The Fang’s Bites College Basketball TV Awards: NCAA Tournament Edition

Last month, I gave you my College Basketball TV Awards for the 2012-13 regular season. As promised, I’ll provide you with the NCAA Tournament Edition featuring my picks for Final Four, Regional Final and First Week levels. Those not worthy and there will be a couple, will get the infamous Carton of Chinese Cigarettes handed […]

Doug Gottlieb Apologizes for the White Man’s Perspective

It occurred early in CBS’ coverage of the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. As host Greg Gumbel introduced Doug Gottlieb to the studio joining Greg Anthony, Charles Barkley and Kenny “The Jet” Smith, Gottlieb tried to make a diversity joke and it backfired. You can clearly see Anthony, Barkley and Smith glaring at Gottlieb and forcing […]

CBS/ Turner Unveil 2013 NCAA Tournament Announcing Teams

Announced today by the CBS/Turner Sports consortium for the 2013 NCAA Tournament, the 75th incarnation of college basketball’s national championship, will be the men and women who will be in front of the camera this year. As usual, Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg and Steve Kerr will work the Final Four™ from Atlanta. Some changes from […]

Various Wednesday Links

I’ll do a few links for you this evening. I’ll start with a strange story that surfaced today from a University of Maryland journalism class during which ESPN Vice President and Executive Editor John Walsh made some rather strange statements about Deadspin’s John Koblin over the Lynn Hoppes plagiarism situation. Deadspin has raised issues of […]

Cranking Out The Friday Megalinks

Wasn’t able to do any posts yesterday as I was away for most of the day. Tough to get anything done when you’re out of range for any internet or even 3G. First World Problems. Anyway, time for some Friday megalinks. Been doing well with the links, except for Thursday, but let’s continue doing them […]

It's A Wednesday Link Thing

Let’s do some linkage for you as we hit mid-week. Once again, a shameless plug. Here are some Quick Wednesday Sports Media Thoughts which were written very early this morning. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand talks with former ESPN’er Dana Jacobsen who will be part of CBS Sports Radio’s morning show when the network launches in […]

NBA on TNT Returns With Another Doubleheader

This Thursday, the NBA on TNT is back with another doubleheader. TNT finally gets its first game in Brooklyn after its season opener was canceled due to Hurricane Sandy. The Boston Celtics will take on the Nets live from Barclays Center with  Marv Albert, Steve Kerr and Mike Fratello with the call. Craig Sager’s loud […]

Some Thursday Linkage

Let me try to squeeze some linkage into the site today. It’s been crazy the last few days here. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch has your 2012-13 college basketball viewing guide. Michael Hiestand from USA Today talks with former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl who will work for the ESPN family this season. Sports Business Daily recaps […]

Various Monday Links

Let’s do some linkage on this Monday. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch talks with TNT’s Charles Barkley about the next phase of his career. Michael Hiestand of USA Today notes that Saturday nights are becoming a sports TV bastion. Chris Chase at USA Today’s Game On blog has video of an NFL referee cursing which surprised […]

NBA on TNT Kicks Off The 2012-13 Season With A Doubleheader

On Tuesday, TNT will have the season opening games for the new season. It begins with the Boston Celtics taking on the Miami Heat. Included in the coverage will be the Ring Ceremony as the Heat celebrates its championship from last season. Marv Albert, Steve Kerr and the Czar of the Telestrator, Mike Fratello will […]

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 […]

You Need Linkage On That Wall….

Yes you do. It’s overdue. I thought being on unemployment would give me more time for doing the site. Instead, I have less. I don’t know how that’s happened. Anyway, here are some links for you. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand has soon-to-be NBC’s Michelle Beadle saying even she’s sick of the coverage on where she’s […]

Some Wednesday Night Linkage

I’ll do some more linkage for you this evening. You’re owed it. Why not? Thomas O’Toole from USA Today reports that Laurie Fine, the wife of ex-Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine, is suing ESPN for libel saying a report ruined her reputation. Barry Petchesky of Deadspin goes inside the lawsuit and notes that Fine […]

A Few Monday Links

I’m going to be away from a computer for most of the day so I’ll provide a few links for you now. If I can, I’ll provide more later when I’m back. Michael Hiestand of USA Today writes that Floyd Mayweather vs. Larry Merchant II did not materialize after Saturday’s Mayweather-Cotto fight on pay per […]

Making Time For The Wednesday Linkage

I haven’t been able to links for a couple of days. I have a few leftover stuff since Monday, but nothing totally clogging up my browser, but I do want to give you a full set of stories today. I’ve done my best to summarize the whole bizarre Sarah Phillips/ people story and that’s over […]

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 […]

2012 Sports Emmy Awards Live Blog

The Sports Emmy Awards are being handed out in New York tonight. Through various sources at the event, I’ll be able to update this post as awards are being doled to the various winners. And no, I’m not there, but I can provide the winners as soon as they become available. For the full list […]

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 […]

Breaking Out The Monday Links

For the last few weeks, we’ve been having issues with the server and some of you have complained to me. Suffice to say that I hope to have this fixed very soon. I will keep you apprised of the situation. In the meantime, thanks for your patience on the matter. To the links. We begin […]