Nominees for 6th Annual Fang's Bites NFL TV Awards

Merry Christmas! Happy to provide you with the nominees for this year’s NFL TV Awards. Last year’s nominees ended up this way. And later, this was the result for the 2011 season. Let’s take a look at the nominees in each category. Best Play-by-Play: Ian Eagle (CBS), Kevin Harlan (CBS), Al Michaels (NBC), Brad Nessler […]

Your Week 1 NFL Viewing Guide

I hope to be doing this for you before each week of the NFL regular season and into the postseason. I’ll give you a few facts and pick a couple of games from each network to watch. So let’s give you some quick viewing facts for the very first week of the 2012 NFL season […]

Chris Berman Will Be At ESPN For A Very Long Time

Whether you like him or not, it appears that ESPN original Chris Berman will be at the network until late in the decade, almost to his 40th anniversary. It means social media will have Berman to kick around for a long time. Berman began with ESPN when it was a little cable network on September […]

Bringing You A Few Wednesday Sports Media Thoughts And More…

Let’s do a few sports media thoughts and a couple non-sports thoughts. They’re in bullet form, of course. Fox did its usual good job in covering the MLB All-Star Game. The production was spot on. Joe Buck was decent. Ken Rosenthal was good in his role. Fox did not shove Erin Andrews down our throats […]

ESPN Presents MLB Home Run Derby With … Wait For It … Chris Berman!

This is going to be the Summer of Chris Berman on ESPN. Next week, he’ll call the annual Home Run Derby in Kansas City and annoy fans with his calls, “That home run landed in Topeka!” or “Back! Back! Back! Back! Gone!!” Then on August 23, Berman will call his first NFL game, a preseason […]

It's A Friday Megalink Day

And can you believe I’ve been able to do linkage for most of the week? Hasn’t been like that in a long while. Glad I’ve been able to get it done. Time for your Friday megalinks. As usual, we provide the Weekend Viewing Picks which has plenty of MLB and U.S. Olympic Trials action. Let’s […]

Providing Your Thursday Linkage

Looks like I’m going to be busy today so I’m going to do the linkage a bit early for me at least. David Bauder of the Associated Press writes that even though he’s no longer NBC Sports Emperor, Dick Ebersol’s presence will still be felt at the London Olympics. Michael Hiestand at USA Today says […]

Breaking Out Some Wednesday Linkage

Time for some Wednesday links. Won’t be a full set as I’ll be monitoring NBC’s Olympic conference call. Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio discusses Chris Berman heading to the Monday Night Football booth for two games. Matt Yoder of Awful Announcing says national nightmare Berman in the booth is not what NFL fans want. Doug […]

Our Monday Linkage

Let’s do some links on a rainy Monday in Southern New England. Michael Hiestand of USA Today looks at NFL Network’s new morning show. Michael says ESPN has not confirmed whether Chris Berman will call a Monday Night Football game on the opening weekend of the season. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal reports that […]

A Few Sports Media Bullet Points

Ok, as we’re all in denial over the Miami Heat winning the NBA Championship, it’s time for a few sports media thoughts. Too many things to go over, but I’ll do my best to cover as many things as I can. As always, we do them in bullet form. And to drown out the thoughts […]

Some Thursday Links

After an outage that ruined things from Sunday through Tuesday and being busy yesterday, my goal to have links every day this week has gone out the window. However, I can get a few links out to you today. Let’s get to them. Starting with Ed Sherman from the Sherman Report who talks with ESPN […]

Cranking Out Some Friday Megalinks

Ok, linkage has been really scarce over the last month and a half and I apologize for that. My schedules have been quite busy and it’s been tough to sit down for the time it takes to gather the links. I hope that changes over the next month or so. I have some National links […]

The Wednesday Links

Let’s do some linkage today. Been doing pretty good in providing links this week and I don’t want to stop. Starting with Michael Hiestand of USA Today, he talks with ESPN bloviator Chris Berman who compares himself to Ted Williams, then tries not to compare himself to Ted Williams, claims he doesn’t pay attention to […]

The 5th Annual Fang's Bites NFL TV Awards

Time to hand out the 5th edition of the Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards. On Christmas Day, I provided the list of nominees for this year’s edition. Now, with the regular season over, let’s hand out the hardware for the 2011-12 campaign. Best Play-by-Play: The Nominees are Marv Albert, CBS; Ian Eagle, CBS; Al Michaels, NBC; […]

Chris Berman & Tom Jackson Return To “NFL Primetime” on Christmas Eve

One of the few things on which I could tolerate Chris Berman was NFL Primetime which he hosted from 1987 through 2005. He did the NFL highlights well and he gets to return to his old stomping grounds on Christmas Eve as his Primetime partner, Tom Jackson will co-host a special Saturday night edition on […]

Bringing Out The Saturday Links

Let’s do some Saturday linkage for you today. Since Wednesday, I’ve been trying to trying catch up here. John Ourand of Sports Business Daily/Sports Business Journal notes that the NFL and Time Warner Cable have ended carriage talks on NFL Network without an agreement. Phil Swann at TV Predictions says Time Warner Cable failed to […]

ESPN Radio Announcing Assignments For 2011 MLB Postseason

I have the ESPN Radio announcing assignments for the entire MLB Postseason from the League Division Series all the way through the World Series. The announcers assigned to each series will work all the way through to the end. Here’s the announcing assignments for ESPN Radio starting with the League Division Series. LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES […]

ESPN’s Chris Berman, Tom Jackson & Jerry Rice Talk NFL

On Tuesday, ESPN held a media conference call with long-time on-air partners Chris Berman & Tom Jackson and newly-hired Jerry Rice. They all talked about the upcoming season and what they expect to occur. If you’ve seen SportsCenter, you can’t escape the features with Chris Berman yelling over the fact that this is his 25th […]

A Few Tuesday Links

Got bogged down with a bunch of paperwork so I can’t do a full set of links. I’ll do my best to give you what I can plus catch up with any press release posts. To be honest, I really haven’t seen any releases come in today, but I’ll do some posting for you tonight […]