We’re expecting what the weather forecasters are calling “a major snowstorm” today and right when the snow starts, I’m expected to be at a job site. I’m very happy. Anyway, I’ll be there so I won’t be able to give reaction to the Mitchell Report when it breaks. But I’ll give some links now in advance of the release.
Joanne C. Gerstner of the Detroit News writes that a new webcast devoted to the Detroit Lions has quickly become popular with fans.
Mel Bracht of the Daily Oklahoman has a story on former Oklahoma State player Doug Gottlieb who’s back in town to call the Arkansas-Oklahoma game on ESPN2. Bracht has his weekly notebook which includes news about CBS college football ratings. And he has his weekend viewings picks.
We’re getting word that best buddies Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte have been named in the Mitchell Report as two players who have used steroids.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says he’s received an interesting e-mail related to the Mitchell Report.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times writes that organizers for the U.S. Army High School All-American game are not happy that ESPN has created a similar game to be aired opposite it.
Neil Best of Newsday has a link to Bob Glauber’s appearance on WFAN this morning and is eagerly awaiting the Mitchell Report.
Ray Frager writes in his blog that XM Satellite Radio will have a continuous reading of the Mitchell Report today. And the Orbitcast blog says XM will also have extensive coverage of the report’s release on its Home Plate channel.
John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable writes that Comcast has replied to Senator John Kerry’s letter appealing it to carry the NFL Network. And Eggerton has a story that the NFL is willing to talk to the cable companies, but not just for the Pats-Giants game, but for a long-term deal. Jerry Greene of the Orlando Sentinel reports that DirecTV will fly its blimp over the city on December 20 and 22 showing games that can’t be seen on Bright House cable. Don Walker writes in his Business of Sports blog for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about more fun and games for the NFL Network. Hub Arkush of Pro Football Weekly says he’s fed up of the NFL propaganda machine.
Frank Schwab of the Colorado Springs Gazette writes that area fans won’t be able to see tonight’s Broncos-Texans game on cable. The Denver Post reports the game can be seen locally on KWGN. The Rocky Mountain News says Comcast will show the game on basic cable in southern Colorado through KWGN. David Barron of the Houston Chronicle says the NFL Network will try to cover all of the angles for tonight’s game.
Bill Haisten of the Tulsa World reports that a Tulsa TV station’s bid to televise the Insight Bowl from the NFL Network has been rejected.
I’ve been called early to the job site so I have to go. My pick for tonight’s game between the Broncos and Texans will be Denver.