The Man in the Red Bandana

This was produced by ESPN two years ago. Written by Tom Rinaldi and narrated by actor Edwards Burns. It’s one of the best pieces ESPN has ever aired. It’s about Welles Crowther who helped save a number of people in the World Trade Center on 9/11. While it may have been one of the worst […]

Jack Buck’s Post 9/11 Poem

You may remember 12 years ago after 9/11 occurred, sports took a back seat and many games were canceled in the week following. Baseball was the first professional sport to return. When sports returned, people were ready and the late Jack Buck who was a World War II veteran, wrote a poem on the night […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

9/11 Countdown to Ground Zero — H2, 11 a.m. 9/11 State of Emergency — H2, noon 9/11: The Towers and the Pentagon — Discovery, 1 p.m. Two Weeks in Hell — Discovery, 2 p.m. The Days the Towers Fell — H3, 2 p.m. Grounded on 9/11 — H2, 3 p.m. The Last Days of Osama […]

Finally Some Friday Megalinks

Let’s do some Friday megalinks. You’ve been owed some and I haven’t been able to do links for most of the week. Of course, you have the Weekend Viewing Picks which provide plenty of college sports, soccer, baseball and the NBA and NHL postseason action. Now let’s do your links. National Michael Hiestand of USA […]

The Tuesday Evening Linkage

Because I was a jobsite for most of the morning and into the early afternoon, I wasn’t able to supply links today. I’ll get to them now. Austin Karp leads the Sports Business Daily team in looking at the overnight ratings for the Monday Night Football doubleheader on ESPN. Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal […]

Let’s Do Some Monday Links

Time for some links. I expect press releases galore today announcing NFL ratings news so before they come fast and furious, I’ll do some linkage. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand says the NFL and its TV partners handled their 9/11 tributes yesterday as best as they could. Scott Woolley at writes that cable operators are […]

Some Sunday Linkage

I wasn’t able to link yesterday due to some personal commitments. I’ll be doing some today. Mike McCarthy of USA Today says ESPN yanked teams with anti-Semitic names from its fantasy football leagues. Daniel Riley of GQ speaks with the best baseball announcer of all-time, Vin Scully about his greatest calls. John Eggerton of Broadcasting […]

Let’s Do Some Linkage, Shall We?

I was in between offices yesterday and could not do the links as I had wanted. Let’s provide some now while I can. Nate Davis at USA Today writes about ESPN extending the rights to air Monday Night Football and keep the series on cable through 2021. The Hollywood Reporter notes that tonight’s Presidential jobs […]

ESPN’s Plans For Commemorating 9/11

Most TV networks are planning programming around the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and ESPN is no exception. Each outlet is hoping not be exploitative while being understated at the same time. On Sunday, ESPN plans to take part in the National Moment of Silence at 8:46 a.m., the precise minute the first plane struck the […]

NFL Announces Plans For 9/11 Remembrances and Tributes

The first Sunday of the the NFL regular season is also the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America. On 9/11/2011, the NFL plans to commemorate the day with special pregame tributes in locations that were near the attacks. In Pittsburgh before the Baltimore Ravens-Steelers game and all of the 1 p.m. Eastern games, […]

National Geographic Presents Interview with Former President GW Bush on 9/11

Later this month, National Geographic Channel will present a week of programming dedicated to the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington. To anchor the programming, NatGeo will present a one-hour special featuring former President George W. Bush giving his recollections from the day that changed the United States forever. Bush […]