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2015 NFL Regular Season Schedule Announced

So the NFL schedule has been announced. It’s a 256-game schedule spread over 17 weeks. A few new things from last year. CBS gets the Week 1 doubleheader for the first time since 2000. From 2001 until last year, CBS had conceded the Week 1 late game to Fox due to its coverage of the […]

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Tuesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/20/2015

Let’s open the notebook after a busy weekend. Took Monday off after the Greg Anthony news and an interview I conducted with CBS’ Tracy Wolfson which I’ll provide in the links. First the news: NEWS The ratings and viewership for the NFL Conference Championship games are in. While both games drew over 40 million viewers, […]

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CBS Keeps Thursday Night Football for the 2015 Season

Rarely does the NFL announce anything on Sunday unless it’s big and  this announcement is pretty big. The National Football League says it has picked up the option for Thursday Night Football meaning CBS will continue to air and produce 14 Thursday primetime games and a late season Saturday doubleheader. CBS/NFL Network will air the […]

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2015 Sports Media Predictions

Time for some predictions for 2015. Looking back through the archives, the last predictions post on this site was done in 2012 so it’s time to do one now. I’ll do it a little differently than in previous years. Here goes. January The first-ever College Football National Championship Game on ESPN draws a record cable […]

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The Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2014, Part I

It’s that time of year once again to look back at the stories that made the Big Dozen list. If you’re new here and wonder why it’s called the Big Dozen? It’s a tribute to where I used to work, WPRI-TV on the border of East Providence, RI and Seekonk, MA. My good friend, John […]

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The 8th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards

Hard to believe that this is the 8th year of the awards. While some announcers and networks are constants in the NFL, other announcers just come and go. It’s here where we recognize the Best and Worst in NFL announcing and production. There are some new winners and here which is a good thing. Unlike […]

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The 8th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards Nominees

Time to post the nominees for the 8th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards. There are some usual suspects here and a few newbies. We’ll hand the awards on Tuesday, December 30. The Pat Summerall Award for Best Play-by-Play: Kevin Burkhardt (Fox), Ian Eagle (CBS), Kevin Harlan (CBS), Al Michaels (NBC), Mike Tirico (ESPN) Best […]

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NFL Radio Games for Week 16 of the 2014 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, December 18 8:25 p.m. Tennessee at Jacksonville — Bob Wischusen/Brady Quinn//Chris Doering Saturday, December 20 4:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington — Scott Graham/Mike Mayock//Derek Rackley 8:25 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco — Kevin Kugler/Rod Woodson//Scott Kaplan Sunday, December 21 1 p.m. Atlanta at New Orleans — Matt Smith/Brian Baldinger Kansas […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for Week 16 of the 2014 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, December 18 Studio and Pregame Shows Around the NFL — 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 Kickoff live from EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL — NFL Network, 6 p.m. Fantasy Football […]

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NFL on CBS Announcing Assignments for Week 16 of the 2014 Season

We have the assignments for Week 16 for the NFL on CBS which will also include the games it will produce for NFL Network on Thursday, December 18 and Saturday, December 20. NFL Network will air its usual Thursday Night Football game which is produced by CBS. Then the late-season Saturday doubleheader returns for the […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for Week 15 of the 2014 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, December 11 Studio and Pregame Shows Around the NFL — 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 Kickoff live from Soldier Field, Chicago, IL — NFL Network, 6 p.m. NFL Thursday […]

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NFL Radio Games for Week 14

All Times Eastern Thursday, December 4 8:25 p.m. Dallas at Chicago — Ian Eagle/Mike Mayock//Hub Arkush Sunday, December 7 1 p.m. Baltimore at Miami — Chris Carrino/Brian Baldinger Indianapolis at Cleveland — Marc Kestecher/Louis Riddick//Ian Fitzsimmons Pittsburgh at Cincinnati — Larry Kahn/John Robinson//Troy West Carolina at New Orleans — Dave Sims/Rod Woodson 4:05 p.m. Buffalo […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 14 of the 2014 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, December 4 Studio and Pregame Shows Around the NFL — 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 Kickoff live from Soldier Field, Chicago, IL — NFL Network, 6 p.m. NFL Thursday […]

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NFL Radio Games for Week 13 of the 2014 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, November 27 12:30 p.m. Chicago at Detroit — Wayne Larrivee/Mark Malone//Hub Arkush 4:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas — Kevin Ray/Danny White (Compass); Tom McCarthy/Tony Boselli//Scott Kaplan 8:30 p.m. Seattle at San Francisco — Kevin Kugler/Dan Fouts//Laura Okmin Sunday, November 30 1 p.m. Oakland at St. Louis — Greg Papa/Tom Flores//Lincoln Kennedy […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for Week 13 of the 2014 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, November 27 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL GameDay Morning — NFL Network, 10 a.m. The NFL Today — CBS, noon NFL GameDay Highlights — NFL Network, 3:30 p.m. Fox NFL Sunday — Fox, 4 p.m. The OT — Fox, 7:30 p.m. Football Night in America: Special Edition — NBC, 8 p.m. […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for Week 12 of the 2014 Season

All Times Eastern Byes: Carolina, Pittsburgh Thursday, November 20 Studio and Pregame Shows Around the NFL — 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 Kickoff live from the Coliseum Formerly Known as Oakland-Alameda County, Oakland, […]

NFL Radio Games for Week 12 of the 2014 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, November 20 8:25 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland — Greg Papa/Tom Flores/Lincoln Kennedy (Compass Media); Bob Wischusen/Dan Fouts//Anthony Becht (Westwood One) Sunday, November 23 1 p.m. Cleveland at Atlanta — Chris Carrino/Brian Baldinger Detroit at New England — Marc Kestecher/Bill Polian//Ian Fitzsimmons Jacksonville at Indianapolis — Adam Amin/Doug Plank//Samy Panayotovich Green […]

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NFL Radio Games for Week 11

All Times Eastern Thursday, November 13 8:25 p.m. Buffalo at Miami — Ian Eagle/James Lofton//Chris Doering Sunday, November 16 1 p.m. Seattle at Kansas City — Matt Smith/Brian Baldinger San Francisco at New York Giants — Marc Kestecher/Bill Polian//Ian Fitzsimmons Cincinnati at New Orleans — Larry Kahn/John Robinson//Troy West Houston at Cleveland — Tom McCarthy/Rod […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for Week 11 of the 2014 Season

All Times Eastern Byes: Baltimore, Dallas, Jacksonville, New York Jets Thursday, November 13 Studio and Pregame Shows Around the NFL — 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 Kickoff live from the Stadium Formerly Known […]

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NFL Radio Games for Week 10 of the 2014 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, November 6 8:30 p.m. Cleveland at Cincinnati — Ian Eagle/Mike Mayock//Laura Okmin Sunday, November 9 1 p.m. Dallas vs. Jacksonville in London, England — Kevin Ray/Danny White (Compass); Marc Kestecher/Bill Polian//Ian Fitzsimmons (ESPN Radio) San Francisco at New Orleans — Adam Amin/John Robinson//Jimmy Ott Kansas City at Buffalo — Tom McCarthy/Rod […]

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