NBC Sports Group All Over the Preakness Stakes

The middle jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, takes place this Saturday from the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Orb or as Larry Collus called in the Kentucky Derby, “OOOOORRRRRRBBBB!”, will be running for history as the only horse with a chance to win the Triple Crown. NBC Sports Network begins the […]

You Need Linkage On That Wall….

Yes you do. It’s overdue. I thought being on unemployment would give me more time for doing the site. Instead, I have less. I don’t know how that’s happened. Anyway, here are some links for you. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand has soon-to-be NBC’s Michelle Beadle saying even she’s sick of the coverage on where she’s […]

Replay of 2012 Preakness Stakes

Let’s provide the replay of one of the more exciting Triple Crown races we’ve seen in quite some time. Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another ran down Bodemeister in the final stretch when it appeared that Bodemeister had the Preakness won. And the Triple Crown will be on the line when the Belmont Stakes is […]

NBC Carries The 2nd Leg of The Triple Crown With The Preakness Stakes

Today, NBC Sports Group has The Preakness Stakes live from Pimlico Race Course outside Baltimore, MD. This is where it will be determined if I’ll Have Another has what it takes to be a Triple Crown Champion, the first since Affirmed in 1978. Bodemeister who finished second in the Kentucky  could have something to say […]

Doing Some Monday Links

Let’s do some linkage on this last Monday before Memorial Day. By the way, if you’re on Facebook, hit my fan page and click “Like”. It acts like an RSS feed. All posts should be there and you can click on the links to see the latest information. Already, 375 people have signed up and […]

The NBC Sports Group Is All Over The Preakness Stakes

On Saturday, NBC and Versus will combine for coverage of the Preakness Stakes. It begins at 2:30 p.m. on Versus. NBC takes over at 4:30 p.m. NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS PREAKNESS STAKES COVERAGE Coverage From Pimlico Begins Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET on VERSUS and Culminates with the 136th Preakness Stakes on NBC on Saturday […]

Cranking Out Some Mid-Week Links

As the rain continues to fall in the Northeast and the sun remains behind the clouds for one more day, I’ll provide some links for you. Trying to finish work before doing links and I’d like to provide these earlier, but sometimes, it can’t be helped. Anyway, here are the sports business and media stories […]

NBC Sports Group All Over Kentucky Derby & The Triple Crown

Got this press release yesterday, but with everything going on, I did not have time to post it, but now I have some time. This is from The Group talking about Kentucky Derby coverage for next week. Some 14 hours will be aired on Versus and NBC starting on Thursday. NBC no longer shares Kentucky […]

Tom Durkin Steps Down As Voice of the Triple Crown

This comes as surprising news as legendary horse racing announcer Tom Durkin has left NBC as the Voice of the Triple Crown. When NBC took over the Triple Crown from ABC in 2001, Durkin did the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. He continued to call all three races even when ESPN/ABC took the […]

Sirius XM To Air All of Horse Racing’s Triple Crown

Starting on the first Saturday in May, which falls on May 7 this year, and running through June 11, Sirius XM will carry all three races of this year’s Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby on the aforementioned May 7, the Preakness Stakes on May 21 and then the Belmont Stakes on June 11. NBC will […]

Let’s Do Some Tuesday Links

Time for linkage now. Jun Yang at Bloomberg Businessweek reports that YouTube is in talks with the NBA and NHL to stream live games. Now that would be cool if it happens, but I’m skeptical that it will. At MediaPost, Barry Janoff looks at some of the particulars of CBS/Turner’s NCAA Tournament programming and marketing […]

Horse Racing’s Triple Crown Back on the Networks of NBC

CNBC’s Darren Rovell had this earlier today, that the NBC Sports Group was re-obtaining the rights to the entire Triple Crown after airing 2/3 of the pie for the past five years. Now, the puzzle is complete once again. The NBC Sports Group has re-acquired the rights to the Belmont Stakes, piecing it together with […]

DEVELOPING: The Group Secures The Rights to Horse Racing’s Triple Crown

This comes from CNBC’s Darren Rovell, the NBC Sports Group will announce today that it has secured the rights to all three races of horse racing’s Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. In October of last year, NBC announced that it had reupped with the Kentucky Derby for five […]

Gathering The Thursday Linkage

Time for some linkage on this Thursday. Trying to get this in before I have to get some work done today. I’ll do as many links as I can. USA Today picks up a story from Ronald Blum of the Associated Press in which Fox Sports Ele Jefe del Mundo David Hill expects a big […]