Monday was quite the day in the sports world. As people were getting up and preparing to go to work on the East Coast, little would they know how things were going to develop. Let’s review what happened as events occurred. All times listed below are Eastern.
7:53 a.m. — Reports trickle out of New York Jets camp that backup quarterback Tim Tebow was going to be released.
9:00 a.m. — ESPN’s Morning SportsCenter signs on with all-out coverage of Tim Tebow being released by the Jets.
In addition, ESPN.com puts Tebow on its front page throughout the morning.
11:02 a.m. — Sports Illustrated releases the first-person account from NBA center Jason Collins declaring that he’s gay. News organizations across the country and around the globe pick up the story of the first athlete from a U.S. professional sports league to come out.
11:04 a.m. — Dan Patrick interviews Sports Illustrated’s Jon Wertheim about the Collins story.
John Koblin of Deadspin notes while other outlets are covering the Collins story, ESPN and ESPN.com continue in Tebow DEFCON 2 mode. While ESPN and ESPN.com were not reporting the Collins story, Colin Cowherd was talking about it on his ESPN Radio show which was also simulcast on ESPNU.
Noon — Awful Announcing discovers that the 12 p.m. edition of SportsCenter mentions Tebow 25 times before moving to the Jason Collins story.
After 1 p.m. — Scott Van Pelt on the SVP & Russillo Show on ESPN Radio plays Ombudsman and calls out the Morning SportsCenter for going overboard on Tebow coverage.
On WFAN, Mike Francesa downplays the Collins story as “a dramatic attempt to sell magazines.” Francesa says, “I don’t get it” as to why Collins chose to come out.
3 p.m. – ESPN’s Outside the Lines covers the Collins story and has ESPN.com openly gay columnist LZ Granderson and ESPN NBA beat reporter Chris Broussard to discuss the topic. Broussard declares homosexuality is a sin and it’s “walking in rebellion with God..”
6:20 p.m. — CBS’ Tim Brando creates a firestorm by tweeting that Collins is not a hero for coming out and making history. Then Brandi tweets something about a sex tape. Holy frijoles.
10:50 p.m. — ESPN issues a terse statement on Chris Broussard’s comments.
12:05 a.m. — Broussard issues an apology.
It’s been a long day. Very bizarre to say the least.
A couple of weeks ago, Tim Brando announced that his radio show was leaving the auspices of the Yahoo Sports Radio Network and today, we learn that it will become a satellite radio-only exclusive. SiriusXM announces that as of February 4, the Tim Brando Show will be heard live on SiriusXM’s College Sports Nation on channel 81. The show will move to the 9 a.m. to noon timeslot. It had been heard previously from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET.
The show will continue to be simulcast on CBS Sports Network. In fact as of today, the show was already in the 9 a.m. to noon slot.
We have the announcement from SiriusXM.
SiriusXM will be the new exclusive radio home of the popular “Tim Brando Show”
Will air nationwide weekday mornings on the SiriusXM College Sports Nation channel starting February 4
NEW YORK – January 28, 2013 – Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it has become the new radio home of the Tim Brando Show, the popular national sports talk show hosted by college sports broadcaster Tim Brando.
The Tim Brando Show will air nationwide every weekday (9:00 am – 12:00 pm ET) starting Monday, February 4, on SiriusXM College Sports Nation (channel 91). The show, which will air on radio exclusively on SiriusXM, will cover the world of sports, with a focus on college athletics, featuring an array of compelling guests, topics and commentary.
“I’m thrilled to have our show on SiriusXM College Sports Nation,” said Brando. “We are celebrating our 12th anniversary of the Tim Brando Show this week; this new affiliation with SiriusXM ensures us maximum exposure to loyal college sports fans across the country.”
“Tim is one of the finest sports broadcasters on the airwaves,” said Steve Cohen, SiriusXM’s SVP of Sports Programming. “He has covered the college sports landscape for more than three decades and, as his audience already knows, his level of knowledge and experience in the college game is exceptional. The Tim Brando Show is a superb addition to our SiriusXM College Sports Nation lineup and we’re thrilled to be the show’s radio home.”
