NBC Sports Execs and Mike “Doc” Emrick Talk About NHL Winter Classic

Last week, NBC Sports and the NHL held a joint media event at the famed 8H studios where Saturday Night Live is performed, to promote next week’s Winter Classic and the rebrand of Versus into NBC Sports Network right after the conclusion of the game on January 2. We have this video from NBCUniversal catching […]

NBC Sports Group Gears Up For NHL Winter Classic & Rebranding of Versus

In what has become a signature event for NBC Sports, the network is getting ready for the 2012 NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers. NBC will air the game live from Philadelphia on Monday, January 2 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. When the game is over, […]

Mike Milbury Pulled Off NBC

In the wake of being charged with assaulting a 12 year old boy during a youth hockey game outside Boston last week, CBC and NBC NHL analyst Mike Milbury has been temporarily removed from his duties on American television. An NBC Sports statement goes as follows: In our discussions with Mike, we both came to […]

The 5th Annual Fang’s Bites College Football TV Awards

It’s time for me to bring back the annual College Football TV Awards. I’ve been wanting to write this for a while. Because of my schedule over the last week, I have not been able to bring it to you until now. Thanks for your patience. Let’s get this started. The College GameDay Award for […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks For 12/03 & 12/04/11, All Times Eastern

Schedule courtesy Matt’s College Sports Saturday, December 3 Big East/SEC Challenge Arkansas at UConn — ESPN, 3:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at Tennessee — ESPN, 5:15 p.m. LSU at Rutgers — ESPNU, 7 p.m. West Virginia at Mississippi State — ESPNU, 9 p.m. noon Iowa State at Michigan — Big Ten Network North Carolina at Kentucky — […]

College Football Viewing Picks For Week 14, 12/03/11, All Times Eastern

Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports College GameDay live from the SEC Championship, Atlanta, GA — ESPNU, 9 a.m./ESPN, 10 a.m. ACC Championship, Charlotte, NC Virginia Tech vs. Clemson — ESPN/ESPN 3D, 8 p.m. Big Ten Championship, Indianapolis, IN Wisconsin vs. Michigan State — Fox, 8 p.m. Conference USA Championship, Houston, TX Southern Mississippi at […]

Trying To Bring You Some Linkage

This week has been a bad one for me. Haven’t been able to provide links since last Friday and that’s not good. Been busy and it’s cutting into bringing you the latest sports media news. I’ll try to do better over the next few days. We’ll begin with Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch who speaks with […]

NBC Sports Group Airs 2 College Football Games Today

I can’t wait until I can write NBC Sports Network in January. Anyway, NBC Sports and Versus will team up for 2 games today. The NBC Mothership will have the annual Bayou Classic between traditional rivals Southern University and Grambling State. The best part of the game is halftime when the two schools also fight […]

College Football Viewing Picks For Week 13, 11/26/2011, All Times Eastern

Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports College GameDay live from Auburn, AL — ESPNU, 9 a.m./ESPN, 10 a.m. noon Ohio State at Michigan — ABC Cincinnati at Syracuse — Big East Network Michigan State at Northwestern — Big Ten Network Georgia at Georgia Tech — ESPN Rutgers at UConn — ESPN2 NCAA FCS Playoffs, 1st […]

A Few Thanksgiving Eve Links

Let’s do a few links for you on this day before Thanksgiving. And my best to you. Be safe in your travels. We begin with John Ourand of Sports Business Daily who convenes a roundtable of fellow SBD writers to look at ESPN’s new NFL studio shows. Mason Levinson of Bloomberg News says ESPN college […]

Some Pre-Thanksgiving Sports Media Thoughts

On this Thanksgiving Week, I’ll provide a few thoughts on what has transpired so far this week. All in bullet form, of course. The announcement that ESPN Dictator George Bodenheimer will become ESPN Chairman, leaving day-to-day operations with Executive Vice President of Content John Skipper bears watching. While I have jokingly called Bodenheimer a dictator, […]

Versus Airs Sidney Crosby’s NHL Season Debut

About an hour after CBC announced it was picking up Sidney Crosby’s NHL season debut for Hockey Night in Canada, Versus says it will do the same. The network was originally slated to carry Boston-Montreal at 7:30 p.m. ET, but with this new development, Versus has adjusted its schedule. Instead, NHL Live which was originally […]

College Football Viewing Picks For Week 12, 11/19/2011, All Times Eastern

Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports College GameDay live from Houston, TX — ESPNU, 9 a.m./ESPN, 10 a.m. noon Louisville at UConn — Big East Network Big Ten Network Channel Finder Indiana at Michigan State — Big Ten Network Iowa at Purdue — Big Ten Network Minnesota at Northwestern — Big Ten Network William & […]

Various Sports Media Thoughts

I haven’t done a thoughts column in quite some time. And to boot, I’m doing this on the iPad. Not that you should care, but this will cause me to pause and think which is dangerous. Anyway, I’ll do this in bullet form. Thanks for your indulgence. The Penn State media coverage has not been […]

Back For Monday’s Linkage

After not being able to provide linkage for a few days, let’s get back to it. I probably won’t be able to do the links as I have to undergo a medical procedure. Nothing serious. I should be back on Wednesday. Let’s do your links. Sports Business Daily looks over the reviews of ESPN’s handling […]