Bill Walton is a Verbal Acid Trip Redux; Quotage from the Pac-12 Championship

For the third and unfortunately last time during Championship Week, we provide Bill Walton quotage. He worked the Pac-12 Championship with Dave Pasch and Bill did not disappoint. He started off slowly, but when he got warmed up, Big Red provided us with a lot of gems here. Dave and Bill have become a true […]

Bill Walton Quotage from the Pac-12 Tournament Semifinals

Bill Walton is the gift that keeps on giving. Despite making Ray Lewis and Bill Simmons suspension references during ESPNU’s Pac-12 telecast on Thursday, Walton was back for the Pac-12 semifinals both on Pac-12 Network and ESPN on Friday. We provide the quotage from both the UCLA-Arizona and Utah-Oregon games. Some have wondered if the […]

Bill Walton is a Verbal Acid Trip; Quotage from Washington-Oregon

I have to credit tweeter CJZero for that headline. Either Bill Walton was on his “A” game or someone spiked his bottled water tonight because he was really coming out with some gems during the Oregon-Washington game in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament. Having already worked the Utah-Cal game for Pac-12 Network with […]

Bill Walton Quotage from the Pac-12 Tournament

Having Bill Walton back on a national stage this season has been a huge plus. His quotes during Pac-12 games on the ESPN Family of Networks have been true gems. Walton has also been working on Pac-12 Network for the tournament. We have some quotage from the Cal-Utah game which ended in an upset. And […]

What You’ll See on Fox Sports 1

So Fox Sports 1 has been officially announced? What’s next? The launch on Saturday, August 17 which will include a NASCAR Truck Series race and a UFC card. During the event that introduced US version of Fox Sports 1 to the world (let’s not forget the original Fox Sports 1 in Australia), we learned that […]

What Can We Expect From Fox Sports 1 and 2?

The worst kept secret in sports media finally gets pushed from behind the curtain and will be officially unveiled to advertisers and the media on Tuesday. Fox Sports officials will be at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York to tell the world what the average fan will see on the new Fox Sports 1 […]

ESPN’s 2013 Championship Week To Include 136 Men’s Basketball Games

We’re fast approaching the college basketball conference tournaments and some really fun games. Teams that are on the bubble hope to improve their NCAA Tournament selection chances, while those teams firmly assured of a birth hope to improve on their seeding or hope not to get knocked off a certain line. With the networks of […]

Cranking Out The Friday Megalinks

Wasn’t able to do any posts yesterday as I was away for most of the day. Tough to get anything done when you’re out of range for any internet or even 3G. First World Problems. Anyway, time for some Friday megalinks. Been doing well with the links, except for Thursday, but let’s continue doing them […]

Fox Goes Back-to-Back With Pac-12 & Big Ten on Consecutive Nights

For the second consecutive year, Fox goes back-to-back with the Pac-12 and Big Ten Conference Championship Games on consecutive nights. It also marks the second straight year that Gus Johnson and Charles Davis will call both games. This year, sideline reporters Julie Alexandria and Petros Papadakis will join them on the double dip. The Pac-12 […]

ESPN’s College Football Games For Week 14 Including Announcing Assignments

This week marks for all intents and purposes, the final week of conference play in college football. There are conference championships in the ACC, Big Ten, C-USA, MAC, Pac-12 and SEC. ESPN platforms will carry four of them either through TV or radio. The ESPN family of networks also will air the regular season finales […]

Some Long Overdue Tuesday Sports Media Thoughts

I’ve been bottling up some sports media thoughts from the last time I wrote a similar post. You’re due for some more. Let’s provide you with some. They’re below in bullet form as always. We’re getting closer to seeing Fox Sports 1 coming to fruition. While Fox is not saying anything official, behind the scenes, […]

Breaking Out Some Monday Linkage

The last few days, I’ve been sick which limited the number of posts between Friday and Saturday. I’m still not feeling well, but I’ll be providing linkage and posts as long I’m physically able. To the links. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch talks with NFL Network’s Melissa Stark about returning to sports television after leaving in […]

ESPN Unveils Its College Basketball Announcing Teams For 2012-13 Season

Let’s take a look at the announcers ESPN will utilize for college basketball this season. Dan Shulman and Dick Vitale remain the top team as they’ll major ACC and Saturday primetime games together. Dave O’Brien gets an upgrade as he’ll call ACC games with Vitale, Jay Bilas or Doris Burke. Brent Musburger returns to call […]

ESPN Family of Networks 2012-13 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Season

To the ESPN family of networks’ schedule for the 2012-13 basketball season. Overall, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will air 38 conference games, 14 of which to be divided among ESPN/ESPN2 and the rest on ESPNU. The games will air primarily on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday nights. This season begins an 11 p.m. ET game on […]

Pac-12 Network's 2012-13 Men's Basketball Schedule

Let’s take a look at the Pac-12 Network’s men’s basketball schedule for the 2012-13 season. 2012 Pac-12 Networks Men’s Basketball Televised Schedule November 9 — 4:00 PM, Wofford vs. Colorado November 9 — 6:00 PM, Niagara vs. Oregon State November 9 — 6:00 PM, Willamette vs. Utah November 9 – 8:00 PM, Coppin State vs. […]

Pac-12 Networks Announce Talent Lineup For Inaugural Basketball Broadcasts

While Pac-12 Networks may not be on DirecTV, it still steams ahead with its schedule. Basketball season will be starting soon and the network has announced its play-by-play callers and analysts for inaugural year of broadcasts. Familiar names to West Coasters fill the roster including Ted Robinson, Kevin Calabro, Roxy Bernstein and Paul Sunderland are […]

What is Fox Sports 1? How Does It Affect You?

As we speed into the last quarter of 2012 and prepare for what’s ahead in 2013, there is one thing that is on the horizon for US sports fans and that is the expected appearance of a new all-sports cable channel. No, it’s not NBC Sports Network, although its trials and tribulations this fall will […]

Bringing Out Your Monday Linkage

Ok, time for some links on this Columbus Day holiday for some of you. Michael Hiestand of USA Today has a bunch of news and notes in his Monday sports media column including a recap of the NFL Today interview with scab NFL referee Lance Easley. Tim Baysinger of Broadcasting & Cable says the first-ever […]