While watching the NFL Network’s broadcast of the Green Bay-Dallas game, I’ll provide some links. As I start this latest entry, the score is 27-23, Dallas in the 3rd quarter and Brett Favre is out of the game with a swollen elbow, but backup Aaron Rogers has led the Packers to two consecutive scores. We’ve got a ball game as many of us expected.
Three things from Newsday media reporter extraordinaire, Neil Best. First, he reports that New York sports anchor legend Warner Wolfe joins ESPN Radio 1050 as a morning drive sports update guy. Neil says Tony Kornheiser will address rumors whether he’ll leave Monday Night Football after the season. Finally, Neil says Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones declined to appear on WFAN’s Mike & the Mad Dog show this afternoon after realizing that the hosts would be hostile towards his pro-NFL Network campaign.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says Dancing with the Stars champion, race car driver Helio Castaneves looks to cash in on his appearance.
The Orbitcast satellite radio blog reports two sports-related programming notes. First, XM Satellite Radio will have extensive coverage of the MLB Winter Meetings next week on its Home Plate channel. And XM will also have the ACC, SEC and Big 12 Football Championship games this Saturday.
Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated talks with actor Michael Imperioli, formerly of “The Sopranos”, about his latest role, playing a catcher in the TV movie, “For One More Day”, based on Mitch Albom’s book. And Deitsch nominates former Dallas Cowboy Everson Walls for SI’s Sportsman of the Year for donating his kidney to his friend and teammate, Ron Springs. That’s a great choice.
Sam Thielman of Variety writes that ESPN will air a four hour documentary on NCAA Selection Sunday on the civil rights movement seen through African American basketball players.
ESPN wants you to know that it will air a Best of “This is SportsCenter” special on December 11.
CBS Sports previews its coverage for this Sunday, plus it has the announcing team assignments for Weeks 13 & 14. And the Tiffany Network will have a college football doubleheader on Saturday including the SEC Championship.
That will do it for now. The Friday megalinks will be coming sometime Friday morning.