Fang’s Bites Podcast No. 9 — Glenn Ordway, Tom Hoffarth and Verne Lundquist

Time for another edition of the Fang’s Bites podcast. This one is over one hour, but stick with it and you’ll find it rewarding, I really hope you do. The first guest is Glenn Ordway, formerly of Boston sports radio station WEEI and who’s starting a new online venture called “Sports Talk Boston.” It will […]

The Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2013

It’s time to look back at the Year in Sports Media. Once again, it was a rather busy year in covering sports media. Since beginning this site in 2007, covering sports media has grown to a 24/7 beat. It’s never enough to cull stories to 10. That’s why I have “The Big Dozen.” Why is […]

Quick Thursday Linkage

Here’s some quick linkage on this Thursday. Rick Kissell of Variety notes that Fox Deportes is holding off its rivals from ESPN and Univision. Mike McCarthy at Advertising Age says Jaguar is going to air its first Super Bowl ad in February. Matt Yoder at Awful Announcing looks at the TV ratings juggernaut that is […]

The Rare Thursday Linkage

Let’s do some linkage today. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch talks with ESPN’s Chris Fowler and looks at the first days of Fox Sports 1. Richard talks with new Fox Football Daily analyst Randy Moss. Paul Sanford at Sports Business Daily compares and contrasts Wednesday night’s edition of ESPN’s SportsCenter to Fox Sports 1′s Fox Sports […]

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 […]

Grinding Out the Tuesday Linkage

Ok, lots of linkage to get to. Let’s not waste any time. Ken Fuchs, the Vice President of Yahoo Global Media talks about two new programs being co-produced by Yahoo and NBC Sports. John Ourand and Tripp Mickle in Sports Business Journal recap how NBC was able to land a huge NASCAR contract which will […]

Breaking Out The Friday Linkage

Ok, time for some linkage on a Friday. Let’s get to this. Matt Yoder of Awful Announcing reports that NBC Sports Network, formerly Versus, also known as OLN, and once the Outdoor Life Network, will undergo yet another rebranding. Douglas Alden Warshaw at Fortune/CNN Money says the ESPN hiring of Nate Silver could transform sports […]

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 […]

Some Monday Linkage

Trying to get back into the swing of things after a bad couple of weeks for this site. Been quite busy on the personal front. I hope to provide more original content for you from this point on. Some links for you as a token of appreciation for your patience. Let’s begin with John Ourand […]

Bringing Out a Few Thursday Sports Media Thoughts

Time for some sports media thoughts on this Thursday. As usual, they come in bullet form. Well, the hires at Fox Sports 1 just continue to grow. Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead broke some news this week about one of the sports blogosphere’s most popular stars: Not a huge surprise, but the very pretty

Some Tuesday Linkage

Let’s do some links today. Brian Steinberg of Variety reports that Fox Sports is bundling Fox Sports 1 to potential Super Bowl XLVIII advertisers. That’s one way to get ads on the new network. Brian Lowry of Variety says Tennis Channel is crying foul at Comcast in trying to gain carriage on the cable provider’s […]

Atlanta Radio Station Fires Hosts Over Tasteless Steve Gleason Bit

Earlier today, an Atlanta sports radio station, 790 The Zone, thought it would be funny to make fun of former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason who suffers from the debilitating ALS. In this bit, they had a mock Gleason who has to use a computer to communicate, do “Knock, Knock” jokes and say he […]

Some Quick Monday Linkage

Lots of stuff to get to and so little time. Here’s the linkage. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch has his regular Monday sports media column in which he discusses a new hire for NBC’s Football Night in America, ESPN’s World Cup plans and Bill Simmons’ future in the NBA studio. USA Today reports that former Kansas […]

Some Weekend Linkage

Ok, I wasn’t able to get to do linkage during the day so in lieu of a Friday post, I’ll make this a weekend post so you can go through these at your leisure. So while I watch some Australian Rules Football, I’ll do a nice links post for you. Let’s begin with John Ourand […]

Mike Francesa Signs Long-Term Contract to Remain on WFAN

He’s been fodder for plenty of jokes, been caught falling asleep on live television, allegedly received a police escort and held up a plane to New Orleans earlier this year, yelled at numerous callers and has made countless handwaves to numerous producers, but it all doesn’t matter. After plenty of speculation that Mike Francesa would […]