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 […]

Our Monday Linkage

Time for some Monday links. Let’s get to them. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch talks with CBS Evening News anchorman Scott Pelley about interviewing President Obama for the network’s Super Bowl coverage and also reviews the performances of the NFL “B” analysts during the weekend. Michael Smith and John Ourand at Sports Business Journal note that […]

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 […]

NBC’s Football Night in America Quotage For 2013 Wild Card Saturday

Sometimes, a half-hour is all you need for a pregame show. Before Fox came on the NFL scene in 1994, CBS’ The NFL Today and NBC’s NFL Live were just a half-hour. ESPN’s NFL GameDay (that’s what it was called into the 1990’s) was an hour. Then Fox changed it all with its hour-long Fox […]

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 […]