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ABC Has a Game 7 NBA Doubleheader Today

And the Games 7 keep on coming in the NBA. Falling one series short of a record for Games 7 in the first round, we have two added to the three we had on Saturday. Today, ABC has an afternoon twinbill of Games 7 starting with Brooklyn at Toronto at 1 p.m. with Mike Tirico, […]

Michelle Beadle to Return to ESPN

It’s amazing how a turn of events can occur and bring you back full circle. Sometimes, you can go home again. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch reports that Michelle Beadle will be returning to ESPN when she is let out of NBC contract in mid-March. It was back in September when Beadle appeared on the Sports […]

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 […]

REPORT: Michelle Beadle Likely to Leave NBC and Rejoin ESPN

Well, this has been a wild eight days. A small podcast sets in motion a turn of events that not even the most clairvoyant medium could see. It all began last week when your humble blogger interviewed Michelle Beadle for the Sports Media Weekly podcast and she expressed frustration over not being able get network […]

NBCSN Adjusts Afternoon Schedule; Cancels Crossover

A week after Michelle Beadle went on Sports Media Weekly and lamented over the lack of promotion for her show, “The Crossover,” NBC and NBCSN have announced that the program is the odd man out of a new late afternoon schedule. Crossover went through two incarnations and suffered through numerous pre-emptions due to the Tour […]

Preview of Sports Media Weekly No. 164 with NBC’s Michelle Beadle

Coming later tonight, the Sports Media Weekly podcast will be out with guests Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union and Michelle Beadle of NBC. During the interview with Michelle, I had the opportunity to discuss several topics including her NBCSN show, The Crossover with Michelle Beadle, hosting the Olympics and what role she would […]

A Few Tuesday Links

Let me get these some links out to you. Won’t give out a full set, but this ties you over as I’m all over the place today. Nicole Auerbach at USA Today writes about the late Jessica Ghawi a.k.a. Jessica Redfield, the aspiring sports journalist who was killed in the Aurora, CO movie theater shootings […]

The Crossover Will Have Two Editions Tonight

The Crossover with Michelle Beadle latches onto the NHL Stanley Cup Final tonight with two, count ‘em, two editions. Leading up to NHL Live at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Network, The Crossover will air a special one-hour edition at 6 p.m. ET featuring various NHL-themed segments. Then following Stanley Cup Final Game 1 and […]

REPORT: Michelle Beadle to Host “The Crossover” Solo

This coming from Jason McIntyre at The Big Lead. Dave Briggs, co-host of NBC Sports Network’s The Crossover is being dropped and Michelle Beadle will host a revamped show solo. According to McIntyre’s post, Briggs and Beadle did not get along from the get-go when the show launched back in late January. The Crossover hasn’t […]

NBCUniversal Hypes “The Crossover”

We have this video from NBCUniversal with Crossover co-hosts Michelle Beadle and Dave Briggs talking about their new show which premieres tonight on NBC Sports Network. Here, Beadle and Briggs discuss what they’ll be talking about on the program, plus how much they’re looking forwards to the upcoming Super Bowl. It’s a quick clip and […]

Some Various Monday Sports Media Thoughts

I haven’t done a thoughts post in ages. It’s fine time you’ve been provided one. Lets do this. As usual, they come in bullet form. How much is too much? When will the sports rights fee bubble burst? When will there be major blowback from a major cable or satellite provider against one of the […]

Michelle Beadle and Dave Briggs Discuss “The Crossover”

Earlier this week, NBC held a conference call with the co-hosts of the upcoming daily studio show, “The Crossover” which will premiere Monday on NBC Sports Network live from New Orleans for Super Bowl Week, then the following week, originate from the Football Night in America studios in New York weeknights at 6 p.m. ET. […]

NBC Sports Group To Air Programming From New Orleans During Super Bowl Week

It may not have the Big Game this year, but that is not stopping the NBC Sports Group from having live programming during Super Bowl Week in New Orleans. Thanks to the Dan Patrick Show and the launch of its new Michelle Beadle-driven show, “The Crossover,” NBC Sports Network will have a live presence in […]

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