Let’s do the linkage for today.
From the Sports Business Journal, John Ourand has some predictions for sports television in 2010.
Monday’s Sports Business Daily explores whether Tiger Woods’ brand is completely damaged from the news of his various dalliances.
Today’s Sports Business Daily has comments from former CBS Sports president Neil Pilson saying 2010 will be a very tumultuous year for sports television.
Barbara De Lollis of USA Today’s Hotel Check In blog says Erin Andrews will starting speaking out about hotel safety after her stalker pleads guilty later today in Federal Court.
Writing for the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, Eric Deggans of the St. Petersburg Times takes a closer look at Steven A. Smith’s deals with the Philadelphia Inquirer, Fox Sports.com and his own website.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says a businessman from Communist China is close to buying into the Cleveland Cavaliers and close to calling them the Cleveland Communists. I keed, but having Communist China buying into the NBA is not good.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News says Giants radio analyst Carl Banks doesn’t mince words about the team’s pitiful defensive play.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union says NBC and the NFL will keep Dallas-Washington in the Sunday night primetime slot for Week 16.
Pete says Eagles-Giants gave NBC a nice ratings boost on Sunday.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette has some baseball TV news for you.
Ken McMillan from the Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record writes that Army-Navy got a nice ratings bump.
Keith Groller of the Allentown (PA) Morning Call says Eagles-Giants gave NBC good ratings on Sunday night.
Laura Nachman notes that the Eagles’ game against Denver has been moved to the late afternoon slot in NFL Week 16.
The Washington Post’s Leonard Shapiro feels embarrassed that he didn’t know about Tiger Woods’ transgressions.
Sarah Talalay of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel writes that three area pro sports teams are offering holiday ticket deals.
Barry Horn from the Dallas Morning News writes that NFL Network’s Michael Irvin isn’t backing down from his claims that he would give up his Super Bowl rings for an undefeated season.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer says the audience for the Bengals game against the Vikings was relatively unchanged from the week before.
Ed Sherman in Crain’s Chicago Business says the Tiger mess could not have come at a worse time for the PGA Tour.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News says Accenture and sponsors who drop Tiger Woods are being hypocritical.
Shelby Grad in the Los Angeles Times says Erin Andrews is expected to be in court when her stalker pleads guilty to federal charges today.
Helene Elliot of the Times says Kings fans won’t be able to see the team’s games in Canada this week unless they have the NHL Centre Ice package.
William Houston in Truth & Rumours has the audio of Don Cherry throwing out “F” bombs when asked about the neurosurgeon who called him out earlier this week.
William says TSN got its best ratings ever for a curling telecast.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star is amazed at the ratings for curling.
Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail also writes about Don Cherry’s lashing out at a reporter.
Stuart Levine of Variety looks at former NBA coach Byron Scott being hired by ESPN as a studio analyst.
In Pro Football Talk, Mike Florio writes that ESPN’s Jon Grudin was at a Raiders reunion and was received very warmly.
Evan Weiner writes in Examiner.com that TMZ.com’s Harvey Levin has helped to ruin Tiger Woods and the PGA Tour.
The Sports Media Watch looks at the worst sports shows of the last ten years.
Chris Byrne is offering his White Paper on sports media practices for free.
The lovely Cameron Frye asks what in the hell happened to the Boston Bruins last night and why Peter Gammons was on NESN during the game.
I’m trying to find the whereabouts of this person.
I’m still looking for advertising.
The Big Lead says ESPN’s Steve Levy needs a haircut.
Speaking of ESPN, it’s relauched the SportsCenter microsite.
Kristine Leahy ends our links with The Five on WEEI.com.
That will do it for now.