The 8th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards

Hard to believe that this is the 8th year of the awards. While some announcers and networks are constants in the NFL, other announcers just come and go. It’s here where we recognize the Best and Worst in NFL announcing and production. There are some new winners and here which is a good thing. Unlike […]

The 8th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards Nominees

Time to post the nominees for the 8th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards. There are some usual suspects here and a few newbies. We’ll hand the awards on Tuesday, December 30. The Pat Summerall Award for Best Play-by-Play: Kevin Burkhardt (Fox), Ian Eagle (CBS), Kevin Harlan (CBS), Al Michaels (NBC), Mike Tirico (ESPN) Best […]

Inside the NFL Moves to Tuesday with New Host Greg Gumbel

This in from Showtime, Inside the NFL will move from Wednesday nights to Tuesday nights at 9 ET starting September 2. And here’s the kicker, the show will air for the first time on basic cable when NFL Network re-airs the show on Wednesday nights. Greg Gumbel replaces James Brown as host. Phil Simms returns […]

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 […]

CBS Sports Family of Networks to Cover Super Bowl XLVIII Like a Wet Blanket

This from the fine people at CBS Sports. With Super Bowl Week fast approaching, the various sports television networks have unveiled their plans to provide programming for the days leading up to the Big Game in New Jersey. I’ll post what you can expect to watch on CBS, ESPN and NBC’s Family of Networks today. […]

The 7th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards Nominees

Ok, I’ll write the Awards tonight, but in the interim, here are the nominees for the seventh annual incarnation of my NFL TV Awards. The Pat Summerall Award for Best Play-by-Play: Kenny Albert (Fox), Kevin Burkhardt (Fox), Ian Eagle (CBS), Al Michaels (NBC), Brad Nessler (NFL Network), Mike Tirico (ESPN) Best Game Analyst: Cris Collinsworth […]

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 […]

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 […]

CBS is Circling The Wagons Over Its 15 Sports Emmy Nods

CBS which includes CBS, CBS Sports Network and Showtime saw a total of 15 Sports Emmy nominations for 2012. Among the major nods include Jim Nantz for Play-by-Play, James Brown for Studio Host the NFL Today and Inside the NFL, Boomer Esiason in Studio Analyst, The Masters® Army-Navy for Live Sports Special, the NCAA Tournament […]

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 […]

The 6th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards

It’s now time to hand out the hardware for the 6th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards. On Christmas Day, I listed the nominees for this season’s awards. Now, we have the winners for the 2012 regular season. Best Play-by-Play: The nominees are Ian Eagle (CBS), Kevin Harlan (CBS), Al Michaels (NBC), Brad Nessler (NFL […]

Nominees for 6th Annual Fang's Bites NFL TV Awards

Merry Christmas! Happy to provide you with the nominees for this year’s NFL TV Awards. Last year’s nominees ended up this way. And later, this was the result for the 2011 season. Let’s take a look at the nominees in each category. Best Play-by-Play: Ian Eagle (CBS), Kevin Harlan (CBS), Al Michaels (NBC), Brad Nessler […]

Bringing Out The Thursday Linkage

Here to provide some links for you today. Looks like I’ll be out on Friday so posting may be scarce, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. In the meantime, I have some links for you now. This week, Deputy Managing Editor Craig Stanke passed away at the age of 56. […]

Some Back To Work Tuesday Linkage

Back to work for many of you after the Memorial Day holiday. Because of my crazy schedule, I didn’t get to enjoy it, but you don’t care about that. Let’s do links. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal reports that Cox Communications has dropped the New Orleans Hornets allowing Fox Sports to swoop up the […]

CBS Sports is Proud of Its 26 Sports Emmy Award Nominations

CBS Sports is that organization that just keeps chugging along. It was in a very bleak period from 1994-1998 when it lost the NFL, no NBA, was outbid for the NHL and seemed to heading in downward spiral. But since Sean McManus came on board as its President and now Chairman, the division not only […]

NFL Media Group Combines For 14 Sports Emmy Award Nods

NFL Media which consists of NFL Network, NFL Films and received a total of 14 Sports Emmy Award nominations Tuesday. This includes Outstanding Game Analyst for Mike Mayock of NFL Network who did great work on Thursday Night Football in 2011 stabilizing a position that had been in flux since Cris Collinsworth left for […]

33rd Annual Sports Emmy Nominations Announced

We have the nominations, all 170 in 33 different categories, for the 33rd Annual Sports Emmy Awards. They just came out today. There are some surprises like massive hockey charlatan Pierre McGuire nominated in the Sports Reporter category and for some really strange reason, Skippy Bayless of ESPN2’s First Take was nominated for Best Studio […]

Inside The NFL Quotage From Its Super Bowl Edition

The Super Bowl edition of Inside the NFL debuted Wednesday on Showtime. If you missed the premiere, there will be replays throughout the weekend leading up to the game. On this week’s edition, New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck and New England Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch made guest appearances and answered questions from […]

Inside The NFL Follows Last Week's "LT" Appearance With Another "LT"

Last week, Showtime’s “Inside the NFL” brought in the man known as “LT”, LaDanian Tomlinson to be a guest for the entire hour of the show. This week, it brings in the original “LT”, Hall of Fame New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor to talk about next week’s Super Bowl between his G-Men and the […]

LaDanian Tomlinson Talks About the New York Jets on Inside the NFL

On Wednesday’s edition of Showtime’s Inside the NFL, LaDanian Tomlinson took the opportunity to talk about the New York Jets’ failure to make the playoffs plus the controversy of recently leaked stories to the media on the infighting among the team. L.T. talked to the Inside the NFL team of James Brown, Cris Collinsworth, Phil […]