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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: A marching band performs prior to the start of the match  during the NFL game between Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills at Wembley Stadium on October 25, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Handout)

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 8, 10/29-11/02/2015

All Times Eastern Byes: Buffalo, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Washington Thursday, October 29 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL HQ — NFL Network, 8 a.m. Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. TNF GameDay live from Foxboro, […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 18:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws a pass during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 18, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 7, 10/22-26/2015

All Times Eastern Byes: Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver & Green Bay Thursday, October 22 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL HQ — NFL Network, 8 a.m. Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. TNF GameDay live […]

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - OCTOBER 10: Cornerback  Dominique Hatfield #15 of the Utah Utes intercepts the pass intended for wide receiver Kenny Lawler #4 of the California Golden Bears, in the second quarter at Rice-Eccles Stadium on October 10, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

College Football Viewing Picks for Week 7, 10/17/2015

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Studio and Pregame Shows College GameDay live from Ann Arbor, MI — ESPN, 9 a.m.SEC Nation live from College Station, TX — SEC Network, 10 a.m. B1G Football Pregame — Big Ten Network, 10:30 […]

during the second half of the NFL game at AT&T Stadium on October 11, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 6, 10/18-19/2015

All Times Eastern Sunday, October 18 Byes: Dallas, Oakland, St. Louis, Tampa Bay NFL Viewing Maps (the506.com) DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket Channel Assignments Studio and Pregame Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN, 6:30 a.m. NFL GameDay First — NFL Network, 7 a.m. That Other Pregame Show — CBS Sports Network, 9 a.m. NFL GameDay Morning — […]

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NBC/Golf Channel Gets the Open Championship a Year Early

Broken early this morning by John Ourand at Sports Business Journal, NBC Sports Group has secured the rights to the Open Championship and its associated tournaments, the Women’s British Open and the Senior Open Championship starting in 2016, a year earlier than planned. Earlier this year, NBC Sports Group signed a 12-year agreement with the […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13: The NFL shield is painted in gold and black after a game between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets  at MetLife Stadium on September 13, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The new color scheme is to commemorate this years' Super Bowl witch will be the 50th edition. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 5, 10/11-12/2015

All Times Eastern Sunday, October 11, 2015 NFL Viewing Maps (the506.com) DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket Channel Assignments Byes: Carolina, Miami, Minnesota and New York Jets Pregame and Studio Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN, 6:30 a.m. NFL GameDay First — NFL Network, 7 a.m. That Other Pregame Show — CBS Sports Network, 9 a.m. NFL GameDay […]

CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 3: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers drops back to pass during the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Clemson Memorial Stadium on October 3, 2015 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)

College Football Viewing Picks for Week 6, 10/10/2015

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports noon Oklahoma vs. Texas at Fair Park, TX — ABC (Sean McDonough/Chris Spielman//Todd McShay) Central Michigan at Western Michigan — American Sports Network (Dave Armstrong/Rich Baldinger) Harvard at Cornell — American Sports Network (Carl […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for Week 4, 10/04-05/2015

All Times Eastern Sunday, October 4 Byes: New England & Tennessee NFL Viewing Maps (the506.com) DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket Channel Assignments Studio and Pregame Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN, 6:30 a.m. NFL GameDay First — NFL Network, 7 p.m. The NFL Today — CBS, 9 a.m. That Other Pregame Show — CBS Sports Network, 9 […]

PALO ALTO, CA - SEPTEMBER 06:  The USC Trojans cheerleaders cheer on the side of the field during their game against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Palo Alto, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

College Football Viewing Picks for Week 4, 09/26/2015

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Studio and Pregame Shows College GameDay live from Tucson, AZ — ESPN, 9 a.m. SEC Nation live from Gainesville, FL — SEC Network, 10 a.m. B1G Football Pregame — Big Ten Network, 10:30 a.m. […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 3, 09/24-28/2015

All Times Eastern Thursday, September 24 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL HQ — NFL Network, 8 a.m. Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. TNF GameDay live from East Rutherford, NJ and Los Angeles, […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 12:  Paul Perkins #24 of the UCLA Bruins runs in for a touchdown against the UNLV Rebels during his game at Sam Boyd Stadium on September 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. UCLA won 37-3.  (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

College Football Viewing Picks for Week 3, 09/19/2015

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Studio and Pregame Shows College GameDay live from Tuscaloosa, AL — ESPN, 9 a.m. SEC Nation live from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA — SEC Network, 10 a.m. B1G Football Pregame — Big Ten […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13: The NFL shield is painted in gold and black after a game between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets  at MetLife Stadium on September 13, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The new color scheme is to commemorate this years' Super Bowl witch will be the 50th edition. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 2, 09/17-21/2015

All Times Eastern Thursday, September 17 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL HQ — NFL Network, 8 a.m. Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. Thursday Night Football GameDay live from Kansas City, MO and […]

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NBC’s Football Night in America Previews Week 1’s Interview with Tony Romo

Football Night in America will air an interview with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo in advance of Sunday Night Football’s season premiere pitting the New York Football Giants and the Dallas Cowboys. Bob Costas will talk with Romo. Here are some of the quotes from that interview: BOB COSTAS INTERVIEWS COWBOYS QB TONY ROMO; GIANTS […]

NFL 2015 Kickoff

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 1, 09/10-14/2015

All Times Eastern Thursday, September 10 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL HQ — NFL Network, 8 a.m. Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 4 p.m. NFL GameDay: Kickoff — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Kickoff […]

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College Football Viewing Picks for Week 1 — 09/03-07/2015

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing Assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Thursday, September 3 Pregame and Studio Shows College Football Live — ESPN2, 1 p.m. CFB Daily — ESPNU, 1 p.m. Inside College Football — CBS Sports Network, 5 p.m. College Football Countdown — ESPN, […]

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Sports Media Notebook for 08/14/2015 — Sports Media Thoughts

Let’s do some thoughts for you on this Friday. It’s all about providing you with fresh content. So without further delay, here’s the column: Earlier this week, Al Michaels broke some news on the Dan Patrick Show. Unfortunately, this interview is not available on the show’s YouTube page, but the audio is on his website […]

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - JUNE 02:  TV personality Ryan Seacrest looks down the aisle from his courtside seat as the Oklahoma City Thunder take on the San Antonio Spurs in Game Four of the Western Conference Finals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 2, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Ryan Seacrest Begins World Takeover With Late Night Olympics Hosting Gig

I’ll admit that I don’t see the appeal of Ryan Seacrest as the host of anything, but then again, I’ve never watched American Idol or any of the trash programming he’s produced. Apparently, ABC, NBC, E! and Fox see the appeal because they keep giving him gigs and they buy his reality programs. And he […]

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NBC Sports Group Retains English Premier League Through 2021-22

In a big win for the Peacock, NBC has retained the rights to the English Premier League for six seasons. The new contract which will take effect in the 2016-17 season will last through 2021-22. The bids to the English Premier League were due last Thursday and apparently the league reviewed all the bids from […]

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USA Network To Air English Premier League Games Starting This Week!

When NBCUniversal took over USA Network, it phased the channel out of sports only to air Olympics and handle other overflow stuff. But there seemed to be a change when NBC Sports Group decided to use USA for the NHL Playoffs in April and May. Now USA will be used for the Saturday 10 a.m. […]

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Handicapping the English Premier League U.S. Rights

As NBC goes into its final year of its three-year deal to air all 380 games per season. Utilizing mostly NBCSN and then NBC, CNBC and the Extra Time channels, the way the Peacock has distributed the matches plus the plethora of studio programming (Premier League Live, Goal Zone, Match of the Day) as well […]

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