Time to give you some links tonight and then I’ll start working on the recap for the Amazing Asia 2.
First, Newsday’s Neil Best says Fox made the right call in protecting three late season Giants games from NBC. Best also says the earth’s rotation did not stop when the NBA decided to mic coaches last night on TNT. And Neil made his podcast debut with the Sports Media Journal today talking about the media coverage of the Sean Taylor story among other things and it was quite good.
USA Today’s NHL Beat Columnist Kevin Allen says Commissioner Gary Bettman needs to get the league on ESPN. Now.
TV Week’s Chris Pursell in his Pressbox blog previews Week 14 in the NFL on TV.
CBS Sports wants you to know that ratings for SEC football games on the network went up this season. And CBS previews the season premiere of NCAA Basketball this weekend. Finally, CBS previews Week 14 of the NFL with Phil Simms, Dan Dierfdorf and Rich Gannon.
I usually don’t put WWE news here, but the organization has signed for two more years on USA Network.
Ted Hearn of Multichannel News writes that Massachusetts Senator John Kerry has written a letter to the National Cable & Telecommunications Association trying to get the NFL Network on cable. Mary McNamara of Multichannel News blogs that a Comcast subscriber in Pittsburgh called the cops when he could not watch the NFL Network.
The Sports Media Watch looks inside the numbers of this season’s college football TV ratings.
Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch talks with race car driver and this season’s Dancing with the Stars champion, Helio Castroneves.
Awful Announcing points out this strange exchange on ESPN2′s First Take between Skip Bayless, Fang’s Bites fav Sage Steele and Jay Crawford.
The Big Lead reports that Washington Times Wizards beat reporter John Mitchell was suspended after making comments about the Washington Post’s Leonard Shapiro for a column about Sean Taylor.
Sports by Brooks says University of Arizona basketball coach Lute Olsen has extended his leave of absence for the entire season due to an impending divorce.
The Love of Sports says Anna Rawson is going to give Fang’s Bites fav Natalie Gulbis a run for her endorsement money on the LPGA Tour next season.
That will do it until tomorrow morning for the links.