As we get some interesting football action today, it’s time for me to give you some links from the morning papers.
We start with Phil Mushnick of the New York Post who is jonesing for good football.
Newsday’s Neil Best has his Media “Best” Bets for 2007. From Neil’s blog, he mentions the Yankees’ Hank Steinbrenner being named his Sports Media Man of the Year. Best also says the Giants-Bucs Wild Card playoff game will most likely be slated for a Sunday afternoon start. In another story in Newsday, Best says WWOR was also given a deal so it would share last night’s Patriots-Giants game with two other channels. And Neil says in his blog that he was happy to be wrong that Giants fans were selling their tickets to Patriots fans for Saturday.
Randy Cordova of the Arizona Republic tells us that the NFL TV network partners plan plenty of shows from the Valley of the Sun during Super Bowl week.
Michael David Smith of the AOL Fanhouse Blog reports that last night’s contest was the most viewed regular season game of the season beating Patriots-Colts. The Sports Media Watch also chimes in on the numbers for last night’s game.
In addition, Paulsen from Sports Media Watch writes that the NBA wants to get into the outdoor game business.
An editorial in the Lansing (MI) State Journal criticizes the Big Ten Network and Comcast for abusing fans while the basketball conference schedule is about to begin.
Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun writes that the NHL Winter Classic on New Year’s Day is more to promote the NHL on NBC than anything else.
Those are all of the links I can find for now. Back later.