I’m at work once again. I still can’t watch or listen to the NFL playoff games today. I’m really thrilled. I will give you some links today.
Starting with Richard Sandomir of the New York Times who was less than enthralled with NBC’s broadcast team of Tom Hammond, Joe Theismann and Joe Gibbs during yesterday’s Jets-Bengals game. If you read on Twitter, this threesome was not popular at all.
Also in the Times, Edward Wyatt reporting from the Television Critics Association winter press tour says NBC Sports is looking at losses from the Winter Olympics.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News feels Giants owner John Mara’s tirade against his team can only help ticket sales for the new stadium. Bob really finds little things to harp on, doesn’t he?
Phil Mushnick of the New York Post decides that he’s going to hate everyone including small children today.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union says Cowboys QB Tony Romo gave NBC a nice plug for Saturday Night Live during last night’s Wild Card playoff postgame coverage.
Mike Organ of the Tennessean has TNT NASCAR analyst Kyle Petty ripping Danica Patrick’s move to NASCAR.
Jerry Tipton of the Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader talks with ESPN college basketball analyst Jimmy Dykes about the SEC.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News wonders what the Cowboys will do for bulletin board material now that NBC is finished for the NFL season.
Brad Keller of the Greenville (TX) Herald-Banner writes that a a local cable provider is ready to drop the NFL Network over subscriber fees.
Artie Gigantino from the San Francisco Examiner has a bunch of topics to cover today.
The San Diego Union-Tribune feels Joe Theismann was a bit rusty on NFL rules after being three years away from the broadcast booth.
In the Toronto Globe and Mail, Stephen Brunt looks at how the way we attend sports and watch sports on TV will continue to evolve in the next decade THAT BEGINS IN 2011, NOT IN 2010.
From the Hollywood Reporter, James Hibberd’s The Live Feed blog has NBC Sports Emperor Dick Ebersol freely admitting that the network will lose money on the Winter Olympics.
Todd Spangler from Multichannel News wonders if viewers and consumers will even want to watch events in 3-D.
Ben Grossman of Broadcasting & Cable talks with veteran soccer play-by-play Martin Tyler who will lead ESPN’s coverage of the World Cup this summer.
In Truth & Rumours, William Houston discusses how a preemptive strike against the Russian KHL would help the NHL conquer Europe.
The Sports Media Watch has the ratings of every single NFL game this season. Lots of work. Good job.
SMW also has its weekend ratings predictions.
The great John Daly at the Daly Planet NASCAR TV blog looks at how ESPN 3D might impact NASCAR and its fans.
Joe Favorito warns colleges and universities who try to control their own message regarding their sports programs, be careful what you wish for.
And we’re gong to end it there. I’ll have NFL pregame quotage, provided that CBS and Fox cooperate. I already have NFL Network’s quotes from this morning.