Time to give you some links on this Monday morning.
USA Today’s Michael McCarthy says the Cameragate story isn’t over until the media says it is. That’s true, unfortunately.
Phil Mushnick in the New York Post says the lawsuit against Isiah Thomas and Madison Square Garden is forcing the defendants to say, “We’re really lousy people.”
The Orbitcast website that covers satellite radio says Sirius will have extensive coverage of the Chase for the Nextel Cup.
We have some reaction from various sports media critics in regards to Larry Stewart’s announcement that he’s leaving the media beat after 35 years to cover horse racing for the Los Angeles Times. Jim Carlisle of the Ventura County Star has reaction in his blog. Neil Best from Newsday blogs about Stewart as well.
Speaking of Stewart, he still writes the Morning Briefing for the Times on Mondays and he looks at the Belichick story being covered from various angles including Fox which had the actual spy tape from the Jets game.
In the New York Times, Richard Sandomir reviews NBC’s interview of NFL Commish Roger Goodell and the coverage of the Cameragate story on the network pregame shows. John Molori of Boston Sports Media Watch says there was a feeding frenzy on Belichick over Cameragate. Les Carpenter of the Washington Post talks to NFL Films President Steve Sabol about spying in the NFL.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell wonders how much OJ Simpson memorabilia will be worth now with him being charged with robbery.
ESPN has announced that Time Warner Cable has picked up ESPN Deportes for its digital basic service.
Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch talks with unfunny hack Dane Cook (my words) about his MLB ad campaign.
Mya Frazier and Andrew Hampp of Advertising Age say die-hard fans can’t see Big Ten games due to the Big Ten Network/cable dispute. Bob Wolfey of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Bill Belichick fumbled on his Cameragate explanation. Kyle Nagel from the Dayton Daily News says BTN’s lead play-by-play man Thom Brennaman is the kiss of death for many higher ranked teams.
Dusty Saunders in today’s Rocky Mountain News says CBS’ Rich Gannon who did the Oakland-Denver game yesterday has diarrhea of the mouth. Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star says announcers sometimes talk a lot and say nothing. He’s just coming to this conclusion?
The publication Sports Business says ad spending on college broadcasts has increased in the last year.
Nancy Ayala of Adweek writes that the NFL is reaching out to the Hispanic market.
From Saturday, Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star has a long extensive article on the rise and fall of former Chief and Fox NFL analyst Bill Maas.
John Consoli of Mediaweek says Fox and TBS are generating heat for the MLB postseason.
That’s it for now.