Saturday, August 13, 2011

Premier League A to Z

The Premier League season is here and here is a look at league from A to Z. Should be a fun and interesting season, can not wait for opening kickoff in a couple of hours. Seems like it has taken forever for the season to return.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Professional Tailgating: Rutgers Ticket Day

Like a scene out of Fever Pitch, today was season ticket. My season tickets for Rutgers came today and I love this years theme. Theme is a countdown to kickoff, starting with five hours before with tailgating and ending with the chop. This years theme is a lot better then last years.

MLS deal shows NBC/Comcast is ready for primetime

I know a secondary Major League Soccer television package is not a big deal, but for NBC/Comcast it shows that they are ready to get involved in all sports.

On Tuesday Major League Soccer announced games will be televised by NBC's networks starting next season, doubling the number of homes that dozens of games will be available in.    The package currently on Fox Soccer Channel will move mainly to the NBC Sports Network, Versus' new name beginning Jan. 2. The cable channel will air 38 regular-season games, three playoff games and two U.S. men's national team matches each year. NBC will broadcast two regular-season MLS games, two playoff games and two national team appearances under the three-year contract announced Wednesday.

In addition to the Major League Soccer deal, NBC/Comcast has been rumoured to get involved in the bidding for the Big East football rights package that is up after the year. I know its only the Big East, but it shows that these two giants are ready to really get involved in big time college football and challenge the ABC/ESPN group.

Anytime you create competition for something its a good thing and in tv its no different and these two moves show that NBC/Comcast is committed to being a player in sports television. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Move Over RVP, Stevie MBE is taking over

Stevie MBE might not win a league title anytime soon, but he is at the top of another table. Gerrard was voted 'hottest player' by gay men. I hope the Kop salutes him for this accomplishment.