NBCSN is one of many networks with time to fill during the absence of live sports. That network’s advantage though is the library of sports-adjacent content in the NBC library. NBCSN will take advantage of that next week when it airs 20 episodes of Saturday Night Live hosted by sports stars.
Starting May 25, NBCSN will re-air episodes of the comedy staple featuring the likes of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Charles Barkley, Tom Brady, Rhonda Rousey, and others. The event kicks off with Michael Jordan’s iconic appearance from September 28, 1991.
Beginning the following night, Tuesday, May 26, NBCSN will air four SNL episodes every night starting at 7 pm Eastern. The full schedule is below.
|DATE||SNL EPISODE||TIME (ET)|
|Monday, May 25||Michael Jordan: Sept. 28, 1991||8 p.m.|
|LeBron James: Sept. 29, 2007||9 p.m.|
|Charles Barkley: Jan. 9, 2010||10 p.m.|
|Tuesday, May 26||Tom Brady: April 16, 2005||7 p.m.|
|Peyton Manning: March 24, 2007||8 p.m.|
|Eli Manning: May 5, 2012||9 p.m.|
|J.J. Watt: Feb. 1, 2020||10 p.m.|
|Wednesday, May 27||Dwayne Johnson: March 18, 2000||7 p.m.|
|Dwayne Johnson: April 13, 2002||8 p.m.|
|Dwayne Johnson: March 7, 2009||9 p.m.|
|Andy Roddick: Nov. 8, 2003||10 p.m.|
|Thursday, May 28||Dwayne Johnson: March 28, 2015||7 p.m.|
|John Cena: Dec. 10, 2016||8 p.m.|
|Dwayne Johnson: May 20, 2017||9 p.m.|
|Ronda Rousey: Jan. 23, 2016||10 p.m.|
|Friday, May 29||Michael Phelps: Sept. 13, 2008||7 p.m.|
|Derek Jeter: Dec. 1, 2001||8 p.m.|
|Charles Barkley: Jan. 7, 2012||9 p.m.|
|Charles Barkley: March 3, 2018||10 p.m.|
|Michael Jordan: Sept. 28, 1991||11 p.m.|
Mike Tirico, Tom Brady, Manningcast Win Sports Emmys
The annual Sports Emmys were handed out on Tuesday night, and some usual names and new names ended up taking home hardware.
Among the usual names were NBC’s Mike Tirico, who won for Outstanding Personality/Studio Host, and soon-to-be Sunday Night Football broadcast colleague Cris Collinsworth, who was named Outstanding Personality/Sports Event Analyst.
But among the new names as Sports Emmy winners include Tom Brady and both Eli and Peyton Manning.
Brady’s Man in the Arena saga won Outstanding Documentary Series, while the Mannings were rewarded for their work on the Monday Night Football Manningcast, which won Outstanding Live Series.
Here’s a rundown of some of the key Sports Emmy winners:
Here is a full list of winners and nominees for the 2022 ceremony.
Joe Buck Says He Won’t Miss World Series
“This is the first time since I was 18-years-old, and I’m 53, that I’m not doing a baseball game.”
Among the bigger chain reactions set off by Joe Buck leaving FOX for ESPN was the sudden vacancy in FOX’s main MLB broadcast booth.
The 2022 World Series will mark the first time since 1995 that Buck will not be on the microphone.
Speaking to Chris Long on his podcast Green Light, Buck hopes to be in a more exotic location watching World Series games this fall.
“I would like to be in Cabo San Lucas with a margarita in my hand and a half-smoked cigar watching Game 7 of the World Series,” Buck said. “Cheering on Joe Davis and John Smoltz, and Ken Rosenthal, and Tom Verducci, and Pete Macheska and Matt Gangl and right on down the line.”
Buck added he’ll take pleasure in turning the broadcast off if it’s Game 7 and there’s an insurmountable lead. But the broadcasting legend said even on a bigger scale, not calling any baseball games at all this season, let alone the World Series, is a bit surreal after covering the sport for so long.
“This is the first time since I was 18-years-old, and I’m 53, that I’m not doing a baseball game,” he said. “And that’s really weird to me, but I walk away really proud of what I and we did.”
He added that he will not miss the opportunity, because he does not feel like he will “leave any unfinished business” in FOX’s MLB booth.
Buck further praised his FOX colleagues and said it was time for a change. He knows Joe Davis will thrive in the opportunity.
NFL Likely To Launch NFL+ Streaming Service This Summer
“A source tells Fischer that a $5 per month price has been discussed for NFL+.”
According to the Sports Business Journal, consumers could be downloading NFL+ by July. Now, just what NFL+ will be is still yet to be finalized.
Ben Fischer of Sports Business Journal reported in the site’s newsletter that live games will certainly be at the center of the league-owned streaming service. It is likely to only be available on phones and tablets with no option to stream to a larger monitor.
The viewing options would be limited. No out of market games would be available on the app. It is meant to replace the deals that recently expired with Yahoo and mobile phone carriers that recently expired.
The app could also include other content. Radio calls, team-created digital content, and league-owned podcasts are all options.
A source tells Fischer that a $5 per month price has been discussed for NFL+. The pricing structure can and likely will change before the app hits the market.