ESPN Previews Week 1 of the 2014 NFL Season

ESPN has a big weekend in store. It begins with Sunday NFL Countdown in a new studio that is located in the new 100 square mile wide Death Star Building (kidding about the square mileage … maybe not). The NFL programming including Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown will be produced in the new […]

ESPN Previews Super Bowl Edition of Sunday NFL Countdown

ESPN has a four-hour edition of Sunday NFL Countdown starting at 10 a.m. ET. The show will have two sets, one from Herald Square in New York manned by Chris Berman and his band of analysts of Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson and Keyshawn Johnson. Suzy Kolber hosts the Countdown set at the New […]

ESPN’s Schedule for Day IV of Super Bowl Week 2014

ESPN’s broadcast day from New York is beginning with Mike and Mike on ESPN2/ESPN Radio. As the hype to Super Bowl XLVIII really ramps up, the celebrity A-listers start to seep out of the woodwork and into the ESPN Family of Networks. New York resident Jerry Seinfeld makes an appearance on Mike and Mike today […]

ESPN’s Schedule for Day II of Super Bowl Week 2014

As ESPN begins its broadcast day in covering Super Bowl XLVIII in New Yawk, plenty of guests will be paraded in and out of its various studios in Herald Square, Times Square and Bryant Park. In addition, Media Day will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ meaning both the Denver Broncos and […]

ESPN Begins Massive Coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII From NYC Today

Starting now as a matter of fact, ESPN begins its 5,341,093 hours coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII from New York. It begins at 6 a.m. ET with Mike & Mike from Super Bowl Boulevard in Herald Square near Macy’s Department Store. Then it continues from ABC’s Times Square Studios and from Bryant Park all day […]

The 7th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards

These are a week late. I was hoping to have these up for Week 17, but so many things got in the way. Getting them up now. I vow to get the 8th Annual Awards posted by the New Year of 2015. That’s my hope anyway. Well, with another NFL season wrapping up, it’s time […]

ESPN Previews Week 6 of the 2013 NFL Season

ESPN has lots of stuff for Week 6. It has Sunday NFL Countdown, NFL Matchup, Monday Night Countdown and Monday Night Football. You can take a look at what will be covered below in black and white with a few colored logos in between. ESPN NFL Programming Update – Week 6 Sunday NFL Countdown: Robert […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, September 9 — 15, 2013

Well, let’s take a look at what’s ahead in the sports media for the upcoming week. It’s another busy week and we’ll preview it for you right now. TELEVISION NFL Premieres The NFL continues to dominate the week. Monday has the annual Week 1 doubleheader on ESPN with Philadelphia taking on the DC NFL Team […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, August 5 — 11, 2013

Time for your look ahead in the week in sports media. It’s going to be a busy seven days. GOLF The final Major of the year in the PGA Tour takes place at the Oak Hill Country Hill East Course in Rochester, NY. TNT and CBS will team up for coverage. Here’s how it will […]

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 […]

The Keith Olbermann Timeline

Let’s take a look where Keith Olbermann has worked over the years. It’s a very interesting timeline. 1976 — Reporter for United Press International. 1979 — Joins UPI Radio. 1980 — Joins the RKO Radio Network. 1981 — Joins CNN Sports 1984 — Works at WCVB in Boston as the 11 p.m. sportscaster. 1985 — […]

Your Week 1 NFL Viewing Guide

I hope to be doing this for you before each week of the NFL regular season and into the postseason. I’ll give you a few facts and pick a couple of games from each network to watch. So let’s give you some quick viewing facts for the very first week of the 2012 NFL season […]

Some Really Late Night/Early Morning Links

We have some late news for you. Let’s provide a few links. First, it appears that a Comcast purchase of NBC is getting closer. Tim Arango and Bill Carter of the New York Times report that General Electric has come to an agreement on a purchase price of the 20% of NBC Universal that is […]

Friday Night Links

I’ll do some links again during a late night. Things continue to happen in the sports media. First, Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the TV broadcast team for the Clippers made fun of the only Iranian-born player in the NBA, center Hamed Haddadi of the Memphis Grizzlies and got suspended for […]

Just A Few Thursday Links

I’m rushing to finish a project before noon, 11, actually, so I really can’t provide extensive links. I’ll start with myself today. I have a column at Digital Sports Daily on what else? The NCAA Tournament. Ray Frager of the Baltimore Sun wants to know what’s the big deal about Suzy Kolber’s hair in HD? […]

Late Sunday Links

I’m in a bit of a work jam so let me give you some linkage on this late Sunday evening on the East coast. Neil Best of Newsday embeds the last 38.1 seconds of Saturday’s Cal-UCLA game in which Brent Musberger seemed to be oblivious to the Bruins’ winning shot which came from behind the […]

Yo! It's Friday and the Megalinks are Here

Time to do the megalinks. Before I get started, I want to announce that Fang’s Bites and Boston Sports Media Watch will be teaming up. Every Friday, I’ll be doing a similar service for BSMW. I’ll do the links here first and then I’ll be sending them over to BSMW. Bruce Allen has been doing […]

A Few More Thursday Links

I wasn’t planning to do a Thursday afternoon update, but I saw a few stories that captured my fancy so here we are. First, thanks to Jeff Bercovici of Conde Nast’s Mixed Media blog for linking to my post on Tuesday sarcastically discussing Peter King’s manlove for Brett Favre in the wake of the […]

Our Sunday Linkage

Let’s give you some links for today. We’ll start off with Newsday’s Neil Best, but before that, let me me gaze at Giada De Laurentiis on Everyday Italian for a moment. Ok, Rachel Ray is on. That’s where I draw the line. Where was I? Oh yes, Neil Best of Newsday has a column celebrating […]