Some Reaction to Keith Olbermann’s Return to ESPN2

Working on a story that will appear in Awful Announcing on the return of Keith Olbermann to ESPN2. In the interim, I’ll provide you with some Twitter reaction from some of Keithy’s former and upcoming ESPN colleagues. Interesting to see who have tweeted. Here’s MLB Network’s and NBC Sports Radio’s Brian Kenny who worked with […]

“Olbermann” to Debut on August 26 on ESPN2

Well, what was thought was truly impossible even as soon as last year has now become a reality, Keith Olbermann will officially return to ESPN2 on August 26 with the premiere of his new late night show titled “Olbermann” (besides, Countdown has been taken already). The show is supposed to premiere at 11 p.m. ET, […]

Bringing Out Some Wednesday Linkage

Let’s do some linkage while I can. We’ll begin with Anthony CrupiCrupiCrupi who has some classic lines in his story on Keith Olbermann’s return to ESPN2. So funny. In the Sherman Report, Ed Sherman is amazed that the napalmed bridges at ESPN have been repaired for Olbermann to come back. I wrote two stories about […]

REPORT: ESPN to Announce The Return of Keith Olbermann

Three different mainstream publications are reporting it and I received a “can’t comment” from an ESPN spokesman, which means this must be true. This is not a sign of the apocalypse nor does it mean that California is about to tumble into the sea. Jon Weisman at Variety, ESPN Tome author Jim Andrew Miller in […]

Some Monday Linkage

Trying to get back into the swing of things after a bad couple of weeks for this site. Been quite busy on the personal front. I hope to provide more original content for you from this point on. Some links for you as a token of appreciation for your patience. Let’s begin with John Ourand […]

Some Long Overdue Friday Sports Media Thoughts

Ok. I’ve owed you some Sports Media Thoughts for a long time and they’re way overdue. I’ll provide three today and hope to write another post before I head to a wedding this weekend. Needless to say, I won’t be updating much from the road. As usual, they come in bullet form, He’s polarizing. He’s […]

TBS Unveils MLB Postseason Announcing Teams … and Keith Olbermann Hosts!

We have the official word from Turner Sports on the main announcing teams for this year’s MLB Postseason coverage. The big news is that Keith Olbermann returns to sports television and has been named as the studio host. He replaces the very capable Matt Winer who hosted TBS’ studio for the previous two seasons. Keith […]

Some Quick Tuesday Linkage

On my way to New York for the Fox Sports 1 unveiling and I’m going to try to do some links with the limited wifi that Amtrak has provided. It’s not the best, but it’ll do for what I need today. Let’s begin with Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch who along with Matt Yoder from Awful […]

REPORT: Keith Olbermann Talked With ESPN About A Possible Return

Here’s something that was a bit unexpected when it surfaced this evening. Writing in the New York Times, Jim Andrew Miller, co-author of “Those Guys Have All The Fun: Inside the World of ESPN,” said Keith Olbermann talked with Alleged Worldwide Leader Il Capo di Tutti Capi John Skipper about possibly returning to Bristol. Olbermann […]

It's A Wednesday Link Thing

Let’s do some linkage for you as we hit mid-week. Once again, a shameless plug. Here are some Quick Wednesday Sports Media Thoughts which were written very early this morning. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand talks with former ESPN’er Dana Jacobsen who will be part of CBS Sports Radio’s morning show when the network launches in […]

Some Quick Wednesday Sports Media Thoughts

Tuesday was an early Christmas for your humble blogger. Thanks to some Black Friday sales, I’ve been setting up a new iPad and a new laptop computer, so the posts were rather slim on Tuesday. To make up for that minimal posting, I’ll write some sports media thoughts and unlike the last sports media thoughts […]

Doing Some Friday Megalinks

Let’s do some Friday megalinks. Haven’t done any in a couple of weeks. The Weekend Viewing Picks have all of your sports and entertainment TV needs. Time for the linkage. National Michael Hiestand of USA Today notes the rising rights fees for the college football postseason. Michael writes about Today show Executive Producer Jim Bell […]

Dan Patrick & Keith Olbermann Reunited & It Feels So Good

On April 5, the Paley Center in New York brought former ESPN SportsCenter anchors Dan Patrick and Keith Olbermann back to mark the 20th Anniversary of The Big Show. On April 5, 1992, Dan and Keith began a joyous era that lasted into the mid-1990’s. Their show transcended sports and became part of popular culture. […]

Keith Olbermann's Tribute to Bert Sugar

You may not be a fan of Keith Olbermann considering that he’s a devout liberal, but when he discusses sports, he can be one of the best. But even then, he can be polarizing. Well, let’s put politics aside and watch his tribute to Bert Sugar who died Sunday at the age of 75. Olbermann […]

Churning Out Some MLK Day Linkage

Let’s do some linkage on this MLK Day, a holiday for some of you. We’ll begin with a story from an unusual source, Newsweek/The Daily Beast. Nick Summers of Newsweek writes about how ESPN’s subscriber fees could force cable providers to place the network on pay tiers. Michael Hiestand at USA Today reports that CBS […]

Bringing Out The Thursday Links

Wednesday was a lost cause for me as I was away from the office all day and spending time with my week old nephew in Boston. I helped my sister out with a few things as she’s dealing with her first child. There will be days like that on the blog for the next few […]

Dragging Out The Monday Linkage

Lots of stuff coming out today. Rebranding news galore as we found out that Versus will undergo a name change on January 2, 2012. Then there’s Sporting News Radio changing its name to Yahoo! Sports Radio as of today. And Westwood One Radio has merged with Dial-Global today. Crazy day. Let’s do some linkage and […]

Trying To Do A Friday Megalink Session

I’m hoping to get this entire Megalink session finished in one sitting. It’s been a crazy day thus far. Of course, all of your weekend sport and entertainment programming are featured in the Weekend Viewing Picks. Let’s get to the linkage now. National Michael Hiestand of USA Today speaks with noted baseball announcing author Curt […]

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 […]