Let The Games begin — very early Friday morning

Viewers looking to catch the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games live from Pyeongchang, South Korea, better be prepared to get up early. Coverage begins with the pre-show at 5:30 a.m. ET, with the opening ceremony broadcast live beginning at 6 a.m. ET. You can watch on CBC TV, CBC News Network, TSN,… Read on



Not just balls deflated at Super Bowl LII

Will this be the year Super Bowl ratings get hit for a loss? This season saw NFL TV regular season numbers drop around 10 per cent overall. The season before, there was an eight per cent drop in viewers. Plenty of theories as to why. All those concussion reports — and the NFL’s slow response to the… Read on


Al Michaels takes the snap for his 9th Super Bowl

Time for Super Bowl XLIX. The all-important question: what’s the over-under on Al Michael’s age? If you bet 70 that’s the correct answer. The veteran play-by-play man calls his ninth Super Bowl as NBC takes its turn in the NFL showcase rotation. (NBC, Fox and CBS take turns broadcasting each Super Bowl). The likeable broadcaster was… Read on


This week’s podcast: Reege up way past his bedtime on Late Late Show

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson wants to know, “What the hell is going on here?” He’s not asking about CTV’s decision to slap the second season return of Masterchef Canada into the coveted post-Super Bowl timeslot. Are they hoping for a lot of turnovers?? The last-minute decision came about due to a sex scandal surrounding an… Read on



This week’s podcast: more press tour post mortem

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson and I talk a lot about traffic and public transportation in LA compared to the GTA. (Bottom line: you can get around a lot easier down south). When we finally get around to talking TV, we get to some highlights from the recent TCA press tour in Pasadena. I talk about… Read on


Al Michaels takes the ball for his ninth Super Bowl

PASADENA, Calif.–The very first Super Bowl was played in Los Angeles on Jan. 15, 1967. Al MIchaels was there, in the stands, with his brother. It was easy to get tickets, he says. “There was about 35,000 empty seats.” Forty-eight years later, to the day, Michaels was at press tour Thursday to promote NBC’s coverage… Read on


Can hockey score in Canada like football in the U.S.?

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–Soccer???? What the hell is that?? Are you ready for some football?? That was the message Sunday as NBC presented its Sunday Night Football panel. Al Michaels and Cris Collingsworth were in the house and were quick to give the boot to commie kick ball. Real footballs have pointy ends and NFLers don’t… Read on