Busy weekend. I still have to watch HBO’s new sports documentary, “Breaking The Huddle: The Integration of College Football” so I can give you a quick review before you see it tomorrow night. I have to watch it tonight and provide you with a review tomorrow. But before we get to Tuesday, let’s provide you with some links.
USA Today’s Michael McCarthy writes that the Plaxico Burress issue was the main topic on the Sunday NFL pregame shows.
Joe Favorito looks at the New York Giants’ reaction to the Plax mess.
The New York Post’s Phil Mushnick blames the colleges for recruiting players like Plaxico Burress. So what does Phil propose colleges do?
Ray Frager of the Baltimore Sun noticed that Ian Eagle and Solomon Wilcots were showing their senses of humor during the Ravens-Bengals game yesterday. And Ray summarizes the quotage from the Sunday NFL pregame shows.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes that the Fox analysts were right on top of the Panthers-Packers game.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle says ESPN is trying to instill life into Monday Night Football.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News looks back at the weekend in football.
Dusty Saunders of the Rocky Mountain News talks about the Detroit Lions’ ugly showing on Thanksgiving.
Daniel Kaplan of the Sports Business Journal says the WTA Tour has tapped an NFL Network executive to sit on its advisory board.
The Sports Media Watch has some ratings news and notes.
Bruce Allen of Boston Sports Media Watch has the official WEEI announcement that pitcher Curt Schilling will be blogging for its website.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union has the TV schedule for the final week of college football.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times looks back at the weekend in televised sports.
Ryan Finley of the Arizona Daily Star writes that this Saturday’s Arizona-Arizona State game will be on both ESPN and Fox Sports Arizona.
Steve Duin of The Oregonian says point the finger at ESPN if you want to look at inequities in the BCS system.
Christopher Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media blog clears up some misconceptions raised by ESPN’s Sports Reporters program about a person who is not even involved in the BCS. And Chris says the biggest college football game this weekend is not the SEC nor or the Big 12 Championship.
Puck The Media says President-elect Barack Obama (by the way, Steve Lepore, that’s the correct title for Mr. Obama now, not Senator) may attend the NHL Winter Classic at Wrigley Field on New Year’s Day.
Nick Sloan of the Kansas City Kansan feels Billy Packer and Dick Vitale should not have been inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame.
David Goetzl of Mediapost says 2010 may be the last time you’ll see NHL players in the Winter Olympics.
The Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame will induct its Class of 2008 two weeks from tomorrow in New York.
That will do it for now. I’ll have Primetime and Late Night Viewing Picks coming up.
EDITED TO ADD (11:55 a.m.) – I reworked today’s links. If you visited right after I posted this entry, you’ll notice that this now looks a bit different and I grouped the links by subject. I also added Neil Best’s and Joe Favorito’s stories on the Plax mess and Christopher Byrne’s entries from his blog on college football. I figure I should disclose this in case you’re making multiple visits today. If this is your first visit, then never mind.