Let’s get to the links. Last night, I somehow got hooked into watching the Big Brother Head of Household competition which stretched to about 1:20 a.m. I got out at 12:40 a.m. because I couldn’t take it anymore. Anyway, if you’re a BB fan, you can keep up to date at the Reality Fan Forum which has people monitoring the live feeds 24/7. I want to give them a plug because the updaters do a good job.
Let’s begin with some reaction to Bob Knight’s debute on ESPN last night. Cedric Golden of the Austin (TX) Statesman-American says Bob Knight showed that he can banter with the best on ESPN last night. Mike Miller of NBC Sports.com says Knight’s debut on ESPN was pretty much routine. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand tells fellow reporter Reid Cherner that Knight seemed comfortable last night.
Michael McCarthy of the Nation’s Newspaper says businesses across the country are working on ways to block CBS Sports.com’s March Madness on Demand to prevent productivity from slipping.
The Winston-Salem Journal talks about the new ESPN documentary on African Americans contributions to college basketball.
I’ve been delaying putting this entry up because I’ve been waiting for it and now I can link you to Day 4 of Darren Rovell’s Minor League Baseball logo contest at CNBC.com.
I’m getting sick of writing this, but again, here’s another story stating that the Big Ten Network and Comcast are close to a deal. Bob Fernandez of the Philadelphia Inquirer has the latest from the city where Comcast is based.
Greg Barr of the Houston Business Journal says the Rockets’ winning streak is good for TV ratings.
Kamau High of Adweek says Versus is launching a creative ad campaign promoting the NHL’s Stanley Cup playoffs.
If you’re a fan of the American LeMans motorsports series, then pick up XM Satellite Radio as it has signed with the service. Maury Brown from the Biz of Basketball blog says XM will have coverage of the six major college conference tournaments this week. However, starting next week, Sirius Satellite Radio will have exclusive coverage of the NCAA Tournament.
The Kane County (IL) Chronicle says Comcast SportsNet Chicago will air a Blackhawks game from 1971 next Tuesday.
Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun says while CBC’s Jim Hughson will eventually have the ineviable task of replacing the legendary Bob Cole on Hockey Night in Canada, Rogers Sportsnet will have a tougher time finding a replacement for Hughson on Canucks games.
One of the funniest videos I’ve ever seen comes from Awful Announcing through Deadspin. Rob Leth of Global Television in Canada takes the advice to be the story to an all new level.
That’s all for now.