Since Friday, I’ve been all over the place and haven’t been able to provide linkage for you and I’m currently suck at work right now so I can’t watch the AFC Championship and will probably miss a good portion of the NFC Championship. That’s what happens when the blog is not the full time job. As much as I would like it to be, I can’t right now. That’s unless I get some decent advertising so if you’re a network or sports media industry company and would like to place an ad to reach 50,000 unique viewers a month, by all means contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ok, a few links then I have to focus on work.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times has a fascinating story on when local AFL or NFL teams were blacked out of their local markets even if the game had sold out hours or days in advance. Hard to believe today.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News predicts what will be said on the NFL pregame shows today.
We all know, Phil Mushnick of the New York Post, you hate WFAN’s Mike Francesa. This type of column is boring and old. Move on to something else.
Laura Nachman talks to a media consultant who has to subscribe to cable to get Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia and DirecTV to get NFL Sunday Ticket and hopes a new FCC ruling will help to end the madness.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner talks with NFL Network studio analysts Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin.
Tim Lemke is happy the FCC shot down a loophole Comcast was utilizing to prevent competitors from carrying Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.
Sarah Talalay of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reviews Steve Ross’ first year as majority owner of the Miami Dolphins.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, sports business writer Don Walker gives us a first look at Brett Favre’s new Sears ad which debuts today and he has Prince’s awful new Vikings fight song. I love Prince and no one is a bigger fan of Purple Rain, Let’s Go Crazy, Get Off, Cream and I Would Die 4 U than me, but that fight song is hideous.
Also from the Journal Sentinel, Bob Wolfley has NFL Network’s Deion Sanders singing the praises of Packers cornerback Al Harris.
Artie Gigantino of the San Francisco Chronicle is looking forward to NFL Championship Sunday.
William Houston of Truth & Rumours says CBC’s Ron MacLean tried to wrap up the Alex Burrows controvery.
Here are the Weekend Ratings Predictions from the Sports Media Watch.
Chris Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media says the networks aired a lot of sports programming in 2009.
Thanks to Chris for honoring Southeastern New England media magnate Keith Thibault and I for the Sports Media Weekly podcast.
Chris also honors the best college sports Online Media Guide.
Deadspin looks at Sean Salisbury’s admission that yes, he took cell phone pics of his private parts and displayed them proud as a peacock.
I’ll have to end there. Back with Sunday NFL pregame quotage as it becomes available.