Monthly Archives: June 2011

Evidence That I Attended Boston Sports Blogapalooza III

I had no idea someone was taking pictures at Boston Sports Blogazpalooza last week. Had I known, I would have worn a mask over my face. Anyway, these come courtesy of Joe Gill and Boston Sports Blogapalooza. I wrote a brief recap on the event and I was interviewed by Jessica Camerato of Comcast SportsNet […]

Some Quick Thursday Links

Trying to squeeze linkage in while I can. This won’t be a full set of links. I will do the megalinks tomorrow, but today will be a quickie links day. Michael Hiestand of USA Today reports that the ratings for the USA-North Korea game in the Women’s World Cup drew decently for ESPN. Todd Spangler […]

Silly Wimbledon Delays 2011

If you’re a regular reader, you know my thoughts on NBC’s tape delay practices at both Wimbledon and the Olympics. In fact, I’ve written about this time and time and time again over this subject There was a lot of anger over NBC’s decision to tape delay the Wimbledon women’s semifinals today. Interestingly enough, the […]

TBS To Announce The All-Star Game Rosters On Sunday

Before the Yankees-Mets game on Sunday, TBS will have the exclusive announcement of the MLB All-Star Game rosters in a special pregame show at noon ET. Matt Winer, Dennis Eckersley, Cal Ripken, Jr. and David Wells will be on hand for the announcements. They’ll be joined via satellite by the All-Star Game managers, Ron Washington […]

CBS Sports Spectacular To Borrow Turner Sports MLB Crew on Saturday

This Saturday, CBS Sports will tap the Turner Sports crew once again for a Midseason MLB Report. The CBS Sports Spectacular will have host Matt Winer joined by TBS MLB analysts Dennis Eckersley, Cal Ripken, Jr. and David Wells to talk about baseball through the halfway point of the season. The show will originate from […]

Joe Pa & Coach K To Talk Life Lessons On ESPN Tonight

Tonight on ESPN and ESPNU, legendary coaches Joe Paterno of Penn State and Mike Krzyzewski of Duke will be on the same show to discuss college athletics, their effect on the men they’ve coached, college sports today and a whole variety of other topics. Rece Davis hosted. The show was taped on the Penn State […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

CFL BC at Montreal — NFL Network/TSN, 7:30 p.m. Golf PGA Tour/AT&T National, 1st round — Golf Channel, 3 p.m. U.S. Amateur/Women’s Amateur Public Links, Day 4 — Golf Channel, 6:30 p.m. MLB Interleague Boston at Philadelphia — MLB Network/NESN/Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Milwaukee at New York Yankees — MLB Network/Fox Sports Wisconsin/YES, 1 […]

Golf Channel’s Live Tournament Action

Golf Channel has four live tournaments, the Champions Tour, the European PGA, the PGA Tour and the USGA Women’s Amateur and Women’s Amateur Public Links. It’s all quite busy for Golf Channel so let’s take a look at when these tournaments will air. Golf Channel Live Tournament Coverage: June 30-July 3 Four-Round Coverage of AT&T […]

ESPN Airs Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

Once again, ESPN airs the annual Nathan’s International Hot Dog Eating Contest live from Coney Island on the 4th of July. Paul Page will call the eating. Rich and George Shea of Major League Eating will provide the color commentary. And reporting live from the floor so to speak will be Renée Herlocker. If you […]

NHL Network Airs “Free Agent Frenzy” On Friday

The first day of NHL free agent signings will take place on Friday and through TSN in Canada, NHL Network will be all over the first contract offers and subsequent moves by said free agents. It all begins at noon ET. Following “Free Agent Frenzy”, NHL Network will air the last “NHL Live” program until […]

Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 61

No guest on the Sports Media Weekly Podcast this week. Instead Keith Thibault of Sports Media Journal and I discussed the news of the past few days including the development that the NFL is shopping the rights to the first half of Thursday Night Football to potential suitors. We also discussed the record ratings of […]

Getting The Wednesday Linkage In

Let’s do the Wednesday links while I can. It’s going to get busy the next couple of days as I try to wrap things up for the 4th of July weekend so blogging may get sparse through the weekend. Just giving you a heads up. Here are the links for this Wednesday. Michael Hiestand of […]

Al Michaels & Bob Costas To Call Game For MLB Network in July

You know this was bound to happen. With Bob Costas calling games on MLB Network, you knew he would recruit his good friend Al Michaels to join him in the booth for one contest and it’s going to happen on July 8 when the New York Mets take on San Francisco. It will mark the […]