Monthly Archives: August 2012

NFL Network's Preseason Week 4 Game Schedule

The National Football League concludes the 2012 Preseason on Wednesday and Thursday. Just three games on Wednesday and then another thirteen on Thursday to close out the exhibition games. Then it’s on to the Season Opener next Wednesday on NBC. NFL Network will air three live games between Wednesday and Thursday. First, it will be […]

Bob Costas Speaks with Joe Paterno Biographer Joe Posnanski

On the next Costas Tonight airing Wednesday on the NBC Sports Network, Bob will speak Joe Paterno biographer Joe Posnanski. The book, Paterno, was recently released and has come under scrutiny for not being hard enough on the late Penn State coach in the midst of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Costas will talk about the […]

Some Thoughts on ESPN's New MLB Deal

Earlier today, I had the opportunity to monitor the ESPN/MLB conference call announcing the new deal that lengthens the relationship between the two entities to 30 years when the contract expires in 2021. In this new eight year deal, ESPN will return to the MLB Postseason with one Wild Card Playoff game starting in 2014. […]

ESPN's Eight Year, $5.6 Billion Agreement With MLB

Wr have the official joint press release between ESPN and Major League Baseball announcing the new agreement that keeps baseball games on the Alleged Worldwide Leader until 2021. Under the new contract, ESPN will receive the following perks: An increase in the number of telecasts to 90 regular season games One Wild Card Playoff Game […]

BREAKING NEWS: ESPN Secures Long-Term MLB Deal

Just breaking now, Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand is reporting that ESPN has extended its current deal with Major League Baseball, an eight year, $5.6 billion deal that keeps baseball on the Alleged Worldwide Leader well into the next decade. Ourand reports that ESPN will keep the rights to Sunday, Monday and Wednesday Night Baseball. […]

Some Really Quick Tuesday Sports Media Thoughts

Due to that stupid office move that prevented me from updating the site regularly over the last two two weeks, I wasn’t able to provide some regular features here. I’m slowly getting back on track. Thanks for your patience and continued readership during this period. I’ll make it up to you somehow. I’ll do some […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Football  CFB Daily — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. ESPN BCS Countdown — ESPNU, 5 p.m. Inside College Football — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. CONCACAF Champions League Toronto vs. Santos Laguna — Fox Soccer, 8 p.m. Cycling Vuelta a España: Stage 10 — Universal Sports, 10 a.m. Golf […]

Two Regional Sports Networks College Football Schedules

I’ll provide you with a couple of broadcast schedules for two regional sports networks, SNY and Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. For SNY, the schedule is all Big East while Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic relies mostly on ACC and CAA games. Let’s post the CSN Mid-Atlantic sked for you first. 2012 COMCAST SPORTSNET MID-ATLANTIC NCAA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Thursday, […]

Chris Rose Joins NFL Network While Remaining at MLB Network

Just officially announced today,  Chris Rose of MLB Network’s abortion, Intentional Talk, will expand his horizons outside of baseball and join NFL Network as a studio host. He’ll host NFL Network’s Sunday highlight shows during the season, NFL GameDay Highlights and NFL GameDay Final replacing established hosts Rich Eisen and Fran Charles, respectively. And he’ll […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

CFL Edmonton at Toronto — TSN/NBC Sports Network, 7:30 p.m. College Football CFB Daily — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. ESPNU BCS Countdown — ESPNU, 6 p.m. Golf Golf Now: Philadelphia — Golf Channel, 8 p.m. Golf Now: New York — Golf Channel, 8:30 p.m. MLB American League Kansas City […]

U.S. Open Begins on ESPN2 & Tennis Channel Today

The Office Move From Hell set me back in posting over the last two weeks so I’m trying to catch up with a few things. On Monday, the final tennis Grand Slam begins with the U.S. Open in New York. There will be four networks bringing this event to viewers. It’s to the point where […]

Fox NFL Sunday Replaces Frank Caliendo With Someone Named Rob Riggle

I’ll admit when I heard the name “Rob Riggle” when ESPN announced him as host of this year’s ESPY’s, I said to myself, “Who?” I never watch the ESPY’s so this was not a big deal to me. Then, Fox sent a press release today announcing that this same guy will replace Frank Caliendo as […]

Weekend Viewing Picks

Saturday, August 25 Australian Rules Football Hawthorn Hawks at Sydney Swans — Fox Soccer Plus, 2:30 a.m. Boxing 24/7 Road to Ward Lawson — HBO, midnight College Football College GameDay: Season Preview — ESPN, 11 a.m. Cycling USA Pro Challenge: Stage 6, Golden to Boulder — NBC, 2 p.m./NBC Sports Network, 4 p.m. English Premier […]

NFL on CBS Announcing Assignments Through Week 4 of 2012 Season

This office move is killing me. I appreciate your patience through all this. I expect it to be finally over on Thursday and once all is said and done, I should be back to a regular schedule for you. Can’t believe it’s taking so long. Ok, I have the NFL on CBS announcing assignments for […]

The NFL on CBS Announcing Teams for 2012-13 Season

No major changes in the NFL on CBS announcing lineup. Since CBS returned to the NFL in 1998, there has been just a few upheavals in its announcing teams. There has been more changes to The NFL Today than the actual announcing teams. Although it appears Don Criqui and Randy Cross who were good to […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Football The Herbie Awards: A 2012 College Football Preview — ESPN, 7 p.m. CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage Real Salt Lake vs. Tauro — Fox Soccer, 10 p.m. Xelajú vs. Guadalajara — Galavision, 10 p.m. Cycling Vuelta a España: Stage 4, Barakaldo to Valdezcaray — Universal Sports, 10 a.m. USA Pro Challenge: Stage 2, […]

He's Back For All the Tostitos; Brent Musburger Re-Ups with ESPN

A mere 73 years young, Brent Musbuger has signed a new deal with ESPN that will keep him as ESPN/ABC’s main college football play-by-play man for at least two more seasons. Under the new contract, he and Kirk Herbstreit will call the final two BCS Championship Games before the new playoff system takes effect. Musburger […]