Wednesday night during coverage of the Red Wings and Bruins game, the NESN booth had a special guest. Red Wings Advisor to Hockey Operations (and FS1 hockey analyst) Chris Chelios just decides to walk straight through the live shot of Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley. Maybe there's only one exit point in the press box?
It's a premeditated act as Chelios stops, looks, and then decides to plow through the NESN broadcast team. He's lucky Crazy Jack was in a friendly mood, or else he might have met an untimely demise.no comments
Earlier this week, we told you what's coming in 2014 for Major League Baseball and the National Football League. They aren't the only sports leagues and entities undergoing change next year. A couple of TV contracts will be awarded in new rounds of bidding. In addition, deals are ending and it will marke the end of eras in several events.
So let's take a look at what will occur in 2014. There's a lot of change coming with next year's winds.no comments
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FIBT World Cup, Calgary, Canada
2-Man Bobsled -- Universal Sports, 9:30 p.m.
If you're looking for an alternative to turkey for Thanksgiving, maybe you can have Lee Corso cook some duck!
HBO's documentaries usually broach new subjects and topics that haven't really been given enough attention. Sport in America: Our Defining Stories does the opposite - it discusses several stories you've heard about numerous times before (and some that you haven't) from a different perspective.no comments
On this Thanksgiving Day we polled our staff for what they are thankful for this year in sports, ranging from a variety of viewing options to some of our favorite characters in sports on television. Make sure to click "Read More" for all the variety of responses. All of us are thankful Tony Kornheiser wears the giant turkey costume every year so we don't have to. Enjoy and have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Ken Fang: I'm thankful for Lee Corso and the joy he provides to College GameDay. Sure, he's becoming a cartoon character, but he's willing to go for the laughs. Whether he's firing off guns, dressing up as a leprechaun or wrestling with Bill Murray, Corso continues to provide fans with viral entertainment. Corso's headgear picks are a staple of the show and they're part of why GameDay is a ratings juggernaut. Long live Lee Corso and may he continue to be on College GameDay for as long as he wants.
Joe Lucia: I’m thankful that we finally have competition in the marketplace. Yes, other sports networks have existed for years, but they weren’t much of an alternative. In August, everything changed with the debut of the Premier League on NBCSN and the launch of Fox Sports 1. While ESPN is still far and away the worldwide leader, NBCSN and FS1 have at least become viable alternatives over the last few months. Competition isn’t a bad thing, and in the long run, I think this will be better for everyone – including ESPN.
Ryan Yoder: I'm thankful for more ways to watch games than ever before. From NFL Sunday Ticket on the iPad to Watch ESPN on the phone to the stellar NBC's Premier League Extra Time online, there is almost no way for a sports fan to miss the games they love. Similar to the new competition amongst networks, more choices for sports fans is always a good thing. Especially considering that sports is the final frontier of television that is almost DVR-proof.no comments
At 11:30 ET this morning, FOX will sign on with a one-hour Packers-Lions pregame show, kicking off approximately 12 consecutive hours of NFL programming on national networks that will culminate with the conclusion of Steelers-Ravens in prime time on NBC.
Watching television is an American tradition. So is football. The combination is obvious on a day like Thanksgiving, which happens to land during the beginning of the home stretch of the NFL season. Many of you will start early with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC at 9 a.m., which is also traditional, and most will make that natural, comfortable transition to football at Ford Field at around noon.
The matinee Thanksgiving games on FOX and CBS were two of the four most viewed television events in America last fall, and the aforementioned Thanksgiving Day Parade was the only non-NFL program to make the top 32 during that stretch.no comments
Happy Thanksgiving! May you win your family's equivalent of the Galloping Gobbler or the All-Iron Award... or whatever superior trophy you may have.
Thursday, November 28
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions [FOX 12:30PM] Joe Buck, Troy Aikman & Pam Oliver, Erin Andrews
Oakland Raiders at Dallas Cowboys [CBS 4:25PM] Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson
Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens [NBC 8:30PM] Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth & Michele Tafoya
Sunday, December 1
Jacksonville Jaguars at Cleveland Browns [CBS 1PM Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots
New England Patriots at Houston Texans [CBS 1PM] Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts [CBS 1PM] Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker, Steve Beuerlein
Miami Dolphins at New York Jets [CBS 1PM] Marv Albert, Rich Gannon
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers [FOX 1PM] Chris Myers, Tim Ryan & Jennifer Hale
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings [FOX 1PM] Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick & Laura Okmin
Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles [FOX 1PM] Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
Atlanta Falcons at Buffalo Bills @ Toronto [FOX 4:05PM] Dick Stockton, Ronde Barber & Kris Budden
St. Louis Rams at San Francisco 49ers [FOX 4:05PM] Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch & Molly McGrath
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs [CBS 4:25PM] Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Cincinnati Bengals at San Diego Chargers [CBS 4:25PM] Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
New York Giants at Washington Redskins [NBC 8:30PM] Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth & Michele Tafoya
Monday, December 2
New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks [ESPN 8:40PM] Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden & Lisa Salters
H/T Sammy!no comments
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Battle 4 Atlantis, Nassau, Bahamas
Villanova vs. USC -- AXS TV, 1 p.m.
Kansas vs. Wake Forest -- AXS TV, 3:30 p.m.
Xavier vs. Iowa -- NBCSN, 7 p.m.
Tennessee vs. Texas-El Paso -- NBCSN, 9:30 p.m.
Great Alaska Shootout, Anchorage, AK
Wisconsin-Green Bay vs. Pepperdine -- CBS Sports Network, 9:30 p.m.
Denver vs. Harvard -- CBS Sports Network, midnight
Las Vegas Invitational, Las Vegas, NV
Hosts' Day 1
UCLA vs. Nevada -- ESPN3, 7:30 p.m.
Missouri vs. Northwestern -- ESPNU, 10:30 p.m.
Old Spice Classic, Lake Buena Vista, FL
Purdue vs. Oklahoma State -- ESPN2, noon
Butler vs. Washington State -- ESPN2, 2:30 p.m.
Memphis vs. Siena -- ESPN2, 6:30 p.m.
LSU vs. St. Joseph's -- ESPN2, 9 p.m.
The Wooden Legacy, Fullerton, CA
Miami vs. George Washington -- ESPNU, 2 p.m.
Marquette vs. Cal State-Fullerton -- ESPN2, 4:30 p.m.
College of Charleston vs. San Diego State -- ESPNU, 8:30 p.m.
Creighton vs. Arizona State -- ESPN2, 11 p.m.