Despite a very enjoyable third installment of 60 Minutes Sports, the highlight of the hour may have come in the preview teaser for next month's episode which will have a feature on Chris Berman. While the selection of Berman as a featured story has not gone over well with some, I'm looking forward to it as I literally spit water out of my mouth upon my first glance at Boomer's ridiculous wallet and NEED to know more about this.
Upon the topic of his wallet being brought up Berman responded with "It's my Blackberry." As you'll see below, he's selling it a bit short as George Costanza's line of "It's an organizer, a secretary, and a friend," seems more inline with just how much capacity and utilization Berman is subjecting his wallet to.no comments
Sunday night, we learned from the New York Times that ESPN Head Honcho John Skipper and cable television refugee Keith Olbermann had gone to dinner to talk about a possible role at the Worldwide Leader. And after some analysis, it was thought by observers, including by your humble writer, that the chances of an ESPN-Keithy reunion were slim to none.
However, as Lee Corso loves to say, "Not so fast, my friend," it appears that where there's smoke, there's fire. The Big Lead's Jason McIntyre who seems to have as many ESPN sources as Peter King has in the NFL writes that bringing Olbermann on board is Skipper's idea and could happen as early as May. And while some have believed the story in the Times was an Olbermann plant, McIntyre says it was Skipper's to feel out Disney executives who would have approve a K.O. sequel with ESPN.no comments
Stephen A. Smith.
Just let your imagination run wild with the possibilities...no comments
Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, St. Louis, MO
Drake vs. Bradley -- Fox College Sports Central, 7 p.m.
Missouri State vs. Southern Illinois -- Fox College Sports Central, 9:30 p.m.
West Coast Conference Tournament, Las Vegas, NV
San Francisco vs. Loyola Marymount -- BYU TV, 9 p.m.
Pepperdine vs. San Diego -- BYU TV, 11:30 p.m.
Kentucky at Georgia -- ESPN, 7 p.m.
Virginia at Florida State -- ESPN2, 7 p.m.
Penn State at Northwestern -- ESPNU, 7 p.m.
Butler at UMass -- NBC Sports Network, 7 p.m.
Wisconsin at Michigan State -- ESPN, 9 p.m.
Oregon at Colorado -- ESPN2, 9 p.m.
Oregon State at Utah -- ESPNU, 9 p.m.
Long Beach State at Cal Davis -- ESPN2, 11 p.m.
Big Ten Tournament, Hoffman Estates, IL
Iowa vs. Northwestern -- Big Ten Network, 12:30 p.m.
Illinois vs. Wisconsin -- Big Ten Network, 3 p.m.
Minnesota vs. Ohio State -- Big Ten Network, 7 p.m.
Indiana vs. Michigan -- Big Ten Network, 9:30 p.m.
West Coast Conference Tournament, Las Vegas, NV
Loyola Marymount vs. San Francisco -- BYU TV, 3 p.m.
Portland vs. Santa Clara -- BYU TV, 5:30 p.m.
College Basketball Live -- ESPNU, 11 p.m.
College Basketball Live -- ESPN2, 1 a.m. (Friday)
Paris-Nice, Stage 4: Brioude to Saint-Vallier -- NBC Sports Network, midnight (delayed)
PGA Tour, Doral, FL
WGC-Cadillac Championship, 1st Round -- Golf Channel, 2 p.m.
Puerto Rico Open, 1st Round -- Golf Channel, 6;30 p.m. (same day coverage)
Mixed Martial Arts
Dan Cramer vs. Brett Cooper; Dough Marshall vs. Sultan Aliev -- Spike, 10 p.m.
MLB Spring Training
Baseball Tonight -- ESPN2, 3 p.m.
World Baseball Classic
Pool D, First Round, Phoenix, AZ
Italy vs. Mexico -- MLB Network, 3 p.m.
Pool C, First Round, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Venezuela vs. Dominican Republic -- MLB Network, 6:30 p.m.
Pool 1, Second Round, Tokyo, Japan
Netherlands vs. Cuba -- MLB Network, 10 p.m.
World Baseball Classic Today -- MLB Network, 6 p.m.
