October 10, 2014 |
We interrupt the ongoing dissection of Nick Foles' physical attributes to bring you this sports bulletin: Baseball's playoffs are underway. You might not have been aware because in much the same way its hitters once treated cork and its pitchers pine tar, baseball appears to have gone to great lengths to hide the start of its 2014 postseason. For many fans this October, the wild-card games and both division series were harder to locate than reasonably priced concessions. Some are on channels that many fans don't get (the MLB Network)
August 8, 2014 |
LOOKS LIKE we will get to see good ol' Donovan McNabb a lot more this football season. Awesome, right? Well, who knows? The former Eagles quarterback will call some NFL games for Fox this season, the network announced yesterday. McNabb will rotate with former NFL and Notre Dame gunslinger Brady Quinn and longtime linebacker Kirk Morrison as a color commentator alongside play-by-play announcer Dick Stockton. McNabb has worked as an analyst for Fox Sports 1 since the network launched a year ago. McNabb, now retired after 13 seasons in the league, was the Eagles' first-round pick, second overall, in 1999 out of Syracuse.
April 19, 2014 |
Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb spent one day in an Arizona jail for a December DUI arrest, according to the Associated Press. McNabb, one of the top players in Eagles history, was arrested Dec 15 in Maricopa County. He served his one-day sentence Wednesday, and was released Thursday. McNabb pleaded guilty March 27, and nine days of his sentence were suspended, according to the report. Now a host for NBC Sports Radio and an analyst for Fox Sports, McNabb came into the news Thursday, when his mug shot was released.
January 31, 2014
C HRIS REYNOLDS, 39, of Devon, is co-founder and CEO of OneTwoSee, a startup on Arch Street near 16th in Center City that develops real-time apps to supplement sports telecasts. The firm leverages the interactivity of connected TVs with traditional broadcast video that marries the best of "lean-back" TV viewing with "lean-forward" Internet consumption. Q: How did you come up with the idea for OneTwoSee? A: We built a prototype designed around interacting with what you watch on TV through your mobile phone or tablet.
December 16, 2013
When: Sunday at 2:30. Where: The Pavilion. Records: La Salle, 5-4, 0-0 Big Five; Villanova, 9-0, 2-0. TV/Radio: Fox Sports 1; WPHT-AM (1210), WNPV-AM (990). Series: Villanova leads, 35-7. Last meeting: La Salle 77, Villanova 74, OT, Nov. 25, 2012. Notes: The last two games between these teams have gone to overtime ('Nova won, 76-69, in 2011), and the meeting before that was a close one that went to the Wildcats, 84-81. . . . Villanova won its first two Big Five games by a combined 53 points over Penn and St. Joseph's.
November 20, 2013 |
WITH THE EAGLES off this week, Sunday's Cowboys at Giants inter-division game will likely draw a lot of Birds' fans. According to Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, it'll be a blood bath. "We're going to put it on them, man," Pierre-Paul said. "I'm pretty sure the offense is going to get going. The defense is going to get going even more. And the special teams will contribute to it. It's going to be a fight. It's going to be a dogfight. There's going to be a lot of blood spilled out there.
August 19, 2013 |
A new era in the mega-billions cable-TV sports business launched Saturday. Fox Sports kicked off the 24-hour Fox Sports 1, and NBCUniversal televised for the first time Premier League soccer matches. NBC has said it would cover every Premier League game - 380 of them. In two years, Comcast Corp.-owned NBC Sports Network will add to its programming late-season NASCAR races, some of the most-watched sporting events on television, after a stunning 10-year deal in July. Comcast took TV rights for those races from ESPN and Turner Broadcasting System Inc. The reported $4.4 billion for NASCAR is the same that Comcast paid to televise the Olympics through 2020 on the NBC broadcast-TV network and the NBCUniversal cable channels.
July 25, 2013 |
IN THE ever-evolving and shifting world of sports on television, the majority of NASCAR races will be moving to NBC and NBC Sports in 2015. Starting in 2 years the season's final 20 Sprint Cup races and final 19 Nationwide series races will air on NBC or NBC Sports for 10 years. ESPN has been carrying these races. It's not often pro sports franchises wave goodbye to the ESPN sports Godzilla. Referring to ESPN and TNT, which airs six midsummer Cup races each year, NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France said on a conference call yesterday, "We've been together one way or the other for 30-plus years, and they've done an outstanding job of presenting the NASCAR story week in and week out, and we'll certainly miss them in many ways.
June 28, 2013
The most interesting line on new Big East commissioner Val Ackerman's resume may not be that she was first president of the WNBA or former president of USA Basketball. Ackerman also has served on the Knight Commission, kind of an in-house (but mostly ineffectual) critic of college sports. For years, the Knight Commission has argued that college presidents haven't taken sufficient charge of the sport, allowing big-money interests to rule the day. It was very much the presidents of the new Big East who took charge of the commissioner search.
June 3, 2013 |
DOVER, Del. - Fox Sports still doesn't know the reason for the broken television cable that interrupted last week's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway for nearly 30 minutes. Artie Kempner, the lead director for Fox Sports NASCAR and NFL, apologized during yesterday's prerace drivers meeting. "It's a personal project for us, because we work with these guys every week," Kempner said. "We want to let them know we don't ever want to be the story. " Kempner, a Wilmington resident, said the investigation by Fox Sports into what caused the cable to snap and fall onto the track and grandstands continues.