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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13: The NFL shield is painted in gold and black after a game between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets  at MetLife Stadium on September 13, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The new color scheme is to commemorate this years' Super Bowl witch will be the 50th edition. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 9, 11/05-09/2015

All Times Eastern Byes: Arizona, Baltimore, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Seattle Thursday, November 5 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL HQ — NFL Network, 8 a.m. Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. TNF GameDay […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 18:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws a pass during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 18, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 7, 10/22-26/2015

All Times Eastern Byes: Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver & Green Bay Thursday, October 22 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL HQ — NFL Network, 8 a.m. Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. TNF GameDay live […]

during the second half of the NFL game at AT&T Stadium on October 11, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 6, 10/18-19/2015

All Times Eastern Sunday, October 18 Byes: Dallas, Oakland, St. Louis, Tampa Bay NFL Viewing Maps (the506.com) DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket Channel Assignments Studio and Pregame Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN, 6:30 a.m. NFL GameDay First — NFL Network, 7 a.m. That Other Pregame Show — CBS Sports Network, 9 a.m. NFL GameDay Morning — […]

during their game at Wallace Wade Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Durham, North Carolina.

College Football Viewing Picks for Week 5, 10/03/2015

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports noon Texas at TCU — ABC (Sean McDonough/Chris Spielman/T0dd McShay) Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech — ACC Regional/Fox Sports Net (Wes Durham/James Bates//Jenn Hildreth) Michigan at Maryland — Big Ten Network (Kevin Kugler/Matt Millen//Lisa Byington) […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 3, 09/24-28/2015

All Times Eastern Thursday, September 24 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL HQ — NFL Network, 8 a.m. Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. TNF GameDay live from East Rutherford, NJ and Los Angeles, […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13: The NFL shield is painted in gold and black after a game between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets  at MetLife Stadium on September 13, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The new color scheme is to commemorate this years' Super Bowl witch will be the 50th edition. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 2, 09/17-21/2015

All Times Eastern Thursday, September 17 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL HQ — NFL Network, 8 a.m. Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. Thursday Night Football GameDay live from Kansas City, MO and […]

NFL 2015 Kickoff

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 1, 09/10-14/2015

All Times Eastern Thursday, September 10 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL HQ — NFL Network, 8 a.m. Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 4 p.m. NFL GameDay: Kickoff — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Kickoff […]

Reporter's Notebook

Sports Media Notebook for Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Trying to bring you some fresh content in the mornings while figuring out my schedule. I’ll get this down eventually. Anyway, won’t do linkage today, but I do want to provide you with some info and let’s get to it without further delay. THOUGHTS AND THINGS That’s a bad title, but I can’t think of […]

Reporter's Notebook

Thursday’s Sports Media Notebook — June 18, 2015

To the notebook: NEWS The big sports media news from Wednesday came from a feature on HBO in this week’s Hollywood Reporter. In discussing the new era of HBO with its HBO Now over the top service was a line that the network is looking at luring soon-to-be ex-ESPN’er Bill Simmons. On June 21, HBO […]

Fox Sports Go

After a Long Wait, DirecTV Subscribers Can Now Sign Into Fox Sports Go

Fox Sports Go began streaming Fox Sports channels beginning in October 2013, two months after Fox Sports 1 and 2 launched. However, except for a free preview for Super Bowl XLVIII, DirecTV subscribers had been locked out from accessing the app. That has been the case, until now. Starting today, DirecTV subscribers can access Fox […]

Super Bowl XLIX on NBC

Sunday’s Sports Media Notebook — 02/01/2015

With today being Super Bowl Sunday and a new month to boot, let’s provide you with a new edition of the notebook. I have a lot of linkage to provide you plus a few pieces for News You Can Use. During the Super Bowl, I’ll do my annual grades of the ads during each quarter, […]

Reporter's Notebook

Monday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/26/2015

You’re owed a notebook so let’s start the week of fresh with a new one. Lots of stuff to get to. NEWS It appears that Fox Sports Go will finally be made available to DirecTV subscribers very soon. Fang’s Bites was able to get confirmation from DirecTV that Fox and the satellite provider came to […]

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Weekend Sports Media Notebook — 01/03-04/2015

Let’s give you some news, linkage and maybe some news you can use. Figured you could use some Sunday reading today. NEWS You’ve probably heard it already, but the College Football Playoff semifinals, the Rose and the Sugar Bowls on New Year’s Day set cable viewing records. Both games broke the previous record for cable […]

Reporter's Notebook

Tuesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 12/30/2014

It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these. You deserve better from me and I apologize for the lack of posts. Life has gotten in the way. I’ve become a caregiver for my parents as they’ve gotten older. If you follow me

DirecTV-Walt Disney

DirecTV and Disney Sign Long-Term Agreement; Adds WatchESPN and Longhorn Network

This is a nice present to DirecTV subscribers which includes your humble blogger. The satellite provider and the Walt Disney Company have signed a comprehensive, multi-year deal that includes ESPN and its vast family of networks. Not only does it keep ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes and SEC Network on the system’s lineup, it […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for Week 16 of the 2014 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, December 18 Studio and Pregame Shows Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access Kickoff live from EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL — NFL Network, 6 p.m. Fantasy Football […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for Week 15 of the 2014 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, December 11 Studio and Pregame Shows Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access Kickoff live from Soldier Field, Chicago, IL — NFL Network, 6 p.m. NFL Thursday […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 14 of the 2014 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, December 4 Studio and Pregame Shows Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access Kickoff live from Soldier Field, Chicago, IL — NFL Network, 6 p.m. NFL Thursday […]

NFL Thanksgiving

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 13 of the 2014 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, November 27 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL GameDay Morning — NFL Network, 10 a.m. The NFL Today — CBS, noon NFL GameDay Highlights — NFL Network, 3:30 p.m. Fox NFL Sunday — Fox, 4 p.m. The OT — Fox, 7:30 p.m. Football Night in America: Special Edition — NBC, 8 p.m. […]

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College Football Viewing Picks for Week 13, 11/22/2014

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports Announcing assignments courtesy Eye on Sky and Air Sports Studio and Pregame Shows College GameDay live from the People’s Republic of Cambridge, MA — ESPN, 9 a.m. Fox Sports Live: Countdown to Kickoff — Fox Sports 1, 9 a.m. SEC Nation live from Knoxville, TN — […]

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