NFL on Fox Previews Week 1 of the 2014 Season

Let’s continue our Sunday previews with the NFL on Fox which is entering its 21st year broadcasting the country’s favorite sport. As the network began in 1994 airing the National Football Conference, the NFL gave Fox much needed credibility as a network and began the sports division that eventually spread to the NHL, MLB, NASCAR, […]

Pat Summerall Broadcasting Timeline

With the sad news of the passing of former NFL player and broadcaster Pat Summerall, I’ll provide you with a timeline of his broadcasting career. Summerall was one of the best NFL play-by-play announcers of all time. One of the few who did both play-by-play and analysis during his career, he also branched out to […]

Super Bowl Broadcast History

I provide this table which has all of the Super Bowls to date including their networks and broadcasters. I thought you might get a kick out of it to see who has called which games. The CBS lines are in bold because this table was compiled by CBS. SUPER BOWL BROADCASTERS HISTORY (1967-2013) Super Bowl […]

Some Long Overdue Linkage

Due to crazy personal schedules on Tuesday and Wednesday, I wasn’t able to update the site as much as I would like. I apologize to you as I’ve been trying to keep you apprised of the latest sports media news. A few housekeeping notes, first I did some Sports Media Thoughts earlier this morning and […]

Bringing Out The Saturday Links

Let’s do some Saturday linkage for you today. Since Wednesday, I’ve been trying to trying catch up here. John Ourand of Sports Business Daily/Sports Business Journal notes that the NFL and Time Warner Cable have ended carriage talks on NFL Network without an agreement. Phil Swann at TV Predictions says Time Warner Cable failed to […]

Bringing Out Some Saturday Linkage

While I’m at work on this Saturday, I’ll do some linkage for you. Marcus Vanderberg at SportsNewser notes that Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson used a gay slur to berate a caller on a Sirius XM radio show last week. At The Grio, Marcus looks at the legacy of the train wreck that’s known […]

NBC Airs Madden NFL ’11 Celebrity Touch Football Game This Sunday

In a prelude to Sunday’s Hall of Fame Game, NBC airs a NFL legend/celebrity touch football game as part of the launch of the new Madden ’11 video game. Madden NFL 11 Pigskin Pro-Am Flag Football Game Featuring NFL Legends & Hollywood Stars to Air on NBC Sunday, August 8 at 7 PM ET Madden […]

Our Sunday Links

Let’s do some linkage on this Sunday. I found one of my all-time favorite movies, Goldfinger on BBC America so while I wait for the NCAA Tournament later, I’ll do linkage for you. Multichannel News reports that MSG’s high school sports channel is setting up awards for original television content produced by students. The New […]

NFL Network To Premiere Full Color Football This Week

In what has to be considered a very good move, NFL Network will air all five parts of the Showtime/NFL Films documentary series “Full Color Football: The History of the American Football League.” This is a very good series and with NFL Films’ touches, it comes off very well. Great rare footage that gives the […]

A Tuesday Link Thing

Let’s do some Tuesday links for you. USA Today’s Michael McCarthy writes about ESPN ramping up its documentary unit. Also from USA Today, Michael Hiestand looks at the ratings of some of the events from this weekend. From yesterday’s Sports Business Daily, they look at how the US Olympic Committee is being given much of […]

John Madden Named As Special Advisor to the NFL Commish

Add a new title for John Madden. The former coach, former Emmy Award-winning analyst, Pro Football Hall of Famer and video game pioneer now adds Special Advisor to Commissioner Roger Goodell. I think Madden’s going to be busy this season. JOHN MADDEN NAMED SPECIAL ADVISOR TO COMMISSIONER GOODELL Pro Football Hall of Fame Coach and […]

The First NFL on CBS Announcing Assignments of the Season

For those of you into the NFL announcing assignments like I am, CBS has set their game lineup for the first three weeks of the season. Week 1 always has regional action as it falls on the same day as the US Open Men’s Final. Then CBS comes back with a vengeance with two consecutive […]

More Sunday Linkage

I have some more linkage for you on this Sunday. Some good stuff to get to while I try to forget the Yankees-Red Sox game and the fact that I still don’t have a TV right now. We’ll discuss that on Monday. Anyway, Ben Grossman of Broadcasting & Cable talked with Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer […]

Bringing You Tuesday Links

Here are some links for you today. Time to give you linkage. I was busy earlier compiling the list of NFL flagship TV stations for exhibition season. I’ll do a list of NFL radio networks as we get closer to the regular season. Right now, it’s the links so let’s get to them. Bob Kimball […]

A Sunday Grind

Now that I’m recovered from my night at Mohegan Sun, I’m back and ready to give you some linkage. Before I provide the links, I’ll tell you that my experience at Bobby’s Burger Palace was really disappointing. I went because someone recommended the place to me and I decided to break my personal ban from […]

Statement from Al Michaels on John Madden

NBC’s Al Michaels made a statement today on the retirement of his broadcast partner since 2002. STATEMENT FROM AL MICHAELS ON JOHN MADDEN’S RETIREMENTJohn will always have a unique place in the history of pro football.No one has made the sport more interesting, more relevant and more enjoyable to watch and listen to than John. […]

Cris Collinsworth Joins Al Michaels on Sunday Night Football

Just confirmed by NBC Sports Emperor Dick Ebersol in a media conference call formally announcing the retirement of John Madden. Cris Collinsworth moves from the NBC Sports Football Night in America studio to the Sunday Night Football booth. He’ll join Al Michaels starting in August when the preseason gets underway. We did have a taste […]

Statement from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on John Madden

NFL Commish Roger Goodell has the following statement on the retirement of John Madden from broadcasting. STATEMENT FROM NFL COMMISSIONER ROGER GOODELL ON THE RETIREMENT OF JOHN MADDEN There is one thing football fans have agreed on for decades: they all love John Madden. John was a Hall of Fame coach before becoming one of […]

The Madden Broadcasting Timeline

1978 – Retires from coaching the Oakland Raiders 1979 – Joins CBS Sports at a color commentator and is teamed with Gary Bender on regional NFL games. 1981 – CBS Sports President Van Gordon Sauter and Executive Producer Terry O’Neil team Madden with Pat Summerall on the network’s “A” broadcasts. 1982 – Summerall and Madden […]