By Ryan Good news: HBO is returning another season of Hard Knocks in August. Bad news: It’s going to be about the Cincinnati Bengals. Good news: It can double as a season of COPS. HBO Sports, NFL Films and the Cincinnati Bengals will team up for an all-access look at what it takes to make it in the National Football League when Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Cincinnati Bengals debuts Aug. 12 at 10pm ET/PT on HBO (HD). It is the show’s fifth season. Other seasons have followed the Dallas Cowboys (twice), Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs.
NFL Draft weekend is April 25-26, and there will once again be plenty of hype and more in-depth coverage than ever before as teams select their new saviors. You’ll hear more scouting data about players than you ever cared to know. You’ll hear how every pick is great and fills a need. But really, no one can judge in one weekend in April if any of these draft picks are any good. You can’t measure a draft’s success until the season after — or even a few seasons after — the draft. So take what happens on draft day with […]
By Ryan So an era in sports broadcasting comes to an end. (Seems like we’ve had a lot of that this week, no?) Longtime NFL TV analyst and video game icon John Madden has announced his retirement. We’ll let the statement from NBC take over from here: NEW YORK – April 16, 2009 – NBC Sports Chairman Dick Ebersol announced today that John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and the most honored broadcaster in sports television history, has decided to retire from broadcasting. Madden issued the following statement today: “It’s time. I’m 73 years old. My 50th wedding anniversary is […]
The NFL released its national TV schedule for the 2009 preseason, and already there is great intrigue and compelling stories about poorly played games that don’t matter. The first game, the Hall of Fame game between the Bills and Titans, gives us our first look at Terrell Owens in a Bills uniform — unless a preseason game is not considered a mandatory team activity (and under Dick Jauron, this could be the case). Then there is a Super Bowl rematch that won’t be nearly as super when the Cardinals visit the Steelers Aug. 17, with ESPN’s Tony Kornheiser sure to […]
In the spirit of Super Bowl weekend, USA Network gave us new, football-themed episodes of Monk and Psych. For fans of USA’s Friday night lineup (me), fans of American football (me), and fans of awesomeness (oh yeah, me), this weekend rocks. When a dismembered foot ends up in police custody, Shawn and Gus go undercover at a football training camp to investigate the disappearance of the team’s kicker. Mykelti Williamson, aka Bubba from Forrest Gump, guest-stars as the Los Angeles Thunderbird’s head coach.
Posted by Cubicle QB Now that we’ve covered NFL Network and ESPN’s Super Bowl XLIII media blitz, we’ll look at the network that’s actually airing the Super Bowl on Feb. 1. Here’s NBC’s Super Sunday broadcast day, which is going to include every football analyst you’ve ever wanted to hear from … and Matt Millen: NBC Super Bowl XLIII Sunday Broadcast Schedule (All Times Eastern) The Today Show (9-11am): A live, two-hour edition of Today with Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Ann Curry and Al Roker. Meredith, Al and Ann will give viewers a rare behind-the-scenes look the sights, sounds, parties […]
Posted by Cubicle QB Not to be outdone, the Worldwide Leader is gang-tackling Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa from just about every angle imaginable, including angles that are illegal outside the state of Florida: ESPN Networks Super Bowl XLIII Week Coverage (All Times Eastern) Super Bowl-related content across 16 ESPN platforms: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPN HD, ESPN2 HD, ESPN International, ESPN.com, ESPN Radio, ESPNRadio.com, ESPN Deportes Radio, ESPNdeportes.com, ESPN The Magazine and ESPN Mobile properties More than 90 hours of Super Bowl-related programming on domestic television from Tampa More than 65 hours of Super Bowl-related […]
Posted by Cubicle QB So the hype machine for Super Bowl XLIII is in full swing this week, and NFL Network is going with the all-out media blitz again. Here’s everything you can see on NFLN between now and Monday morning’s wrap up: NFL Network Super Bowl XLIII Coverage (All Times Eastern) Monday, January 26 10:00 AM – America’s Game: The Missing Rings – 1969 Minnesota Vikings 11:00 AM – America’s Game: The Missing Rings – 1981 San Diego Chargers 12 NOON – America’s Game: The Missing Rings – 1998 Minnesota Vikings 1:00 PM – America’s Game: The Missing Rings […]