In addition to hosting the Tim Brando Show, which is simulcast on TV on CBS Sports Network, Brando has had a prolific career as a play-by-play announcer and TV host. He has called more than 25 different sports during his career, including the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, college football and basketball, NFL, MLB, NBA and golf.
Brando has been calling NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship games for CBS since 1996 and also serves as the host of CBS Sports’ College Football Today and At The Half shows. He is the lead play-by-play announcer for Raycom’s coverage of SEC and ACC basketball broadcasts and hosts the Emmy Award-winning syndicated show Football Saturdays in the South. Brando has called play-by-play for SportSouth television’s coverage of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and MLB’s Atlanta Braves. Brando was a studio host for ESPN’s SportsCenter, ESPN’s college football halftime show (1986-94) and ESPN’s coverage of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship (1987-90). He served as play-by-play announcer for TNT during the 1994 NBA Playoffs. Brando was sports director for WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge, La. and the voice of LSU basketball games (1981-86).
Tim was the 2009 recipient of the coveted Jake Wade Award given by the College Sports Information Directors Association of America (COSIDA). This award is given annually to a national media member for outstanding promotion of intercollegiate athletics.
SiriusXM College Sports Nation is SiriusXM’s 24/7 college sports talk channel. Airing on SiriusXM channel 91, it showcases the best college games and a full daily lineup of college sports talk programming that offers news, highlights and season-long analysis of the nation’s teams and conferences. For more info visit www.siriusxm.com/collegesports. Follow the SiriusXM College Sports Nation channel on Twitter @SiriusXMCollege.
There you have it.
This is the first time I have received quotage for CBS’ College Football Today. And I’m gladly posting it here.
Today, CBS’ Spencer Tillman and Mr. College Football, Tony Barnhart debated whether injury reports should be released as they are in the National Football League and host Tim Brando led a discussion on player safety.
Let’s take a look at what was said on CBS today.
NEWS, NOTES & QUOTES FROM CBS SPORTS’ “COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY” WITH TIM BRANDO, SPENCER TILLMAN AND TONY BARNHART
During CBS Sports’ pre-game show COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY, host Tim Brando and analysts Spencer Tillman and Tony Barnhart discussed whether college football should report injuries similar to the NFL.
Below are excerpts from the show as well as a link to the video on cbsssports.com: cbsprt.co/OQnrUp.
Brando: “Should the college game now finally adopt a policy similar to that of the NFL in which injuries are declared?”
Tillman: “There are three constituencies ?? the parents, the teams and the Networks who broadcast the game, and of course, the people who are calling the game…they’re the only ones who need to know.”
Barnhart: “Spencer, I love you like a brother, but you’re flat wrong about this. This is an idea whose time has come to college football. The ACC has been doing injury reports, NFL style injury reports for over four years, and the world has not come to an end. I talk to Tom O’Brien, the head coach at N.C. State, every Thursday at the end of practice. An hour, hour and a half later, the trainers release the injury report. Four categories just like the NFL… This dog and pony show about hiding injuries has got to end.”
Tillman: “Tony, who does it benefit? It doesn’t benefit anyone else except one constituency out there and that would be the folks who are laying a sawbuck or two on this game.”Brando: “We watched Tracy Wolfson getting flat lied to. We put Gary Danielson in a position to speculate whether he (Tyler Wilson) would play or not play. I believe Tyler Wilson went off after that game because he knew he had been used as a pawn in the process.”
Tillman: The coach is not leading effectively in John L. Smith, it has nothing to do with networks that pay big time money to paint pictures and tell stories. They should know, the parents should know and that’s it.
Barnhart: You talk about wanting to protect the kids. This is not about protecting the kids. This is about protecting the coach. The coaches mislead and lie about injury information.
Tillman: “That’s gamesmanship. They have no vested interest. They’re the only ones who are supposed to know.
