I’ll do some links as I watch Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.
Bruce Allen of the Boston Sports Media Watch conducts an interview with Albert Breer of the Sporting News, formerly a reporter in both Boston and Dallas and Bruce asks him about which team gets covered more, the Red Sox or the Cowboys.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell looks back at one of his sports business predictions for this year.
The Sports Media Watch has the final weekend ratings.
The great Maury Brown in the Biz of Baseball blog says Time Magazine is citing MLB’s Instant Replay system as one of top inventions of the year.
And in Maury’s Biz of Football site, he looks into the NFL’s plans to air next Thursday night’s Oakland-San Diego game in 3D.
Newsday’s Neil Best tells ESPN to allow Stuart Scott to conduct the postgame Monday Night Football interviews by himself and not have Steve Young or Emmit Smith chime in.
Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press opines that the Thanksgiving Day game in Detroit is a tradition not just for football fans, but the NFL TV partners.
In a related note, Carlos Monarrez of the Free Press says the Lions made the deadline for a sellout and the Thanksgiving Day game against Tennessee will be shown locally.
The Canadian Press reports that NBC still has some unsold spots for Super Bowl XLIII.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News says the NFL quietly expanded the coverage area for NFL Network games.
Larry Barrett of Multichannel writes that the Big Ten Network has made some personnel changes.
The Washington Post’s Leonard Shapiro feels ESPN’s deal with the Bowl Championship Series might end up hurting college football in the long run.
Ira Teinowitz of TV Week writes that the National Association of Broadcasters is speaking out to Congress about the ESPN/BCS deal.
John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable reports that the NAB is vowing to keep sports on broadcast TV.
Paul J. Gough of the Hollywood Reporter says CBS will televise the finals of the Atlantic 10 Tournament starting in 2010. That is definitely a good move.
Sean Brennan of the New York Daily News says the A-10 Tournament will move to a Sunday final to accommodate CBS and may also move out of Atlantic City after this season.
John Clay of the Lexington Herald-Leader writes that with the University of Kentucky sports teams in action all over the country, the school’s broadcasting teams are going to be stretched to the limit.
The Canadian Press talks with CBS Golf analyst David Feherty about his recent trip to visit US troops in Iraq.
Meri-Jo Borzillieri of Examiner.com writes that Universal Sports will air and webcast the entire World Cup skiing and sliding seasons.
Ron Judd of the Seattle Times has the upcoming Universal Sports broadcast schedule for skiing.
David King of the San Antonio Express-News says you can find live online sports if you know where to look.
David Martin of the Kansas City Pitch says middle-aged sports commentators are losing their platforms. This includes a Fang’s Bites fav, Jeffrey Flanagan, formerly of the Kansas City Star.
Busted Coverage discovers partying pictures of FSN Pittsburgh’s Meg Bulger, sister of St. Louis Rams QB Marc Bulger.
The wife of Boston Celtics TV analyst Tommy Heinsohn passed away on Monday. Helen Heinsohn was not only beloved by Tommy, but by many Celtics fans.
From the lovely Daryn Kagan comes this story about a group of seniors who decided to get up and walk after they were inspired by a woman training for the Boston Marathon.