NBC Kicks Off Super Bowl Week with the Pro Bowl

NBC will air the last Pro Bowl on broadcast television until 2022 at least. Starting in 2015, ESPN will get the Pro Bowl every year like it used to from 1989 until 2006. Since the 2007 game, the Pro Bowl has been on broadcast TV except for 2010 when CBS relinquished the rights to ESPN. […]

NBC's Sure-Fire Ratings Hit, The NFL Returns on Wednesday

NBC can certainly crow about its ratings over the Olympics, but they happened during the dead month of August when network fare is as original as a Jason Blair article. It took me ten minutes to think of that. Anyway, the top-rated primetime series of 2011-12, Sunday Night Football returns to NBC this week and […]

Giving You A Monday Linkfest

Let’s do the Monday links. I can’t believe my work productivity since I stopped interacting on Twitter during the workday. I’m now ahead of my work after being a month and a half behind. Who knew? Anyway, let’s do the linkage. Leading off with the Sports Business Journal and a story from John Ourand that […]

NBC Sports and Pro Football Talk Extend Agreement

If you saw the Sunday Night Football postgame, Bob Costas made mention of this. We now have the official announcement from NBC Sports. Pro Football Talk which came on board with NBC Sports last year, has agreed to extend its partnership with the network and this will include a daily on-line show on Just […]

NBC Sports Puts Its “Talk” Sites on One iPad App

NBC Sports has decided to embrace the iPad in one huge way by putting all of its “Talk” sites, led by Mike Florio’s Pro Football Talk, into one nice app. I’ve downloaded it, but have yet to use it. The other sides including Hardball Talk, Pro Hockey Talk and others are included so it’s a […]

Links for Your Saturday

Doing the links for you today. Just relaxing after having a late lunch. Starting with Newsday’s Neil Best who talks with a Golf Channel official about the Bethpage Black course. Neil writes that with Golf Channel unable to show go live during the U.S. Open, it does what it can before and after NBC’s coverage. […]

Tuesday's Regular Links

Ok, now that I have the Joe Buck Live links out of the way, let’s get to the other sports media links of the day. Ray Glier of USA Today has a very nice story on a sightless announcer who does the Spanish language broadcasts for the Tampa Bay Rays. Paul Sanford of the Sports […]

Our Monday Links

After hemming and hawing over how to organize the links today, I’ve decided I’m going to do a post based on just sports media links, then one on reaction to Blogs With Balls. I know many of the readers are probably sick of my posts on the conference, but it was a good event to […]

NBC Announces Partnership with Pro Football Talk

I have a lot of links today and I have to figure out how to organize them. I have plenty of links about Blogs With Balls and various sports media links, plus you have the announcement of Matt Millen joining NFL Network for Thursday Night Football. Lots of stuff today. Before I do any links, […]

Late Night Sunday Links

Let’s give you a few more links before shutting things down for the night. USA Today’s Michael McCarthy says the BCS’ transition to cable is complete with the Rose Bowl going to ESPN in 2011. My new best friend, Neil Best of Newsday writes that Brett Favre will be one of the first guests on […]

BREAKING NEWS: Pro Football Talk Bought by NBC

Developing story. The Pro Football Talk site headed up by Mike Florio has been purchased by NBC. Yes, that NBC. Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times says terms of the deal have not been announced. No official word from either party. When they do, I’ll have it for you. UPDATE, 8:15 p.m. – […]