- BSMW Network Post: Greg Doyle’s Seven Round Patriots Mock Draft http://tinyurl.com/dbvvpk #
- BSMW Network Post: Monday Ratings Info http://tinyurl.com/dagjjm #
- BSMW Network Post: A Sweep Would Be Refreshing http://tinyurl.com/c3z3fg #
- A look at the original Patriots logo (Not Pat Patriot) on Uni Watch: http://tinyurl.com/dn7hv8 #
- BSMW Network Post: Teams Take A Breather http://tinyurl.com/dl5qx2 #
With yesterday being Patriots Day and all, Jack Edwards decided to compare the Bruins to “rag tag farmers” fighting off the “red coated” Canadiens last night:
It’s generating a little buzz around the intertubes.
Last summer, my wife and I built a house out in the country. We’re so far out there that Comcast cable isn’t an option for us, so we had to go with Satellite TV. After comparing and going back and forth, we settled with DISH Network over DirecTV, mostly because of equipment and pricing. Before signing up, I made sure that DISH had NESN and Comcast SportsNet in HD, because obviously if they didn’t offer those channels, it would’ve been a dealbreaker.
So we got it installed, and come to find out, NESN is only in HD for the actual Red Sox and Bruins telecasts, and some of the pre and post-game shows. All the other programming is shown in standard def. I’ve dealt with this, mostly because obviously the most important thing is getting the actual games in HD.
Then the Celtics season started, and it turns out that only the Celtics home games are in HD. The road games and all other programming on CSN is in standard def. Not cool. Still, I dealt with it, mostly because I didn’t have a choice. I commited to a two year contract to get a free HD-DVR. I guess I could break the contract, but I’m too cheap to pay the penalty for doing so.
However, after last night, it might be an option. Last night’s game was shown on both CSN and TNT. However, only the TNT broadcast was in HD. I guess their reasoning is that they don’t want to waste bandwidth by showing the same game on two HD channels, but it still stinks. I obviously had to watch the game on TNT, but I did switch over a few times to CSN to see if Tommy was ranting about particular calls during the game, but overall, I’ve got to say I’m very disappointed with the NESN and CSN offerings from DISH Network.
In an unrelated note, this could have an impact on CSN’s ratings for the games. I think the same situation happened on Saturday, where only the ESPN game was in HD. This would result in at least a small amount of viewers being taken away from CSN, and over to the other network, which is offering the game in HD.
End of rant.
Comcast SportsNet announced their new weekend simulcast with WEEI last week, and the radio station finally got around to announcing their end this week. They also announce that Mike Mutnansky and Rob Bradford will be on Sunday mornings, and no longer called the WEEI.com show, but instead “Red Sox Baseball Today.”
The WEEI Sports Radio Network today announced the addition of three programs to its line-up with an increased focus on Red Sox related programming.
Beginning on May 2, WEEI and Comcast SportsNet will partner on a new program called “The Baseball Show,” to be hosted by Michael Felger, host of CSN’s Sports Tonight and regular contributor to the WEEI Sports Radio Network. ‘EEI regulars Lou Merloni, Sean McAdam, and Steve Buckley will play major roles on this program. “The Baseball Show” will provide the most comprehensive analysis of the Red Sox each week using the full resources of both WEEI and Comcast SportsNet, in addition to featuring live calls from Red Sox fans across the region. The show will air from 9 AM until noon each Saturday during the season.
On Sunday morning, WEEI is pleased to announce that Mike Mutnansky and WEEI.com editor Rob Bradford, will host a new version of “Red Sox Baseball Today.” The four-hour broadcast will air Sunday mornings from 9 AM to 1 PM leading directly into Red Sox baseball. Preceding home games, the show will air from WEEI’s Landsdowne Street studios. For road games, Mutansky and Bradford will be at the station in Brighton. “Red Sox Baseball Today” will cater directly to Red Sox fans throughout New England, and will contain a mix of calls and pre-game sound from the park to get fans ready for each game.
Additionally, WEEI will launch Red Sox Rewind, airing immediately after each Red Sox broadcast with John Ryder. The one hour show will feature post game analysis, including sound from the locker room and call-ins from the park from the WEEI.com team.
“The WEEI Sports Radio Network is committed to providing the best coverage of the Sox and with the addition of our simulcast with Comcast and the continued tradition of Red Sox Baseball Today, we will do just that,” said Entercom New England Vice President of AM Programming Jason Wolfe. “I’m especially pleased that we’re able to have Rob’s consistent presence as part of our baseball coverage this season. He provides incredible content to WEEI.com and will be an outstanding contributor to our overall package. ”