Some links for you this evening before I watch the Amazing Race Asia, Episode 8.
In his NYP TV Sports blog, Justin Terranova of the New York Post has some news from ESPN’s Dick Vitale who underwent vocal cord surgery late last year and is recovering at his palatial Florida estate.
I forgot to link to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Bob Wolfley in the megalinks. He writes about Fox Sports’ Jimmy Johnson being impressed with the Packers. We told you that the NFL told Wisconsin theaters not to show the Packers playoff game this Sunday, well, Don Walker of the Journal Sentinel says they’re going ahead with plans to show it anyway.
Chris Hubbuch of the LaCrosse (WI) Tribune says the owner of one theater feels he’s showing the games legally.
The Sports Media Watch has the Weekend Ratings Predictions.
Last night, I linked to a story about Nielsen making an error in the ratings for Patriots games on WCVB, well Jessica Heslam of the Boston Herald says that mistake cost the channel a lot of money, especially when you look at the corrected ratings. Also from the Herald, Patriots beat reporter John Tomase has quotes from ESPN’s Ron Jaworski regarding the Patriots.
Bill Doyle of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette writes that the nation is interested in watching the Patriots.
TV Week’s Andrew Krukowski gives us the national sports TV ratings for the week ending January 6.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News writes about Martina Navratilova’s role with Tennis Channel for the Australian Open and other Grand Slam tournaments this year.
The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that the Chik-fil-A-Bowl in Atlanta was highest rated bowl on ESPN.
CBC Sports’ NHL Analyst Kelly Hrudey writes about legendary announcer Don Wittman who retired from CBC this week.
That will do it for now.