someone will have all of the games on radio. SIRIUS XM RADIO […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

CyclingTour of California, Stage Four – Versus, 5 p.m. MLBAmerican LeagueKansas City at Cleveland – Fox Sports Kansas City/STO, 7 p.m.Minnesota at Red Sox – Fox Sports North/NESN, 7 p.m.Tampa Bay at New York Yankees – ESPN/Sun Sports/YES, 7 p.m.Anaheim Angels at Chicago White Sox – Fox Sports West/Comcast SportsNet Chicago Plus, 8 p.m.Baltimore at […]

Bryant Gumbel Bids Farewell … To Shaq … Maybe

This is Bryant Gumbel’s final commentary on tonight’s Real Sports on HBO. BRYANT GUMBEL CLOSING COMMENTARY REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL EPISODE #158 AIRS TONIGHT (5/18) @ 10:00 PM ET/PT, 9:00 PM CT “Finally tonight a few words about Shaquille O’Neal. When the Cleveland Cavaliers got bounced from the NBA playoffs last week, so much […]

NFL Network To Make An Event Out Of Super Bowl Selection

I just received this press release from NFL Network and next week, it wil air the announcement for the host of the Super Bowl to be played in 2014. Speculation is that the Big Game will be played in the new Giants/Jets Stadium. Here’s the release. AND THE WINNER IS… SUPER BOWL XLVIII HOST ANNOUNCED […]

Doing Some Tuesday Links

Been busy at work today and expecting a busy late afternoon and evening. I’m squeezing in some linkage while I can. First, USA Today’s Michael Hiestand briefly discusses the impending ESPN/ACC deal plus looks at the ratings for some of the weekend sports events. Brian Steinberg of Advertising Age says at the network upfront presentations […]

Versus' Ratings Grow For NHL Conference Semifinals

Versus’ ratings momentum grew for the 2nd round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs as the two Eastern Conference semifinal series went to the limit. We’ll see if that momentum continues or stops as two of the league’s glamor teams, Washington and Pittsburgh are playing golf. Here’s the press release from the official cable network […]

ESPN 3D Announces Its World Cup Schedule

As about six people across the country have a 3-D TV set, ESPN is speeding ahead with a pretty hefty schedule for the World Cup next month. We’re talking 22 matches here, not just the semifinals and finals. That’s a very extensive schedule. The plans for ESPN 3D are being announced as I type this […]