I hope you haven’t been caught in those ridiculous shopping lines this week. I’ve been doing yard work so I don’t have to go. Anyway, let’s do some links.
The Sports Media Watch blog gives the weekend TV ratings predictions.
The New York Post’s Phil Mushnick is in a bad mood again calling the NFL greedy by putting big games on the NFL Network.
One bad thing about the New York Daily News’ web redesign, they don’t allow for a single page option and another, when I try to give you a link to the print page, it doesn’t give me the entire column. That is something the Daily News has to rectify and they’re certainly not servicing the readers. While Bob Raissman complains about the NFL Network being greedy and not serving the fans, his parent company should do something about serving the visitors to the website.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News adds to the line of writers saying the fans lose out in the NFL Network dispute and he’s right.
Mark Maske of the Washington Post says the NFL Network is “Can’t See TV”.
Alan Pergament of the Buffalo News says it’s a risk putting Patriots blowouts in primetime.
Jennifer Thomas of the Centre (PA) Daily Times gives a comparison of cable vs. satellite in the Big Ten Network battle. Niki Kelly and Benjamin Lanka of the Fort Wayne (IN) Journal Gazette write that the state legislature may tackle a bill requiring state mediation to get the NFL and Big Ten Networks on cable if the FCC fails to do so.
James Day of the Salem (OR) Statesman Journal writes about Comcast SportsNet not being totally available in Oregon either on non-Comcast systems or satellite TV.
Jeffrey Flanagan of the Kansas City Star reviews what was said during College Gameday and the ABC broadcast of the Missouri-Kansas Border War yesterday. And Melodee Hall Blobaum looks at the crowd gathered during the College Gameday broadcast.
Elizabeth Jensen reviews a new series from Sundance Channel called “Nimrod Nation” which grew from ESPN’s 2004 campaign called “Without Sports, Who Would Root for the Nimrods?” Aaron Barnhardt of the KC Star also gives his review. Here’s a review from Michael Giltz of the New York Daily News. And one from Rob Owen in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
In Canada, it’s the biggest football game of the year, the CFL Grey Cup and it also marks the last game for CBC after 55 years as a TV partner. Next year, CTV/TSN will take over the contract. The Canadian Press says today, CBC will celebrate its long partnership.
That’s it. Enjoy your Sunday.