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The Nominees for the 35th Annual Sports Emmy Awards

The nominees are out. A few interesting developments for this year’s Emmys. In the play-by-play category, Al Michaels is noticeably absent. Marv Albert, Mike Breen, Joe Buck, Bob Costas (?) and Mike Emrick are nominees. I guess the Academy decided to put Bob in this category in addition to his customary Studio Host nomination. For […]

NBC Kicks Off Super Bowl Week with the Pro Bowl

NBC will air the last Pro Bowl on broadcast television until 2022 at least. Starting in 2015, ESPN will get the Pro Bowl every year like it used to from 1989 until 2006. Since the 2007 game, the Pro Bowl has been on broadcast TV except for 2010 when CBS relinquished the rights to ESPN. […]

NBC Unveils its On-Air Talent Roster for the 2014 Sochi Olympics

Ok, NBC has finally set its lineup for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Sochi is a warm water city in Sochi which averages 50 degrees in February and cost over $51 billion to construct. This are a few revisions from the lineup I posted earlier this month from the NBC Sports Pressbox website. […]

NBC’s Announcers and Hosts for the 2014 Sochi Olympics

We don’t have a press release yet, but based on the information from NBC Sports’ public relations website, we’re able to cull the announcers for each sport for the 2014 Winter Olympics which will be held in Sochi, a warm weather city in Russia that averages 50 degrees in February. I’ll list the on-air commentators […]

The 7th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards Nominees

Ok, I’ll write the Awards tonight, but in the interim, here are the nominees for the seventh annual incarnation of my NFL TV Awards. The Pat Summerall Award for Best Play-by-Play: Kenny Albert (Fox), Kevin Burkhardt (Fox), Ian Eagle (CBS), Al Michaels (NBC), Brad Nessler (NFL Network), Mike Tirico (ESPN) Best Game Analyst: Cris Collinsworth […]

NBC’s Football Night in America Quotage for Week 17 of the 2013 NFL Season

Time to finish our Sunday NFL pregame quotage for the regular season with NBC’s Football Night in America. We have one more post this evening and that will be the Wild Card Weekend playoff schedule. NOTES & QUOTES FROM “FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA” — WEEK 17 “Packers fans are going to remember that…you’re going to […]

Sunday Night Football Airs NFC East Championship Game for Season Finale

For the third straight year, NBC’s Sunday Night Football airs the NFC East Division championship game involving the Dallas Cowboys. The Dallas Cowboys will host the Philadelphia Eagles in Arlington, TX. The winner will head to the playoffs and host a postseason game. The loser will go home and watch the playoffs on TV. Al […]

NBC Football Night in America Quotage for Week 16 of the 2013 NFL Season

Let’s finish the Sunday NFL pregame quotage with Football Night in America from NBC. Check it out, friends. NOTES & QUOTES FROM “FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA” — WEEK 16 “It puts even more pressure on you to win a Super Bowl.” – Harrison on Peyton Manning’s TD-pass record “We all assumed they were unbeatable at home […]

NBC Football Night in America Quotage for Week 15 of 2013 NFL Season

We conclude our Sunday NFL pregame quotage with NBC’s Football Night in America. Lots of stories and games of which to react including the insane Green Bay-Dallas game. Here are the notes and quotes. NOTES & QUOTES FROM “FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA” — WEEK 15 “I thought he played with tremendous heart.” – Rodney Harrison […]

Rebecca Lowe to Make Her NBC Olympics Debut in Sochi

This from NBC Sports, English Premier League host Rebecca Lowe will branch out to sports other than soccer for the first time and become a weekday and weekend daytime host for NBCSN in Sochi come February. Lowe has been a solid host for NBC/NBCSN’s EPL coverage since The Group began airing games back in August. […]

Sunday Night Football Heads to DC

On Sunday, NBC airs the less-than-attractive New York Football Giants at DC NFL Matchup. Matt Yoder at Awful Announcing explains why the game wasn’t flexed out despite the records of both teams. Another factor was NBC’s Thanksgiving Night game in Baltimore. The Sunday Night Football production truck could easily drive the 32½ miles from Baltimore […]

NBC’s Football Night in America Quotage for Week 12 of the 2013 NFL Season

And we conclude the Sunday NFL pregame quotage with NBC’s Football Night in America. Check it all out. NOTES & QUOTES FROM “FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA” — WEEK 12 “Amazing how this relationship has evolved over the years.” – Scott Pioli on Peyton Manning and Tom Brady occasionally exchanging information “I had no idea we […]

NBC’s Football Night in America Quotage for Week 9 of the 2013 NFL Season

We end the quotage posts with NBC’s Football Night in America. Check it out. NOTES & QUOTES FROM “FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA” — WEEK 9 “Drew Brees today was truly rattled.” – Rodney Harrison on Jets defense “Make a foot running the ball, please!” – Dungy on Chargers “There is some void of leadership somewhere […]

NBC’s Football in America Quotage for Week 7 of the 2013 NFL Season

We finish the NFL Sunday pregame quotage with NBC’s Football Night in America which looked at the day’s games from Week 7 and a preview of tonight’s Denver-Indy game. It included interviews with Peyton Manning of Denver and Andrew Luck of Indianapolis. It’s all below for you. NOTES & QUOTES FROM “FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA” […]

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