21 July 2011

Mike Emrick Leaves the New Jersey Devils

One of the more respected and beloved announcers in NHL history has left the broadcast booth for one team that he has covered for over 20 years and that's Mike "Doc" Emrick with the New Jersey Devils. Doc has chosen to focus exclusively on NBC/VERSUS as their lead play-by-play announcer. He has decided to cut back on travel at the age of 65. 
Emrick is widely considered to be one of, if not the, best NHL announcers and has been calling games for almost 30 years on both the regional and national levels. As a Devils fan, I can fully attest to the love that the Devils fanbase had for Doc as he and his broadcast partner Chico Resch became legendary amongst the Jersey crowd. I once met Doc and I can say he is definitly one of the nicest and classiest people I have ever met. Just a great guy and I wish him the best in his future endeavers and I will always be watching when he calls a game. 
Continue reading for his letter to the fans of the Devils as well as a tribute video made by the Devils organization when he received the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award given out by the Hockey Hall of Fame. 

MLB on Fox Schedule: July 23rd

A troika of baseball games will be showcased on Fox Saturday Baseball this Saturday as the Braves visit Cincinnati to take on the Reds, the Padres head to the City of Brotherly Love to take on the Phillies and the Tigers will tango with the Twins. Continue reading for announcers and distribution.

20 July 2011

Should the Mets Trade Jose Reyes?

Amidst all the financial troubles that the Wilpon clan were undertaking, everyone thought that the Mets would be toast by this point in the season as well as being major sellers at the trade deadline. While they have surprised thus far as they continue to hang in contention, they still look to be making a lot of noise as the trade market heats up. They already have dealt Francisco Rodriguez to the Brewers for payroll relief and Carlos Beltran, who's been terrific all season, looks to be a sure thing to be dealt at the deadline. The big fish on this club is the man pictured above, Jose Reyes. Should the team deal their star shortstop?

19 July 2011

2011-12 NBA on ABC Schedule

Here is the NBA on ABC schedule. 

2011-12 NBA on ESPN Schedule

Provided there is a 2011-12 NBA Season, which I think will be locked out to be honest, here is the schedule for the NBA on ESPN. The big news here is that one of the lead analysts, Mark Jackson, has become the head coach of the Golden State Warriors. How the lead team of Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy will change, or not, is to be determined.

2011-12 NBA on TNT Schedule

Well the NBA has decided to announce the schedule for the 2011-12 season, despite the very real possibility that the season will be locked out. Regardless, here's the schedule for the NBA on TNT, which has been in the news for bringing on Shaquille O'Neal to Inside the NBA to work with Ernie, Kenny and Charles. Should be fantastic.