Let’s do some links for you today as we get ready for NFL Week 1.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News goes off on the network studio analysts who criticized NBC’s Tiki Barber who criticized his former coach and team during the preseason. Raissman notes the only person defending Barber was his studio-mate, Cris Collinsworth.
The New York Post’s Phil Mushnick says NBC failed giving a history lesson last Thursday in the NFL season opener.
Staci D. Kramer of Forbes.com has a story on ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen trying to make another splash in the sports world with a new social networking website for college sports fans. Here’s a press release on the launch.
Paul Christian of the Rochester (MN) Post-Bulletin looks at the changes in the NFL TV landscape. Jonathan Okanes of the Contra Costa Times (CA) says ESPN is burying Joe Theismann. The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s View from the Booth also looks at the network lineup shuffles.
I have never linked to a story from the Star and Stripes military newspaper, but I will now. Dave Ornauer says our troops have plenty of access to NFL and college football games thanks to Armed Forces Network.
The Johnston (PA) Tribune-Democrat has a quick blurb (second story down) on the NFL Network being picked up in that community.
Jeff Barker of the Baltimore Sun writes about the NFL trying to expand its reaches while at the same time, holding onto its core fans.
In the Buffalo News, Alan Pergament writes about satellite showing the Big Ten Network and instantly gaining an advantage over cable.
I have to stop the links to say Jillian Barberie-Reynolds on Fox NFL Sunday looks fantastic, 8 weeks after giving birth to her baby boy. She really bounced back. Maybe I’ll have her segment here later. Man. Gorgeous. Ok. Sorry. Back to the links.
Joanne C. Gerstner of the Detroit News writes about the 10th Anniversary of Fox Sports Net Detroit which took over PASS in the cable scene. I’m sure my Michigan readers will remember PASS.
I’m still buzzing over Jillian. She didn’t have to get married. Ok, stop. NFL season is back, and I also should have lunch. Gotta go. If I have time, I’ll review Fox NFL Sunday and the Football Night in America shows as I’m recording both today. Later.