Keith Olbermann - January 13, 1996

BREAKING NEWS: “Olbermann” Moves to the Mothership (for 6 nights)

Just announced by the man himself on “Olbermann,” the ESPN2 show will be moving from 11 p.m. to midnight on ESPN, his old stomping grounds starting on Thursday, April 17. It will be for six nights only. He’s back to the Mothership. Now if he brings back Dan Patrick for one of those nights, it […]

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 […]

ESPN’s Schedule for Day IV of Super Bowl Week 2014

ESPN’s broadcast day from New York is beginning with Mike and Mike on ESPN2/ESPN Radio. As the hype to Super Bowl XLVIII really ramps up, the celebrity A-listers start to seep out of the woodwork and into the ESPN Family of Networks. New York resident Jerry Seinfeld makes an appearance on Mike and Mike today […]

ESPN’s Schedule for Day II of Super Bowl Week 2014

As ESPN begins its broadcast day in covering Super Bowl XLVIII in New Yawk, plenty of guests will be paraded in and out of its various studios in Herald Square, Times Square and Bryant Park. In addition, Media Day will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ meaning both the Denver Broncos and […]

The Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2013

It’s time to look back at the Year in Sports Media. Once again, it was a rather busy year in covering sports media. Since beginning this site in 2007, covering sports media has grown to a 24/7 beat. It’s never enough to cull stories to 10. That’s why I have “The Big Dozen.” Why is […]

TBS Airs the 2013 National League Championship Series

Starting on Friday, TBS’ coverage of the MLB Postseason continues with the National League Championship Series. TBS has two hallmark MLB franchises, the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers. These two teams last met in the NLCS in 1985 with Redbirds taking the series in six games. The series begins Friday night and will […]

TBS Airs MLB League Division Series Tripleheader on Monday

With a full slate of League Division Series games on Monday, TBS has a tripleheader beginning at 3 p.m. with Game 4 of the National League Division Series between St. Louis at Pittsburgh, then Game 3 of the ALDS between Boston and Tampa Bay followed by Game 4 of Atlanta and Los Angeles. MLB Network […]

TBS Airs the American League Tiebreaker Game on Monday

Tampa Bay and Texas will need Game 163 to determine which team will face Cleveland on Wednesday in the American League Wild Card. Cleveland has clinched the top Wild Card spot. Texas and Tampa Bay ended up tied for the last playoff spot so the Rangers and Rays will play in the tiebreaker at the […]

TBS Unveils Studio and Game Announcers for 2013 MLB Postseason

Turner Sports has provided the announcers for the 2013 MLB Postseason. This marks the final year that TBS will have both Wild Card Games, all four MLB League Division Series and one League Championship series as next season, it will split the Wild Card with ESPN and the LDS with Fox Sports 1 and MLB […]

Some Quick Thoughts on “Olbermann”

Of all the studio shows that have launched this month, the strongest debut came from ESPN2′s “Olbermann” on Monday. Now if you’re not a fan of his, and there are many, there was nothing to indicate that he will win you over, so if you’re an Olbermann detractor, then just skip this bullet point and […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, August 26 — September 1, 2013

We’ve survived the first full week of Fox Sports One and the premiere of new shows. We have another premiere this week, but this one on ESPN2. In addition, we get the first full week of college football as the new season begins in earnest on Thursday. Not only that, the U.S. Open gets underway […]

Keith Olbermann Marks ESPN Return With Special Comment … ERRRR… Essay Tonight

Well, he’s scheduled to make his ESPN2 debut on August 26 when his late night show premieres after the US Open, but he’ll make his official return to ESPN tonight on SportsCenter. Keith Olbermann will have an essay on Alex Rodriguez and his return to the New York Yankees. Olbermann To Make SportsCenter Appearance Tonight […]

Breaking Out The Friday Linkage

Ok, time for some linkage on a Friday. Let’s get to this. Matt Yoder of Awful Announcing reports that NBC Sports Network, formerly Versus, also known as OLN, and once the Outdoor Life Network, will undergo yet another rebranding. Douglas Alden Warshaw at Fortune/CNN Money says the ESPN hiring of Nate Silver could transform sports […]

Doing Some Thursday Linkage

It’s Thursday already? My goodness, the time flies. Lots of links to get to, so little time. Let’s not delay any further. Jon Weisman at Variety recaps Keith Olbermann’s appearance at the TV Critics Association Tour and notes that his famous “Worst Person in the World” feature from Countdown will move to his new ESPN2 […]