Don’t worry, we’ll be back in 2008, I just felt like writing “last” as 2007 is approaching the end. I’ll do a Year Ender for you in the next couple of days, but let’s get to the links first.
Jerry Garcia of the San Antonio Express-News goes into the entire process to bring tonight’s Patriots-Giants game to CBS and NBC.
Dan Caesar of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch looks at the year in sports media in the Gateway City.
Jim Williams of the DC/Baltimore Examiner writes in his Watch This! blog about how CBS and NBC were selected by the NFL to simulcast tonight’s game.
Joanne C. Gerstner of the Detroit News reports that local NBC affiliate WDIV will not carry tonight’s game due a conflict with the Pistons.
Martin Miller of the Los Angeles Times says the NFL is counting on the Patriots to increase ratings by putting tonight’s game on three outlets.
Bill Saporito writes for Time Magazine on how Cable sacked the NFL.
The lovely Jessica Heslam of the Boston Herald says the NFL has found a way to appease WCVB and WMUR after the two stations lost their exclusivity to carry the Pats-Giants game.
Richard Martin of Information Week writes in his blog that the NFL should make the NFL Network an online subscription service. I agree with this.
Marianne Paskowski of TV Week says cable is the big winner in this.
David Humphreys of the Attleboro (MA) Sun-Chronicle says local sports bars are gearing up for a big crowd for tonight’s game even though fans can now watch at home.
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald writes a column for Pro Football Weekly on the Best and Worst in NFL broadcasting. You can expect to find Bryant Gumbel’s name in this.
Evan Bevins of the Marietta (OH) Times writes that the game is now on for all to watch.
Rob Longley of the London (Canada) Free Press says the Pats-Giants game is now on for everyone to see, even in Canada.
In an editorial, the Evansville (IN) Courier & Press criticizes the NFL Network for not putting Monday’s Insight Bowl involving Indiana University on a wider platform. Matt Doyle of the Tulsa (OK) World says Cox Communications will carry the Insight Bowl locally.
Michael David Smith of the AOL Fanhouse blog liked the work of the NFL Network’s Mike Mayock on last night’s Texas Bowl.
Jeff Brooke of the Toronto Globe and Mail has his 12 viewing picks for the holiday weekend.
Thank goodness for Awful Announcing. ESPN’s Mike Patrick was caught talking about Britney Spears again.
Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch talks with former Dallas Cowboy Everson Walls about his friend, Ron Springs who’s still in a coma. You may remember the Real Sports story on Everson giving his kidney to Ron.
Former New York Yankee Jim Leyritz who was doing work with MLB.com last season is charged with DUI in a crash that killed a woman on Friday.
Those are the links for now. Check back later.