Monthly Archives: November 2012

Tuesday's Viewing Picks

College Basketball Men’s ACC/Big East Challenge Minnesota at Florida State — ESPN2, 7:15 p.m. Iowa at Virginia Tech — ESPNU, 7:15 p.m. NC State at Michigan — ESPN, 7:30 p.m. Maryland at Northwestern — ESPN2, 9:15 p.m. Nebraska at Wake Forest — ESPNU, 9:15 p.m. North Carolina at Indiana — ESPN, 9:30 p.m. Holy Cross […]

Some Long Overdue Tuesday Sports Media Thoughts

I’ve been bottling up some sports media thoughts from the last time I wrote a similar post. You’re due for some more. Let’s provide you with some. They’re below in bullet form as always. We’re getting closer to seeing Fox Sports 1 coming to fruition. While Fox is not saying anything official, behind the scenes, […]

SEC/Big East Challenge Highlights ESPN's College Basketball Games This Weekend

With college football winding down, college basketball is revving up. Starting on Thursday, the ESPN Family of Networks will be all over the SEC/Big East Challenge that lasts through Saturday. In addition, there will be plenty of interconference games involving the ACC, A-10, the Big Ten, Big 12, Ivy League, Pac-12 and other leagues. We […]

NFL Won't Flex in Week 14 Nor in Week 15 of the 2012 Season

In one of the most boring seasons as far as flexing is concerned, the National Football League has announced that there won’t be any changes to the Sunday schedules in Week 14 and Week 15 for this season. There has only been one flex, a move of the Indianapolis-New England game from 1 p.m. to […]

Breaking Out The Monday Linkage

It’s been a while since I’ve done linkage. I’ll provide some on this Cyber Monday. Michael Hiestand of USA Today says having Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship Game will bring in some monster ratings for ESPN. Chris Chase of USA Today’s Game On notes that the NFL had Rich Eisen and NFL Network […]

Monday's Viewing Picks

College Basketball Men’s Chicago State at Notre Dame — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Oakland at Tennessee — Fox Sports Net-regional (Arizona/Detroit Plus/Midwest/North/San Diego/South/Southwest/Sun Sports), 7 p.m. Jackson State at Texas Tech — Fox Sports Net-regional  (Southwest/Fox Sports North Plus/West)/Fox College Sports Atlantic, 7 p.m. Maryland-Baltimore County at Marquette — Big East Network, 8 p.m. San Jose […]

Sunday Night Football Halftime Commentary For Week 12 of the 2012 NFL Season

Bob Costas talked about the Giants in his halftime commentary. Other subjects were broached as well. We have what was discussed below. And that is it. PACKERS-GIANTS HALFTIME COMMENTARY ON GIANTS Bob Costas: “It’s been said that momentum is among sports’ biggest mysteries. And, perhaps, no franchise in football has demonstrated how much, and how […]

NBC's Football Night in America Quotage For Week 12 of the 2012 NFL Season

Let’s finish our Sunday NFL pregame show quotage with NBC’s Football Night in America. Lots of things said on this show as you can plainly see below. “FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA” NOTES & QUOTES – WEEK 12 “If they play like this, they won’t win another game.” – Tony Dungy on the Steelers “This team […]

Fox NFL Sunday Quotage For Week 12 of the 2012 Season

Let’s move to the NFL on Fox and its quotage from today. No videos this time. FOX NFL SUNDAY NOTES – 11/25/12 Johnson: RG3 Would Be My First Pick Johnson, Long, Bradshaw, Strahan Debate Quarterback Controversy in San Francisco Strahan: “If You’re Looking For a Head Coach, Mike Nolan Should Be at The Top of […]

CBS' Thanksgiving Day Game is The Highest Rated Contest on Turkey Day

CBS tells us that its broadcast of the Houston-Detroit game on Thanksgiving Day, the first of three games on network television on the holiday garnered the highest ratings on the holiday. CBS says the game which went deep into overtime with Houston winning 34-31, received a 15.2 rating with a 36 share becoming the second […]

The NFL Today on CBS Quotage For Week 12 of the 2012 Season


ESPN's Sunday NFL Quotage For Week 12 of the 2012 Season

Now we move to ESPN which provides the notes and quotes for its three-hour pregame show otherwise known as Sunday NFL Countdown. It marked the return of Mike Ditka to the set, a week after he suffered a stroke. The quotage can be seen below. ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown Notes and Quotes: Week 12 ESPN’s […]

NFL Network Quotage For Week 12 of the 2012 Season

Let’s post the first set of Sunday NFL pregame quotage from Week 12. As usual, it comes from NFL Network and its two early pregame shows, First on the Field and NFL GameDay Morning. Take a look at what we have below. News and Sound Bites From Week 12 Editions of FIRST ON THE FIELD […]

Notre Dame-USC Gets A Huge Rating For ESPN on ABC

It’s the biggest overnight rating of the 2012 college football season by far, outdistancing the previous high for the season, Alabama-LSU on CBS. Last night, the ESPN-produced Notre Dame-USC game on ABC received a stunning 10.3 overnight rating. This from ESPN PR maven Mike Humes. Huge Saturday for ABC: Michigan-Ohio St does 6.3 overnight, Florida-Florida […]

Report: Los Angeles Dodgers About to Hit Powerball With Fox

This coming from the always elusive Nikki Finke of, the Los Angeles Dodgers are about to sign a huge rights deal that keeps the team on Fox Sports Prime Ticket for the next two and a half decades. According to Finke, the Dodgers will receive between $6-7 billion over a 25 year period that […]

Your NFL Viewing Guide For Week 12 of the 2012 Season

Well? Well what? We’re back for another viewing guide. Do you want to ask a proper question? Ok, who’s on bye this week? No one. We’re done with the byes for the season. We have a full slate of games from now on. Seriously? No more byes? Seriously. We’re done with the byes for the […]

TNT Airs Knicks-Nets on Monday

After their original season-opening game was canceled due to Hurricane Sandy, the contest between the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets at the new Barclays Center will be played Monday, November 26. TNT will air the game with Marv Albert and Steve Kerr with Craig Sager and his loud suits on the sidelines. TNT […]

The NFL on Fox Previews Week 12 of the 2012 Season

And let’s complete our previews for the NFL on Fox for this week. Fox Sports has the doubleheader as the network features San Francisco and New Orleans as the late game at 4:25 p.m. Here’s what Fox is saying about Sunday. FOX SPORTS NOTES, QUOTES & ANECDOTES Bradshaw Goes One-on-One With Brees Sunday at 12:00 […]