Some Weekend Linkage

Ok, I wasn’t able to get to do linkage during the day so in lieu of a Friday post, I’ll make this a weekend post so you can go through these at your leisure. So while I watch some Australian Rules Football, I’ll do a nice links post for you. Let’s begin with John Ourand […]

A Much Too Rare Case of Wednesday Linkage

I’ve been neglecting a couple of things that have been staples of this site, linkage and sports media thoughts. I’m taking care of linkage today. I hope to have a sports media thoughts post this week. It’s all about managing time. Let’s go. Richard Deitsch of Sports lllustrated has his usual weekly media column. He […]

Complete List of Winners for the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards

Let’s go over the entire list of those who won hardware in the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. The awards were handed out at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center in New York. Overall, NBC Sports Group has reason to crow with 23 Emmys, the most of any sports media group. Turner Sports was […]

34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards Nominations Announced

Just received this from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the full press release of the nominations for the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. NBC Sports Group received the most nominations with 58 followed by ESPN with 43 and Turner in third with 27. Bob Costas was nominated yet again for Outstanding Studio […]

Isiah Thomas Joins NBA TV

He’s had a celebrated playing career at Indiana University and the Detroit Pistons. His post-playing career is something else. Isiah Thomas was an analyst on the NBA on NBC and wasn’t great. His coaching and managerial career in the NBA has been less than stellar. And he’s tried to coach in college. So it’s only […]

Some Tuesday Links

I hope those of you in the Mid-Atlantic states are ok after Hurricane Sandy. I’m lucky to still have power after yesterday’s gusts in Southern New England. I know many are not. Hopefully you’re ok after Sandy and you can start getting back to normal. Let’s do some linkage for you. Michael Hiestand of USA […]

Picking Out Some Sunday Links For You

Let’s do some Sunday linkage on this first NFL regular season Sunday of 2012. We’ll begin with Pat Eaton-Robb of the Associated Press with an interesting story on how Connecticut is fast becoming home of major sports media companies. Candace Jackson of the Wall Street talks about her visit to Rich Eisen and his wife, […]

2012-13 NBA TV Regular Season Schedule

NBA TV will have 96 games. I’ve been editing press releases so they format nicely on the site. And it’s getting late for me so I’m just going to slap this up for you. However it looks is the way it was received in the Fang’s Bites inbox. Here is the schedule. NBA TV to […]

Two League-Owned Network Press Releases

I’m putting two press releases together like I used to. The only thing they have in common is the fact that they’re from league-owned networks. The first is from NBA TV regarding the 2012-13 schedule. It will be unveiled Thursday night at 7 ET in one-hour special. NBA TV to Exclusively Unveil 2012-13 NBA Schedule […]

Grinding Out Some Tuesday Links For You

Let’s do some links. Couldn’t get to them yesterday. Time to grind some out today. Michael Hiestand of USA Today says ESPN won’t be an oasis away from political advertising this fall. Michael also has the ratings on Wimbledon and NASCAR. Bill King of Sports Business Journal looks at NBC bringing back boxing to network […]

Jonesing For Tuesday Linkage

Ok, maybe you’re not jonesing for the linkage, but at least you can read them at your leisure. Sometimes I think way too long about the title of the post and this is the case today. Anyway, let’s get to the links. Joel Schectman of the Wall Street Journal reports that NBC and Google are […]

Cranking Out Some Friday Megalinks

Ok, linkage has been really scarce over the last month and a half and I apologize for that. My schedules have been quite busy and it’s been tough to sit down for the time it takes to gather the links. I hope that changes over the next month or so. I have some National links […]

Jim Rome Reacts To Interview Smack From David Stern

Earlier today on his syndicated radio program, Jim Rome got into some verbal fisticuffs with NBA Communist China Sympathizer David Stern. Rome asked Stern about the NBA Draft Lottery being fixed. Then Stern got pissy and asked Rome if he still beat his wife, which came out of left field. Now unless we get word […]

NBA TV Back In Playoff Mode Tonight

NBA TV airs another playoff game tonight with Game 6 of the Philadelphia-Chicago series. The 76ers hope to close out the series with a win tonight. Ian Eagle calls the game with Greg Anthony and Cheryl Miller on the sidelines. We have blurb from NBA TV. NBA Playoffs Action Continues on NBA TV Thursday, May […]

NBA TV Airs Two Playoff Games Tonight

With four NBA Playoff games tonight, NBA TV is getting into the mix with an Eastern Conference Quarterfinal doubleheader while TNT has a doubleheader of its own. Tonight, Ian Eagle and Kevin Calabro will be the announcers calling games for NBA TV. Ian will be in Indianapolis for Game 5 of the Magic-Pacers series. Kevin […]

NBA TV Announces Its Early Playoff Schedule Plus Other Programming

NBA TV, the league-owned and Turner Sports-run network, will be part of the TV rotation in the early-going for the playoffs. For the first week, it will carry three games and will utilize NBA television veterans Ian Eagle and Kevin Calabro to call the games. Steve Smith and Greg Anthony will be the analysts. Tracy […]

NBA Conference Quarterfinals Schedule

With the NBA Playoffs starting on Saturday, let’s provide the schedule of games in each series and networks where applicable. 2012 Playoffs Schedule Here is the complete schedule and national television & radio arrangements for the 2012 NBA playoffs. WESTERN CONFERENCE – FIRST ROUND San Antonio vs. Utah Game 1 – Sun. April 29, Utah […]

NBA TV's 96 Game Regular Season Garners Highest Viewership Ever

The NBA’s official television network saw a record viewership for the 2011-12 regular season. Overall, the average viewership for its 96 game regular season schedule was 337,000 viewers, up 33% from last year when it averaged 253,000. The 2011-12 saw several milestones for NBA TV including its most watched game ever, 6 of the top […]

NBA TV To Produce Playoff Games

After criticism for simulcasting the local feeds of the NBA Conference Quarterfinals and leaving viewers stuck with some outrageous homer calls, NBA TV has come to its senses and announced that it will produce its own feeds of the NBA Postseason. Some of the calls which have included Tommy Heinsohn of Comcast SportsNet New England […]

Grinding Out The Monday Linkage

Let’s go for some linkage now. Michael Hiestand of USA Today says ESPN and NFL Network have agreed not to show prospects on the phone spoiling the suspense of the NFL Draft. Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated goes behind-the-scenes with ESPN and NFL Network as they prepare for their NFL Draft coverage later this week. […]