Monthly Archives: September 2011

Cranking Out Friday Megalinks

Let’s do some Friday linkage for you. MLB Postseason starts up really in earnest with four games on Saturday. College Football in full swing and the NFL completes its first month of games on Sunday. Your Weekend Viewing Picks have everything you need to know in sports and primetime programming. To the linkage. National Michael […]

Weekend Viewing Picks

Saturday, October 1 Australian Rules Football Grand Final Collingwood vs. Geelong — ESPN2, midnight Boxing World Championship Boxing: Middleweights: Andy Lee vs. Brian Vera & Darren Barker vs. Sergio Martinez — HBO, 10 p.m. CFL Saskatchewan at Calgary — TSN/NFL Network, 4 p.m. Hamilton at Toronto — TSN, 7 p.m. College Football Viewing Picks English […]

Fox Sports Media Group’s College Football Games For 10/1

We have the college football games that will be aired on the Fox Sports Media Group’s networks ranging from Big Ten Network to FX. We also have the announcing assignments. Take a look at what’s in store for Week 5 in college football on Fox Sports. College Football on FOX Advance Programming October 1 All […]

College Football Viewing Picks For 10/01/11, All Times Eastern

Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports College GameDay live from Madison, WI — ESPNU, 9 a.m./ESPN, 10 a.m. noon Rutgers at Syracuse — Big East Network Minnesota at Michigan — Big Ten Network Air Force at Navy — CBS Tulane at Army — CBS Sports Network William & Mary at Villanova — Comcast SportsNet New […]

NFL Viewing Picks For Week 4, 10/02/11 All Times Eastern

NFL Coverage Maps Blackouts: Cincinnati, San Diego NFL GameDay Morning — NFL Network, 9 a.m. The NFL Today — CBS, noon 1 p.m. CBS Buffalo at Cincinnati — Andrew Catalon/Steve Tasker Pittsburgh at Houston — Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf Tennessee at Cleveland — Marv Albert/Rich Gannon FOX Carolina at Chicago — Thom Brennaman/Brian Billick/Laura Okmin Detroit […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

CFL Montreal at Winnipeg — TSN, 7 p.m. Edmonton at BC — TSN/NFL Network, 10:30 p.m. College Football Utah State at BYU — ESPN, 8 p.m. Golf Champions Tour: SAS Championship, 1st round — Golf Channel, 7:30 p.m. (same day coverage) PGA Tour: Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, 2nd round — Golf Channel, […]

ESPN Radio Announcing Assignments For 2011 MLB Postseason

I have the ESPN Radio announcing assignments for the entire MLB Postseason from the League Division Series all the way through the World Series. The announcers assigned to each series will work all the way through to the end. Here’s the announcing assignments for ESPN Radio starting with the League Division Series. LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES […]

ESPN’s MLB Commentators Talk About Wednesday’s Wild Finish

ESPN has provided a slideshow which you’ll see below on what its MLB announcers are saying about the end of the regular season. We also have ESPN’s coverage plans for the MLB Postseason plus a few other notes about the games. We have the stuff right here. ESPN MLB Commentators Reflect on Season; Share Insight […]

TBS Announces League Division Series Schedule From Friday Through Monday

Ok, we’ve been waiting for the League Division Series schedule and this goes from Friday through Monday. The American League Division Series games kick off the MLB Postseason on TBS then all four series will play on Saturday. Three games will air on TBS, one on TNT, then two National League Division Series will play […]

What’s On NFL Network Through Next Monday

I forgot to post this a couple of days ago. I thought this press release from NFL Network was pertaining to something else so I was in no rush to post until I read through it this morning. Here’s the programming schedule for NFL Network through Monday. NFL NETWORK & NFL.COM PROGRAMMING NOTES (9/27 – […]

NESN’s Thursday Coverage Plans

Well, in one of the greatest nights in MLB history where four games went down to the wire and in a span of 20 minutes, Atlanta and the Red Sox lose and Tampa Bay wins to complete some of the most epic baseball we’ve ever seen, well, I can’t even complete the sentence, I’m so […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Football Texas Southern at Jackson State — ESPNU, 7:30 p.m. Houston at UTEP — CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m. South Florida at Pittsburgh — ESPN/ESPN 3D, 8 p.m. CONCACAF Champions League Alajuelense vs. Motagua — Galavision, 10 p.m. Golf PGA Tour: Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, 1st round — Golf Channel, 4 […]

Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 72 — Steven Bennett of Sports-Casters Podcast

Today, Keith Thibault of Sports Media Journal took the opportunity to have Steven Bennett, one of the hosts of the SportsCasters podcast on the Sports Media Weekly podcast. But before we get to that, I’ll go over what Keith and I discussed during our News of the Week segment. We first exchanged our thoughts on […]

NFL Games Continue To Rack In The Ratings

Another press release from the NFL touting the ratings for Week 3. Can’t add much to what is being said here. Take a look at the release. NFL GAMES RANK AS EIGHT OF NINE MOST-WATCHED SPORTING EVENTS SINCE SUPER BOWL NFL Games Top Local Ratings in 25 Markets After three weeks of the season, NFL […]

Doing Some Quick Wednesday Linkage

Lots of stuff going on here and it’s prevented me from providing links. I’ll do some now while I can. Anthony Crupi of Adweek reports that the NFL has put the kybosh on a new Thursday Night Football package until next season. Michael Smith and John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal report that with […]

CBS Sports Network Announces 2011-12 Hockey East Schedule

CBS Sports Network and the Hockey East conference have announced an eight game college hockey schedule that begins next week and ends in March. Overall, Boston College makes the most appearances with 5, Boston University is next with 4, then Maine and Vermont have two appearances. Providence College and UNH have one single appearance and […]

Blogs With Balls 4 Interviews

At Blogs with Balls 4 in New York this past weekend, Southern New England media mogul Keith Thibault of Sports Media Journal and I conducted interviews with a few of the attendees. Keith brought his camera and we both snagged a few guests. The first interview has Keith talking with one of the organizers, Chris […]

Turner Sports and Bring Back Postseason.TV for MLB Postseason

Think of this as MLB’s online companion similar to NASCAR’s Race Buddy. While it’s not the actual game, it’s an online companion that will compliment the TV coverage on TBS. Like Race Buddy which is also run by Turner Sports, Postseason.TV will have camera angles and be made available for a fee for both the […]

TBS Previews The MLB Postseason

Tuesday, TBS held a media conference call with the crew that will call one League Division Series and the National League Championship Series. Milwaukee Brewers TV voice Brian Anderson, Ron Darling of the New York Mets crew along with TBS’ studio analysts David Wells and Cal Ripken, Jr. were on hand to talk with the […]

Dallas Cowboys Help Steer MNF To Its Best Numbers of The Young NFL Season

This in from ESPN, Monday Night Football was definitely helped by the Dallas Cowboys this week as its game with Washington received the highest ratings of the season for the network. While the numbers didn’t beat Two and a Half Men on CBS, they were high enough to beat sister network ABC’s Dancing with the […]