Wednesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 03/04/2015

As we hit mid-week, let’s do another edition of the notebook. NEWS CBS announced on Tuesday that it has hired former Colorado, Washington and UCLA football coach Rick Neuheisel as a studio analyst. He’ll join the cast of College Football Today before SEC games and Inside College Football on CBS Sports Network. Neuheisel had been […]

Some Quick Monday Linkage

Lots of stuff to get to and so little time. Here’s the linkage. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch has his regular Monday sports media column in which he discusses a new hire for NBC’s Football Night in America, ESPN’s World Cup plans and Bill Simmons’ future in the NBA studio. USA Today reports that former Kansas […]

SiriusXM To Air All NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Games

This from SiriusXM satellite radio. The pay radio service will have all 67 games of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament from the First Four™ to the Final Four™. As the official satellite radio partner of the NCAA Tournament, SiriusXM will have a selection show hosted by the extremely out-of-touch Chris Russo and Steve Torre. And […]

Going For Some Tuesday Links

Let’s bring you some linkage. Two days in a row! This is something! Shameless plug department: I wrote Some Long Overdue Tuesday Sports Media Thoughts earlier this morning and make sure you give it a gander. Many thanks. Sam Gustin of Time writes that News Corp.’s purchase of a minority stake in YES could help […]

Your Thursday Linkage

Let’s do a few links for you. Michael Hiestand of USA Today looks at the local MLB TV ratings. Mike Ozanian from Forbes explains what the new national MLB TV deals mean for the upcoming bids for the Los Angeles Dodgers TV rights. Georg Szalai of the Hollywood Reporter has an NBC Sports executive defending […]

He's Back For All the Tostitos; Brent Musburger Re-Ups with ESPN

A mere 73 years young, Brent Musbuger has signed a new deal with ESPN that will keep him as ESPN/ABC’s main college football play-by-play man for at least two more seasons. Under the new contract, he and Kirk Herbstreit will call the final two BCS Championship Games before the new playoff system takes effect. Musburger […]

The Thursday Linkage

So weird to have the 4th of July in the middle of the week. You get the holiday after two work days and then have two work days afterwards. Some of you have the entire week off which is good, but for me, there’s no such thing as a vacation. In fact, I haven’t had […]

Mike & The Mad Dog Back Together Again… For 15 Minutes

It took the Super Bowl and Radio Row in Indianapolis to bring WFAN’s Mike Francesa and SiriusXM’s Chris Russo back together again. The duo had been together at WFAN in New York, part of the legendary Mike and the Mad Dog show fom 1989 until 2008 when Russo was lured to Sirius Satellite Radio to […]

Doing Some Friday Megalinks

With a rainy day in Southern New England, it’s time to provide you with some media links. Lots of them on a Friday. You can check out the Weekend Viewing Picks for the sports and entertainment programming suggestions. Now to the links. National USA Today’s Michael Hiestand talks with NBC’s Al Michaels about calling his […]

Sirius XM’s Chris “Mad Dog” Russo To Host Show Live From The World Series

Chris “Mad Dog” Russo of Sirius XM’s Mad Dog Radio will do his show, “Mad Dog Unleashed” live from Busch Stadium in St. Louis before Games 1 and 2 of the World Series, today and tomorrow. Mad Dog will talk with players and writers during his show which airs from 2-7 p.m. ET. WHO:              Sirius […]

The Tuesday Evening Linkage

Because I was a jobsite for most of the morning and into the early afternoon, I wasn’t able to supply links today. I’ll get to them now. Austin Karp leads the Sports Business Daily team in looking at the overnight ratings for the Monday Night Football doubleheader on ESPN. Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal […]

Sirius XM’s Chris Russo Embarks on Spring Training Tour This Week

Starting this week, Chris Russo of Sirius XM’s Mad Dog Radio will head to Arizona to tour five Cactus League sites. Then later in the month, he’ll visit five Grapefruit League sites. But let’s check where he’ll head this week as part of the Mad Dog World Tour. Chris ‘Mad Dog’ Russo Embarks on MLB […]

Sirius XM All Over MLB Spring Training

Sirius XM Radio will have two of its sports channels airing shows live from both Arizona and Florida throughout Spring Training. MLB Network Radio and Mad Dog Radio combined will hit all 30 teams. We have the schedule of shows for you. SiriusXM Embarks on MLB Spring Training Tour Feb. 27 MLB Network Radio visits […]

Sirius XM Announces Coverage Plans for Super Bowl XLV

The official satellite radio partner of the National Football League has announced coverage plans including international broadcasts of the Super Bowl. In addition to the multiple language broadcasts (14 in all or XIV in Super Bowl vernacular), we have special Super Bowl-themed programming as well as Mad Dog Radio broadcasting live from Radio Row at […]

Chris “Mad Dog” Russo To Bring His Show To San Francisco For Fall Classic

Starting tomorrow and going through Thursday, Sirius XM talk show host Chris Russo brings his show to the Bay Area to see his beloved Giants in the World Series. He’ll do his show live from AT&T Park. WHO:              SIRIUS XM Radio’s Chris “MAD DOG” Russo live from AT&T Park WHAT:           Russo will host his national […]

Steve Phillips, No Longer Embattled, To Join Sirius XM’s Mad Dog Radio

I guess I don’t have to put “Embattled” before his name anymore as he now has a full-time gig. Former New York Mets General Manager and ESPN MLB analyst has come full circle, almost a year after being fired for his affair with former ESPN producer Brooke Hundley. He has now joined Sirius XM Satellite […]

Chris “Mad Dog” Russo To Air “Mad Dog Unleashed” from US Open

On Monday, tennis fan Chris Russo will be live from the National Tennis Center in New York, the site of the US Open. He’ll do the entire “Mad Dog Unleashed” program for Sirius XM Radio. Here’s the release. *** ALERT *** WHO:              SIRIUS XM Radio Personality Chris “MAD DOG” Russo WHAT:           Russo will host his […]

Sirius XM's MLB Home Plate and Mad Dog Radio To Visit Spring Training Sites

As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, it’s time to get into baseball mode and get into Spring Training. Sirius XM Satellite Radio will have two of its channels all over the Cactus and Grapefruit League sites in Arizona and Florida, respectively. Both MLB Home Plate and Chris Russo’s Mad Dog Radio […]

Sirius XM Announces Super Bowl Programming

As the official satellite radio partner of the National Football League, Sirius XM Satellite Radio plans plenty of shows live from Miami, site of this year’s Super Bowl XLIV. Two channels, Mad Dog Radio and Sirius NFL Radio will be live from Radio Row at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center all next week. Here’s Sirius […]

Quick Saturday Links

This weekend is going to be light on the links as I’ll be heading to New York on Sunday to visit my niece and today is already hectic as relatives are visiting. If I have time, I’ll give you Videos of the Week, but linkage today and the videos may be all I have time […]