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Sports Media Weekly No. 177- 2013 Year in Review

Welcome to the final edition of Sports Media Weekly, not only for 2013 but for the foreseeable future. Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I use this final program to look back at some of the notable sports media stories for 2013 and what we can expect for 2014. Among the items up for discussion: The launch
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Who Called Your NFL Team’s Games the Most in 2013?

We did this research last year, and we thought we would do it again to end the 2013 NFL season. We examined the network play-by-play pairings for each regular season game in the league this year and noted which announcer called which teams’ games.  As in years past patterns emerge, generally the better teams in
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Week 17 NFL Schedule, with Announcer Assignments

Here is the week 17 NFL schedule, along with the announcers calling each game: SUNDAY, DEC. 29 GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS Carolina at Atlanta 1:00 pm FOX Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch Houston at Tennessee 1:00 pm CBS Andrew Catalon, Adam Archuletta Cleveland at Pittsburgh 1:00 pm CBS Spero Dedes, Steve Beuerlein Washington at N.Y. Giants 1:00 pm FOX Dick Stockton, Ronde...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Week 17 NFL Schedule Set- Eagles/Cowboys on SNF

Once again a week 17 game featuring the Dallas Cowboys will air on NBC’s Sunday Night Football after the schedule was released last night.  The winner will take the NFC East tittle. The other moves next Sunday include he Bill’s Patriots moving to 4:25p.m. on CBS and Buccaneers/Saints moving to 4:25p.m. on Fox. Here is
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Sports Media Weekly No. 176- Ed Sherman, The Sherman Report

Only two editions of Sports Media Weekly remain and this week Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I are joined by Ed Sherman of The Sherman Report. We begin the program looking at news that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may be taking a look at relaxing the blackout rules sports leagues impose on local television coverage of
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

College Bowl Games on ESPN, with Announcer Assignments

The college football bowl season begins this weekend and ESPN will televise 34 games this year, including the BCS bowl games and the National Championship. Here is the schedule of bowl games, beginning with the BCS schedule, and the announcers calling each game on TV and radio: Bowl Championship Series Wed, Jan 1 5 p.m.
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Week 16 NFL Schedule, With Announcer Assignments

Here is the week 16 NFL schedule, along with the announcers calling each game: SUNDAY, DEC. 22 GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS Miami at Buffalo 1:00 pm CBS Spero Dedes, Steve Beuerlein New Orleans at Carolina 1:00 pm FOX Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver Minnesota at Cincinnati 1:00 pm FOX Dick Stockton, Ronde Barber, Kris Budden Denver at Houston 1:00 pm CBS Ian
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

With All Good Intentions

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.  (Buddha)  In 2007 I started Sports Media Journal (SMJ).   As our About Us page states, the idea was to create “a site where you’ll find out more about the people and organizations that manage and report
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Fox Retains Rights to UEFA Champions and Europa League Soccer

Last week’s speculation is now official: Fox Sports has renewed its exclusive U.S. rights to the UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues. The terms of the agreement call for Fox to continue to televise the matches exclusively through the 2017-2018 season. Fox has had the Champions League Rights since 2009 and the Europa League since 2012.
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Sports Media Weekly No. 175- Joe Flint, LA Times & Joe Tessitore, ESPN

The weather is frigid across much of the country so why not cozy up to the latest edition of Sports Media Weekly? Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I are joined for our news segment this week by Joe Flint, media and entertainment reporter for the LA Times. We dream of warm weather to start the show,
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Week 15 NFL Schedule, with Announcer Assignments

Here is the week 15 NFL schedule, along with the announcers calling each game: THURSDAY, DEC. 12 GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS San Diego at Denver 8:25 pm NFL Network Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock SUNDAY, DEC. 15 GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS Washington at Atlanta 1:00 pm FOX Sam Rosen, Heath Evans, Molly McGrath San Francisco at Tampa Bay 1:00 pm FOX Dick
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

College Basketball This Week on ESPN

Here is this week’s college basketball schedule, along with announcer assignments, on the networks of ESPN: Date Time(ET) Game / Commentators Networks Thu, Dec 12 7 p.m. Maryland at Boston College Tom Hart & Len Elmore ESPNU Fri, Dec 13 8 p.m. Arkansas-Little Rock at No. 16 Memphis Greg Gaston & Darrin Horn ESPN3  
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

NBC Flexes Bears/Eagles for NFL Week 16

The NFL announced today that the week 16 game between the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles will be flexed onto Sunday Night Football (SNF) on NBC. The original SNF match-up, the New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens, will now air Sunday, December 22nd at 4:25pm ET on CBS. Here is the reconfigured week 16 NFL schedule (All times
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Curt Schilling Joins Sunday Night Baseball Crew

