I’m in the midst of heading to the home office which does not have wi-fi or high speed internet access so I won’t be giving you an update until later tonight.
I can recommend this excellent article from Friend of Fang’s Bites Christopher Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media blog. He has Part II of his Cablization of Television Sports Properties series. Today, Chris talks about ESPN’s disregard for viewers who don’t have cable, especially in the wake of its obtaining the Bowl Championship Series, the first major US sports championship that will not air on over-the-air television starting in 2011.
If you have not read Part I yet, I highly suggest you do so. Since I began blogging regularly last year, Chris has become a good friend and I can’t stress enough the hard work he puts into his blog.
USA Today’s Game On! blog tells us what it learned from watching 24 hours of college hoops on ESPN.
Neil Best of Newsday talks about MSG Network cancelling two shows as of January. Neil also talks with MSG Media president Mike Bair about the moves. Neil says Fox/MSG announcer Kenny Albert has one thing on his resume that his dad Marv will probably never acheive. Neil previews a new Tennis Channel show premiering on Sunday.
Guest blogging for CNBC’s Darren Rovell, Jim Zissler of the Inside Sports & Marketing Group wonders what would be the price to create a “Plus One” game for the BCS.
Laura Nachman says the 2008 World Series DVD gets a red carpet premiere in Philly next week. Laura says the Phillies are changing their over the air TV flagship stations for next season.
Ken McMillan of the Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record says the New York City area actually gets an NFL TV doubleheader on Sunday.
The Dallas Morning News’ Barry Horn finds out which Cowboys are the best interviews.
The Big Lead says media members tried to snake tickets to the SEC Championship Game for their wives.
The lovely Jessica Heslam of the Boston Herald says the Celtics are red hot on Comcast SportsNet New England.
Those are more links than I thought I would provide today. I was thinking 2 or 3, but I kept finding stories. I’ll be back tonight with an update.