Trying to get these out while my talkative employee is out. He just won’t shut up. Anyway, let’s get you the links.
First, Bill Doyle of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette says the analysts calling the AFC and NFC Championship games feel the cold weather will play a factor in both games.
The lovely Joanne C. Gerstner of the Detroit News writes about FSN Detroit anchor Mickey York who gets to move back to Detroit after working out of FSN’s Seattle hub, but still doing shows for FSN Detroit from the Pacific Northwest. Eric Lacy of the Detroit News says Comcast and the Big Ten Network are trying to hash out a deal.
The Daily Oklahoman’s Mel Bracht has a story on Fox Sports’ Troy Aikman getting ready for the cold in Green Bay. Mel then has his media notebook. And we get his weekend viewing picks.
Langston Wertz, Jr. of the Charlotte Observer says the Kelly Tilghman controversy shows the pitfalls of live TV. Steve Elling of CBSSports.com wonders what Golfweek magazine was thinking by putting a hangman’s noose on its cover in regards to the Kelly Tilghman story.
Dallas TV critic Ed Bark writes in his blog about Belo8 sports anchor Dale Hansen not adhering to a company policy of criticizing the co-owned Dallas Morning News.
Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Hall of Fame broadcaster Myron Cope is back in the hospital. Cope was the color analyst for the Pittsburgh Steelers for many years and created the Terrible Towel that is waved during the games. Also from the Post-Gazette, Dev Meyers has a story of a 19 year college student who’s already working NFL games for various networks.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell gives us an update on the Gabibbo/Big Red controversy.
From the Best Seat in My House blog, Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union has a story on ESPN+ college basketball analyst Bucky Waters being suspended for making a racially charged remark during the St. John’s-UConn game last week. And Richard Sandomir of the New York Times has the original story on the suspension.
Newsday’s Neil Best writes in his blog that WFAN’s Chris Russo will fulfill a lifelong dream by seeing Sunday’s NFC Championship at Lambeau Field. Best also chronicles his visit to NFL Films and talking with ESPN’s Ron Jaworski.
The Boston Herald’s David Exum talks with ESPN Vice President of Programming and Acquisitions Julie Sobieski about the upcoming NASCAR season.
Radio Ink magazine reports that 1050 ESPN Radio in New York has signed an agreement with legendary Long Island rock station WLIR to carry its signal to Eastern Long Island. Katy Bachman of Mediaweek has the story as well.
Paul Gough of the Hollywood Reporter tells us that the National Basketball Association will turn over the day-to-day operations of NBA TV and other digital media to Turner Sports while still owning the properties.
Michael Roberts of the Denver Westword News writes about former Sports Illustrated columnist Rick Reilly cooling his heels as he waits to join ESPN this year.
The Orbitcast satellite radio blog says Tony Kornheiser was seen in the XM Satellite Radio headquarters in DC earlier this week. His show returns to XM next Monday.
MLB.com has hired former USA Today baseball columnist Hal Bodley as a senior correspondent.
The Lincoln (GA) Journal talks about Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster Ernie Harwell’s induction into the Georgia Hall of Fame next month.
The Kansas City Star’s Jeffrey Flanagan reports that FSN Midwest will change its name to FSN Kansas City today.
William Houston of the Toronto Globe and Mail says TSN has announced its Executive Producer for Olympic coverage in 2010.
That’s all for now.