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  • Olympics On TV Fell Victim To, Basically, Overkill

    Want to know why the TV ratings for these Winter Olympics were down roughly 30 percent from four years ago? Want to know why TV ratings for the Winter Olympics …


  • Tables Turned For Cbs’ Final Olympics For At Least 12 Years

    What a difference four years make. In 1994, the Olympics provided a diversion for CBS employees devastated over losing the NFL. This year, it’s the other way around - the …


  • Nbc Bids Nfl Goodbye With Solid Broadcast

    With a bizarre goodbye, a surprisingly exciting game and a typically solid broadcast, NBC said farewell to the NFL on Sunday after 33 years of broadcasting professional football. Dick Enberg, …


  • Patriots, Steelers Swap Personas New England’s Defense, Pittsburgh’s Offense Shine

    NBC’s Randy Cross has been an analyst for numerous Patriots games this year and last year’s foggy playoff clash against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Foxboro, Mass. Cross likes the Patriots, …


  • Sudden Finish, Proud Dad, Left Time For Tears

    You really didn’t expect, or even want, complete neutrality, did you? At least it took a highly charged personal experience to crack Bob Griese’s exterior objectivity. When Griese - the …


  • Hbo Hopes It Has Landed Prince Of A Deal

    Hamed


  • Cbs Tries To Get Back Into Nfl TV Picture

    The temptation is to cease chronicling the National Football League television negotiations until the winners announce their deals and one network that bid the ranch loses because the other networks …


  • Women’s Olympic Hockey To Get Prime Coverage

    After watching NBC give only passing reference to the gold-medal women’s teams in soccer and softball at the Atlanta Games, CBS insists it won’t make a similar mistake at the …


  • Fox Sports Net Is No Espn, Yet

    Fox has already changed the broadcast television sports landscape. Now it’s attacking the cable side. Fox Sports Net, which was formed two years ago with Liberty Media, has grown dramatically …


  • In Ohio, All That Matters Is To Beat Michigan

    Kirk Herbstreit has lived the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry. His father played for the Buckeyes and coached under Bo Schembechler at Miami, he grew up an avid Buckeyes fan in Ohio, …


  • There’s Nothing Slick About Griese

    It’s the biggest game of his son’s career, but Hall of Fame quarterback Bob Griese cannot help Brian Griese break down the opposition’s defense or work on his mechanics. That’s …


  • Fans Speak: Put Scores On TV Screen

    A public relations firm has quantified what has been suspected for a while: Fans really want a constant score box on the screen during games. According to a national survey …


  • Dimaggio’s Entrance Was Right On Cue

    Just as when a celebrity or member of royalty passes through a room, there were, no doubt, more than a few gasps across the country earlier this week when Joe …


  • Baseball Fans Get Unique Look At Game

    It’s not your father’s baseball broadcast anymore. Gone are the days of a couple of cameras, some instant replays and reverse angles. Baseball on TV, 1997 version, features microphones on …


  • Unlikely Mnf Would Start Earlier

    For football fans on the East Coast, Monday night football often means Tuesday morning yawns. Games don’t end until after midnight, sometimes close to 1 a.m., forcing many fans to …


  • Nbc’s Playoff Return A Long-Distance Affair

    The baseball playoffs started this week, with the return of NBC and the absence of catcher cameras. The cameras, mounted on catchers’ masks, were successfully used by Fox and ESPN …


  • Glanville’s Ideas Not Music To Every Ear

    Jerry Glanville is an acquired taste, sort of “NASCAR meets the NFL.” Coach-turned-analyst Glanville knows the game. Sunday, the Glan-man provided the color for the Bears-New England Patriots game and …


  • Fox, Espn Give Baseball A New Look

    If you were lucky enough not to be one of the 95,000 fans who suffered through the two Baltimore Orioles-New York Yankees blowouts last weekend at Camden Yards, but rather …


  • Abc Sports To Open A New ‘Wide World’

    One of sports television’s most distinctive programs, ABC’s “Wide World of Sports,” will undergo an expansion and face lift in January, when the show will encompass all of the network’s …


  • Cbs Has Eye On Nfl

    The games have begun. Sports Illustrated’s Peter King is telling media folks that CBS is angling to purchase the rights to “Monday Night Football.” King is a former employee of …


  • Guilty Or Not, Albert Hurting Nbc

    Marv Albert is scheduled to begin announcing NFL games for NBC when the season opens Aug. 31. Albert has been charged with sodomy and assault against a Virginia woman and …


  • Summerall Will Be Missing Familiar Presence In Booth

    Summerall


  • Abc Gives Football Games New Look

    A season opener of Oklahoma vs. Northwestern on Aug. 23 plus three New Year’s Day bowl games and a continuous score and clock graphic will be part of ABC’s college …


  • Abc To Liven Up Golf Coverage

    Here’s a news flash to start the day: The British don’t view their sports on television the way Americans do. OK, so if you’ve ever watched Wimbledon or almost any …


  • Ex-Stars Say Tennis In Sad Shape

    They are two of the greatest tennis players of all time. Since their retirements, they have developed into outstanding commentators. As participants in a conference call promoting NBC’s coverage of …


  • Holtz Can Get His Irish Up On Cbs

    Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz will get a chance to second-guess his successor on national television as a full-time studio analyst for CBS Sports. CBS announced Tuesday that …


  • Murdoch Close To Taking On Espn Head-To-Head

    Rupert Murdoch and cable’s TeleCommunications Inc. are in talks to buy a stake in Cablevision Systems’ sports properties to create a new, national sports network. The negotiations are fairly close …


  • Abc Lets Pins Drop: Bowling, Schenkel Make Final Appearance

    Schenkel


  • Documentary Brings To Life Crazy World That Was Aba

    Julius Erving, big Afros and a three-color ball are all part of the American Basketball Association legacy. File/Associated Press


  • Fox’s Wonder Puck Still Splits Hockey Fans

    While the battle rages between hockey traditionalists and progressives about the glowing puck and comet tail, Fox Sports marches on undaunted. FoxTrax, the creation that the network came up with …