We have an action packed Sports Media Weekly show this week.
Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I lead off the show with the news this week that Major League Baseball extended its television deals with Fox Sports, Turner Sports, and the MLB Network. We take another look at the beefy NFL ratings before we shift to the impressive level of talent that will soon be on the air on the upcoming CBS Sports Radio Network when it launches in January.
We wrap up our news looking at the impressive ratings for NBC for its coverage of the Ryder Cup. We are joined by Ed Sherman of The Sherman Report who was at Medinah over the last weekend. Ed recounts the atmosphere on the course, how the Ryder Cup brings media from around the world, and whether team golf has a chance of expending in the future.
We shift back to the NFL with our other guest, CBS, Turner, and Dial Global play-by-play voice Kevin Harlan. Kevin recounts his call two weeks ago Monday night of that crazy finish between the Packers and Seahawks which signaled the end of the replacement referees. Kevin goes through the play and shares a story of seeing side judge Lance Easley at the airport the morning after the game. We also talk to Kevin about the continued popularity of the NFL and his early schedule when the NBA tips-off next month.