Monthly Archives: February 2012

New Edition of "Costas Tonight" Premieres Thursday

“Costas Tonight,” NBC Sports Network’s new talk show hosted by the Holy Diminutive One, Bob Costas, will have three guests including two commissioners and the always controversial boxer Floyd Mayweather. The first airing is on Thursday at 9 p.m. ET. We even have partial transcripts and a video for you. No need for me to […]

Bringing Out The Mid-Week Linkage

Let’s do our linkage for today. It’s going to snow in Southern New England so I’m doing this early in case I have bug out later. Starting with USA Today’s Michael Hiestand, we learn that ESPN will be streaming its Championship Week games on Facebook, but not everyone will be able to see the games. […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Basketball Men’s Penn State at Purdue — Big Ten Network, 6:30 p.m. Dayton at Richmond — A-10 Network: CSS/The Comcast Network, 7 p.m. South Florida at Louisville — Big East Network: Bright House/Cox Sports Television/MASN/SNY, 7 p.m. Fordham at URI — Cox Sports RI, 7 p.m. Maryland at North Carolina — ESPN, 7 p.m. […]

Some Long Overdue Sports Media Thoughts

Due to a very hectic schedule, I have not been writing as much as I would like, but with so many sports media stories occurring, I have to give you some of the thoughts that have come to mind. I want to provide them before they become outdated. As usual, they come in bullet form. […]

Fox Says The 2012 Daytona 500 Results In The Most Watched In Network History

Fox is claiming a victory for the rain-delayed Daytona 500 which ran in primetime for the first time ever. The network says a total of 36.5 million people watched at least a portion of the race, saying that’s the highest total viewership since it started carrying the Great American Race in 2002. Fox adds it’s […]

NFL Annouces Season Opening Game Pushed Back One Day To Wednesday, Sept. 5

This just in from the National Football League, the season opening game to be hosted by the Super Bowl Champions, the New York Football Giants, will be pushed back one day from the originally scheduled Thursday, September 6 to Wednesday, September 5 to avoid a conflict with President Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National […]

Our Tuesday Links

Let’s provide some links now. John Ourand and John Lombardo of Sports Business Journal write that local NBA TV ratings are up thus far. Eric Fisher of SBJ writes that sports arenas have an issue with providing more bandwidth as fans demand wifi access. Paul White at USA Today says the newly-renamed Miami Marlins are […]

The 1st Ever Primetime Daytona 500 Garners An Impressive Overnight Rating

Due to weather delays, the Daytona 500 was pushed to Monday night in primetime. And thanks to some compelling racing, the Great American Race on Fox received a decent number. According to Nielsen, the overnight rating for the Daytona 500 was a 7.7, down from last year’s race which ran in its regularly scheduled Sunday […]

ESPN Announces Partial ACC Labor Day & Primetime Football Schedule

Continuing in an ESPN press release theme this morning, we have the Alleged Worldwide Leader’s announcement of its 2012 ACC football Labor Day and primetime schedule. Just five games released thus far, but in particular, the game on November 8th between Florida State and Virginia Tech in primetime has the potential to be a doozy. […]

Chris Evert Joins ESPN Full-Time

Last year, Tennis Hall of Famer Chris Evert joined ESPN for Wimbledon and the US Open tournaments. She also worked the Australian Open this year and just announced by the Alleged Worldwide Leader, she’ll be working all four Grand Slams for ESPN2 under a new four year contract. In addition to the slams, she’ll work […]

ESPN's College Basketball Schedule is Highlighted With North Carolina-Duke

This week wraps up the regular season for college basketball. Some conferences are starting their tournaments this week as well, so it’s an eclectic mix of games as we get ready for one of the best parts of sports calendar, March Madness. For me, my three favorite months of the sports calendar are January for […]

ESPN's Championship Week Offers 88 Women's Games Starting March 1

Early this morning, I posted the schedule for the men’s portion of ESPN’s Championship Week. Now, we give the women their turn. Overall, 88 games will offered from the various women’s basketball tournaments. Many will be presented on ESPN’s online service, ESPN3, but a good portion of games will be shown through ESPN2 and ESPNU. […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Basketball Men’s DePaul at West Virginia — Big East Network: MASN/MSG Network/Root Sports Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. UConn at Providence — Big East Network: Bright House/Cox Sports RI/SNY, 7 p.m. Michigan State at Indiana — ESPN, 7 p.m. Kansas State at Texas A&M — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Mississippi at Arkansas — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Minnesota […]

ESPN's Championship Week To Air 137 Men's Games Starting March 1

ESPN’s Championship Week which actually lasts more than seven days starts March 1 and lasts until March 11. It begins with the Atlantic Sun and Big South Tournaments on ESPNU and ESPN3 on Thursday and then will end on Sunday, March 11 with the ACC and SEC Championships on ESPN and ABC respectively. ABC, ESPN, […]

Doing Some Monday Linkage For You

Let’s do some long overdue linkage for you. It’s been owed big time. We begin with Mike McCarthy of USA Today who writes that a San Diego sports anchor is in trouble for referring to NASCAR driver Danica Patrick as a “B.” Michael Hiestand from USA Today says the NBA All-Star Game’s overnight ratings are […]