Let’s give you a few links this afternoon.
The Sports Media Watch gives us some ratings news from various events.
Dan Gross from the Philadelphia Daily mentions that Steven A. Smith no longer works for the Philadelphia Inquirer after the editor fired him for not showing up for work. If you scroll down in the same story, you’ll note that Gross reports that the WWE has offered former KYW anchor Alycia Lane a job. Interesting.
We’ve got a bunch of posts from Newsday’s Neil Best. First, he mentions that NFL Network public relations man Seth Palansky is leaving to take a job with a Las Vegas casino. Neil reports that regional sports network SNY is thinking about premiering a new show featuring WFAN personalities Joe Begnino and Chris Carlin, and Howard 101 host Scott Ferrall of Sirius Satellite Radio. More SNY news from Neil, he says the channel is thrilled to see Johan Santana coming to the Mets. And Neil writes a story describing how Fox Sports’ Joe Buck is not planning his call for a historic moment at the Super Bowl.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell talks about some of the more interesting Super Bowl public relations nightmares.
The NFL has announced the officiating team for the Super Bowl.
For our friends in Canada, CTV has announced its plans for Super Bowl Sunday including the airing of the season premiere of Nip/Tuck after the Big Game.
Forbes magazine looks at the Greatest Teams of All Time.
The Albany Times Union’s Pete Dougherty writes that ESPN will air a special on Buffalo Bill Kevin Everett who suffered a career ending injury early in the season. Paul Lane of the Tonawanda (NY) News says ABC will also air part of the interview with Everett tonight on Nightline and on Good Morning America.
Mark Harden of the Denver Business Journal reports that the Colorado Rockies have reached a contract extension with KTVD TV for the next two seasons.
Todd Holcomb of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that a local high school lost money when ESPN2 came to televise a basketball game earlier this month.
The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that College Gameday will air live from Freedom Hall this Saturday.
ESPN is launching an HD service in Australia.
That’s it for now.