Monthly Archives: March 2012

ESPN's Plans For MLB Opening Week

We have ESPN’s press release on its coverage for the first week of Major League Baseball’s 2012 season. Not only will it have the Opening Night game between the defending World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals opening up the new Miami Marlins ballpark, but it will also air five games in the first three days […]

Golf Channel Announces Extension To Air LPGA's Kraft Nabisco Championship

The first major tournament on the LPGA calendar, the Kraft Nabisco is this week and Golf Channel has announced a three year extension to air the Championship beginning in 2013. Golf Channel took over the rights to the Kraft Nabisco, formerly known as the Dinah Shore Invitational from ESPN2/CBS in 2011. Before last year, three […]

MLB Network Opens 2012 Season With 30 Games & 30 Teams in 30 Days

To kick off the 2012 MLB regular season, the Major League Baseball Network will go all in by airing 30 games in the first month involving all 30 teams over a span of 30 days. Now MLB Network will not air games every day. The games will usually air on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday […]

Bloomberg's Sportfolio Examines Baseball Analytics

Darren Rovell’s “CNBC SportsBiz: Game On!” may get more publicity as it’s aired through the NBC Sports Network, but did you know that Bloomberg has a sports business show of its own? Sportfolio is very good and is hosted by Rick Horrow. The show airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET. This week, the show will […]

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 […]