Oh My! It’s The Return of The Linkage!

It’s been way too long since you’ve seen linkage on this site. This has been the main mission of Fang’s Bites since the beginning, but too often, I get roped into doing family stuff and it prevents me from getting on here until late. I hope to rectify that. So without further delay, here’s the […]

The Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2012

Time for the look back at the Year in Sports Media in 2012. Lots of great stuff. The year has been very interesting and we have seen a lot of things. Just doing a Top Ten is never enough for the Year in Review. It’s always an even dozen with some honorable mentions mixed in. […]

Thursday Sports Media Notebook

As the linkage has been lacking, I’m going to try a new feature. In addition to an occasional sports media thoughts post, I’m going to attempt to make this a regular feature. This will incorporate some linkage and some thoughts. Think of it like Peter Gammons’ baseball notes column, but not as extensive. As I […]

Rob Parker Suspended For 30 Days For RGIII First Take Comments

This just in from ESPN, Rob Parker, the man who made incendiary comments about DC NFL Team quarterback Robert Griffin III on First Take, has been suspended by the network. After the racebaiting comments were aired not just once, not just twice, but three times last Thursday, ESPN said it had suspended Parker until further […]

ESPN Suspends Rob Parker Indefinitely

In the wake of yesterday’s incendiary comments by Rob Parker on ESPN2’s First Take on Robert Griffin III, the network has taken disciplinary action and suspended him indefinitely. ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys tweeted this statement: Following yesterday’s comments, Rob Parker has been suspended until further notice.We are conducting a full review. — Mike Soltys (@espnmikes)

ESPN Statement on Rob Parker's Comments From First Take

Earlier today, ESPN2’s First Take was in the midst of one of its usual contrived debates when Rob Parker asked one of the most head-scratching questions whether DC NFL Team quarterback Robert Griffin III was “a brother or a cornbread brother?” Stephen A. Smith was incredulous and Skip Bayless was speechless. Not only was the […]

Bringing Out Some Wednesday Sports Media Thoughts

Time for some overdue sports radio thoughts. I apologize for the inconsistency in posting. I’ve been sick since last week and its hit me like a ton of bricks. It’s no fun not having a voice and certainly not good to feel wrecked every time I awake. I hope to get better soon, but this […]

Hey NFL Replacement Refs! Call It Maybe!

I thought I was tired of the “Call Me Maybe” parodies and covers, but this one from sports radio station KFAN in the Twin Cities in Minnesota may be the best to finally put a rest to all of them. This song and subsequent video done by a producer for The Common Man show is […]

NFL Statement on the Final Play in the Green Bay-Seattle Game

As expected, the NFL released a statement on the controversial final play in the Green Bay Packers-Seattle Seahawks game on Monday night. As expected, the NFL held steadfast to the position that the call was correct and the result is final. There’s nothing else to write. You can read the statement. NFL STATEMENT ON FINAL […]

ESPN's Trent Dilfer & Steve Young Take on the NFL Replacement Refs

After the controversial ending of last night’s Monday Night Football game on ESPN, you may have switched the channel or have gone to bed angry. Judging from the overnight ratings, a good chunk of the audience stayed to see the postgame coverage on SportsCenter. But in case you went to bed and missed the discussion, […]

Packers Radio Call of Controversial Last Play in Green Bay-Seattle Game

If you watched ESPN’s Monday Night Football to the end, then you’re probably buzzing about the last play which looked to be ruled incorrectly. On the last play of the game, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw a Hail Mary pass to the end zone which appeared to be intercepted by the Packers’ M.D. Jennings, […]

Revised US Open Schedule For Sunday, Sept. 9 and Monday, Sept. 10

For the 5th year in a row, weather has forced the US Open to a Monday for the men’s final. Again, I’ll lobby the USTA to push the Open back a week to finish the tournament on Labor Day. I’ve written about this before, and it makes too much sense which is why it will […]

Classless. Just Classless

No words. None. I hope Celeb Boutique was not aware of the shootings in Aurora, CO today, but even so, how can anyone make this type of tweet in the wake of the 12 people who died and 59 others who were injured?

Not Surprising: Curt Schilling on Leave From ESPN

Quietly announced Saturday by ESPN PR maven, Josh Krulewitz, Curt Schilling who has been embroiled in the 38 Studios mess in my home state of Rhode Island, will be on leave from the network for the foreseeable future. ESPN mutually agreed w/ Curt Schilling to have him take a leave as he works thru business […]

Finally Some Friday Megalinks

Let’s do some Friday megalinks. You’ve been owed some and I haven’t been able to do links for most of the week. Of course, you have the Weekend Viewing Picks which provide plenty of college sports, soccer, baseball and the NBA and NHL postseason action. Now let’s do your links. National Michael Hiestand of USA […]