A Saturday Sports Media Notebook

Fridays are becoming way too busy for me. I need to find a way to stop it. Anyway, I have some links and thoughts for you in this latest edition of the notebook. ESPN’s Sean McDonough hopes to return to the broadcast booth after undergoing surgery to correct a rare inner ear condition that caused […]

The Pre-Olympic Linkage

The Olympics get started tomorrow with women’s soccer action and while the Games don’t officially begin until Friday with the Opening Ceremony (live in most countries except the United States), today is really the calm before the Olympic storm. Starting tomorrow and going through August 12, this site will be awash in Olympics sports media […]

Cranking Out Some Friday Megalinks

Ok, linkage has been really scarce over the last month and a half and I apologize for that. My schedules have been quite busy and it’s been tough to sit down for the time it takes to gather the links. I hope that changes over the next month or so. I have some National links […]

Bringing Out The Saturday Links

Let’s do some Saturday linkage for you today. Since Wednesday, I’ve been trying to trying catch up here. John Ourand of Sports Business Daily/Sports Business Journal notes that the NFL and Time Warner Cable have ended carriage talks on NFL Network without an agreement. Phil Swann at TV Predictions says Time Warner Cable failed to […]

It’s a Mid-Week Link Thing!

It’s Wednesday already? Goodness. Seemed like I was at the Rhode Island Convention Center just this week for an all-day seminar. Oh wait! I was. Anyway, let’s get to your linkage. Michael Hiestand of USA Today feels that ESPN should pull Hank Williams, Jr. from Monday Night Football pronto. Eric Deggans of the St. Petersburg […]

Boston Battle Lines Are Drawn with WEEI/NESN & Sports Hub/CSNNE

Just announced on Boston’s 98.5 The Sports Hub, the city’s top rated sports radio station, its afternoon drive show hosted by Michael Felger and the Boston Globe’s Tony Massarotti will be simulcast on Comcast SportsNet New England. No date has been set, but it’s expected to start soon. Felger has been a host on CSNNE’s […]

Friday Megalinks Just For You

Let’s do some linkage. The Weekend Viewing Picks give you everything to you need for your viewing pleasure. Let’s do this. National Michael Hiestand of USA Today writes that primetime is the right time for college football. Tripp Mickle of Sports Business Daily reports that ESPN has sold out its ad inventory for its new […]

People You Should Follow On Twitter, Part 7

I continue with my mini-series, People You Should Follow On Twitter. You have all types of accounts in sports business and sports media, college basketball and football, MLB, NFL, NHL, Golf, Olympics and Soccer. And you can find the previous installments here, here, here, here, here and here. Through the first six installments, we have […]

Let’s Do Some Friday Megalinkage

Last week, I could not do the megalinks as I was traveling in between two offices. Yesterday, I seemed to get that out of the way so it appears that I’m free to do the megalinks today. I hope I can give you a full set. As usual, there’s a full set of Weekend Viewing […]

Some Additional Wednesday Links

Let’s provide you with some more links. Stephen Wilson of the Associated Press says the International Olympic Committee hopes to have the US TV rights for the 2014/16 Olympics and possibly the 2018/20 Games awarded by mid-June. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand notes that without UConn in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship Game, ESPN did not […]

It’s the Sunday Links

Ok, been a crazy morning. Now that everything with New York Giants-Minnesota has been worked out, I can move on to other things. Let’s do your linkage. At, Greg Garber looks back at NBC’s experiment of an announcerless NFL game 30 years ago.  Tim Graham at also has a story on the experiment. […]

Some Additional Wednesday Links

Ok, let me provide you with some additional linkage here. I got interrupted and posted my original links rather hastily. Then I had to tape this week’s Sports Media Weekly Podcast with Keith Thibault and our guest, Susan Shan so let’s bring you the rest of the linkage now. We’re getting word that ESPN spiked […]

Another Set of Friday Night Megalinks

I’m watching curling as we get ready to close the Olympics and get back to watching college basketball and prepare for baseball. To be honest, I never thought I would enjoy curling, but I’ve really gotten into the sport this year. Plus, it’s been on at some convenient times to watch so I’ll NBC some […]

More Sunday Linkage

I have some more linkage for you on this Sunday. Some good stuff to get to while I try to forget the Yankees-Red Sox game and the fact that I still don’t have a TV right now. We’ll discuss that on Monday. Anyway, Ben Grossman of Broadcasting & Cable talked with Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer […]

Friday Megalinks

I’m trying something new to get the Friday megalinks in during the day. I hope it works. As always, we highlight the Weekend Viewing Picks and there are quite a few this weekend. The PGA Championship, golf’s last major of the year is taking place at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota. CBS is hoping […]

An Actual Post with Links!

After spending most of yesterday and this morning at the home office, I’m now at my regular place of work and can give you some links. It always throws me off when I’m at the home office and have to behave. A couple to tell you in the interim. I almost was a guest on […]

BREAKING NEWS: Jerry Trupiano Returns

This afternoon on WBCN, former morning man Charles Laquidara was on with afternoon drive personality Hardy and was listing every single person with whom he had worked on the air throughout his 25 year career. In the middle of this long reading, Laquidara suddenly congratulated Hardy on his new gig at The Sports Hub, CBS […]

Some Breaking News in Boston

I have an interesting piece of news regarding the Boston Sports Radio War between incumbent WEEI and newcomer WBZ-FM/The Sports Hub. Check it out at the Fang’s Bites at Boston Sports Media Watch page.

Interview with Chuck Wilson

In the wake of the news of CBS Radio’s announcement that it will create an FM sports radio station in Boston this August, I got in contact with former ESPN Radio talk show host Chuck Wilson to talk about the upcoming battle between WEEI and the new WBZ-FM (aka “The Sports Hub”). I felt Chuck […]

A Thursday Linkfest

Time for some linkage today. Since we burned up our server with yesterday’s picture of ESPN’s Erin Andrews in a hot dress (thank you, Jimmy Traina of Sports Illustrated), we have an entire gallery of Erin in hot dresses as she was in Los Angeles yesterday (again thank you, Jimmy). If you scroll down today’s […]