Roger Ebert dies

Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert unexpectedly passed away Thursday at the age of 70, two days after announcing his cancer had returned and was cutting back on his workload. Ebert had been battling with thyroid cancer, which robbed him of his voice. However, it turned out he also developed cancer in his leg. There were plans to relaunch his […]

T Dog’s Four Pack – A long time coming

Been awhile since a T Dog’s Four pack was published… so, let’s create one. Now! What’s Hot: The New Orleans Saints. …and in fact, the city of New Orleans and the entire state of Louisiana. Their recent Super Bowl win was their first in the team’s 42-year history, giving a huge lift to an area devastated by Hurricane Katrina only […]

Breaking News: Matt Millen, you still suck

Remember a few days ago when I said Chicago media is one big freak show? Well, I think Detroit may have us beat… WDIV in Detroit ran a crawl during NBC’s Super Bowl pre-game coverage when former Detroit Lions GM Matt Millen appeared on-screen and the station ran a crawl ripping into him stating: “Matt Millen was president of the […]

T Dog’s Four on the Floors – Edition 10

This week’s winners and losers: T Dog’s Fab Four – Obama’s campaign infomercial. Great marketing ploy to get your message out by buying time on three major broadcast networks and a few cable outlets simultaneously, as the move scored 30 million viewers across all platforms Wednesday night. But will this translate to votes? – ‘Til Death goes on hiatus. Hopefully […]

Welcome to the Boomtown

Tonight, American Idol will crown its seventh winner, with a David and David finale: David Archuelta and David Cook are competing to win. But does anyone care? I mean, besides Tony Kornhiser’s constant harping of Idol on Pardon The Interruption every day (which is a shark jump ready to happen. Do sports fans really care about Idol?), ratings for the […]

Wilbon, Payne off air

Wishing a speedy recovery to two on-air personalities: WGN’s Allison Payne, who has been kept off the air due to a series of “mini-strokes”, and to Pardon the Interruption host and Washington Post sportswriter Michael Wilbon, who suffered a mild heart attack over the weekend. To each, get well soon. Updated at 2:30 p.m. (added link to Wilbon story)

WLUK says no soup for Eli

Fox affiliate WLUK-TV in Green Bay is pulling a program for a rather unusual reason. The LIN Broadcasting-owned station is pre-empting Seinfeld from its regular Saturday 5:30 p.m. time slot to air a program that is being picked by viewers. It turns out New York Giants QB Eli Manning, in town to play the NFC Championship Game against Green Bay, […]

The 2007 T Dog Media Blog Turkey Awards

With the Pumpkin Pie Awards for Excellence Welcome to the second annual T Dog Media Blog Turkey Awards. Once again, we’re here to serve up the disasters in media in 2007. I have nineteen turkeys to hand out… so let’s get gobbling! And this year’s awards go to… – The Chicago Bears. A Super Bowl hangover this year. And especially Rex […]

Hannity & Idiot

It’s St. Petersburg (Tampa) Times TV critic Eric Deggans getting shouted down by Alan Colmes on Fox News’ Hannity & Colmes over Don Imus returning to radio soon. Wait a minute, isn’t Colmes the liberal one? Lucky for Colmes it wasn’t PTI’s Michael Wilbon sitting in that chair, or Colmes would’ve gone home crying to mommy. As for this program, […]

KTVT dumps five good minutes

The CBS-owned station in Dallas dumped the “First Five Minutes”segments because it wants to focus less on crime (what else was the segment filled with?) and it caused a division in the station’s newsroom, plus it couldn’t get Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon from PTI to anchor (that last bit was a joke, but seriously, PTI’s Five Good Minutes interview […]

Toss Up

Welcome to Pardon the Interruption! Filling in for Tony and Mike today, I’m your host, T Dog. The hell with headlines, let’s get to our game today – Toss Up! Let’s go to the producer… Producer: Who is the biggest moron? Jay Mariotti or Bill O’Reilly? Hmmm. That’s a tough one. One is an asshole. The other is an asshole. […]