A Quick Saturday Sports Media Notebook

Time to do a quick notebook for you on this early Saturday morning. They’ll be bullet form. Fox has increased its stake in the YES Network. In late 2012, it purchased a 49% share in the regional sports network. On Friday through a press release from parent company 21st Century Fox, YES will become a […]

NESN Announces Jerry Remy Will Miss the Rest of the 2013 Red Sox Season

With the unfortunate news about Jerry Remy’s son Jared accused of murdering his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel, and Remy’s daughter also in legal trouble, NESN has announced that the popular Red Sox analyst will miss the rest of the 2013 regular season. Remy has been away from the booth since the news broke about his son. […]

A Few Sunday Sports Media Thoughts

Time for another sports media thoughts post. As always, it’s in bullet form. We are under two months to go until the launch of Fox Sports 1. We know of a few official talent hires like Andy Roddick, Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole, Regis Philbin and a few others. We now await the official word […]

NESN’s Jerry Remy to Return to the Booth on Tuesday

Since late May, NESN’s Jerry Remy has been out of commission and replaced by various guest analysts. On Wednesday, NESN held a conference call for reporters for Remy to announce that he will return to Red Sox games after being out at first due to allergies, then after contracting pneumonia. According to Remy, he’ll be […]

NESN’s Jerry Remy to Miss More Games

Among the Red Sox Nation fanbase, NESN analyst Jerry Remy has become one of the most popular figures over the last twenty years. Unfortunately, his health has become an issue over the last five years. In 2008, he was diagnosed with lung cancer and missed much of the 2009 season. NESN filled the role with […]

Some Friday Linkage

Ok, lots of things to get to. Let’s do some Friday links. From Anthony CrupiCrupiCrupi of Adweek, a Disney executive downplays any threat from Fox Sports 1 to ESPN. From Variety, Rick Kissell says NBC Sports Network saw stellar ratings for the NHL Conference Semifinals. R. Thomas Umstead from Multichannel News says the next Floyd […]

Your Tuesday Linkage

Let’s do some Tuesday links. We’ll start with Matt Hayes of AOL Sporting News and he writes that the BCS is looking for a $5 billion TV deal over a decade for its new college football playoff. In the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, Michael Bradley says the new college football playoff still can […]

NESN Announces Replacements For Jerry Remy Through 5/9

Red Sox fans have had to make due without popular NESN analyst Jerry Remy for the past few days. He’s been suffering from a sinus infection that forced him to miss the Chicago White Sox series. He started missing games last week in Minnesota and while he did work the rest of the Twins series, […]

NESN’s Heidi Watney Catches Don Orsillo & Jerry Remy Sleeping On the Job

In the latest edition of her video diary, NESN Red Sox field reporter Heidi Watney took her camera and shot a behind-the-scenes look at Fenway Park while Hurricane Irene was bearing down on New England. It was during the August 27 day-night doubleheader between the Oakland A’s and Boston Red Sox. First, Heidi is looking […]

The Friday Night Megalinks

I’ve been to Newton, MA and back, South Kingstown, RI and back and all over my hometown of North Kingstown, RI and all of this today. It’s time to do the megalinks and get them all done in one sitting. There’s the Weekend Viewing Picks for your sports and entertainment programming. National Sports Business Daily […]

Cranking Out The Sunday Links

Let’s give you some linkage on this Sunday morning. I’m at work again. No rest for the weary here. Cam Martin of SportsNewser writes that Sports Illustrated’s Peter King broke news this weekend about HBO’s Hard Knocks. David Whitley of the Sporting News says there’s some hypocrisy in the Big 12′s criticism of the Longhorn […]

Grope At Fenway

I don’t know how long this will stay up at YouTube. If it’s removed, I still have it so I could find other ways to show it to you. As NESN was coming out of break before the third inning of the Baltimore Orioles-Boston Red Sox game on Thursday night, Don Orsillo was reading a […]

Digging Out Some Tuesday Linkage

Time for the links on this Tuesday. Lots of good stuff to get to. Matthew Futterman of the Wall Street Journal looks at MLB Commissioner Bud Selig rejecting the Los Angeles Dodgers’ deal with Fox which now throws Frank McCourt’s ownership of the team into jeopardy. In Sports Business Journal, Broadcasting & Cable Editor-in-Chief Ben […]

Mixing Up Some Sunday Links

Let’s do some linkage on this lazy Sunday. Kari Lipschutz of Adweek writes that it’s a photo finish in the race to the US rights to the 2014/16 Olympics. Rachel Cohen of the Associated Press looks into the Olympic bidding. David Lieberman and Patrick Hipes at Deadline wonder what losing the Olympics could mean to […]

Quick Sunday Linkage

The last couple of days have killed me going to New York on Friday for business then having to go to work on Saturday preventing me from really reacting to the Dick Ebersol resignation. I will do a Sunday thoughts column today and also start answering the mailbag. Good questions from all of you. If […]