Viewing Picks for April 27, 2015

All Times Eastern Boxing World Series of Boxing, Plaza De Toros San Marcos, Aguascalientes, Mexico City Mexico vs. Great Britain — Univision Deportes, 8 p.m. (taped 04/24) College Baseball Washington State at Washington — Pac-12 Networks, 10 p.m. College Football B1G Spring Football Report 2015 — Big Ten Network, 7 p.m. College Softball North Carolina […]


Gary Bettman says tanking is a media creation

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has been known to say some wacky things. And there can be the perception that Bettman is in an ivory tower, unaware of his surroundings. This perception came back to bite him when the Commish met with reporters on Friday to discuss the state of the league and other matters. His […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 4:  Evgeni Malkin #71, Kris Letang #58 and Chris Kunitz #14 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrate a second-period goal by Letang against the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 4, 2014 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Penguins top local NHL ratings once again

The Pittsburgh Penguins may have had a double digit ratings drop in the 2014-15 season, but it didn’t stop the team’s five year streak as the country’s top local market for NHL ratings. Root Sports Pittsburgh averaged a 6.55 rating for the Penguins for the ’14-’15 regular season. While that’s down significantly from the lockout […]

Bruce Jenner

Bruce Jenner interview on ABC garners almost 17 million viewers

Bruce Jenner may be known now for the connection to the Kardashian clan, but for the older generation, Jenner is best known for winning the decathlon gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics. And after winning the gold in Montreal, Jenner became a commercial pitchman, actor and a part-time analyst for ABC Sports. But it was marrying […]


Viewing Picks for April 26, 2015

All Times Eastern College Baseball Valparaiso at Oakland — ESPN3, noon Notre Dame at Wake Forest — ESPN3, 12:30 p.m. Kentucky at Florida — SEC Network Plus, 12:30 p.m. Alabama at Mississippi — ESPN, 1 p.m. Boston College at North Carolina — ESPN3, 1 p.m. Clemson at Georgia Tech — ESPN3, 1 p.m. Stetson at […]


Viewing Picks for April 25, 2015

All Times Eastern Arena Football Arizona Rattlers at Los Angeles KISS — CBS Sports Network, 10 p.m. Australian Rules Football Port Adelaide Power vs. Hawthorn Hawks — Fox Soccer Plus, 5:30 a.m. Boxing World Championship Boxing, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO World Heavyweight Championship Wladimir Klitschko vs. Bryant Jennings — HBO, 10 p.m. […]


Mets almost even with Yankees in viewership

It’s been a while since the Mets have been good. Fans have been starved for a winner and have had to endure years of bad teams. But that has changed thus far this season with the Mets riding an 11 game winning streak going into Friday’s action against their cross-town rivals, the Yankees. During the […]


Viewing Picks for April 24, 2015

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Richmond Tigers vs. Melbourne Dragons — Fox Sports 2, 5:30 a.m. St. Kilda Saints vs. Carlton Blues — Fox Soccer Plus, 9 p.m. Essendon Bombers vs. Collingwood Magpies — Fox Sports 2, 12:30 a.m. (Saturday) Boxing Premier Boxing Champions, UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL Dirrell vs. Jack; Jacobs vs. Truax; […]

NFL Draft 2015

Fox Sports Go to offer a second screen for the NFL Draft

It doesn’t have the rights to the NFL Draft, but Fox figures it can offer the next best thing than actually being inside the Auditorium Theater in Chicago for the 1st Round. For the entire 1st round, Fox will offer an online experience through its Fox Sports Go app called “Fox Sports Live 2015 NFL […]


American Idol winner to sing Fox’s Women’s World Cup theme

In a case of extreme corporate synergy, Fox is really pullimg out the stops to promote June’s FIFA Women’s World Cup. On Wednesday, Fox had US Women’s National team stars Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach appear on American Idol to give American Idol hack host Ryan Seacrest a U.S. team jersey and to make a very […]

NFL Draft 2015

NFL Network’s extensive draft coverage is really extensive

If you have had a chance to watch NFL Network’s “Caught in the Draft” series, you have seen how the NFL Draft has evolved from a smoke-filled meeting at a hotel ballroom to an orchestrated made-for-TV event that is covered by two networks. With this year’s NFL Draft, a.k.a. the “Annual NFL Player Selection Meeting,” moving […]


Viewing Picks for April 23, 2015

All Times Eastern College Baseball Georgia at Auburn — SEC Network, 7 p.m. Texas A&M at LSU — ESPNU, 7:30 p.m. San Francisco at BYU — BYUtv, 8 p.m. College Baseball Live — ESPNU, 7 p.m. College Football CFB Daily: Spring Blitz — ESPNU, 5:30 p.m. College Football Live — ESPNU, 6 p.m. College Lacrosse […]


Viewing Picks for April 22, 2015

All Times Eastern College Baseball Manhattan at St. John’s — ESPN3, 3 p.m. Lafayette at Monmouth — ESPN3, 3:30 p.m. Florida Atlantic at Miami (FL) — ESPN3, 6 p.m. Miami (OH) at Wright State — ESPN3, 6:30 p.m. Memphis at Mississippi — ESPN3, 7:30 p.m. Arizona State at Arizona — Pac-12 Networks, 10 p.m. College […]

LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 5:  O.J. Simpson stands during sentencing at the Clark County Regional Justice Center December 5, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Simpson and co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart were sentenced on 12 charges, including felony kidnapping, armed robbery and conspiracy related to a 2007 confrontation with sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel. (Photo by Issac Brekken-Pool/Getty Images)

ESPN reportedly producing 30 for 30 mega doc on OJ Simpson

It’s hard to believe that in the twenty years since the original O.J. Simpson murder trial, that the former Heisman Trophy winner and Buffalo Bills running back hasn’t been the subject of his own HBO or 30 for 30 sports documentary. Various news networks and divisions have produced their own films and specials on Simpson, but […]


Viewing Picks for April 21, 2015

All Times Eastern College Baseball Marist at St. John’s — ESPN3, 3 p.m. Mississippi Valley State at Alabama — SEC Network Plus, 3 p.m. Texas-Arlington at Texas A&M — SEC Network Plus, 3 p.m. Seton Hall at Monmouth — ESPN3, 3:30 p.m. College of Charleston at Georgia Southern — ESPN3, 6 p.m. Stetson at Florida […]