What You’ll See on ESPN’s 25th MLB Season

It’s hard to believe that ESPN and Major League Baseball go back 25 years, but it’s true. Their relationship began in 1990 and has gone non-stop ever since. It first began with Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Night Baseball, then expanded to postseason coverage in 1996 followed by getting shut out of the postseason by […]

ESPN Enters Its 25th Season of Televising MLB

Finally, after what has seemed to be an endless two months of unwatchable Spring Training games, the season is ready to start for real. Not counting those two games in Australia, the 2014 Major League Baseball season begins in earnest on Sunday when the Los Angeles Dodgers visit the San Diego Padres. ESPN will air […]

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 […]

ESPN’s Plans for Super Bowl XLVIII

Using New York City’s Herald Square and Times Square as backdrops, ESPN will provide some 115 hours of TV and radio programming involving Super Bowl XLVIII next week. ESPN’s main set will be at Herald Square in front of the famous Macy’s department store. Another set will be at ABC’s Times Square Studios were ESPN’s […]

ESPN at The Masters

Coming up this week, the golf calendar really comes into focus as The Masters® takes place this week in Augusta, GA. ESPN will carry the first two rounds of the tournament on Thursday and Friday. The network also carries the Par 3 Contest on Wednesday as players get to have fun before the real thing […]

Some Quick Midweek Links

I keep getting bogged down with family stuff. I’m going to try and provide some linkage now. Deadspin’s Timothy Burke and Jack Dickey have the story of the day exposing the inspirational Manti Te’o’s girlfriend story as one huge hoax. Matt Yoder at Awful Announcing has Twitter reaction to the Te’o girlfriend hoax. Michael Hiestand […]

Picking Out Some Sunday Links For You

Let’s do some Sunday linkage on this first NFL regular season Sunday of 2012. We’ll begin with Pat Eaton-Robb of the Associated Press with an interesting story on how Connecticut is fast becoming home of major sports media companies. Candace Jackson of the Wall Street talks about her visit to Rich Eisen and his wife, […]

ESPN Family To Air Nine Exhibition Soccer Games This Summer

Starting tonight, the ESPN Family of Networks will air a total of nine exhibition soccer games featuring European and MLS teams. The series starts tonight in Seattle as the MLS’ Sounders host the UEFA Champions League and FA Cup Champions Chelsea from the English Premier League. In addition, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur from the EPL, […]

Let's Do The Friday Megalinks

Time for Friday linkage. The Weekend Viewing Picks have your sports and entertainment suggestions. Let’s get cracking. National Michael Hiestand from USA Today looks at TNT’s plans to go mostly split-screen during breaks for Saturday’s NASCAR race. Tom Perrotta of the Wall Street Journal reports that the one Wimbledon souvenir the players want is the […]

ESPN Provides Announcing Assignments For EURO 2012

The press release speaks for itself. Take a look as you scroll and see what announcing teams will call the games in one of the most exciting soccer tournaments in the world. ESPN and ESPN Deportes Commentator Assignments for UEFA EURO 2012 ESPN’s comprehensive coverage of the UEFA European Football Championship (June 8-July 1) will […]

ESPN Names Its Analysts For Euro 2012 Tournament

Some familiar names from ESPN’s soccer coverage will be coming over to call the EURO 2012 soccer tournament starting next month in Poland and the Ukraine. Combined with the play-by-play men already unveiled, the announcing teams will be quite strong for EURO 2012. Lead analyst for ESPN2′s English Premier League coverage, Steve McManaman will be […]

English Premier League "Survival" Sunday Registers A Total of 1.3 Million Viewers

Combined with ESPN2, Fox Sports English and Spanish-language platforms, a total of 1.3 million people watched the final day of the English Premier League on Sunday. According to Fox Sports, ESPN2 had the most viewers with 600,000 for the dramatic Manchester City-Queens Park Rangers game which saw ManCity eke out a win with two goals […]

ESPN Unveils Announcers for Euro 2012 Soccer Championships

ESPN has tapped popular announcer Ian Darke to be its lead play-by-play man for the Euro 2012™ soccer tournament this summer. Also calling games will be Adrian Healey and Derek Rae. All three called matches for ESPN during the World Cup in South Africa two years ago. From what I understand from the press release, […]

The Masters on ESPN

Starting next Wednesday, the annual rite of Spring, The Masters® takes place at the scenic Augusta National Country Club in Augusta, GA. For five days starting with the Par 3 Contest on Wednesday, April 4 through to the Final Round on Sunday, April 8, we’ll hear the familiar “Augusta” theme that has accompanied CBS’ as […]

Doing Some Friday Megalinks Now

Let’s do some megalinks on this Friday. My apologies for the lack of posts yesterday. The site was swamped with people linking to my post on How to Avoid Paying the $3.99 Fee For March Madness Live and it was down for most of the day. We seem to be ok today, although the site […]