60 Minutes Sports Previews its Profile of Chris Berman and his Huge Wallet

On Wednesday, 60 Minutes Sports returns for another edition of various stories. Included in this week’s program will be a profile of golf course designer Pete Dye and a rather extensive one on ESPN’s Chris Berman. Now whether or not you like Berman is totally up to you. The man is rather polarizing. Either you […]

CBS is Circling The Wagons Over Its 15 Sports Emmy Nods

CBS which includes CBS, CBS Sports Network and Showtime saw a total of 15 Sports Emmy nominations for 2012. Among the major nods include Jim Nantz for Play-by-Play, James Brown for Studio Host the NFL Today and Inside the NFL, Boomer Esiason in Studio Analyst, The Masters® Army-Navy for Live Sports Special, the NCAA Tournament […]

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 […]

Jim Rome on Showtime Starts Its Second Season

On Wednesday, the second season of Jim Rome on Showtime begins. It will air Wednesday night at 9 p.m. ET and PT on Showtime (where else)? Among Rome’s guests will be actor/rapper Ice Cube, UFC fighter Ronda Rousey, sports sociologist Dr. Harry Edwards, former NFL linebacker Dhani Jones and boxing champion Floyd Mayweather. We have […]

Floyd Mayweather Signs Fight Deal with Showtime/CBS and Leaves HBO

In a deal that has shocked the boxing world, Floyd Mayweather has signed a six fight deal that will last 2½ years with Showtime/CBS. It means that Mayweather who had been with HBO is moving to Showtime. His first fight with Showtime/CBS will occur in May in a pay per view event. Showtime says this […]

Former ABC News Reporter Sharyn Alfonsi Joins 60 Minutes Sports

For the last five years, she’s been a featured reporter on ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyer. Before that, she was with CBS News. Now, Sharyn Alfonsi returns to CBS News as a contributor to 60 Minutes Sports on Showtime. Over the last year, Alfonsi has been part of ABC News’ “Made in America” feature […]

The 6th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards

It’s now time to hand out the hardware for the 6th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards. On Christmas Day, I listed the nominees for this season’s awards. Now, we have the winners for the 2012 regular season. Best Play-by-Play: The nominees are Ian Eagle (CBS), Kevin Harlan (CBS), Al Michaels (NBC), Brad Nessler (NFL […]

60 Minutes Sports Premieres January 9, 2013 on Showtime

Starting in January 2013, 60 Minutes Sports becomes a monthly sports newsmagazine joining HBO’s Real Sports, ESPN’s E:60 and NBC Sports Network’s Sports Illustrated. It appears that the program will utilize the current 60 Minutes staff that is seen weekly on Sundays at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. In the premiere edition, Bob Simon will […]

"Jim Rome on Showtime" Debuts Next Week

With an “Inside the NFL” lead-in, the premiere of “Jim Rome on Showtime” should get a decent audience. The show will be a mix sports and entertainment. The first show on Wednesday, November 21, Thanksgiving Eve at 10 p.m. ET/PT will have a plethora of guests. On the guest list will be Kobe Bryant of […]

Rack 'Em! Jim Rome Joins Showtime

As part of his CBS contract, Jim Rome will have a sports and entertainment show on Showtime. It finally premieres later this month and will be called “Jim Rome on Showtime.” What else would you call it? To be exact, the show will premiere on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. It […]

Armen Keteyian Joins 60 Minutes Sports

Announced by CBS News and Showtime, long-time investigative reporter Armen Keteyian will join the new “60 Minutes Sports” that will launch in January 2013. Keteyian has been a reporter with Sports Illustrated, ABC News, CBS News and HBO’s Real Sports as well as CBS Sports. He’s won numerous awards and done many influential pieces over […]

CBS News To Produce "60 Minutes of Sports" For Showtime

In the past, 60 Minutes has reaired its sports profiles and segments on ESPN Classic and has also provided some of its old content to CNBC. But this new effort will provide original content on sports for Showtime. The series will premiere in November and will air every month. 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager […]

The Olympics Are Here; Let's Do Some Links

Olympics start today with women’s soccer and there’s more soccer action tomorrow on the men’s side. Let’s bring you some linkage before I get distracted by the live streaming. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand reports that Erin Andrews will get some high profile NFL assignments working with the Fox Sports “A” announcing team of Joe Buck, […]

Let's Do Some Wednesday Linkage

Time for the links on this Wednesday. Let’s check out what we have. Marisa Guthrie of the Hollywood Reporter talks with NBC’s Bob Costas about the Olympics, Jerry Sandusky and being short. That’s right. Daniel Kaplan from the Sports Business Journal writes that the NFL will not sign a telecommunications partner this season and will […]

Let's Do Some Wednesday Links

Lots of stuff to get to. Let’s not waste time. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch reports on ESPN’s signing of four of its NFL insiders to long-term contracts. SI’s Tom Verducci gives us some myths and truths about the MLB All-Star Game. Tim Kenneally of The Wrap says the All-Star Game won the night for Fox […]

Preview of Tonight's Premiere of "The Franchise: A Season with the Miami Marlins"

Tonight at 10 ET/PT, Showtime airs the premiere episode of “The Franchise: A Season with the Miami Marlins”. It will be an hour-long premiere with future episodes being 30 minutes. In tonight’s episode, we see Marlins starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano mic’d up marking the first time a starting pitcher has ever been wired for sound […]

"The Franchise: A Season with The Miami Marlins" Premieres July 11 on Showtime

This from Showtime and MLB Productions. “The Franchise: A Season with the Miami Marlins” gets its official season premiere next Wednesday night, July 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime. It marks the second season of “The Franchise,” last year focusing on the San Francisco Giants. We have this press release and a clip from […]

Bringing Out The Thursday Linkage

Here to provide some links for you today. Looks like I’ll be out on Friday so posting may be scarce, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. In the meantime, I have some links for you now. This week, Deputy Managing Editor Craig Stanke passed away at the age of 56. […]

Some Back To Work Tuesday Linkage

Back to work for many of you after the Memorial Day holiday. Because of my crazy schedule, I didn’t get to enjoy it, but you don’t care about that. Let’s do links. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal reports that Cox Communications has dropped the New Orleans Hornets allowing Fox Sports to swoop up the […]

Showtime Sports Takes A Record Four Sports Emmy Awards

Probably the overall surprise winner from the Sports Emmy Awards was Showtime. The pay cable service won four Sports Emmy Awards including three for its critically-acclaimed and now award-winning documentary, “A Game of Honor” on last year’s Army-Navy game. Not only did “A Game of Honor” win for Outstanding Sports Documentary, but it also won […]