Monthly Archives: September 2012

NFL Viewing Picks For Week 4, 09/30/2012

All Times Eastern NFL Viewing Maps (the Byes: Indianapolis, Pittsburgh Pregame & Studio Shows First on the Field — NFL Network, 7 a.m. NFL Matchup — ESPN2, 8:30 a.m. NFL GameDay Morning — NFL Network, 9 a.m. Fantasy Football Today — CBS Sports Network, 11 a.m. Fantasy Football Now — ESPN2, 11 a.m. The […]

College Football Viewing Picks For Week 5, 09/29/2012, All Times Eastern

Schedule Courtesy of Matt’s College Sports Pregame & Studio Shows College GameDay live from East Lansing, MI — ESPNU, 9 a.m./ESPN, 10 a.m. BTN Football Pregame — Big Ten Network, 11 a.m. ACC Blitz — ACC Network, noon College Football Countdown — ABC, 3 p.m. BTN Football Gamebreak 2012 — Big Ten Network, 3 p.m. […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

Australian Rules Football Grand Final Hawthorn Hawks vs. Sydney Swans — Fox Soccer Plus, 11:30 p.m. AFL Football Pregame — Fox Soccer Plus, 9 p.m. CFL Montreal at Hamilton — TSN/ESPN3, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Calgary — TSN/ESPN3, 10 p.m. College Football Hawaii at BYU — ESPN, 8 p.m. CFB Daily — ESPNU, 1 p.m. […]

Jim Rome Officially Joins CBS Sports Radio

We knew this was coming, but today, we get the official announcement. Jim Rome will become part of CBS Sports Radio when it launches full-time on January 2, 2012. He’ll be in his traditional noon to 3 p.m. ET slot that he currently occupies at Premiere Radio Networks. Rome’s show will lead into the previously […]

TBS Unveils The Announcing Crews for the 2012 MLB Postseason

With the rights to the two Wild Card Playoff games, along with rights to the entire League Division Series (albeit for two games that go to MLB Network) and the American League Championship Series, Turner Sports has made public the announcing assignments for the 2012 MLB Postseason. One change from the studio crew. Cal Ripken, […]

Hannah Storm & John Anderson Lead ESPN's New York City Marathon Team

In November, ESPN will air live coverage of the annual New York City Marathon that goes through all five boroughs of the Big Apple. It marks the first time the marathon will be aired live across the country. NBC had the rights, but chose to shovel live coverage of the race to its local WNBC-TV […]

NFL Agreement with the NFL Referees Association

After marathon bargaining sessions that started Saturday and culminated late on Wednesday night, the National Football League and its Referee Association finally came together on a new eight year agreement. After the disaster on Monday night that gave Seattle a totally undeserved win over the Green Bay Packers, calls to get a new contract for […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Football Morgan State at North Carolina A&T — ESPNU, 7:30 p.m. Wingate at Carson Newman — CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m. Stanford at Washington — ESPN, 9 p.m. CFB Daily — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. Inside College Football — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. College Football Live — […]

Sports Media Weekly No. 120 — Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times

Another edition of Sports Media Weekly. Keith Thibault of Sports Media Journal and I are back talking about the news of the week and we focus on what else? The replacement refs and the impact on the NFL’s ratings which is none. However, Keith and I talk about how the story of the replacements have […]

NFL Ratings Are Once Again Top of the Heap

The NFL could have grown naked men as replacement refs and the league would still garner the ratings it generated this past week. Once again, CBS’ 4:25 p.m. ET national window and NBC’s Sunday Night Football were 1-2 respectively in the overall finish of all TV programs last week. Last week it was NBC then […]

Cari Champion Joins ESPN As Host of First Take

After First Take did a reboot from being the Today Show of sports television to All Debates, All the Time, the show has been in need of a host after anchors Dana Jacobsen and Jay Crawford either left or were reassigned. There were reports that former NESN Red Sox on-field reporter Heidi Watney was a […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Football CFB Daily — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. Lemming Report — CBS Sports Network, 7:30 p.m. Tackling the Trends — CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m. College Volleyball Clemson at North Carolina — ESPNU, 6 p.m. Michigan State at Nebraska — Big Ten Network, 8 p.m. Tennessee at Kentucky […]

Hey NFL Replacement Refs! Call It Maybe!

I thought I was tired of the “Call Me Maybe” parodies and covers, but this one from sports radio station KFAN in the Twin Cities in Minnesota may be the best to finally put a rest to all of them. This song and subsequent video done by a producer for The Common Man show is […]