Winners of the 37th Sports Emmy Awards

On Tuesday, May 10 at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center in New York, the Sports Emmy Awards were handed out to the national sports networks nominated in a number of categories. FS1 was the network that received the most with 8 awards. NBC was next with 7 followed by with 6 then […]

Tuesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/20/2015

Let’s open the notebook after a busy weekend. Took Monday off after the Greg Anthony news and an interview I conducted with CBS’ Tracy Wolfson which I’ll provide in the links. First the news: NEWS The ratings and viewership for the NFL Conference Championship games are in. While both games drew over 40 million viewers, […]

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 […]

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel Kicks Off Its 20th Season on January 21

The gold standard of sports news magazines, HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel returns on Tuesday, January 21 with an all-new edition. The show will have three stories, one on marijuana in sports, a feature on Boomer Esiason and his son, Gunnar who has coped with cystic fibrosis his whole life and Esiason’s friendship with […]

HBO’s Real Sports Reviews the Year That Was 2013

This Tuesday, Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel wraps up its 2013 season with a look back at its stories. Host Bryant Gumbel will gather the news magazine’s reporters, Mary Carillo, Frank Deford, Jon Frankel, Bernard Goldberg, Andrea Kremer and Soledad O’Brien to discuss their favorite stories of the year and to look at the people […]

Bryant Gumbel’s Real Sports Closing Comment on Alex Rodriguez

From HBO, here’s Bryant Gumbel’s closing commentary on accused PED user Alex Rodriguez. It airs on Real Sports tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT. BRYANT GUMBEL CLOSING COMMENTARY REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL EPISODE #197 AIRS TONIGHT (8/20) @ SPECIAL TIME 9:00 PM ET/PT “Finally tonight, what are we supposed to do with Alex Rodriguez? Embrace […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, August 19 — 25, 2013

Once again, it’s another busy week. Lots of premieres of various studio programs begin this week as Fox Sports 1’s launch continues. In addition, there are plenty of live games as we speed towards the beginning of college football next week and the NFL in September. Let’s get started. TELEVISION We have a lot of […]

Grinding Out the Tuesday Linkage

Ok, lots of linkage to get to. Let’s not waste any time. Ken Fuchs, the Vice President of Yahoo Global Media talks about two new programs being co-produced by Yahoo and NBC Sports. John Ourand and Tripp Mickle in Sports Business Journal recap how NBC was able to land a huge NASCAR contract which will […]

Complete List of Winners for the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards

Let’s go over the entire list of those who won hardware in the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. The awards were handed out at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center in New York. Overall, NBC Sports Group has reason to crow with 23 Emmys, the most of any sports media group. Turner Sports was […]

HBO Sports Wins Six Sports Emmys

This from HBO Sports. The network has taken home six Emmys for its product. Three were in conjunction with NFL Films, two were for Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel and there was a single award for the 24/7 series. Here’s the press release from HBO Sports. Winners were revealed tonight at the 34th Annual Sports […]

34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards Winners

The 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards were handed out tonight in New York at Frederick P. Rose Hall at the Time Warner Center. Thanks to Josh Krulewitz, ESPN public relations maven, I can list the individual winners. I’ll have a full list from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences tomorrow and I’ll post […]

The Top Five Innovations in Sports Television

I haven’t done a post like this in a very long time. Viewers take watching sports for granted. We watch the games in high definition or some cases, 3-D, get instant replays, we can rewind plays instantly on our DVR’s, know how far a team has to go in order to get a first down, […]

Bryant Gumbel’s Closing Commentary For The February 2013 Edition of Real Sports

Tonight, Bryant Gumbel talked about the downfall of another sports icon, Oscar Pistorius. BRYANT GUMBEL CLOSING COMMENTARY REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL EPISODE #191 AIRS TONIGHT (2/19) @ 10:00 PM ET/PT “Finally tonight, as last week’s tragic shooting in South Africa would suggest, the business of myth-making in sports isn’t going very well this year. […]

On The Season Premiere of Real Sports, 01/22/2013

Tonight, the critically acclaimed Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel returns to HBO with three stories, two new ones and an update. The two new stories include a profile of suspended Houston Rockets forward Royce White whom you may know has been in a dispute with his team since making demands over his fear of travel […]

Real Sports Reviews 2012 Tonight

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel returns on HBO tonight with its annual year in review. It will take a look at some of the year’s best stories with its correspondents, Mary Carillo, Frank Deford, Jon Frankel, Bernard Goldberg, Armen Keteyian and Andrea Kremer. The show premieres at 10 p.m. ET and will be hosted as […]

On The Next Real Sports, 11/20/2012

On HBO’s Real Sports coming up tonight at 10 ET, the Emmy Award-winning sports newsmagazine will have three stories. One will focus on the horrific story involving the son of former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Rae Carruth, Chancellor, who survived the tragic shooting of his mother and has carried on despite having cerebral palsy. Another […]

Bryant Gumbel's Closing Commentary on Real Sports Regarding Lance Armstrong

Another very good edition of Real Sports. And while the headline story was about Michael Strahan, the tales that moved me the most were ones on an Iowa City high school girls volleyball team overcoming double tragedy and an update on the late Steve Sabol of NFL Films. It’s another great program of storytelling by […]

HBO's Real Sports Returns Tonight, 10/23/12

We get three new stories and an update in the latest edition of HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. It includes a profile of the multitasking Michael Strahan, flying to two different coasts, being part on two totally different shows. There’s a look at a high school volleyball team that worked hard to repeat as […]

Bryant Gumbel's Real Sports Closing Commentary, 09/18/2012

Apparently angry at the NFL replacement referees, Bryant Gumbel lashed out tonight and gave them his parting shot on HBO’s Real Sports. I mean, he really went all out to trash them. Let’s check out what Bryant said. BRYANT GUMBEL CLOSING COMMENTARY REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL EPISODE #186 AIRS TONIGHT (9/18) @ 10:00 PM […]

Bryant Gumbel's Closing Comments on HBO's Real Sports, July 17, 2012

HBO Sports has sent us an advance transcript of tonight’s Real Sports closing commentary by Bryant Gumbel. Often, Bryant’s words are to the point and tonight, he’s practically spot on. Here he takes on Reggie Jackson’s recent comments about Alex Rodriguez and the Baseball Hall of Fame. Then Bryant talks about the HoF being a […]