Thursday Night Football Begins This Week With A Stellar Matchup

Thursday Night Football on NFL Network returns this week with a matchup of 6-2 teams, the Atlanta Falcons hosting the Baltimore Ravens. Can’t ask for a better way to premiere an 8 game package of games. However, it also means the debut of motormouth analyst Joe Theismann who never passed the opportunity to talk into […]

Highlights of NFL Network Conference Call Involving Joe Theismann and Kurt Warner

This week, NFL Network brought new Thursday Night Football analysts Joe Theismann and Kurt Warner to talk to the media about their new roles for the package as live games begin next week. And joining them was new NFL Network Sr. VP for production and programming, Mark Quenzel. As usual, Theismann was verbose, but when […]

Your Thursday Linkage

Ok, let’s do some links on this rainy Thursday in the Northeast. Time to look at what’s going on today. First from the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, Brian Hendrickson recaps a symposium in which Deadspin editor A.J. Daulerio was frank in a panel discussion on the whole Brett Favre/Jenn Sterger story. Philiana Ng […]

NFL Network’s Announcing Teams Since 2006

Since NFL Network started airing live games in 2006, its broadcast booth has been a bastion of inconsistency. Since Bryant Gumbel left in 2007, there have been changes every year. Let’s take a look at the combinations. 2006 – Bryant Gumbel & Cris Collinsworth2007 – Bryant Gumbel & Cris Collinsworth 2008 – Bob Papa & […]

NFL Network Announcement on Joe Theismann

I’ve already expressed my opinion on this. Here’s the official press release from NFL Network. JOE THEISMANN JOINS NFL NETWORK’S THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BOOTH Former Super Bowl Winning Quarterback Joins Bob Papa and Matt Millen for Primetime NFL Games  Former Washington Redskins and Super Bowl winning quarterback Joe Theismann joins NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football […]

Cranking Out Sunday Linkage

Let’s give you some linkage on this Sunday of the Labor Day holiday weekend for most of you. I’ve been working so I don’t know what it’s like to have this off. Anyway, here’s linkage. SportsGrid has the video of WGN sports anchor Pat Tomasulo dunking on a five year old boy, the same kid […]

Our Return to Work Links

Back to work for most of us today. Let me provide links for you. Starting with Michael Hiestand of USA Today who breaks news in his Monday column. He says Joe Theismann who refused to work college football games for ESPN when he was removed from Monday Night Football now willing to work Notre Dame […]

Quick Sunday Linkage

I’m at work once again. I still can’t watch or listen to the NFL playoff games today. I’m really thrilled. I will give you some links today. Starting with Richard Sandomir of the New York Times who was less than enthralled with NBC’s broadcast team of Tom Hammond, Joe Theismann and Joe Gibbs during yesterday’s […]

Attempting A Friday Megalink Fest, Part 2

Let’s finish up our links from earlier today. We’ll finish up the West and Canadian links. But we do have some national links to add. National Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News reports that Fox Soccer Channel is very close to purchasing either key cable rights or the owner outright of Setanta Sports US. Glen Dickson […]

Attempting A Friday Megalink Fest, Part 1

I’m currently at the home office and it’s been quite difficult to blog with the boss constantly over your shoulder, but I’m doing my best. In between reports, phone calls and meetings, I’m trying to bring you some links. I may have to do this in two parts, but I’ll try to get this completed […]

Moving Through the Friday Megalinks

Around 3 p.m., I was ready to do the Friday megalinks so I could leave my evening free, but thanks to some unknown issue that prevented many bloggers who use Google’s Blogspot service from logging in, I could not do them. So I’m doing them at night. Again. Anyway, let’s get these done so I […]

The Monday Holiday Links

For those of you taking the day off for the holiday, hoping you are remembering the fine servicemen and servicewomen who served their country for us. I’m watching ESPN’s First Take for the first time in earnest today. I like Dana Jacobsen. She’s a good interviewer and has the personality to be a good co-host. […]

Your Thursday Linkage

I’ve been away from the office for most of the day and then I had to get some stuff done. Now that I’m done with what I’ve had to do, I can give you some links. Bill Doyle of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette profiles Boston Herald Red Sox beat reporter Rob Bradford who has […]

Jimmy Kimmel Responds to ESPN

Earlier today, Richard Sandomir of the New York Times reported that ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmel would not be returning to Monday Night Football after he made a comment referring to the fired Joe Theismann. For his part, Theismann was amused by the comment, but was not watching the game at the time Jimmy […]