They have a new name, but the game they play is still innovative, unconventional, humorous, and now, more accessible. Known as The Basketball Jones when they were running roughshod over the sports blogosphere with creative videos and podcasting, the crew led by J.E. Skeets, Tas Melas and Trey Kerby are now The Starters, and they bring their fan-focused take on the game to NBA TV each weekday. The hourlong show is also supplemented by a blog and podcast, all of it tied together by The Starters' passion for the NBA through fun, lighthearted and entertaining content.
Airing a half-hour or so prior to most NHL games on the NBC Sports Network, "NHL Live" presents the latest news from the National Hockey League and previews the game (or games) airing on the network that night. It also features highlights, exclusive interviews, special features and occasional live look-ins at contests already in progress. Liam McHugh hosts "NHL Live," joined by analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones (and occasionally Jeremy Roenick). Guest analysts including Mike Keenan and Eddie Olczyk lend their expertise as well.