Time to give you some Monday links. One of my employees remains out so I still have to cover for him. The links will go up as soon as I get to my office or when I get home, but I’ll do my best to get them to you when I can.
Starting with USA Today, Michael Hiestand writes that the snow in Cleveland yesterday forced CBS to an old school type NFL broadcast.
Phil Mushnick of the New York Post writes that the MLB Players Association is giving players who don’t do steroids and Human Growth Hormone the shaft.
Neil Best from Newsday writes in his WatchDog blog about the New York Giants Football Giants’ radio voice Bob Papa doing some work for the NFL Network.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star writes that while the Raptors aren’t getting it done on the court, they are attracting TV ratings.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell writes that Andy Pettitte admitting he took HGH was a very good public relations move.
Ed Sherman of the Chicago Tribune says both ESPN and the Bears enter tonight’s game with new quarterbacks at the helm.
XM Satellite Radio will air 30 college football bowl games including the Bowl Championship Series.
Katy Bachman of Mediaweek says ESPN’s Monday Night Football is setting ratings records not only on cable, but in local markets as well. Also from Mediaweek, John Consoli writes that the NFL Network is selling the Patriots-Giants game at increased ad rates.
John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable reports that Vermont’s Congressional Delegation wants the NFL Network to expand access for the Patriots-Giants game which it will carry on December 29.
Clay Robison of the Houston Chronicle looks into the contributions of the Jones family and its public relations firm to Texas legislators who are supportive of the fight to get the NFL Network on cable.
Dusty Saunders of the Rocky Mountain News says ratings for the NFL on CBS are up thanks to the Patriots.
Jeffrey Flanagan of the Kansas City Star reviews yesterday’s Titans-Chiefs game on the radio and TV.
Jeff Elliot of the Florida Times-Union writes that high school football brings eyeballs to state TV sets.
Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated writes that ESPN is awaiting the response of its own Fernando Vina who was named in the Mitchell Report.
Laura Nachman reports that Philadelphia news anchor Alycia Lane was arrested in New York over the weekend. There’s never a boring moment with Alycia. And Jess Snow of the National Ledger has more on Alycia’s arrest.
If I get more info on Alycia’s arrest, you’ll see it here. In the meantime, enjoy your day.