Giving you some links while I’m working at the home office today. That’s no fun working on a Saturday, but we do what we gotta do to eat.
We start with what broke last night out in Los Angeles, that the TV announcing team for the Clippers, Ralph Lawler and Michael Smith were suspended by Fox Sports Net for last night’s game following comments they made earlier in the week about Iranian-born Memphis Grizzlies center Hamed Haddadi. Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times who’s had a good week in breaking stories is on top of this one.
Lisa Dilman of the Times gets a couple of Clippers’ players reaction to the suspension.
One more story from the Times. Meg James in the paper’s Company Town blog writes that Comcast’s purchase of NBC Universal has hit a snag over General Electric’s and Vivendi’s bickering over the value of the 20% Venendi owns of NBCU.
Heading back to the East Coast, Richard Sandomir writes for the New York Times that the Manny Pacquaio-Miguel Cotto bout was a pay per view hit for HBO.
The New York Post’s Page Six is all over the firing of two ESPN executives whose affair was made public by both Deadspin and the Post.
Alan Pergament of the Buffalo News says NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football schedule isn’t all that attractive.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner writes that ABC, ESPN2 and Speed will be all over the final regular season NASCAR races.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News talks about football, the NFL Network and TV ratings.
Jerry Garcia of the San Antonio Express-News has his weekend viewing picks.
Colin Seymour of the San Francisco Examiner likes Screamin’ Gus Johnson on Showtime boxing.
Maury Brown of the Biz of Baseball has a primer on who can and cannot attend the Baseball Winter Meetings next month.
We’ll end the links there for now. If anything happens, you’ll know I’ll post it. I’m also working so I’ll do my best to stay on top of things.