HBO and NFL Films Extend Agreement for Hard Knocks

This from our friends from HBO and NFL Films, we’ve learned that the two parties have signed a long-term extension of their current agreement. This will continue the sports reality series which began in 2001 and has continued to see seven different editions involving the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami […]

HBO and NFL Films Officially Announce Hard Knocks with the Cincinnati Bengals

After word leaked out Friday about the Cincinnati Bengals being this year’s subject for Hard Knocks, we now get the official word from HBO Sports and NFL Films. The new season of Hard Knocks will premiere on August 6. This marks the second time the Bengals will be featured on Hard Knocks. They were on […]

Complete List of Winners for the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards

Let’s go over the entire list of those who won hardware in the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. The awards were handed out at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center in New York. Overall, NBC Sports Group has reason to crow with 23 Emmys, the most of any sports media group. Turner Sports was […]

HBO Sports Wins Six Sports Emmys

This from HBO Sports. The network has taken home six Emmys for its product. Three were in conjunction with NFL Films, two were for Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel and there was a single award for the 24/7 series. Here’s the press release from HBO Sports. Winners were revealed tonight at the 34th Annual Sports […]

34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards Winners

The 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards were handed out tonight in New York at Frederick P. Rose Hall at the Time Warner Center. Thanks to Josh Krulewitz, ESPN public relations maven, I can list the individual winners. I’ll have a full list from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences tomorrow and I’ll post […]

HBO’s Legendary Night Boxing Documentary Series Returns This Fall

Ten years after HBO’s Legendary Nights series signed off, the pay cable channel is resurrecting the anthology with a look back at one of boxing’s greatest rivalries, Arturo Gatti and Irish Micky Ward. Gatti and Ward had three of the memorable fights between May of 2002 and June of 2003. And the two became very […]

34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards Nominations Announced

Just received this from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the full press release of the nominations for the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. NBC Sports Group received the most nominations with 58 followed by ESPN with 43 and Turner in third with 27. Bob Costas was nominated yet again for Outstanding Studio […]

Bryant Gumbel’s Closing Commentary For The February 2013 Edition of Real Sports

Tonight, Bryant Gumbel talked about the downfall of another sports icon, Oscar Pistorius. BRYANT GUMBEL CLOSING COMMENTARY REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL EPISODE #191 AIRS TONIGHT (2/19) @ 10:00 PM ET/PT “Finally tonight, as last week’s tragic shooting in South Africa would suggest, the business of myth-making in sports isn’t going very well this year. […]

On The Season Premiere of Real Sports, 01/22/2013

Tonight, the critically acclaimed Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel returns to HBO with three stories, two new ones and an update. The two new stories include a profile of suspended Houston Rockets forward Royce White whom you may know has been in a dispute with his team since making demands over his fear of travel […]

Real Sports Reviews 2012 Tonight

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel returns on HBO tonight with its annual year in review. It will take a look at some of the year’s best stories with its correspondents, Mary Carillo, Frank Deford, Jon Frankel, Bernard Goldberg, Armen Keteyian and Andrea Kremer. The show premieres at 10 p.m. ET and will be hosted as […]

On The Next Real Sports, 11/20/2012

On HBO’s Real Sports coming up tonight at 10 ET, the Emmy Award-winning sports newsmagazine will have three stories. One will focus on the horrific story involving the son of former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Rae Carruth, Chancellor, who survived the tragic shooting of his mother and has carried on despite having cerebral palsy. Another […]

Bryant Gumbel's Closing Commentary on Real Sports Regarding Lance Armstrong

Another very good edition of Real Sports. And while the headline story was about Michael Strahan, the tales that moved me the most were ones on an Iowa City high school girls volleyball team overcoming double tragedy and an update on the late Steve Sabol of NFL Films. It’s another great program of storytelling by […]

HBO's Real Sports Returns Tonight, 10/23/12

We get three new stories and an update in the latest edition of HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. It includes a profile of the multitasking Michael Strahan, flying to two different coasts, being part on two totally different shows. There’s a look at a high school volleyball team that worked hard to repeat as […]

Bryant Gumbel's Real Sports Closing Commentary, 09/18/2012

Apparently angry at the NFL replacement referees, Bryant Gumbel lashed out tonight and gave them his parting shot on HBO’s Real Sports. I mean, he really went all out to trash them. Let’s check out what Bryant said. BRYANT GUMBEL CLOSING COMMENTARY REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL EPISODE #186 AIRS TONIGHT (9/18) @ 10:00 PM […]

Some Wednesday Links

Can you believe it’s Wednesday already? Holiday on Monday makes the work week go faster. To the linkage which has been too scarce on the site. Michael Hiestand of USA Today looks at some of the changes on the NFL’s TV partners this season. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal talks about the fierce bidding […]

Hard Knocks Season Finale Airs Tuesday Night

HBO’s Hard Knocks with the Miami Dolphins ends tomorrow. Other than the Chad Johnson firing and Ryan Tannehill not knowing which teams were in which divisions, this has been a lackluster season for Hard Knocks. That’s not the fault of HBO or NFL Films, they can only show us what they taped, it’s more on […]

Hard Knocks Set to Premiere This Month

Now that August is here, it means that the National Football League isn’t far behind. Training camps are underway all over the country and that’s especially true for the Miami Dolphins, the subject of this year’s edition of HBO/NFL Films’ Hard Knocks. The premiere is set for August 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. With Chad […]

Bryant Gumbel's Closing Comments on HBO's Real Sports, July 17, 2012

HBO Sports has sent us an advance transcript of tonight’s Real Sports closing commentary by Bryant Gumbel. Often, Bryant’s words are to the point and tonight, he’s practically spot on. Here he takes on Reggie Jackson’s recent comments about Alex Rodriguez and the Baseball Hall of Fame. Then Bryant talks about the HoF being a […]

Real Sports Back on Tuesday, July 17

HBO’s Emmy Award-winning newsmagazine, Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, returns Tuesday with a profile of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp, a story about 1996 US Olympic gold medalist Dominique Moceanu’s long-lost sister and an update on band hazing at Historically Black College and Universities. While 20/20 already did a story on Moceanu and her […]