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, […]

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Guest Column: Which sports are best on cable?

While I’m in California attending a wedding, Fang’s Bites will present various guest columns from contributors all over the country. We begin with Nathan Brice of Birmingham, AL who presents the question, which sports work best being televised on cable and which work best on broadcast TV? It’s an interesting question and one Nathan tries […]

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Former Golden State Coach Mark Jackson Returns to ESPN

He was recently let go by the Golden State Warriors, but Mark Jackson wasn’t out of a job for long. ESPN has announced that he’s returning to the network via a multi-year contract and rejoining his friends, Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy at the courtside broadcast table in time for the NBA Eastern Conference […]


TNT Airs the Entire NBA Western Conference Finals

Starting Monday, TNT will be the exclusive home of the 2014 NBA Western Conference Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs. TNT’s studio and game crews will be live from Oklahoma City and San Antonio throughout the series. TNT will air a one-hour NBA Tip-Off show before each game at 8 p.m. […]


TNT Airs a Bunch of NBA Second Round Doubleheaders

As we move into the NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinal Round, TNT began things with a doubleheader on Monday. It will continue with twinbills on Tuesday and Wednesday and then again with a single game on Sunday Sunday and another doubleheader on Monday. It’ll give way to ESPN/ESPN2/ABC on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon. You’ll […]


ABC Has a Game 7 NBA Doubleheader Today

And the Games 7 keep on coming in the NBA. Falling one series short of a record for Games 7 in the first round, we have two added to the three we had on Saturday. Today, ABC has an afternoon twinbill of Games 7 starting with Brooklyn at Toronto at 1 p.m. with Mike Tirico, […]

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24: Live Another Day on Fox Sports

When 24 was airing regularly on Fox, Fox Sports would be a big supporter of the show with promos during the World Series, countdown clocks during “The O.T.” before season premieres and plenty of in-game mentions during the NFL and NASCAR. As 24: Live Another Day is about to premiere on Monday, Fox Sports is […]


It’s a Game 7 NBA Tripleheader on TNT Today

You can’t get any better than having three Games 7 on one network like today. The NBA’s Network of Record, TNT has all three Conference Quarterfinal Games 7 starting at 5:30 p.m. ET and action will last through early Sunday morning on the East Coast. It all begins with Atlanta at Indiana followed by Memphis […]

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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 […]

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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 […]