The links are up late as I had to be in another location this morning and someone came to my office. I hate when routines are thrown off, but I give you the links now.
Neil Best of Newsday chronicles his time spent Sunday at NBC with the Football Night in America studio crew. In his blog, Best follows up his column with some comments made by NBC’s Tiki Barber about his former teammate, Giants QB Eli Manning. Best tells us that CSTV cut corners for its broadcast of last Saturday’s Cornell-Boston University game at Madison Square Garden. And Best links to an article done by College Hockey News about CSTV.
From the Sports Media Watch blog, Paulsen has a couple of entries including one on the ratings of the college football games during the Thanksgiving Day weekend. And the other is on the record overnight ratings for Sunday Night Football.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today looks at the ratings for some of the weekend sporting events.
Jim Williams of the DC/Baltimore Examiner says the biggest game of the NFC is this Thursday on the NFL Network, but won’t be seen in most homes.
In the Los Angeles Times, Larry Stewart in the Morning Briefing goes over a few things like Sunday’s Eagles-Pats game and a faux pas committed by CBS’ Steve Beuerlein.
For those who have Sirius Satellite Radio and are fans of NASCAR, the Orbitcast blog has the schedule for live broadcasts during Champions Week.
Jessica Kerman of the Anderson (IN) Herald-Bulletin writes that an Indiana legislator wants the NFL Network and the cable companies to cut a deal. Kerman writes incorrectly that the NFL Network is owned by ESPN. Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) writes in the Milwaukee Small Business Times that the FCC should get involved in the NFL Network-cable dispute. Dennis Grall of the Escanaba (MI) says the NFL Network dispute has even hit the Michigan Upper Peninsula. Sinead Carew of Reuters says NFL Network games will be made available on Sprint cell phones. Nick Dettman in the Michigan City (IN) News-Dispatch says the NFL Network dispute is going nowhere. Darnell Mayberry of the Daily Oklahoman says the Green Bay-Dallas game will be the best game no one ever sees. Mike Copeland in the Waco (TX) Tribune-Herald says local fans are scrambling to see Thursday’s Packers-Cowboys game. And Evan Mohl of the Killeen (TX) Daily Herald writes that local cable won’t be picking up the NFL Network in time for Thursday’s game.
LaMond Pope of the Fort Wayne (IN) Journal Gazette says there’s little progress in getting the Big Ten Network on state cable systems. Also in the Journal Gazette, Mark Schultz says Comcast is greedy by shutting out its subscribers from the Big Ten Network.
Continuing on with another sports channel-cable dispute, the Orlando Sentinel says in an editorial that Bright House cable and Fox Sports Net Florida should resolve its battle.
George M. Thomas of the Akron Beacon Journal writes that FSN Ohio and Sports Time Ohio have expressed interest in airing the Cleveland Arena Football League team’s games.
The Daily Oklahoman notes that the ratings for the annual Bedlam rivalry game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State were down again.
Eric Fisher of the Business First of Buffalo newspaper says the NHL has struck a deal with Verizon Wireless to put highlights on its cell phones for a monthly fee.
In his Baltimore Sun blog, columnist David Steele is saddened by the speculation of sports radio talk show hosts in regards to the tragic Sean Taylor story.
CBS Sports will air a one hour special on some celebrity ski event that only those participating care about.
William Houston of the Toronto Globe and Mail says the Grey Cup on CBC drew big ratings despite having small markets teams. CBC Sports says 3.3 million people watched part or all of the Grey Cup.
We’ve always been intrigued by Philadelphia news anchor Alycia Lane ever since she wrote that saucy e-mail to NFL Network host Rich Eisen that was intercepted by his wife, Suzy Shuster. She had been going out with WCBS news anchor Chris Wragge. Now she’s apparently going out with Friend of Howard Stern, Chris Booker, morning DJ for Q102. I’m still hoping someone leaks those swimsuit pics she sent to Rich back in May.
Those are the links for now.