World Baseball Classic Today -- MLB Network, 9:30 p.m.
Oklahoma City at New York -- TNT, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Clippers at Denver -- TNT, 10:30 p.m.
Inside the NBA -- TNT, 1 a.m. (Friday)
NFL Live -- ESPN, 4 p.m.
Path to the Draft -- NFL Network, 6 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia -- NHL Network, 7 p.m.
NHL Live -- NHL Network, 5 p.m.
NHL Tonight -- NHL Network, 10 p.m.
NHL Overtime -- NBC Sports Network, 11:30 p.m.
CONCACAF Champions League
Quarterfinal, 1st Leg
Herediano vs. LA Galaxy -- Fox Soccer, 8 p.m.
UEFA Europa League
Round of 16, 1st Leg
Anji vs. Newcastle United -- Fox Soccer Plus, 11:50 a.m.
Steaua vs. Chelsea -- Fox Soccer, 1 p.m.
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Internazionale -- Fox Soccer, 3 p.m.
Benfica vs. Bordeaux -- Fox Soccer Plus, 3 p.m.
Stuttgart vs. Lazio -- Fox Soccer, 5 p.m. (same day coverage)
Levante vs. Rubin -- Fox Soccer Plus, 5 p.m. (same day coverage)
Plzen vs. Fenerbachce -- Fox Soccer Plus, 7 p.m. (same day coverage)
UEFA Europa League Pregame -- Fox Soccer, 12:30 p.m.
NFL AM -- NFL Network, 6 a.m.
The 'Lights -- NBC Sports Network, 6 a.m.
Morning Drive -- Golf Channel, 7 a.m.
The Dan Patrick Show -- Audience Network (DirecTV)/NBC Sports Network, 9 a.m.
Tim Brando Show -- CBS Sports Network, 9 a.m.
The Box Score -- Audience Network (DirecTV)/NBC Sports Network, noon
SVP & Russillo -- ESPNews, 1 p.m.
Outside the Lines -- ESPN, 3 p.m.
Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable -- ESPN2, 3:30 p.m.
SportsNation -- ESPN2, 4 p.m.
The Best of the Dan Patrick Show -- NBC Sports Network, 4 p.m.
Pardon the Interruption -- ESPN, 5:30 p.m.
ROME -- CBS Sports Network, 6 p.m.
The Crossover -- NBC Sports Network, 6 p.m.
Lead Off -- CBS Sports Network, midnight
UNITE -- ESPNU, midnight
We've featured Washington Capitals play by play man John Walton a couple times before for his excitable calls from the booth. Last night was no different as Walton exploded for Eric Fehr's game winer against the Bruins for a 4-3 victory in overtime, completing a comeback from 3-0 down after the first period.
If you hear an awesome local radio or TV call you think we should feature, you can send us tips on Twitter @awfulannouncing or an e-mail to awfulannouncing [at] gmail.com.no comments
It seems as if every week we're writing a new post covering NBC breaking records due to their NHL coverage. This week is no different. NBC and NBC Sports Network both set new records with their coverage of hockey on Sunday, further proving that despite the lockout people are tuning in to the sport in larger numbers.no comments
The NFL Sunday Ticket out-of-market package has been a DirecTV mainstay since 1994. Yes, it's been around for almost 20 years. DirecTV has used Sunday Ticket to lure subscribers from cable of which I am one. I've been with DirecTV since 2001 and the major reason was NFL Sunday Ticket. Over the years, the satellite provider has been willing to pay the price to keep the Sunday afternoon games away from cable. And to keep fans in the mix, DirecTV developed the Red Zone Channel with host Andrew Siciliano, showing games when drives reached scoring potential, a feature that was so successful, NFL Network started its own version for cable with host Scott Hanson.
And while DirecTV has made mobile apps and even allowed the package to be put on gaming consoles as long as non-subscribers were willing to pay a huge fee, the satellite provider appears to be souring on the package because of rising costs. In a speech to an investor conference in Florida today, DirecTV Chief Financial Officer Pat Doyle made news by saying the company would consider sharing Sunday Ticket with cable or even dropping the package altogether if the NFL's price became too high.no comments