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ABC’s Barbara Walters Speaks With V. Stiviano

The woman who brought down Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was interviewed on ABC News’ 20/20. On Friday, Barbara Walters spoke with Stiviano without her crazy visor and was supposed to speak with Sterling as well, but he backed out at the last minute. Stiviano told Walters that she’s Sterling’s “right hand arm … […]

Fang’s Bites on CadChica Sports

On Tuesday, your humble blogger appeared on a Google+ hangout with Sunny Cadwallader of CadChica Sports to discuss sports media and the Donald Sterling story which came to a head with the Adam Silver press conference announcing a lifetime ban of the Los Angeles Clippers owner. We also discussed the emergence of TMZ in sports […]

Dr. Jack

ESPN Statement on the Passing of Dr. Jack Ramsay

He was known to a generation of ESPN Radio listeners and Miami Heat fans as an analyst, but for old school NBA fans, Dr. Jack Ramsay was a great coach and a purveyor of team basketball. He died today at the age of 89 from cancer. His passion for teaching the team concept as the […]

NBA TV

NBA TV to Carry Up to Nine First Round Playoff Games

NBA TV will be in the act of carrying playoff games once again. It will be the overflow channel when TNT cannot air games and will have a third game when the network carries a doubleheader. As it did last year, NBA TV will produce its own games instead of depending on home feeds which […]

NBA on TNT

TNT Prepares to be NBA’s Network of Record Once Again

As the 2014 NBA Playoffs get set to begin this weekend, TNT prepares once again to be the league’s Network of Record as it airs more than 40 playoff games from the first round all the way to the Western Conference Finals. TNT begins with three games this Sunday with Dallas at San Antonio at […]

NBA Playoffs II

ESPN/ABC to Open NBA Playoffs with 5 of the 1st Eight Games This Weekend

The NBA Playoffs begin this weekend and ESPN/ABC will kick off things with a combined quadrupleheader on Saturday and a single game on Sunday. It all tips off on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN when the Brooklyn Nets take on the Toronto Raptors from the Air Canada Centre with Dave Pasch, Jon Barry […]

Turner Sports 2

Some Weekend Sports Media Thoughts

Time for a long overdue sports media post. You get three columns-in-one. Nice concept for you. If you don’t know the name Sandy Grossman in the pantheon of sports television, you should. He was the “A” director on the NFL on CBS and Fox, the NBA on CBS, the NHL on Fox and directed two […]

BREAKING NEWS: Comcast to Buy Time Warner Cable

In a move that Americans are trying to wrap their proverbial heads arounds, news broke Wednesday night that the largest U.S. cable provider, Comcast, has entered into an agreement to purchase the second largest, Time Warner Cable. According to CNBC (owned by Comcast), this megadeal is worth $159 per share or somewhere in the neighborhood […]

ESPN Radio to Air NBA All-Star Game on Sunday

As it has dating back to the 1990′s ESPN Radio will have complete coverage of NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. It will begin with the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, February 14, then the All-Star Saturday Night featuring the Skills Competition and it all culminates with the All-Star Game on Sunday. Kevin Calabro will […]

NBA Commissioner David Stern to Appear on NBA TV Friday

Outgoing NBA Commissioner David Stern will conduct one of his final interviews as the Leader of the Association this Friday. NBA on TNT host Ernie Johnson interviews Stern on “David Stern: 30 Years” which airs on NBA TV at 7 p.m. ET. In the one-hour program looks at the Stern’s past history with the league […]

Fang’s Bites Podcast No. 4 — James Andrew Miller, ESPN Book

Just one guest today on the Fang’s Bites podcast and it’s James Andrew Miller, the co-author of Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN. The subjects discussed: Brent Musburger being replaced as Voice of College Football Management Changes at ESPN The Grantland story on Dr. V, the transgender woman who committed […]

TNT to Announce 2014 NBA All-Star Starters Before Thursday Night Doubleheader

TNT, the NBA’s Network of Record dating back to the 1990′s, will be on the case Thursday with the announcement of the All-Star Game starting lineups. The announcement will be made during a one-hour edition of NBA Tip-Off at 7 p.m. ET just before its weekly Thursday night doubleheader. Starting at 8 p.m. ET, TNT […]

NBA TV Takes Celts-Heat For Fan Night

NBA TV says a massively weakened Boston Celtics will take on the Miami Heat on Tuesday as part of its Fan Night. Apparently the fans want to see if the Celtics are truly tanking for the season to get into the Draft Lottery. This is what NBA TV is saying about Fan Night. Fans Select […]

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