We have some links to provide this evening. And since I’m in the final days of not having a TV, I can concentrate on them without distractions.
Starting with Richard Sandomir of the New York Times, he looks at what Versus would look like under NBC’s watch.
Stuart Levine of Variety says ESPN has set a launch date for its Los Angeles-centric website.
Writing for USA Today, WUSA-TV sports anchor Brett Haber is disgusted by the media coverage of Tiger Woods.
Hal Bodecker of the Orlando Sentinel looks at the TV coverage, both local and national, of the Tiger Woods story.
Doug Ferguson of the Associated Press is at Tiger’s tournament, the one he’s not attending, and he says the talk is all about Woods.
The AP reports that an ESPN executive is on the bid committee to bring the World Cup to the US either in 2018 or 2022.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner writes that ESPN2 will have coverage of the World Cup Draw on Friday.
David Goetzl of MediaPost says Audi is commissioning a film on the US Ski team that will be aired on three NBC networks leading up to the Winter Olympics.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell gives three predictions for sports business and media in 2010.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk says the NFL could face some pressure for additional outlets for the Cowboys-Saints game in Week 15 as the game is on NFL Network.
Mark Bowman of MLB.com says Chip Caray could find himself as the every day TV voice of the Atlanta Braves once again.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union has some various TV and radio notes.
Pete also has the college football bowl schedule.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette says a local radio station picks up the SEC Championship this Saturday.
The Washington Times’ Tim Lemke and the great Maury Brown from the Biz of Sports websites talk about various issues including the Yankees, sports stadia and steroids.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer would like to see the late Reds announcer Joe Nuxhall be inducted into the broadcasters’ wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has the college football TV schedule.
Tom writes that NFL Week 13 begins in Canada and ends in Green Bay.
Tom says Vin Scully is back for another year with the Dodgers.
Tom looks at the new Versus reality show featuring Junior Seau doing odd sports jobs.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star says the Grey Cup topped the ratings in Canada.
The Sports Media Watch notes that college football on ESPN beat the NFL on NFL Network on Thanksgiving night, but there’s a good reason for that.
SMW has some NBA ratings news and notes.
SMW looks at various college football ratings.
SMW has more ratings news and notes.
SMW says Fox had a strong number for its late NFL doubleheader game last Sunday.
And SMW writes that Sunday Night Football experienced a ratings bump.
The Big Lead is perplexed that Steven A. Smith is once again at odds with the Philadelphia Inquirer shortly after the newspaper took him back.
Steve Lepore at Puck The Media says CBC’s Ron MacLean should shoulder some of the blame for the verbal fisticuffs on the Hotstove on Hockey Night in Canada.
Steve notices that the person in the middle of those verbal fisticuffs, analyst Mike Milbury, will not be on the Hotstove panel this week.
John Daly of the Daly Planet NASCAR blog engages readers on what should be the fate of the long-in-tooth This Week in NASCAR program.
Sarah Spain at Chicago Now notices a controversy a brewin’ over who’s really Chicago’s Sexiest Athlete.
Matthew Coller at the Biz of Football wonders if after one season the UFL is already on life support.
We’re done. Press releases are coming next.