NCAA Basketball

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 02/07-08/2015

All Times Eastern Men’s schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Men’s announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Women’s schedule and announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Saturday, February 7 Studio and Pregame Shows College GameDay live from Gainesville, FL — ESPNU, 10 a.m./ESPN, 11 a.m. […]

Friday’s Viewing Picks

Baseball Australian Baseball League Championship Series, Norwood Oval, Norwood, South Australia, Australia Game 1: Perth Heat at Adelaide Bite — MLB Network, 3:30 a.m. Bobsled FIBT World Cup, Igls, Austria Women’s 2-Man — Universal Sports, noon (same day coverage) Men’s 2-Man — Universal Sports, 1 p.m. (same day coverage) Boxing Friday Night Fights, Beau Rivage […]

Rece Davis

Rece Davis Takes Over College GameDay for Chris Fowler

Broken Thursday evening by the always connected James Andrew Miller, the co-author of the ESPN tome, Rece Davis will now be the host of the football version of College GameDay. It’s not really a surprise as Davis’ contract was expiring this year and ESPN already found a way to keep Chris Fowler happy by giving […]

Thursday’s Viewing Picks

College Basketball Men’s Richmond at LaSalle — NBCSN, 6:30 p.m. Colgate at Holy Cross — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Iowa at Michigan — ESPN, 7 p.m. Auburn at LSU — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Tulsa at Houston — ESPNews, 7 p.m. Mount St. Mary’s at Bryant — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Texas-El Paso at Florida Atlantic […]

Wednesday’s Viewing Picks

College Basketball Men’s Ohio State at Purdue — Big Ten Network, 6:30 p.m. Temple at South Florida — ESPNews, 6:30 p.m. Boston College at Notre Dame — ACC Regional/Fox Sports Net, 7 p.m. Virginia Commonwealth at George Mason — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Georgia Tech at Duke — ESPN2, 7 p.m. East Carolina at […]

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BREAKING NEWS: ESPN Reportedly Gets Rights to 2016 World Cup of Hockey

This coming from Rick Westhead of Canada’s TSN: The World Cup of Hockey will be played in 2016 before the regular season. It marks the first time ESPN will be televising professional hockey on a regular basis since the 2004 season. It was supposed to air games in the 2004-05 season, but the entire year […]

Bill Raftery

CBS/Turner Names Bill Raftery and Grant Hill as NCAA Final Four Analysts

After Greg Anthony was indefinitely suspended last month for his arrest in a prostitution sting, CBS and Turner Sports had to find a replacement not just for him, but also Steve Kerr who left after last season to become a coach in the NBA. With the networks needing two men to replace for the NCAA […]

Tuesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 02/03/2015

Time for a sports media notebook. Plenty of stuff out there and I need to clear my browser tabs of all the links I have for you. First some news. NEWS As you’re aware by now, Super Bowl XLIX was declared the most-watched television program in U.S. history with an average of 114.4 million viewers. […]

Tuesday’s Viewing Picks

College Basketball Men’s Indiana at Wisconsin — ESPN, 7 p.m. Georgia at Kentucky — ESPNU, 7 p.m. St. John’s at Butler — Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m. Mississippi State at Tennessee — SEC Network, 7 p.m. Northwestern at Nebraska — Big Ten Network, 7:30 p.m. Saint Louis at St. Joseph’s — CBS Sports Network, 7:30 […]

TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 11:  NFL television commentator Warren Sapp is on the sidelines before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play  against the Miami Dolphins November 11, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Warren Sapp Terminated by NFL Network

What is it with analysts and prostitutes? There was Greg Anthony who was arrested last month in a Washington, DC police sting and was subsequently suspended by CBS and Turner. And now, there’s NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp who was arrested in Phoenix for soliciting a prostitute early this morning, then charged with assaulting two […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 25:  Detail of the NFL Super Bowl XLIX logo outside University of Phoenix Stadium on January 25, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The NFL Super Bowl XLIX will be held at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Febrauary 1, 2015.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Super Bowl XLIX is the Most-Watched TV Show in U.S. History

Well, it’s official now. Super Bowl XLIX on NBC is the most-watched television program in U.S. history with 114.4 million viewers breaking the previous record of 112.3 set last year by Super Bowl XLVIII on Fox. The viewership peaked at over 120 million in the last ten minutes of the game. Thanks to a close […]

Monday’s Viewing Picks

College Basketball Men’s Virginia at North Carolina — ESPN, 7 p.m. Morgan State at Coppin State — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Charleston Southern at Winthrop — American Sports Network, 8 p.m. Green Bay at Wright State — American Sports Network, 8 p.m. Iowa State at Kansas — ESPN, 9 p.m. Alabama A&M at Texas Southern — […]

during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.

Review of NBC’s Coverage of Super XLIX

In NBC’s third Super Bowl since returning to the NFL in 2006, the Peacock had the opportunity to showcase its production and broadcasting booth, both of which are the among the best in the business. Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth were both on top of trends and first-guessed on plays. And during the big play […]

Super Bowl XLIX Arizona

Final Grades for Super Bowl XLIX Ads

A Budweiser “Lost Dog” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAsjRRMMg_Q Clash of Clans “Angry Neeson” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpPLOdioG-c Dodge “Wisdom” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKKlqMs19tU esurance “Sorta Pharmacist” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRdLOh8WR8c Mercedes-Benz “Fable” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA7-zosIwKA Nissan “With Dad” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd1qCi5nSKw No More https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTJT3fVv1vU Toyota “How Great I Am” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNOzKxJTCoo B Disney “Tomorrowland” Coca-Cola “Make It Happy” Dove for Men “Real Strength” Jeep “The World is a Gift” Kia “Getaway” Lexus […]

Super Bowl XLIX Arizona

Grades for Super Bowl XLIX Ads, 4th Quarter

Universal “Ted 2″ — C Mophie “Battery Dies” — B Loctite “Positive Feelings” — C Bud Light “Whatever” — C+ Mercedes-Benz “Fable” — A 50 Shades of Grey — F Doritos “Pigs Fly” — C Wix.com “It’s That Easy” — B Victoria’s Secret “Let The Real Games Begin” — B UCool “Heroes Charge” — C

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