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Weekend Tube Review

Euro 2008: ↵ESPN's Euro 2008 coverage hasn't necessarily been pulling in stellar ratings this month (the highest being a .9), but you have to remember that most games have been on ESPN2 and...

What Your Television Is Doing This Weekend

↵ ↵Welcome to what I like to call the dead zone, folks. There's no basketball on for the first time in over nine months and the loss of Tiger Woods has knocked summer golf down a few...

Weekend Tube Review: Tiger's Good For Ratings

U.S. Open: ↵ ↵NBC's coverage of the U.S. Open pulled a 6.4 rating (7 million-plus viewers), a 15% improvement over last year, and during Tiger's last few holes, the broadcast got over...

What Your Television Is Doing This Weekend

↵ ↵NBA: ↵It's another one game weekend and it comes again late Sunday night at 9pm on ABC. Ratings for the Finals have been pretty stellar so far with the first three games...

Weekend Tube Review: Clearly, Powe = Dr. J

NBA Playoffs: ↵ABC got huge ratings for Game One last Thursday, pulling in an average of 13.3 million viewers and receiving an 8.7 rating. The announcing team was also light years better in...

What Your Television Is Doing This Weekend

NBA: ↵Only one game this weekend and it comes late Sunday night at 9pm on ABC. Game Two of the Finals will feature Mike Breen, Mark Jackson, and Jeff Van Gundy on the call, as they'll be in...

ESPN Actually Does Something Cool With Its Celtics-Lakers Coverage

In an age of the Who's Now?, "gasbags on parade" SportsCenter, it's not often that ESPN actually does something I genuinely enjoy. But ESPN's re-airing of game six of the 1987 NBA Finals between...

Weekend Tube Review: MMA > NHL Finals

Even with no basketball this weekend after the Celtics took care of business late Friday night, there was still plenty to watch and talk about over the two-day period. Let's get into it. ↵ ...

Emphasis on Team Play Boosts Playoff Ratings

TNT and ESPN/ABC are getting amazing ratings for the Playoffs this year and a lot of people (including myself) are wondering why. Sure having the Lakers and Celtics playing helps, but the numbers...

What Your Television Is Doing This Weekend

NBA Playoffs: ↵The Conference Finals are in full swing and there's a game each night this weekend. TNT has games two and three in the Western Conference and ESPN has game three of the Eastern...

Weekend Tube Review: Criticizing LeBron

NBA Playoffs: ↵While Friday's action was rather enjoyable, it didn't compare to the Sunday afternoon Game Seven battle between LeBron James and Paul Pierce.  ABC's team of Breen, Jackson,...

What Your Television Is Doing This Weekend

The Preakness Stakes: ↵With all of the controversy surrounding NBC's decision to not air coverage of the fallen horse Eight Belles at the Kentucky Derby, Saturday's 133rd running of the...

Weekend Tube Review: Enough, Van Gundy

NBA Playoffs: ↵ ↵Aside from being dead wrong in predicting that all the series favorites would win their games over the weekend, it was still a pretty good set of games. We had one...

What Your Television Is Doing This Weekend

It appears as if this weekend is going to be one of the more pedestrian ones in quite some time. We've had Drafts, Horse Races, and Boxing the past few weekends, but this go around we're getting...

Weekend Tube Review: Tough Spot for NBC

Kentucky Derby ↵NBC's airing of the 134th Kentucky Derby was rather impressive and they were in the midst of a seamless broadcast on Saturday when tragedy put them in an awkward position....

What Your Television Is Doing This Weekend

The Kentucky Derby: ↵I don't know what it is about this event that gets people who couldn’t care less about Horse Racing to start drinking mint juleps, and bet their friends based on cool...

Take Note, Buzz: This Is What it Looks Like When Adults Have a Discussion

I wanted to throw up a quick post about what a good discussion about sports media looks like, and I'm shocked -- shocked! -- that it came from FSN's The Best Damn Sports Show Period. This show,...

Weekend Tube Review: NFL Network vs. ESPN

It was no contest: The NFL Network dominated ESPN on day one of the NFL Draft. They scooped ESPN on just about every pick and trade, and while ESPN was busy going to commercials, the NFL-N had...

What Your Television Is Doing This Weekend

The NFL Draft ↵ESPN and the NFL Network are your destinations starting at 3pm on Saturday for the draft, but if you're a diehard fan of the selection process, ESPN's 29th year of coverage...

FirstCuts: Hot Shots Golf Is a Hit

Editor's note: Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds released way back on March 18, but Brian's PlayStation 3 suffered through a meltdown, so here's his slightly delayed review. ↵ ↵In the age...

Weekend Tube Review: Doris' Debut Goes Well, Van Gundy Is Still Confused

NBA Playoffs ↵The Playoffs got underway with wall-to-wall action on TNT, ESPN, and ABC this weekend, and surprisingly, every single team did pretty great jobs. I was also completely blown...

What Your Television Is Doing This Weekend

↵NBA Playoffs: ↵The NBA Playoffs finally get underway this weekend with games on TNT, ESPN, and ABC. ESPN decided to shake it up for the first round. Joining the ABC team of Mike...

Memhet Okur Plays Excellent Defense

It's a good thing that the Jazz don't play the Spurs in the First Round of the NBA Playoffs because they might be looking for payback after this foul on Francisco Oberto: ↵ ↵ ↵ ...

ESPN: No Obama For You, Bill Simmons!

The Worlds of politics and sports collided today when it was learned that ESPN decided to put a kibosh on a podcast interview that writer Bill Simmons was to conduct with Presidential hopeful...

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