NFL Network Previews Week 13 of the 2013 Season

Due to my schedules, I haven’t been able to post the NFL Sunday pregame previews. With some time today, I’ll post them. Here’s the preview for NFL Network’s two pregame shows tomorrow. WEEK 13 EDITIONS OF NFL NETWORK’S ‘NFL GAMEDAY FIRST’ & ‘NFL GAMEDAY MORNING’  Former Pro Bowl WR Drew Pearson Joins ‘NFL GameDay First’ […]

Thursday Night Football Heads to Atlanta

Tonight’s Thursday Night Football game will be in Atlanta for an NFC South Division battle. When NFL Network got this game, it was hoping the New Orleans Saints-Atlanta Falcons game would be a game for first place in the division. The Saints came through with their part, but the Falcons have been extremely disappointing with […]

NFL Network Quotage for Week 11 of the 2013 Season

Ok, getting to quotage late. Attended a wake earlier today and had to take care of some housekeeping behind-the-scenes here at Fang’s Bites. Now that it’s all done, I’ll provide the NFL Sunday pregame quotage from today. As usual, we begin with NFL Network’s Dynamic Duo of pregame shows, NFL GameDay First and NFL GameDay […]

NFL Network Quotage for Week 10 of the 2013 Season

Let’s rev up the Sunday NFL pregame quotage machine for Week 10 of the 2013 season. The big story of the day was the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin situation. All of the pregame shows had discussions on the story. Let’s see how it was handled by NFL Network, the official mouthpiece of the National Football League. […]

NFL Network Celebrates 10 Years

On November 4, 2003, NFL Network launched with NFL Total Access host Rich Eisen interviewing then-Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. Since then, NFL Network has had carriage fights with just about every major cable and satellite provider except for DirecTV which has carried it from the outset. Three years later, it would begin carrying live games, 6 […]

Thursday Night Football Heads to Tampa Bay

Tonight, this could be the last game for Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano. And while it may not be enough to get you to watch Thursday Night Football, just know that it’s a good opportunity to see Cam Newton playing for the Carolina Panthers. NFL Network airs the 3-3 Carolina Panthers taking on […]

Thursday Night Football Heads to Arizona

This Thursday, NFL Network heads out to Arizona for the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Cardinals. Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock and Alex Flanagan will be the game crew as always. Rich Eisen will host the pre and postgame show with his merry band of analysts. We have the particulars of what will take […]

NFL Network Previews Week 6 of the 2013 Season

Let’s now post the Sunday NFL pregame previews. We’ll begin with NFL Network’s pair of Sunday pregame programs, NFL GameDay First and NFL GameDay Morning. It all starts at 7 a.m. ET with Melissa Stark and Sterling Sharpe co-hosting NFL GameDay First from the NFL Films’ studios in New Jersey, then followed by NFL GameDay […]

Thursday Night Football Gives Us An Old School NFC Matchup

The New York Giants and the Chicago Bears go back to the early days of the National Football League. They don’t play as much as they used to due to expansion and division rivalries. Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock and Alex Flanagan will be on-hand for the call of the Football Giants and Da Bears from […]

NFL Network Previews Week 3 of the 2013 Season

Time for the Sunday NFL pregame previews. As usual, I’ll post the previews from all of the NFL’s TV partners. As usual, I’ll begin with NFL Network which has the earliest of the live pregames beginning at 7 a.m. with NFL GameDay First and then NFL GameDay Morning. Take a look at what’s in store […]

Thursday Night Football Travels to Philly for the Andy Reid Reunion

In Week 3, Philadelphia Eagles fans get to see a familiar face on the visiting sideline at Lincoln Financial Field this week. Former coach Andy Reid will be roaming the sideline in Kansas City red instead of Philadelphia Eagles green on Thursday night. NFL Network airs the Andy Reid reunion in Philadelphia. As usual, Brad […]

NFL Network Previews Week 1 of the 2013 NFL Season

Let’s continue with the Sunday NFL pregame previews. On Sunday, NFL Network begins everything with the earliest live pregame show at 7 a.m. ET with NFL GameDay First with host Melissa Stark and co-host/analyst Sterling Sharpe. They’ll be followed by NFL GameDay Morning as host Rich Eisen hands off to a cast of a thousand […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, September 2 — 8, 2013

Lots of things happening in sports media this week. The NFL returns in the next seven days. College Football goes into its second week. Baseball heads into its final month of the regular season. Soccer goes into World Cup qualifying. The PGA Tour takes the week off and we bid adieu to Fox Soccer. TELEVISION […]

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 […]

NFL Network’s Coverage of the 2013 Draft

NFL Network will be on the case live from Radio City Music Hall in New York for the 2013 Draft. NFL Network’s desk will be filled with Rich Eisen manning the host chair with Mike Mayock as the main draft analyst. They’ll be joined by Charles Davis, Michael Irvin, Steve Mariucci, Deion Sanders and former […]

34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards Nominations Announced

Just received this from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the full press release of the nominations for the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. NBC Sports Group received the most nominations with 58 followed by ESPN with 43 and Turner in third with 27. Bob Costas was nominated yet again for Outstanding Studio […]

Another Rich Eisen Special on NFL Network Tonight

In what has become similar to when ABC aired the old Barbara Walters Specials, we have another hour-long Rich Eisen Special on NFL Network. And why not? In the offseason, why not tap into the face of your network to do specials around one of the more popular sports podcasts? Tonight NFL Network will air […]

Going For Some Tuesday Links

Let’s bring you some linkage. Two days in a row! This is something! Shameless plug department: I wrote Some Long Overdue Tuesday Sports Media Thoughts earlier this morning and make sure you give it a gander. Many thanks. Sam Gustin of Time writes that News Corp.’s purchase of a minority stake in YES could help […]

Breaking Out The Monday Linkage

It’s been a while since I’ve done linkage. I’ll provide some on this Cyber Monday. Michael Hiestand of USA Today says having Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship Game will bring in some monster ratings for ESPN. Chris Chase of USA Today’s Game On notes that the NFL had Rich Eisen and NFL Network […]

Doing Some Monday Linkage

I’m going to make a concerted effort to do linkage regularly again. It’s the reason why I started Fang’s Bites back in 2007 and I was able to do the links daily, even on weekends. But lately, my schedule has been so busy that the site has become a press release dump and I want […]