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Are they planning on nationally televising this game, or will it be a regional-only game that would air in lieu of a 1 pm or 4:25 pm game in those markets?
1 day ago on Be prepared for Sunday morning games, NFL fans
@fangsbites So what will Saturdays look like? Will there be certain Saturdays with an afternoon game on Fox and then a night game on FS1? Then will other Saturdays feature a FS1 doubleheader?
Will both timeslots feature regional action, or will the nighttime FS1 slot only feature a single game?
4 days, 11 hours ago on What's ahead for Sports Media in 2014, Part I - MLB
...and the big sidebar is back tonight.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Is Fox Sports 1 saying goodbye to their huge graphics?
Looks like they're not using the sidebar tonight, either.
Side note: How many weeks of vacation did Fox have to give Jay and Dan to come over to their network? 20? They just came back from a 2-week vacation, and now they're gone again.
1 month ago on Is Fox Sports 1 saying goodbye to their huge graphics?
I hate the sidebar. I've always felt why bother having an HD telecast and a beautiful studio just to squeeze the video into a small window surrounded by a bunch of graphics. (especially considering that the graphics are generally of limited use and also could be implemented in a much smaller fashion.
I liked the Faith Hill and P!nk versions better. The Carrie Underwood version butchers the original song too much.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Mike Francesa hates the Sunday Night Football theme
1) Detroit didn't play the A's yesterday
2) Assuming you're talking about the ALCS against Boston, the whole series has been on Fox, not TBS.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The MLB and TBS are just a bad match
I disagree that Fox would've done things correctly right off the bat. As it stands, the talent pool for MLB at Fox is so watered down that in the last year or two, they've resorted to using local broadcasters to fill their second and third-tier broadcast teams on an almost-weekly basis. Also, the fact that Fox doesn't send its own production trucks to MLB games like they do for NFL and CFB, and instead leaches off the local FSN broadcast trucks with inferior production capabilities (just look at the difference in graphics quality and animation between their NFL and MLB games) tells me that Fox hasn't been that vested in its MLB coverage in several years.
I expect them to start caring more about MLB coverage when FS1 ramps up its coverage next year, but honestly, Fox has a lot of talent and production building to do ever since they starting neglecting MLB somewhat after they lost the bulk of postseason rights to TBS in 2007.
I'm honestly quite happy with the product that TBS has put out there lately. It's a huge step up from their blunders in the Chip Caray era. Overall, most of their talent is good now, Stockton aside, and the production quality is quite solid. Yeah, I will admit that the AL Wild Card game's audio issue was horrible, and their glitch where they accidentally blacked out the NL Wild Card web/mobile stream was even worse, but things have been pretty solid since the Division Series round started, and their coverage overall has been solid since 2010 when they rearranged the talent, although the studio show hasn't been tolerable until this year when they finally removed the babbling and uninformative David Wells.
2 months ago on The MLB and TBS are just a bad match
My reaction right now is the same as Hawk's reaction to an opposing team's walk-off home run.
2 months ago on Hawk Harrelson will serve as a guest analyst on MLBN for the postseason
@stuie299 More like ESPN and Turner seem to want out. Juding by the way they've been mailing in their coverage, I'd say they both really want out.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on NASCAR takes a step closer to joining NBC for 2014
So, no panel discussion on Saturdays and Sundays starting today. Jay and Dan said that it will be anchors-only on the weekends, and the panel will only be there on weekdays.
At the same time, they also moved the anchor desk over to the side of the studio where the panel was last night. That seems kind of weird; I figured they would want to keep the anchor desk in a single location. Not sure why they'd move it just because the panel isn't there. Maybe they're not happy with the way the desk's normal position looks with a wideshot.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Fox Sports Live exceeds expectations with room to grow
@DOriginalDonald Charissa Thompson isn't Erin Andrews? I'm shocked! SHOCKED!
(now where are my winnings????????)
3 months, 3 weeks ago on 10 Questions Going Forward For Fox Sports
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Keith Olbermann joins Turner Sports for MLB postseason coverage
Not sure why Red Eye Chicago published this just the other day, but this quote from Hawk happened like 1-2 years ago, and they're just rehashing it now. Pretty bad "journalism" there.
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Hawk Harrelson imagines he'll die in the broadcast booth
@Sa9273 Berman? Remind me to stay far away from ESPN2 that night.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 6/24 - 6/30
With the low budget that this "station" has now, they probably have some 15-year-old kid sitting in his bedroom running their Twitter account.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Chicago radio station says the Blackhawks were "raped basically"
@patgorse It should be available in HD on channel 214-1.
MLB Network is a special case because not only do they abide by MLB's regional blackout restrictions, but they also will black out the primary game if they decide that the secondary game is more appropriate to your viewing area. I assume they have to do this because they can only show one game or the other, not both. I think cable viewers get a much more seamless experience of this because both the primary and secondary game are able to be viewed on the single MLB Network channel based on what feed MLB Network sends to your local cable headend. On DirecTV, it's a bit more jarring because you have to change channels to 214 if they determine that you're going to get the secondary game instead of the primary game.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on MLB blackouts are still alive... and confusing | May | 2013
@crippenstation @ja_bartlett Yep, this just pains me every time this happens to a cable network. The very nature of the network is now gone, like you said, just like HLN. It's hard to find a cable channel these days where the name of the channel matches up with the content on the channel. Most networks just put on whatever's cheap and appeals to the lowest common denominator.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on ESPN quietly cancels Highlight Express and UNITE
@CUbsfan I would be glad to see David Wells out of TBS. He never seemed like a good TV personality, and all of the "humor" bits involving him seemed forced.
6 months ago on Keith Olbermann joins Turner Sports for MLB postseason coverage
Are John Smoltz and David Wells both gone for this year?