Preakness Stakes 2014

The 139th Preakness Stakes on NBC Sports Group

The second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes is on for this Saturday. NBC and NBCSN will be all over California Chrome’s quest to become the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to complete the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes trifecta. Coverage begins Friday on NBCSN at 3 p.m. ET with […]

Emmy Award

35th Annual Sports Emmy Award Winners

Here’s the listing of the 35th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. They were handed out in New York tonight to an appreciative audience at the Frederick P. Rose Hall at the Time Warner Center. Overall, NBC led all networks with six Emmy Awards, Fox/HBO Sports/MLB Network won 5 and ESPN received four. In an upset, Bob […]

The Nominees for the 35th Annual Sports Emmy Awards

The nominees are out. A few interesting developments for this year’s Emmys. In the play-by-play category, Al Michaels is noticeably absent. Marv Albert, Mike Breen, Joe Buck, Bob Costas (?) and Mike Emrick are nominees. I guess the Academy decided to put Bob in this category in addition to his customary Studio Host nomination. For […]

Bob Costas and Matt Vasgersian are the Main MLB Network Voices

Announced this week by MLB Network, Bob Costas and Matt Vasgersian will be the main play-by-voices for games that are produced in-house. Joining them on the broadcasts as analysts will be Jim Kaat and John Smoltz. Sam Ryan and Tom Verducci will be the on-field reporters for the games. MLB Network plans a schedule of […]

Bob Costas is Happy to be Back on Olympics Primetime

As you know by now, Bob Costas made his return to NBC Olympics primetime after spending six days recovering from an eye infection that impaired his vision and made him sensitive to light. While he’s not totally recovered, he’s well enough to make it back for the second week of the Sochi Olympics. On Monday, […]

Bob Costas Talks with President Obama During Olympic Opening Ceremony

During NBC’s coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony in Sochi, the network will air an interview between host Bob Costas and President Barack Obama. The interview taped on Thursday will go over several topics including the reason why the President sent a group of gay athletes to represent the United States delegation […]

NBC Unveils its On-Air Talent Roster for the 2014 Sochi Olympics

Ok, NBC has finally set its lineup for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Sochi is a warm water city in Sochi which averages 50 degrees in February and cost over $51 billion to construct. This are a few revisions from the lineup I posted earlier this month from the NBC Sports Pressbox website. […]

MLB Network to Air 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Announcement

Unlike last year when the Baseball Writers Association of America chose not to vote anyone into the Baseball Hall of Fame, it’s expected at least one player will make it to Cooperstown, NY later this year. Greg Maddux, Jack Morris, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Craig Biggio are among the candidates hoping they’ll get the […]

NBC’s Announcers and Hosts for the 2014 Sochi Olympics

We don’t have a press release yet, but based on the information from NBC Sports’ public relations website, we’re able to cull the announcers for each sport for the 2014 Winter Olympics which will be held in Sochi, a warm weather city in Russia that averages 50 degrees in February. I’ll list the on-air commentators […]

NBC’s Football Night in America Quotage for Week 17 of the 2013 NFL Season

Time to finish our Sunday NFL pregame quotage for the regular season with NBC’s Football Night in America. We have one more post this evening and that will be the Wild Card Weekend playoff schedule. NOTES & QUOTES FROM “FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA” — WEEK 17 “Packers fans are going to remember that…you’re going to […]

Sunday Night Football Airs NFC East Championship Game for Season Finale

For the third straight year, NBC’s Sunday Night Football airs the NFC East Division championship game involving the Dallas Cowboys. The Dallas Cowboys will host the Philadelphia Eagles in Arlington, TX. The winner will head to the playoffs and host a postseason game. The loser will go home and watch the playoffs on TV. Al […]

NBC Football Night in America Quotage for Week 16 of the 2013 NFL Season

Let’s finish the Sunday NFL pregame quotage with Football Night in America from NBC. Check it out, friends. NOTES & QUOTES FROM “FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA” — WEEK 16 “It puts even more pressure on you to win a Super Bowl.” – Harrison on Peyton Manning’s TD-pass record “We all assumed they were unbeatable at home […]

NBC Football Night in America Quotage for Week 15 of 2013 NFL Season

We conclude our Sunday NFL pregame quotage with NBC’s Football Night in America. Lots of stories and games of which to react including the insane Green Bay-Dallas game. Here are the notes and quotes. NOTES & QUOTES FROM “FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA” — WEEK 15 “I thought he played with tremendous heart.” – Rodney Harrison […]