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Fang’s Bites Podcast No. 19 — Bob Ley, ESPN and Ian Eagle, CBS Sports

This has become an action-packed podcast and with two guests that are quite prevalent in sports media. Bob Ley of ESPN joins us from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where the World Cup is being played. We discuss the following topics: What he’s seen in Brazil; The World Cup itself; Some of his thoughts on the […]

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CBS Hires Former NFL Referee Mike Carey as Rules Analyst for NFL Games

This announced late Tuesday by CBS Sports. Former NFL referee Mike Carey will be part of the joint CBS/NFL Network Thursday Night Football telecasts and the NFL on CBS on Sundays. Carey who retired from the NFL after 24 years as an official and 19 as a referee, will make appearances from the Thursday Night […]

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Wholesale Changes for the 2014 NFL on CBS Announcing Crews

After word leaked this week that Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts would receive a well-deserved promotion to become the “B” announcing team, CBS Sports has released its entire announcing lineup for the NFL on CBS in 2014. After the lead team, there are promotions and new teams to tell you about. Jim Nantz, Phil Simms […]

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SEC on CBS Unveils 2014 Football Schedule and New Personnel Additions

The most-watched college football package is back for its 14 consecutive season. The SEC on CBS returns with its season premiere on Saturday, September 13 with Georgia at South Carolina at 3:30 p.m. ET. CBS will air 16 regular season games over a 14 week span. Uncle Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson will return to […]

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CBS/NFL Network Unveils its Thursday Night Football Pregame Crew

Officially announced by CBS Sports and NFL Network, we now know the official Thursday Night Football pregame show panel. The host will be James Brown and he’ll be joined by CBS’ Bill Cowher and NFL Network’s Deion Sanders. They’ll hit the air at 7:30 p.m. ET and go until kickoff at 8:25 p.m. CBS/NFL Network […]

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U.S. Olympics Broadcast Rights Fees Since 1960

Back  in June 2011 when NBC won the bidding over ESPN and Fox for the Olympics, I posted the U.S. broadcast rights fee for the Olympics since 1960. Back then, it was thought that the Peacock had overbid for the four Olympics in the contract, the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, the 2016 Games in Rio, […]

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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 […]

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The New Thursday Night Football Logo

This is what it looks like, the new Thursday Night Football logo with both CBS and NFL Network on the shield. You’ll be seeing this leading up to the kickoff of the new season and beyond. Here’s the logo without it being cut off as it is above.  

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The 2014-15 NFL on CBS Schedule

In addition to its eight-game Thursday Night Football schedule, CBS has a full schedule of Sunday afternoon games. CBS has a 106-game schedule and for the first time since it had the NFC package ending in 1993-94, the Tiffany Network will be able to air full NFC matchups which CBS is calling “Crossover Games.” We […]

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CBS and NFL Network Announce 2014 Thursday Night Football Schedule

Ok, the NFL schedules are out. Let’s post them one at a time. Let’s begin with the CBS/NFL Network Thursday Night Football schedule. CBS will air Weeks 2-8 and a game in Week 16 on Saturday, December 20. In the first seven weeks, CBS will have four AFC rivalry games including Steelers-Ravens which opens the […]

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NFL Announces 2014 Preseason Schedule

The National Football League has released the preseason game schedule for August 2014. We expect the regular season to be announced sometime next week. In the meantime, this will hold us over. CBS, ESPN, Fox and NBC will each televise two preseason games. This is a break from the past when ESPN would air four […]

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One Shining Moment 2014

It’s been a tradition since 1987. We watch the end of the NCAA Championship to see the montage and it never fails to make us want more college basketball. Unfortunately, it may be the last one if what is being rumored is true, that this is the last “One Shining Moment” montage ever. We’ll try […]

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Expect a Strong Thursday Night Football Schedule for CBS

This being reported by John Ourand at Sports Business Journal. He writes that as the National Football League schedule is about to be released (most likely within a week), media executives expect the first year of Thursday Night Football to be filled with very good matchups, even surpassing the Monday Night Football slate on ESPN. […]

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Some Weekend Sports Media Thoughts

Time for a long overdue sports media post. You get three columns-in-one. Nice concept for you. If you don’t know the name Sandy Grossman in the pantheon of sports television, you should. He was the “A” director on the NFL on CBS and Fox, the NBA on CBS, the NHL on Fox and directed two […]

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