Can you believe this is the last day of 2007? The year certainly went by quickly. I’ll do a Best/Worst of 2007 in the next 24 hours. Look for it.
Before I start, let me say that I discovered the movie “Elizabethtown” this year through Showtime and the Movie Channel and have been enjoying it. It’s not the greatest movie in the world, but there’s something about Cameron Crowe movies like “Almost Famous“, “Fast Times at Ridgemont High“, “Say Anything” and “Singles” that affect me. Maybe it’s the look, maybe it’s the message, but he somehow manages to hit a home run most of the time in my opinion. Yeah, “Vanilla Sky” was just plain weird, but no one can be perfect all of the time. In “Elizabethtown”, there were a few scenes that dragged including Susan Sarandon’s dance routine, but for the most part, I got into the movie and like any Cameron Crowe movie, the music is an important part of the plot. I just wanted to get that in before I forget.
Ok, to your links.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand says moving the Patriots-Giants game to CBS and NBC was a very good move.
Jim Williams of the DC/Baltimore Examiner writes in his Watch This! blog that Saturday’s game drew big numbers.
Phil Mushnick of the New York Post, a very angry man, lets loose on what he calls “risky behavior”, i.e., Randy Moss spiking the ball after catching a TD in the Pats-Giants game. If that’s risky behavior, spiking the ball, then I shudder to think at what he thought of the “Icky Shuffle“.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times goes after Bryant Gumbel.
Christopher Gasper of the New York Times-owned Boston Globe talks about the Pats-Giants ratings for Boston which are astonishing.
Paul Gough of the Hollywood Reporter also reports on the ratings for Pats-Giants.
Dusty Saunders in the Rocky Mountain News says fans were the winners of the Patriots-Giants game.
The Sports Media Watch says Pats-Giants were a great draw for CBS and NBC.
Joe Mandese of Mediapost Publications says the Pats-Giants “triplecast” drew very well and the Patriots were involved in four of the five most watched TV programs of 2007.
Michael Zuidema of the Grand Rapids (MI) Press gives his Best/Worst in Sports TV in 2007.
Chris Zelkovich writes in the Toronto Star about TSN’s coverage of the World Junior Hockey Championships. Also from the Star, Kevin McGran says the NHL Winter Classic could become an annual event and says this year’s is so big, NBC decided to get in on the action.
Tim Panaccio of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that NBC (Bob Costas included) is eager to televise the NHL Outdoor Game tomorrow.
Lori Riley of the Hartford Courant profiles college basketball analyst Debbie Antonelli who’s one of the busier broadcasters in the winter.
That does it for now. More later.