Some interesting stuff happening tonight.
Let’s start with some news other than the sports media. Patriots QB Tom Brady is welcoming a son into the world. Former girlfriend Bridget Moynahan gave birth tonight. Brady left practice today and flew out to Los Angeles to be with Moynahan. It’s not known if he made it in time for the birth.
Despite not having an NBA or NHL franchise, Harrah’s Entertainment announced today it will partner with AEG to privately finance a new arena to be built on the Las Vegas strip. It is hoped the arena will attract a pro franchise, but CNBC’s Darren Rovell warns this may not be a good idea given the current climate in both leagues. Harrah’s hasn’t been making good decisions recently. Just last year, the company tried to get a casino built in West Warwick, RI, but it was soundly rejected during a voter referendum.
When Keith Olbermann makes his NBC debut this Sunday with a special edition of MSNBC’s Countdown before Sunday Night Football, don’t expect to see it NFL-heavy. The Sports Media Watch blog says it will be business as usual for the snarky news program. William Houston of the Toronto Globe and Mail has his take on Olbermann.
Randy Petersen of the Des Moines Register says while Iowa residents may not be able to watch the Big Ten Network, it appears University of Iowa students will. And the Consumerist blog has its take on the fake anti-BTN posting by Comcast on Big Ten message boards.
Kimberly Nordyke of the Hollywood Reporter has more on the agreement to put the NFL Network’s NFL Total Access program on MyNetworkTV on Saturday nights through the Super Bowl.
That’s it for this edition. Good night. See you Thursday.