The Nominees for the 35th Annual Sports Emmy Awards

The nominees are out. A few interesting developments for this year’s Emmys. In the play-by-play category, Al Michaels is noticeably absent. Marv Albert, Mike Breen, Joe Buck, Bob Costas (?) and Mike Emrick are nominees. I guess the Academy decided to put Bob in this category in addition to his customary Studio Host nomination. For […]

Showtime Previews the January 2014 Edition of 60 Minutes Sports

Coming up in the next edition of 60 Minutes Sports, the sports edition of the CBS News magazine, the program profiles U.S. Olympic skier Mikaela Shiffrin. We’ve all heard of Lindsey Vonn, the gold medalist from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. The 18 year old Shiffrin is expected to do well in the 2014 Games in […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, August 5 — 11, 2013

Time for your look ahead in the week in sports media. It’s going to be a busy seven days. GOLF The final Major of the year in the PGA Tour takes place at the Oak Hill Country Hill East Course in Rochester, NY. TNT and CBS will team up for coverage. Here’s how it will […]

60 Minutes Sports Looks at the new America’s Cup High-Tech Boats

The high speed catamarans that will be used in this year’s America’s Cup in San Francisco made news last month when a crewmember on board Team Sweden died when it capsized in San Francisco Bay. 60 Minutes Sports will air a feature on the new boats, how they became to fruition and go inside the […]

60 Minutes Sports Previews its Profile of Chris Berman and his Huge Wallet

On Wednesday, 60 Minutes Sports returns for another edition of various stories. Included in this week’s program will be a profile of golf course designer Pete Dye and a rather extensive one on ESPN’s Chris Berman. Now whether or not you like Berman is totally up to you. The man is rather polarizing. Either you […]

The Moment The Lights Went Out At The Superdome From Inside The NFL Control Room

When the lights went out in New Orleans, we didn’t get much information through CBS. The network was hampered by a lack of information from the National Football League, Superdome officials and the city’s electric grid. When a statement was released, it only led to more questions that couldn’t be answered in the network’s Super […]

Former ABC News Reporter Sharyn Alfonsi Joins 60 Minutes Sports

For the last five years, she’s been a featured reporter on ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyer. Before that, she was with CBS News. Now, Sharyn Alfonsi returns to CBS News as a contributor to 60 Minutes Sports on Showtime. Over the last year, Alfonsi has been part of ABC News’ “Made in America” feature […]

60 Minutes Sports Premieres January 9, 2013 on Showtime

Starting in January 2013, 60 Minutes Sports becomes a monthly sports newsmagazine joining HBO’s Real Sports, ESPN’s E:60 and NBC Sports Network’s Sports Illustrated. It appears that the program will utilize the current 60 Minutes staff that is seen weekly on Sundays at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. In the premiere edition, Bob Simon will […]

Doing Some Friday Megalinks

Let’s do some Friday megalinks. Haven’t done any in a couple of weeks. The Weekend Viewing Picks have all of your sports and entertainment TV needs. Time for the linkage. National Michael Hiestand of USA Today notes the rising rights fees for the college football postseason. Michael writes about Today show Executive Producer Jim Bell […]

Some Thursday Linkage

Let me try to squeeze some linkage into the site today. It’s been crazy the last few days here. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch has your 2012-13 college basketball viewing guide. Michael Hiestand from USA Today talks with former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl who will work for the ESPN family this season. Sports Business Daily recaps […]

Armen Keteyian Joins 60 Minutes Sports

Announced by CBS News and Showtime, long-time investigative reporter Armen Keteyian will join the new “60 Minutes Sports” that will launch in January 2013. Keteyian has been a reporter with Sports Illustrated, ABC News, CBS News and HBO’s Real Sports as well as CBS Sports. He’s won numerous awards and done many influential pieces over […]

Your Week 2 NFL Viewing Picks

Let’s go over what’s coming up on the next NFL Sunday. Our NFL Week actually began on Thursday? – Yup. First of 13 Thursday Night Football games on NFL Network this season. So I won’t hear a disclaimer for “60 Minutes” on CBS at 7 p.m.? – Not when the Tiffany Network has the NFL […]

CBS News To Produce "60 Minutes of Sports" For Showtime

In the past, 60 Minutes has reaired its sports profiles and segments on ESPN Classic and has also provided some of its old content to CNBC. But this new effort will provide original content on sports for Showtime. The series will premiere in November and will air every month. 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager […]

A Few Sunday Links

Let’s provide some linkage on this NFL Sunday. Dennis Dodd at writes that the SEC plans to reopen its humungous media rights contract with ESPN soon after its admission of Missouri into the conference is made official. Glenn Davis at SportsGrid has video of ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit losing his concentration as an earthquake hit […]

Bringing Out The Monday Links

With this being Columbus Day, it’s a holiday for some of you. Not for me, but for some. I hope you’re able to enjoy the day. Let’s do some links. Sports Business Journal has a look at some of the important women in sports business. Michael Hiestand of USA Today says former Red Sox manager […]