Some Weekend Linkage

Ok, I wasn’t able to get to do linkage during the day so in lieu of a Friday post, I’ll make this a weekend post so you can go through these at your leisure. So while I watch some Australian Rules Football, I’ll do a nice links post for you. Let’s begin with John Ourand […]

Looking at the Next Generation of Olympic Announcers

As we go into the second week of the 2012 London Olympics or the Games of the XXX Summer Olympiad, I thought I would take the opportunity on this middle Sunday to look ahead for the next set of Games on television. We know that NBCUniversal will carry the Olympics through 2020, that’s two Winter […]

A Few Sunday Sports Media Thoughts

Let’s provide a few sports media thoughts on this Sunday. They’ll be in bullet form. Last Thursday’s release of Louis Freeh’s report on Penn State University’s conduct in the Jerry Sandusky scandal was the sports media’s version of the Obamacare Supreme Court decision. Unlike the Obamacare decision, no media outlet made errors in reporting. But […]

Two Press Releases for Your Reading Pleasure

I received two particular press releases of interest in my inbox today. Neither have anything to do with one another, this is just one way for me to clear out some of my e-mail and also provide you with some information. First, NBC says last Sunday’s Cowboys-Packers game was the second most watched game since […]

NBC Sports' Entire Olympics Roster

This is the press release from NBC Sports which outlines every single announcer working the Summer Olympics in Communist China starting on August 8. There are over 100 announcers working for NBC. Some familiar names include veteran announcer Tim Ryan, reporter Jim Gray for boxing, TNT’s Craig Sager doing sideline work for basketball and nice […]

Videos of the Week: NFL on NBC Opens

Last week, I showed you various ABC Monday Night Football Opens. Today, it’s NBC’s turn. We can go back to 1973 to show the various opens and closes of and go to the present day. This will actually be quite fun so let’s get started. This is the open from 1973 with some pretty funky […]

Sports Emmy Nominations Announced

The nominees for the 29th Sports Emmy Awards have been announced. HBO leads the list with 31 nominations with 5 for Real Sports and 5 for Inside the NFL. ESPN is next with 27 (although I’m sure ESPN will have a press release stating that combined with ESPN2, ESPN Classic and ABC, it leads the […]

The Friday Morning Megalinks

At 12 p.m., I lost my internet at work, but luckily, I did not lose anything so I can still provide you with links. I’m at home now at 4;38 p.m. Here’s what I started with at 10:18 a.m. and I left off with William Houston’s story in the Toronto Globe and Mail. I’ll pick […]

The Weekend in Review

The sports weekend was quite busy. We had the Kentucky Derby, NHL and NBA Playoffs, Roger Clemens returning, the Wachovia Championships and the Oscar De La Hoya-Roger Mayweather, Jr. fight. The Kentucky Derby on NBCThe Queen made it to Louisville to see her first, and probably last, Derby. NBC milked her appearance with shots of […]

Sunday Musings

Recovering after being out for a day. A few things for today. Against my better judgment, I bought the De La Hoya-Mayweather fight from DirecTV. I joined in the 7th round. It turned out to be a better fight than I expected. But also, I wanted to see what may be one of the last […]