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The New Thursday Night Football Logo

This is what it looks like, the new Thursday Night Football logo with both CBS and NFL Network on the shield. You’ll be seeing this leading up to the kickoff of the new season and beyond. Here’s the logo without it being cut off as it is above.  

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CBS and NFL Network Announce 2014 Thursday Night Football Schedule

Ok, the NFL schedules are out. Let’s post them one at a time. Let’s begin with the CBS/NFL Network Thursday Night Football schedule. CBS will air Weeks 2-8 and a game in Week 16 on Saturday, December 20. In the first seven weeks, CBS will have four AFC rivalry games including Steelers-Ravens which opens the […]

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Expect a Strong Thursday Night Football Schedule for CBS

This being reported by John Ourand at Sports Business Journal. He writes that as the National Football League schedule is about to be released (most likely within a week), media executives expect the first year of Thursday Night Football to be filled with very good matchups, even surpassing the Monday Night Football slate on ESPN. […]

CBS To Air Thursday Night Football Games in 2014

Ok, here’s the joint press release from CBS and National Football League announcing the new Thursday Night Football package for 2014. CBS and NFL Network will split the package with CBS airing the first half with an NFLN simulcast. All of CBS’ games will air on Thursday nights. NFL Network takes the second half with […]

BREAKING NEWS: CBS Wins Thursday Night Football Package

I thought NBC would take the package. Instead, CBS wins the bid for Thursday Night Football and will split the games with NFL Network. The Tiffany Network will produce the games. Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will call all of the Thursday  games. CBS will air the first half of the 16 game package, all […]

A Quick Saturday Sports Media Notebook

Time to do a quick notebook for you on this early Saturday morning. They’ll be bullet form. Fox has increased its stake in the YES Network. In late 2012, it purchased a 49% share in the regional sports network. On Friday through a press release from parent company 21st Century Fox, YES will become a […]

Fang’s Bites Podcast No. 4 — James Andrew Miller, ESPN Book

Just one guest today on the Fang’s Bites podcast and it’s James Andrew Miller, the co-author of Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN. The subjects discussed: Brent Musburger being replaced as Voice of College Football Management Changes at ESPN The Grantland story on Dr. V, the transgender woman who committed […]

A Few Sunday Sports Media Thoughts

Time to do some thoughts before the NFL Conference Championship Games. Once they start, I won’t be able to get this done. As usual, they come in bullet form. Last week, Grantland put forth a story by Caleb Hannan on the science behind a golf putter and the person who invented it. And while it’s […]

NFL to Sell Part of the Thursday Night Football Package

The National Football League is looking to sell half of the Thursday Night Football package that currently airs on NFL Network. As it has for the last two seasons, NFL Network has aired 13 games. It appears that the amount of games on Thursdays will increase to 16. NFL Network and the winning bidder would […]

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 […]

Thursday Night Football Sets Viewership Record on NFL Network for 5th Straight Year

With all of the major cable and satellite providers on board now, NFL Network can say it’s on a level playing field with other channels on basic tiers. And for the 5th straight year, Thursday Night Football set viewership records for the most-watched league-owned network. The 13 game schedule averaged 8 million viewers, up 10% […]

Thursday Night Football’s San Diego-Denver Scores for NFL Network

The last Thursday Night Football game of the season that resulted in a San Diego Chargers upset of the Denver Broncos in the Mile High City resulted in good numbers for NFL Network. The game saw a 5.6 US household rating for just NFL Network. Numbers from local stations in San Diego and Denver have […]

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 […]

Thursday Night Football Concludes its 2013 Season in Denver

As Thursday Night Football begins the action for Week 15, NFL Network gets a game involving AFC West Division rivals San Diego and Denver. In addition, NFL Network gets Peyton Manning meaning that its ratings should go up. It also marks the end of the line for NFL Network for this season and perhaps the […]