Let’s give you some links while I can. I have a busy day at work so I’ll get these up.
Writing for the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, Dave Kindred gives you some more sportswriting do’s and don’ts.
The Nielsen Wire blog says loyal markets will be viewing the BCS National Championship Game tonight.
Todd Spangler of Multichannel News says Sony becomes an official sponsor of ESPN 3D.
Speaking of 3-D, DirecTV will launch three channels in 3-D and partner with Fox to air the MLB All-Star Game in 3-D.
Anthony Crupi of Mediaweek writes that ESPN started the New Year on a high note.
Stuart Levine of Variety says the NFL’s TV partners all had record ratings and viewership for the NFL regular season.
Dan Levy of On The DL writes in The Sporting News says an employee for the Philadelphia Eagles website spit on the Dallas Cowboys star. Not smart.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times writes that analyst David Cone is leaving the YES Network.
Richard says five weeks after canning Chip Caray, TBS is still looking for a play-by-play man for its regular and postseason MLB packages.
And Richard writes about Tennis Channel’s FCC complaint against Comcast.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News feels Jets coach Rex Ryan has a potential future on TV.
Pete Dougherty from the Albany Times Union says MSG and Time Warner Cable will be part of the network airing the AHL All-Star Game.
Laura Nachman says Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia will be all over the Eagles-Cowboys NFL Wild Card Playoff game this Saturday.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner talks with ESPN/ABC’s Brent Musburger about Big Ten expansion and the BCS Championship Game.
Dave McKenna of the Washington City Paper says the late George Michael was the King of Checkbook Journalism.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News looks at the TV ratings for recent bowl games.
W. Scott Bailey of the San Antonio Business Journal says the Alamo Bowl drew its top audience for ESPN.
WKOW-TV in Madison, WI talks with ESPN’s Kenny Mayne who’s in Green Bay to do one of his schticky stories for Sunday NFL Countdown.
Jim O’Connell of the Chicago Sun-Times talks with Brent Musburger about his Windy City newspaper roots.
Phil Rosenthal from the Chicago Tribune writes that the former producer of Mike North’s Monsters in the Morning program is being hired full-time by Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
Ed Sherman from Crain’s Chicago Business says the producer may be part of a new morning show on Comcast SportsNet.
Daniel Lee of the Indianapolis Star talks with Fox Sports Indiana studio host Stacy Paetz.
The Los Angeles Daily News’ Tom Hoffarth can’t believe the speculation over Rory Markas’ successor for the Angels’ play-by-play spot.
Brian T. Smith of The Columbian (OR) reports that Comcast is opposed to a plan to put Portland Trail Blazers games on the internet.
Bruce Dowbiggin from the Toronto Globe and Mail wonders if sports radio talk show callers are a dying breed.
Chris Zelkovich in the Toronto Star says TSN did well in its production of the World Junior Hockey Championships.
William Houston of Truth & Rumours says the gold medal game of the World Jrs. drew a big audience for TSN.
Sports Media Watch has the weekend overnight ratings.
SMW also has some ratings news.
At Puck The Media, Steve Lepore says NBC has already made a time change for its NHL Game of the Week on Super Bowl Sunday.
Gillian Reagan of the Silicon Valley Insider says Comcast is talking with ESPN to pick up its 3D channel.
MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann remembers the late Rory Markas.
Milton Kent of Fanhouse gives out his “Super 7″ announcing awards.
We have Len Berman’s Top 5 Sports stories today.