Got some linkage for you today. Also expecting the final NFL TV partner press releases for Championship Sunday and you’ll see that here. Let’s do the links as I have a lot of work to do today.
Starting with Dave Kindred writing for the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center explores the right and wrong way to interview subjects.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell wonders whether or not stadium naming rights deals are good.
Darren discussed this next topic on the Dan Patrick Show regarding Nike reducing Tiger Woods’ presence on its website.
Alex Weprin of Broadcasting & Cable writes that YouTube will stream live cricket events around the world, except in the United States.
R. Thomas Umstead of Multichannel News says HBO will distribute a pay per view boxing match on May 13 involving Manny Pacquiao, but it won’t involve Floyd Mayweather.
Steve McClellan of Adweek looks at the new Nielsen survey showing 51% of those polled prefer watching Super Bowl ads than the game itself.
Etan Vlessing of the Hollywood Reporter writes that British Columbia is looking to attract American tourists to Vancouver once the Winter Olympics end.
David Goeztl of MediaPost has NBC Sports Emperor and Jay Leno Hatchet Man Dick Ebersol frustrated over the reveal that the network will lose $200 million on the Vancouver Winter Olympics.
Annie Barrett of Entertainment Weekly recaps Ebersol’s uncomfortable appearance on the Colbert Report last night.
Alan Pergament of the Buffalo News says Verizon Fios subscribers might finally gain access to regional sports networks that they had been blocked from watching.
Keith Groller of the Allentown (PA) Morning Call has some radio and TV news and notes.
Laura Nachman says Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia is expanding its 76ers coverage.
MASN has released its 2010 Baltimore Orioles schedule.
Tim Lemke looks at the New York Times’ announcement that its creating a pay wall in 2011.
Tracee Hamilton in the Washington Post feels expanding the NCAA Tournament at the whims of ESPN’s money is not a good idea.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner says NFL Network will air Super Bowl III in its entirety this Saturday.
Sarah Talalay of the South Florida Sun Sentinel explores the evolution of the new name of the Miami Dolphins stadium.
Ken Rogers of the Dothan (AL) Eagle finds legendary NBC Sports and ESPN original announcer Jim Simpson to discuss his calling Super Bowl I for the old NBC Radio.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle transcribes Bryant Gumbel’s extremely strong commentary on steroids at the end of this week’s Real Sports in which he lumped some MLB players with known and suspected users.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Brett Favre achieved another amazing feat last Sunday.
Jim O’Donnell in the Chicago Sun-Times speculates on which Super Bowl matchup would draw the best ratings for CBS.
Vince Horiuchi of the Salt Lake Tribune talks about the advent of 3-D TV this summer.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News looks at the next set of documentaries in ESPN’s 30 for 30 series.
Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times says Universal Sports will have live coverage of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships tonight.
The Toronto Globe and Mail looks at the unveiling of the Olympics Broadcasting Consortium theme.
And James Bradshaw of the Globe and Mail says the new theme song was a long time in the making.
The Sports Media Watch says Saturday night’s Ravens-Colts game drew good ratings for CBS.
And SMW says Jets-Chargers drew over 35 million viewers.
SMW tells us TNT drew low ratings for Orlando-LA Lakers on Monday.
Christopher Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media is troubled by the firing of a Sun Sports sideline reporter in the wake of him being charged in child pornography distribution.
Jay Busbee in Yahoo’s From the Marbles blog says NASCAR and the media need to mend fences.
John Daly of the Daly Planet looks at a NASCAR team owner blasting ESPN and Fox for the sport’s ratings tumble and lackluster fan enthusiasm last season.
Jeff Bakalar of CNET speculates on whether ESPN will be streaming sports on the Microsoft Xbox gaming system.
And that’s all for now.