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NCAA Tournament TV Coverage Has Never Been Better

Monday, March 18th, 2013

For fans, the possibility of viewing the entire NCAA Tournament has never been better.  Nobody needs to pay extra – on cable or satellite – nor does anyone need to search through a myriad of channels. All the action will be handled on four outlets – CBS, TNT, TBS and TruTV (formerly Court TV).  And […]

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FOX Sports 1 Offers Needed Style Alternative to ESPN

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Earlier this week, FOX announced what had been talked about for several months – a national sports-oriented channel to be known as FOX Sports 1. The channel, which will launch Aug. 17, 2013, in 90 million cable and satellite homes, will offer an alternative to long-standing all-sports entity ESPN. FOX’s launch of this channel, which […]

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Journalism Gone Soft: Unnecessary Praise For Costas’ Interview

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

I saw tons of praise for how Bob Costas went after disgraced former Penn State Assistant Coach Jerry Sandusky in an interview on NBC’s “Rock Center.” When did it become “above and beyond” in this industry to do your job? First, I would think Costas would never have put himself in the position to do the interview […]

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Boomer Esiason’s National Aspirations May Not Include Carton

Friday, October 21st, 2011

A few weeks ago I talked about the possibility of WFAN’s morning tandem of Boomer Esaison and Craig Carton taking their show national in the future. Although there is no timetable for this to happen, a source close to the situation indicates that Esiason could elect to do a show that is more sports oriented […]

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Jim Nantz Defends His Buddy Phil Simms

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Jim Nantz and Phil Simms did the Pittsburgh-Baltimore game on CBS earlier today. Late in the game they cut to studio where Boomer Esiason was recapping the Philadelphia-St. Louis game. Esiason took a friendly shot at Simms by saying “Phil didn’t have an arm like that,” while a replay of a Michael Vick touchdown was […]

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