October 31, 2013 |
Golf commentator Brandel Chamblee will resign from his job writing columns for Golf.com, acknowledging that he made a "mistake" when he insinuated that Tiger Woods had cheated on the PGA Tour. Chamblee addressed the issue during an interview on the Golf Channel, where he works as a television analyst. "There's no way that I could know with 100% certainty what Tiger's intent was in any of those situations," he said. "That was my mistake. " In his column for Golf.com, which is operated by Sports Illustrated, Chamblee referred to penalties that Woods drew at the Masters, the BMW Championship and a tournament in Abu Dhabi.
October 22, 2013 |
Golf commentator Brandel Chamblee is not backing down from his insinuation that Tiger Woods cheated on the PGA Tour this season. In a recent column for Golf.com, Chamblee gave Woods an "F" for the 2013 season, writing that the world's top-ranked player was "a little cavalier with the rules" and that "ethics matter more than athletics. " Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, quickly fired back with threats of legal action. "There is nothing you can call a golfer worse than a cheater," Steinberg told ESPN.com.
October 10, 2013 |
The PGA and NBC announced Friday that the the Ryder Cup, the most prestigious team event in golf, will stay on the network through 2030. NBC has televised the competition since 1991. This agreement features new programming and special coverage of the Ryder Cup including: Ryder Cup preview shows, vignettes, features, reports and points updates on NBC and the Golf Channel, a Ryder Cup documentary series on both networks, live coverage of practice rounds (for the first time ever) and the Ryder Cup captain selection show on Golf Channel, and new Ryder Cup highlights programming on Telemundo and Mun2 to expand Spanish-language viewing opportunities.
September 4, 2013 |
The Tennis Channel has lost its bid for a review of a pivotal court decision in its marathon legal match against cable giant Comcast Corp. On Wednesday, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals denied the Tennis Channel's petition that asked the full panel of judges to hear its case accusing Comcast of anti-competitive behavior. In May, Comcast won a unanimous court victory when three members of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. circuit ruled that the Tennis Channel had failed to prove that Comcast was guilty of discrimination by placing the Tennis Channel in a higher-priced sports tier with fewer subscribers.
September 3, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before acting surprised at the welcome-back party awaiting me in the office. The Skinny: It was so nice of CBS and Time Warner Cable to wait until I was back in town to resolve their distribution dispute. Too bad they had to ruin the last day of my vacation. Did you miss me? I was in a world with no Twitter or emails and it was great. I highly recommend getting off the grid! Also, a big thank you to Ryan Faughnder for filling in. Monday's headlines include CBS and Time Warner Cable's peace treaty, the Labor Day box office report.
July 18, 2013 |
If you had asked me last week how I felt about people having to pay for dozens of TV channels they never watch, I'd have told you it's an unfair and archaic practice that should be done away with. I'd have said pretty much the same earlier this week after a report was issued by the New York investment bank Needham & Co. warning that a switch to so-called a la carte programming would cost the pay-TV industry about $70 billion and leave viewers with fewer than 20 channels. And after a lively, at times heated, conversation with the author of that report, I still think it's wrong to make consumers pay for products they don't want.