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 Networks Present All Games of the 2014 NCAA Women’s Tournament

The networks of ESPN will air all 63 games of the NCAA Women’s Tournament starting this Saturday. ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, WatchESPN and ESPN Full Court will all be utilized during the three week tourney that culminates with the Women’s Final Four in Nashville, TN on Sunday, April 6 and the National Championship Game on Tuesday, […]

ESPN Platforms To Celebrate Title IX's 40th Anniversary on June 23

ESPN has begun its three month-long recognition of Title IX. It has already launched a dedicated microsite and begun some programming initiatives. ESPN’s networks will be all over the 40th anniversary weekend in June with documentaries, espnW features and a whole host of women’s sports. Let’s see what ESPN has planned for June 23. ESPN […]

ESPN To Mark The 40th Anniversary of Title IX with "The Power of IX"

Starting this month and running through June, ESPN will mark the 40th anniversary of the landmark Title IX law that gave women equal opportunity in college sports. When the legislation was introduced in Congress, sports was hardly mentioned, but when the bill became law in 1972, colleges applied it to athletic programs and 40 years […]

Doing Some Quick Wednesday Linkage

Lots of stuff going on here and it’s prevented me from providing links. I’ll do some now while I can. Anthony Crupi of Adweek reports that the NFL has put the kybosh on a new Thursday Night Football package until next season. Michael Smith and John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal report that with […]

It’s A Monday Linkfest

For some reason, I’ve been out of the office a couple of times today and it’s pissing me off. Anyway, I’m back in the office now and barring an unforeseen interruption, I should be able to give you linkage here. Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand has the local MLB TV ratings for the first half […]

Women’s Soccer Star Mia Hamm Joins espnW’s Women’s World Cup Coverage

ESPN has announced that legendary women’s soccer star Mia Hamm will be joining espnW as an analyst for the Women’s World Cup and she will appear on selected ESPN telecasts. Her main duties will be writing blog posts and conducting interviews for ESPN’s women’s sports website. She becomes the 3rd member of the 1999 Women’s […]

Going For Wednesday Linkage

If you’ve been visiting the blog throughout the morning, you may have noticed a couple of theme changes and then the return of the current theme. I’ve been trying to make a few cosmetic changes, but I screwed them up so I had to delete the theme and then reinstall it. If you were visiting […]

ESPN Presents HERoics; 6 Short Films on Women & Soccer

Debuting on both ESPN2 and espnW, the network that brought us the critically acclaimed 30 for 30 series, will do it again with six short films on women and how soccer shaped their lives. HERoics will be a series of six documentaries from six different directors. It will premiere on ESPN2 on June 25 on […]

Unveiling The Mid-Week Linkage

Let’s do some linkage. Before I get into the stories of the day, you may have noticed that I have instituted a comment system using Intense Debate. If you were with me at my old Blogger site, you will know I used it over there, but then got rid of it as it was slowing […]

espnW To Launch A New Enhanced Site

ESPN’s website geared towards women, espnW, is about to launch the second phase of its operation with an enhanced site. This will feature more articles, videos and provide cleaner navigation. espnW launched in December of 2010 and hopes to gain a foothold in women’s sports coverage. The site has Amanda Rykoff, Sarah Spain and Julie […]

Stirring Up Some Linkage

I’ll provide some linkage for you today. This has nothing to do with sports media, just a very well written article by Sports Illustrated’s Joe Posnanski who shares his thoughts on Bob Feller who passed away Wednesday night at the age of 92. At the Wall Street Journal, Jason Gay facetiously writes that ESPN will […]

It’s the Sunday Links

Ok, been a crazy morning. Now that everything with New York Giants-Minnesota has been worked out, I can move on to other things. Let’s do your linkage. At, Greg Garber looks back at NBC’s experiment of an announcerless NFL game 30 years ago.  Tim Graham at also has a story on the experiment. […]

Doing Your Friday Megalinkage Early

At least early for me. Hoping to get these done to free myself for the evening. Lots of stuff to get to. Your Weekend Viewing Picks give you sports and entertainment viewing suggestions. Let’s do your links now. National USA Today’s Michael Hiestand talks with NFL Films president Steve Sabol about the new HBO Sports […]