Tara & Johnny Go Primetime

In tonight’s Olympic primetime coverage on NBC, the popular daytime figure skating announcing team of Terry Gannon, Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir move to the evening hours. They’ll be calling the figure skating exhibition gala that allows the medalists to let their hair down so to speak and give performances that aren’t normally seen during […]

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 Airs the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships from Boston

This weekend, NBC Sports will have live coverage of the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships live from TD Garden in Boston, MA. The competition will decide Team USA’s representatives at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Sochi is a warm water port city which averages 50 degrees in February. NBC will have live coverage of […]

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 […]

ESPN’s 30 for 30 Looks Back at Tonya and Nancy

If you were alive in 1994 and were aware of your surroundings, then you certainly remember what Tonya and Nancy did for the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer on CBS. The whole circus that started with figure skating Nancy Kerrigan getting whacked on the knee just before the U.S. Figure Skating Championships led to a […]

Three Former Figure Skaters Join NBC’s Winter Olympics Team

NBC has announced that three former Olympic figure skaters will join its broadcast team for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Johnny Weir who recently announced his retirement today will be an analyst for the Olympics as well as on NBC’s figure skating coverage leading up to Sochi. Tara Lipinski who won the gold medal in the […]

NBC Airs 7 Hours of US Figure Skating Championships This Weekend

Throughout the weekend, NBC Sports will have live coverage of the U.S. Figure Skating Championship from HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA. The main event will be the Ladies Free Skate on Saturday night. NBC will have it live at 9 p.m. ET. Other coverage will be live including the Free Dance on Saturday afternoon […]

CBC’s Battle of the Blades Has Its First Female Winner

The first two seasons of Battle of the Blades have carried on with male hockey players teamed with female figure skaters. For the third season, Tessa Bonhomme from the 2010 gold medal winning women’s hockey team for Canada was teamed with 2002 pairs figure skating gold medalist David Pelletier and lo and behold, they were […]

CBC’s Battle of the Blades Announces Pairings For 3rd Season

The show that combines hockey and figure skating has announced the pairings of one hockey player and one figure skater for its third season. Last night on CBC, Battle of the Blades announced the teams for this season and also gave us one more former NHL’er, the great Russ Courtnall who’s played with Toronto, Montreal […]

CBC’s Battle of the Blades To Move Forward; Adds Special Tribute to Wade Belak

When former Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Wade Belak was found dead of an apparent suicide, there was speculation whether CBC would move forward with this season of Battle of the Blades. Belak was scheduled to take part in the CBC reality show that pairs former NHL stars with figure skaters. In its two previous seasons, […]

CBC’s Battle of the Blades Returns With a Female Hockey Player In Tow

The third season of CBC’s Battle of the Blades premieres next month and this time, it will have a female hockey player taking part. Tessa Bonhomme of Canada’s gold medal-winning Olympic team will be teamed with 2002 Olympics pairs figure skating gold medalist David Pelletier (who won with Jaime Salé and she took part in […]

Back to the Linkage Grind Edition

Ok, now that the Olympics bidding is over until the next round sometime later this decade, I can focus on other sports media stories and there are quite a few of them now. The Hollywood Reporter notes that embattled cyclist Lance Armstrong has taken down his anti-60 Minutes website stating its report on his alleged […]

The Thursday Linkage All Tied Up In A Nice Red Bow

Let’s do the Thursday linkage and there are a few stories to get to. First, this broke late last night, Joe Flint at the Los Angeles Times confirmed that the number two man at NBC Sports, Ken Schanzer is following his boss Dick Ebersol and leaving the company. John Ourand from Sports Business Journal also […]

Handing Out The Wednesday Links

Time for the mid-week links. Lots of stuff to get to. Michael Hiestand of USA Today looks at the ratings from some of the events held this past weekend. Michael says networks may have to scramble to fill holes if the NFL lockout extends into October and November. Brian Lowry at Fox Sports wonders if […]