Monthly Archives: August 2010

ESPN’s 30 for 30 Doc, “The Two Escobars” Comes Out On DVD in November

This in from ESPN. The critically acclaimed 30 for 30 documentary, “The Two Escobars” will come out on DVD and Blu-Ray in November. It will have some added features. Here’s the announcement. Following an Unprecedented Film Festival Run, ESPN Films’ Critically Acclaimed Documentary ‘The Two Escobars’ Comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray November 9 Ever […]

Doing A Lazy Sunday Blog

Looks like I don’t have to be anywhere today so it means I can blog at my leisure. Let’s do some linkage for you. Sam Schechner of the Wall Street Journal says Time Warner Cable and Disney have made “significant progress” in their talks meaning ESPN might be safe after all.  Mike Reynolds from Multichannel […]

Phil Simms Quotage From Dallas-Houston NFL Preseason Game

We have some preseason quotage from CBS Sports from tonight’s Dallas-Houston game. Nice to have. Let’s get to it. THE NFL ON CBS lead analyst Phil Simms made his predictions for the upcoming NFL season during CBS Sports’ pre-season game, Dallas vs. Houston, on Saturday night. AFC East – New York Jets North – Cincinnati […]

Very Quick Saturday Links

Just found out my day has been planned for me again so I’m going to post as many Saturday links here before heading out. Milton Kent at Fanhouse says a revamped ESPNews will debut on Monday. SportsNewser gives you a sports media blog you should read. Unfortunately, it’s not Fang’s Bites.  Comcast SportsNet New England […]

Curt Schilling Said Stephen Strasburg Would Have Tommy John Surgery

On ESPN’s Baseball Tonight earlier this week, Curt Schilling said Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg would require arm tendon surgery, better known as Tommy John Surgery, if not now, certainly down the road. This was before the announcement was made today. Here’s the video from ESPN. I do thank ESPN for making this video available.

Chris “Mad Dog” Russo To Air “Mad Dog Unleashed” from US Open

On Monday, tennis fan Chris Russo will be live from the National Tennis Center in New York, the site of the US Open. He’ll do the entire “Mad Dog Unleashed” program for Sirius XM Radio. Here’s the release. *** ALERT *** WHO:              SIRIUS XM Radio Personality Chris “MAD DOG” Russo WHAT:           Russo will host his […]

MLB Network’s Live Game Schedule For August 31-September 4

Let’s give you the games you’ll see on MLB Network next week. NL East First-Place Atlanta Braves Host New York Mets on Thursday Night Baseball ON September 2, CALLED BY MLB NETWORK’S bob costas and john smoltz Three First-Place Teams in Action During MLB Network’s Live Game Schedule for August 31-September 4 Game Schedule Also […]

Your Baseball Games on TV for This Weekend and Beyond

Let’s review the games you’ll be seeing on national TV this weekend. Fox is covering two games and with Joe Buck on NFL duty on Sunday, it means you don’t have him nor Tim McCarver on MLB this Saturday. He didn’t work last weekend either which means he’s done 13 out of a possible 21 […]

The Late Summer Megalinks

We have less than a month to go in summer and with our Labor Day weekend coming next week, we all know that September means school, end of vacations and the like. It also means football in earnest. Where I’m going with this thought I don’t know, but I’m feeling melancholy that the summer is […]

Weekend Viewing Picks

Saturday, August 28 English Premier LeagueBlackburn vs. Arsenal – ESPN2, 7:30 a.m.Chelsea vs. Stoke City – Fox Soccer Plus, 9:55 a.m. Tottenham Hotspur vs. Wigan – Fox Soccer Channel, 10 a.m.Manchester United vs. West Ham – Fox Soccer Channel, 12:30 p.m.Wolverhampton vs. Newcastle – Fox Soccer Plus, 6 p.m. (same day coverage) FIBA World ChampionshipsGreece […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

Golf LPGA Tour/Canadian Women’s Open, 2nd round – Golf Channel, midnight (taped)PGA Tour/The Barclay’s, 2nd round – Golf Channel, 3 p.m.USGA/U.S. Amateur, 3rd day – Golf Channel, 6:30 p.m. MLBAmerican LeagueRed Sox at Tampa Bay – NESN/Sun Sports, 7 p.m. Detroit at Toronto – Fox Sports Detroit/Rogers Sportsnet One, 7 p.m. Kansas City at Cleveland […]

Golf Channel’s Tournaments This Week

Golf Channel sent this release a day late, but I’ll still post it. The network is airing five tournaments making it quite busy this weekend. Golf Channel Live Tournament Coverage: Aug. 25-29 PGA TOUR Playoffs Kicks Off at The Barclays  LPGA Tour Heads to Canada for CN Canadian Women’s Open Top Amateurs Compete in U.S. […]

ESPN Recruits Discover To Be Sponsor of the Orange Bowl

To complete the sponsors of all BCS games, ESPN and the Orange Bowl have announced that Discover will be the main sponsor. FedEx was the previous sponsor. DISCOVER TO SERVE AS NEW ORANGE BOWL GAME TITLE SPONSOR Four-Year, Five-Game Deal with ESPN and the Orange Bowl Committee Includes 2013 Discover BCS National Championship Game RIVERWOODS, […]

Universal Sports To Air All of the Vuelta a Espana

Starting this weekend, Universal Sports starts coverage of Vuelta a Espana or the Tour of Span and it will continue through September 19. We have a press release from Universal Sports. Universal Sports Presents Unprecedented LIVE, Comprehensive Coverage from Every Stage of the Vuelta a Espana Coverage Kicks off Saturday, Aug. 28 at 3:30pm ET […]

ESPN To Premiere Two New Shows on ESPNews

Starting on Monday, ESPNews will have seven hours of SportsCenter from 3-6 p.m. East and 7-11 but in the 6 p.m. and the 11 p.m. hours, the network will have two new shows. One will be an offbeat type of show, an alternative to SportsCenter as it’s being promoted and the other, a quick-paced wrap-up […]

NFL Network Announces New Series: The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players

NFL Network which gave us the best sports documentary series of all-time, America’s Game, brings us a new series from NFL Films called the “The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players.” Just like with America’s Game, NFL Films will count down the players to number 1. Here’s the release. The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players to […]

ESPN Announces Family of Networks 2010-11 SEC Men’s Basketball Schedule

This is a long release so I’m cutting this up with a jump break. ESPN announces the entire SEC men’s basketball schedule and this includes games on the Mothership, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network, CSS, Fox Sports Net and Get ready to scroll. ESPN Announces SEC on ESPN Men’s College Basketball Schedule ESPN, the exclusive […]

Big Ten Network’s 2010-11 Men’s Basketball Schedule

Before a single point has been scored in the college football season, we have been receiving press releases galore on college basketball. I have two more to post. Here’s one from the Big Ten Network on its schedule for the upcoming season. Big Ten Network to Televise 61 Intra-Conference Men’s Basketball Games in 2010-11 Nearly […]

Quick Thursday Links

I’m at the Massachusetts office, but could be leaving any minute as the big boss, better known as Dad, is with me today and he could ask to leave. So I’ll do as many links as I can before leaving.Michael McCarthy of USA Today examines a Forbes magazine report which states the average value of […]

DEVELOPING: Jay Mariotti Suspended From Fanhouse

This broke while I was away from my computer. AOL has suspended columnist Jay Mariotti from Fanhouse and a spokesman has said he will not write anything new for the web service for the foreseeable future. Richard Deitsch from Sports Illustrated who’s been breaking a lot of news lately, got the statement from AOL and