ESPN Keeps Sugar Bowl In The Fold For 12 More Years

ESPN has announced a new agreement with the Big 12 and SEC for the Sugar Bowl starting with the January 2015 game. The two conferences had originally made an agreement for the champions of their two leagues to meet in New Orleans in what was going to be called the Champions Bowl. The BCS then […]

Bringing Out Some Wednesday Sports Media Thoughts

Time for some overdue sports radio thoughts. I apologize for the inconsistency in posting. I’ve been sick since last week and its hit me like a ton of bricks. It’s no fun not having a voice and certainly not good to feel wrecked every time I awake. I hope to get better soon, but this […]

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 […]

Doing Some Monday Linkage

Let’s bring out some Monday links today. Starting with Michael Hiestand of USA Today, he talks with Fox’s Erin Andrews (weird to write that) about her decision to leave ESPN. A.J. Perez of Fox Sports has Erin’s reaction to joining the network. Jane Kellogg and Alex Ben Block of the Hollywood Reporter write about Erin […]

Providing Your Thursday Linkage

Looks like I’m going to be busy today so I’m going to do the linkage a bit early for me at least. David Bauder of the Associated Press writes that even though he’s no longer NBC Sports Emperor, Dick Ebersol’s presence will still be felt at the London Olympics. Michael Hiestand at USA Today says […]

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 […]

Grinding Out The Monday Linkage

Let’s go for some linkage now. Michael Hiestand of USA Today says ESPN and NFL Network have agreed not to show prospects on the phone spoiling the suspense of the NFL Draft. Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated goes behind-the-scenes with ESPN and NFL Network as they prepare for their NFL Draft coverage later this week. […]

ESPN's BCS Championship Game Ratings Down, But Not A Record Low

A dull and lackluster game between Alabama and LSU led to lower ratings in the BCS National Championship. While ESPN says the viewership is the second highest in the history of the network, the numbers are still down from last year. Last night, the BCS National Championship Game received a 14.0 rating, down 9% from […]

Bringing Out Some Tuesday Links

Let’s do some links on this Tuesday. Michael Hiestand from USA Today writes that a tepid LSU-Alabama rematch drew the BCS National Championship Game’s lowest overnight rating ever on ESPN. Mike McCarthy of USA Today reports that former ESPN analyst Sean Salisbury has either quit or been fired from his MTV2 Lingerie Football League gig. […]

Some Tuesday Morning Sports Media Thoughts

I haven’t written a sports media thoughts post in quite some time. I owe you one do let’s do this without further delay. As always, they come in bullet form. Last night’s BCS National Championship Game between Alabama and LSU was another dull affair, just like their first game in the regular season. ESPN did […]

Posting As Many Monday Links As I Can

Been busy again today, but I’ll try to post as many links here as possible. Don’t know if I can do a complete set, but I’ll see what I can do. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand hears from ESPN’s Brent Musburger who calls tonight’s BCS National Championship Game. Tom Weir of USA Today says Tim Tebow […]

Some Quick Sunday Links

I’m going to provide a few links for you since they’ve been lacking here over the last few days. We begin with Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deistch who talked with ESPN’s Brent Musburger who will call Monday’s BCS National Championship Game. Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News talks with ESPN’s Chris Fowler about the BCS National Championship […]

ESPN Sends College GameDay, College Football Live & SportsCenter to the BCS

As we approach the beginning of the Bowl Championship Series on Monday, ESPN will have three of its signature studio programs covering the five games. College GameDay, College Football Live and SportsCenter will all have a presence leading up to the BCS National Championship Game on January 9. The usual studio casts including Chris Fowler, […]

The BCS Bowl Survival Guide From ESPN

A nice touch by ESPN to send this BCS Bowl Survival Guide to me. It provides you with ways to get caught up on the BCS, to learn the schools involved, how to get your BCS gear, etc., etc., etc. It’s written with a nice touch of humor. Read on. ESPN’s BCS Bowl Survival Guide […]

Time For Some Thursday Links

Let’s give you some linkage on this Thursday. We begin with Fox NFL rules analyst Mike Pereira who doesn’t mince words on ESPN’s Jon Gruden. Bob’s Blitz reacts to Pereira’s strong post. Jill Goldsmith of Variety says the clock is ticking for MSG Network and Time Warner Cable to hash out a new carriage agreement. […]

Some Sunday Morning Sports Media Thoughts & One Musical Comment

As we get into the home stretch and the Christmas holiday is now just a week away, let me offer a few thoughts on sports media this morning. As usual, they’ll go in bullet form. So we have a couple of cable carriage disputes looming large as we end 2011. Looks like MSG Network and […]

2011-12 College Bowl Schedule With TV Networks

With all of the bowl matchups announced, let’s provide you with the TV schedule and network. Let’s be honest, the ESPN Family of Networks airs all but two of the games. CBS has the Sun Bowl while Fox continues to air the Cotton Bowl. There was a time when the bowls were aired on all […]

A Few Sunday Morning Sports Media Thoughts

I’ll be away for most of the day as my Sunday has been planned behind my back once again. I’ll have the Sunday NFL pregame quotage later in the afternoon. Let’s provide some sports media thoughts. As always, they’ll go in bullet form. In its first college football conference championship weekend, Fox Sports had a […]

ESPN Releases The Final BCS Standings on Sunday

On Sunday at 8:15 p.m., ESPN will provide the final BCS standings and then release the matchups in the BCS games followed by the matchups in all 35 postseason bowls. ESPN will have the BCS Selection Show at 8:15 p.m. Then at 9 p.m., the College Football Bowl Selection Special will unveil the bowl matchups. […]