The Week Ahead in Sports Media, July 29 — August 4, 2013

I’ve been meaning to start a regular Monday feature and since Richard Deitsch has a weekly Monday column at and Tom Hoffarth has his Southern California Sports Calendar, I figured I would preview the upcoming week in the sports media. With a little luck, this will be a signature post on Fang’s Bites. Give […]

A Much Too Rare Case of Wednesday Linkage

I’ve been neglecting a couple of things that have been staples of this site, linkage and sports media thoughts. I’m taking care of linkage today. I hope to have a sports media thoughts post this week. It’s all about managing time. Let’s go. Richard Deitsch of Sports lllustrated has his usual weekly media column. He […]

DirecTV and the PGA Tour Announce New Agreement

Just announced today, the PGA Tour and DirecTV have announced a new rights agreement that allows the satellite provider to air extensive in-depth coverage of several tournaments. This is similar to the expanded coverage DirecTV provides for the Masters, U.S. Open, Open Championship and PGA Championship where extra channels are provided in addition to the […]

Ken Venturi, 1931-2013

We get word on this Friday night that one of the legends of golf, both on the course and in the broadcast booth, Ken Venturi has died at the age of 82. Just less than two weeks ago, Venturi was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, but was unable to attend due to […]

Golf Channel and NBC See Big Numbers for the Players Championship

Thanks to a Sergio Garcia/Tiger Woods duel down the stretch of The Players Championship, NBC saw its highest numbers for the final round in 20 years. The Peacock saw a 5.0 rating and 7.6 million viewers. For the third round, NBC garnered a 2.6 rating and 3.7 million viewers. Golf Channel saw an average of […]

Some Quick Tuesday Linkage

On my way to New York for the Fox Sports 1 unveiling and I’m going to try to do some links with the limited wifi that Amtrak has provided. It’s not the best, but it’ll do for what I need today. Let’s begin with Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch who along with Matt Yoder from Awful […]

Golf Channel and NBC Sports All Over The World Match Play Championships

Starting at noon, the WGC Match Play Championships will tee off from the Dove Mountain Resort in Marana, AZ. Golf Channel and NBC Sports will team up to air more than 60 hours of coverage through Sunday. This includes 29 hours of live tournament action. And with weather expected to have an impact on play, […]

Golf Channel Has Season Debuts of Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods in Abu Dhabi

Earlier this week, Nike Golf announced that it signed Rory McIlroy to a lucrative endorsement contract joining its other major client, Tiger Woods. Now both men will make their 2013 season debuts in Abu Dhabi in a European PGA Tour stop. Golf Channel will have extensive live coverage of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship starting […]

Oh My! It’s The Return of The Linkage!

It’s been way too long since you’ve seen linkage on this site. This has been the main mission of Fang’s Bites since the beginning, but too often, I get roped into doing family stuff and it prevents me from getting on here until late. I hope to rectify that. So without further delay, here’s the […]

PGA Tour Returns This Week on Golf Channel/NBC Sports

Starting on Friday , the PGA Tour returns to action with the Tournament of Champions live from Kapalua, Maui in Hawaii. The Tournament of Champions will only feature the men who won in 2012 on the PGA Tour. Golf Channel will carry most of the action, however, NBC will air third round action on Sunday. […]

Golf Channel Airs PGA Tour Championship & LPGA This Week

This week, the PGA Tour ends its FedEx Cup playoff with The Tour Championship in Atlanta and the LPGA continues with the Navistar tournament. Golf Channel will have coverage of both tournaments. Golf Channel and NBC Sports will combine for The Tour Championship which will determine the PGA Tour’s Champion for 2012. Overall, the NBC […]

Picking Out Some Sunday Links For You

Let’s do some Sunday linkage on this first NFL regular season Sunday of 2012. We’ll begin with Pat Eaton-Robb of the Associated Press with an interesting story on how Connecticut is fast becoming home of major sports media companies. Candace Jackson of the Wall Street talks about her visit to Rich Eisen and his wife, […]

Golf Channel's Live Tournament Action This Week

While the Open Championship is taking place now at Royal Lytham, the PGA Tour still charges ahead with the True South Classic in Mississippi. Those golfers who chose not to cross the Atlantic or didn’t qualify for the Open Championship will be taking part in the True South Classic. Golf Channel will have four round […]

Jonesing For Tuesday Linkage

Ok, maybe you’re not jonesing for the linkage, but at least you can read them at your leisure. Sometimes I think way too long about the title of the post and this is the case today. Anyway, let’s get to the links. Joel Schectman of the Wall Street Journal reports that NBC and Google are […]

Tiger Woods' Win In AT&T National Scores Eagle For CBS

Tiger Woods came through with a win this past weekend at the AT&T National outside Washington, DC. The win gave Woods his 75th career PGA Tour win passing Jack Nicklaus. The overnight rating for the Final Round Sunday on CBS was a 4.6 with a 10 share and that excludes the markets of Baltimore, Columbus, […]