28 February 2014

Fanatic Radio 2/28/14

Brandon Latham joins us to break down who are the favorites for the 2014 Oscars. We break down Johnny Football vs the critics, Barry Switzer and who were the best and worst of the NFL Combine. Are the WSU Shockers for real and how will Syracuse fair against ACC number one Virginia and we give shoutouts to Dale Jr winning the Daytona 500.

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27 February 2014

2014 MLB on Fox Sports 1 Schedule

One of the big positives when Fox announced the new Fox Sports 1 that would help the network in its early days was that it gained the rights to MLB games with the new TV contract signed in September 2012. Now we have the first MLB schedule for Fox Sports 1, predominantly on Saturdays but with also games on some Tuesdays and Thursdays. FS1 will also have a nightly baseball highlights show called MLB Whiparound at 10 EST.

And some more big news is that the new lead Fox broadcast crew will be Joe Buck, Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci, replacing Buck and Tim McCarver.  

Here's the 2014 FS1 MLB schedule, with announcers to be filled in all season long.

2014 MLB on Fox Schedule

Major League Baseball on Fox has returned for its 19th season, but will see a shorter season than what we have been used to in the past. Their coverage will kick off in mid-May until the All-Star Game, then will not return until September and the run to the postseason. With the new television contract, Fox Sports 1 will be carrying a number of games this season on Saturdays, including in doubleheaders with the Fox game. It represents a significant shift in the baseball TV landscape with less games on broadcast TV.

And some more big news is that the new lead Fox broadcast crew will be Joe Buck, Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci in the wake of Tim McCarver's retirement. McCarver was the first and to this point only lead commentator Fox had from their debut in 1996.

So without further ado, the MLB on Fox schedule for 2014, along with announcers added all season long.

26 February 2014

Watch Rich Eisen set another personal best in the 40-yard dash

Seriously, who doesn't love when the great Rich Eisen of NFL Network runs the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine? In some eyes, it may just be the highlight of the entire ordeal in Indianapolis. And he continues he streak of matching or doing better than previous years as he sets a personal best. Let's go to the videotape.

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Combine Edition

The 2014 NFL Scouting Combine concluded Tuesday in Indianapolis, and as it always does year after year, it can help to shake up the draft board in the most significant way to the point. And this year is no different with a number of guys strengthening their draft stock, while some others hurt theirs, and some maintain their previous position. Yes, the Combine is what it is, but it is still meaningful, so there you go. Here's my post-Combine mock draft.

25 February 2014

2014 NCAA Tournament Announcers

We are only weeks away from the 2014 NCAA Tournament and it is a good thing then that the announcers for the CBS/Turner production are out. And even better, or worse, there are some changes to both the game crews, the studio crews, and to the coverage as a whole. Let's take a look.

24 February 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup TV Schedule & Announcers

The 2014 FIFA World Cup has finally arrived. The eyes of the world are all on Brazil as it hosts its first World Cup since 1950. Here is the complete American television and announcing schedule.

Was the 2014 Daytona 500 the best ever?

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It is not all that often that you can call a race that took almost ten hours to complete, thanks to the longest rain delay in the history of NASCAR, one of the greatest ever but yesterday's Daytona 500, won by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. for the second time, certainly appears to fit the bill. And the aforementioned rain delay appears to be the key reason why.

The NFL Today adds Bart Scott

A week after beginning to change up their personnel by adding Tony Gonzalez and dumping Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe, The NFL Today has finished their changes by adding former Ravens and Jets linebacker Bart Scott. Scott retired in August after being released and spent the fall working on That Other Pregame Show on CBS Sports Network. Now he will join a crew of James Brown, Bill Cowher, Gonzalez, Boomer Esiason and insider Jason La Canfora in studio. Here is my take on the move and to give you a hint, I like it a lot.