It’s already been a long morning and as I’m multitasking, doing links and some paperwork at the same time, I provide some links while I can.
USA Today’s Michael McCarthy goes after the common cliches spouted during NFL broadcasts.
The New York Post’s Phil Mushnick reviews a new documentary on the great boxer Rocky Marciano.
Jim Williams of the DC/Baltimore Examiner in his Watch This! blog give us the entire schedule Super Bowl Week schedule for the NFL Network.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union tells us that NHL Center Ice is giving a free preview of its pay per view service this week.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star says the NHL All Stars Skills Competition did not translate well to TV.
ESPN Radio has launched an “ESPN Xtra” channel on XM Satellite Radio.
Emily Steel of the Wall Street Journal writes that Super Bowl ads are now heading online. Mike Branom of the East Valley (AZ) Tribune writes that ESPN has set up an outdoor studio in Scottsdale, AZ as its Super Bowl headquarters. Marisa Guthrie of Broadcasting & Cable gives us an overview of the Super Bowl on Fox. And Glen Dickson of B&C talks about Fox’s production plans for the Big Game.
Carolyn Sackariason from the Aspen Times says the X Games have become a big franchise for ESPN.
NBC says ratings for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships for the Ladies Free Skate on Saturday night were 65% higher than last year when it was aired on a Sunday afternoon on ABC.
Mark Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the Brewers have had four games selected for Fox regional broadcasts.
That’s it for now.