Doing some linkage and my computer has been acting up on me. This is all connected with me falling asleep with the lights and my glasses on. I have a feeling I dropped my computer while asleep so I have to deal with it shutting off about seven times today. So while I deal with trying to stabilize the machine, I’ll do some linkage.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand talks about Peter Gammons leaving ESPN for the MLB Network.
Tom Singer of MLB.com looks at the Gammons move to MLB Network and MLB.com.
USA Today’s Mike McCarthy writes about Gatorade dropping a line of Tiger Woods-theme drinks before the Tiger Slam into a fire hydrant.
The Sports Business Daily looks at the latest Tiger Woods news including the lack of his TV ads since his scandal broke the day after Thanksgiving.
Reed Albergotti of the Wall Street Journal writes that Woods may not be getting the best PR advice.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says now is the time to buy Tiger Woods memorabilia.
Darren talks with Kobe Bryant about his new Nike shoe.
The Boston Globe’s Chad Finn writes about Peter Gammons’ decision to join NESN and the MLB Network.
The Boston Herald’s John Tomase and Michael Silverman also have a story about Gammons’ departure from ESPN.
Jessica Heslam of the Herald has a look at the sports radio ratings.
Will Leitch of New York Magazine wonders if the Tiger Woods story is changing sports journalism.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union is a bit surprised that NBC and the NFL chose to stand pat with its Sunday Night game in Week 15.
Ken McMillan of the Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record says up to 10 college bowl games will be on local sports radio this holiday season.
Ken says CBS Sports will have its top college football announcing team on Army-Navy this weekend.
Laura Nachman says another Philadelphia Inquirer reporter is moving to Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia’s upgraded website.
Sarah Talalay of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel writes that Orange Bowl officials as well as Miami tourism officials are hoping Iowa fans will make the trip to see their team in droves as they did in 2003.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News says it appears Josh Lewin will return to call the Texas Rangers on TV for next season and beyond.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle looks at the local ratings of the college football conference championships as well as high school football.
Over to Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business who wants to put an end to the Tiger Woods coverage.
Ed writes about a new website devoted to Chicago high school sports.
Ed looks at more shuffling between the Tribune and Sun-Times.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal writes that the Bucks get another shot on national TV this Friday.
Chicago Tribune Olympics reporter Philip Hersh says webcasts are no longer the bane of figure skating.
Barry Stavro of the Los Angeles Times writes that Lakers fans will hear some different voices on the radio calling games this weekend.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has the NFL TV schedule for Week 14.
Tom says the Bowl Championship Series is extremely unfair.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star looks at the battle between the mainstream sports media and the sports leagues.
William Houston of Truth & Rumours says the Tiger Woods story is inciting both thoughtful and stupid comments.
Glen Dickson of Broadcasting & Cable says the Cowboys will use its huge videoboard to conduct a 3-D test on Sunday during its game with the Chargers.
R. Thomas Umstead of Multichannel News writes that Spike’s Ultimate Fighter season finale drew its highest ratings to date.
Some NFL ratings from the Sports Media Watch.
First, Sunday Night’s Packers-Cardinals game did well for NBC.
Fox saw excellent ratings for Cowboys-Giants.
But CBS experienced a big drop for its regional coverage.
ESPN’s Monday Night Football did very well.
SMW wraps up the ratings from Week 12.
SMW has the weekend overnight ratings.
And the SMW talks with Kenny “The Jet” Smith of TNT’s Inside the NBA.
Chris Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media shows us the new face of Canadian sportscasting.
Emmett Jones of the Sports Business Digest has Ana Ivanovic’s dress for the Australian Open next month (it’s next month?!!!).
Maury Brown in the Biz of Baseball says Bloomberg is making a big push to get a foothold into baseball analytics.
We end with Kristine Leahy doing The Five on WEEI.com.
That’s it for now.