Brando: “Power and control. I know that’s the issue here. Coaches don’t want to give it up.”
(On Player Safety and Concussions)
Barnhart: “Everybody’s talking a big game about player safety and concussions and lawsuits and all that. Well, guess what? The SEC is doing something about it. The other leagues need to step up.”
Brando: “We need one voice. We need one exacting of punishment, and it needs to be across the board in what is now the new BCS playoff. Just give us a czar, please.”
I’ll be happy to post the quotage as long as CBS provides it.
I’ll provide a few links on this Wednesday afternoon.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today looks at CBS pushing its Sunday primetime lineup to 7:30 p.m. ET to accommodate the NFL.
Michael Kruse of Grantland has a very good story catching up with former ESPN Radio host Nanci Donnellan aka “The Fabulous Sports Babe”.
Ed Sherman at The Sherman Report has some thoughts on Notre Dame joining the ACC except for football and hockey.
Ed notes that Michelle Beadle might be headed to mornings on NBC Sports Network.
ESPN’s Kristi Dosh writes that despite losing Notre Dame, the Big East can still get a big TV rights eal.
Darren Rovell of ESPN says Notre Dame won’t becoming a full-time member of the ACC simply due to the fact that it likes its deal with NBC for football.
Georg Szalai from the Hollywood Reporter has CBS Head Honcho Leslie Moonves boasting about Super Bowl ads being sold for more than $4 million per 30 second spot.
Todd Spangler of Broadcasting & Cable writes that Google Fiber has added ESPN and several other Disney networks.
Tim Baysinger of B&C says Fox Sports has partnered with Oklahoma University to provide exclusive content on its Fox Sports Net channels.
Anthony Crupi of Adweek tells us NBC’s Sunday Night Football set another ratings record.
Jason Del Ray at Advertising Age says ESPN is launching an ad campaign for its pay Insider service.
Toni Fitzgerald from Media Life writes that thanks to the Olympics, NBC cruised to a summer ratings victory.
John Koblin of Deadspin has the great video of WFAN’s Mike Francesa falling asleep during his NFL Now show that was simulcast on YES last Sunday.
John also looks at the NFL going further into Sunday primetime.
Matt Yoder from Awful Announcing looks at Tim Brando’s Twitter war with Ohio State fans that stemmed from an interview during his radio show today.
Bill Carter of the New York Times discusses CBS adjusting its Sunday primetime schedule for the NFL.
Jerry Barmash from Fishbowl NY says the New York Giants season opener on NBC topped the ratings in the Big Apple.
Keith Groller of the Allentown (PA) Morning Call is one of the few who likes Bob Costas’ Sunday Night Football halftime commentaries.
Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog has the local ratings for the DC Football Team’s season opener and RGIII’s pro debut.
David Barron from the Houston Chronicle looks at the new Fox Sports-Oklahoma University rights deal.
David has a few notes in his blog including one on retiring Astros voice Milo Hamilton.
Mel Bracht at The Oklahoman says the NFL topped the local weekend ratings.
Berry Tremel of The Oklahoman looks at the new Fox Sports-OU relationship.
Eric Bailey of the Tulsa World has details of the Fox Sports-Oklahoma agreement.
Guerin Emig of the World has a Q&A about the new Sooner Sports TV programming arrangement.
Paul M. Banks from the Chicago Sports Media Watch says the White Sox set a 3 year ratings high for Comcast SportsNet on Tuesday.
Scott D. Pierce of the Salt Lake Tribune anticipates the 50,000th edition of ESPN’s SportsCenter.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News says the next inductee to the Broadcasters Wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame could be going in as both a player and a broadcaster.
Bruce Dowbiggin from the Toronto Globe and Mail says a documentary on soccer match fixing is a reason why Canada needs the CBC.
Sports Media Watch says Monday Night Football got off to a slow start.
SMW notes that the U.S. Open men’s final on Monday afternoon didn’t do as well as it could have.
Dave Kohl at the Broadcast Booth noticed an error in one of Fox Sports’ MLB promos.
