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 […]

Complete List of Winners for the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards

Let’s go over the entire list of those who won hardware in the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. The awards were handed out at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center in New York. Overall, NBC Sports Group has reason to crow with 23 Emmys, the most of any sports media group. Turner Sports was […]

HBO Sports Wins Six Sports Emmys

This from HBO Sports. The network has taken home six Emmys for its product. Three were in conjunction with NFL Films, two were for Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel and there was a single award for the 24/7 series. Here’s the press release from HBO Sports. Winners were revealed tonight at the 34th Annual Sports […]

34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards Winners

The 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards were handed out tonight in New York at Frederick P. Rose Hall at the Time Warner Center. Thanks to Josh Krulewitz, ESPN public relations maven, I can list the individual winners. I’ll have a full list from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences tomorrow and I’ll post […]

Pat Summerall Broadcasting Timeline

With the sad news of the passing of former NFL player and broadcaster Pat Summerall, I’ll provide you with a timeline of his broadcasting career. Summerall was one of the best NFL play-by-play announcers of all time. One of the few who did both play-by-play and analysis during his career, he also branched out to […]

NFL Media Celebrates A Total of 24 Sports Emmy Nominations

NFL Media comprising of NFL Network, NFL Films and received what it says was 24 Sports Emmy nominations. While the official National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences lists 17, NFL Media is also counting collaborations with other networks like HBO, CBS/Showtime and the like. In the major categories, Rich Eisen, Inside the NFL, […]

The Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2012

Time for the look back at the Year in Sports Media in 2012. Lots of great stuff. The year has been very interesting and we have seen a lot of things. Just doing a Top Ten is never enough for the Year in Review. It’s always an even dozen with some honorable mentions mixed in. […]

A Saturday Sports Media Notebook

Fridays are becoming way too busy for me. I need to find a way to stop it. Anyway, I have some links and thoughts for you in this latest edition of the notebook. ESPN’s Sean McDonough hopes to return to the broadcast booth after undergoing surgery to correct a rare inner ear condition that caused […]

Barry Sanders: A Football Life Premieres Wednesday on NFL Network

One of the strongest documentary series this season has been the “A Football Life” series produced by NFL Films and aired on NFL Network throughout this season. Some of the strongest films I’ve seen this season have focused on Steve McNair and the demise of my Cleveland Browns. I would not be surprised if this […]

Time For Some Tuesday Links

Let’s do some Tuesday links. Lots of stuff to get to. Michael Hiestand of USA Today writes that Bob Costas is receiving his share of criticism for his anti-gun commentary during halftime of Sunday Night Football. Busted Coverage has video of Bob Costas telling Dan Patrick that he’s not backing off on his anti-gun comments. […]

NFL Network's A Football Life Returns With A Profile on John Riggins

After taking a week off, the NFL Films-produced “A Football Life” Returns next week with a look at former running back John Riggins. Throughout his career whether it was with the New York Jets or the DC NFL Team, Riggins was truly a colorful character. Whether it be cutting his hair into a Mohawk, sitting […]

NFL & Travel Channel Announce New Show on the Cleveland Browns

This from the National Football League, NFL Films and Travel Channel. The NFL is partnering with Travel Channel to produce a new show looking at the Cleveland Browns traveling to various game sites throughout the season. The show, “NFL Road Tested: The Cleveland Browns” will premiere on Travel Channel on Tuesday, December 4 at 10 […]

Some Monday Sports Media Thoughts

Time to provide some sports media thoughts as we begin another workweek. Of course, they will be in bullet form. What was once the place for sports networks to convene to put pressure on cable has suddenly become the place to hold out. DirecTV was once the provider to pick up sports networks before anyone […]

Some Monday Linkage

I’ll do some quick linkage on this Monday. In USA Today, Michael Hiestand talks with NFL on Fox rules analyst Mike Pereira. In his extensive Monday Morning Quarterback column, Sports Illustrated’s Peter King remembers NFL Films’ Steve Sabol. John Ourand at Sports Business Journal notes that MLB will be increasing its haul from ESPN, Fox […]

Some Steve Sabol Links

As Tuesday turns into Wednesday on the East Coast, it’s time to bring you some appreciations and some obituaries from across the country on the late NFL Films President Steve Sabol. Whether it be from media writers or beat reporters, Sabol is being remembered for his influence on the NFL as he helped it to […]

Fang's Bites Top 10 NFL Films Clips

With Steve Sabol’s passing, I thought it would be appropriate to bring you my Top 10 favorite NFL Films moments. These video clips have become iconic just as the moments themselves. 10. Holy Roller, 1978. This was one of the craziest finishes to any game. Between blood rivals, the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego […]

History of NFL Films

The National Football has sent this chronology of NFL Films from its humble beginning in 1962 all the way through today. Amazing how the company has grown to one of the most recognized brands in sports media. Take a look. 50 YEARS OF PIONEER FILMMAKING 1962 Ed Sabol, founder of Blair Motion Pictures (6 employees), […]

NFL Network Obiturary on Steve Sabol

NFL Network and the National Football League has sent this obituary on Steve Sabol, the President of Steve Sabol, the man who helped shape the popularity of the game since 1962. NFL Network Obituary on Steve Sabol NFL Films is more than a production company, it’s an institution. The life’s work of Steve Sabol, a […]