Friday, November 30, 2007


It's hard enough to get viewers when most of the country can't see your product even if they wanted to. It isn't any easier when your own master control runs a spot for a game that aired seven days ago.

(Thanks as usual to Awful Announcing)

But if you care, the Washington Redskins host the Chicago Bears next Thursday Night at 8 PM Eastern, exclusively on NFL Network.

That wasn't so tough, was it?

Thursday, November 29, 2007


For those of you who couldn't see tonight's game on NFL Network and surfed around between "look ins", we offered something to soothe your eyes.

You're welcome. Now stop emailing about her, ok?

The game just ended.

Dallas led 27 - 17 at the half, 27 - 24 after 3, and won 37 - 27. You missed a pretty good one! Fire your cable company!

Favre was knocked out of the game in the 2nd quarter, NFL Network mistakenly ran a commercial for last week's Falcons - Colts game and something or someone tore a huge hole in the Texas Stadium roof.


The results are in for Playboy's Sexiest Sportscaster II poll.

Seriously, there can't be any losers. In our eyes they're all winners, so we'll list the top three like the Olympians of Sports TV they are:

Gold: Erin Andrews, ESPN
Silver: Lindsay Soto, FSN West / FSN Prime Ticket
Bronze: Krista Voda, FOX / Speed Channel

Congratulations to one and all! You've brought tons of positive and free publicity to the companies you represent. And while they outwardly claim to be insulted on your behalf, you've made your bosses and fellow corporate weasels very happy. Now may be a good time to ask for that raise.

Somebody thought it would be a good idea if we posted a slide show of the winner's photos.

We're still deciding.


This had to be a set up. How else can you explain it? Why cut to a shot of the mascot, who was just standing there, after nothing more than a 1st down? He had to have been cued!

And poor Billy Eisenhart. The Grand Valley center gets hurt on the play and the world laughs their asses off.

Sports TV at its finest.

Monday, November 26, 2007


On Sunday, Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson got behind a CBS camera thinking just like all veteran cam ops.

And like many veteran camera ops, Johnson felt slighted when his creativity was unappreciated.

But unfortunately, like some veteran camera ops, Johnson's emotions led him to forget he had one of the best jobs in the world.

Yeah, maybe some veteran directors should remember they have pretty good jobs, too.

In a related story, IBEW's Lloyd Webster spent three days in vain trying to contact Johnson about Local 1212 initiation and first month's dues payments.

THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER... Except when it's been burned brown

Mitch Riggin welcomed by new friend, D. Baxter

Mitch Riggin, who spent the past few years directing Milwaukee Brewers games for FSN North - WI, is trading beer & brats for Cactus Cooler & Coppertone. FSN Arizona has hired the former TD to direct Arizona Diamondbacks games for the 2008 season. Riggin and his camera op wife Korina will relocate to Phoenix in December.

Sources say that there may be additional motivation for the change of scenery, besides spending winters in a climate more suited to people than penguins. Prior to his stint in Wisconsin, Riggin lived in the SF Bay Area, and has been a life-long fan of the SF Giants.

By taking the D'Backs gig, Riggin returns to the NL West, where he can see his beloved team 18 or 19 times a season rather than only 6 times. Riggin, a knowledgeable baseball man who unfortunately suffers from acute myopia regarding Barry Bonds, will no doubt spend many of his February and March days at Giants Spring Training camp in nearby Scottsdale asking, "Where's Barry?", to puzzled Giants' personnel.

Regardless of their reasons, moving from the NL Central to the NL West is an upgrade. So we'll say congratulations to the Riggins and hope they can stand the heat.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

NCAA Catfighting Makes ESPN Debut, May Soon Replace Poker On Schedule

We had been trying to get a good copy of this for a week when all of a sudden, it pops up on YouTube.

Why show the aired version when someone has gone to so much trouble to make it even better?

Hats off to Mac G's World ( via the awesome Awful Announcing.

Seriously, it's so hard calling home asking the kids to find and upload something from our shows that we've TiVo'd. With these great bloggers posting so much of our goofy stuff anyway, we're stupid if we don't take advantage of their efforts capturing our, uh, oh yeah... WORK!