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"...better than their NHL and NHL counterparts."
Huh? Ingenious typo there, Matt. :)
Love your blog though. Always a good read.
1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/nba-star-weekend-ratings-rise-saturday-sunday.html
@Phive Nolan isn't a favorite of mine, but she is a legit talent. I would've given her a lunchtime slot before Mike Francessa (especially considering competition against ESPN is a little lighter than against AtH, PTI, Olbermann, etc) but perhaps this is a backdoor way of exploring that. I wish her the best. Now if FOX can add single sport shows to midday hours. Seriously, FOX Soccer/Football Daily should return in half-hour forms.
1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/katie-nolan-finally-getting-fox-sports-1-show.html
I don't mind having one of them on New Year's Eve, but why can't they split the games between NYE and NYD? You have one remaining spot on New Year's Day.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/college-football-playoff-sticks-head-sand.html
The news release also said something about a 'Data Center' on ESPN3 as well. What's the difference between Command Center and Data Center?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/everything-need-know-espn-cfp-megacast.html
One slight correction: NBC Sports Live Extra does not require cable/satellite authentication for games on terrestrial NBC. Olympics an exception.It does seem odd that FOX requires such an authentication for everything. At least if you had an affiliated internet provider, you could access ESPN3 free which includes much on-demand replays of televised sports along with exclusive, syndicated, regional, and ABC events. (Live televised events besides those does require cable/satellite authentication, obviously).
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
This is great news... but I'm curious why we aren't seeing a lighter version of the Megacast for the semifinals (minus the Finebaum film room)
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/megacast-back-college-football-playoff-championship.html
I would go for it, but that's way too soon for my time. Will they be doing it next year as well?
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/ever-wanted-sportscaster-nows-chance.html
I'm curious as to why this year for Army-Navy. Air Force has already won the Commander-in-Chief's trophy after beating both. Unless one of them is fighting for bowl eligibility, there won't be anything at stake.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/college-gameday-heading-army-navy-game-first-time-ever.html
One important thing not mentioned in the ads on jerseys part: Yes, it's done internationally in both international and club competitions. But the WNBA has also done it for a few years now as well.
4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/five-things-fans-get-new-tv-deal.html
@Kev29 Also, Mike Rowe's now show, which happens to be on CNN (and if you liked Dirty Jobs, it's along the same lines, just not as dirty) got alot of viewers as well. Really, it's those original shows, documentaries (also quite good), and whenever big time breaking news hits are really the only times CNN gets ratings at all.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/rachel-nichols-cnn-show-cancelled.html
Slightly off-topic, but is TBS planning anything tonight with the game postponed? I'm seeing nothing from them except their 'coverage has been postponed until Tuesday'.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/2014-alcs-well-tbs.html
Two things I'll add: NFL Network (and RedZone) are streamed on desktop computers here: http://nflnonline.nfl.com/
Also, CBS does stream NFL playoff games, although I'll admit it's odd that Thanksgiving Day and preseason games aren't...
Now we need an article listing what websites stream college games from which conferences. I much of them because I follow them, but if you don't, it can get confusing.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/online-streaming-reaching-a-new-age.html
@xlynwoodx Not the NLCS (FS1 has college football during Game 6), but I'm hopeful we'll see this during the World Series. Nothing is set in stone yet, though.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-sports-1s-jabo-telecast-represents-major-step-forward-analysis.html
"Who are we kidding, we all know Plan B is Joe Buck."
Nah, Mr. Buck is way too busy with baseball (plus, he'd be awful at the sport). Is it safe to say we could see JP Dellacamera and/or Dave Johnson as the new lead?
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/gus-johnson-foxs-lead-soccer-announcer.html
@stholeary I agree. The late game in Week 3 (Nebraska at Fresno State) might be one of the best games on THAT NIGHT (not just on the channel). And I'm not saying that because I live in Nebraska, lol.
6 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/the-9-biggest-media-questions-for-the-college-football-season.html
So... no Pammies this year? #DontForgetTheBestPartOfSaturdays
6 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-week-1-college-football-announcing-schedule-2.html
You forgot to mention that CBSSN also carries some C-USA games, although not many. Otherwise, this is about right. I will link this to my friends.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-2014-college-football-tv-primer.html
You should've mentioned that the 2006 look was just for one game - it was the look only FSN was using at the time and the trucks couldn't make it to Denver in time due to winter weather, so they used the FSN Rocky Mountain graphics, and had to make do without the 1st & 10 technology we've become so used to nowadays.
Anyways, great article, Ben! These things always interest me as a visual media guy. The evolution of the FoxBox is fascinating, no question. Any chance we can see this for other networks as well?
