ESPN to Air 143rd Open Championship; Includes All-Tiger Channel

As we get ready for the fourth major tournament of the men’s professional golf calendar, ESPN has announced its coverage plans for the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England. With Tiger Woods expected to compete in the Open, ESPN will dedicate one complete feed on ESPN3 to the golfer on Thursday, July 17 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ESPN Crows About Open Championship Ratings

This from ESPN, the network is doing handstands, well, network executives are doing handstands over the numbers this weekend from the Open Championship. This being the second year since the network picked up exclusive four round coverage, ESPN saw significant improvement from the year. With Tiger Woods in contention into the Final Round and Ernie […]

The Pre-Olympic Linkage

The Olympics get started tomorrow with women’s soccer action and while the Games don’t officially begin until Friday with the Opening Ceremony (live in most countries except the United States), today is really the calm before the Olympic storm. Starting tomorrow and going through August 12, this site will be awash in Olympics sports media […]

Let's Do Some Wednesday Linkage

Time for the links on this Wednesday. Let’s check out what we have. Marisa Guthrie of the Hollywood Reporter talks with NBC’s Bob Costas about the Olympics, Jerry Sandusky and being short. That’s right. Daniel Kaplan from the Sports Business Journal writes that the NFL will not sign a telecommunications partner this season and will […]

Let's Break Out Some Monday Linkage

Here’s the Monday linkage wrapped in a nice bow for you. From Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand and Michael Smith, they report that ESPN will pay an average of $80 million per year to air the Rose Bowl. That more than doubles the current contract which pays $30 million. Liz Mullen of SBJ says a […]

ESPN's Weekday Open Championship Coverage To Begin A Half-Hour Earlier

Announced this morning by ESPN, it will hit the air a half-hour earlier on Thursday and Friday morning to provide full coverage of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson on both days. Originally, ESPN said it would start at 5 a.m. ET on Thursday and Friday. Now that the tee times for Tiger and Lefty have […]

Some Rare Sunday Linkage

It used to be that I would be able to provide linkage all seven days of the week, but my schedule has been crazy lately especially on the weekends. My apologies for not being able to provide more weekend content. But as I’m free right now, let’s not dilly-dally any longer and here are some […]

ESPN Covers The 152nd Open Championship

While ESPN doesn’t have rights to the PGA Tour anymore, it has quietly gotten the rights to air three of the four major tournaments on the tour. We know about The Masters® and the U.S. Open, but in both cases, ESPN provides just weekday coverage while handing off to CBS and NBC respectively for the […]

Some Thursday Linkage

Being out of the office certainly kills any momentum for blogging and I’ve been out for most of the morning and trying to catch up ever since. Let’s get some linkage in as tonight will be busy for me as I do the Friday morning features the night before. The big story for today, Hall […]

Sunday Was A Big Day On ESPN

Sunday was the type of day ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen had to be dreaming about when he created the all-sports network back in 1979. It started with the final round of the Open Championship from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Eastern time. Then transitioning to the Women’s World Cup Final between the USA and Japan, […]

A Full Tuesday Linkfest! Finally!

For the last week, I haven’t been able to do a full set of links. Work has been crazy, but I hope to give one today. It’s either going to the other office or heading out with the boss to various work sites or head to meetings, but today should be calmer. I’ve started a […]

Golf Channel Is All Over The Open Championship

Tomorrow begins the oldest major championship in golf, The Open Championship at the fabled Royal St. George’s Golf Club in England and the first outside Scotland to ever host the tournament. This is the 14th time St. George’s will be holding The Open and of course, ESPN is the rightsholder to the event providing four […]

ESPN Airs The Open Championship

Next week, ESPN will have live four round coverage of the Open Championship, the third major tournament on the men’s golf calendar. This year’s Open takes place at Royal St. George’s Golf Club in Scotland. Mike Tirico will head up ESPN’s coverage and he’ll be joined by analysts Tom Watson, Paul Azinger, Curtis Strange, Andy […]