Steve Lepore at Puck The Media says NBC Sports Network is increasing its college hockey schedule in case of an NHL lockout.
That’s going to do it for now.
Yesterday at 8:30 a.m., I lost power at my house and as of this post, I still don’t have it. The northern part of my town has power, but I live in the southern part and there’s nothing. That’s not good. And RI did not get hit that hard by Irene so I don’t know how we could lose power for so long. Anyway, it appears that my office never lost electricity as the clocks appear to be on time so I’m blogging from work. Hopefully, I won’t be without power for that long.
Here are your links.
Michael Smith of the Sports Business Journal writes that UPS and MillerCoors are looking to become very aggressive sponsors of college sports.
Eric Fisher of SBJ says a new site has launched to cover digital fan marketing.
Terry Lefton of SBJ speaks with a sports marketer who believes stadium naming rights work.
Mimi Turner of the Hollywood Reporter says the BBC will air every hour of every single event at the 2012 London Olympics. That’s quite ambitious.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News says with Hurricane Irene out of the way, New York can focus on the U.S. Open for the next two weeks.
Mike says Tennis Channel will reach 50 million homes for the Open.
ESPN Ombudsman Kelly McBride from the Poynter Institute says there’s nothing wrong with ESPN airing the Little League World Series to which I ask her, are you crazy?
Eric Deggans of the St. Petersburg Times writing for the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center says reporting on suicides and speculating why they happen as in the case of former Baltimore Orioles pitcher and broadcaster Mike Flanagan demonstrate the need for due diligence by news organizations.
Marcus Vanderberg of SportsNewser says a short two days after Vin Scully announced his return to the Dodgers, so did Spanish voice Jaime Jarrin.
Dan Fogarty of SportsGrid notes that Houston Texan RB Arian Foster is not a fan of ESPN Radio’s Colin Cowhack. Really, who is?
Zombie Journalism has a problem with ESPN’s social networking policy that bans its reporters from breaking news on Twitter.
The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir speaks with Fox Sports’ Joe Buck about his ailing voice.
The New York Post’s Phil Mushnick decides that he’s a man of the people, which probably couldn’t be further from the truth.
Jim Williams from the Washington Examiner talks with CBS college football host Tim Brando about his radio show being aired on CBS Sports Network.
Tom Jones at the St. Petersburg Times looks at the weekend in sports television including a poor local broadcast of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers preseason games.
Sean Pendergast in the Houston Press says the Longhorn Network doesn’t have enough content to be successful.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says ESPN’s Chris Spielman picks Wisconsin to win the Big Ten title.
From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Dan Caesar writes that Missouri’s new football analyst has a football background, but also one in intelligence. As in CIA. Yup.
Dusty Saunders of the Denver Post is amazed at the media controversy swirling around Broncos third-string quarterback Tim Tebow.
Andrew Malcolm from the Los Angeles Times says ESPN has warned golf analyst Paul Azinger over his tweet criticizing President Obama.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News speaks with Olympic swimmer Janet Evans who turned 40 on Sunday. Wow.
Tom writes about Dodgers Spanish broadcaster Jaime Jarrin’s return for next year.
Tom also has your sports calendar for this week.
Raju Mudhar of the Toronto Star says the lockout doesn’t seem to be effecting the NBA.
Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail advises us not to look for Rogers Sportsnet to wrest the CFL rights away from TSN in the next bidding.
The Toronto Sports Media Blog says the Maple Leafs are close to hiring a new announcer.
Sox & Dawgs has a look at the UConn Radio Network for the 2011-12 season.
Mike Shields at DigiDay notes that ESPN’s College GameDay will really sink its teeth into social networking this season.
Ryan Yoder of Awful Announcing is critical of the ESPN Ombudsman for letting ESPN off the hook for airing the Little League World Series.
Joe Favorito feels the World Fire and Police Games taking place in New York are brand and activation opportunities for potential sponsors.
And lastly, here’s a video I made last night driving down the main road of my town showing how dark it was. Definitely no fun without power.
