LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 14:   Television personality and former NBA player Greg Anthony attends the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Canelo Alvarez boxing match at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Showtime)

Greg Anthony Suspended Indefinitely by CBS and Turner Sports

In the wake of Greg Anthony’s arrest in a prostitution sting in Washington, DC Friday, both CBS and Turner Sports have announced they have suspended the basketball analyst indefinitely. Both organizations have released statements today stating as such. Anthony was in the DC area to call the Michigan State-Maryland game later today on CBS with […]

Thursday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/15/2015

Let’s do a notebook for this Thursday. NEWS NBC held a big press conference on Wednesday at its World Headquarters in Rockefeller Plaza in New York. It announced a multi-year agreement with Haymon Boxing to air the Premier Boxing Champions series starting with 20 events this year, 14 of which will be in primetime on […]

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Tuesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/13/2015

We’re back with the notebook after a few days absence. Got busy with a few things so happy to have this back. I’ve plenty of linkage for you. NEWS Ratings from the weekend were delayed due to some problem at the Nielsen headquarters. This happens every so often. NBC said its first Divisional Playoff game […]

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Wednesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/07/2015

Let’s do our notebook for this hump day. We begin with some late news that came out on Tuesday. NEWS It appears that new Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh will be involved in ESPN’s coverage of next Monday’s College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press has the story. Fox Sports […]

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Tuesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/06/2015

On this first Tuesday of the New Year, let’s open the notebook once again to provide you with some linkage and some news you can use. First, some thoughts which will take the place of the breaking news or news segment. OPINION As we’re over 48 hours from the time we learned of Stuart Scott’s […]

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Weekend Sports Media Notebook — 01/03-04/2015

Let’s give you some news, linkage and maybe some news you can use. Figured you could use some Sunday reading today. NEWS You’ve probably heard it already, but the College Football Playoff semifinals, the Rose and the Sugar Bowls on New Year’s Day set cable viewing records. Both games broke the previous record for cable […]

Goodbye 2014

The Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2014, Part II

Yesterday, we listed the bottom half of the Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2014. Now on this New Year’s Day 2015, we list the top half of the Big Dozen. If you need a reminder, Part I of the Big Dozen went as follows: 7. CBS Gets Thursday Night Football 8. ESPN, Fox and […]


Root Sports Southwest Debuts Today

After a prolonged legal fight in the courts, Houston viewers who had been without the Astros and Rockets for the last two years will have them back starting today. Comcast SportsNet Houston was dissolved earlier this year and that means a new regional sports network co-owned by AT&T and DirecTV will take its place. Root […]


ESPN Announces New Deal With the NBA

ESPN may have lost the World Cup and chose not to go after the NCAA Tournament, but it did get what it has coveted since 2002, and that is continued rights to the National Basketball Association. In a nine year deal that covers the period between the 2016-17 and 2024-25 seasons, ESPN and ABC will […]


Turner Sports Announces New Deal With the NBA

Ok, the new media rights deals for the National Basketball Association have been announced. Let’s first start with Turner Sports which has maintained a relationship with the Association dating back to 1984. With this being its 30th year of the marriage, this new agreement will ensure that the NBA and Turner will stay together through […]


The 2014-15 NBA TV Schedule

NBA TV will air the most of any of the national television partners, some 97 games this season. Both the Cleveland Cavaliers, the San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls, both Los Angeles teams, the Miami Heat, Houston Rockets and Golden State will get the maximum 9 appearances on the network. Its season begins […]

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The 2014-15 NBA on TNT Schedule

There are 53 games in the NBA on TNT lineup for this season. That includes 19 Thursday night doubleheaders. The schedule includes the opening night doubleheader and NBA All-Star Weekend in New York. This year’s Opening Night doubleheader will involve the Texas Triangle teams, Dallas at San Antonio with the ring ceremony for the Spurs […]


The 2014-15 ESPN/ABC NBA TV Schedule

On the networks that combine for a total of 90 games this season, ESPN/ABC will once again take viewers all the way to the end of the season with plenty of appearances by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bull, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and the Oklahoma City Thunder. […]

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Bill Simmons Stomps His Feet Hard Enough to Get His Own TV Show

Well, this came over yesterday. ESPN has announced that the smarmy Bill Simmons, a.k.a. Captain Blowhard, will host his own NBA-themed show called “The Bill Simmons Ego Trip” “The Grantland Basketball Show.” This means that Simmons who never liked being on NBA Countdown and pouted over air time during the NBA Finals back in June, […]