With this being Thanksgiving Week, I don’t expect to be blogging much (we do have to get ready to see our families on Thursday), but I’ll do what I can. With that said, I still have to give you Videos of the Week (The Amazing Race episode recaps are taking more time than I expected) and there are the regular posts at least through Wednesday.
We have a lot of football starting Thursday, plus the NFL Network starts its schedule so we’ll see how people are affected especially with the big Green Bay-Dallas game next week so we’ll have plenty to cover. Let’s get to the Monday Links.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today reports on a new tool that will debut on the NFL Network this Thursday designed to help the officials review replay process.
From the Sports Media Watch blog, Paulsen wonders if NFL fans would really revolt over losing 8 games from the barely seen NFL Network.
Chris Isidore of CNNMoney.com writes that it’s tough to choose a side in the NFL Network vs. cable debate. Greg Johnson of the Los Angeles Times talks to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones who’s leading the fight to get the NFL Network in more homes.
Frank Rigas of the Sheboygan (WI) Press tells his readers to get their radios out because that’s the only way they’ll be able to follow Wisconsin basketball games unless the Big Ten Network gets carried.
In his Four DVRs, no waiting blog, the Houston Chronicle’s David Barron struggles with ESPN’s Top 25 Players in College Football History.
The New York Post’s Phil Mushnick says TNT’s Charles Barkley should not comment on the Barry Bonds situation.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell looks at the irony of Warren Buffet’s involvement in the Alex Rodriguez-New York Yankees contract talks.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Bob Wolfley says Fox’s Dick Stockton and Brian Baldinger ran out of superlatives for the Packers on Sunday.
In his Monday column, Jeffrey Flanagan of the Kansas City Star goes over what was said by both the CBS and Chiefs announcing teams during the Colts-Chiefs game yesterday.
As expected, ESPN’s College Gameday will be in Kansas City this weekend to broadcast live from the Border War between #5 Missouri and #2 Kansas.
Van Williams of the Anchorage (AK) Daily News has Great Alaska Shootout officials scratching their heads over the reduction in TV coverage by ESPN this year.
Dusty Saunders in today’s Rocky Mountain News talks to Tony Kornheiser becoming more comfortable in the Monday Night Football booth.
The Inside Track gossip column in the Boston Herald loves to write about NESN’s Hazel Mae and today is no exception. Laura Raposa and Gayle Fee write about Hazel being put in the Playboy Sexiest Sportscaster poll.
Mike Mulhern of the Winston-Salem Journal has NASCAR’s President Bill France calling the sports’ sliding ratings “overrated”. The numbers are there in black and white. In the Daly Planet blog, motorsports TV critic John Daly says ESPN/ABC’s telecast of the season’s final race went rather poorly.
And friend of Fang’s Bites, LC of 38Cliches had a short blurb on Red Sox announcer Dave O’Brien calling the MLS Cup for ESPN/ABC on Sunday.
That will complete the links for Monday morning. We’ll be back with an update later in the day.