I was going to do these earlier, but got bogged down after finding some great music on YouTube. Maybe I’ll do a Videos of the Week down the road for the stuff I was playing on Twitter and personally. Anyway, let’s do a few links before I shut it down for the night.
Hannah Karp at the Wall Street Journal has a great article on how the NFL is gaining traction with the next generation of fans.
Marcus Vanderberg (For some reason, I think of Schenkenberg when I type Marcus’ name) of SportsNewser says the Detroit Lions may not be winners on the field, but certainly are when it comes to social media.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell wonders if the new adidas NBA jerseys are going to be a hit with the public.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union has the NFL Week 3 TV schedule for the New York Capital Region.
Pete also has the college football TV schedule for Week 4.
Over to Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette who says he just can’t stand Yankees radio voice John Sterling.
At the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Seth Rorabaugh writes that HBO is going to do a “Hard Knocks”-type series on the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals as they prepare for the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day. Thanks to Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo’s Puck Daddy for the link.
Tom Jones at the St. Petersburg Times says the Tampa Bay Rays may not be doing well in the Bronx this week, but their ratings on Sun Sports are through the roof.
Helene Elliot of the Los Angeles Times says the Kings will stream their first NHL preseason game on two sites.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News notes that Staples Center is unveiling a new HD scoreboard on Thursday.
Sports Media Watch says CBS received staggering ratings for its late afternoon NFL coverage in Week 2.
SMW says an early afternoon SEC matchup on ESPN last Saturday received high numbers.
SMW notes that ABC’s regional telecast of Texas-Texas Tech Saturday night got good numbers too.
John Daly at the Daly Planet looks at Versus carrying a NASCAR-themed show for a second season.
At Press Coverage, Dan Levy looks at ESPN’s planned LeBronathon Training Camp coverage.
I’ve written a post for Press Coverage on the yelling by NFL TV analysts.
Tim Cary got to go behind the scenes at the Big Ten Network for a big day of four football games being played at once.
Susan Shan writes an appreciation of the late Mike Celizic of MSNBC.com.
If you were a regular reader of the old Fire Joe Morgan blog, you’re aware that Ken Tremendous, dak, Junior and the guys targeted Celizic calling him “HatGuy”. The FJM guys reunited at Deadspin on Wednesday and brought back their scathing posts on sports journalism. But as they concluded, Ken Tremendous gave this heartfelt tribute to Celizic who died Wednesday at the age of 61 after a battle with lymphoma. Way to make me feel guilty over the joy I had over the HatGuy posts, KT.
Ok, time to sleep. You have enough links to tie you over until I give you some new ones in the morning. Well, it is the morning in Rhode Island. Later this morning. You know what I mean. I need sleep.