After helping Dad to meet the deadline, I’m now free to do some links for you. Let’s get to them.
Starting with the Sports Business Daily, the publication takes a look at how the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the NFL v. American Needle case could have widespread effects on the league’s labor negotiations.
Writing for the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, Jason Fry says the Washington Times made a huge mistake in not maintaining at least an online sports presence when it cut its entire sports staff.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today writes that despite some uncompetitive games this weekend, the NFL still draws eyeballs to the screen.
The Associated Press reports that CBS has actually dropped rates for Super Bowl XLIV.
Lauren Hatch of the Silicon Alley Insider says the rate drop has only happened once before.
David Goetzl of MediaPost says the Super Bowl will see some new advertisers this year.
Aimee Picchi of Daily Finance notes there will be more commercial time to fill in the Super Bowl.
Claire Atkinson from Broadcasting & Cable says NBC used $42 million worth of ad time in Super Bowl XLIII to promote its late night lineup of Jay Leno at 10 p.m. and Conan O’Brien at 11:35 p.m. which is now seen as a big waste of money.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell writes that U.S. Open champ Kim Clijsters has signed a new shoe and apparel deal with Fila.
The New York Post’s Phil Mushnick who hated everybody including small children on Sunday is certainly not in a better mood today after berating NBC for its coverage of the Jets-Cincinnati game.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union writes that NBC and USA Network will air six Kentucky Derby prep races leading up to the “Run for the Roses.”
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner says the Ravens made a statement against the Patriots on Sunday.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times looks at the Pete Carroll to Seattle decision and NBC’s production of the Jets-Cincinnati NFL Wild Card playoff along with several other subjects from the weekend.
The Dallas Morning News’ Barry Horn says the Eagles-Cowboys game earned great ratings especially in the Metroplex.
Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business has a look at the local company that’s spearheading the U.S. Supreme Court case against the NFL.
Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes that Fox’s analysts were at a loss for words to describe the lack of defense in the Green Bay-Arizona game.
To the Denver Post and Dusty Saunders who writes that the NFL continues to rack up the ratings.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has your SoCal sports calendar for the week.
In the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Casey McNerthney writes that the original radio voice of the Super Sonics, Bob Blackburn, passed away last week.
Bruce Dowbiggin in today’s Toronto Globe and Mail rates the Sunday NFL pregame shows.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star misses NBC’s Cris Collinsworth on the early Saturday Wild Card playoff game.
Bill Gorman of TVbytheNumbers says the NFL overrun helped to guide Fox to a primetime win last night.
Len Berman has his top 5 sports stories at the Huffington Post.
Mike Woitalia of Soccer America notes that a dispute between Univision and Telemundo prevented the US from playing a “friendly” match against Mexico in the Rose Bowl.
John Daly of the Daly Planet looks at History Channel’s Madhouse short track racing reality series.
The 700 Level blog looks at a Northwestern University computer program that would generate a story based on the box score and written play-by-play of a game. That’s a bit scary.
And that’s going to do it for today.