Time to give you some more links today.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today looks at the ratings of selected events from the weekend.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News says not everyone will be riveted to ESPN’s coverage of the Congressional Steroids Hearings on Wednesday.
Bill Ordine of the Baltimore Sun writes in his blog that plans for televising the Congressional Steroids Hearings tomorrow are shaping up.
Newsday’s Neil Best gives over his column to the original sports media writer for the paper, Stan Isaacs. Neil says Stan covered practically every sport for Newsday. And Neil has a few more anecdotes about Stan in his blog. Finally, Neil says former Giants coach Jim Fassel was passed over for a chicken magnate for the Redskins coaching job.
Dave Del Grande of the Oakland Tribune writes that the AT&T Pebble Beach golf tournament and the Daytona 500 are perfectly placed on the sports calendar.
Mark Alesia of the Indianapolis Star writes that the Big Ten Network is paying out a lot of money to member schools for little to no TV exposure.
In the meantime, FSN and the Big Ten Network are teaming up for two sports and entertainment specials on spring football.
Bob Wolfley from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel looks at the scientific approach to the NCAA Tournament.
The Sports Media Watch says the Anaheim-Detroit NHL Game of the Week matchup performed poorly for NBC.
George M. Thomas in the Akron Beacon Journal says NASCAR is suffering from lower ratings.
William Houston of the Toronto Globe and Mail writes that TSN will air a one hour documentary on the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary on Wednesday. And Houston looks forward with CTV, the host broadcaster, to the Vancouver 2010 Olympics Games.
There’s yet another embarrassing video of Chris Berman doing the Monday Night Football halftime show from 8 years ago. In this one, he calls Al Michaels a nasty word. Awful Announcing has this one.
And Awful Announcing has a review of Darren Rovell’s documentary on Nike which airs on CNBC tonight.
ESPN has announced the start times and networks for BracketBusters Weekend.
Andrew Edgecliff Johnson and Ben Fenton of the Financial Times write that Setanta Sports is considering buyout offers, but is not formally starting a bidding process. And from Scotland, the Edinburgh Evening News has Setanta insisting it’s not for sale possibly dashing ESPN’s hopes of breaking into broadcasting the English Premier League.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union says in his blog that a reverse dunk by a University of Albany player made ESPN’s SportsCenter.
Cedric Golden of the Austin (TX) American-Statesman says there’s a big soap opera in local sports talk radio.
Gamers will be happy to know that EA Sports has extended its exclusive video game contract with the NFL through the 2012 season.
Glen Dickson of Broadcasting & Cable says CBS Sports is beefing up its multi-platform offerings.
That will do it for now.