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 […]

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 […]