Monthly Archives: August 2010

Let’s Do A Monday Linkfest

It’s Monday and already some breaking news occurred. We learned that Awful Announcing is back up and running which is a good thing. I hope it’ll remain. So with that in our back pocket, let’s do some linkage. Starting with the Morning Buzz at Sports Business Daily which looks at the carriage negotiations between Time […]

Awful Announcing Is Back

After being gone for quite some time, the sports media blog, Awful Announcing, has relaunched. Brian Powell who created the site in 2006, had stopped blogging in April and took his account off Twitter around that time. Many of us in the blogging community wondered what had happened to him. In fact I tried contacting […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

FIBA World Championships Australia vs. Germany – NBA TV, noonBrazil vs. USA – ESPN, 2:30 p.m. MLBAmerican LeagueChicago White Sox at Cleveland – WGN America/STO, 7 p.m.Oakland at New York Yankees – Comcast SportsNet California/YES, 7 p.m.Toronto at Tampa Bay – Rogers Sportsnet/Sun Sports, 7 p.m.Texas at Kansas City – Fox Sports Southwest/Fox Sports Kansas […]

Mad Men, Season 4, Episode 7 Sneak Peek and A Look Inside Episode 6

On this night where Mad Men deservedly won the Emmy once again for Outstanding Drama Series, we have one of the best episodes of the season, and perhaps of the entire run. The episode titled “Waldorf Stories” has Don spiraling down his personal abyss while supposedly being on top of his professional career. Great stuff. […]

Still Need A Few More Mailbag Questions

Ok, I’ve received some very good questions from you. I do need a few more. About three to four more so if you have sports media questions, preferably regarding the NFL, send them along to I hope to get a mailbag post up by Monday or Tuesday. Thanks.

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 […]