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 […]

Univision Deportes Covers The World Cup Final Draw Like a Blanket

We get this from Univision Deportes. The Spanish language all-sports network will have extensive coverage of the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Final Draw will place the 32 qualified teams into 8 groups of four and then, the schedules and venues will be put into place before the world’s biggest sporting […]

REPORT: NBC to Bid on UEFA Champions League Rights

This comes from Jonathan Tannenwald from and his excellent “The Goalkeeper” blog. He reports that NBC is planning to join the bidding for the UEFA Champions League. Fox is the current rightsholder first gaining the rights in 2009 and signing a new contract in 2010 that covers the current period from 2012-13 through 2014-15. […]

Univision Deportes Outperforms ESPN Deportes and Fox Deportes

The network launched in April 2012 and a year and a half later, it already outrates the other well-established Spanish language cable sports networks, ESPN Deportes and Fox Deportes. In the third quarter of 2013, Univision Deportes outpaces the other two networks in the 18-49 demographic and is in more homes than ESPN and Fox. […]

Univision Deportes Covers Two 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers on Friday

It’s a big-time soccer or fútbol doubleheader on UniMás with lots of pregame and postgame coverage on its sister network, Univision Deportes. Both the United States and Mexico are preparing for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The United States Men’s National Team have assured a spot in the World Cup. Meanwhile, Mexico is fighting […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, September 2 — 8, 2013

Lots of things happening in sports media this week. The NFL returns in the next seven days. College Football goes into its second week. Baseball heads into its final month of the regular season. Soccer goes into World Cup qualifying. The PGA Tour takes the week off and we bid adieu to Fox Soccer. TELEVISION […]

Some Tuesday Links

I hope those of you in the Mid-Atlantic states are ok after Hurricane Sandy. I’m lucky to still have power after yesterday’s gusts in Southern New England. I know many are not. Hopefully you’re ok after Sandy and you can start getting back to normal. Let’s do some linkage for you. Michael Hiestand of USA […]

Back To Linkage

Been so busy lately that it’s been effecting the blog. Sorry about that. This weekend was planned for me again, so I really couldn’t post too much around the personal events. It also meant I couldn’t watch any of The Masters® or any baseball. The only things I could watch was The Amazing Race and […]

The Mighty Monday Links

I don’t know why they’re mighty, but they’re here. Let’s get to them. USA Today’s Mike McCarthy looks at Super Bowl Media Day which will be covered from all angles on both ESPN and NFL Network. Preston Bounds from Sports Business Daily lists the top 11 most marketable NFL players. Your humble blogger is quoted […]

The Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2011

Time for the Fang’s Bites Sports Media Year in Review. The year isn’t big enough for a Top Ten, but it is big enough for a Big Dozen. Let’s get to the list and we’ll count down from 12 and also have some Honorable Mentions. 12. ESPN The Book One of the most anticipated books […]

Back For Some Sunday Linkage

Ok, back from New York after attending “Blogs with Balls 4″ at the Bloomberg world headquarters on Lexington Avenue. I’ll have a recap of the event later today. But I’ll give you some links since I was unable to blog yesterday. Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News says MLB Network has signed several cable providers for […]

A Quickie Thursday Linkage

I’m going to post as many links as I can. It’s part of the day where I could be leaving at any time. Let’s do this. From USA Today, Tom Weir writes that the National Hockey League has issued a new social media policy to take effect immediately. Michael Malone of Broadcasting & Cable looks […]

Trying To Do A Friday Megalink Session

I’m hoping to get this entire Megalink session finished in one sitting. It’s been a crazy day thus far. Of course, all of your weekend sport and entertainment programming are featured in the Weekend Viewing Picks. Let’s get to the linkage now. National Michael Hiestand of USA Today speaks with noted baseball announcing author Curt […]

Providing Your Tuesday Linkage

Let’s go for your links today. Starting with Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated, he explores whether the Women’s World Cup can find an audience and he also scolds Pierre McGuire. Steve Weiberg of USA Today says a group of former college athletes is suing ESPN and CBS plus other networks for using their likenesses on […]

Bringing Out The Friday Megalinks

Yup, time for the Friday megalinks. As long as I don’t get interrupted, I should be able to do this all in one shot for you. Your Weekend Viewing Picks have a whole lot of sports and entertainment programs so take a gander and see what suits your fancy. To the links. National USA Today’s […]