Monthly Archives: March 2011

ESPN’s Extensive Multi-Platform Coverage of the 2011 Final Four

ESPN is not carrying the men’s Final Four®, of course, but it doesn’t mean that it won’t have a presence in Houston for the games. The Alleged Worldwide Leader is sending a full crew to Houston including college basketball host Rece Davis, analysts Digger Phelps, Hubert Davis, Dick Vitale and Jay Bilas, as well as […]

truTV’s Last Live Game For The NCAA Tournament

truTV which has seen its profile raised tenfold during the NCAA Tournament will get one last live game and it’s just before the Final Four® in Houston. On Friday, it will carry the College All-Star Game. CBS/Turner will have Greg Gumbel host the studio show with the NCAA Tournament Atlanta crew of Seth Davis and […]

Former Phillies Pitcher Jamie Moyer Joins ESPN’s Baseball Tonight

One can make jokes about Jamie Moyer’s age and being the oldest active pitcher through 2010. This year, he’s joining Baseball Tonight as an analyst, but he reserves the right to return to pitching if his rehabilitation of his pitching elbow is successful. If not, Moyer will remain at ESPN through the end of the […]

It’s The MLB Fan Cave!

After scouring the country and receiving thousands of applications, MLB has selected two men to watch every single game, that’s right, every single regular season game, to the postseason right down to the final out of the World Series. They will chronicle their experiences at, be taped for an web series produced by […]

Sports Illustrated Picks The Red Sox To Win 2011 World Series

The new MLB Preview issue for Sports Illustrated is out and the staff predicts the Boston Red Sox will be this year’s World Series Champion defeating the San Francisco Giants. We have the picks for each league and division below. MLB Preview: Re-Tooled Red Sox Over the Reigning Champion Giants in the World Series Comes […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Basketball College Basketball Invitational Tournament Championship Series Creighton at Oregon – HDNet, 10 p.m. High School Basketball All-American Game – ESPN, 10 p.m. MLB Florida at New York Mets – MLB Network/SNY, noon Minnesota at Atlanta – Fox Sports North/SportSouth, noon/MLB Network, 3 p.m. Cleveland at Columbus Clippers – STO, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at […]

Nearly 100 Million People Have Watched Some or All of The NCAA Tournament

This just in from CBS/Turner, actually I got this on Tuesday, but due to the Denial of Service attack on the server that houses this blog (apparently, I was not the target, but this still affected me!), I wasn’t able to post this right away. Because the great people at CBS Sports and Turner Sports […]

Two of This Year’s Final Four Coaches Join Coach K on Sirius XM

On Wednesday (technically today), Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will talk college hoops and the Final Four® with Butler coach Brad Stevens and Kentucky coach John Calipari who will both lead their teams to Houston and this year’s NCAA Tournament National Semifinals on Saturday. In addition, Coach K and co-host Dave Sims will interview former Georgetown […]

Finally, Our Tuesday Links

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 […]

DEVELOPING: ESPN’s Josh Elliot Leaves for GMA

He filled in on Good Morning America on Tuesday. Alex Weprin at TVNewser reports that ESPN is not happy over losing one of its stars to GMA. Josh joins ESPN alumnus Robin Roberts full-time. Of course, Erin Andrews of ESPN is also contributing to Good Morning America. We’ll have more on this as it develops.

On The Next Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel….

As I’ve been dealing with a Denial of Service attack that hit the server where this site is hosted, I try to provide some things and hope things get back to normal. I thank you for your patience. This is from HBO Sports and concerns Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel which airs Wednesday and will […]

ESPN2 Reaches 100 Million Homes

When it began in 1993, ESPN2 was mostly a channel to show extreme sports and cater to younger viewers. Now, it’s a compliment to ESPN and has become home to soccer, tennis as well as the sports on the Mothership. This Friday, April 1, ESPN2 will reach 100 million homes, just a couple months after […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Basketball NCAA Women’s Tournament Regional Finals Philadelphia, PA Region UConn vs. Duke – ESPN, 7 p.m. Dallas, TX Region Baylor vs. Texas A&M – ESPN, 9 p.m. National Invitation Tournament, New York, NY Semifinals Wichita State vs. Washington State – ESPN2, 7 p.m. Alabama vs. Colorado – ESPN2, 9:30 p.m. MLB Detroit vs. New […]

NFL Network’s Rich Eisen Talks With Colts Center Jeff Saturday About Lockout

On tonight’s NFL Network’s NFL Total Access, host Rich Eisen spoke extensively with Indianapolis Colts center Jeff Saturday about the lockout. Saturday is also an NFL Players Association Executive Committee member. Saturday’s on NFL Network as a guest analyst for the first part of this week. We have the full interview transcript, but we’ll have […]

Turner Sports Says Demand For March Madness on Demand Is Way Up

From Turner Sports, we have the numbers for March Madness on Demand and the visits online for the NCAA Tournament are way up from last year. According to Turner, the number of visits from computers, iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches were up 16% from last year. During the second and third rounds, March Madness on […]

Overall NCAA Tournament Ratings Up, Sunday’s Even With Last Year

This from CBS/Turner. The NCAA Tournament TV Collaborative is touting the overall tournament ratings which are up from last year. So far, the total average viewership is 9.4 million this year on the CBS/Turner networks as compared to 8.5 million last year. The ratings are 6.0 with a 13 share which are up 11% from […]

Some Monday Linkage

Been busy today for no particular reason. Well, work is a very good reason, but it just seems to be piling up today. We give you the links while we still can. Michael Hiestand from USA Today starts us off and he wonders if the Butler-VCU matchup in the NCAA Tournament Final Four® Cinderella matchup […]

FX To Carry College Football This Fall

This just in from the Fox Networks, FX in particular, the cable home to Fox will carry a 13 game college football schedule starting this fall. The games will consist of Big 12, Conference USA and Pac 12 games. All games will be produced by Fox Sports and announcers will be assigned at a later […]

NESN Announces Red Sox Coverage Plans For 2011

This from NESN, a.k.a. The New England Sports Network, we have their coverage plans for the Boston Red Sox. Overall, NESN will carry 150 regular season games plus plenty of pregame and postgame programming. In addition, there will be weekly programming involved. Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy return to call the games in their 11th […]

ESPN To Offer New Corporate Blog To Be Run By Its PR Department

From ESPN, we have this news that a new corporate blog called, “ESPN Front Row” will debut this week. It will come from inside ESPN and be about ESPN. A former writer with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and San Jose Mercury News will lead the blog. We have the details below. ESPN to Launch New Corporate […]