Monthly Archives: November 2012

It's A Wednesday Link Thing

Let’s do some linkage for you as we hit mid-week. Once again, a shameless plug. Here are some Quick Wednesday Sports Media Thoughts which were written very early this morning. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand talks with former ESPN’er Dana Jacobsen who will be part of CBS Sports Radio’s morning show when the network launches in […]

Two Blowouts in New Jersey Still Generate Ratings For NFL Games on NBC

Two Thanksgiving Weekend games at the new Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey led to two blowouts on NBC, but they still generated viewership. With no real competition on Thanksgiving Night, NBC managed to draw the highest rated and most watched NFL game in primetime on the holiday. Of course, the previous games had been on […]

Wednesday's Viewing Picks

College Basketball Men’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge Virginia at Wisconsin — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Purdue at Clemson — ESPNU, 7:15 p.m. Michigan State at Miami (FL) — ESPN, 7:30 p.m. Georgia Tech at Illinois — ESPN2, 9 p.m. Boston College at Penn State — ESPNU, 9:15 p.m. Ohio State at Duke — ESPN, 9:30 p.m. George […]

Some Quick Wednesday Sports Media Thoughts

Tuesday was an early Christmas for your humble blogger. Thanks to some Black Friday sales, I’ve been setting up a new iPad and a new laptop computer, so the posts were rather slim on Tuesday. To make up for that minimal posting, I’ll write some sports media thoughts and unlike the last sports media thoughts […]

Going For Some Tuesday Links

Let’s bring you some linkage. Two days in a row! This is something! Shameless plug department: I wrote Some Long Overdue Tuesday Sports Media Thoughts earlier this morning and make sure you give it a gander. Many thanks. Sam Gustin of Time writes that News Corp.’s purchase of a minority stake in YES could help […]

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 […]