It’s Monday and already some breaking news occurred. We learned that Awful Announcing is back up and running which is a good thing. I hope it’ll remain.
So with that in our back pocket, let’s do some linkage.
Starting with the Morning Buzz at Sports Business Daily which looks at the carriage negotiations between Time Warner Cable and Disney.
At the Sports Business Journal, John Ourand writes about the progress of ad sales for the NFL’s TV partners.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand looks at some of the new bells and whistles you’ll see at the US Open which begins today on ESPN2 and Tennis Channel.
Sean Leahy at USA Today’s The Huddle blog notes that Brad Pitt will narrate NFL Network’s America’s Game documentary on the New Orleans Saints. I’m sure you get the connection.
Jason Fry at the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center wonders where’s the outrage for a Toronto Star reporter for speculating about Jose Bautista’s sudden power surge where blogger Jerod Morris of Midwest Sports Fans caught grief last year for wondering about Raul Ibanez.
Over to The Sports COMMENTary site where former CNN correspondent Marc Watts lists the five best football TV analysts today.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says Westin Hotels is showing how to do an endorsement deal.
The New York Post’s Phil Mushnick doesn’t think humor is the way to treat the Jets’ Antonio Cromartie who has fathered 8 children.
Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog noticed that DC NFL team cornerback made Comcast SportsNet’s Kelli Johnson take off her heels.
To Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times who looks at the weekend in TV sports.
Sarah Talalay of the South Florida Sun Sentinel says the Florida Panthers are selling sponsorships to for the seat coverings on the upper level of its arena.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes that peace is almost at hand between Time Warner Cable and ESPN.
Ed Sherman at Crain’s Chicago Business talks with former local talk show host Mike North who’s about to join Fox Sports Radio.
Phil Rosenthal at the Chicago Tribune looks at the final installment of the local morning sports and business show on the local CBS affiliate.
Dusty Saunders at the Denver Post says it’ll be harder to find this weekend’s Colorado-Colorado State game on TV.
Tom Hoffarth at the Los Angeles Daily News has the sports calendar for this week.
Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail feels the NHL should get a slice of the Olympic revenue pie for having its players participate in the Winter Games.
Chris Zelkovich in the Toronto Star criticizes CBC for failing to get the job done in covering the Canadian Women’s Open.
Joe Favorito says the New Jersey Devils are doing the right thing in bring their brand to fans.
I’ve written a post at Press Coverage on the aging of our play-by-play announcers and the lack of young talent on the horizon.
And that’s it for now.