HBO Sports Nominated for 15 Sports Emmy Awards

HBO received 15 Sports Emmy nominations including six for 24/7: Red Wings/Maple Leafs, three for Hard Knocks, two each for Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel and HBO Boxing and one each for 24/7: Pacquaio/Rios and Legendary Nights. Under the major categories, 24/7: Red Wings/Maple Leafs was nominated for Outstanding Sports Documentary Series and Real Sports […]

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 […]

HBO’s World Championship Boxing Returns Tonight

After taking the last few weeks off HBO Boxing returns with a new World Championship Boxing card in Montreal tonight. The pay network will air a fight that was originally scheduled in May of 2013 between light heavyweights Jean Pascal and Lucian Bute. That will be preceded by a heavyweight bout between Mike Perez and […]

HBO2 to Review “Boxing’s Best” for 2013 Starting December 23

This from HBO. Coming on Monday, December 23, the pay television network will air what it considers the best ten boxing bouts of the year. HBO2 will show two fights a night starting at 11 p.m. ET on December 23 and have them run all week. Some of the fight game’s biggest boxers will be […]

Dropping A Few Tuesday Links

Let’s provide a few links here. Don’t think I can do a full set, but I’ll try. In Sports Business Journal, John Ourand says MLB and Sirius XM have come to terms on streaming audio of live baseball games and will eventually be able to provide both home and away feeds starting next month. Brian […]

Quick Sunday Linkage

While I have a moment, let’s provide some rare Sunday links. The lovely Nicole Auerbach of USA Today notes that ESPN’s Bob Knight won’t mention Kentucky by name on the air. ESPN allows Knight to wear sweaters on the air instead of a suit and tie and now this. I don’t understand it. The Associated […]

The Best in Sports Broadcasting in 2011

I’m not going to go too wild on this. Other sites are doing similar posts as well. I’ll provide what I feel are the best calls in Sports Broadcasting this year. The only way to do this is to post videos and that’s what I’ll do. I know I said Best and Worst earlier, but […]

Let’s Do Some Monday Linkage

Ok, I won’t be in all day on Tuesday, although I will have my iPad and I’ll try to post any breaking news from a conference in Taunton, MA tomorrow. But while I’m in the office now, it’s time for some linkage. Starting with Sports Business Daily, we learn that Game 4 of the World […]

Friday Megalinks Or The Return of Linkage

Due to being at jobsites for the last few days, I haven’t been able post links like I’ve wanted to. I apologize for that. I have tried to be diligent in updating as much as I can. I have quite a bit to catch up with. I may be a blogging machine as I have […]

Going For Sunday Linkage

Doing some Sunday links for you. Mike McCarthy at USA Today says ESPN’s golf analyst Paul Azinger is at it again, this time tweeting about the SEC on CBS crew. Azinger was disciplined for violating ESPN’s social media policy last August by tweeting about President Obama. R. Thomas Umstead of Multichannel News writes that the […]

The Tuesday Evening Linkage

Because I was a jobsite for most of the morning and into the early afternoon, I wasn’t able to supply links today. I’ll get to them now. Austin Karp leads the Sports Business Daily team in looking at the overnight ratings for the Monday Night Football doubleheader on ESPN. Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal […]

HBO’s Boxing After Dark Returns With A Championship Fight

HBO has a championship fight tonight on Boxing After Dark. Here’s the press release. WELTERWEIGHT STARS TAKE THE LATE-NIGHT SPOTLIGHT WHEN HBO BOXING AFTER DARK®: JAN ZAVECK VS. ANDRE BERTO GARY RUSSELL, JR. VS. LEONILO MIRANDA IS PRESENTED SATURDAY, SEPT. 3 ON HBO HBO Sports highlights a former world champion’s shot at redemption against a […]

Some Thursday Linkage

Let’s provide a few links on this Thursday. Another rainy day in Southern New England. What joy. R. Thomas Umstead of Multichannel News reports that HBO Pay Per View has signed Floyd Mayweather to his next fight in September. Anthony Crupi at Adweek writes that the NBC Sports Group will make into a more […]

HBO’s World Championship Boxing Heads to Canada


World Championship Boxing Returns To HBO Saturday

On Saturday, HBO will carry two fights as part of its World Championship Boxing card. BRIGHT YOUNG STARS TAKE THE SPOTLIGHT IN THE HBO SPORTS® DOUBLEHEADER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®: ANDRE BERTO VS. VICTOR ORTIZ AND AMIR KHAN VS. PAUL MCCLOSKEY,PRESENTED SATURDAY, APRIL 16 ON HBO HBO Sports spotlights some of the sweet science’s brightest young […]

Finally Getting To The Linkage

Being surprised earlier today by a sudden trip to a jobsite threw me off today so I’m late getting to the linkage, but it’ll be here. Let’s go. First, Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute pens the first column as the ESPN Ombudsman. She and two other Poynter Institute faculty will write monthly columns, sometimes […]

Late Night Thursday Links

I wasn’t able to provide links during the day and I keep accumulating sports media stories and I don’t want to get into this pattern where I can provide links Monday through Wednesday, but not from Thursday through Sunday. That’s not good especially since you have come to expect linkage just about every day. So […]

HBO’s Boxing After Dark Returns This Saturday

HBO’s Boxing After Dark is back with for a new season with two new fights from Las Vegas. Bob Papa returns to call the action. Boxing and all-around charlatan Max Kellerman also returns for more head-scratching statements. Roy Jones, Jr. is also on hand, hopefully to teach Max a thing or two about the ring. […]

HBO’s Last World Championship Boxing Bout of 2010

Tonight is the final World Championship Boxing program of the year for HBO. It will feature a Super Lightweight Title fight. Here’s the preview from HBO Sports. HBO SPORTS® PRESENTS A SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE SLUGFEST WHEN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® AMIR KHAN VS. MARCOS MAIDANA AND VICTOR ORTIZ VS. LAMONT PETERSON IS SEEN LIVE SATURDAY, DEC. […]

HBO Previews 24/7 Pacquaio/Magarito, Episode 2

On Saturday, boxing fans can see what Manny Pacquaio is doing in advance of his fight with Antonio Magarito next month. The series premiered last week and we have a preview of this week’s episode. 24/7 PACQUIAO/MARGARITO OCT. 30 EPISODE             Episode #2             Debut:  SATURDAY, OCT. 30 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT)             Manny Pacquiao (51-3-2, […]