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/the-evolution-of-the-nfl-on-fox-score-bug.html
You do make a good point, Matt. Although they did change the name of the panel countdown show, it's not reflected in the channel listings. That needs to be fixed.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-sports-1-launching-new-friday-night-college-football-pregame-show.html
" (again, why is this not labeled as an entirely different show?)"
They just did this week. It's now the FOX Sports Live Countdown. So the panel is now completely separate from the broadcasters.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/why-fox-sports-live-has-been-a-failure-and-how-fs1-can-still-save-it.html
Fingers crossed it's not a ripoff of FOX News Channel's 'Outnumbered'...
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
"Now, there would be concern for players adding more games to an already crowded schedule..."Why can't these games count towards the regular season record? Then every game has that much more importance.
7 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/could-an-nba-tournament-be-a-television-success.html
Us media-savvy people have a technical term for that. We call it an 'oops'.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
Timing is really bad though. I'm curious as to why they couldn't do a split screen, with the big window on the severe weather coverage and the small window on the match. I've seen that done before and it works like a charm.
"...and his Sunday morning football show, which will return to ESPN2 this season as well."I like Cowherd. But I despised his weekend football show. I'm more or less unsure why it's coming back, anyways. Everyone reading: do everyone else a favor. Don't watch that show. Stick to his radio show. (Or go back and forth between him and Dan Patrick. Dan's show is darn good too)
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espns-fall-lineup-includes-more-football-and-colin-cowherd.html
I enjoy Berman (except for the U.S. Open but that's no longer a concern), but I'm curious for the sake of variety in the broadcast why Berman & Dan Shulman don't do a tag team play-by-play gig. The years Shulman has done the HR Derby for radio he was fantastic. It's criminal they don't have him doing it for any outlet right now.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/chris-berman-will-be-back-on-the-mlb-home-run-derby.html
I'm with you, Steve. FOX was new and a breath of fresh air. Not everything they did succeeded with the masses (not everything everyone does will). But the effort was there. The polish was there. The personalities was there. The robots were there (I like them, shoot me). And that theme song. LOVE that theme song.Now all we need is a retrospective on NHL Championship 2000. You know, that hockey videogame that was for PC and PS1?
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/throwbackthursday-in-1995-fox-was-doing-fine-at-cup-time.html
@morganwick I noticed that too. And I hope that happens. A hub of classic games and documentaries that you or I could access anytime would be awesome.
ESPN Classic as a channel lost its identity when all the sports got their own channels (NFL Network, MLB Network, etc) - and its not going back. Well past time to evolve.
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espns-next-logical-move-is-to-repurpose-espn-classic-to-a-storytelling-channel.html
This is quite a surprise. I haven't listened to Cubs Radio for a while, and I do quite enjoy the Hughes/Santo combo over the years.
On the WGN America thing, I can easily see that as a mistake. It wouldn't bother me if they really scaled it back (like say one Friday night broadcast a week; movie if no sports) as it would increase their carriage on NBA TV, MLB Network, etc. But live programming will really define cable/satellite channels. Those who don't want that will just go to much cheaper options (Hulu Plus, Netflix, etc). You're not doing yourself a favor it you don't give viewers the incentive to get a cable/satellite subscription to watch your channel.
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/chicago-cubs-leaving-wgn-radio-after-89-years.html
@bobbloggerstein Haha, more than likely it will be either Dan Patrick or Josh Elliot hosting Olympic primetime after Rio.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nbc-will-be-the-home-of-the-olympics-through-2032.html
To add, Emerick & Pang did work for Sony/989 during their entire NHL series, which was entitled NHL FaceOff for much of it until they renamed it after Gretzky like you said. I thought the PS1 games were quite fun and I still remember to this day playing NHL FaceOff '99 and being scored on just to find out that the goal was disallowed. Emerick's reaction was memorable that sticks with me to this day (that and I got off the hook).
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/doc-emrick-eddie-olczyk-and-nbc-sports-brand-will-be-in-eas-nhl-15.html
If you had a 'Best Weekly Show' category, I would've given Inside College Football a nomination.
10 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
1. Tie - ESPN College Basketball/NCAA Basketball on CBS2. Marching On: 1963 Army-Navy Remembered (There might be a few ESPN ones that were better but I haven't seen them)
3. ESPN FC Pre/Post game
4. FOX Sports Live
5. Robert Flores (ESPN)
6. Kenny Smith (TNT/CBS)
7. Dan Shulman (ESPN) (who else?)
8. Fran Fraschilla (ESPN)
9. Sam Ponder (ESPN)
10. Adam Schefter (ESPN)
11. Morgan vs. Deitsch/Olbermann/Teigen/Legend
12. Three way tie: Adam Zucker, Allie LaForce & Tara Lipinski
13. Jay Onrait & Dan O'Toole
You also forgot CNN, which in this case but a brief halt in the 'Search for 370' hoopla they've been in for a month and a half now.
