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. […]

CBS Sports Previews 2014 AFC Championship Game

On Sunday, CBS airs the AFC Championship Game live from Denver, CO. Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson will be at new Mile High Stadium to call and report from the game. The NFL Today with James Brown, Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason, Dan Marino, Shannon Sharpe and its insider Jason La Canfora will be […]

NFL on CBS Unveils Its 2013-14 Announcing Teams

This put forth by CBS Sports, the announcing teams for this season’s NFL on CBS production. No real changes. Jim Nantz and Phil Simms are the lead team. Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf remain the “B” team. The “Bird and the Beard,” Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts are back as the “C” team and Marv […]

Various Wednesday Linkage

Let’s do some linkage for you today. Austin Karp at Sports Business Daily notes that ESPN’s ratings in July dropped double digits in primetime. ESPN Ombudsman Robert Lipsyte talks about the poor timeslot for the Nine for IX documentary series, moving Outside the Lines, the ESPY’s and the return of Keith Olbermann. Richard Deitsch of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Let's Do The Friday Megalinks

Lots of things to get to today. Couldn’t do the links yesterday. Going to do a big megalink edition for you. Let’s get cracking, but first, there’s the Weekend Viewing Picks complete with a link to the busy College Basketball Viewing Picks which will be updated throughout the weekend. National USA Today’s Michael Hiestand talks […]

NFL Today/Inside the NFL Host James Browns Joins CBS News

One of the best hosts on sports television, James Brown will join CBS News as a special correspondent. Brown who rejoined CBS Sports in 2006 after being the original host of Fox NFL Sunday, will begin his CBS News duties this Saturday on CBS This Morning. According to CBS News Chairman, Jeff Fager, J.B. will […]