Fang’s Bites on the BBC World Service

Yes, Fang’s Bites is going global. We’ve gone across the pond. We’re officially international. Ok, we’re going a bit overboard. This week, the fine program, BBC Sportshour heard Saturdays on the BBC World Service contacted your humble blogger to speak about the career of ESPN’s Stuart Scott and his legacy following his passing last Sunday. […]

Breaking Out The Friday Linkage

Ok, time for some linkage on a Friday. Let’s get to this. Matt Yoder of Awful Announcing reports that NBC Sports Network, formerly Versus, also known as OLN, and once the Outdoor Life Network, will undergo yet another rebranding. Douglas Alden Warshaw at Fortune/CNN Money says the ESPN hiring of Nate Silver could transform sports […]

Churning Out Some Thursday Links

It’s Thursday already? Man, this week is flying by fast. Let’s do some linkage. We begin with Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated who says Keith Olbermann was contrite when his return to ESPN2 was announced. Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead breaks news that Olbermann may make some more buzz for ESPN by hosting a […]

Some Quick Monday Afternoon Linkage

Was out for a bit today so I’m behind in what I want to get done here. I’ll do some links for you to tie you over. I’ll start with a couple of stories from Sports Business Daily which looks at some record overnight ratings for Fox and NBC for the first Sunday of the NFL […]

Videos of the Week — 2012 Olympics Montages

Well, the Olympics have been over for a week, but in the time since the flame was extinguished in the Olympic Stadium in London, it’s meant the start of a whole slew of montages being uploaded from all over the globe. We have several videos from BBC’s extensive coverage, one from CTV and one from […]

Some Quick Monday Links

My apologies for not bringing you links over the last week. It’s been a crazy time for me. Some linkage now. Michael Hiestand of USA Today writes that NBC’s Rowdy Gaines doesn’t believe that Michael Phelps won’t be swimming competitively four years from now. And Hiestand reports that Matt Millen will ruin your college football […]

BBC Gets Huge Audience For Usain Bolt's Gold Medal-Winning Run

My apologies for not posting the Olympic Viewing Guides or the Primetime Viewing Picks. Was seeing a few friends and got back late so I wasn’t able to post them. So for the memorable men’s 100 meters race won by Usain Bolt, BBC says its audience peaked at an amazing 20 million people. That almost […]

BBC Draws Huge Audiences For Super Saturday

Let’s provide you with viewership numbers for the Olympics in the UK. Found this from the BBC’s Media Centre website. You may not find this interesting, but I always find viewership numbers from other countries for the same event we’re watching in the States fascinating. I’m just a media wonk. Anyway, for yesterday’s Super Saturday […]

Let's Do Some Wednesday Linkage

Time for the links on this Wednesday. Let’s check out what we have. Marisa Guthrie of the Hollywood Reporter talks with NBC’s Bob Costas about the Olympics, Jerry Sandusky and being short. That’s right. Daniel Kaplan from the Sports Business Journal writes that the NFL will not sign a telecommunications partner this season and will […]

Doing Some Tuesday Linkage

I was expecting to be out of the office today, but with the temperatures over 90 in Southern New England, being inside with air conditioning is probably the way to go today. I hope wherever you are, you’re staying cool and away from the sun. I have some links. Georg Szalai of the Hollywood Reporter […]

Let's Do Some Wednesday Links

Lots of stuff to get to. Let’s not waste time. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch reports on ESPN’s signing of four of its NFL insiders to long-term contracts. SI’s Tom Verducci gives us some myths and truths about the MLB All-Star Game. Tim Kenneally of The Wrap says the All-Star Game won the night for Fox […]

Jonesing For Tuesday Linkage

Ok, maybe you’re not jonesing for the linkage, but at least you can read them at your leisure. Sometimes I think way too long about the title of the post and this is the case today. Anyway, let’s get to the links. Joel Schectman of the Wall Street Journal reports that NBC and Google are […]

It's A Friday Megalink Day

And can you believe I’ve been able to do linkage for most of the week? Hasn’t been like that in a long while. Glad I’ve been able to get it done. Time for your Friday megalinks. As usual, we provide the Weekend Viewing Picks which has plenty of MLB and U.S. Olympic Trials action. Let’s […]

Your Tuesday Linkage

Let’s do some Tuesday links. We’ll start with Matt Hayes of AOL Sporting News and he writes that the BCS is looking for a $5 billion TV deal over a decade for its new college football playoff. In the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, Michael Bradley says the new college football playoff still can […]

Olympic TV Promos From Abroad

Let’s take a look at Olympic television promos from outside the United States. I provided you with NBC’s Olympic trailer. I’ll provide you with promos from other rightsholders. This is from 9 Network in Australia. The theme for its coverage is “One Heart/Million Voices” from the band New Empire. This is not bad. The footage […]

Unveiling Some Thursday Links

Let’s get to some linkage. Four days in a row. Let’s keep up the momentum. Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that the NFL is considering suspending the Pro Bowl. Stuart Kemp of the Hollywood Reporter writes that BBC’s staff to cover the London Olympics will outnumber the British athletic contingent to the Games. Tim Baysinger […]

Some Tuesday Links

Been crazy with the schedules again, but I’m giving you some linkage today because you’re owed some. Let’s get busy. Sports Business Daily notes the dueling NFL regular season schedule release shows on ESPN and NFL Network today. Terry Lefton of Sports Business Journal says Comcast wants to replicate the success of its “Xfinity Live!” […]

The Recovering After Irene Links

Yesterday at 8:30 a.m., I lost power at my house and as of this post, I still don’t have it. The northern part of my town has power, but I live in the southern part and there’s nothing. That’s not good. And RI did not get hit that hard by Irene so I don’t know […]

People You Should Follow On Twitter, Part 5

Getting a late start on this installment as I’ve been doing some housekeeping on the blog for Friday. Tonight, I’ll do just one category here, Olympics. Over the weekend, expect college football and basketball, TV & Radio and finally, I’ll do what I’ll call the Best of the Rest. This is a bigger undertaking than […]

Coming Out With Thursday Links

I’ve been out of the office for most of the day as this week has been a bear for some reason. I’ll do some linkage and do as much as I can before being booted out for the day. Mike McCarthy of the USA Today says the MLB All-Star Game on Fox received its lowest […]