Since I’ll be away from any wireless technology this afternoon, I’m doing the megalinks now and will try to get as many as I can in before leaving the office for the day.
Let’s start now and I’ll provide some links I could not get to over the last couple of days.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand has the ESPN announcing teams for the BCS games coming in January.
Mike McCarthy of USA Today notes that Versus will be rolling out a new daily NHL studio show to replace The Daily Line which went off the air last week.
Mike also talks with ESPN public relations executive Keri Potts who had to fight off a sexual assault while vacationing in Italy.
And Keri’s blog, A Fight Back Woman, which describes how she escaped is must reading not only for women, but for men as well.
Joe Posnanski of Sports Illustrated has some thoughts of Joe Morgan’s firing from ESPN.
Jon Lafayette of Broadcasting & Cable notes that lower revenues from ESPN caused parent company Disney’s fourth quarter-earnings to drop.
Fox Sports’ Brian Lowry is already fed up of seeing and hearing about the Miami Heat.
Marcus Vanderberg of SportsNewser speaks with Screamin’ Gus Johnson.
The Big Lead wonders if the upcoming ESPN book has already cost someone his job.
Sports Media Watch notes that ABC’s Saturday Night Football ratings tied a record low.
SMW has some news and notes.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says Americans aren’t too enthralled about 3-D TV and to be honest, I’m not rushing out to buy a $5,000 TV set to wear glasses over my regular pair of glasses to watch an NFL game.
Darren notes that MLB now has an official cookie.
Joe Favorito says the New Jersey Devils’ work in the community off the ice is beginning to pay off for their brand.
Ben Koo at Awful Announcing notes that ESPN’s Lou Holtz has brought his quirky Dr. Lou character to a new Discover Card ad.
At Press Coverage, Dan Levy felt NFL Network’s Bob Papa deserved a medal for enduring a night with Joe Theismann and Matt Millen.
I also have a post on Joe Theismann’s pitiful performance on Thursday Night Football.
East and Mid-Atlantic
The always lovely Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe announced this week that she’ll no longer be covering the Red Sox for the newspaper, but remain with the Globe.
Chad Finn of the Globe says NESN has ended the Uri Berenguer experiment as co-host of NESN Daily.
At the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Bill Doyle notes that WEEI’s morning team of John Dennis & Gerry Callahan are getting ready for their TV closeup starting on Tuesday.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times wonders why it took so long for ESPN to jettison Joe Morgan from the Sunday Night Baseball booth.
Richard gets a rather terse statement from Morgan over ESPN dropping him.
Newsday’s Neil Best talks with Fox Sports’ Troy Aikman about the Cowboys’ new interim coach.
Dan Mangan of the New York Post notes that former Versus “Daily Line” co-host Jen Sterger finally met with the NFL regarding the Brett Favre sexting situation.
Phil Mushnick of the Post feels ESPN is wrong for trying to make us care about the Steelers’ James Harrison.
Justin Terranova of the Post speaks with ESPN’s Dick Vitale about St. John’s coach Steve Lavin.
Justin also has five questions for CBS’ NFL Today analyst Bill Cowher.
The New York Daily News’ Bob Raissman feels Jets coach Rex Ryan knows how to manipulate the media.
Pete Dougherty at the Albany Times Union has SNY’s college basketball schedule for this season.
Pete says Siena College has no qualms about putting its home basketball games on TV.
Ken McMillan of the Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record says SNY has made a couple of hires.
David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun wasn’t a fan of Matt Millen and Joe Theismann in the NFL Network booth.
Dan Steinberg in the DC Sports Bog at the Washington Post notes that ESPN Radio hack Colon Cowherd did a character assassination on rookie Wizards guard John Wall.
Dan noticed that the NFL Network took on writer John Feinstein over the Donovan McNabb benching from two weeks ago?
I’ll end it here for now as I have to leave the office for a bit. I wanted to bring these to you now. I’ll have more coming later. Hopefully.