Monthly Archives: March 2011

Vin Scully & The Honky Tonk Man

During tonight’s Giants-Dodgers Opening Night game, ESPN showed a cutaway of the great Vin Scully calling a rare radio-only game. Whenever Vin calls a Dodger game, he does a TV-radio simulcast in the first three and last three innings. The middle innings are TV only. With ESPN doing tonight’s game, Vin is relegated to radio. […]

NESN’s Executive Vice President of Programming Leaves

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NBC Sports Group Goes All Out For Final 8 Days of the NHL Regular Season

The Group consisting of NBC Sports and Versus will combine for eight games in the last eight days of the NHL regular season. That’s certainly one way to close things out. The coverage includes a doubleheader on Monday night. NBC SPORTS GROUP CLOSES OUT NHL REGULAR SEASON WITH EIGHT GAMES IN EIGHT DAYS ON NBC […]

MLB on TBS Returns with a Texas-Sized Showdown

This Sunday, TBS is back with a full slate of regular season games. Ernie Johnson, Jr. will be behind the mic once again. Other announcers involved during the regular season will be Brian Anderson of the Milwaukee Brewers and Dick Stockton. On Sunday, MLB on TBS debuts with the Boston Red Sox taking on defending […]

ESPN’s Coverage Plans For the 2011 Women’s Final Four

On Sunday, ESPN will have complete coverage of the NCAA Women’s Final Four® live from Indianapolis, IN. Texas A&M-Stanford and Notre Dame-UConn will be the games that will be aired live on ESPN. Dave O’Brien and Doris Burke will call the games. Rebecca Lobo and Holly Rowe will be on the sidelines for ESPN. Hosting […]

Thursday’s Links Are Here … Finally

Been doing some work and also keeping an eye on the Detroit-Yankees game online. It’s been a joy watching games online. It has been a lifesaver when I’ve been at work bogged down with stuff in the office. And MLB.TV is free for Apple iOS users via the iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Anyway, let’s […]

CBS/Turner Announce Coverage Plans for 2011 NCAA Final Four

Just received this from the CBS/Turner collaborative regarding this Saturday’s Final Four®. This is the first year that Turner will have a hand in the coverage and an extensive pregame show will be aired on truTV before CBS’ coverage starts at 4 p.m. Eastern. Then the games will air, Butler-VCU at 6:09 p.m. then Kentucky-UConn […]

WEEI Re-Signs Dave O’Brien As Secondary Voice of the Red Sox

You may not know that ESPN’s Dave O’Brien calls Red Sox games on the radio when he’s not working for the Alleged Worldwide Leader. He’s been with the Red Sox since 2007 calling most of the games except on Wednesdays when he’s calling MLB for ESPN and early in the season when he’s calling the […]

MLB At Bat ’11 Updated For Mobile Apps Today

From MLB.com and MLB Advanced Media, we have the news and MLB At Bat ’11, the mobile app for the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch, Android and Blackberry has been updated in time for Opening Day. Plenty of features for you and lots of good stuff for those who have either platform. In addition, MLB.TV will be free […]

ESPN Presents Multiplatform and Multimedia Coverage of The Masters

The Masters® is a real sign that Spring is here. It means the weather should get warmer and the leaves should be coming out soon, depending on where you live. In its fourth year of coverage from Augusta National, ESPN will take over the 3-D coverage which began last year as a collaboration between Comcast […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Basketball National Invitation Tournament, New York, NY Championship Wichita State vs. Alabama – ESPN2, 7 p.m. Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championship – ESPN2, 9 p.m. Golf LPGA Tour/Kraft Nabisco Championship, 1st round – Golf Channel, noon & 6:30 p.m. PGA Tour/Houston Open, 1st round – Golf Channel, 3 p.m. MLB OPENING DAY American League […]

Your Root Sports Logo

On Friday, April 1, FSN Pittsburgh, FSN Rocky Mountain and FSN Northwest will be no more. They’ll change their brand and logos to a new name, Root Sports. The owner of all three regional sports networks, DirecTV Sports decided to take the channels on a different route, no longer employing the Fox Sports Net name […]

ESPN’s MLB Commentators Look Into The Crystal Ball

Well, ESPN sent this press release regarding the upcoming MLB season and we have various thoughts from the Alleged Worldwide Leader’s baseball announcers. Let’s look at what they’re saying. ESPN MLB Commentators Share Insights Heading into 2011 Season Several ESPN MLB commentators share their perspective on a variety of topics entering the 2011 season. ESPN […]

The NBA on TNT Returns to Thursday With Four 50-Win Teams

On Thursday, the NBA on TNT doubleheader returns to its regular night with two games all involving 50 win teams. We have the schedule for Thursday and the week after. The NBA on TNT Returns to Thursday Night with Four 50-Win Teams in Action Exclusive Doubleheader Features Celtics @ Spurs and Mavericks @ Lakers TNT’s […]

The Season Premiere of MLB on Fox Is This Saturday

Is this the quietest Opening Day you’ve ever seen? Usually, there’s more hype over baseball Opening Day, but I really haven’t seen much promotion except for ESPN’s during the NCAA Women’s Tournament. Anyway, as baseball opens Wednesday, the TV partners for MLB ramp up and get ready for their openers. Fox will have three games […]

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