With the announcement that Orel Hershiser will be working on the Los Angeles Dodgers game telecasts, ESPN wasted no time today announcing who will take his place on the Sunday Night Baseball broadcast crew.  Curt Schilling will fill Hershiser’s role beginning next season. Schilling has served as a Baseball Tonight studio analyst since 2010, and has also provided
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Sports Media Weekly No. 174- John Ourand, Sports Business Journal

After a week off for the holiday Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I are back for another edition of Sports Media Weekly. Joining Ken and me this week is John Ourand from Sports Business Journal. We start the show by looking back at the big sports media story from a week ago, the news that Rogers Communications has
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Week 14 NFL Schedule, with Announcer Assignments

Here is the week 14 schedule in the NFL, along with the announcers calling each game: THURSDAY, DEC. 05 GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS Houston at Jacksonville 8:25 pm NFL Network Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock SUNDAY, DEC. 08 GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS Minnesota at Baltimore 1:00 pm FOX Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jennifer Hale Kansas City at Washington 1:00 pm CBS Kevin
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

College Basketball This Week on ESPN

Here is this week’s college basketball schedule, along with announcer assignments, on the networks of ESPN: Date Time (ET) Matchup / Commentators Network Thu, Dec 5 7 p.m. Big 12/SEC Challenge: West Virginia at Missouri Mark Jones & Jimmy Dykes ESPN2   Big 12/SEC Challenge: TCU at Mississippi State Tom Hart & Carolyn Peck ESPNU
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

ESPN Announces First Five Analysts for the World Cup

Next year’s World Cup will be the last on ESPN for a while.  Today the network announced five analysts who will work the tournament in Brazil. Michael Ballack, Alexi Lalas, Steve McManaman, and  Santiago Solari will appear on pre-match, halftime and post-match shows, SportsCenter, ESPN FC, and FIFA World Cup-themed news and information programs. Taylor Twellman will primarily...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

College Football Schedule on ESPN

ESPN has an impressive slate of college football games this week, including conference championships.  Here is the schedule and announcer assignments: ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPNEWS and ESPN Radio Schedule Date Time (ET) Matchup/Commentator Network Thu, Dec 5 7:30 p.m. No. 19 Louisville at Cincinnati Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Kaylee Hartung
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

NBC Announces Other Hosts for Winter Olympics Coverage

NBC Sports announced today that Dan Patrick, Rebecca Lowe, and Lester Holt will play roles as host to parts of its Winter Olympics coverage this February from Sochi, Russia. Patrick and Lowe will host NBC Sports Network’s (NBCSN) live weekday and weekend coverage of the games while Holt will serve as host of NBC’s weekday
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Few Changes to Week 15 NFL Schedule

NBC has decided not to flex a game into the Sunday Night Football prime time slot for week 15 of the NFL season and will retain its original match-up between the Bengals and Steelers. The NFL did move the start time of the Saints/Rams and Cardinals/Titans to the late Sunday afternoon slot on Fox. Here is
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

College Football This Week on ESPN

Here is this week’s college football schedule, along with announcer assignments, on the networks of ESPN: ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPNEWS and ESPN Radio Schedule Date Time (ET) Matchup/Commentator Network   Thu, Nov 28 4 p.m. Turkey Day Classic: Stillman at Alabama State Mark Neely & Jay Walker ESPNU 7:30 p.m. Ole Miss at
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Week 13 NFL Schedule, With Announcer Assignments

Here is the week 13 NFL schedule, along with the announcers calling each game: THURSDAY, NOV. 28 GAME TIME/SCORE TV LOCATION/TICKETS Green Bay at Detroit 12:30 pm FOX Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver, Erin Andrews Oakland at Dallas 4:30 pm CBS Jim Nantz, Phil Simms Pittsburgh at Baltimore 8:30 pm NBC Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth SUNDAY, DEC. 01 GAME TIME/SCORE
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

NBC Flexes Panthers/Saints for Week 14

The NFL has announced that the NFC South match-up between the Panthers and Saints during week 14 will be flexed to Sunday Night Football on NBC.  The original game between the Falcons and Packers will shift to 1:00pm ET on Fox. Here is the revamped week 14 NFL schedule (all times are local) THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 (WEEK 14)
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Big Ratings Numbers for Broncos/Pats on NBC

From NBC PR: Last night’s NBC Sunday Night Football thriller featuring Tom Bradyleading the New England Patriots to a team-record setting 34-31 overtime win against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in “Manning-Brady XIV” – the 14th meeting between the future Hall of Fame quarterbacks – posted a 17.0 overnight rating and 28 share (8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET) marking...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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