2014 WNBA Season Tips Off on NBA TV and ESPN2

The WNBA is set to begin another season. It all starts tonight with a doubleheader on NBA TV. ESPN2 will tip off its 20-game regular season schedule on Saturday. The ESPN/ESPN2 slate of professional women’s basketball games includes six doubleheaders including five Tuesday evening twinbills in July. Ryan Ruocco from ESPN Radio New York will […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, October 7 — 13, 2013

Back with an overdue Week Ahead post. Lots of things happening in the Week Ahead so let’s not delay any further and get to what’s happening in the Sports Media over the next seven days. TELEVISION PBS Frontline The already controversial PBS Frontline documentary “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis” airs in two parts […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, September 23 — 29, 2013

After a week’s absence, it’s time for The Week Ahead to return. With the season turning to fall, baseball points towards the postseason, college football has some decent games in Week 5 after some horrible games this past weekend, the English Premier League speeds on with more good matches and the NFL heads to London. […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, September 9 — 15, 2013

Well, let’s take a look at what’s ahead in the sports media for the upcoming week. It’s another busy week and we’ll preview it for you right now. TELEVISION NFL Premieres The NFL continues to dominate the week. Monday has the annual Week 1 doubleheader on ESPN with Philadelphia taking on the DC NFL Team […]

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 […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, August 26 — September 1, 2013

We’ve survived the first full week of Fox Sports One and the premiere of new shows. We have another premiere this week, but this one on ESPN2. In addition, we get the first full week of college football as the new season begins in earnest on Thursday. Not only that, the U.S. Open gets underway […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, August 19 — 25, 2013

Once again, it’s another busy week. Lots of premieres of various studio programs begin this week as Fox Sports 1’s launch continues. In addition, there are plenty of live games as we speed towards the beginning of college football next week and the NFL in September. Let’s get started. TELEVISION We have a lot of […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, August 12 — 18, 2013

This is the week sports media observers have been waiting for. It’s going to be a rather busy seven days and it all culminates on Saturday, August 17 when the English Premier League starts its first season on NBC Sports Group. This is what all of us have been waiting for. No? Oh, you’re expecting […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, August 5 — 11, 2013

Time for your look ahead in the week in sports media. It’s going to be a busy seven days. GOLF The final Major of the year in the PGA Tour takes place at the Oak Hill Country Hill East Course in Rochester, NY. TNT and CBS will team up for coverage. Here’s how it will […]

Some Quick Thursday Linkage

Trying to provide two consecutive days of linkage, something I haven’t done in quite some time. Here we go. Pete Iacobelli of the Associated Press writes that Fox is still investigating the incident that caused a rope supporting its overhead camera to snap at the Coca-Cola 600. Tim Baysinger of Multichannel News writes that Fox […]

A Much Too Rare Case of Wednesday Linkage

I’ve been neglecting a couple of things that have been staples of this site, linkage and sports media thoughts. I’m taking care of linkage today. I hope to have a sports media thoughts post this week. It’s all about managing time. Let’s go. Richard Deitsch of Sports lllustrated has his usual weekly media column. He […]

Let's Get Some Linkage Out

I’ve accumulated a lot of links. They’re slowing down my browser so let’s clear them so I can let my computer get back some memory. Lots of stuff going on. Let’s start with ESPN stuff as it dominated the news today with its network upfront presentation to advertisers and also confirmed personnel moves. First, Sports […]

WNBA Draft Airs on ESPN2 & ESPNU Today

The WNBA Draft is being held at the ESPN World Headquarters in Bristol, CT today. The first round will air on ESPN2 at 2 p.m. ET followed by the second and third rounds on ESPNU at 3 p.m. All rounds will be simulcast on ESPN3. Pam Ward will host and she’ll be joined by Rebecca […]

Bringing Out Friday Megalinks

The last few Fridays, I haven’t been able to provide you with the megalinks. I have to do some today otherwise you’ll stop visiting me. We begin as always with the Weekend Viewing Picks and there are quite a few for this snowy weekend in Southern New England. Now to your links. National Michael Hiestand […]

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 […]

Cranking Out Friday Megalinks

Let’s do some Friday linkage for you. MLB Postseason starts up really in earnest with four games on Saturday. College Football in full swing and the NFL completes its first month of games on Sunday. Your Weekend Viewing Picks have everything you need to know in sports and primetime programming. To the linkage. National Michael […]

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 […]

NBA TV Begins WNBA Playoff Coverage on Friday

ESPN2 starts its WNBA postseason coverage today and then on Friday, it will be NBA TV’s turn to air some playoff action as the league-owned channel will have playoff doubleheaders both on Friday and Saturday. NBA TV airs games both all four Conference semifinals as they’re all a Best of Three series. Here’s the announcement […]

ESPN2 & To Air WNBA Playoff Games

The WNBA Playoffs are about to begin and ESPN2 will kick it off with a doubleheader on Thursday. As many as 17 postseason games will air on the Deuce. will simulcast the games on its broadband service to participating internet service providers. Here’s the ESPN press release. ESPN2 and ESPN3 Set to Show Up […]

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 […]