Monthly Archives: April 2011

NHL Saw Greater Attention To The First Round of the Playoffs

This from the National Hockey League which crows about the national ratings in Canada and the United States, plus local TV ratings in several markets. And there’s talk about the record traffic online to as well as to the NHL Shop. We have the press release from the NHL’s offices. HISTORY WAS MADE: ROUND […]

TBS Heads To The Bronx On Sunday

On Sunday, TBS will be in New York for the Toronto Blue Jays-New York Yankees. Brian Anderson will call the game for TBS and he’ll be joined by former Yankees pitcher David Wells and former Mets pitcher Ron Darling. Here are the details. “Sunday MLB on TBS” Features American League East Showdown Between the Toronto […]

MLB’s 20 Greatest Games Reviews Game 6 of the 1986 World Series

On MLB’s 20 Greatest Games on Sunday, MLB Network reviews one of the strangest, bizarre, and zany games, Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. The Red Sox were one out and one strike away from winning their first World Championship since 1918 when the New York Mets came back to win on a ground […]

Going For Some Saturday Linkage

Time for some linkage on this Saturday. Etan Vlessing of the Hollywood Reporter notes that NBC had its best opening round NHL playoff ratings in 7 years. Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News says ESPN’s NFL Draft ratings were down from last year while NFL Network saw a slight increase. Mike notes that Root Sports has […]

Fox Saturday Baseball With An Early Start, But Without Joe Buck

Fox Saturday Baseball returns this week with another early 1 p.m. East start time as NASCAR is being run at 7 tonight. So to avoid any possible runovers and conflicts, baseball goes early at 1. NASCAR fires off at 7 and fans of both sports are happy. Joe Buck is off again so that means […]

Some Friday Night Links

I’m not going to go crazy with a full set of links, but some that are topical. I was all over the place today and could not do the megalinks and I’m not in the mood to gather a full set tonight. It usually takes over two hours to do the megalinks so I’ll do […]

Weekend Viewing Picks

Saturday, April 30 Boxing Fight Camp 360°: Pacquaio vs. Mosley – CBS, 8 p.m. Fight Camp 360°: Pacquaio vs. Mosley – Showtime, 10 p.m. College Baseball Alabama at Georgia – ESPN2, 1 p.m. Penn State at Michigan State – Big Ten Network, 3 p.m. College Softball Northwestern at Illinois – Big Ten Network, 6 p.m. […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Baseball Michigan at Ohio State – Big Ten Network, 7 p.m. TCU at BYU – the mtn., 9 p.m. College Lacrosse Patriot League Tournament, Lewisburg, PA Semifinals Army vs. Colgate – CBS Sports Network, 5 p.m. Bucknell vs. Lehigh – CBS Sports Network, 7:45 p.m. Golf LPGA Tour/Avnet LPGA Classic, 2nd Round – Golf […]

ESPN Unveils Name of Captain Blowhard’s New Site and Roster of Writers

It’s been rumored for months regarding this new “secret” project that Bill Simmons a.k.a. “Captain Blowhard” has been working on. Over the last couple of months, we’ve heard of several writers who have been tapped like Katie Baker of Deadspin, Chuck Klosterman among others. Now we have official word from ESPN on the name of […]

Game 7 of Bruins-Canadiens Sets Ratings Record For NESN

Earlier today, I sent an e-mail to NESN asking if the ratings for Game 7 of B’s-Habs was a record or close to it. Well, we now know it’s not just broken the previous ratings record of 14.1 set in 2009 for Game 7 of the Bruins-Hurricanes series, but it pretty much smashed it. The […]

The Thursday Linkage, Finally

Finally getting to some linkage. Had some work to do first and of course, that takes precedence. Lots of stuff to get to. First from John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal/Sports Business Daily, he reports that Monday Night Football reporter Michele Tafoya is leaving ESPN and most likely heading to NBC in an unspecified […]

Madden ’12 Cover Athlete Peyton Hillis On Late Show with David Letterman

Coming up tonight on the CBS Television Network, Cleveland Browns running Peyton Hillis will make an appearance to present the Top Ten list on the Late Show with David Letterman. Hillis was announced yesterday as the cover athlete of the Madden ’12 NFL video game. Today, he’s in New York to shoot the cover and […]

Versus To Air IIHF World Championships

Starting Saturday, Versus will air the World Hockey Championships live from Slovakia. With the time difference, most of the games will take place in the morning here in the States. And it’s nice to see former ESPN2 nhl2nite host and former Sirius XM Mad Dog Radio co-host Bill Pidto being a studio host for Versus […]