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BREAKING NEWS: ESPN’s Mike Tirico heads for NBC

From Sports Business Daily’s John Ourand, one of ESPN’s mainstays, Mike Tirico will be leaving ESPN and Monday Night Football and departing for NBC. In the short-term, Tirico will be the new voice of NBC’s half of Thursday Night Football. In the long-term, Tirico can fill so many roles. With Al Michaels and Bob Costas […]

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 19: NBC commentators Cris Collinsworth and Al Michaels reports from the sidelines as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Seattle Seahawks at Raymond James Stadium on October 19, 2008 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

NBC Unveils Its Sunday Night Football and Thursday Night Football Schedule

NBC is in its 10th anniversary season of Sunday Night Football and its inaugural season in airing Thursday Night Football. =NBC will air 19 regular season primetime games as part of the SNF package, 17 Sunday night games with the traditional Thursday night season opener which this year will be a rematch of Super Bowl […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 08:  A detail of the official National Football League NFL logo is seen painted on the turf as the New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

2016 NFL Schedule Has Been Released

It’s out. The entire 256-game schedule is here. This is another season of transition for the National Football League. We have two television networks producing Thursday Night Football, CBS and NBC. Twitter will stream the ten TNF games that are on network television. Instead of streaming the three games in the UK, the London contests […]

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 12: A detail of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs logo is painted under the ice while the New York Rangers host the Ottawa Senators in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 12, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

NHL 2016 1st Round Playoff Schedule

With the NHL regular season over, it’s now time for the 0ne 0f the best postseasons in sports. In the United States, the networks of NBC Sports Group will be airing games, NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and USA Network will be involved. NHL Network will also air a few contests when necessary. In Canada, CBC, Sportsnet […]

NFL Divisional Playoffs

NFL Viewing Picks for Divisional Weekend, 01/16-17/2016

All Times Eastern Saturday, January 16 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN2, 8:30 a.m. Postseason NFL Countdown — ESPN, 10 a.m. NFL GameDay First — NFL Network, 10 a.m. NFL GameDay Morning — NFL Network, noon NFL Today — CBS, 3:30 p.m. Football Night in America — NBC, 7:30 p.m. NFL GameDay Highlights […]

NFL Wild Card

NFL Viewing Picks for Wild Card Weekend, 01/09-10/2016

All Times Eastern Saturday, January 9 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN2, 8:30 a.m. NFL Championship Chase: Wildcard Weekend — ESPN2, 9 a.m. NFL GameDay First — NFL Network, 10 a.m. Postseason NFL Countdown — ESPN, noon NFLGameDay Morning — NFL Network, noon Postseason NFL Coundown — ABC/ESPN, 3 p.m. The NFL Today […]

NFL Playoffs

2016 NFL Playoff Times for Wild Card and Divisional Weekends Announced

The NFL waited until the last possible moment to release the times for the Wild Card and Divisional Playoff Weekends. For the Wild Card Weekend, the NFL threw convention out the window by having an AFC doubleheader on Saturday, January 9 with Kansas City at Houston and Pittsburgh at Cincnnati while Sunday, January 10 will […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13: The NFL shield is painted in gold and black after a game between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets  at MetLife Stadium on September 13, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The new color scheme is to commemorate this years' Super Bowl witch will be the 50th edition. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 17, 01/03/2015

All Times Eastern NFL Viewing Maps (the506.com) DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket channel assignments Studio and Pregame Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN, 6:30 a.m. NFL GameDay First — NFL Network, 7 a.m. That Other Pregame Show — CBS Sports Network, 9 a.m. NFL GameDay Morning — NFL Network, 9 a.m. NFL Insiders: Sunday Morning — ESPN, […]

Big Dozen

The Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2015

2015 was not your ordinary sports media year. We did have some upheaval in sports properties, record viewership for a new event, record viewership once again for the Super Bowl and some upheaval at ESPN. Overall, it made for an interesting year in covering the sports media beat in 2015. As is our tradition at […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13: The NFL shield is painted in gold and black after a game between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets  at MetLife Stadium on September 13, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The new color scheme is to commemorate this years' Super Bowl witch will be the 50th edition. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 16, 12/27-28/2015

