The Nominees for the 35th Annual Sports Emmy Awards

The nominees are out. A few interesting developments for this year’s Emmys. In the play-by-play category, Al Michaels is noticeably absent. Marv Albert, Mike Breen, Joe Buck, Bob Costas (?) and Mike Emrick are nominees. I guess the Academy decided to put Bob in this category in addition to his customary Studio Host nomination. For […]

Some Quick Monday Linkage

I have too many tabs slowing down my browsers, so that means I should do some linkage for you. Here goes. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch has his weekly Monday column which includes a talk with ESPN’s Jay Bilas and a look into NBC’s English Premier League coverage which kicks off in earnest this Saturday. Deitsch […]

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 […]

Some Quick Sunday Morning Sports Media Thoughts

Saturday was certainly the interesting day in sports with two sports outside of the major four dominating headlines. Let’s go over them in bullet form. In what normally is the start of NASCAR’s Nationwide Series became the sports and also news story of the first part of Saturday when a crash at Drive4COPD at Daytona […]

Some Various Monday Sports Media Thoughts

I haven’t done a thoughts post in ages. It’s fine time you’ve been provided one. Lets do this. As usual, they come in bullet form. How much is too much? When will the sports rights fee bubble burst? When will there be major blowback from a major cable or satellite provider against one of the […]

The Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2012

Time for the look back at the Year in Sports Media in 2012. Lots of great stuff. The year has been very interesting and we have seen a lot of things. Just doing a Top Ten is never enough for the Year in Review. It’s always an even dozen with some honorable mentions mixed in. […]

What is Fox Sports 1? How Does It Affect You?

As we speed into the last quarter of 2012 and prepare for what’s ahead in 2013, there is one thing that is on the horizon for US sports fans and that is the expected appearance of a new all-sports cable channel. No, it’s not NBC Sports Network, although its trials and tribulations this fall will […]

A Look at The New MLB TV Deals

I’m a bit late in writing on the impending MLB deals. But with a little perspective, I can provide you with a look at the new TV contracts, plus give you the winners and losers that provides MLB with increased rights fees from its three partners. Last week, Richard Sandomir of the New York Times […]

A Few Back To Work Tuesday Sports Media Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed your Labor Day Weekend. Let’s do a few sports media thoughts for you on this back to work Tuesday. They’re in bullet form as always. In this week’s Sports Business Journal, John Ourand reports that both Fox and CBS/Turner are looking to combine packages to force the other out of the […]

A Trio of Sunday Sports Media Thoughts

Happy Mother’s Day. It’s been quite the day in sports already. A few thoughts in bullet form. Fox promised us unprecedented coverage on the last day of the English Premier League season and it delivered. Using FX, Fox Sports Net, Fuel and Speed in addition to its Fox Soccer, Fox Soccer Plus on online platforms, […]

MLB, Joe Buck Steer Fox Sports Media Group To Five Sports Emmy Awards

The Fox Sports Media Group was a multiple Sports Emmy Award-winner on Monday, bringing a total of five statues home to its headquarters in Southern California. MLB on Fox took four Sports Emmy Awards including Outstanding Live Sports Special for the 2011 World Series. The man who called the Fall Classic for Fox, Joe Buck […]

2012 Sports Emmy Awards Live Blog

The Sports Emmy Awards are being handed out in New York tonight. Through various sources at the event, I’ll be able to update this post as awards are being doled to the various winners. And no, I’m not there, but I can provide the winners as soon as they become available. For the full list […]

The Wednesday Links

Let’s do some linkage today. Been doing pretty good in providing links this week and I don’t want to stop. Starting with Michael Hiestand of USA Today, he talks with ESPN bloviator Chris Berman who compares himself to Ted Williams, then tries not to compare himself to Ted Williams, claims he doesn’t pay attention to […]

Fox Goes Crazy on English Premier League's Survival Sunday, May 13

The English Premier League’s season is winding down and as teams fight to stay in the league in an attempt to stave off relegation to lower leagues (I love that concept and would wish MLB and the NHL could do such a thing with its minor leagues), Fox Sports Media Group will pull off an […]