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 […]

60 Minutes Sports Looks at the new America’s Cup High-Tech Boats

The high speed catamarans that will be used in this year’s America’s Cup in San Francisco made news last month when a crewmember on board Team Sweden died when it capsized in San Francisco Bay. 60 Minutes Sports will air a feature on the new boats, how they became to fruition and go inside the […]

The Moment The Lights Went Out At The Superdome From Inside The NFL Control Room

When the lights went out in New Orleans, we didn’t get much information through CBS. The network was hampered by a lack of information from the National Football League, Superdome officials and the city’s electric grid. When a statement was released, it only led to more questions that couldn’t be answered in the network’s Super […]

Former ABC News Reporter Sharyn Alfonsi Joins 60 Minutes Sports

For the last five years, she’s been a featured reporter on ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyer. Before that, she was with CBS News. Now, Sharyn Alfonsi returns to CBS News as a contributor to 60 Minutes Sports on Showtime. Over the last year, Alfonsi has been part of ABC News’ “Made in America” feature […]

60 Minutes Sports Premieres January 9, 2013 on Showtime

Starting in January 2013, 60 Minutes Sports becomes a monthly sports newsmagazine joining HBO’s Real Sports, ESPN’s E:60 and NBC Sports Network’s Sports Illustrated. It appears that the program will utilize the current 60 Minutes staff that is seen weekly on Sundays at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. In the premiere edition, Bob Simon will […]

CBS Selects Its Home in New Orleans For Super Bowl XLVII

Taking a cue from ESPN which has selected various locations in the Super Bowl host cities to base their studio shows, CBS will do the same for its shows across its multiple platforms. CBS says it will use Jackson Square in New Orleans to house shows like the Super Bowl Today pregame show on CBS […]

Armen Keteyian Joins 60 Minutes Sports

Announced by CBS News and Showtime, long-time investigative reporter Armen Keteyian will join the new “60 Minutes Sports” that will launch in January 2013. Keteyian has been a reporter with Sports Illustrated, ABC News, CBS News and HBO’s Real Sports as well as CBS Sports. He’s won numerous awards and done many influential pieces over […]

CBS News To Produce "60 Minutes of Sports" For Showtime

In the past, 60 Minutes has reaired its sports profiles and segments on ESPN Classic and has also provided some of its old content to CNBC. But this new effort will provide original content on sports for Showtime. The series will premiere in November and will air every month. 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager […]

Let's Do The Friday Megalinks

Lots of things to get to today. Couldn’t do the links yesterday. Going to do a big megalink edition for you. Let’s get cracking, but first, there’s the Weekend Viewing Picks complete with a link to the busy College Basketball Viewing Picks which will be updated throughout the weekend. National USA Today’s Michael Hiestand talks […]

NFL Today/Inside the NFL Host James Browns Joins CBS News

One of the best hosts on sports television, James Brown will join CBS News as a special correspondent. Brown who rejoined CBS Sports in 2006 after being the original host of Fox NFL Sunday, will begin his CBS News duties this Saturday on CBS This Morning. According to CBS News Chairman, Jeff Fager, J.B. will […]

Various Sports Media Thoughts

I haven’t done a thoughts column in quite some time. And to boot, I’m doing this on the iPad. Not that you should care, but this will cause me to pause and think which is dangerous. Anyway, I’ll do this in bullet form. Thanks for your indulgence. The Penn State media coverage has not been […]

It’s Time For Mid-Week Linkage

It’s Wednesday. It’s mid-week and it’s time for some sports media links. Let’s get to them without further delay. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand talks with NBC’s Bob Costas about the “get” of accused child molester Jerry Sandusky for “Rock Center with Brian Williams”. While NBC and Bob Costas are being praised for the Sandusky interview, […]

Arrogant NFL Agent To Be Profiled on “60 Minutes”

Extremely arrogant NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus will be profiled on “60 Minutes”. The Master Manipulator of the Media, NFL General Managers and Players will be seen playing up to the cameras during a feature that will be hosted by CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley. Rosenhaus who has used the media to help get a […]

CBS Evening News To Profile Florida Marlins Manager Jack McKeon

Tonight on the CBS Evening News, correspondent Steve Hartman heads to South Florida for a story on 80 year old Florida Marlins manager Jack McKeon. He helped to guide the Marlins to a World Series Championship in 2003. He came back this year to help straighten out a rudderless ship. The press release. 80-YEAR-OLD FLORIDA […]