The Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2012

Time for the look back at the Year in Sports Media in 2012. Lots of great stuff. The year has been very interesting and we have seen a lot of things. Just doing a Top Ten is never enough for the Year in Review. It’s always an even dozen with some honorable mentions mixed in. […]

Going For Some Tuesday Links

Let’s bring you some linkage. Two days in a row! This is something! Shameless plug department: I wrote Some Long Overdue Tuesday Sports Media Thoughts earlier this morning and make sure you give it a gander. Many thanks. Sam Gustin of Time writes that News Corp.’s purchase of a minority stake in YES could help […]

Some Thursday Linkage

Let me try to squeeze some linkage into the site today. It’s been crazy the last few days here. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch has your 2012-13 college basketball viewing guide. Michael Hiestand from USA Today talks with former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl who will work for the ESPN family this season. Sports Business Daily recaps […]

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 […]

On The Next Costas Tonight, Which is Tonight!

Coming on the next Costas Tonight, Bob talks with Bobby. Bobby Valentine, that is. The former Boston Red Sox manager. It will mark Valentine’s first sit-down interview since he was let go by the Red Sox last week. Michelle Beadle will be on to talk about one of Costas’ favorite subjects, social media trends. And […]

Some Wednesday Evening Linkage

I’ll provide a few links on this Wednesday afternoon. Michael Hiestand of USA Today looks at CBS pushing its Sunday primetime lineup to 7:30 p.m. ET to accommodate the NFL. Michael Kruse of Grantland has a very good story catching up with former ESPN Radio host Nanci Donnellan aka “The Fabulous Sports Babe”. Ed Sherman […]

NBC's Sure-Fire Ratings Hit, The NFL Returns on Wednesday

NBC can certainly crow about its ratings over the Olympics, but they happened during the dead month of August when network fare is as original as a Jason Blair article. It took me ten minutes to think of that. Anyway, the top-rated primetime series of 2011-12, Sunday Night Football returns to NBC this week and […]

Some Really Quick Tuesday Sports Media Thoughts

Due to that stupid office move that prevented me from updating the site regularly over the last two two weeks, I wasn’t able to provide some regular features here. I’m slowly getting back on track. Thanks for your patience and continued readership during this period. I’ll make it up to you somehow. I’ll do some […]

Looking at the Next Generation of Olympic Announcers

As we go into the second week of the 2012 London Olympics or the Games of the XXX Summer Olympiad, I thought I would take the opportunity on this middle Sunday to look ahead for the next set of Games on television. We know that NBCUniversal will carry the Olympics through 2020, that’s two Winter […]

Some Quick Monday Sports Media Thoughts

Time for some quick sports media thoughts. As always, they come in bullet form. The free agent frenzy at ESPN is over. Overall, ESPN lost two out of three major free agents, Erin Andrews and Michelle Beadle while keeping Scott Van Pelt. Beadle and Van Pelt were not surprises, but Andrews’ departure can be classified […]

Providing Your Thursday Linkage

Looks like I’m going to be busy today so I’m going to do the linkage a bit early for me at least. David Bauder of the Associated Press writes that even though he’s no longer NBC Sports Emperor, Dick Ebersol’s presence will still be felt at the London Olympics. Michael Hiestand at USA Today says […]

2012 NBC Olympics Hosts and Commentators

Ok, NBC’s press release on its 2012 Olympics hosts and announcers has yet to arrive. Thanks to an alert reader, I was tipped off to NBC Sports Group’s press release website which has the talent bios of its announcers for London. I’m not sure if NBC wants to make that site public, so I won’t […]

Michelle Beadle To Host Olympics on NBC Sports Network; ESPN Makes Personnel Moves on College Football

Wednesday’s sports media column from USA Today’s Michael Hiestand is chock full of information. Like the sports media thoughts, we’ll handle them in bullet form. First, NBC will announce its Olympic talent roster along with its programming schedule. And Wednesday’s announcement will mark a month until the Opening Ceremony in London. That will be fun […]

A Few Tuesday Sports Media Thoughts

Time for some sports media thoughts. These have been percolating in my head all day Monday. It’s fine time to pour them out and have you peruse through them. As always, they’re in bullet form. Monday’s announcement from NFL Network regarding its new morning show could be a game changer for sports television. If “NFL […]

Michelle Beadle To Make Her NBC Sports Debut on Friday

After saying goodbye to SportsNation last month and then making a splash while on vacation in the Virgin Islands, Michelle Beadle makes her NBC Sports debut this weekend during the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials. According to Michael Hiestand of USA Today, Michelle will be seen hosting features and filing reports during the action […]

Guest Column: Announcer Moves and League-owned College Networks

We continue with the guest columns. This one comes from reader Corneilus Green. Three columns in one for you. Sports Broadcasting Talent Moves The summer is definitely heating up with the speculation of who is staying or who is going to new networks. Michelle Beadle is the most high profile talent to leave ESPN (which […]