Monthly Archives: July 2010

This Weekend Is Dedicated to Aisha

Who’s Aisha? This is Aisha.   She’s on the cover of this week’s Time. And it’s part of a story on what women have to go through as the Taliban continues to have influence in Afghanistan. Read it and if you ever had doubts about the Taliban, you won’t anymore. Aisha had her nose and […]

The First Fang’s Bites Mailbag

Time to answer your sports media questions. Thanks to all who sent e-mails. Let’s make this a regular feature and I hope to do this every two or three months. And down the road, I hope to offer DVD’s, books and other swag. I don’t have anything for this mailbag, but I hope to have […]

Friday Night Megalinkage

Ok, time to do the Friday megalinks. Coming at night again after shuffling between two offices and playing chauffeur. So blogging had to take a back seat for a bit. I thank everyone who sent in questions for the Fang’s Bites mailbag. I will answer the questions this weekend. It’s my hope that the mailbag […]

Baseball Games On Your TV This Weekend

Let’s review the games on national TV from today through next Wednesday. Technically that’s not the weekend, but most of the games from MLB’s partners are on this weekend so the title remains. Let’s first go over the games on Fox. Three games as usual. And again, Joe Buck is not working on Saturday which […]

Weekend Viewing Picks

Saturday, July 31 BoxingJuan Manuel Marquez vs. Juan Diaz II – Pay per view, 9 p.m. CFLHamilton at Saskatchewan – NFL Network/TSN, 6:30 p.m. ESPN Sports SaturdayHomecoming with Rick Reilly with Jerry Rice, ABC, 4 p.m.Winners Bracket – ABC, 5 p.m. GolfPGA Tour/Greenbrier Classic, 3rd round – CBS, 3 p.m.U.S. Senior Open, 3rd round – […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

GolfPGA Tour/Greenbrier Classic, 2nd round – Golf Channel, 3 p.m.U.S. Senior Open, 2nd round – ESPN2, 5 p.m.Women’s British Open, 2nd round – ESPN, 9 a.m. MLBAmerican LeagueCleveland at Toronto – STO/Rogers Sportsnet, 7 p.m.Detroit at Red Sox – MLB Network/Fox Sports Detroit/NESN, 7 p.m.New York Yankees at Tampa Bay – YES/Sun Sports, 7 p.m.Baltimore […]

NFL Network Coverage Plans For Hall of Fame Weekend

We have the coverage plans for NFL Network for Pro Football Hall of Fame Week. For some reason, I thought it was this week, but it’s actually next week. That’s neither here nor there for you. So here is what you’ll see on the channel if it is on your cable or satellite provider. NFL […]

ESPN 3D Announces Its First Three College Football Games of 2010

We have this announcement that ESPN 3D will carry three college football games in the first three weeks of the season. This all leads to the BCS National Championship Game which will also be produced in 3D. Currently, this is a separate production from the 2D High Definition broadcast that most of us will see. […]

ESPN Announces 30 for 30 Fall Documentary Lineup

The critically acclaimed 30 for 30 documentary series starts its final stage of films and it will air in late August through early November, then finish with a flourish with a two hour flick. Among the highlights: Bull Durham Director Ron Shelton will kick off the fall series on Michael Jordan’s stint in Minor League […]

Here Are Some Thursday Links

Trying to get ahead on some linkage before diving head first into some paperwork. Lots of stuff going on and let’s get busy, shall we? Tom Weir of USA Today’s Game On blog has ESPN denying LeBron James put pressure on the network to pull a story from its website. At Fanhouse, Milton Kent discusses […]

Last Year It’s Big Ben, This Year It’s LeBron

For whatever reason, ESPN’s relationship with athletes has become a story two years in a row. Last year, it was the strange refusal by the Alleged Worldwide Leader to report on a civil suit filed against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. It took a public statement by Roethlisberger for ESPN to finally mention the story […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

GolfPGA Tour/The Greenbrier Classic, 1st round – Golf Channel, 3 p.m.U.S. Senior Open, 1st round – ESPN2, 5 p.m. MLBAmerican LeagueDetroit at Tampa Bay – Fox Sports Detroit/Sun Sports, noonNew York Yankees at Cleveland – MLB Network/YES/WKYC, 7 p.m.Baltimore at Kansas City – MASN/Fox Sports Kansas City, 8 p.m.Oakland at Texas – Comcast SportsNet California/Fox […]

Turner Sports To Produce The 92nd PGA Championship In 3-D

2010 will be remembered as the year where 3-D TV really gained a foothold on sports television. Looking back on the test events last year and compare that to the number of events produced in 3-D this year, you have a considerable jump in the amount of sports produced in the 3rd dimension. Well, Turner […]