Thanks to the server host getting a Denial of Service attack last night, Fang’s Bites has been down for most of the day. Not happy for not being able to blog for most of the day, although I’m back up for now. I apologize for the inconvenience. I’ll give you linkage now and hope you’ll be able to continue to visit throughout the night. And I’ll try to catch up with press releases tonight.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today writes that former CBS
bitter curmudgeon college basketball analyst Billy Packer agrees with ESPN’s Jay Bilas in bashing VCU’s selection to the NCAA Tournament.
ESPN’s corporate blog, Front Row has launched before its official midnight unveiling.
John Ourand of Sports Business Journal notes that Turner Sports accomplished its mission by getting fans to find truTV for the NCAA Tournament.
Tom Van Riper of Forbes notes that three DirecTV-owned FSN regional sports networks will be re-branded as of April 1.
Fox Sports’ Brian Lowry says two programs this week won’t forget what the NCAA Tournament is really about.
Royce Young of CBSSports.com notes that ESPN NBA analyst Jalen Rose was arrested earlier this month on DUI charges, something the Mothership is looking into.
Carolyn Giardina of the Hollywood Reporter explains why tonight’s Blackhawks-Bruins game is being transmitted via satellite to CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
Todd Spangler from Multichannel News writes that Time Warner Cable has received cease and desist letters over its iPad app.
Paige Albiniak at Broadcasting & Cable reports that March Madness ate into syndicated TV’s ratings.
To the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center reviews Frontline’s documentary on March Madness.
Marcus Vanderberg from SportsNewser writes that MLB Extra Innings will be free to all for the first week and a half of the season.
Andrew Gauthier at TVSpy notes that a TV live truck got mobbed during the VCU Final Four celebration on Sunday.
At SportsGrid, Dan Fogarty notes that Jay Bilas continues to pound the case that he was right in his VCU assumption.
Joe Favorito says the Cleveland Baseball Team is totally embracing social media.
Joe looks at the ever-shrinking television newscast in the biggest market in the country.
Newsday’s Neil Best has Fox’s Tim McCarver saying that the Wilpon family will have to sell the New York Mets over their off the field troubles.
Neil talks with ESPN’s Bobby Valentine over his new gig.
Keith Groller at the Allentown (PA) Morning Call recaps an appearance by ESPN/ABC’s Matt Millen.
Neal Shaffer of Bmore Media reviews Jen Royle’s tumultuous year after joining MASN and CBS Radio.
Jim Williams from the Washington Examiner talks about the total audience that has viewed at least a portion of the NCAA Tournament.
Tom Jones at the St. Petersburg Times notes that the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg drew decent ratings on Sunday.
Barry Horn from the Dallas Morning News says a local sports radio personality is switching stations.
David Barron at the Houston Chronicle says CBS is bringing back a classic version of “One Shining Moment” next week.
David also has a preview of tomorrow’s Real Sports on HBO.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Friend of Fang’s Bites Trenni Kusnierek will be joining a local radio station. She had hinted to me that she would be doing something locally after leaving MLB Network. Congrats to her on her new gig.
Bob Young of the Arizona Republic notes that Phoenix Suns voice and longtime network announcer Gary Bender is retiring at the end of the season.
Tom Hoffarth from the Los Angeles Daily News gets predictions on the Dodgers from a couple of network MLB analysts.
Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times says Fox is testing out a new camera during tonight’s Dodgers-Angels game on Fox Sports West.
NHL.com has posted some of the best calls of Edmonton Oilers voice Rod Phillips as he’s calling his final games with the tea.
Sports Media Watch notes that UConn steered ESPN to its highest NCAA Women’s Tournament ratings in eleven years.
The Canadian Sports Media Blog notes that Sunday Night Baseball is back on TSN2 this season.
Chris Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media wonders if CBS could brand the Final Four to draw viewers.
Emmett Jones of Sports Business Journal looks at ESPN Front Row.
And we’re done.