and the Big East Conference will have their own midnight madness event on Friday night. Fox Sports 1 televises the Big East Tip-Off Party on Friday, Oct. 25. Fox Sports 1 will do a similar event on the campuses of all the schools in the "league" on Friday night.
Fox Sports 1 has a television deal with the "conference." I only say that in airquotes because in college hoops there really aren't "leagues" or "conferences" anymore. Instead we have groupings and affiliations based on mutual television contract advantages.
The Fox Sports 1 event will take place in Lincoln Park as the Blue Demons
kick off the 2013-14 season...
UPDATE: Katie Nolan's show, Crowd Goes Wild registers a 0.1 rating
All national sports media
and local Chicago media are eligible for the Darren Rovell award. Of course, priority will be given to Chicago sports media candidates. With Darren Rovell being a Northwestern
alum and ESPN personality, this award is both local and national.
The Darren Rovell award will be given to the person/outlet who either
a.) gives us obvious product placement in their “journalism” or
b.) engages in prodigious self-promotion.
Often candidates do both at the same time. If you have a candidate for the Darren Rovell award, email thesportsbank DOT net AT gmail DOT com
Fox Sports 1's Katie Nolan “wins” it today because……...
October 7th, 1777 is one of the most important dates in the history of Western Civilization.
That day ended the Battle of Saratoga; a victory for the American Colonies over General Burgoyne and the British Empire. This battle decisively turned the war in favor of the Americans, aided by the French, for good. From that day forward, Britain would inevitably lose the war.
Years from now, when assessing the history of broadcast television, we may deem August 17th, 2013 the Battle of Saratoga of sports media. Certainly for television sports media, as we’ll see both the launch of Fox Sports 1
and the beginning of NBC
Sports English Premier League coverage. The former is obviously the more important of the two events, so Fox Sports 1 is the American rebellion. The latter is less important, so NBC would be the French in this case.
However, I’ll explain later just how huge it is that NBC is bringing Premier League to the United
States. Obviously, ESPN
is Great Britain in this analogy. I guess CBS
would be the Hessians and Turner Sports the Native Americans in this conflict...
legend Chris Chelios
is the latest addition to the FOX Sports 1 on-air staff, joining the new network as an NHL
and Olympics hockey
analyst. He provides commentary on the NHL and the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, across all Fox Sports platforms, including Fox Sports 1, America’s new sports network launching August 17, FOXSports.com and Fox Sports Radio.
Chelios joins Michelle Kwan and Picabo Street, who were previously announced as FOX Sports Olympic analysts.
Fox Sports 1 is basically the Rebel Alliance launching a legitimate offensive on the ESPN
empire. Therefore, Bristol is the DeathStar, and I’m not not sure what network=Ewoks? Turner maybe? And that analogy is not an insult to ESPN; it’s a compliment...
It’s a very special, heart-warming edition of the Chicago Sports Media Watch interview series! Why? Because this one is VIDEO! That calls for ALL CAPS!
We also have a fantastic guest on today: Beth Long of Fox Sports, Fox Sports Next and the Chicago Sun-Times. See just how much more wonderful the CSMW interview becomes when it’s done via video instead of by email, over-the-phone or in person with recorded audio. Beth Long and I did this segment after the conclusion of Big Ten
football media day.
I think you can tell from the bags under my eyes that I did this on four hours sleep. But hey, like Ryan Lochte
famously told us “if you want to be a man at night, you’ve got to be a man in the morning.” And no, I have no clue what that means. Unlike Lochte, Long is a swimmer with an intellect, having competed on the Division I level. Also, she ran track for Syracuse and Gardner-Webb...
With the launch of Fox Sports 1, hopefully one day Fox Sports will be able to rival ESPN, the World Wide Leader.
ESPN owns the sports media the way Google owns the search market. It's great for those companies, bad for the consumer and even worse for competitors. These two imperial corporations are so world-dominating that they're almost a brand synonymous with the product a la Kleenex, Rollerblade, or Xerox.
Hopefully, Fox Sports can change that as Fox Sports 1 takes off. Because with great power comes great responsibility, and ESPN has excessively abused that power. It’s been pretty obvious for quite some time that ESPN is more of a sports marketing company than it is a sports news company. No one embodies that as much as obvious shill Darren Rovell
? Ralph Nader once called George W. Bush “a corporation disguised as a human being.” Darren Rovell
personifies that quote in the sports media world
We can't have more creatures like Darren Rovell on the air. We must stop it now before our long national nightmare begins. Hopefully Fox Sports and Fox Sports 1 can...