Time for me to give you some more links on this Monday.
The Sports Media Watch says Fox Sports has reason to crow today as the Daytona 500′s ratings jumped up 9% from last year.
But Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union says the ratings increase was just slightly above last year’s race.
Scott Greczkowski of Multichannel News blogs that the NASCAR Hot Pass feature on DirecTV got off to a shaky start yesterday, but quickly recovered.
And here’s that call done by Curt Chaplin of ABC Radio matched up to the video from ABC Sports.
Christopher Byrne from the Eye on Sports Media blog looks into some production and spelling errors made by ESPN during the Tennessee-Georgia game on Saturday.
Ray Frager of the Baltimore Sun writes in his Medium Well blog about Dick Vitale’s comments on the Kelvin Sampson situation, plus Frager has some thoughts on the Daytona 500.
The Columbus Dispatch’s Bob Hunter says the Big Ten Network may be hurting the conference this season.
Dusty Saunders in the Rocky Mountain News gives a rave review to HBO’s documentary on boxer Joe Louis.
The San Jose Mercury News’ Jon Wilner writes in his College Hotline blog that ESPN’s Brent Musberger gets an “F” for his call of the Arizona-Stanford game on Saturday.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News has a story on the newest Sportsvision innovation, the “backboard slideout” graphic that was unveiled during the NBA All Star Game last night.
Jack O’Connell of MLB.com writes that the recipient of the Ford Frick Award, this year’s broadcast inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame, will be unveiled tomorrow night. There has been a lot of sentiment this year for Cincinnati Reds announcer Joe Nuxhall who died in November.
Would ESPN try to do something here like it did in India? The India Times reports that the Dehli High Court has rejected ESPN’s attempts to restrict TV news channels from showing highlights of the India-Australia cricket test match.
That’s the scoop for now.