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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 […]

The 7th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards Nominees

Ok, I’ll write the Awards tonight, but in the interim, here are the nominees for the seventh annual incarnation of my NFL TV Awards. The Pat Summerall Award for Best Play-by-Play: Kenny Albert (Fox), Kevin Burkhardt (Fox), Ian Eagle (CBS), Al Michaels (NBC), Brad Nessler (NFL Network), Mike Tirico (ESPN) Best Game Analyst: Cris Collinsworth […]

Sunday Night Football Wins Primetime for the Fall Television Season

From NBC, Sunday Night Football finished as the number one primetime television show for the fall season. It remains to be seen if the series will be the number one show for the entire season as it has for the last two television years. For the full season, NBC averaged a 12.8 rating with a […]

2013 Sunday Night Football Season Finale Cleans Up for NBC

NBC is proud as a peacock today after the overnight ratings came in for the Sunday Night Football season finale between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys that decided the NFC East Division title. As Philadelphia won and the game wasn’t decided until the final moments, NBC saw an average overnight rating of 16.8 […]

Sunday Night Football Airs NFC East Championship Game for Season Finale

For the third straight year, NBC’s Sunday Night Football airs the NFC East Division championship game involving the Dallas Cowboys. The Dallas Cowboys will host the Philadelphia Eagles in Arlington, TX. The winner will head to the playoffs and host a postseason game. The loser will go home and watch the playoffs on TV. Al […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 17 of the 2013 Season

Normally, these aren’t posted until Thursday or later as I wait for the official press releases from the networks, but as assignments began leaking out today through Twitter, we have all of the games and announcers for the double doubleheaders on CBS and Fox and of course, the Sunday Night Football game on NBC. Because […]

NFL Week 17 Schedule for 2013 Season

Ok, we’ve had the Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys game pegged for the Week 17 Sunday Night Football primetime slot for a while and tonight it became official. The National Football League and the National Broadcasting Company that Eagles-Cowboys will be in primetime tonight. That game will be for the final NFL playoff spot and […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 16 of the 2013 Season

All Times Eastern Blackout: Buffalo Sunday, December 22 NFL Viewing Maps (the506.com) DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket Channel Assignments Studio and Pregame Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN, 6:30 a.m. NFL GameDay First — NFL Network, 7 a.m. That Other Pregame Show — CBS Sports Network, 9 a.m. NFL GameDay Morning — NFL Network, 9 a.m. Mike […]

NBC Previews Sunday Night Football for Week 15 of the 2013 Season

This Sunday night, NBC’s football night will involve an AFC North Division battle between the Cincinnati Bengals at the Pittsburgh Steelers. With the Steelers out of contention for a playoff spot, NBC is stuck with a less-than-attractive matchup in primetime. However, the peacock will make due with the hand it has been dealt. Al Michaels, […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 15 of the 2013 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, December 11 Studio and Pregame Shows Around the League Live — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. Football Night in America: Coach’s Clicker — NBCSN, 5 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access Kickoff: Thursday Night […]

NBC Previews Sunday Night Football for Week 14 of the 2013 NFL Season

We complete our Sunday NFL previews with the primetime game for Week 14 between the Carolina Panthers and the New Orleans Saints, an NFC South battle that was flexed from a 1 p.m. ET start. Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya will be in the Superdome for the call of the game. Before the […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 14 of the 2013 Season

All Times Eastern Blackout: San Diego Thursday, December 5 Studio and Pregame Shows Around the League Live — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access: Thursday Night Football Preview — NFL Network, 6 p.m. NFL […]

NBC and NFL Announce No Primetime Flex in Week 15

The final Week 15 schedule is out and the National Broadcasting Company and the National Football League have jointly announced that there will be no primetime flex in Week 15. It means the originally scheduled game, Cincinnati at Pittsburgh will remain on Sunday Night Football and the game NBC was hoping for, Green Bay at […]

Sunday Night Football Heads to DC

On Sunday, NBC airs the less-than-attractive New York Football Giants at DC NFL Matchup. Matt Yoder at Awful Announcing explains why the game wasn’t flexed out despite the records of both teams. Another factor was NBC’s Thanksgiving Night game in Baltimore. The Sunday Night Football production truck could easily drive the 32½ miles from Baltimore […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 13 of the 2013 Season

All Times Eastern Blackout: San Diego Thursday, November 28 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL GameDay Morning — NFL Network, 10 a.m. Fox NFL Sunday Thanksgiving Day Special — Fox, 11:30 a.m. Fox NFL Postgame — Fox, 3:30 p.m. NFL GameDay Scoreboard — NFL Network, 3:30 p.m. The NFL Today — CBS, 4 p.m. Football Night […]

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