ESPN 3D To Air Last Five Days of Wimbledon Including All Final Matches

ESPN 3D, a network about 64 people across the country have, will air the last five days of tournament action from the hallowed grounds of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club also known as SW19 also known as Wimbledon. Now that ESPN has the full rights to the entire tournament beginning this year, […]

You Need Linkage On That Wall….

Yes you do. It’s overdue. I thought being on unemployment would give me more time for doing the site. Instead, I have less. I don’t know how that’s happened. Anyway, here are some links for you. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand has soon-to-be NBC’s Michelle Beadle saying even she’s sick of the coverage on where she’s […]

John McEnroe To Work Wimbledon For ESPN2

Starting in June, John McEnroe adds Wimbledon to his ESPN portfolio. Since 2009, he’s been working the U.S. Open for ESPN2. Now, he will work the Great Fortnight at SW19 for the Alleged Worldwide Leader. That completes the broadcasting Grand Slam for Johnny Mac this year as he worked the Australian Open for Fox Sports […]

Let's Do The Friday Megalinks Again

Linkage has been scarce around the site this week, but I should be able to get a good set of megalinks in today as we head into NCAA Tournament Selection Sunday. You deserve the links and I thank you for your patience around some server problems this week. As usual, you can check the Weekend […]

The Results For The "Official" Theme Songs For Sports Television

Last week, I asked you to vote on which themes should be the “official” tunes for each sport. This was a fun post and it was linked from Sports Illustrated. I appreciate all of the votes. The polls are now closed so let’s take a look at the results. I’ll provide the number of votes, […]

What Should Be The Official Theme Tune For Each Sport?

Since television began, theme songs have helped us to identify our favorite programs. This is certainly the case in sports where the theme for Monday Night Football, Sunday Night Football, Wide World of Sports, the Olympics, The Masters and others have become iconic. I thought about writing a post on which themes should be the […]

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 […]

Tennis Channel To Continue With Wimbledon Primetime Through 2023

In the wake of its announcement of carrying the French Open until 2022, Tennis Channel announced this week a renewal of an agreement with the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet to continue airing “Wimbledon Primetime” through 2023. While ESPN2 has the rights to air live tennis starting next year, Tennis Channel has been airing […]

Bringing You Sunday Linkage

I’m at work again, but I’m trying to cope by flicking on the Watch ESPN for the Women’s World Cup game against Brazil. I’ll give you what linkage I can find today. Mike McCarthy of USA Today says Turner Sports has reportedly hired Shaquille O’Neal for its NBA coverage. Still no official comment from Turner. […]

The Law Firm of Costas & Michaels Plus Other Sunday Thoughts

I haven’t done a Sunday Thoughts post in a very long while. I’ve been wanting to do one, but either due to my day being planned for me or having to go to work or going out on Saturday and getting up late the following day, things haven’t worked out. But today, we have a […]

Bringing Out Some Saturday Linkage

While I’m at work on this Saturday, I’ll do some linkage for you. Marcus Vanderberg at SportsNewser notes that Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson used a gay slur to berate a caller on a Sirius XM radio show last week. At The Grio, Marcus looks at the legacy of the train wreck that’s known […]

Unveiling The Thursday Links

Been a busy day at work once again. Doing these late and I’ll try to put forth as many links as I can before being told to leave the office. Sports Business Daily takes a look at the one year anniversary of the infamous “The Decision” that made LeBron James a pariah in Cleveland and […]

Trying To Squeeze In Wednesday Links

I couldn’t get to the Tuesday links as it got quite busy at work and at night, my boss gave me so many things to do that I didn’t finish until late. I’m trying to squeeze in some linkage here for you while I can. From USA Today, J. Michael Falgoust talks about what the […]

Highlights of ESPN Conference Call on Wimbledon

Earlier today, ESPN officials held a media conference call announcing its obtaining of the US media rights to Wimbledon. Also in attendance were officials from the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Notice in this press release about the stressing of live tennis coverage starting next year and for the next 11 years after […]

ESPN Signs 12 Year Agreement For Wimbledon

Just looking over the press release for ESPN’s announcement on obtaining the rights to Wimbledon and there are some very interesting features that we will see in this new 12 year agreement that begins next year. For starters, there will be no more live over the air coverage. Wimbledon now becomes an all-cable affair. Second, […]

A Few 4th of July Links

Let’s provide some linkage on this 4th of July holiday. I hope you’re having a great day wherever you are. Aaron Couch of the Hollywood Reporter writes about ESPN taking over the Wimbledon TV contract after a 43 year association with NBC. Richard Sandomir of the New York Times says NBC wanted to use Versus […]

ESPN2’s Brief History With Wimbledon

ESPN2 began airing Wimbledon in 2003 and starting in 2012, will be the exclusive US television rightsholder taking the entire tournament after sharing the matches with NBC. Here’s a brief timeline of its history with the tournament. 2003 — Begins airing coverage of Wimbledon. 2004 — Hires Dick Enberg to call matches ending a four […]

NBC’s 43 Year History With Wimbledon

The following is a brief timeline featuring highlights of NBC’s history of covering The Championpships, Wimbledon. 1969 — NBC gains the rights to air The Championships, Wimbledon. 1979 — Airs the first “Breakfast at Wimbledon”, the men’s final live between Bjorn Borg and Roscoe Tanner. All women’s and men’s final had been aired on tape […]

Bringing Out Some Saturday Links

I started to do the Megalinks last night, but I fell asleep at my computer while doing them. I was out for most of the Friday so it prevented me from sitting down and pounding out the linkage yesterday. I’ll do it now to get you going for the 4th of July weekend. There’s a […]