Bryant Gumbel's Closing Comments on Real Sports, 06/19

Tonight, Bryant Gumbel went after some athletes whom he felt got their comeuppance. He didn’t spare any words in going after Terrell Owens, Floyd Mayweather, Curt Schilling and Manny Ramirez. Sometimes Bryant’s comments are way out in left field, but tonight, I agree with him. Overall, this edition of Real Sports was one of the […]

Real Sports Returns Tuesday, June 19

The Emmy Award-winning Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel returns on Tuesday with three new stories and one update. One story will have an interview with former NBA coach Phil Jackson who talks about whether he’ll return to the league. Two stories have Olympic themes and one will focus on one of the most dangerous races […]

Some Back To Work Tuesday Linkage

Back to work for many of you after the Memorial Day holiday. Because of my crazy schedule, I didn’t get to enjoy it, but you don’t care about that. Let’s do links. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal reports that Cox Communications has dropped the New Orleans Hornets allowing Fox Sports to swoop up the […]

HBO's Real Sports Returns May 22

The Emmy Award-winning monthly HBO Sports newsmagazine Real Sports returns Tuesday with three new stories and an update. Among the stories you’ll see will be a look at why Korean golfers thrive on the LPGA Tour, a profile of Olympics hurdler Lolo Jones, another profile on the nephew of legendary boxer Micky Ward and the […]

HBO Sports Wins Three Sports Emmy Awards

Another Sports Emmy Award press release for you. This one comes from HBO Sports which was honored for its innovative 24/7 series, one for boxing, the other for the NHL. And HBO also received one of the more prestigious awards, Outstanding Sports Journalism for its feature “The College Bowl Game Money Trail” which was aired […]

Winners of the 33rd Annual Sports Emmy Awards

Throughout the day, I will be posting various press releases from the networks touting their Sports Emmy Awards. Last night, I posted the winners as they were handed out. Now, we have the official press release from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences which holds the annual ceremonies. These include the names who […]

HBO's Real Sports Returns Tonight

The Emmy Award-winning newsmagazine, Real Sports returns to HBO tonight with three new stories and an update. As always, the show is extremely compelling and one of the best bastions of sports journalism today. In tonight’s edition, we get a profile of Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon, another on Los Angeles Lakers center Pau […]

33rd Annual Sports Emmy Nominations Announced

We have the nominations, all 170 in 33 different categories, for the 33rd Annual Sports Emmy Awards. They just came out today. There are some surprises like massive hockey charlatan Pierre McGuire nominated in the Sports Reporter category and for some really strange reason, Skippy Bayless of ESPN2’s First Take was nominated for Best Studio […]

On Tonight's Real Sports on HBO

Tonight on the Emmy Award-winning Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, there will be three new stories and an update. The main story will be a profile on New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. The other new stories include a look at the Flying Wallendas who are still going strong despite numerous deaths and an inspirational […]

Bryant Gumbel's Closing Comment on Real Sports Focuses on Jeremy Lin

We have the transcript from tonight’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on HBO. As expected, Bryant speaks about the New York Knicks’ Jeremy Lin, but he also thinks the coverage is more of a media creation and come Spring Training, no one will care about him. Agree?   BRYANT GUMBEL CLOSING COMMENTARY REAL SPORTS WITH […]

HBO's Real Sports Returns February 21

HBO’s Emmy Award-winning sports magazine, Real Sports, returns Tuesday with three new stories. It includes an investigation into the tragic plane crash that took the lives of everyone on board from Lokomotiv, one of the best teams in Russia’s KHL. Real Sports also profiles a professional BASE jumper. And the rounds out its new features […]

Real Sports' New Season Premieres Tonight

The first new edition of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel premieres tonight on HBO. The critically acclaimed sports newsmagazine will have three new stories and an update from 2009. As usual, Real Sports has a very interesting lineup and we have it for you below. REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL EXAMINES THE USE OF TORADOL […]

On The Next HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

The next Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel airs on Tuesday, November 22 and will be the last new edition before next month’s Year in Review program. Here’s the press release. REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL EXAMINES A SEXUAL ABUSE CASE IN TENNIS; PROFILES BUTLER UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL COACH BRAD STEVENS; AND RECONNECTS WITH THE NEW YORK […]

Putting Together A Few Thursday Links

I’ll give you some linkage. Won’t be able to give you a whole set, but I’ll give you what I can as I have to do the Friday features, Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks, College Football Viewing Picks, NFL Viewing Picks and Weekend Viewing Picks tonight. I won’t be able to blog extensively on […]

It’s Been Way Too Long Without Linkage

I appreciate you still visiting Fang’s Bites as I’ve been trying to keep the site updated for you. Linkage has been scarce since Sunday. Been busy helping my sister with her son and then I was out for most of the morning. Time to provide you with some linkage. Michael Hiestand of USA Today says […]

Bryant Gumbel’s Incendiary Closing Comments on The NBA Lockout on Real Sports

Bryant Gumbel has used his closing comments on Real Sports to go after the late NFL Players Association head Gene Upshaw, Roger Clemens, and so many others. Tonight, he went after NBA Commissioner David Stern and his handling of the lockout. He started by calling Stern, “The NBA’s infamously egocentric Commissioner” and Gumbel practically called […]

HBO’s Real Sports Returns Tonight With An All-New Edition

The Emmy Award-winning HBO Sports magazine Real Sports returns tonight with two new stories and one updated feature. The main story will focus on Jerry West and his very candid autobiography. Bryant Gumbel will interview the man simply known as “The Logo” as he’s the man who adorns the NBA logo. Then Andrea Kremer updates […]

Some Really Quick Wednesday Links

I’m going to try to do some Wednesday linkage here. Also have a lot of end of the month/beginning of the month crap to do at work some I’m balancing the two off. Here are the links that I have for now. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand looks at NBC’s plans to provide live online coverage […]

HBO’s Real Sports Returns Tonight With An Interview With Plaxico Burress

The Emmy Award-winning Real Sports returns to HBO tonight with three new stories and an update from 2008. The main attraction is an interview that host Bryant Gumbel conducted with New York Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress. It’s already getting some mileage and I’ll have a video preview in this post. First, the text preview […]

Going For Some Monday Linkage

Let’s do the linkage on this busy Monday where it appears the NFL will be back this week as the league and the NFL Players Association appear to have come together on a collective bargaining agreement that would last 10 years with no opt-out. We’re just waiting official word on everything. I’ll provide linkage until […]