Monthly Archives: February 2012

TSN's Plans For TradeCentre '12 (Simulcast on NHL Network in US)

Since I’ve already posted about NHL Network in the US plans to simulcast TSN’s TradeCentre ’12 show on Monday, I might as well provide TSN’s plans for Monday for NHL Trade Deadline Day. The NHL Trade Deadline should be an international holiday. Hockey fans won’t get work done. I’ll have my trade trackers on my […]

TNT Receives Highest Viewership Ever For NBA Rising Stars Challenge

For NBA All-Star Weekend and having Jeremy Lin in the Rising Stars Challenge, TNT saw its highest-ever ratings for the event. The game between the NBA’s best rookies and sophomores saw a 1.7 rating, up from the 1.6 that was the previous record in 2004 and up from the 1.5 for last year’s game. Average […]

Weekend Viewing Picks

Saturday, February 25 Boxing Boxing After Dark: Welterweights, Devon Alexander vs. Marcos Maidana — HBO, 10 p.m. Ali 70 From Las Vegas — ESPN2, 10 p.m. College Basketball Viewing Picks English Premier League Queens Park Rangers vs. Fulham — Fox Soccer Plus, 9:53 a.m. Chelsea vs. Bolton — Fox Soccer, 10 a.m. Manchester City vs. […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks For 02/25 & 02/26, All Times Eastern

Men’s Schedule Courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Saturday, February 25 College GameDay live from Storrs, CT — ESPNU, 10 a.m./ESPN, 11 a.m./ESPN, 8 p.m. 11 a.m. Robert Morris at Quinnipiac — ESPNU noon Virginia Tech at Duke — ACC Network Vanderbilt at Kentucky — CBS Northeastern at Delaware — Comcast SportsNet New England/CSS/The […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Baseball Oregon State at San Diego State — the mtn., 9 p.m. College Basketball Men’s Loyola (MD) at Rider — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Butler at Valparaiso — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Columbia at Yale — YES, 7 p.m. Marquette at West Virginia — ESPN, 9 p.m. Fairfield at Iona — ESPNU, 9 p.m. Women’s Wake […]

MLB Network's 2012 Spring Training Game Schedule

Here’s another MLB Network-related post. This one deals with the complete 150 game Cactus and Grapefruit League schedule. Many games will be live. Others will be aired on tape delay. In the primetime and viewing picks, I’ll list all of the live games, and some of the taped games, but you have this to check […]

MLB Network Brings Back "30 Clubs in 30 Days"

As March approaches, MLB Network is getting ready for its Spring Training coverage. Its studio show during that period, “30 Clubs in 30 Days” returns March 5 in a big way. It will hit every team’s camp either in Arizona and Florida and for the first time, MLB Network’s analysts including Harold Reynolds, Al Leiter, […]

MLB Network Announces Live In-Game Audio For Cactus League Game

MLB Network has been experimenting with bringing viewers in-game audio during Spring Training games. It conducted two off-air experiments last year and after listening to the results, it will air an actual game featuring almost-live audio as it happens. Of course, there will be a brief delay to ensure that swear words don’t hit the […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Basketball Men’s Bucknell at American — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Duke at Florida State — ESPN, 7 p.m. Alabama at Arkansas — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Murray State at Tennessee State — ESPNU, 8 p.m. Arkansas State at Western Kentucky — Fox College Sports, 8 p.m. Louisville at Cincinnati — ESPN, 9 p.m. Wisconsin […]

NFL Network's Schedule Through Next Week Including Scouting Combine Coverage

Earlier this month, NFL Network was in Indianapolis to cover Super Bowl XLVI. It’s back in Indy starting Thursday to cover the the NFL Scouting Combine to see the players who will be in the league next year. More than 50 hours of Scouting Combine coverage will be aired on NFL Network from Saturday through […]

Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 93 — John Daly, The Daly Planet

The Sports Media Weekly podcast is back on its regular night, posted on a Wednesday night. Keith Thibault of Sports Media Journal and I had an action-packed news segment where we discussed the mobile site slur on Jeremy Lin which cost its editor his job and the same line used by ESPNews  anchor Max […]

CBS/Turner Sports Unveil The 2012 NCAA Tournament Announcing Teams

This just in from CBS/Turner, we have the announcing teams for the NCAA Tournament. With Gus Johnson at Fox, Kevin Harlan is promoted to a regional final team and he’ll join Len Elmore and his NBA on TNT partner, Reggie Miller. Brian Anderson who TBS tapped to call the MLB Postseason last year and has […]

Fox Sports Airs The 2012 Daytona 500

This Sunday, Fox Sports airs The Great American Race, the 54th annual Daytona 500 live from the Daytona International Speedway. Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds will be in the broadcast booth to call the race. Speed’s John Roberts, subbing for a grieving Chris Myers, will host from Fox’s “Hollywood Hotel” located in the […]

ESPN Announces 2012 NASCAR Coverage

The ESPN family of networks will once again be all over NASCAR with coverage of the entire Nationwide Series and the last 17 races of the Sprint Cup schedule including the 10 race Chase series. Calling the races will be Allen Bestwick for the first part of the Nationwide Series and ESPN/ABC’s Sprint Cup schedule. […]

Fox Sports Net Airs "Connected with Jason Whitlock" Special on Muhammed Ali

The latest episode of Fox Sports Net’s “Connected with Jason Whitlock” will focus on Muhammed Ali and the impact he had on sports, politics and the black community. Whitlock’s guests will include embattled baseball star Barry Bonds, NFL legend Jim Brown, former NFL defensive lineman Warren Sapp, former NBA player John Salley, noted University of […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Basketball Men’s Nebraska at Purdue — Big Ten Network, 6:30 p.m. Dayton at Duquense — A-10 Network: The Comcast Network, 7 p.m. South Florida at Syracuse — Big East Network: Bright House/MASN/SNY, 7 p.m. Mississippi at Tennessee — CSS/Cox Sports Television/Comcast SportsNet California Plus, 7 p.m. West Virginia at Notre Dame — ESPN2, 7 […]

What is This Local News Anchor Wearing?

This afternoon after running errands, I turned on the TV for the local news and I noticed that anchor Alison Bologna of WJAR-TV in Providence, RI was wearing one of the most hideous things I have ever seen. It was so distracting, that I had no idea what she was reading off the teleprompter. Luckily, […]

Bryant Gumbel's Closing Comment on Real Sports Focuses on Jeremy Lin

We have the transcript from tonight’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on HBO. As expected, Bryant speaks about the New York Knicks’ Jeremy Lin, but he also thinks the coverage is more of a media creation and come Spring Training, no one will care about him. Agree?   BRYANT GUMBEL CLOSING COMMENTARY REAL SPORTS WITH […]

TBS Announces Early 2012 Sunday MLB Schedule

TBS has unveiled the first eight games of its Sunday afternoon MLB schedule and the first things that jump out are the three appearances each by the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays. In the Rays’ case, all of their games are against the Yankees and Red Sox. No other teams […]