Let’s give you some linkage on this Sunday.
The Boston Herald’s Inside Track girls report that Comcast SportNet New England fired a freelance blogger for um.. revealing too much about her locker room encounters with the Bruins to Deadspin.
And the blogger gives her side of the story to Barstool Sports.
Owen Canfield of the Hartford Courant writes that both Dick Vitale and Lou Holtz are truly good guys.
Starting with Phil Mushnick of the New York Post, he reviews the inaugural program that will kick off the MLB Network on New Year’s Day.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News writes that if the Jets lose today, it will just be the tip of the iceberg.
Laura Nachman says TNT’s Charles Barkley mentioned a Philly TV sports anchor who’s suffering from prostate cancer. And Laura says Comcast SportsNet Phillies analyst Mitch Williams is joining the MLB Network.
Dave Weekley of the Charleston (WV) Gazette discusses the upcoming launch of the MLB Network.
Mark Newman of MLB.com gives you ten reasons why you should watch the MLB Network.
Maury Brown of the Biz of Baseball has compiled a list of cable channel assignments for the MLB Network in various major markets. And Maury writes that the New York Times is courting someone to buy its 17% stake of the Boston Red Sox.
Doug Nye of The State says Clemson’s upset of Nebraska in the Orange Bowl in 1982 put the school on the nation’s radar.
Keith Thibeault of the Sports Media Journal discusses Mark Cuban’s plan to save newspapers.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News also talks about Cuban’s idea. And Barry was startled to hear NFL Network’s Sterling Sharpe say that the Cowboys should not put the ball in Tony Romo’s hands. And Barry says CBS and Fox should provide whiparound coverage of the NFL today.
Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain Dealer says the various NFL TV partners have opened up new employment opportunities for coaches.
The Los Angeles Times offers the Greatest Games Ever in each respective sport and Diane Pucin has her choice for sports broadcast (scroll down).
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News lists the notable passings in sports for 2008 to date.
The Sports Media Watch starts to look back at the Year in Sports and the blog starts off with the Arena Football League. Then, the SMW reviews what happened this year to the WNBA. And finally, the SMW takes a hard look at the business moves conducted by the Indy Racing League this year.
Puck The Media has another round in its NHL Tournament of Announcers.
Joe Favorito praises one horse owner’s promotional campaign for Horse of the Year.
That will do it for now.