REPORT: Joe Buck and Greg Norman Are Your New US Open Broadcast Team

Reported by John Ourand at Sports Business Daily reports that Fox will name Joe Buck and Greg Norman as the lead broadcast team for the U.S. Open when the network takes over broadcasting golf’s second major of the season in 2015. Fox signed a 12-year contract, over $1 billion contract with the United States Golf […]

NFL Preseason 2014

NFL Announces 2014 Preseason Schedule

The National Football League has released the preseason game schedule for August 2014. We expect the regular season to be announced sometime next week. In the meantime, this will hold us over. CBS, ESPN, Fox and NBC will each televise two preseason games. This is a break from the past when ESPN would air four […]

Turner Sports 2

Some Weekend Sports Media Thoughts

Time for a long overdue sports media post. You get three columns-in-one. Nice concept for you. If you don’t know the name Sandy Grossman in the pantheon of sports television, you should. He was the “A” director on the NFL on CBS and Fox, the NBA on CBS, the NHL on Fox and directed two […]

MLB on Fox

DEVELOPING: Fox Sports 1 to Air One MLB League Championship Series

This broken by Steve Lepore at Awful Announcing today, Fox Sports Executive Producer John Entz has confirmed that Fox Sports 1 will air on League Championship Series in its entirety this season. TBS will air the other LCS. It means that the League Championship Series just like the League Division Series and the Wild Card […]

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 […]

Fox Names Matt Vasgersian and John Smoltz as MLB Announcing Team

A week after announcing that Joe Buck, Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci are the “A” MLB on Fox team, we have this stating that MLB Network stalwarts Matt Vasgersian and John Smoltz are another team. They would be likely the “B” team for Fox. They’ll call games on both Fox and Fox Sports 1. Vasgersian […]

MLB on Fox Unveils New “A” Broacast Team and Studio Programming

It’s been reported and speculated since we received word last year that Fox would go in a different direction from analyst Tim McCarver. After McCarver called the last out of the 2013 World Series, Fox started to look for a new partner for play-by-play man Joe Buck. After a few practice games, Fox Sports felt […]

REPORT: Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci to Replace Tim McCarver on Fox

This being reported by Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead. Fox has decided to team  Harold Reynolds and Sports Illustrated baseball insider Tom Verducci with lead MLB announcer Joe Buck for the 2014 season. Reynolds and Verducci would replace Tim McCarver who left after last season. It’s an intriguing choice. Reynolds has been the main […]

2014 MLB on Fox/Fox Sports 1 Schedule

One of the reasons why Fox launched Fox Sports 1 last year was to air baseball in bulk. Fox Sports 1 will air 40 games this season including 10 exclusive Saturday doubleheaders and an additional 10 doubleheaders split with Fox. In addition, Fox Sports 1 will occasional games during the week including its first MLB […]

Fox Sports 1 Prepares for Daytona 500 Speedweeks

Today is the day when the new NASCAR season gets underway with the Daytona 500 Media Day. It begins Speedweeks which will run for two weeks and continue through Sunday, February 23 when the Daytona 500 is run. Starting at 10 a.m. ET, Fox Sports 1 will have live coverage of Media Day. Then at […]

Fox Takes the Green Flag for its 14th NASCAR Season With the Daytona 500

Starting on Thursday, Fox begins coverage of its 14th season of NASCAR. And as usual, Fox will start its portion of the NASCAR season with the Daytona 500. Fox starts with Speedweeks coverage on Thursday and then qualifying plus the Camping World Truck Series kickoff and a whole lot more. For the first time, the […]

Fox Sports Live’s Jay and Dan Head to Sochi

Continuing what it started in 2012, Fox Sports has sent a heavy contingent to Sochi to cover the 2014 Winter Games. Anchoring the coverage will be Fox Sports Live’s Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole. Both have experience as Olympic hosts as Onrait co-hosted CTV’s morning coverage in Vancouver in 2010 and both co-hosted TSN’s SportsCentre’s […]

Super Bowl XLVIII Numbers Adjusted Upwards; Now Over 112 Million People Watched

After recalculating the numbers, Fox has even more reason to crow about the Super Bowl XLVIII ratings and viewership. The viewership which was reported to be 111.5 million has now been adjusted upward. According to Fox and Nielsen, 112.2 million viewers watched Super Bowl XLVIII which is now the new record for any televised event […]