Yes, Wednesday is Hump Day and tomorrow, the weekend will be in sight. Once again the links are late because I keep getting phone calls and I can’t get to checking out the net for you. Let’s get to them now.
IT’S A FINAL!!!! Erin Andrews is the winner of Playboy’s America’s Sexiest Sportscaster 2 poll.
From Boston Sports Media Watch, John Molori in his Media Blitz blog talks to long-time Boston Celtics play-by-play man Mike Gorman.
The Sports Media Watch blog has stuff from ESPN about the college football ratings from the recent holiday weekend. Also, Paulsen has the TV ratings from the weekend. And he has a commentary on the coverage of the Sean Taylor story.
Ferd Lewis of the Honolulu Advertiser says the Hawaii-Boise State game last week did well for ESPN.
From Awful Announcing, we get a video clip of ESPN’s John Clayton suddenly appearing on the Sean Taylor press conference. And we get the blog’s take on CSTV not sending announcers to a college hockey game despite being less than a mile from Madison Square Garden.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell remembers Dr. Robert Cade, the inventor of Gatorade.
Let’s go over to the NFL Network as the big Green Bay-Dallas game approaches. Ed Sherman of the Chicago Tribune writes that most fans are going to miss out on the game. Christine Daniels in her Sound and Vision column in the Los Angeles Times has a similar story in today’s edition. Todd Milewski of the Capital (WI) Times reports that Madison will be shut out from seeing the game on TV. Also from the Capital Times, Adam Mertz writes that Packer fans in Madison are angry over not being able to see the game. Steve Jagler of the Milwaukee Small Business Times writes that the federal government should not get involved in the NFL Network dispute. Jim Leute of the Janesville (WI) Gazette says the game should be big business for local bars. And Leute writes that Charter Communications customers are shut out of the game as well. Autumn Grooms of the LaCrosse (WI) Tribune also gives locations to watch the game. Aaron Barnhart of the Kansas City Star says the NFL is greedier than the cable providers in this dispute. The President of Time Warner Cable in Wisconsin, Jack Herbert, writes in the Green Bay Press-Gazette that the NFL is holding fans and big games hostage. From Texas, Alison Beshur of the Kerrville Daily Times says local Cowboys fans are angry about being shut out as well.
Another story from Ed Sherman from the Chicago Tribune. This concerns the Blackhawks coming to an agreement with Comcast SportsNet to air four more home games this season. The Chicago Sun-Times has the press release from Comcast SportsNet.
John Tomase of the Boston Herald says the Kraft family which owns the New England Patriots and a TV production company, has signed an agreement to produce six Massachusetts high school Super Bowl games for Comcast SportsNet and TV38 in Boston.
Alex Woodson of the Hollywood Reporter says HBO will show a series of short films based on some NFL superfans on cell phones and its website.
A lot of links for you today. I’ll be back later.