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 […]

Jimmy Kimmel Live to Unveil the SI Swimsuit Issue Cover

After being unveiled the last few years on the Late Show with David Letterman, Sports Illustrated is taking its Swimsuit issue out west to Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC. The reveal of this year’s cover model will be done on Thursday, February 13 at 11:35 p.m. On the following Monday, February 17, the SI cover […]

NBC to Air Special on 50th Anniversary of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue

Has it been 50 years? My goodness. And NBC has the rights to a two-hour special that will celebrate 50 years of SI’s swimsuit issue featuring many of the past cover women including Tyra Banks, Christie Brinkley, Kate Upton and many others. Project Runway host Heidi Klum, a supermodel herself, will front the show. And […]

Doing Some Thursday Linkage

It’s Thursday already? My goodness, the time flies. Lots of links to get to, so little time. Let’s not delay any further. Jon Weisman at Variety recaps Keith Olbermann’s appearance at the TV Critics Association Tour and notes that his famous “Worst Person in the World” feature from Countdown will move to his new ESPN2 […]

Various Monday Linkage

Ok, let’s break out some links for the beginning of the workweek. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch in his Monday column talks with outgoing, but not retiring Fox MLB analyst Tim McCarver and looks at ESPN tinkering with Outside the Lines’ timeslot. Peter King’s MMQB microsite has officially launched today. And Richard Deitsch has a column […]

Bringing Out Some Wednesday Linkage

Let’s do some linkage while I can. We’ll begin with Anthony CrupiCrupiCrupi who has some classic lines in his story on Keith Olbermann’s return to ESPN2. So funny. In the Sherman Report, Ed Sherman is amazed that the napalmed bridges at ESPN have been repaired for Olbermann to come back. I wrote two stories about […]

A Much Too Rare Case of Wednesday Linkage

I’ve been neglecting a couple of things that have been staples of this site, linkage and sports media thoughts. I’m taking care of linkage today. I hope to have a sports media thoughts post this week. It’s all about managing time. Let’s go. Richard Deitsch of Sports lllustrated has his usual weekly media column. He […] to Stream Daily Talk Show

This coming from the fine people at Sports Illustrated, we learn that the web site will begin streaming a live daily talk show starting next week. On June 3, “Sports Illustrated Now” will premiere at 1 p.m. ET and it will be hosted by Maggie Gray, the show will feature various SI writers and […]

Anatomy of a Very Bizarre Day

Monday was quite the day in the sports world. As people were getting up and preparing to go to work on the East Coast, little would they know how things were going to develop. Let’s review what happened as events occurred. All times listed below are Eastern. 7:53 a.m. —

Thursday Sports Media Notebook

As the linkage has been lacking, I’m going to try a new feature. In addition to an occasional sports media thoughts post, I’m going to attempt to make this a regular feature. This will incorporate some linkage and some thoughts. Think of it like Peter Gammons’ baseball notes column, but not as extensive. As I […]

LeBron James is The 2012 Sports Illustrated Man of the Year

He made a decision to take his talents to South Beach. He won an Olympic Gold Medal. He won an NBA Championship with the Miami Heat and now he’s SI’s Sportsman of the Year for 2012. There’s nothing much more I can about this. You can read everything below. LeBron James NAMED 2012 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED […]

Back For Some Tuesday Links

Let’s do some linkage. I need to do this more than twice a week. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch looks at the potential replacements for Jon Gruden in the Monday Night Football booth should he decide to leave as rumored. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal has a plethora of subjects in his latest media column. […]

Doing Some Friday Megalinks

Let’s do some Friday megalinks. Haven’t done any in a couple of weeks. The Weekend Viewing Picks have all of your sports and entertainment TV needs. Time for the linkage. National Michael Hiestand of USA Today notes the rising rights fees for the college football postseason. Michael writes about Today show Executive Producer Jim Bell […]

Bringing Back The Friday Megalinks

It’s been too long since I’ve done a links post and why not do this with a Friday megalink post. Your Weekend Viewing Picks have all of my sports and entertainment suggestions. Now to your linkage. National Michael Hiestand of USA Today talks with Fox’s Erin Andrews about her being put under a bigger microscope […]