Been involved with too much work today. Yes, work getting in the way of blogging. Horrible, isn’t it? Ok, let’s get to the stuff for today.
Starting with Michael Hiestand of USA Today, he recaps the TV sporting weekend including the reaction to Donovan McNabb and Mike Patrick’s strangely-timed question about Britney Spears during the Georgia-Alabama game.
John Molori of the Boston Sports Media Watch criticizes the Fox NFL Sunday analysts for their criticism of Donovan McNabb’s comments on Real Sports.
A story surfaced this weekend that Alex Rodriguez’ agent, Scott Boras, was negotiating with the Tribune Company to buy the Chicago Cubs and thus, thinking about giving a stake to A-Rod. CNBC’s Darren Rovell says not only is this unlikely, but it’s also unlikely for A-Rod to join the Cubs next year anyway.
The New York Post’s Phil Mushnick goes after broadcasters who don’t admit they’re wrong even after replays show that they’ve erred.
The Chicago Tribune’s Teddy Greenstein says the Big Ten Network has asked analyst Howard Griffin not to take part in the Harris college football poll.
From the New York Daily News, Dick Weiss says Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy should apologize to Daily Oklahoman columnist Jenni Carlson for writing what he perceived was a negative piece. Newsday’s Neil Best says the rant ranks as one of the best anti-media rants ever. And here’s the video itself.
Warren Gerds of the Green Bay Press-Gazette says former Packer Darren Sharper has become an anchor for a Minneapolis TV station.
Jon Friedman of Marketwatch.com is not a fan of ESPN.com’s Bill Simmons.
Anthony Crupi of Mediaweek says the ratings for primetime football on NBC and ESPN are down quite a bit from last year. Mike Mulhern from the Winston-Salem Journal says the NFL regularly outpaces NASCAR in the ratings.
Dan McGrath of the Chicago Tribune says NBC stepped up in last night’s Dallas-Chicago game.
Michael Zuidema of the Grands Rapids Press reviews the Sunday NFL pregame shows.
Craig Stephenson of Columbus (GA) Ledger-Enquirer writes that CBS has selected the Alabama-Florida State game for this Saturday and that means ESPN will have the Auburn-Florida in primetime.
Dusty Saunders in today’s Rocky Mountain News says ESPN won’t be part of the MLB postseason for the first time in over a dozen years. R. Thomas Umstead of the Multichannel News says TBS has a lot of plans for the playoffs.
In the New York Times, Wendy Lee says the TV screen is becoming more cluttered and she points out that this is especially true in sports broadcasts.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star says Fox’ Troy Aikman and TSN’s Glen Suitor are two of the best football analysts on TV.
That’s it for now.