Let’s do the links. Got a late start to the day and I’m still trying to catch up.
We start with Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch who gives us his Media Power Rankings for December.
The Sports Business Daily has the media roundup and reaction to the Bob Costas interview of Mark McGwire on MLB Network last night.
Terry Lefton of Sports Business Daily reports that Super Bowl XLIV will have an official pizza.
Tripp Mickle and Terry Lefton write in the Sports Business Journal that the NHL is now looking for the next step with the Winter Classic.
Writing for the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, Eric Deggans of the St. Petersburg Times feels neither Bob Costas nor Mark McGwire went far enough in their interview last night.
Michael Hiestand from USA Today has the ratings from various sports events on TV.
Brian Steinberg of Advertising Age looks at NBC’s expected financial losses from the Winter Olympics.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News says NBC Universal’s mun2 network which carried last year’s US-Mexico World Cup qualifying match is now going to leap into sports programming.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says Mark McGwire’s use of Andro as a cover for his steroids use turned out to be very profitable for two manufacturers.
Darren tells us that he’ll be hosting a CNBC documentary on the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
Jackie Majerus of the Bristol (CT) Press says ESPN is happy to see plans for a new housing development that would be built nearby its headquarters.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times writes that the Mark McGwire admission on MLB Network was the culmination of a strategy laid out by former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer.
Joe Drape of the Times says the networks of NBC Universal will air six prep races leading up to the Kentucky Derby.
The New York Daily News’ Bob Raissman feels Bob Costas wasn’t hard enough on McGwire.
Raissman also writes that Joe Gibbs practically disappeared during NBC’s broadcast of the Jets-Cincinnati game.
Keith Groller of the Allentown (PA) Morning Call says NBC’s Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth felt the Eagles’ pain as they were eliminated from the NFL playoffs.
Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writes that FSN Pittsburgh is now investigating itself for not sending all of its replays to the NHL offices regarding a disallowed goal during last week’s Flyers-Penguins game.
Jim Williams in the Washington Examiner wasn’t satisfied with Mark McGwire’s interview with MLB Network’s Bob Costas.
Tim Lemke catches up on some sports reading.
And Tim gives us his thoughts on the McGwire interview.
Sarah Talalay of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel says there’s going to be a four day Super Bowl-themed festival on South Beach leading up to the Big Game.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News says all four of the NFL Wild Card playoff games will be replayed in truncated form on Wednesday.
David Barron in the Houston Chronicle discusses a few subjects in his blog.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer says the Bengals got their highest ratings for their Wild Card playoff loss to the Jets on Saturday.
Ed Sherman in Crain’s Chicago Business feels Tiger Woods’ apology will be in a similar vein to the Mark McGwire interview last night.
Eric Kraushar of the Hutchinson (MN) Leader has Fox Sports North’s “Hockey Day in Minnesota” schedule.
The Arizona Daily Star’s Bruce Pascoe writes that a 12 season streak of televised games is coming to an end Thursday for the Arizona Wildcats.
Meg James of the Los Angeles Times writes that Fox Sports El Presidente del Mundo David Hill will get expanded duties under a new company streamlining plan.
William Houston of Truth & Rumours says a former Hockey Night in Canada producer and current employee of the Toronto Maple Leafs is laying the smack down on Don Cherry through Twitter.
The Sports Media Watch says thanks to the Ravens-Pats lead in, the Tennessee upset of Kansas did very well on CBS.
Chris Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media looks at the final ratings of each college bowl game.
Chris notes that ESPN’s New York local website is expected to launch in the spring.
Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo’s Puck Daddy blog says the NHL is investigating FSN Pittsburgh for not sending the league office in Toronto every possible replay of a controversial goal last week.
Joe Favorito says companies went for sports philanthropy to help spread their brands and message during a down economy.
Sox & Dawgs has video of Red Sox DH David Ortiz on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
And Len Berman gives us his top 5 sports stories in the Huffington Post.
We’re done for now.