NBC Sports Group Crows About Its 58 Sports Emmy Nominations

NBC received a total of 58 nominations for the 34th annual Sports Emmy Awards. The NBC Sports Group consisting of NBC, NBC Sports Network, Golf Channel, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC and received the most nominations of any sports media group over ESPN, Fox Sports Media Group, CBS and Turner Sports. Of course, NBC is coming […]

It's A Thursday Link Thing

Let’s do some linkage now. Fifth straight day! This is a record! Michael Florek at USA Today’s Game On blog notes that Time Magazine will have six separate covers in four regions for its Olympic preview issue. For the U.S., guys will have Lolo Jones to gawk at, women get Ryan Lochte. Gymnast Gabby Douglas […]

Doing Some Tuesday Linkage

I was expecting to be out of the office today, but with the temperatures over 90 in Southern New England, being inside with air conditioning is probably the way to go today. I hope wherever you are, you’re staying cool and away from the sun. I have some links. Georg Szalai of the Hollywood Reporter […]

The Thursday Linkage

So weird to have the 4th of July in the middle of the week. You get the holiday after two work days and then have two work days afterwards. Some of you have the entire week off which is good, but for me, there’s no such thing as a vacation. In fact, I haven’t had […]

Cranking Out Some Friday Megalinks

Ok, linkage has been really scarce over the last month and a half and I apologize for that. My schedules have been quite busy and it’s been tough to sit down for the time it takes to gather the links. I hope that changes over the next month or so. I have some National links […]

I'll Have Another Goes For Horse Racing's Triple Crown on NBC Sports Group

This Saturday, I’ll Have Another will attempt to become the first horse to win The Triple Crown since Seattle Slew achieved the feat in 1978. He’ll run in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. NBC Sports Group will be all over the race with coverage beginning on Thursday with re-airs on NBC Sports Network of the […]

Let's Get To Some Linkage

Before the day is through, let’s do some linkage for you. Steve Berkowitz from USA Today looks at the Pac-12’s TV contract which is the richest in college sports (for now). Speaking of USA Today, Ed Sherman of The Sherman Report says the newspaper is restructuring its sports department and about a dozen staffers have […]

Replay of 2012 Preakness Stakes

Let’s provide the replay of one of the more exciting Triple Crown races we’ve seen in quite some time. Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another ran down Bodemeister in the final stretch when it appeared that Bodemeister had the Preakness won. And the Triple Crown will be on the line when the Belmont Stakes is […]

NBC Carries The 2nd Leg of The Triple Crown With The Preakness Stakes

Today, NBC Sports Group has The Preakness Stakes live from Pimlico Race Course outside Baltimore, MD. This is where it will be determined if I’ll Have Another has what it takes to be a Triple Crown Champion, the first since Affirmed in 1978. Bodemeister who finished second in the Kentucky  could have something to say […]

The 138th Kentucky Derby Replay

I have the video from NBC Sports which shows the running of the 138th Kentucky Derby. I’ll Have Another was the winner coming from behind defeating a gallant Bodemeister which went in front at the outset and tried to hold on, but tired at the end. It was the first win for first-time Derby jockey […]

Giving You Some Mid-Week Links

Time for some linkage on this Wednesday. In case you missed it from early this morning, I wrote a post on how you can avoid paying the $3.99 fee to watch the March Madness Live app on your mobile, iPad or online. And Maine Sports Media has a legal promo code which you can use […]

Doing Some Friday Megalinks

With a rainy day in Southern New England, it’s time to provide you with some media links. Lots of them on a Friday. You can check out the Weekend Viewing Picks for the sports and entertainment programming suggestions. Now to the links. National USA Today’s Michael Hiestand talks with NBC’s Al Michaels about calling his […]

Some Late Monday Night Linkage

I’ll do some links that I’ve gathered over the day. You deserve some. Michael Hiestand of USA Today discusses the monster ratings for Championship Sunday in the NFL. Michael says with NBC reacquiring the rights to the Breeders Cup, ESPN has gotten out of the horse racing business. And Michael discusses Jim Rome’s CBS debut […]

NBC Reacquires The Breeders Cup From ESPN

NBC lost the Breeders Cup in 2005 to ESPN and this was after NBC had aired the inaugural set of races in 1984 and had remained a partner until 2005. Now after a six year absence, NBC Sports has regained the Breeders Cup and will use its cable partner, NBC Sports Network to air most […]

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 […]

Bringing Out The Wednesday Links

Ok, going to try to give you a full set of links today. Let’s get started. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch has his 2011 Media Awards. Very good list of people getting awards this year. Michael Hiestand from USA Today writes that when all is said and done, the NFL’s TV ratings for this season will […]

NBC Sports Group Announces “Road To The Kentucky Derby” Series

Following the new “Summer at Saratoga” and “Autumn at Keeneland” horse racing series that premiered this year on both NBC and Versus, the NBC Sports Group has announced a spring horse racing series that will lead up to the First Saturday in May which is when the Kentucky Derby is held and marks the first […]

NBC Extends “Summer at Saratoga” For Two More Years

NBC Sports Group was apparently happy with its Summer at Saratoga horse racing series that it has extended its agreement with the Saratoga Race Course and the New York Racing Association through the 2013 season. This year, NBC and Versus combined to show 8 hours of horse racing over a span of seven weeks. Tentatively […]

“Summer at Saratoga” Ends Today

The end of NBC Sports Group’s horse racing series, “Summer at Saratoga” is today. Versus will air the Forego and Woodward Stakes from the fabled Saratoga Race Course in upstate New York. It’s a series that gave both NBC and Versus some summer programming over a span of six consecutive weeks. We’ll see if this […]