The Nominees for the 35th Annual Sports Emmy Awards

The nominees are out. A few interesting developments for this year’s Emmys. In the play-by-play category, Al Michaels is noticeably absent. Marv Albert, Mike Breen, Joe Buck, Bob Costas (?) and Mike Emrick are nominees. I guess the Academy decided to put Bob in this category in addition to his customary Studio Host nomination. For […]

REPORT: Tim McCarver Expected to Call 30 St. Louis Cardinals Games

This from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Dan Caesar, Tim McCarver has reached an agreement with Fox Sports Midwest to be on 30 Cardinals games this season. Nothing is final yet, but McCarver tells Caesar he expects his contract with Fox Sports Midwest to be ironed out soon. Last season, Fox Sports gave McCarver a […]

The Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2013

It’s time to look back at the Year in Sports Media. Once again, it was a rather busy year in covering sports media. Since beginning this site in 2007, covering sports media has grown to a 24/7 beat. It’s never enough to cull stories to 10. That’s why I have “The Big Dozen.” Why is […]

Tim McCarver’s Farewell on Fox

As much as I’ve criticized Tim McCarver on this site, there is no doubt of his contributions to baseball and to the broadcast booth. And while 2013 marked his final year on Fox and his final World Series, there’s no doubt in my mind that we’ll see him back on TV in 2014 whether it’s […]

Fox is All Over the World Series

Normally Fox sends its World Series coverage press release during the day, but it came into the Fang’s Bites inbox just shortly before 9 p.m. ET. Not that I’m complaining, I always like posting fresh content at night. Anyway, for the 14th straight year, Fox will air Major League Baseball’s Fall Classic. This year, the […]

2013 MLB League Championship Series Schedule

With MLB’s Final Four complete, it’s now time for the League Championship Series schedule. Now in this round, Fox and TBS will split the LCS. Fox airs the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers. TBS will air the National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tim McCarver in Auto-Tune

I posted this last year and since Tim McCarver is leaving Fox at the end of this upcoming MLB season, I figured I would bring this promo back. It has him and partner Joe Buck trying to appeal to a younger audience by putting their open in Auto-Tune. Pretty funny.

The Tim McCarver Broadcasting Timeline

No matter what you think of Tim McCarver and judging from the reaction on social media, a lot of people are happy he’s leaving the Fox broadcast booth after this season. I was not a fan and felt he was overrated by the New York media when he was with the Mets in the 1980′s […]

Tim McCarver to leave Fox Sports after the 2013 MLB Season

Just announced by Fox, Tim McCarver will leave the network when his contract expires after the World Series in October. McCarver has been the number one analyst on MLB dating back to his days with CBS starting in 1990. He joined Fox in 1996. He started broadcasting with the Philadelphia Phillies back in 1980, then […]

A Late Friday Night/Early Saturday Morning Sports Media Notebook

Let’s do a notebook tonight, shall we? If I can’t do linkage and it always seems something gets in the way these days, I might as well do a notebook. I’ll try to provide as many links and stories as possible here. Interesting story from The Big Lead. The daily 9 a.m.-3 p.m. ET SportsCenter […]

Fox Prepares to Air Every Pitch of the 2012 World Series

Fox Sports is back to air the entire World Series, no matter how far it goes. Fox’s history with the World Series dates back to 1996 and since 2000, the network has aired the Fall Classic consecutively and will continue to do when the new MLB TV contract takes effect in 2014. As usual, Joe […]

League Championship Series Schedule with Networks & Announcers

With the League Division Series over, it’s time for the League Championship Series which begin on Saturday. TBS airs the American League Championship Series. Fox has the National League Championship Series. ESPN Radio has both series. Here’s the schedule and announcers for both LCS. AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees Game […]