10 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/multiple-networks-cash-in-on-donald-sterling-controversy.html
And to think that CNN put out breaking news that Bubba 'narrowly' won. CNN. That is all.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/final-round-masters-rating-hits-10-year-low.html
@mstockslager7 And ESPNEWS didn't have a poor name for a show back when they had 'Pregame'?
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/americas-pregame-a-bright-spot-in-fs1s-daily-lineup.html
@dwd3885 I'm sure he told his bosses that he's retiring well prior, and that's why they had that package ready to roll. Letterman also told his boss he's on route to retiring before he revealed the news.As for anyone else, who knows who did and who didn't prior to broadcast. We know some did (the ones that had to know), but we don't know if everyone did.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/digger-phelps-leaving-espn.html
Ravech/Reali is a tough one. So is Wingo/Ponder. MAN...
11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/bristolology-round-2-voting-in-the-round-of-32-part-i.html
"And you know what they say about people who live in glass houses."
12 months ago on Keith Olbermann rants about LeBron hype, but neglects the biggest offender
I like the idea. However, it can be easily overused. We'll see if they do.
1 year ago on FOX will utilize fancy technology to show the wind during the Super Bowl
@RobHoffmannOTA antennas wouldn't have helped because this affected those who were watching through those means. But this is one of the reasons why live streaming is becoming so important.
1 year, 1 month ago on Broncos fans in Colorado Springs lost their feed during the AFC Championship
@DanielOrmsbyIt's Todd Blackledge doing the radio side with Tirico, though I don't think Gruden will be there.
1 year, 1 month ago on ESPN will cover the BCS title game like it's the last ever sporting event on Earth
"CBS has just opened up its lineup in the past year allowing SEC football and college basketball games." CBS has actually done that for years. They have added PGA Tour golf to their streaming, however.
I remember it was FOX that streamed the first ever college football game (San Jose State at Nebraska I believe; 2000 maybe?). That was when FOX was the most innovative brands in sports. Now it's ESPN with NBC close behind, with FOX just starting to at least be decent at all in that category (with a ways to go of course). Man, times have changed.
1 year, 1 month ago on CBS and NBC to stream NFL Playoffs for everyone; Fox won't
Best part about this: it made the Not Top 10!
1 year, 1 month ago on Oklahoma Almost Collapses ESPN Post Game Show Stage
I more or less hope that Thursday Night Football is not year round after next year. I'd rather see it be a November and December thing with the remaining games on Saturdays in December, you know, when college football wraps up like the NFL used to. My idea: 2 games on CBSSN, 2 games on FS1, 2 games on NBCSN, 1 game on NFLN. The rest would be Thursdays on NFLN. FS1 could also get a playoff game, but I'd rather see it on big FOX.
1 year, 3 months ago on What's ahead for Sports Media in 2014, Part II -- NFL
@sir boxington Well, those who aren't are already watching The NFL Today on Big CBS, so what's the point of duplicating what's already being done at the same time?
1 year, 3 months ago on That Other Pregame Show doesn't take football too seriously in the right way
"You can put it on the booaaarrrrd... YES!" ~ Brain Jones during Georgia Tech-Clemson highlights on the Thursday Night/Friday Morning Inside College Football (obviously while showing a long touchdown run)
1 year, 3 months ago on The 2013 Pam Ward Chronicles Week 12
Gerke does Burgundy better than either Josh Elliot (GMA's Good Morning America) or Doug Gottlieb (CBSSN's Lead Off). And yes, both dressed as him.
1 year, 3 months ago on Idaho anchor does amazing Ron Burgundy sportscast
@whatupay4sports To be fair, it's the same with Troy Aikman, and I truly believe that's true. Without Buck, Aikman is REALLY lost as an analyst. (I prefer Simms and Collinsworth over Troy, but you get my point)
1 year, 4 months ago on Video: Tim McCarver signs off
...Just realized that was Patrick Netherton from the Tim Brando Show (SiriusXM, CBSSN) that submitted Mike Maylock's quote. Hasn't Paul Pabst from the Dan Patrick Show (FOX Sports Radio, Mad Dog Radio, DIRECTV, NBCSN) submitted some in the past as well?
By the way, to the two of you, keep up the great work. Both of you have great shows.
1 year, 4 months ago on Your Week 6 Pammies Winners & Updated Standings!