Monthly Archives: May 2012

Former Steelers WR Hines Ward Joins NBC Sports

We have the official press release from NBC Sports Group announcing the hiring of former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward as a football analyst. He’ll span the Group from NBC on Football Night in America to NBC Sports Network on college football and NBC SportsTalk. Ward has been branching out beyond sports as he […]

NBC Sports Group Hires Hines Ward As Analyst

NBC has announced the hiring of former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward as an analyst. He’ll be part of Football Night in America on NBC, contribute to NBC Sports Network’s college football studio shows and also be seen on NBC SportsTalk. This follows his guest stint during Super Bowl XLVI on NBC in February […]

Networks of ESPN To Air 83 Games of NCAA Division I Baseball Championship

Starting this weekend, the ESPN Family of Networks will begin airing the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. In total, 83 games will be aired over ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3. It begins with the regionals this weekend, then the Super Regionals the following weekend and one of college sports’ greatest events, the College World Series […]

Bringing Out The Thursday Linkage

Here to provide some links for you today. Looks like I’ll be out on Friday so posting may be scarce, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. In the meantime, I have some links for you now. This week, Deputy Managing Editor Craig Stanke passed away at the age of 56. […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Softball Women’s College World Series, Oklahoma City, OK Bracket Play-Double Elimination South Florida vs. Oklahoma — ESPN2, 1 p.m. LSU vs. Cal — ESPN2, 3:30 p.m. Tennessee vs. Alabama — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Oregon vs. Arizona State — ESPN2, 9:30 p.m. Golf European PGA Tour: Wales Open, 1st Round — Golf Channel, 9:30 a.m. […]

NHL Network To Air Niklas Lidstrom Announcement

Thursday morning, NHL Network will carry the Detroit Red Wings press conference that will unveil the future of celebrated captain Niklas Lidstrom. It’s expected that the Wings will announce that the 42 year old defenseman will call it a career. And he’s had a great career that has spanned 20 consecutive playoff appearances with Detroit […]

Surprise! The Pro Bowl Will Be Back in 2013… On NBC

If you were not able to access Fang’s Bites earlier today, you weren’t alone. For most of the day, the site was down. Still trying to figure out what was the cause, but I’m going to blame the Communists for now. Anyway, the National Football League formally announced on Wednesday that the much maligned Pro […]

NBC Sports Presents The 2012 Stanley Cup Final

Seems like a two weeks have passed since the New Jersey Devils closed out the New York Rangers. Now, we’ve finally arrived at the Stanley Cup Final. And the Devils will host the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in Game One at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. As it’s been for the last couple […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

Golf On the Range: Memorial Tournament — Golf Channel, 8 p.m. MLB American League Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay — WGN America/Sun Sports, 1 p.m. Oakland at Minnesota — Fox Sports North, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Toronto — MASN/Rogers Sportsnet, 7 p.m. Detroit at Boston — Fox Sports Detroit/NESN, 7 p.m. Seattle at Texas […]

Tennis Channel Re-Airs Serena Williams-Virginie Razzano Match

Earlier today, Serena Williams lost her very first match in a Grand Slam Tournament first round. She had previously won all of her 45 first round Grand Slam tournament matches, but after winning the first set 6-4, she lost the last two sets, 7-6 and 6-3. The last game was epic taking over 20 minutes […]

Some Back To Work Tuesday Linkage

Back to work for many of you after the Memorial Day holiday. Because of my crazy schedule, I didn’t get to enjoy it, but you don’t care about that. Let’s do links. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal reports that Cox Communications has dropped the New Orleans Hornets allowing Fox Sports to swoop up the […]

HBO & NFL Films Announce Hard Knocks with the Miami Dolphins

After getting rejected left and right by teams and after a season’s absence, HBO and NFL Films have found a willing partner in the Miami Dolphins for Hard Knocks. While you might think the Dolphins might be dull after the last edition of Hard Knocks with media darlings, the New York Jets in 2010, you […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

Golf Big Break Academy: Short Game Test — Golf Channel, 7 p.m. MLB American League Baltimore at Toronto — MASN/Rogers Sportsnet, 7 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay — Comcast SportsNet Chicago/Sun Sports, 7 p.m. Detroit at Boston — ESPN/Fox Sports Detroit/NESN, 7 p.m. Kansas City at Cleveland — Fox Sports Kansas City/STO, 7 […]

Olympic TV Promos From Abroad

Let’s take a look at Olympic television promos from outside the United States. I provided you with NBC’s Olympic trailer. I’ll provide you with promos from other rightsholders. This is from 9 Network in Australia. The theme for its coverage is “One Heart/Million Voices” from the band New Empire. This is not bad. The footage […]