Monthly Archives: October 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Fox & DirecTV Reach Agreement; No Networks Pulled

Just getting word that DirecTV and Fox have come to a carriage agreement which will prevent any networks from being pulled. Reports are coming from various sources that this will keep the 19 Fox Sports Net affiliates plus Speed, Fox Soccer, Fox Soccer Plus and FX along with National Geographic Channel and NatGeo Wild on […]

ESPN Family of Networks’ College Football Schedule For Week 10

It’s already Week 10 of the college football season. Just four more weeks of games after Saturday. Kind of sad when you think of it. Games will be played from Tuesday through Saturday on the various ESPN platforms. With this weekend being the Breeders’ Cup, the focus for the Alleged Worldwide Leader is more on […]

ESPN’s College GameDay Goes To LSU-Alabama

For the first time this season, ESPN’s College GameDay will air from a non-ESPN game, LSU-Alabama from Tuscaloosa, AL. For the first 9 weeks of the college football season, College GameDay went to sites all emanating from either an ESPN on ABC or ESPN primetime game. LSU-Alabama will air in primetime on CBS on Saturday. […]

ESPN2 To Air Inaugural Gold Glove Awards Show

On Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET, ESPN2 will air the first ever show devoted to the announcement of the MLB Gold Glove Awards. MLB Network did the announcements last year, but this year, ESPN2 devotes an entire hour to the Gold Gloves. Baseball Tonight’s Karl Ravech, John Kruk and three-time Gold Glove winner Barry Larkin […]

Shoveling Through The Monday Links

Let’s do some links on this Monday. Some good stuff to get to. Michael Hiestand of USA Today writes that CBS’ Bill Cowher may make broadcasting a true second career after shooting down another coaching rumor. At Fox Sports, Brian Lowry feels for the most part, Fox got the job done during the World Series. […]

NFL Opts Not To Flex In The First Opportunity In Week 10

Just received from the National Football League, we find that the schedule for Week 10 has been set. This is the first opportunity in the season that the NFL and NBC have to flex a game out of primetime and put another one in its place and both have decided to keep the New England-New […]

Sunday Night Football Ratings Go Up From Last Week

Last night with the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic regions recovering from the weekend’s snowstorm, people stayed in to watch some football. NBC says the overnight rating for last night’s Dallas-Philadelphia game ended at a 14.7 with a 23 share, resulting in the 3rd highest rating for the season. It was way up from last week’s […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

MLB Hot Stove Live (season premiere) — MLB Network, 6 p.m. Studio 42 with Bob Costas: Reggie Jackson — MLB Network, 9 p.m. NFL San Diego at Kansas City — ESPN, 8:30 p.m. NHL San Jose at New York Rangers — Versus/TSN2/MSG Network, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Florida — TSN-Jets/Fox Sports Florida, 7:30 p.m. Nashville […]

Bob Costas’ Inane Halftime Commentary on the St. Louis Rams

Bob Costas somehow wanted to mention the St. Louis Cardinals’ World Championship, so he used the St. Louis Rams’ surprise upset over the New Orleans Saints to do it. Certainly not one of my favorites that Costas has done since beginning the halftime commentaries last season. Here’s the text of this week’s monologue. Bob has […]

NBC’s Football Night in America Quotage For Week 8

To conclude the Sunday NFL pregame quotage, we have Football Night in America from NBC. We’ll get Bob Costas’ silly commentary later and that will be posted as soon as I get it. “FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA” NOTES & QUOTES – WEEK 8 “At this midpoint, he should be Defensive Player of the Year.” – […]

NBC’s Football Night in America Previews Week 8 Interviews

On tonight’s edition of NBC’s Football Night in America, Al Michaels and Rodney Harrison conduct the interviews in advance of the Dallas Cowboys-Philadelphia Eagles game on Sunday Night Football. No Bob Costas. I guess he was in St. Louis watching the World Series. “FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA” PREVIEW – WEEK 8 AL MICHAELS INTERVIEWS COWBOYS […]

ESPN Sunday NFL Countdown Quotage For Week 8

And we wrap up the early Sunday NFL pregame quotage with ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown. We’ll begin to look forward to Sunday Night Football after this. ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown Notes and Quotes: Week 8 Sunday NFL Countdown host Chris Berman and analysts Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson, and Keyshawn Johnson previewed today’s NFL’s […]

The NFL Today on CBS Quotage For Week 8

More quotage, this time from the NFL Today on CBS. We’ll provide three videos here. NEWS, NOTES & QUOTES FROM CBS SPORTS’ “THE NFL TODAY” WITH JAMES BROWN, DAN MARINO, SHANNON SHARPE, BILL COWHER AND BOOMER ESIASON FOR WEEK 8 ON OCTOBER 30 BILL COWHER TO REMAIN WITH CBS SPORTS BILL COWHER ADDRESSED RUMORS AND […]

Fox NFL Sunday Quotage For Week 8

Now we move to Fox NFL Sunday and we have a couple of videos. FOX NFL SUNDAY NOTES – 10/30/11 Strahan: If Suh Taunted Ryan, Why Didn’t Falcons Players Challenge Him on the Field Instead of in the Media? Glazer Reports That NFL GM’s Say Andrew Luck Is Biggest Prospect in 15 Years Long: Tebow’s […]

NFL GameDay Morning Quotage For Week 8

Ok, the Sunday NFL pregame quotes are beginning to trickle in. We’ll begin with NFL Network’s NFL GameDay Morning which had plenty of talk since it’s four hours. Here it is. News and Sound Bites From Week 8 Edition of NFL GAMEDAY MORNING “Right now, I’m just seeing myself here being the backup for the […]

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