It looks like this will be a late night for me. I’m going to finish my review of Real Sports from Tuesday and I want to give you some links before the night is finished. Here we go.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell is into his Elite Eight in his “As Seen On TV” products tournament.
Maury Brown of The Biz of Baseball has the apparent winner of the Chicago Cubs sweepstakes. Maury reports that the Houston Astros have announced a deal to remain on Clear Channel flagship KTRH for at least four more seasons.
Shane Bacon of the AOL Fanhouse blog talks with A.J. Daulerio of Deadspin about ESPN quoting Deadspin as a source about Mark McGwire’s brother injecting him with steroids.
Thanks to Bob Ekstrom at the Boston Sports Media Watch for this link. Mike Petraglia of WEEI.com explains that the CBS Scene restaurant next to Gillete Stadium played a big role in the Patriots moving its programming from ABC affiliate WCVB to CBS-owned WBZ and WSBK.
Thanks to Friend of Fang’s Bites Ian Bethune of the Sox & Dawg blog, the great Art Martone of the Providence Journal has the list of Red Sox Spring Training games to be carried by both NESN and radio flagship WRKO.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News talks with former Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin about his new reality show.
LeAnna Kosub of the San Antonio Express-News has another sports radio victim of the Clear Channel nationwide personnel purge.
Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic says the Diamondbacks has cut its Spanish language TV broadcasts for the time being.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News writes that Versus plans to ride Lance Armstrong’s coattails during the Tour of California next month. Tom has a preview of his Friday column which is about his tagging with the TNT crew during its telecast of the Cavs-Lakers game on MLK Day.
Kevin Dunleavy of the DC Examiner went inside the TNT truck for the Celtics-Wizards game on Monday.
Steve DeClue of the Baltimore Sports Examiner is not happy to have Anita Marks back for one more year.
Despite my requests for college basketball press releases from CBS Sports, I still don’t receive them and I have to depend on the CBSSports.com site to link you to the network’s coverage for this weekend.
Tim Lemke of the Washington Times has an in-depth look at the Capitals’ TV ratings.
Steve Lepore’s Puck The Media blog has the highlights of a Versus media conference call about the channel’s coverage of Sunday’s NHL All-Star Game. And Steve has CBC’s press release about its All-Star Game coverage.
From the Nielsen TV blog, it shows that moving the NHL All-Star Game away from direct competition from football turned out to be a good idea for the ratings.
Ron Judd of the Seattle Times writes that Universal Sports is picking up coverage of one of alpine skiing’s most famous events this weekend.
Larry Barrett of Multichannel TV says GolTV has acquired the US and Canadian rights to the top Brazilian Soccer League.
Alex Marvez of the Scripps Howard News Service talks with former WWE personality-turned ESPNews anchor Jonathan “Coach” Coachman.
Peter Svensson of the Associated Press has some tips for you in case you want to buy that HDTV set in time for the Super Bowl.
Andy Scheidler of the Franklin (NC) Press suggests you watch the Australian Open to help your warm up during this cold winter.
Ok, that’s going to do it. Back tomorrow with more links. In the meantime, look for the Real Sports review up in about a couple of hours.