I’m hearing lots of reaction to the Roger Clemens interview on 60 Minutes. Plenty of dissection and none of it good. Let’s get to the links and there will be reaction to Clemens.
But first (as he sounds like Julie Chen on Big Brother), USA Today’s Michael McCarthy says BCS and NFL Postseason allows for on-air auditions for coaches and players on the various TV networks.
David Scott of Boston Sports Media Watch looks at the Boston Herald’s George Kimball ripping apart a new book on retired boxer Irish Mickey Ward.
The New York Post’s Phil Mushnick rips Roger Clemens. Would you expect anything less from Mushnick?
Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch says Roger Clemens never broke character and Mike Wallace failed to press him during last night’s interview on 60 Minutes.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell wonders who’s legacy took a bigger hit, Clemens’ or Martina Hingis’?
Newsday’s Wally Matthews compares Clemens’ appearance to an old used car salesman ad.
Stephen Brunt from the Toronto Globe and Mail says it was Clemens’ turn to make denials.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star says Clemens did not convince anyone one way or the other based on his appearance on 60 Minutes.
Newsday’s Neil Best blogs that NBC received good ratings for Wild Card Saturday and Las Vegas which seems to be a sports hotbed lately, was in the top 10 rated markets for the Jacksonville-Pittsburgh game.
Jim Williams of the DC/Baltimore Examiner previews tonight’s BCS Championship and more Roger Clemens stuff in his Watch This! blog.
More reason to hate ESPN, it’s expanding its relationship with MobiTV and launching what’s called ESPN Mobile TV for cell phones. More distractions while you’re driving.
Mediaweek reports that ESPN received some mixed ratings for its college bowl games.
Abbey Klaasen of Advertising Age says Microsoft will help NBC stream 2,200 hours online of Olympics coverage on from Beijing online. Alice Cuneo of AdAge writes that more people visited ESPN’s mobile website for football than the PC website.
Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel of the National Ledger talk with Howie Long of Fox Sports.
Teddy Greenstein takes over the sports media beat for the Chicago Tribune after tonight’s BCS Championship Game while Ed Sherman covers golf. Today, Greenstein talks to the Fox Sports crew calling the BCS Championship.
And Dan Gross of the Philadelphia Daily News writes that news anchor Alycia Lane is going to meet with KYW-TV officials in an attempt to keep her job in the wake of her December arrest in New York.
That will do it.