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Oh My! It’s The Return of The Linkage!

It’s been way too long since you’ve seen linkage on this site. This has been the main mission of Fang’s Bites since the beginning, but too often, I get roped into doing family stuff and it prevents me from getting on here until late. I hope to rectify that. So without further delay, here’s the […]

The NHL is Back. What Next?

Nobody won. Really, nobody. The fans lost because they were left hanging and lost a half-season including the Winter Classic at the Big House in Michigan. NBC Sports Network whose ratings fell into abyss with no NHL games from October through now has been “The Biggest Loser” through all this. Regional sports networks across the […]

Various Wednesday Links

I’ll do a few links for you this evening. I’ll start with a strange story that surfaced today from a University of Maryland journalism class during which ESPN Vice President and Executive Editor John Walsh made some rather strange statements about Deadspin’s John Koblin over the Lynn Hoppes plagiarism situation. Deadspin has raised issues of […]

Time For Some Tuesday Links

Let’s do some Tuesday links. Lots of stuff to get to. Michael Hiestand of USA Today writes that Bob Costas is receiving his share of criticism for his anti-gun commentary during halftime of Sunday Night Football. Busted Coverage has video of Bob Costas telling Dan Patrick that he’s not backing off on his anti-gun comments. […]

Various Monday Links

Let’s do some linkage on this Monday. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch talks with TNT’s Charles Barkley about the next phase of his career. Michael Hiestand of USA Today notes that Saturday nights are becoming a sports TV bastion. Chris Chase at USA Today’s Game On blog has video of an NFL referee cursing which surprised […]

Some Quick Wednesday Linkage

Let’s do some links now. Austin Karp at Sports Business Daily says the MLB TV partners saw record low ratings this season. Sports lllustrated’s Richard Deitsch reviews ESPN2′s first foray into pro hockey since losing the NHL in 2005. Michael Hiestand of USA Today notes that Bob Costas is back calling postseason baseball for the […]

Bringing Out Your Monday Linkage

Ok, time for some links on this Columbus Day holiday for some of you. Michael Hiestand of USA Today has a bunch of news and notes in his Monday sports media column including a recap of the NFL Today interview with scab NFL referee Lance Easley. Tim Baysinger of Broadcasting & Cable says the first-ever […]

Doing Some Monday Linkage

I’m going to make a concerted effort to do linkage regularly again. It’s the reason why I started Fang’s Bites back in 2007 and I was able to do the links daily, even on weekends. But lately, my schedule has been so busy that the site has become a press release dump and I want […]

NFL Agreement with the NFL Referees Association

After marathon bargaining sessions that started Saturday and culminated late on Wednesday night, the National Football League and its Referee Association finally came together on a new eight year agreement. After the disaster on Monday night that gave Seattle a totally undeserved win over the Green Bay Packers, calls to get a new contract for […]

Hey NFL Replacement Refs! Call It Maybe!

I thought I was tired of the “Call Me Maybe” parodies and covers, but this one from sports radio station KFAN in the Twin Cities in Minnesota may be the best to finally put a rest to all of them. This song and subsequent video done by a producer for The Common Man show is […]

Some Wednesday Links

Can you believe it’s Wednesday already? Holiday on Monday makes the work week go faster. To the linkage which has been too scarce on the site. Michael Hiestand of USA Today looks at some of the changes on the NFL’s TV partners this season. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal talks about the fierce bidding […]

Doing Some Tuesday Linkage

I was expecting to be out of the office today, but with the temperatures over 90 in Southern New England, being inside with air conditioning is probably the way to go today. I hope wherever you are, you’re staying cool and away from the sun. I have some links. Georg Szalai of the Hollywood Reporter […]

The Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2011

Time for the Fang’s Bites Sports Media Year in Review. The year isn’t big enough for a Top Ten, but it is big enough for a Big Dozen. Let’s get to the list and we’ll count down from 12 and also have some Honorable Mentions. 12. ESPN The Book One of the most anticipated books […]

A Friday Evening Megalink Thing

Let’s give you some linkage on this Friday. Been a busy day. You deserve some links The Weekend Viewing Picks provide your sports and entertainment TV watching. And now to your links. National USA Today’s Michael Hiestand and Mike McCarthy debate whether networks should hire ex-coaches knowing full well they could make news and leave […]

Trying To Bring You Some Linkage

This week has been a bad one for me. Haven’t been able to provide links since last Friday and that’s not good. Been busy and it’s cutting into bringing you the latest sports media news. I’ll try to do better over the next few days. We’ll begin with Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch who speaks with […]

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