I'll Have Another Goes For Horse Racing's Triple Crown on NBC Sports Group

This Saturday, I’ll Have Another will attempt to become the first horse to win The Triple Crown since Seattle Slew achieved the feat in 1978. He’ll run in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. NBC Sports Group will be all over the race with coverage beginning on Thursday with re-airs on NBC Sports Network of the […]

Working On Your Tuesday Links

It’s been a busy day for me as I’ve been working on the story on NBC approving plans for a Stanley Cup Final Viewing Party at TD Garden in Boston. Amazing how things fall into place on a story like that. But still working to confirm on the Bruins and Garden end of the story. […]

Bringing In The Monday Links

I thought this weekend would be quiet and I would be able to do some good blogging like Saturday and Sunday linkage, some Sunday thoughts and a few press releases thrown in, but it turned out to be very busy. Don’t understand it, but it happened. Can’t go back now. Just moving forward so it’s […]

Belmont Stakes Overnights Up 55% From Last Year

The race may not have had a Triple Crown candidate, but it did feature the champions from this year’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. Winning the race was a 24-1 longshot, Ruler on Ice. The race was quite exciting to watch and even with no Triple Crown possibility, the ratings for the Belmont were up […]

NBC Sports Group Airs The Belmont Stakes

With no Triple Crown winner assured for this year, NBC is trying to make the Belmont a showdown between Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom and Preakness Stakes winner Shackleford. Just watch another horse take the race giving us three different winners. Anyway, Versus and NBC will combine for the coverage which starts Friday and culminates […]

NBC Sports Group All Over Kentucky Derby & The Triple Crown

Got this press release yesterday, but with everything going on, I did not have time to post it, but now I have some time. This is from The Group talking about Kentucky Derby coverage for next week. Some 14 hours will be aired on Versus and NBC starting on Thursday. NBC no longer shares Kentucky […]

Tom Durkin Steps Down As Voice of the Triple Crown

This comes as surprising news as legendary horse racing announcer Tom Durkin has left NBC as the Voice of the Triple Crown. When NBC took over the Triple Crown from ABC in 2001, Durkin did the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. He continued to call all three races even when ESPN/ABC took the […]

Sirius XM To Air All of Horse Racing’s Triple Crown

Starting on the first Saturday in May, which falls on May 7 this year, and running through June 11, Sirius XM will carry all three races of this year’s Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby on the aforementioned May 7, the Preakness Stakes on May 21 and then the Belmont Stakes on June 11. NBC will […]

Let’s Do Some Tuesday Links

Time for linkage now. Jun Yang at Bloomberg Businessweek reports that YouTube is in talks with the NBA and NHL to stream live games. Now that would be cool if it happens, but I’m skeptical that it will. At MediaPost, Barry Janoff looks at some of the particulars of CBS/Turner’s NCAA Tournament programming and marketing […]

Horse Racing’s Triple Crown Back on the Networks of NBC

CNBC’s Darren Rovell had this earlier today, that the NBC Sports Group was re-obtaining the rights to the entire Triple Crown after airing 2/3 of the pie for the past five years. Now, the puzzle is complete once again. The NBC Sports Group has re-acquired the rights to the Belmont Stakes, piecing it together with […]

DEVELOPING: The Group Secures The Rights to Horse Racing’s Triple Crown

This comes from CNBC’s Darren Rovell, the NBC Sports Group will announce today that it has secured the rights to all three races of horse racing’s Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. In October of last year, NBC announced that it had reupped with the Kentucky Derby for five […]

Some Mid-Week Linkage

Ok, time for some links on this Wednesday. Let’s provide some for you while I can. Michael Hiestand of USA Today notes that former CBS college basketball analyst Billy Packer is not enthused about the new TV arrangement for the NCAA Tournament. I’ve written a story for Dan Levy’s Press Coverage site on what the […]

Let's Do Some Linkage

Yesterday, I just wasn’t in the mood to blog after putting up a few press releases. It’s time to do some blogging now because it’s important that you get linkage and fresh material as much as possible. Don’t want to be dormant for too long. By the way, whatever happened to Awful Announcing? It’s like […]

For Those Who Still Care, The Belmont Stakes Is On ABC This Saturday

We won’t have a Triple Crown winner in horse racing this year. It’s been something we’ve been saying since 1978, but with different winners in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, there’s not much interest in the Belmont which is always run on the first Saturday in June. ESPN wants you to know that the […]

The Recovering From Blogs With Balls Links

I’m back from New York after attending the Blogs With Balls conference. Actually, I got back around midnight, but I was so tired, I hit the bed and didn’t get up until after 9:30 this morning. I updated Twitter from the conference between 10 and 4, but after that, I couldn’t do anything as my […]