Monthly Archives: September 2010

Univeral Sports Quotage on Alberto Contrador’s Positive Test Results

It broke today and when people heard the news, there didn’t seem to be much surprise. On Thursday, Tour de France champion Alberto Contrador’s test results from the race came up positive for a banned substance. Contrador is making a preposterous claim that the positive test results came as a result of eating bad beef. […]

Steve Phillips, No Longer Embattled, To Join Sirius XM’s Mad Dog Radio

I guess I don’t have to put “Embattled” before his name anymore as he now has a full-time gig. Former New York Mets General Manager and ESPN MLB analyst has come full circle, almost a year after being fired for his affair with former ESPN producer Brooke Hundley. He has now joined Sirius XM Satellite […]

Bringing In The Thursday Links

Another late start on the linkage today mostly due to shuffling between two offices and trying to catch up on press releases. Let’s get started. Mike McCarthy at USA Today has LeBron James blaming race for the negative reaction to his ESPN produced “The Decision” earlier this year. Mike notes that there won’t be a […]

CBS Sports Previews SEC Saturday Doubleheader

CBS Sports has two SEC games on Saturday including the intriguing Florida at Alabama matchup in primetime. The afternoon game will pit Tennessee at LSU. Unfortunately, one of the worst announcers in Craig Bolerjack will call Vols-Tigers in Baton Rouge, but one good thing is the fact that the lovely Sam Ryan will be the […]

MLB and Fox Announce Start Times for 2010 World Series

We have the first pitch start times for the 2010 World Series. This comes from both MLB and Fox Sports and let’s take a look at what we have. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AND FOX ANNOUNCE START TIMES FOR 2010 WORLD SERIES  Game Three to Have Earliest Start for Any Game Since 1987 NEW YORK – […]

CBS College Sports’ 2010-11 College Hockey Schedule

And to round out our college hockey press releases, we have the composite CBS College Sports schedule. Overall, 24 games from the ECAC, CCHA, Hockey East and Atlantic Hockey. Here’s the schedule. CBS COLLEGE SPORTS NETWORK BACK ON THE ICE FOR EIGHTH SEASON OF COLLEGE HOCKEY Network Signs Multi-year Partnership to Broadcast Hockey East Games […]

The 2010-11 CCHA TV Schedule

For midwest college hockey fans and there are many, the CCHA has announced its TV schedule and between its TV partners, CBS College Sports, Comcast, Big Ten Network and Fox Sports Detroit, there will be 50 games involving conference teams. I have the overall schedule, then the release from Big Ten Network on the games […]

CBS College Sports To Air 2011 ECAC Hockey Championship

This from the ECAC and CBS College Sports in regards to the games aired from this conference. ECAC Hockey to Air on CBS College Sports Network ALBANY, N.Y. — ECAC Hockey announced today that it has partnered with CBS College Sports Network to broadcast the 2011 ECAC Men’s Hockey Semifinals and Championship games live from […]

2010-11 Hockey East TV Schedule

It’s quite rare when I get to do college hockey press releases, but today, I have four, count ’em, four college hockey TV coverage releases to provide and that’s a good thing. I’d like to see more college hockey on TV and it’s nice to see Big Ten Network and CBS College Sports stepping up […]

NFL Network’s Schedule Through Tuesday

For some reason, I just wasn’t in the mood to blog last night so I found a way to watch “The Tenth Inning” and also watched a screener of the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary “Four Days in October” of which I’ll review this weekend. And I totally forgot to do the viewing picks which […]

MLB Network’s Last Games of the Season

MLB Network concludes its live coverage with three consecutive nights of games starting tonight. It’ll go until Saturday night. Here’s the press release. BRAVES, PADRES AND GIANTS FIGHT FOR POSTSEASON SPOTS DURING LAST REGULAR SEASON WEEKEND ON MLB NETWORK                                                             Path to the Pennant To Preview League Division Series at 8:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College FootballTexas A&M at Oklahoma State – ESPN, 7:30 p.m.Hampton at Delaware State – ESPNU, 7:30 p.m. GolfPGA Tour/Viking Classic, 1st round – Golf Channel, 8 p.m. (same day coverage) MLBAmerican LeagueDetroit at Baltimore – Fox Sports Detroit/MASN, 7 p.m.Anaheim Angels at Texas – Fox Sports West/Fox Sports Southwest, 8 p.m.Red Sox at Chicago White […]

Your Super Bowl XLV on Fox Logo

I really don’t know if this has been officially released, but I found it on the Fox Sports PR website which is only accessible to the media. I can’t link you to it. Last year, CBS released its Super Bowl logo in August. I haven’t seen the logo during Fox’s NFL coverage, but perhaps you […]

Finally Getting To The Wednesday Linkage

Been a bit busy at work so the linkage is coming to you later than usual. I try to finish it late morning or early afternoon, but there have been a few issues that needed taking care of. They’re done now so let’s provide the links. Michael Hiestand of USA Today notes that Fox will […]

The NFL Once Again Is The 800 Lbs. Ratings Gorilla

Received this press release from the National Football League regarding the ratings for Week 3 and once again, they’re good. The late Sunday afternoon window featuring Indianapolis at Denver on CBS was the most watched program of the week and NBC’s Sunday Night game between the New York Jets and Miami was tops among primetime […]

ESPN 30 for 30 DVD Gift Set, Volume 1 To Be Released in December

The critically acclaimed ESPN 30 for 30 documentary series is coming out on DVD just in time for the holiday shopping season. On December 7, the first half of the series will be released on six DVD’s. In this set includes King’s Ransom, The Band That Wouldn’t Die, June 17th, 1994 among others. Included will […] and Turner Sports Team Up For New Video Series

Starting on Friday, Sports Illustrated and Turner Sports will team up for a new video series that will be seen at It will involve various broadcasters who will discuss the latest news in the sports they cover, plus go in-depth on current issues. This sounds quite interesting and has some good potential. The good […]

CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada Goes 3-D, Not Once, But Twice

This just in, CBC is jumping on the 3-D bandwagon in a big way. Two Hockey Night in Canada games will be produced in the format, one the traditional Montreal Canadiens-Toronto Maple Leafs rivalry on December 11 and the outdoor Heritage Classic in Calgary on February 20. We have the press release from CBC Sports. […]

Packers-Bears Becomes 5th Most Watched Program in US Cable TV History

Is Monday Night Football a cable TV success? Is the Pope Catholic? Staggering numbers for MNF on ESPN for the Packers-Bears game. It helps the game went down to the final seconds, plus you had both teams undefeated. The Bears are an attraction for the NFL and when Chicago does well, it normally gets very […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

CONCACAF Champions LeagueSeattle vs. Marathon – Fox Soccer Channel, 10 p.m. FIBA Women’s World ChampionshipAustralia vs. United States – NBA TV, 2 p.m. MLBAmerican LeagueSeattle at Texas – FSN Northwest/Fox Sports Southwest, 2 p.m.Oakland at Anaheim – Comcast SportsNet California/Fox Sports West, 3:30 p.m.Detroit at Cleveland – Fox Sports Detroit/STO, 4 p.m.Baltimore at Tampa Bay […]