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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 […]

NBC Kicks Off Super Bowl Week with the Pro Bowl

NBC will air the last Pro Bowl on broadcast television until 2022 at least. Starting in 2015, ESPN will get the Pro Bowl every year like it used to from 1989 until 2006. Since the 2007 game, the Pro Bowl has been on broadcast TV except for 2010 when CBS relinquished the rights to ESPN. […]

NBC’s Announcers and Hosts for the 2014 Sochi Olympics

We don’t have a press release yet, but based on the information from NBC Sports’ public relations website, we’re able to cull the announcers for each sport for the 2014 Winter Olympics which will be held in Sochi, a warm weather city in Russia that averages 50 degrees in February. I’ll list the on-air commentators […]

The 7th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards

These are a week late. I was hoping to have these up for Week 17, but so many things got in the way. Getting them up now. I vow to get the 8th Annual Awards posted by the New Year of 2015. That’s my hope anyway. Well, with another NFL season wrapping up, it’s time […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Wild Card Weekend, 01/04 & 01/05/2013

All Times Eastern Saturday, January 4 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN2, 8:30 a.m. NFL GameDay First — NFL Network, 10 a.m. Sunday NFL Countdown — ESPN, 11 a.m. NFL GameDay Morning — NFL Network, noon Football Night in America — NBC, 4 p.m. NFL GameDay Scoreboard — NFL Network, 7:30 p.m. NFL […]

The 7th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards Nominees

Ok, I’ll write the Awards tonight, but in the interim, here are the nominees for the seventh annual incarnation of my NFL TV Awards. The Pat Summerall Award for Best Play-by-Play: Kenny Albert (Fox), Kevin Burkhardt (Fox), Ian Eagle (CBS), Al Michaels (NBC), Brad Nessler (NFL Network), Mike Tirico (ESPN) Best Game Analyst: Cris Collinsworth […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 17 of the 2013 Season

Normally, these aren’t posted until Thursday or later as I wait for the official press releases from the networks, but as assignments began leaking out today through Twitter, we have all of the games and announcers for the double doubleheaders on CBS and Fox and of course, the Sunday Night Football game on NBC. Because […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 16 of the 2013 Season

All Times Eastern Blackout: Buffalo Sunday, December 22 NFL Viewing Maps (the506.com) DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket Channel Assignments Studio and Pregame Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN, 6:30 a.m. NFL GameDay First — NFL Network, 7 a.m. That Other Pregame Show — CBS Sports Network, 9 a.m. NFL GameDay Morning — NFL Network, 9 a.m. Mike […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 15 of the 2013 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, December 11 Studio and Pregame Shows Around the League Live — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. Football Night in America: Coach’s Clicker — NBCSN, 5 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access Kickoff: Thursday Night […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 14 of the 2013 Season

All Times Eastern Blackout: San Diego Thursday, December 5 Studio and Pregame Shows Around the League Live — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access: Thursday Night Football Preview — NFL Network, 6 p.m. NFL […]

Sunday Night Football Heads to DC

On Sunday, NBC airs the less-than-attractive New York Football Giants at DC NFL Matchup. Matt Yoder at Awful Announcing explains why the game wasn’t flexed out despite the records of both teams. Another factor was NBC’s Thanksgiving Night game in Baltimore. The Sunday Night Football production truck could easily drive the 32½ miles from Baltimore […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 13 of the 2013 Season

All Times Eastern Blackout: San Diego Thursday, November 28 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL GameDay Morning — NFL Network, 10 a.m. Fox NFL Sunday Thanksgiving Day Special — Fox, 11:30 a.m. Fox NFL Postgame — Fox, 3:30 p.m. NFL GameDay Scoreboard — NFL Network, 3:30 p.m. The NFL Today — CBS, 4 p.m. Football Night […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 12 of the 2013 Season

All Times Eastern Byes: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Seattle Thursday, November 21 Studio and Pregame Shows Around the League Live — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access Kickoff: Thursday Night Football Preview — NFL Network, […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 11 of the 2013 Season

All Times Eastern Byes — Dallas, St. Louis Thursday, November 14 Studio and Pregame Shows Around the LiNIDeague Live — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access Kickoff: Thursday Night Football Preview — NFL Network, […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 10 of the 2013 Season

All Times Eastern Byes: Cleveland, Kansas City, New England, New York Jets Thursday, November 7 Studio and Pregame Shows Around the League Live — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access Kickoff: Thursday Night Football […]

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