I’m traveling in between two offices this morning and I want to get some linkage in while I can. Let’s get it started.
First, a rare moment when Sports Business Daily opens up its Morning Fix feature and it has a couple of sports media notes including what’s happening at the new Comcast/NBC Sports division and a new Sports Science promo for SportsCenter.
Sports Business Journal’s Liz Mullen speaks with NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith who’s not optimistic about a new collective bargaining agreement with the NFL.
John Ourand at the SBJ notes that a survey of college students finds that ESPN’s NBA coverage is catching up with TNT’s.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand says the NFL TV analysts were singing the praises of Michael Vick on Sunday.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says NASCAR has too many problems for it to return to national prominence.
At the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, Jason Fry has his take on the New York Islanders revoking the media credentials of noted hockey blogger Chris Botta.
Adam Gretz of Fanhouse has the video of Islanders TV voice Howie Rose getting frustrated during a commercial timeout.
Todd Spangler of Multichannel News asks if Time Warner Cable will be charging extra for ESPN3D.
Jim Romanesko at the Poynter Institute notes that the Washington Times is bringing its sports section back. This after the sports section was cut down a year ago.
Staci D. Kramer at paidContent looks at NBC Sports putting an app that puts its “Talk” blogs on the iPad.
Bill Carter at the New York Times looks at the new NBC corporate structure under Comcast.
Phil Mushnick of the New York Post asks who’s holding the TV analysts accountable? Wouldn’t that be you, Dr. Doom and Gloom?
Ginger Adam Otis from the Post looks at the NFL going high-tech to try and solve the alleged Brett Favre pictures to Jenn Sterger.
John Gonzalez of the Philadelphia Inquirer says Michael Vick has caught the attention of the national media.
Patrick Berkery at the Philly Burbs papers notes that Comcast SportsNet will air the live demolition of the Spectrum on Tuesday.
David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun wasn’t thrilled with CBS’ work during the Ravens-Carolina game yesterday.
Tom Jones at the St. Petersburg Times has a look at the weekend on sports TV.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel recaps ESPN’s Mark Schereth’s comments about last Thursday’s Chicago Bears-Miami Dolphins game.
Pete Alfano from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says ESPN will make downtown Fort Worth its center of operations for Super Bowl XLV.
David Barron from the Houston Chronicle says the Texans are making it easy for the Football Night in America crew.
Brandon Chatmon of the Daily Oklahoman writes about College Gameday coming to Stillwater, OK this Saturday.
Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel talks about the carnival sideshow that is Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings.
Ed Sherman at Crain’s Chicago Business says despite the 11th hour change for the Illinois-Northwestern game, the Cubs still want more football games at Wrigley Field.
Paul Banks writing for Chicago Now has a recap of College Gameday’s stop at Wrigley Field.
Dusty Saunders at the Denver Post notes that the Broncos are a big part of the history of Monday Night Football.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has your SoCal sports calendar for this week.
Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times profiles local sports talker Joe McDonnell who’s lost a lot of weight, but can’t find a full-time gig.
Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle says Giants voice Jon Miller appears to be leaning against accepting ESPN’s offer to call Sunday Night Baseball on radio.
Bruce Dowbiggin in the Toronto Globe and Mail says Montreal Canadiens rookie defenseman P.K. Subban is drawing the attention of CBC for various reasons.
Dave Kohl at the Major League Programs blog says reporters who speculate without the facts should have their media credentials revoked.
We will end it there.