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You ask, when will Verizon FiOS have CSN+ available in HD?

November 18, 2010

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A quick (cause this guy’s got a day job that doesn’t involve DC sports or cable television) lunchtime post… A year ago, I was blogging about how FiOS customers in some parts of the Greater Washington DC area were not able to view Caps and Wizards games that were diverted to the CSN overflow channel […]

The Washington Post and “writing in the Internet age”

November 12, 2010

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Check out page D2 of today’s Washington Post and Dave Sheinin’s story “Putting a number on a theory” for a nice example of how media in print form can reference/recognize a blogger not on their staff. The article even has a sub-head of “Blogger argues that assertion regarding Dunn, Zimmerman is a bit off”. The […]

CSN has Caps & Wizards in HD tonight simultaneously for first time ever

November 5, 2010

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Tonight will be the first time during the 2010-11 regular season that the Washington Capitals and Wizards play at the same time. And as CSN Washington notes on their blog, the regional sports network will broadcast both teams’ games simultaneously in HD. As many Caps and Wizards fans know well, this was not possible in […]

‘Turning down the thermostat on our political rhetoric’

October 31, 2010

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I had been working on this prior to yesterday’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear but, with the demands of a day job and a family, I don’t always get a chance to finish and post some of what I write. Rather than let this one sit in my drafts folder though, I’ll post it… […]

Another Former Washington Times Sportswriter Gone Indie

September 16, 2010

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Another former Washington Times writer is going the route of Mark Zuckerman and working to raise money so he can cover sports independently via a blog. Just as Zuckerman is doing with the Nats on his Nats Insider blog, former Times writer Patrick Stevens has been doing with the Terps and the ACC for over […]

All Caps & Wizards games on Comcast Sportsnet will be in HD

September 14, 2010

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Here’s some good news for Caps and Wizards fans. According to this post on the D.C. Sports Bog, CSN will “produce all Wizards and Caps games in HD”. Back when I wrote about how Fios was not carrying CSN+ in some areas, the poor quality of the CSN+ feed was something I saw people bring […]

The Mike Wise Issue in One Tweet

September 1, 2010

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Regarding Washington Post columnist Mike Wise and his experiment on Twitter—where he sent out tweets containing made-up information to basically test a theory and see if people would pass it on without verifying its accuracy—this tweet by John Ourand with Sports Business Journal says it all: “@MikeWiseguy You aen’t right about “nobody checking facts” on […]

Did LeBron’s PR Team Drop the Ball?

July 8, 2010

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I’m tight on time, so this is a quick one… Yesterday, I discovered through an article on espn.com that LeBron James’ TV special “The Decision”—during which he’ll announce who he’ll play for next season—has a charity angle to it. Apparently, a big part of the decision to have a TV special was so that they […]

TBS Bumps Phillies-Red Sox to Air Strasburg’s Second Start

June 10, 2010

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How’s this for a statement? TBS has bumped this Sunday’s Phillies-Red Sox game in order to air Stephen Strasburg’s second start. Those are two teams that have each won the World Series in recent years and that have name recognition and star power to draw viewers, whose interleague game has been pulled so that the […]

Strasburg Debut & MASN Ratings

June 8, 2010

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It’s hard to predict how Stephen Strasburg will do in his major league debut tonight for the Washington Nationals, but I think it’s safe to say that the TV ratings for the broadcast on MASN will break records for the five year old regional sports network. MASN saw record ratings for some Nats games in […]

Nats Writer Mark Zuckerman & Questions on New Journalism Models

February 22, 2010

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If you missed the story a few week’s back, this is just cool. Mark Zuckerman, former Nats/MLB beat writer for The Washington Times, started a blog and then a campaign to raise funds to travel to and report on Nats spring training. He set a goal of $5,000 on February 8 and surpassed that in […]

Verizon FiOS Adding CSN+ By Tomorrow; Friday Caps & Wizards Broadcasts Moved

February 2, 2010

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Two quick pieces of news… From Tim Fitzpatrick with Comcast SportsNet comes news that Verizon is “launching CSN+ on FiOS in the Mid-Atlantic area in time for tomorrow’s Wizards game.” See this previous blog post for why this is good news for some FiOS customers. And Friday’s Caps game against Atlanta has been moved to […]

Caps & Wizards fans, Verizon FiOS has “solution for the ‘over flow’ games”

December 5, 2009

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Here’s some promising news on the Verizon FiOS/CSN+ situation… I’ve been exchanging messages with Verizon Director of Product Management Joseph Ambeault on Twitter over the past week and on Friday afternoon he said: “Caps & Wizards fans – you have been heard & we have a solution for the ‘over flow’ games – hustling implementation […]

FiOS Update: Including Why Some Get Two MASNs But Not Two CSNs

November 24, 2009

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I exchanged some more emails with a member of Verizon’s PR staff, as I continue to try to get a better understanding of the issues previously mentioned here, with FiOS customers in some parts of the D.C. area unable to get Comcast SportsNet Plus (CSN+). What I learned in that email exchange might be helpful […]

Washington Post: I’d Like a Saturday/Sunday Subscription Option

November 23, 2009

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If I have any time to sit down and read the print edition of the newspaper, it’s on the weekend. Those are the days I’m in less of a hurry to get out the door and I can sometimes sit there with my coffee and enjoy the paper, which for me is The Washington Post. […]

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