Monthly Archives: June 2012

Former Red Sox Knuckleballer Tim Wakefield Joins NESN As Studio Analyst

Announced by NESN at the same time the Erin Andrews-to-Fox story broke, we learn that retired Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield will now become a studio analyst for the network. Wakefield retired during Spring Training this year after a stellar career with the Red Sox. He had spanned 16 years in Boston starting in 1995 […]

Baseball Night in America on Fox Continues with Six Games

Baseball in Primetime continues on Fox. The network will send out six games to the nation with the Mets at Dodgers being the showcase game beamed to 40% of the country. Once again, Joe Buck is on the case and he’ll be in Los Angeles along with Eric Karros and Ken Rosenthal. It means Joe […]

A Rare Saturday Sports Media Thoughts Post

Usually late Friday afternoon/early evening is reserved for news that needs to be buried, but with some surprising breaking sports media news, it causes your humble blogger to write some rare Saturday sports media thoughts. On the sports media beat, one never knows when news can break and that is certainly the case here. As […]

It's A Friday Megalink Day

And can you believe I’ve been able to do linkage for most of the week? Hasn’t been like that in a long while. Glad I’ve been able to get it done. Time for your Friday megalinks. As usual, we provide the Weekend Viewing Picks which has plenty of MLB and U.S. Olympic Trials action. Let’s […]

Weekend Viewing Picks

Saturday, June 30 Boxing IBF Junior Middleweight Championship: Cornelius Bundrage vs. Cory Spinks — Showtime, 9 p.m. CFL Toronto at Edmonton — TSN/ESPN3, 7 p.m. Cycling Tour de France: Prologue, Liège to Liège — NBC Sports Network, 8 a.m. ESPN Sports Saturday ABC, 4 p.m. Golf Champions Tour: Senior Players Championship, 3rd Round — Golf […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

Arena Football Milwaukee Mustangs at Cleveland Gladiators — NFL Network, 8 p.m. Australian Rules Football Adelaide Crows vs. Richmond Tigers — Fox Soccer Plus, midnight CFL Saskatchewan at Hamilton — TSN/ESPN3, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at BC — TSN/ESPN3, 10 p.m. Golf Champions Tour: Senior Players Championship, 2nd Round — Golf Channel, 1 p.m. European Tour: […]

Drew Brees Talks "Bountygate" with David Letterman on CBS

On tonight’s Late Show with David Letterman, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees talks about “Bountygate” and the effects the scandal has had on his team. The show airs at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. QUARTERBACK DREW BREES SPEAKS OUT ABOUT THE “BOUNTYGATE” ACCUSATIONS SURROUNDING HIS TEAM, THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS, WHEN HE VISITS CBS’s […]

MLB Network's Live Game Schedule For July 2012

I don’t have much to add to this. You can read the MLB Network press release below. INDEPENDENCE DAY DOUBLEHEADER AND MATCHUPS WITH EVERY FIRST-PLACE CLUB INCLUDED IN MLB NETWORK’S JULY GAME SCHEDULE MLB Network Showcase Games to Feature Yankees at Red Sox, Angels at Yankees, Giants at Braves, White Sox at Red Sox and […]

NBC Officially Unveils The Talent For the 2012 London Olympics

We have the official NBC press release which outlines all of the announcers and hosts for the networks of NBCUniversal involved in the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London. The lineup is pretty close to what I gave you earlier today, but this list is complete. This includes all of the sports, all of […]

ESPN Keeps The Rose Bowl Through 2026

This is our other big news of the day. ESPN announcing it has signed a 12 year extension to keep the Rose Bowl under the Disney wing until 2026. This new extension will take effect in 2015. ABC started airing the Rose Bowl, aka The Granddaddy of Them All, in 1989. It became an all-cable […]

DEVELOPING: NFL Pushes Late Sunday Doubleheader Game To 4:25 P.M. ET

During the whole Supreme Court decision on ObamaCare, we get this strange news tidbit from the National Football League that changes things around for everyone. The late Sunday afternoon national game which had been at 4:15 p.m. since 1998 will be moved ten minutes later to 4:25 p.m. This is being done to reduce the […]

Providing Your Thursday Linkage

Looks like I’m going to be busy today so I’m going to do the linkage a bit early for me at least. David Bauder of the Associated Press writes that even though he’s no longer NBC Sports Emperor, Dick Ebersol’s presence will still be felt at the London Olympics. Michael Hiestand at USA Today says […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

EURO 2012 Semifinals, Warsaw, Poland Germany vs. Italy — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. UEFA Euro Report — ESPN, 2 p.m. EURO 2012 Tonight — ESPN2, 5 p.m. Golf Champions Tour: Senior Players Championship, 1st Round — Golf Channel, 1 p.m. European PGA Tour: The Irish Open, 1st Round — Golf Channel, 9 a.m. PGA Tour: AT&T […]