Monthly Archives: April 2011

Mike Mayock’s Last Mock Draft for 2011

Tonight, Mike Mayock had his own NFL Network special and provided his final mock draft for this year before the selections take place on Thursday night. Here’s his picks for the 1st round. NFL NETWORK DRAFT EXPERT MIKE MAYOCK UNVEILS 2011 MOCK DRAFT NFL Network draft expert Mike Mayock unveiled his 2011 mock draft tonight […]

Jack Edwards’ Puzzling Final Comments After B’s-Canadiens

NESN gave Jack Edwards the opportunity to make a final comment after the Boston Bruins win in overtime over the Montreal Canadiens to take the NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series in seven games. Yet, I’m still trying to figure out what he’s saying. Jack not only looks nuts, but he’s mincing his metaphors comparing the […]

CBC Gets a Double Viewing of Over 3 Million For Doubleheader On Tuesday

Here’s a press release from CBC on the stellar viewership it had for Bruins-Montreal and Blackhawks-Vancouver. CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA DRAWS 3.82 MILLION VIEWERS TO VANCOUVER/CHICAGO GAME SEVEN Classic overtime game ranks as second largest Stanley Cup Round One Playoff game audience since 2000 Canadians from east and west couldn’t get enough of CBC’S […]

Jack Edwards Yells At Roman Hamrlik Again

In Game 7 of the Montreal Canadiens-Boston Bruins series at the TD Garden, NESN’s Jack Edwards was in rare form once again as he yelled at Roman Hamrlik as he was checked and fell down. You may remember during Game 3 in Montreal, Edwards felt that Hamrlik took a dive and yelled at him to […]

Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 53 With Guest “Scooter” Vertino of NBA Digital

After a week off for Keith Thibault’s vacation, we’re back with another edition of the Sports Media Weekly Podcast. Today, our guest is Albert “Scooter” Vertino of Turner Sports’ NBA Digital division. Long-time NBA watchers know that name is familiar having heard Marv Albert give out his producer’s credit at the end of various TNT […]

NFL Network’s Draft Programming & More

We have your NFL Network programming and activities. Check it all out. NFL NETWORK & NFL.COM PROGRAMMING NOTES (4/27 – 5/3) MIKE MAYOCK UNVEILS HIS 2011 MOCK DRAFT TONIGHT AT 8:00 PM ET Top 100: Players of 2011 Premieres Saturday, April 30 at 8:00 PM ET Following the 2011 NFL Draft Total Access Pre-Draft […]

Game 7 of Sabres-Flyers Is The Most Watched In CSN Philly History

Another amazing ratings record for the Comcast SportsNet regional networks. The Flyers Game 7 win over the Buffalo Sabres turned out to be the most watched hockey game in CSN Philadelphia’s history. We have the particulars in the press release that you’ll read below. FLYERS-SABRES GAME 7 IS MOST WATCHED FLYERS GAME IN COMCAST SPORTSNET’S […]

Comcast SportsNet Chicago Sets Ratings Record For Blackhawks and Bulls Again

Comcast SportsNet Chicago set another ratings record on Tuesday for Game 7 of Blackhawks-Canucks and Game 5 of Pacers-Bulls. These are really good ratings. We’re talking a 13.33 for the Blackhawks which played late night and lost in overtime to Vancouver, 2-1. But for the Bulls who were victorious over Indiana and closed them out […]

NHL Network Airs Game 7 of Tampa Bay-Pittsburgh Tonight

Last night, NHL Network aired CBC’s feed of Boston-Montreal as Versus was unable to pick the game up. Very good move. In a repeat, NHL Network will take Root Sports feed of tonight’s Game 7 between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Pittsburgh Penguins. It will start at 8 p.m. NHL NETWORK TO TELEVISE GAME […]

Unveiling The Mid-Week Linkage

Let’s do some linkage. Before I get into the stories of the day, you may have noticed that I have instituted a comment system using Intense Debate. If you were with me at my old Blogger site, you will know I used it over there, but then got rid of it as it was slowing […]

Showtime Unveils Announcing Team For Pacquaio-Mosley

Just received notice from Showtime of the men who will host, call and report on the Manny Pacquaio-Sugar Shane Mosley fight on May 7 on Showtime Pay Per View. James Brown will host. Gus Johnson, Antonio Tarver and Al Bernstein will have the call from ringside at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Jim Gray […]

MLB Networks Airs 31 Games in 31 Days in May

MLB Network won’t air games every day in May, but they have enough games to last the entire month. There will be Interleague action as well as rivalry games like Red Sox-Yankees. Bob Costas and Jim Kaat will call that game on May 13. Matt Vasgersian and John Smoltz will team up to call four […]

Tom Durkin Steps Down As Voice of the Triple Crown

This comes as surprising news as legendary horse racing announcer Tom Durkin has left NBC as the Voice of the Triple Crown. When NBC took over the Triple Crown from ABC in 2001, Durkin did the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. He continued to call all three races even when ESPN/ABC took the […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Softball Indiana at Illinois – Big Ten Network, 5:30 p.m. Indiana at Illinois – Big Ten Network, 8 p.m. English Premier League Fulham vs. Bolton – Fox Soccer Plus, 2:55 p.m. MLB American League Boston at Baltimore – NESNplus/MASN, 7 p.m. Chicago White Sox at New York Yankees – WCIU/YES, 7 p.m. Kansas City […]

Tennis Channel Unveils New Tagline

Tennis Channel has used “Home of the Slams” for its slogan, but this year, it’s adding a tagline to it and we take a look at what it is in this press release. TENNIS CHANNEL IS “WHERE CHAMPIONS LIVE” More than Just “Home of the Slams,” Network’s New Tagline Reminds Viewers Where to Find the […]

Universal Sports Airs World Figure Skating Championships

This event was to be held in Tokyo last month, but the earthquake in Japan forced the International Skating Union to delay the World Figure Skating Championships and eventually move it to Moscow after receiving assurances and hotel rooms in Russia. So a month later, the event will be held this week. Universal Sports will […]

NBA Playoff Ratings On ESPN & ABC Are Up… Way Up

If you’re wondering about the NFL lockout, NBA fans should certainly be worried about a lockout based on the ratings we’re seeing for the league’s TV partners. ESPN/ABC is seeing increased ratings by over 20%. You’re seeing rating hikes of 23% and 27% for ABC and ESPN, respectively. That’s not just a modest increase, that’s […]

TNT & NBA TV’s Playoff Schedule For Wednesday

As the first round of the NBA Playoffs go into its second half of games, NBA TV and TNT will team up for three Games Five on  Wednesday. You can rest assured TNT is very happy to have another elimination game involving the Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat along with Denver and Oklahoma City. Memphis […]

Doling Out Tuesday Linkage

Got to work early so I figure that I’ll do linkage early and then do some what I have to do at the office. Let’s begin with a look at some of the ratings from the weekend via USA Today’s Michael Hiestand. Michael notes that the Cam Newton saga at the NFL Draft could bring […]