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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13: The NFL shield is painted in gold and black after a game between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets  at MetLife Stadium on September 13, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The new color scheme is to commemorate this years' Super Bowl witch will be the 50th edition. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 5, 10/11-12/2015

All Times Eastern Sunday, October 11, 2015 NFL Viewing Maps (the506.com) DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket Channel Assignments Byes: Carolina, Miami, Minnesota and New York Jets Pregame and Studio Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN, 6:30 a.m. NFL GameDay First — NFL Network, 7 a.m. That Other Pregame Show — CBS Sports Network, 9 a.m. NFL GameDay […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for Week 4, 10/04-05/2015

All Times Eastern Sunday, October 4 Byes: New England & Tennessee NFL Viewing Maps (the506.com) DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket Channel Assignments Studio and Pregame Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN, 6:30 a.m. NFL GameDay First — NFL Network, 7 p.m. The NFL Today — CBS, 9 a.m. That Other Pregame Show — CBS Sports Network, 9 […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 3, 09/24-28/2015

All Times Eastern Thursday, September 24 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL HQ — NFL Network, 8 a.m. Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. TNF GameDay live from East Rutherford, NJ and Los Angeles, […]

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NFL Network Quotage for Week 1 of the 2015 Season

We’re back with the pregame notage and quotage from the Sunday morning pregame shows. We’ll publish the quotes whenever we can. Let’s begin with NFL Network which has its pair of pregames, NFL GameDay First and NFL GameDay Morning. Lots of quotes from six hours of programming. Here are some highlights: Quotes from NFL Network’s […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for Week 1, 09/10-14/2015

All Times Eastern Thursday, September 10 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL HQ — NFL Network, 8 a.m. Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 4 p.m. NFL GameDay: Kickoff — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Kickoff […]

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36th Annual Sports Emmy Award Winners

The 36th Annual Sports Emmy Awards were handed out in New York on Tuesday, May 5. NBC’s coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games was a big winner, but in several technical categories. We can’t say the usual suspects won because Bob Costas did not pick up the Outstanding Studio Host Award. Ernie Johnson won […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 08:  A detail of the official National Football League NFL logo is seen painted on the turf as the New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

2015 NFL Regular Season Schedule Announced

So the NFL schedule has been announced. It’s a 256-game schedule spread over 17 weeks. A few new things from last year. CBS gets the Week 1 doubleheader for the first time since 2000. From 2001 until last year, CBS had conceded the Week 1 late game to Fox due to its coverage of the […]

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Wednesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 02/18/2015

Time for another edition of the notebook. Let’s do this. NEWS NBC Sports has announced it will pick up radio coverage of horse racing’s Triple Crown. Over the past few years, radio coverage of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes has been piecemeal with various syndicators producing the races. Now, NBC which has […]

TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 11:  NFL television commentator Warren Sapp is on the sidelines before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play  against the Miami Dolphins November 11, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Warren Sapp Terminated by NFL Network

What is it with analysts and prostitutes? There was Greg Anthony who was arrested last month in a Washington, DC police sting and was subsequently suspended by CBS and Turner. And now, there’s NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp who was arrested in Phoenix for soliciting a prostitute early this morning, then charged with assaulting two […]

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Sunday’s Sports Media Notebook — 02/01/2015

With today being Super Bowl Sunday and a new month to boot, let’s provide you with a new edition of the notebook. I have a lot of linkage to provide you plus a few pieces for News You Can Use. During the Super Bowl, I’ll do my annual grades of the ads during each quarter, […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for Super Bowl Sunday, 02/01/2015

All Times Eastern Studio and Pregame Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN, 7 a.m. NFL GameDay First live from Glendale, AZ — NFL Network, 7 a.m. NFL GameDay Morning live from Glendale, AZ — NFL Network, 9 a.m. That Other Pregame Show — CBS Sports Network, 10 a.m. Postseason NFL Countdown live from Glendale and Phoenix, […]

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CBS Keeps Thursday Night Football for the 2015 Season

Rarely does the NFL announce anything on Sunday unless it’s big and  this announcement is pretty big. The National Football League says it has picked up the option for Thursday Night Football meaning CBS will continue to air and produce 14 Thursday primetime games and a late season Saturday doubleheader. CBS/NFL Network will air the […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for Conference Championship Sunday, 01/18/2015

All Times Eastern Pregame and Studio Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN, 6:30 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. Postseason NFL Countdown — ESPN, noon NFL Championship Chase — Fox, 1 p.m. Fox NFL Sunday — […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for 2015 Divisional Playoffs Weekend

All Times Eastern Saturday, January 10 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN, 8:30 p.m. Postseason NFL Countdown — ESPN, 10 a.m. NFL GameDay First — NFL Network, 10 a.m. NFL GameDay Morning — NFL Network, noon Football Night in America: Special Edition live from Foxborough, MA — NBC, 3:30 p.m. Fox NFL Sunday […]

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The 8th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards

Hard to believe that this is the 8th year of the awards. While some announcers and networks are constants in the NFL, other announcers just come and go. It’s here where we recognize the Best and Worst in NFL announcing and production. There are some new winners and here which is a good thing. Unlike […]

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The 8th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards Nominees

Time to post the nominees for the 8th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards. There are some usual suspects here and a few newbies. We’ll hand the awards on Tuesday, December 30. The Pat Summerall Award for Best Play-by-Play: Kevin Burkhardt (Fox), Ian Eagle (CBS), Kevin Harlan (CBS), Al Michaels (NBC), Mike Tirico (ESPN) Best […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for Week 16 of the 2014 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, December 18 Studio and Pregame Shows Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access Kickoff live from EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL — NFL Network, 6 p.m. Fantasy Football […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for Week 15 of the 2014 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, December 11 Studio and Pregame Shows Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access Kickoff live from Soldier Field, Chicago, IL — NFL Network, 6 p.m. NFL Thursday […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 14 of the 2014 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, December 4 Studio and Pregame Shows Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access Kickoff live from Soldier Field, Chicago, IL — NFL Network, 6 p.m. NFL Thursday […]

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