NBC Marks One Year to the 2016 Rio Olympics

Today marks one year to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. And while there’s controversy over unfinished venues, water pollution and the possibility of white elephants after the Games, there’s still anticipation to the 17 days of competition that will begin on August 5, 2015. Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, NBC will run […]

NBC to Air Special on 50th Anniversary of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue

Has it been 50 years? My goodness. And NBC has the rights to a two-hour special that will celebrate 50 years of SI’s swimsuit issue featuring many of the past cover women including Tyra Banks, Christie Brinkley, Kate Upton and many others. Project Runway host Heidi Klum, a supermodel herself, will front the show. And […]

A Late Friday Night/Early Saturday Morning Sports Media Notebook

Let’s do a notebook tonight, shall we? If I can’t do linkage and it always seems something gets in the way these days, I might as well do a notebook. I’ll try to provide as many links and stories as possible here. Interesting story from The Big Lead. The daily 9 a.m.-3 p.m. ET SportsCenter […]

SNL’s Jay Pharoah As Stephen A. Smith

I don’t watch Saturday Night Live unless … Ok, I just don’t watch, there is no unless. Anyway, NBC sent this clip from last night’s Weekend Update with Seth Myers and Jay Pharoah did a bang up job as ESPN’s Stephen A. “A is for Acrimony” Smith. In this segment, Seth asks “Stephen” to talk […]

Checking Out Some Wednesday Linkage

Let’s provide some mid-week linkage before I get too busy later on. Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily writes that NBC’s overnight rating for Tuesday’s Olympic primetime was up from the comparable night four years ago. Tripp Mickle of SBJ says NBC is about to set up a set of exhibition beach volleyball matches between […]

Some Olympic Media Links

I owe you some linkage and I gathered so many over the last few days that I’m slowing down by browser with so many tabs. I have to clear them so my browser can run properly. So many things to go over. Let’s do this. First at SportsGrid, Jordan Rabinowitz at SportsGrid notes that NBC […]

The Thursday Linkage

So weird to have the 4th of July in the middle of the week. You get the holiday after two work days and then have two work days afterwards. Some of you have the entire week off which is good, but for me, there’s no such thing as a vacation. In fact, I haven’t had […]

Cranking Out Some Friday Megalinks

Ok, linkage has been really scarce over the last month and a half and I apologize for that. My schedules have been quite busy and it’s been tough to sit down for the time it takes to gather the links. I hope that changes over the next month or so. I have some National links […]

A Trio of Sunday Sports Media Thoughts

Happy Mother’s Day. It’s been quite the day in sports already. A few thoughts in bullet form. Fox promised us unprecedented coverage on the last day of the English Premier League season and it delivered. Using FX, Fox Sports Net, Fuel and Speed in addition to its Fox Soccer, Fox Soccer Plus on online platforms, […]

It's Official: She's Gone. Michelle Beadle Is Leaving ESPN

Hall and Oates from 1976 and the Old Grey Whistle Test. She’s Gone. Michelle Beadle is leaving ESPN2’s SportsNation. The official word came today. Jim Miller, co-author of “Those Guys Have All The Fun: Inside the World of ESPN” has the news. Bye bye Bristol: The @

Ryan Seacrest in Primetime at the Olympics on NBC

Earlier this week, we learned that when NBCUniversal was in the midst of signing no talent hack Ryan Seacrest, Brian Stelter of the New York Times reported that the American Idol host would be getting a role on the Olympics. Then this morning on NBC’s Today show, Seacrest in an interview with Matt Lauer announced […]

Your February 1st Links

It seems like last week we rang in the New Year. Now, we’re one month into 2012. Didn’t take long. Let’s do some linkage. Starting with Michael Hiestand of USA Today, we learn that NBC has quite a bit in store for its six hour Super Bowl pregame show. Also in USA Today, Michael Coppinger […]

Posting As Many Monday Links As I Can

Been busy again today, but I’ll try to post as many links here as possible. Don’t know if I can do a complete set, but I’ll see what I can do. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand hears from ESPN’s Brent Musburger who calls tonight’s BCS National Championship Game. Tom Weir of USA Today says Tim Tebow […]

Some Quick Thursday Links

I’ve been all over the place. I think I’m busier on unemployment than when I was working. It’s cut into my blogging time. Thanks for your patience during this time. I’ll provide a few links for you. With the Bill Conlin story continuing to explode, let’s get some links there first. If you’re not familiar, […]

Friday Megalinks Or The Return of Linkage

Due to being at jobsites for the last few days, I haven’t been able post links like I’ve wanted to. I apologize for that. I have tried to be diligent in updating as much as I can. I have quite a bit to catch up with. I may be a blogging machine as I have […]

NBCUniversal Networks Air NFL Kickoff 2011 Pregame Show

This in from the National Football League, four NBCUniversal networks and NFL Network will simultaneously air the NFL Kickoff Pregame show Thursday night at 7:30 ET. NBC will join in progress after its coverage of President Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress is finished. So G4, Syfy, USA Network and Versus are the […]

NBCUniversal Pulls Out All of the Stops For NFL Regular Season Opener

As part of its “Big Event” strategy, NBCUniversal is utilizing five of its networks, one of its syndicated shows, four NBC programs and its local network and cable affiliates to promote the NFL regular season opener this Thursday between the New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers. Of course, NBC will air the game in […]

Getting The Friday Megalinks Done

Let’s get these megalinks done as I hope to give you a weekend full of posts for the three day holiday. That’s my plan, at least. They could get changed due to family or weather. You never know. I have the sports and entertainment programming in the Weekend Viewing Picks. Let’s get to the linkage […]

NFL’s “Back To Football: The Ball” Ad

The NFL usually doesn’t run ads hyping the season until the first preseason games are underway, but as the league finally gets into action with the collective bargaining agreement officially approved, it will air an ad this weekend on all of the league’s TV partners. The ad features one football being thrown around in different […]