Here at Chez Fang’s Bites, the New Year got off to a bang when my boiler went out. So it’s cold, but thankfully, the boiler repairman who advertises 24/7 emergency service has already been here, but as he needs some parts, I wait so I’ll give you some links. This was unexpected, but what was an a surprise turns out to be a bonus for you.
Starting with Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News, he writes that Fox and Time Warner Cable continue to negotiate on retransmission while keeping all channels on the provider for now.
The Boston Globe’s Chad Finn writes that 2009 was the year the sports media landscape changed.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union says Time Warner Sports will be a big part of the syndicated Big East Game of the Week package.
Pete says ESPN/ABC is hoping lightning can strike twice for the BCS.
Jim Williams from the Washington Examiner talks with Brent Musberger about his Rose Bowl assignment.
New Year’s Day is supposed to be a happy time, but for the 25 staffers of the Washington Times, it’s a sad day as it marks the final sports section for the paper. I’ll link you to some stories from there.
Veteran reporter Dan Daly writes the eulogy for the sports department.
Gene Mueller says he’s had to write goodbye’s before, but they are always hard to do.
The Times looks back at some of the highlights from the last 27 years of coverage.
Long time Redskins beat writer David Elfin bids his readers adieu.
Corey Masisak also says goodbye.
Ben Goessling is grateful for his time at the Washington Times.
Ryan O’Halloran says it’s time to close up shop.
And Patrick Stevens signs off.
Tim Lemke looks at what the next decade will bring for sports on TV.
In his blog, Tim provides you with blogs of former Times sports writers for you to bookmark.
Sad to see a very solid sports department leave us, but sign of the times.
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald has ten things we can live without on sports TV in 2010.
Sarah Talalay at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel looks at a decade of sports business stories from the region.
Dan Caesar of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch looks at the biggest stories in St. Louis sports media.
Jay Posner of the San Diego Union-Tribune talks with Fox’s John Lynch about the Chargers.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News dreads seeing TMZ Sports.
Tom shares some more thoughts on TMZ Sports in his blog.
Evan Weiner at Examiner.com looks at MLB possibly entering the San Jose market.
From the Toronto Globe and Mail, Bruce Dowbiggin takes a look at how Tiger Woods will be treated when he returns to golf.
Chris Zelkovich in the Toronto Star says CBC would like to see the NHL Winter Classic played in Canada and soon.
Chris says one of ESPN’s announcers for the International Bowl gets to call the assignment from home on Saturday.
William Houston in Truth & Rumours discusses how the Maple Leafs are treated on sports radio.
The Sports Media Watch has the five biggest NFL stories over the last ten years.
SMW gives us the worst in sports broadcasting from 2000-09.
SMW also provides the top rated games in each of the major sports followed in the US.
Finally, SMW gives you the decade in review in ten minutes.
The Big Lead provides you with the Who’s In/Who’s Out List for 2010.
From the Biz of Baseball, Maury Brown says one of the hardest working writers for Baseball Prospectus has left the publication.
That will do it for your New Year’s Day. I wasn’t expecting to do these, but they’re definitely your gain.