Time for me to give you links. Got a late start so let’s get cracking on links.
I do want to thank Peter Lukas of the Uni Watch blog for linking to my Peter Puck post yesterday. It brought me a lot of new traffic to Fang’s Bites and if you’re here due to Uni Watch, welcome aboard.
I forgot to link to Sports Business Journal stories yesterday so I’ll give you some links today.
Jon Show of the SBJ writes that LPGA Tournaments are trying to get details of the new deal wtih the Golf Channel.
Jon says NBC and Golf Digest are expanding their programming relationship.
John Ourand and Michael Smith say the ACC has brought in a consultant to help handle its media rights negotiations.
And Daniel Kaplan says the NFL still had former commissioner Paul Tagliabue on its payroll as of last year.
Newsday’s Neil Best has Tony Kornheiser’s sarcastic statements about taking drugs when he was a young and naive sportswriter. Neil says New York may have loved the Oscars, but the ratings still were not as high as the Super Bowl. Neil also did a live chat today.
The New York Daily News’ Bob Raissman writes that Mets manager Jerry Manuel has been making news during Spring Training.
Laura Nachman writes that a Philadelphia sportscaster will appear on Sirius XM’s Catholic channel to talk about being a bone marrow donor.
Ken McMillan of the Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record says baseball is back on TV.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell talks about Bo Jackson going into banking. Darren looks into attendance clauses that are written into certain contracts. Darren says Mickey Mantle’s infamous F-bomb ball is going on sale. Darren has found five sports teams that don’t market St. Patrick’s Day gear. Darren says the Yankees should find a way to use Phil Coke’s name to help market its deal with Coca Cola. Darren says Tiger Woods will have a different sponsor on his golf bag this week. And Darren tells us that Michael Phelps will speak at a corporate event today, but was asked not to show up at three other events.
Keith Groller of the Allentown (PA) Morning Call says Tiger Woods is back to save golf.
Ray Frager of the Baltimore Sun recaps an interview with former Raven Chris McAlister.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News talks with Stars voice Ralph Strangis about the sad story of wrestler Verne Gagne. Barry says the MLB Network will air a documentary on Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton. Barry writes the Cowboys have still not resolved potential conflicts with its new flagship radio station.
Mel Bracht of the Daily Oklahoman says NFL Network will air a program on Deion Sanders’ tutoring of college players.
Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business says Tiger Woods is returning just in a nick of time for the PGA Tour.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News says the Sports Museuem of Los Angeles is closing for the winter.
John Ryan of the San Jose Mercury News reports that the Oakland A’s might not have 145 games on Comcast SportsNet California carried on DirecTV as the two companies are locked in what? If you guessed a money dispute, then you would be right.
Michael Malone of Broadcasting & Cable says ESPN is shedding more details on its Chicago-centric web site.
Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News says NHL Network will be offering a free preview next week.
The Sports Media Watch says the PGA Tour’s ratings went up just in time for Tiger’s return. The NHL’s ratings did go up slightly from last year. The SMW says NASCAR’s ratings fell on Sunday. SMW says TNT’s Charles Barkley will serve a ten day prison sentence in March that will force him to miss work. And the SMW notes the NBA on ABC drew decent ratings on Sunday.
The Big Lead says ESPN’s Bill Simmons is still whining about not being allowed to appear on non-ESPN affiliated radio stations.
Steve Lepore at Puck The Media notes the five best games that NBC has passed on during the the last three years.
The great Christopher Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media blog looks at ESPNU’s airing of the West Point Brigade Boxing Finals tonight.
And that’s going to do it.