I’m going to provide a few links during this overnight period. Trying to make up for the lack of links over the last week or so.
The Smoking Gun has the court documents filed earlier this week alleging that convicted stalker and scumbag Michael Barrett not only was following Erin Andrews, but apparently 30 other female sports reporters and TV personalities. Thanks to The Big Lead for the link.
Eric Deggans of the St. Petersburg Times writes for the Indiana University National Journalism Center regarding the perfect storm that led to record ratings for the Super Bowl.
Mike Farrell of Multichannel News reports that Disney Company CEO Robert Iger is going to seek higher cable fees for ESPN. Here’s a story that will bear watching as cable providers may balk at higher prices to carry the Alleged Worldwide Leader.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel writes that the dispute between DirecTV and Versus could prevent subscribers from seeing the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Anthony Crupi of Mediaweek says CBS set a record for Super Bowl ad time by cramming in almost 48 minutes of commercials during the game.
Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog says Sunday’s Penguins-Capitals game on NBC drew very good numbers for the NHL.
From the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times, Olympics reporter Philip Hersh says Vancouver’s natural beauty makes it hard for him to do his job.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News says it’s no surprise that Brooklyn Decker was chosen to adorn this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Eric Lacitis of the Seattle Times writes about the local NBC affiliate which is treating the Vancouver Olympics as a local story and is spending the resources to do so.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star says it should be no surprise that the Super Bowl did well in Canada on Sunday.
In Truth & Rumours, William Houston writes that NBC will have its share of Canadians in its on-air staff.
The Sports Media Watch has the weekend overnight ratings.
Steve Lepore of Puck The Media would like the posturing between DirecTV and Versus to end.
I’ll end there for now. Back tomorrow morning with more linkage. Enjoy your snow day.