Some Reaction to Keith Olbermann’s Return to ESPN2

Working on a story that will appear in Awful Announcing on the return of Keith Olbermann to ESPN2. In the interim, I’ll provide you with some Twitter reaction from some of Keithy’s former and upcoming ESPN colleagues. Interesting to see who have tweeted. Here’s MLB Network’s and NBC Sports Radio’s Brian Kenny who worked with […]

Some Tuesday Linkage

Let’s do some links today. Brian Steinberg of Variety reports that Fox Sports is bundling Fox Sports 1 to potential Super Bowl XLVIII advertisers. That’s one way to get ads on the new network. Brian Lowry of Variety says Tennis Channel is crying foul at Comcast in trying to gain carriage on the cable provider’s […]

Jack Edwards Gets Stabby While Calling Bruins OT Game Winning Goal

NHL fans know that NESN’s Jack Edwards loves the Boston Bruins. bleeds Black and Goal on every play. Well this season, NESN installed a camera in the TD Garden broadcast booth to show fans how animated Jack gets when he calls goals. He certainly got very excited when Patrice Bergeron scored the game winning goal […]

Jack Edwards Jumps Up and Down on NESN

I don’t know when NESN installed a camera in its TD Garden broadcast booth, but this is genius. Tonight was a perfect opportunity for NESN to unveil the Jack Edwards Cam during a Boston Bruins battle against the New York Rangers. While the Blue Shirts won in a shootout, it reached an extra session and […]

The NHL is Back. What Next?

Nobody won. Really, nobody. The fans lost because they were left hanging and lost a half-season including the Winter Classic at the Big House in Michigan. NBC Sports Network whose ratings fell into abyss with no NHL games from October through now has been “The Biggest Loser” through all this. Regional sports networks across the […]

Doing Some Friday Megalinks

Let’s do some Friday megalinks. Haven’t done any in a couple of weeks. The Weekend Viewing Picks have all of your sports and entertainment TV needs. Time for the linkage. National Michael Hiestand of USA Today notes the rising rights fees for the college football postseason. Michael writes about Today show Executive Producer Jim Bell […]

NESN's Boston Bruins Playoff Coverage Plans

We have press releases from three regional sports networks on their plans for the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs so I’ll post them one at a time. Beginning with the New England Sports Network or NESN, it will carry as many as five games of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series between the Boston Bruins and Washington […]

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 […]

A Quiet Wednesday Linkfest

Was out of the office again earlier today so I’m getting to these rather late. Let’s look at what we have today. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand says the new CBS Sports/Showtime documentary on this year’s Army-Navy football game will have touches of reality TV. Mike McCarthy of USA Today notes that TNT’s Shaquille O’Neal and […]

Jack Edwards Compares Alex Burrows’ Bite Of Patrice Bergeron To Breastfeeding

In yet another bizarre rant, Jack Edwards went on WEEI’s Big Show with Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley to discuss the bite of the Boston Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron’s finger by Vancouver’s Alex Burrows. It happened just as the first period of Game 1 was ending and it was caught by NBC’s cameras as clear as […]

Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 55 – NESN’s Jack Edwards

When I found I had the opportunity to book Jack Edwards for the Sports Media Weekly podcast, I jumped at it. Before I tell you what we discussed, let me say that Southern New England media mogul Keith Thibault and I had our News segment. We led with the changes with NFL Network Thursday Night […]

NESN Signs Jack Edwards To Multi-Year Extension

Just in from NESN, Bruins play-by-play Jack Edwards will remain at the regional sports network for the foreseeable future. He’s signed a multi-year extension of his current agreement. There’s no middle with Jack, either you like him or you don’t. I’ll admit I like him and I’m amused by him. Is he a homer? Yes, […]

Jack Edwards Gives Us A History Lesson

It wasn’t as insane as his comments to close out this year’s Bruins-Canadiens series or as nutty as giving a lesson about the Revolutionary War, but Jack Edwards in his final game of the 2010-11 season decided to hearken back to 1992, the last time the Bruins played in the NHL Eastern Conference Finals. As […]

The Thursday Linkage, Finally

Finally getting to some linkage. Had some work to do first and of course, that takes precedence. Lots of stuff to get to. First from John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal/Sports Business Daily, he reports that Monday Night Football reporter Michele Tafoya is leaving ESPN and most likely heading to NBC in an unspecified […]

Jack Edwards’ Puzzling Final Comments After B’s-Canadiens

NESN gave Jack Edwards the opportunity to make a final comment after the Boston Bruins win in overtime over the Montreal Canadiens to take the NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series in seven games. Yet, I’m still trying to figure out what he’s saying. Jack not only looks nuts, but he’s mincing his metaphors comparing the […]