That’s all. Back later.
This from CBS Sports Network, a whole host of studio programming is on the way. This includes the premiere of the Yahoo Sports Radio show hosted by Tim Brando, a program hosted by CBS’ Tracy Wolfson and the return of the Tony Barnhart Show. There are other shows coming as well. Let’s take a look at what CBS Sports Network has in store for viewers this college football season.
“SEC Today,” “SEC Express,” “Tackling The Trends” and “Tim Brando Show” to Debut This Fall Network Expands Live Thursday Night Studio Programming
CBS Sports Network has increased its college football programming for the 2011 season with four new shows including the SEC TODAY, SEC EXPRESS, TACKLING THE TRENDS and the previously announced TIM BRANDO SHOW. The Network also returns popular studio shows including INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL, THE TONY BARNHART SHOW, SEC TONIGHT and COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFIDENTIAL.
CBS Sports Network will provide comprehensive SEC football coverage complementing CBS Sports’ SEC Game of the Week with new programming that includes SEC TODAY and SEC EXPRESS. Hosted by Brent Stover, SEC TODAY (Saturdays, 2:00-3:00 PM) will preview the game of the week with in-depth analysis and live on-site reports while providing an all-encompassing look at the day in SEC football. With SEC EXPRESS (Sundays 10:00-11:00 AM), fans will be able to re-live all of the action from CBS Sports’ SEC Game of the Week during a one-hour telecast featuring the top plays and key moments from Saturday’s game. Also, SEC TONIGHT returns Saturdays at 7:00 PM, recapping all the day’s news, highlights and storylines.
Hosted by CBS Sports’ Tracy Wolfson, TACKLING THE TRENDS (Wednesdays, 9:00-9:30 PM) is a new, weekly 30-minute show in collaboration with CBSSports.com that examines the trending topics across college football through a variety of interactive platforms. Premiering on Wednesday, Sept. 7 following the first week of action, Wolfson, along with analysts and reporters from CBS Sports, CBS Sports Network and CBSSports.com, will discuss, debate and analyze college football’s hot button topics, which fans will help influence through social media outlets.
CBS Sports Network will launch the TIM BRANDO SHOW on Monday, Aug. 29, airing live weekdays from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM, ET. The show, which also is nationally-syndicated on radio, covers the world of sports with a focus on college athletics and features an array of compelling guests, topics and commentary.
THE TONY BARNHART SHOW, now in its third year, moves to Wednesday nights (8:00-9:00 PM), while INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL expands to a two-hour live show on Tuesdays (8:00-10:00 PM) and adds a new night on Thursdays (7:00-8:00 PM and 11:30 PM-12:30 AM), bracketing the Network’s weekly live college football game.
In addition, the Network returns COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFIDENTIAL, an all-access series bringing fans behind-the-scenes with teams as they practice and prepare for Saturday. CBS Sports Network will embed with different teams throughout the season, including Tulsa and Baylor.
Below is a description of all the Network’s shows including announcers, air dates and times. All times Eastern.
- TIM BRANDO SHOW – (Weekdays, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM) – Hosted by CBS Sports’ Tim Brando, the show covers the world of sports with a focus on college athletics and features an array of compelling guests, topics and commentary. Debuts on Monday, Aug. 29.
- COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFIDENTIAL (Mondays, 8:00-8:30 PM) – All-access series that brings fans behind-the-scenes with teams as they practice and prepare for Saturday. Premieres on Monday, Aug. 29.
- INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL (Tuesdays, 8:00-10:00 PM and Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 PM and 11:30 PM-12:30 AM) – Offers a preview of the upcoming weekend college football action with opinion, insight and analysis of the most significant storylines and match-ups across the country. Hosted by Adam Zucker, along with analysts Aaron Taylor, Rich Rodriguez, Randy Cross and Brian Jones. Premieres on Tuesday, Aug. 30.
