Monthly Archives: March 2012

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Basketball Men’s College Basketball Invitational Championship Series Game 2: Washington State at Pittsburgh — HDNet, 7 p.m. (Washington State leads series 1-0) Tournament Championship Mercer at Utah State — Fox College Sports, 9 p.m. CONCACAF Champions League Semifinals, 1st Leg Toronto vs. Santos Laguna — Fox Soccer, 8 p.m. Monterrey vs. Pumas — […]

Los Angeles Dodgers Sold For $2 Billion

This story continues to develop. The Los Angeles Dodgers currently owned by Frank McCourt, has entered into agreement to sell the team to a group that includes former Lakers star Magic Johnson. While Magic has the biggest name in the ownership group and he’ll be the face of the franchise, the real owner will be […]

NFL Unveils New Logos

The NFL continues to evolve in the 21st Century. It changed its iconic shield back in 2008, reducing the number of stars in its original logo from 25 to 8. And starting in April during the draft, the NFL will unveil all new logos for NFL Network,, NFL Mobile, NFL Films and NFL RedZone. […]

Dana Jacobsen Leaves ESPN

This is developing this evening. First, The Big Lead and SportsbyBrooks both learned that long-time ESPN’er Dana Jacobsen is leaving the network. Dana first joined ESPNews in 2002 then in 2005 became a co-host of ESPN2’s morning show, called Cold Pizza produced in New York, then First Take produced out of Bristol, CT. At the […]

The "Bear & The Gang" Needs To Become A Real TV Series

With this week’s announcement that the Boston Bruins have launched a new social media portal putting their Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ along with video all in one place, fans who download the team’s mobile app for iPhones, Androids and Blackberries get to see an exclusive web series, “The Bear & the Gang” which is a […]

NBC is Perfectly Giddy About Cowpokes at G-Men To Start 2012 NFL Season

As mentioned in the previous post, the defending Super Bowl Champs New York Giants will host the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday, September 5 to start the 2012 regular season. This means that Cowboys-Giants ended the 2011 regular season on NBC and Cowboys-Giants will kick off the 2012 regular season on NBC. And it marks the […]

NFL Announces Cowboys-Giants To Open 2012 Season

This just announced by the National Football League, the defending Super Bowl Champion New York Football Giants will open the season against their traditional NFC East Division rival, the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday, September 5 at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Earlier this year, the NFL moved the season opener back one day to accommodate […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Basketball Men’s National Invitation Tournament Madison Square Garden, New York, NY Semifinals UMass vs. Stanford — ESPN, 7 p.m. Washington vs. Minnesota — ESPN, 9:30 p.m. Women’s NCAA Tournament Elite 8 Kingston Region Ryan Center, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI Announcers: ESPN — Dave O’Brien/Doris Burke/Holly Rowe (sidelines); Dial Global Radio — Dave […]

Late Monday Night Links

As promised earlier today, I’m giving you more links. I was out earlier today and I’ll be out again tomorrow so it’s going to be a bit crazy for me. So let’s get to the linkage right now. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch looks at the media circus that was the Tim Tebow press conference at […]

Quick Monday Linkage

Don’t have much time today. I’ll do a few links for you here while I can. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand has CBS/Turner’s Clark Kellogg saying he wouldn’t be surprised if Kentucky lost in the Final Four this weekend. Mr. College Football, Tony Barnhart of CBS Sports, remembers his former colleague at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Furman […]

Keith Olbermann's Tribute to Bert Sugar

You may not be a fan of Keith Olbermann considering that he’s a devout liberal, but when he discusses sports, he can be one of the best. But even then, he can be polarizing. Well, let’s put politics aside and watch his tribute to Bert Sugar who died Sunday at the age of 75. Olbermann […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Baseball North Carolina State at North Carolina — ESPNU, 7 p.m. College Basketball Men’s College Basketball Invitational Championship Series Game 1: Pittsburgh at Washington State — HDNet, 10 p.m. Women’s NCAA Tournament Elite 8 Des Moines Region Wells Fargo Center, Des Moines, IA Announcers: ESPN — Beth Mowins/Stephanie White/Samantha Steele; Dial Global Radio — […]

Recap of Mad Men, Season 5, Episode 1

Ah, Mad Men is back. It feels right. In the premiere episode, we see that Don has married Megan, Joan has given birth and is struggling if Sterling, Cooper, Draper, Pryce wants her to return. Peggy is still feeling unappreciated. Pete is still ambitious. Roger is well, Roger and Bert Cooper remains Bert Cooper. And […]

CBS/Turner Tip Times for 2012 Final Four in New Orleans

This in from CBS/Turner Sports, we have the tip times for the 2012 Men’s Final Four in New Orleans on Saturday. Both games will be on CBS. The games will be called by Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg and Steve Kerr with Tracy Wolfson reporting. The first game will be the iconic rivalry between Kentucky and […]

Some Rare Saturday Links

It’s been a long time since I was able to provide Saturday linkage. Many times, it’s due to the fact I try to sleep in or my weekend was planned for me behind my back and I have to play chauffeur. Anyway, I’m able to provide some links and since I did not do the […]

ESPN's Coverage of NCAA Women's Tournament Continues This Weekend

The other NCAA basketball tournament, the Division I Women’s Championship resumes this weekend with the Sweet 16. ESPN and ESPN2 will have coverage from four regional sites, Raleigh, NC; Kingston, RI; Des Moines, IA; and Fresno, CA. And the main crew of Dave O’Brien and Doris Burke are in Kingston at the Ryan Center on […]

CBS/Turner Announces Tip Times for Elite 8 on Sunday, March 25

We now have the official tip times from CBS/Turner for the second half of the Regional Finals this weekend. As is the case for Saturday, CBS will handle the Midwest and South Regions as the Turner networks’ commitments are over. So the South Regional Final between Baylor and overall Tournament #1 seed Kentucky with Jim […]

Jenny Dell Makes NESN Debut

After an offseason search that led to region-wide speculation and a hiring that was reported with the fervor of a Presidential Cabinet appointment, Jenny Dell will make her long awaited NESN debut and be introduced during Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies. She replaces Heidi Watney who left after last season to join Time Warner […]

Weekend Viewing Picks

Saturday, March 24 Australian Rules Football Great Western Sydney Giants vs. Sydney Swans — Fox Soccer Plus, 4 a.m. Boxing World Championship Boxing: Super Lightweights, Danny Garcia vs. Erik Morales — HBO, 10 p.m. Zab Judah vs. Vernon Paris — NBC Sports Network, 10 p.m. College Baseball North Carolina State at North Carolina — Comcast […]