Rachel Nichols’ CNN Show Premieres on October 25

If you’ve been watching the MLB Postseason on TBS, then you’ve seen the promos for Rachel Nichols’ new CNN show. While Rachel has been biding her time working on various Turner Sports events such as the NCAA Tournament, the NBA on TNT and the MLB Postseason, the real reason why she she left ESPN for […]

The Keith Olbermann Timeline

Let’s take a look where Keith Olbermann has worked over the years. It’s a very interesting timeline. 1976 — Reporter for United Press International. 1979 — Joins UPI Radio. 1980 — Joins the RKO Radio Network. 1981 — Joins CNN Sports 1984 — Works at WCVB in Boston as the 11 p.m. sportscaster. 1985 — […]

Some Thoughts on the Marathon Bombing Coverage

Now that a bad chapter for Boston and America is over, it’s time to look at some of the media coverage. I’ll do it all in bullet form and try to do it all in one sitting. First, the good from the week. Local channels in Boston really got the job done. WBZ, WCVB, WHDH […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 04/06 & 04/07/2013, All Times Eastern

Saturday, April 6 Pregame & Studio Shows The Best of College Basketball 2013 — CBS, 1 p.m. NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 1:30 p.m. NCAA March Madness Fandemonium — CBS, 3 p.m. CNN All Access at the Final Four — CNN, 3 p.m. College GameDay live from Atlanta, GA — ESPN, 3 […]

CNN to Air Special on the NCAA Men’s Final Four in Atlanta

For the second time this year, CNN will have a live sports special. This will be hosted by Rachel Nichols and Reggie Miller on Saturday, live from the Turner Sports studios at CNN Center in Atlanta. Here’s the blurb from Turner Sports. CNN and Turner Sports to Present CNN All Access at the Final Four […]

CNN To Air Bleacher Report-Branded Sports Programming

I used to pick on the Bleacher Report for its slideshows, faulty reporting and annoying posts. But that changed when the site began to add well-known writers and editors to clean up the place. When Turner Sports purchased Bleacher Report last year, you knew this was a huge step forward towards legitimacy. Now, we learn […]

CNN/Turner Sports Hires ESPN’s Rachel Nichols

Well, this is an interesting hire by CNN/Turner Sports. We haven’t seen regular sports coverage on CNN since the demise of the late, great nightly Sports Tonight that was co-anchored by Nick Charles and Fred Hickman. Now comes word that CNN and Turner have hired reporter Rachel Nichols. She’ll be utilized by CNN right away […]

Dana Jacobsen on CNN Talks About Her Childhood Abuse

Yesterday, former ESPN First Take co-host Dana Jacobsen revealed on her blog that she had been molested by her babysitter when she was a child. It took a lot of courage to speak out and make that public. Dana said it was the interview of one of Jerry Sandusky’s victims that inspired her to come […]

A Friday Evening Megalink Thing

Let’s give you some linkage on this Friday. Been a busy day. You deserve some links The Weekend Viewing Picks provide your sports and entertainment TV watching. And now to your links. National USA Today’s Michael Hiestand and Mike McCarthy debate whether networks should hire ex-coaches knowing full well they could make news and leave […]

Penn State Media Coverage Links & Thoughts

With another day of wall-to-wall media coverage of the Penn State/Jerry Sandusky story, I’ll provide some links and at the end, some thoughts what has transpired through our computer, TV and mobile screens over the last few days. First some links. From the Poynter Institute, ESPN Ombudsmen Jason C. Fry and Kelly McBride are highly […]

CNN To Replay HBO’s 24/7 Mayweather-Ortiz

In hopes of bringing boxing to a wider audience, HBO’s Time Warner corporate cousin, CNN will be replaying the network’s award-winning 24/7 series for the first time. Starting on August 27 at midnight, CNN will show weekly replays off 24/7 Mayweather-Ortiz in advance of the Floyd “Money” Mayweather-Victor Ortiz fight that will be held in […]

Bringing You Some Friday Megalink Love

Ok, seeing some good stories on this Friday and it appears that I’m staying in the office today so I can give you a full set and not have to leave for another site. Let’s git ‘er done! We start as always with the Weekend Viewing Picks which are getting busier with each passing weekend […]

Bringing You Sunday Linkage

I’m at work again, but I’m trying to cope by flicking on the Watch ESPN for the Women’s World Cup game against Brazil. I’ll give you what linkage I can find today. Mike McCarthy of USA Today says Turner Sports has reportedly hired Shaquille O’Neal for its NBA coverage. Still no official comment from Turner. […]

Nick Charles of CNN Sports Tonight (1946-2011)

Just learned of the passing of original CNN Sports Tonight co-anchor Nick Charles. CNN reported on Nick’s death this morning. Nick and Fred Hickman were on the first night CNN signed on back on June 1, 1980. He remained with CNN until 2001. Among his co-anchors on CNN Sports Tonight including Hickman were Jim Huber, […]

Bringing Out The Tuesday Linkage

Again, I’ve been all over the place and can’t really blog like I want to, but I do what I can. Some links while I’m free and not committed to anything. The Pac 12 media deals with ESPN and Fox will be made official later this week, but we do know some details. First, it’s […]