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NFL Viewing Picks for Conference Championship Sunday, 01/18/2015

All Times Eastern Pregame and Studio Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN, 6:30 a.m.NFL GameDay First — NFL Network, 7 a.m. That Other Pregame Show — CBS Sports Network, 9 a.m. NFL GameDay Morning — NFL Network, 9 a.m. Postseason NFL Countdown — ESPN, noon NFL Championship Chase — Fox, 1 p.m. Fox NFL Sunday — […]

NFL Divisional Playoffs

NFL Viewing Picks for 2015 Divisional Playoffs Weekend

All Times Eastern Saturday, January 10 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN, 8:30 p.m. Postseason NFL Countdown — ESPN, 10 a.m. NFL GameDay First — NFL Network, 10 a.m. NFL GameDay Morning — NFL Network, noon Football Night in America: Special Edition live from Foxborough, MA — NBC, 3:30 p.m. Fox NFL Sunday […]

NCAA Basketball

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 01/10 & 11/2015

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing assignments courtesy Eye on Sky and Air Sports Saturday, January 10 Studio and Pregame Shows Fox Sports 1 College Hoops Tip-Off — Fox Sports 1, 11:30 a.m. NCAA Men of March: John Thompson III — CBS, 12:30 p.m. Fox Sports 1 College Hoops Extra […]

Reporter's Notebook

Tuesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/06/2015

On this first Tuesday of the New Year, let’s open the notebook once again to provide you with some linkage and some news you can use. First, some thoughts which will take the place of the breaking news or news segment. OPINION As we’re over 48 hours from the time we learned of Stuart Scott’s […]

Reporter's Notebook

Weekend Sports Media Notebook — 01/03-04/2015

Let’s give you some news, linkage and maybe some news you can use. Figured you could use some Sunday reading today. NEWS You’ve probably heard it already, but the College Football Playoff semifinals, the Rose and the Sugar Bowls on New Year’s Day set cable viewing records. Both games broke the previous record for cable […]

NCAA Basketball

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 01/03-04/2015

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Saturday, January 3 Studio and Pregame Shows BTN Tip-Off Show — Big Ten Network, 11:30 a.m. Pac-12 Basketball Pregame Show — Pac-12 Networks, 1:30 p.m. Big Ten Game Break — Big Ten Network, 2 […]

NFL Wild Card

NFL Viewing Picks for Wild Card Weekend

All Times Eastern Saturday, January 3 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN, 6:30 a.m. Postseason NFL Countdown — ESPN, 10 a.m. NFL GameDay First — NFL Network, 10 a.m. NFL GameDay Morning — NFL Network, noon Postseason NFL Countdown — ESPN, 3 p.m. Football Night in America — NBC, 7:30 p.m. NFL GameDay […]

2015

2015 Sports Media Predictions

Time for some predictions for 2015. Looking back through the archives, the last predictions post on this site was done in 2012 so it’s time to do one now. I’ll do it a little differently than in previous years. Here goes. January The first-ever College Football National Championship Game on ESPN draws a record cable […]

Big Dozen

The Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2014, Part I

It’s that time of year once again to look back at the stories that made the Big Dozen list. If you’re new here and wonder why it’s called the Big Dozen? It’s a tribute to where I used to work, WPRI-TV on the border of East Providence, RI and Seekonk, MA. My good friend, John […]

Reporter's Notebook

Wednesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 12/31/2014

The last notebook of the year quite a bit of stuff. Not much linkage out there, but plenty of news out there and News You Can Use. BREAKING NEWS CBS has announced that it will once again stream all of its AFC Playoff games for desktop and laptop computers and tablets beginning with Sunday’s Wild […]

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The 8th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards

Hard to believe that this is the 8th year of the awards. While some announcers and networks are constants in the NFL, other announcers just come and go. It’s here where we recognize the Best and Worst in NFL announcing and production. There are some new winners and here which is a good thing. Unlike […]

Reporter's Notebook

Tuesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 12/30/2014

It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these. You deserve better from me and I apologize for the lack of posts. Life has gotten in the way. I’ve become a caregiver for my parents as they’ve gotten older. If you follow me

NFL Playoffs

2014 NFL Wild Card Weekend & Divisional Weekend Playoff Schedule

Ok, the National Football League has announced the schedules for the Wild Card and Divisional Playoff Weekends. On Saturday, January 3, ESPN kicks off the action with Arizona at Carolina at 4:30 p.m. Then NBC takes the nightcap at 8:15 p.m. ET with Pittsburgh hosting a Wild Card game as the AFC North Champ against […]

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The 8th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards Nominees

Time to post the nominees for the 8th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards. There are some usual suspects here and a few newbies. We’ll hand the awards on Tuesday, December 30. The Pat Summerall Award for Best Play-by-Play: Kevin Burkhardt (Fox), Ian Eagle (CBS), Kevin Harlan (CBS), Al Michaels (NBC), Mike Tirico (ESPN) Best […]

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College Football Viewing Picks for 12/27/2014

All Times Eastern Military Bowl, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD Virginia Tech vs. Cincinnati — ESPN1/ESPN Radio, 1 p.m. ESPN: Beth Mowins/Joey Galloway//Paul Carcaterra ESPN Radio: Eamon McAnaney/Jay Walker Sun Bowl, Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX Duke vs. Arizona State — CBS/Sports USA Radio Network, 2 p.m. CBS: Carter Blackburn/Gary Danielson//Allie LaForce Sports […]

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