Hard Knocks with the Atlanta Falcons

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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35th Annual Sports Emmy Award Winners

Here’s the listing of the 35th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. They were handed out in New York tonight to an appreciative audience at the Frederick P. Rose Hall at the Time Warner Center. Overall, NBC led all networks with six Emmy Awards, Fox/HBO Sports/MLB Network won 5 and ESPN received four. In an upset, Bob […]


NFL Network to Look Back at Five Historic NFL Drafts

Starting this Wednesday and airing every Wednesday leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft, NFL Films and NFL Network take a look at five particular drafts that made history. Beginning with the 1964 Draft and then the 1974, 1984, 1994 and 2004 Drafts, NFL Films looks at the moments that made the event what it […]

The Nominees for the 35th Annual Sports Emmy Awards

The nominees are out. A few interesting developments for this year’s Emmys. In the play-by-play category, Al Michaels is noticeably absent. Marv Albert, Mike Breen, Joe Buck, Bob Costas (?) and Mike Emrick are nominees. I guess the Academy decided to put Bob in this category in addition to his customary Studio Host nomination. For […]

Bob Papa and Charles Davis to Call Super Bowl XLVIII World Feed

I’m always interested in international feeds of major sporting events. For the World Series or the Super Bowl, the production changes than what we’re used to seeing from the American networks as producers program for a wider audience. For Super Bowl XLVIII, NFL Films is producing the game for the international audience and will use […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Conference Championship Sunday 2014

All Times Eastern Studio and Pregame Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN, 6:30 a.m./ESPN2, 7:30 a.m. NFL Films Presents: The Candlestick Makers — ESPN2, 7 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 — […]

Fox to Air Super Bowl-Related Specials in Primetime and on Super Bowl Sunday

On Saturday, February 1 and Sunday, February 2, Fox is going to air three NFL-related specials. The 3rd Annual NFL Honors will air on Saturday in a two-hour primetime special that will recognize the annual Associated Press honors for the best players and various performances. Alec Baldwin will host the show which will take place […]

The 7th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards Nominees

Ok, I’ll write the Awards tonight, but in the interim, here are the nominees for the seventh annual incarnation of my NFL TV Awards. The Pat Summerall Award for Best Play-by-Play: Kenny Albert (Fox), Kevin Burkhardt (Fox), Ian Eagle (CBS), Al Michaels (NBC), Brad Nessler (NFL Network), Mike Tirico (ESPN) Best Game Analyst: Cris Collinsworth […]

NFL Network’s A Football Life Profiles Pat Summerall

One of the men who was one of the more important voices in bringing the NFL into our living rooms will be profiled next Tuesday in NFL Network’s “A Football Life” documentary series. Pat Summerall who died earlier this year will be the subject of the next episode of “A Football Life.” NFL Films talks […]

NFL Network Presents Steve Sabol: A Football Life

Tonight on NFL Network, the continuation of NFL Films’ excellent documentary series, A Football Life, except this particular installment is personal for the men and women who produced tonight’s episode. Tonight’s episode focuses on the late Steve Sabol who passed away last year. The man who put his heart and soul into NFL Films right […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, August 5 — 11, 2013

Time for your look ahead in the week in sports media. It’s going to be a busy seven days. GOLF The final Major of the year in the PGA Tour takes place at the Oak Hill Country Hill East Course in Rochester, NY. TNT and CBS will team up for coverage. Here’s how it will […]

HBO and NFL Films Extend Agreement for Hard Knocks

This from our friends from HBO and NFL Films, we’ve learned that the two parties have signed a long-term extension of their current agreement. This will continue the sports reality series which began in 2001 and has continued to see seven different editions involving the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami […]

HBO and NFL Films Officially Announce Hard Knocks with the Cincinnati Bengals

After word leaked out Friday about the Cincinnati Bengals being this year’s subject for Hard Knocks, we now get the official word from HBO Sports and NFL Films. The new season of Hard Knocks will premiere on August 6. This marks the second time the Bengals will be featured on Hard Knocks. They were on […]

Some Sunday Sports Media Thoughts

Time for another sports media post. All done in bullet form. Check it out The big sports media story on Friday was Bill Simmons whining on Twitter that a joke that he made about Dwayne Wade for a segment on SportsCenter got cut. He then tweeted that being in the studio for the NBA over […]

NFL Network and NFL Films Combine for Six Sports Emmy Awards

NFL Media, comprising of NFL Network, NFL Films, and other properties, took six Sports Emmy Awards home from ceremonies in New York on Tuesday. NFL Films working in conjunction with HBO, Showtime/CBS Sports and NFL Network took five statuettes for work on Hard Knocks, Inside the NFL and the Outstanding Sports Documentary, Namath. Let’s […]