NFL Viewing Picks for Week 1, 09/08-12/2016

All Times Eastern Thursday, September 8 Pregame and Studio Shows Good Morning Football — NFL Network, 7 a.m. NFL Total Access: Season Preview — NFL Network, 1 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 2 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 3 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 4 p.m. NFL GameDay Kickoff — NFL Network, 5 […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 03/26-27/2016

All Times Eastern Saturday, March 25 Men’s Studio and Pregame Shows Best of College Basketball 2016 — CBS, 2 p.m. NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 4 p.m. Road to the Final Four — CBS, 5 p.m. NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m. NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 03/19-20/2016

All Times Eastern Saturday, March 19 Men’s National Invitation Tournament 2nd Round (Home Sites) Wagner at Creighton — ESPN, noon (Doug Sherman/Daymeon Fishback) NCAA Tournament 2nd Round Pregame and Studio Shows NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 4 p.m. NCAA Tip-Off — TNT, 5:30 p.m.NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 8 […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 03/21-22/2015

All Times Eastern Saturday, March 21 Men’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship 3rd Round Studio and Pregame Shows NCAA Tip-Off — TNT, 5 p.m. NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 6 p.m. NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 11 p.m. Inside March Madness — TBS, midnight College GameDay — ESPN2, […]

Tip Times for Saturday, 03/21/2015, 3rd Round of 2015 NCAA Tournament

The tip times for Saturday, March 21 are in. CBS has a quadrupleheader beginning at 12:10 p.m. ET with UCLA taking on UAB, then Kentucky vs. Cincinnati, Arizona vs. Ohio State and Utah vs. Georgetown. TNT begins the Turner Sports coverage with Xavier vs. Georgia State at 6:10 p.m. and TBS follows an hour later […]

CBS Sports Network’s All-Female “We Need to Talk” Premieres Tonight

CBS Sports Network’s much-ballyhooed all-female talk show premieres tonight at 10 p.m. ET. Among the regular cast on the show will be Allie LaForce, Amy Trask, Dana Jacobsen, Lesley Visser, Tracy Wolfson, Andrea Kremer, Laila Ali, Lisa Leslie, Swin Cash and Katrina Adams. In addition to having an all-female cast, We Need to Talk will […]

CBS Sports Radio to Air Live Shows From NYC for Super Bowl XLVIII

And our final Super Bowl-centric post at least for now deals with CBS Sports Radio’s plans for this week. CBS Sports Radio, a joint venture between CBS Sports and Cumulus Radio, will have its weekday lineup broadcast live New York City to cover the Big Game. The shows that begin at 6 a.m. and run […]

CBS Sports Family of Networks to Cover Super Bowl XLVIII Like a Wet Blanket

This from the fine people at CBS Sports. With Super Bowl Week fast approaching, the various sports television networks have unveiled their plans to provide programming for the days leading up to the Big Game in New Jersey. I’ll post what you can expect to watch on CBS, ESPN and NBC’s Family of Networks today. […]

Our Monday Linkage

Time for some Monday links. Let’s get to them. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch talks with CBS Evening News anchorman Scott Pelley about interviewing President Obama for the network’s Super Bowl coverage and also reviews the performances of the NFL “B” analysts during the weekend. Michael Smith and John Ourand at Sports Business Journal note that […]

CBS Sports Radio To Be All Over Super Bowl XLVII

With the launch of CBS Sports Radio last week, one of the events made for the network is the Super Bowl. And with CBS being a rightsholder both on TV and through radio (albeit through Dial Global Sports), CBS Sports Radio does have some added access for the Big Game this year. All of its […]

Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 133 — Super Bowl XLVII on CBS Preview

This podcast featured three, count ’em, three guest segments, all coming courtesy of CBS Sports and CBS Sports Radio. Those segments were quite good. You can ignore the news of the week segment as I had a touch of the flu and sounded horrible. It’s not long though. Keith Thibault of Sports Media Journal and […]

The Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2012

Time for the look back at the Year in Sports Media in 2012. Lots of great stuff. The year has been very interesting and we have seen a lot of things. Just doing a Top Ten is never enough for the Year in Review. It’s always an even dozen with some honorable mentions mixed in. […]

Dana Jacobson Returns to TV as Guest Host of "ROME" This Wednesday

She left ESPN in March and it was announced last month that she’ll be part of CBS Sports Radio’s morning drive show with Brandon Tierney and Tiki Barber in January. On the day after Christmas, Boxing Day to Aussies, Brits, Canadians and Kiwis, former First Take co-host Dana Jacobson makes her return to sports television […]

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 […]

Some Quick Wednesday Sports Media Thoughts

Tuesday was an early Christmas for your humble blogger. Thanks to some Black Friday sales, I’ve been setting up a new iPad and a new laptop computer, so the posts were rather slim on Tuesday. To make up for that minimal posting, I’ll write some sports media thoughts and unlike the last sports media thoughts […]

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 […]

Dana Jacobsen Leaves ESPN

This is developing this evening. First, The Big Lead and SportsbyBrooks both learned that long-time ESPN’er Dana Jacobsen is leaving the network. Dana first joined ESPNews in 2002 then in 2005 became a co-host of ESPN2’s morning show, called Cold Pizza produced in New York, then First Take produced out of Bristol, CT. At the […]