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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 […]

Reporter's Notebook

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 […]

NFL Wild Card

Wild Card Saturday’s Ratings Down from 2014

With ESPN televising its first-ever NFL playoff game and NBC relegated to just a single primetime contest on Wild Card Saturday, ratings for the playoff doubleheader were down from last year. And compared to 2014 when both games were thrillers including a massive comeback for the Indianapolis Cots, this year’s games were far from that […]

Reporter's Notebook

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 […]

2015

2015 Sports Media Predictions

Time for some predictions for 2015. Looking back through the archives, the last predictions post on this site was done in 2012 so it’s time to do one now. I’ll do it a little differently than in previous years. Here goes. January The first-ever College Football National Championship Game on ESPN draws a record 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 […]

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The 8th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards

Hard to believe that this is the 8th year of the awards. While some announcers and networks are constants in the NFL, other announcers just come and go. It’s here where we recognize the Best and Worst in NFL announcing and production. There are some new winners and here which is a good thing. Unlike […]

Reporter's Notebook

Tuesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 12/30/2014

It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these. You deserve better from me and I apologize for the lack of posts. Life has gotten in the way. I’ve become a caregiver for my parents as they’ve gotten older. If you follow me

NFL Playoffs

2014 NFL Wild Card Weekend & Divisional Weekend Playoff Schedule

Ok, the National Football League has announced the schedules for the Wild Card and Divisional Playoff Weekends. On Saturday, January 3, ESPN kicks off the action with Arizona at Carolina at 4:30 p.m. Then NBC takes the nightcap at 8:15 p.m. ET with Pittsburgh hosting a Wild Card game as the AFC North Champ against […]

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The 8th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards Nominees

Time to post the nominees for the 8th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards. There are some usual suspects here and a few newbies. We’ll hand the awards on Tuesday, December 30. The Pat Summerall Award for Best Play-by-Play: Kevin Burkhardt (Fox), Ian Eagle (CBS), Kevin Harlan (CBS), Al Michaels (NBC), Mike Tirico (ESPN) Best […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for Week 17 of the 2014 Season

All Times Eastern Sunday, December 28 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 — NFL Network, 9 a.m. Sunday NFL Countdown […]

Sunday Night Football

Cincy-Pittsburgh to be the Week 17 Sunday Night Football Game

From the National Football League, the game between Cincinnati and Pittsburgh will be on Sunday Night Football on NBC at 8:30 p.m. on December 28. The final Week 17 schedule will be released after Monday Night Football on December 22, but we do know two games, San Diego at Kansas City will be remain at […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for Week 16 of the 2014 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, December 18 Studio and Pregame Shows Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access Kickoff live from EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL — NFL Network, 6 p.m. Fantasy Football […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for Week 15 of the 2014 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, December 11 Studio and Pregame Shows Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access Kickoff live from Soldier Field, Chicago, IL — NFL Network, 6 p.m. NFL Thursday […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 14 of the 2014 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, December 4 Studio and Pregame Shows Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access Kickoff live from Soldier Field, Chicago, IL — NFL Network, 6 p.m. NFL Thursday […]

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