Now that North Carolina-Duke is coming tomorrow, I’m officially getting into college basketball mode, plus pitchers and catchers report in a couple of weeks so I’m getting out of football mode.
Let’s get to some links. Jessica Heslam of the Boston Herald writes in her Messenger blog that Fox 25 in Boston garnered great ratings on Super Bowl Sunday.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News says Bill Belichick’s leaving the field with one second left in the Super Bowl was not as big a deal as the media is making it out to be.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times says the Super Bowl set a viewing record.
Neil Best of Newsday writes that the Fox production crew is proud of its effort for the Super Bowl.
The Chicago Tribune’s Ed Sherman says the Super Bowl just fell short of the all-time viewing record.
Dan Caesar of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says Super Bowl XLII is 5th in viewing all-time in the Gateway City.
And the Houston Chronicle’s David Barron tells us that the game also set a record in total viewers.
Toni Fitzgerald of Media Life Magazine says this year, fourth quarter ads in the Super Bowl reached their target audience.
Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette writes that the Super Bowl set a viewing record in the U.S. and in Canada.
William Houston of the Toronto Globe and Mail also talks about the viewing numbers for the Super Bowl both in the U.S. and Canada.
In his Medium Well blog, the Baltimore Sun’s Ray Frager says ESPN’s Digger Phelps forgot that he’s part of the media when he talked about Bob Knight’s retirement.
Dick Vitale writes that he’s happy to be coming back to work tomorrow. Actually, Dick was on Mike & Mike on ESPN radio this morning. Scott Fowler of the Charlotte Observer is also happy to have Vitale back. Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times also writes about Dickie V’s return.
George M. Thomas of the Akron Beacon-Journal says four networks will have live coverage of National Signing Day on Wednesday.
The Biz of Baseball’s Maury Brown tells us that Dodger broadcaster Rick Monday will be inducted into the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
This story is from last week and got buried in the avalanche of Super Bowl stories, but the Inside Track girls from the Boston Herald write that Tina Cervasio’s departure from NESN remains a mystery. And Caroline Roberts in the Bostonist says Red Sox fans are mourning the loss of Tina.
Turner Sports has announced that 45 Atlanta Braves games will be seen on Peachtree TV, formerly WTBS in Atlanta.
Ok, that will do it for now. I’ll be back later with an afternoon update.