All Times Eastern Sunday, December 27 NFL Viewing Maps (the506.com) DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket Channel Assignments Studio and Pregame Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN, 5:30 a.m. NFL GameDay First — NFL Network, 7 a.m. That Other Pregame Show — CBS Sports Network, 9 a.m. NFL GameDay Morning — NFL Network, 9 a.m. NFL Insiders: Sunday […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13: The NFL shield is painted in gold and black after a game between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets  at MetLife Stadium on September 13, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The new color scheme is to commemorate this years' Super Bowl witch will be the 50th edition. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 15, 12/19-12/21/2015

All Times Eastern Saturday, December 19 Studio and Pregame Shows TNF GameDay live from Los Angeles, CA and Arlington, TX — NFL Network, 6 p.m. Thursday Night Kickoff live from Arlington, TX and Los Angeles, CA — NFL Network, 7:30 p.m. TNF Postgame live from Los Angeles, CA and Arlington, TX — NFL Network, 11:30 […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for Week 14, 12/10-14/2015

All Times Eastern Thursday, December 10 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL HQ — NFL Network, 8 a.m. Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. TNF GameDay live from Los Angeles, CA and Glendale, AZ […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13: The NFL shield is painted in gold and black after a game between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets  at MetLife Stadium on September 13, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The new color scheme is to commemorate this years' Super Bowl witch will be the 50th edition. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 13, 12/03-07/2015

All Times Eastern Thursday, December 3 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL HQ — NFL Network, 8 a.m. Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. TNF GameDay live from Los Angeles, CA and Detroit, MI […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13: The NFL shield is painted in gold and black after a game between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets  at MetLife Stadium on September 13, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The new color scheme is to commemorate this years' Super Bowl witch will be the 50th edition. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 12, 11/26-30/2015

All Times Eastern Byes: None. No more through the end of the season Thursday, November 26 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL HQ — NFL Network, 8 a.m. NFL GameDay Morning — NFL Network, 10 a.m. Fox NFL Kickoff — Fox, 10:30 a.m. Fox NFL Sunday — Fox, 11:30 a.m. The O.T. — Fox, 3:30 p.m. […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13: The NFL shield is painted in gold and black after a game between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets  at MetLife Stadium on September 13, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The new color scheme is to commemorate this years' Super Bowl witch will be the 50th edition. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 11, 11/19-23/2015

All Times Eastern Byes: Cleveland, New Orleans, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Thursday, November 19 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL HQ — NFL Network, 8 a.m. Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. TNF GameDay […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13: The NFL shield is painted in gold and black after a game between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets  at MetLife Stadium on September 13, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The new color scheme is to commemorate this years' Super Bowl witch will be the 50th edition. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 10, 11/15-16/2015

All Times Eastern Byes: Atlanta, Indianapolis, San Diego, San Francisco Sunday, November 15 NFL Viewing Maps (the506.com) DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket channel assignments Studio and Pregame Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN, 6:30 a.m. NFL GameDay First — NFL Network, 7 a.m. That Other Pregame Show — CBS Sports Network, 9 a.m. NFL GameDay Morning — […]

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College Football Viewing Picks for Week 11, 11/14/2015

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports noon Ohio State at Illinois — ABC (Sean McDonough/Chris Spielman//Todd McShay) Akron at Miami — American Sports Network (Jeff McCarragher/Rich Baldinger) Middle Tennessee at Florida Atlantic — American Sports Network (Mike Gleason/Jim Donnan) Penn […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13: The NFL shield is painted in gold and black after a game between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets  at MetLife Stadium on September 13, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The new color scheme is to commemorate this years' Super Bowl witch will be the 50th edition. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 9, 11/05-09/2015

All Times Eastern Byes: Arizona, Baltimore, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Seattle Thursday, November 5 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL HQ — NFL Network, 8 a.m. Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. TNF GameDay […]

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: A marching band performs prior to the start of the match  during the NFL game between Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills at Wembley Stadium on October 25, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Handout)

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 8, 10/29-11/02/2015

All Times Eastern Byes: Buffalo, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Washington Thursday, October 29 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL HQ — NFL Network, 8 a.m. Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. TNF GameDay live from Foxboro, […]

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