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Fang’s Bites Podcast No. 20 — Meet the New NFL AM Cast

In this podcast, we break some news. In this edition, the guest is Jeremy Louwerse, Executive Producer of NFL AM, NFL Network’s live four-hour morning show. In this podcast, Jeremy introduces us to the new cast of NFL AM. He introduces us to: Co-hosts Rhett Lewis and Erin Coscarelli; Co-analysts LaVar Arrington, Eric Davis and […]

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CBS Hires Former NFL Referee Mike Carey as Rules Analyst for NFL Games

This announced late Tuesday by CBS Sports. Former NFL referee Mike Carey will be part of the joint CBS/NFL Network Thursday Night Football telecasts and the NFL on CBS on Sundays. Carey who retired from the NFL after 24 years as an official and 19 as a referee, will make appearances from the Thursday Night […]

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Get Ready for Hard Knocks with the Atlanta Falcons

Announced by the National Football League today, HBO and NFL Films will co-produce the latest edition of Hard Knocks. It will feature the Atlanta Falcons and will premiere on Tuesday, August 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The season will air over a five week period and end on Tuesday, September 2. The NFL made the […]

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A Quick Thursday Sports Media Notebook

As I get back into sports media mode after spending five days in California for my cousin’s wedding, let’s provide some news that you may have missed over the last couple of days. I’m still a bit on West Coast time and I totally understand what Tony Bennett meant when he sang “I Left My […]

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Wholesale Changes for the 2014 NFL on CBS Announcing Crews

After word leaked this week that Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts would receive a well-deserved promotion to become the “B” announcing team, CBS Sports has released its entire announcing lineup for the NFL on CBS in 2014. After the lead team, there are promotions and new teams to tell you about. Jim Nantz, Phil Simms […]

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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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Your Super Bowl 50 Logos

Yup. After Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona in February, the NFL will eschew the Roman numerals and use regular numbers starting with Super Bowl 50. The local Super Bowl organizing committee had sought to have “50″ showcased instead of “L” so the NFL agreed and thus instead of the league ordaining the 50th Super Bowl […]

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David Diehl Joins “NFL on FOX” as Game Analyst

Former New York Football Giants offensive lineman David Diehl makes the leap from the field to the broadcast booth and takes a coveted analyst position. He was hired and takes a spot that was left open when Fox chose not to renew Brian Billick after last season. Diehl played his entire career with the Giants […]

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CBS/NFL Network Unveils its Thursday Night Football Pregame Crew

Officially announced by CBS Sports and NFL Network, we now know the official Thursday Night Football pregame show panel. The host will be James Brown and he’ll be joined by CBS’ Bill Cowher and NFL Network’s Deion Sanders. They’ll hit the air at 7:30 p.m. ET and go until kickoff at 8:25 p.m. CBS/NFL Network […]

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ESPN Enjoys Its Highest-Rated NFL Draft in 21 Years

This from ESPN. A May three-day NFL Draft did wonders for the Alleged Worldwide Leader. Over a span between Thursday, May 8 through Saturday, May 10, ESPN garnered an average of a 2.7 rating and an average viewership of 4.121 million for this year’s Draft. The rating is the highest dating back to 1993 when […]

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You Did This, America: NFL Draft Kills All Other Competition

The NFL Draft is a phenomenon that keeps growing to the point that it’s Godzilla stomping on Tokyo buildings and breathing fire on fully gassed-up cars for fun. On Thursday, the first round of the NFL Draft on ESPN and NFL Network absolutely crushed the NBA Playoffs on ESPN2 and the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs […]

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Mike Mayock’s 2014 NFL Mock Draft

I don’t pay attention to mock drafts and neither should you, but if there’s one to pay attention, it’s usually Mike Mayock’s. He did his Mock Draft on NFL Network Wednesday night. The fine people at the National Football League public relations office sent over the Mayock Mock and we have it for you in […]

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The New Thursday Night Football Logo

This is what it looks like, the new Thursday Night Football logo with both CBS and NFL Network on the shield. You’ll be seeing this leading up to the kickoff of the new season and beyond. Here’s the logo without it being cut off as it is above.  

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NFL Announces 2014 Preseason Times and Dates

The National Football League has released times and dates for the 2014 preseason. This is in addition to the national games that were already announced. We know the very first preseason game is the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, OH on Sunday, August 3 between the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills on NBC. […]

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ESPN to Air the 2014 NFL Draft

In a 2,131-word press release, ESPN will tell us about its coverage plans for the 2014 National Football League Draft which again takes place in Radio City Music Hall in New York. It all begins on Thursday, May 8 with Day One and the first round hosted by Chris Berman and he’ll be joined by […]

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