- THE TONY BARNHART SHOW (Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00 PM) – “Mr. College Football” Tony Barnhart begins his third season as host of the weekly, one-hour primetime college football talk show. The hard-hitting program debates and analyzes the hot topics and issues facing college football on- and off-the-field. Premieres on Wednesday, Aug. 31.
- TACKLING THE TRENDS – (Wednesdays, 9:00-9:30 PM) – A new, weekly 30-minute show hosted by CBS Sports’ Tracy Wolfson that examines the trending topics across college football through a variety of interactive platforms. Debuts Wednesday, Sept. 7.
- LEMMING REPORT (Fridays, 7:00-7:30 PM) – Hosted by Tom Lemming, the country’s leading college football recruiting expert, LEMMING REPORT examines the nation’s top prep football players with highlights, news and analysis. Premieres on Friday, Sept. 2.
- SEC TODAY (Saturdays, 2:00-3:00 PM) – Preview CBS Sports’ SEC Game of the Week with in-depth analysis and live on-site reports, while providing an all-encompassing look at the day in SEC football. Debuts Saturday, Sept. 17.
- SEC TONIGHT (Saturdays, 7:00-8:00 PM) – Following the conclusion of CBS Sports’ SEC Game of the Week, the studio team recaps the day’s SEC action. Airs weekly beginning Saturday, Sept. 17.
- INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL EXTRA (Saturdays, following primetime game) – Join Host Adam Zucker and analyst Brian Jones to review all the day’s college football action with comprehensive news and highlights.
- SEC EXPRESS (Sundays, 10:00-11:00 AM) – A one-hour telecast featuring the top plays and key moments from Saturday’s SEC game on CBS Sports. Debuts Sunday, Sept. 18.
That will do it.
This announced this morning by CBS Sports Network. The network will pick up Tim Brando’s radio show that is currently aired across the nation through Sporting News Radio and Sirius XM. This is now adds another platform for Tim’s show which is quite good if you haven’t had the chance to listen. The show will air from 10 a.m. through 1 p.m. Eastern time. It will premiere on CBS Sports Network sometime in August.
The press release reads as follows:
CBS Sports Network will launch the “Tim Brando Show” live on television, debuting August 2011. The Network will produce for its air the popular nationally-syndicated radio program featuring CBS Sports’ Tim Brando, which also airs on Sporting News Radio. The three-hour show covers the world of sports, with a focus on college athletics, featuring an array of compelling guests, topics and commentary. The show will air live weekdays from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM, ET.
“We’re thrilled to be launching ‘The Tim Brando Show’ on CBS Sports Network. This show, along with several other enhancements we’re making, will significantly increase the live, daily, topical programming for our fans,” said David Berson, Executive Vice President, CBS Sports and President, CBS Sports Network. “Tim is a well known and respected sports personality and valued member of the CBS Sports family who adds to our already strong line-up of talent.”
“CBS Sports Network will expose the show to a new audience, and produce a high-quality, entertaining telecast that I know fans will enjoy,” said Tim Brando. “It’s thrilling for me every day to be talking about sports in this format and I’m lucky to now have two great media partners on board.”
“Tim’s show has been a core part of the Sporting News Radio line-up for years, and we are delighted that the reach of his show will be extended onto a new platform with CBS Sports Network,” said David Gow, President of Mission Media Group, LLC.
The show also features co-host Rogers Hampton and will include a CBS Sports Network reporter for hourly updates. The program will originate from a custom-built studio in Shreveport, La., which will be integrated with CBS Sports Network’s operations based in New York City. CBS Sports Network will also air “Best Of” compilation shows, as well as stream daily highlights online at www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
Tim Brando joined CBS Sports in 1995. He serves as the host of COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY, the Network’s college football pre-game and studio show, as well as a play-by-play announcer for coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. He has called play-by-play for the CBS Television Network’s coverage of the NFL and also serves as host of AT THE HALF®, CBS Sports’ college basketball halftime studio show.
The “Tim Brando Show,” now in its tenth year, is part of the Sporting News Radio network and can be heard on affiliate stations across the country, as well as on Sirius channel 94 and XM channel 208.