Ok, let’s provide you with some linkage that’s been missing since early Friday. I was hoping to complete the megalinks, but was out for most of the day helping the family with some issues, then working all day on Saturday and Sunday prevented me from doing weekend stuff.
There’s a lot of stuff today so let’s provide you with linkage and see how much we get today.
James Hibberd of the Hollywood Reporter broke news late last night that ESPN Radio hack Colon Cowherd has sold a sitcom based on himself (who else) to CBS. I won’t be watching that show at all.
At Press Coverage, Dan Levy shares his thoughts on this disastrous sitcom idea.
We have a good amount of stories from the Sports Business Journal today. First, Terry Lefton and John Ourand report on the widening gap between MLB and MLB Advanced Media which forces sponsors to deal with two entities instead of one and has angered Fox in the process.
Don Muret of SBJ looks at the Los Angeles NFL stadium project which is drawing inspiration from the Dallas Cowboys stadium.
SBJ’s Michael Smith has three stories on the combined CBS/Turner Sports entity which is now in control of the NCAA Tournament. His first story is on the sales for the Tournament which is being handled by a joint CBS/Turner staff.
Michael writes that with the NCAA Tournament having as many as four national feeds at once, it means more exposure for advertisers.
And Michael tells us that Turner and CBS are looking to tinker with the NCAA’s corporate cponsor program for cars.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand says even with a losing record, the Dallas Cowboys remain a big TV draw.
At the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, Jason Fry writes that sports journalism on the internet begins and ends with the link. On what do you think this site survives?
Dave Kindred also has an article for IU on how journalism is still a decent profession to follow.
Toni Fitzgerald at Media Life Magazine says the NFL dominated the Sunday overnight ratings for both NBC and Fox.
Newsday’s Neil Best notes that Fox missed a play after a brief blackout at the New Meadowlands Stadium during yesterdays Cowboys-Gians game.
Neil notes that fired New York Islanders coach Scott Gordon was trending this morning.
The New York Post’s Phil Mushnick says CBS and ESPN enable the SEC to be a dirty conference. That’s a big stretch there.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union has the NFL Week 11 TV schedule for New York’s Capital Region.
Pete says Time Warner Cable will air five local high school football playoff games.
Ken McMillan from the Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record notes that Versus will premiere a new nightly NHL highlights show starting tonight.
Dan Steinberg from the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog talks with ESPN’s Mike Tirico who call tonight’s Philadelphia-Washington game on Monday Night Football.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner speaks with MLB Network’s Matt Yallof about the return of Hot Stove.
Tom Jones at the St. Petersburg Times reviews what happened on sports television this past weekend.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle notes the hometown and national calls of the Hail Mary pass that beat the Texans yesterday.
Bob Wolfley from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has crackpot Bill James’ assessment of the Brewers.
Ed Sherman in Crain’s Chicago Business talks with Northwestern’s Athletic Director about an upcoming football game at Wrigley Field.
Dan Caesar from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch notes that the Cardinals may have a three man announcer rotation in the Fox Sports Midwest TV booth.
Dusty Saunders at the Denver Post tells us to get ready for a huge feast of college basketball starting at midnight.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has the SoCal sports calendar for this week.
Bruce Dowbigin of the Toronto Globe and Mail notes that referees’ trends should be fodder for TV analysts. Really?
Sports Media Watch notes that last night’s Patriots-Steelers game on NBC did not do as well as last year’s Pats-Colts game.
Joe Favorito says the value of military academies as brands and stories becomes larger every day.
The Big Lead wonders about MLB’s archaic video policy.
Awful Announcing has the video of Screamin’ Gus Johnson calling the Hail Mary at the Jacksonville-Houston game.
Dan Fogarty of SportsGrid talks with SB Nation CEO Jim Bankoff.
And we will end it there.