The Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2014, Part I

It’s that time of year once again to look back at the stories that made the Big Dozen list. If you’re new here and wonder why it’s called the Big Dozen? It’s a tribute to where I used to work, WPRI-TV on the border of East Providence, RI and Seekonk, MA. My good friend, John […]

REPORT: Brent Musburger Will Be Replaced As ESPN’s Top College Football Announcer

It appears that the 2014 Rose Bowl and the BCS National Championship Game were the last college football games Brent Musburger called for ESPN. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch reports in his weekly media column that ESPN is making the move now as Musburger’s contract will expire when college basketball season ends. Deitsch cites a tweet […]

The Final BCS National Championship Game Draws Well for ESPN

For the last BCS National Championship to be played, ESPN went full guns ablazin’ and was rewarded with cable’s third largest audience ever. The Alleged Worldwide Leader aired the game on four of its TV networks as well as streaming through its online platforms and as a result, the total audience on television resulted in […]

ESPN Radio to Air Live Shows From Final BCS National Championship Game

As we bid farewell to the Bowl Championship Era, ESPN Radio will be all over the game as two of its signature shows will broadcast live from the West Coast as the game will be played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. ESPN Radio hack Colin Cowherd and SVP & Russillo will air from […]

ESPN’s 2013-14 College Bowl Schedule with Announcers

We finally have the ESPN press release that provides the entire bowl schedule with both TV and radio announcers. Because it takes a long time to scroll, I’ll keep my intro short and let you read the release so you can find a way to summarize it yourself. Entire BCS Highlights ESPN College Football Bowl […]

SiriusXM to Air 33 College Football Bowl Games

Beginning this Saturday with the New Mexico Bowl and running until January 6 with the BCS National Championship Game, SiriusXM will provide satellite radio subscribers with 33 bowl games. Many of the games will be produced by ESPN Radio while others will be syndicated through other radio entities. Details from SiriusXM. SiriusXM to Air 33 […]

Some Tuesday Morning Sports Media Thoughts

I’m on the train heading from Kingston, RI to New York City. I’ll be at a sports media event at the world-famous CBS Broadcast Center. If you follow me on Twitter or on my Facebook page, I’ll be live tweeting if possible from the event. In the meantime, Amtrak’s wifi service is as fast as […]

Oh My! It’s The Return of The Linkage!

It’s been way too long since you’ve seen linkage on this site. This has been the main mission of Fang’s Bites since the beginning, but too often, I get roped into doing family stuff and it prevents me from getting on here until late. I hope to rectify that. So without further delay, here’s the […]

ESPN Notes Rose & Orange Bowls Combined Overnights Go Up

The New Year’s Day combination of the Rose Bowl and the Orange Bowl on ESPN finished higher in the overnight ratings than last year. According to ESPN, the combined overnight rating was an 8.0 which is 11% higher than last year’s 7.2 combined overnight for the two games. Individually, the Rose Bowl featuring Wisconsin and […]

ESPN Prepares To Cover The Next-to-Last BCS

As we approach the long-awaited college football playoff in 2015, the BCS is still in effect and ESPN will air the entire five game sequence which includes the National Championship Game on January 7. The BCS begins on Tuesday with the Rose Bowl and the Orange Bowl. It then proceeds to the Sugar Bowl on […]

ESPN College GameDay Prepares For The BCS National Championship

Starting on January 1, ESPN’s College GameDay will be live from four of the five BCS games including the Big One, the BCS National Championship game in South Florida on January 7. College GameDay will begin its cross-country odyssey in Pasadena, CA by doing two shows on New Year’s Day live from the Rose Bowl. […]

ESPN Airs 34 College Bowl Games Including The Next-to-Last BCS

ESPN has sent its schedule for the college football bowls as well as the Bowl Championship Series. In addition, we have the announcing assignments for all of the games on the ESPN platforms. Most of the games will air on ESPN, some on ESPN2. ESPN Radio also carries a series of games including the entire […]

Cranking Out The Friday Megalinks

Wasn’t able to do any posts yesterday as I was away for most of the day. Tough to get anything done when you’re out of range for any internet or even 3G. First World Problems. Anyway, time for some Friday megalinks. Been doing well with the links, except for Thursday, but let’s continue doing them […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

ESPN Secures College Football Playoffs For 12 Years

The BCS has run its course and when it finally ends in 2014, the four team college football playoff system will take over. To ensure its long and successful run, ESPN has signed a 12 year contract with the BCS which will oversee the system to air all college football playoff games which will include […]