CBS is blessed with a pair of juicy Final Four matchups, but many fans were surprised by its decision to go with the Ohio State-Kansas game in the traditionally more high profile late slot rather then the Kentucky-Louisville showdown.
I asked CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus what went into that decision. Here is what he said:
"It was a really, really close call, and we talked about... » more
MSG will hold a "Garden of Dreams Telethon" during Tuesday night's Rangers-Wild game, beginning during the pregame show and running through the postgame.
Viewers can call (212) 465-3900 to purchase a $100 raffle ticket - to benefit the Garden of Dreams Foundation - and a chance to win a variety of prizes, including these:
-Signed Henrik Lundqvist stick
-Signed Henrik... » more
Clark Kellogg knows he is not the first father to miss a child's activity because of a work conflict.
So the CBS analyst refuses to lament the fact his son Nick will be playing in the Sweet 16 Friday in St. Louis at the same time he is working at another Sweet 16 site in Atlanta.
Still, he admitted he will be keeping an eye on the action in the Ohio-North Carolina game even as he watches... » more
Monday's Rangers-Devils tilt on NBC Sports Network (formerly Versus) averaged 1.94 percent of homes in the New York area.
That is the best ever figure in the New York market for a regular-season game on NBCN.
On another hockey ratings note, Sunday's Penguins-Flyers game on NBC averaged 15.1 percent of homes in Pittsburgh. That's just ridonkulous for a regular-season game.... » more
John Skipper, who had been ESPN's top executive in charge of content, since Jan. 1 has been ESPN's top executive in charge of, well, everything. He succeeded George Bodenheimer in what widely was expected to be an orderly transition.
I asked Skipper about that last week and he described the changed as, yup, orderly.
Here is what he said:
"The transition has been great - really,... » more
Meredith Marakovits will replace Kim Jones as the Yankees' clubhouse reporter, the YES Network announced Tuesday.
Jones announced her decision to leave the network in January after seven years.
"I am excited about covering arguably the greatest franchise in sports, the New York Yankees, with its rich history and its continued commitment to excellence," Marakovits said in a... » more
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist will be profiled Tuesday night at 10 p.m. on HBO's 'Real Sports.' Watch a clip from the show, where Lundqvist talks about his pregame rituals, including what music is on his iPod before each game.... » more
It’s time again to locate truTV on your channel lineup, what with 13 NCAA games set for the network.
First up for the Channel Formerly Known as Court TV, though, is Hardcore Brackets at 7 p.m. Sunday, a show featuring Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith, who last year appeared on a too-crowded CBS set to talk brackets.
Barkley said he is looking forward to it, and said for the most part... » more
Our friends at Steiner Sports sent an email the other day that featured liberal use of exclamation marks and capital letters to announce its “Jeremy Lin Collection,’’ featuring EXTREMELY limited quantities of must-have items.
Among them: an autographed, authentic Lin Knicks jersey at $749.99 and an autographed “LINsanity’’ basketball for $649.99.
HURRY!... » more
Far be it from me to deny Giants fans an opportunity to relive the glories of the 2011 season by enjoying the new DVD, “Super Bowl XLVI Champions: New York Giants.’’
But be advised: The approach is as vanilla as the title. This is a strictly highlights-driven offering, full of cool NFL Films angles and slo-mo shots of balls spiraling through the air – including Tom Brady’s season-ending Hail... » more