Let’s provide you with some linkage on this day before Thanksgiving. Lots of things to get done so let’s do this.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand has ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy backtracking on his 72 win prediction for the Miami Heat.
Brian Lowry at Fox Sports says the Thanksgiving weekend gives sports fans a cornucopia of games to watch.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell talks with Tiger Woods’ agent about his client’s tumultuous year.
Frank Deford at NPR talks about switching between Monday Night Football and Dancing with the Stars.
At the Huffington Post, Friend of Fang’s Bites Joe Favorito explores the banning of noted hockey blogger Chris Botta by the New York Islanders.
Noah Davis at SportsNewser notes that both ESPN and Fox Soccer Channel will have the live announcement of the hosts of World Cup 2018 and 2022.
Noah adds that Universal Sports’ Senior Vice President for Distribution is leaving.
The Playlist blog says the Moneyball movie based on the book focusing on the Oakland A’s thrifty ways and starring Brad Pitt will be released in the fall of next year.
Georg Szalai of the Hollywood Reporter writes that an FCC judge will preside over the Comcast/Tennis Channel carriage dispute which has carried on for years.
Mike Reynolds at Multichannel News says ESPN2 and Tennis Channel have picked up the rights to three noted tennis tournaments.
Marcus Henry at Newsday says the Manny Pacquaio-Antonio Margarito pay per view fight exceeded over one million purchases.
Neil Best of Newsday writes that the Mets’ new manager has to learn to work with a tough New York media.
Larry Rulison of the Albany Times Union says Time Warner Cable’s recent deal with Disney means more sports for subscribers.
The Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg of the DC Sports Bog has the funny call of Maryland’s radio announcer as the Terrapins won the NCAA Field Hockey Championships.
To the Washington Examiner where Jim Williams notes that the Wizards get a national showcase on Thanksgiving night thanks to TNT.
And Jim tells us to watch Bob Uecker on Studio 42 with Bob Costas which airs this Friday on MLB Network.
Sarah Talalay of the South Florida Sun Sentinel says FanVision, an interactive hand held device, will be utilized at three BCS games.
John Kiesewetter at the Cincinnati Enquirer tells Bearcat fans where to watch tonight’s basketball game against Savannah State.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Fox Sports Wisconsin will debut some of the best moments in Brewers history.
Ed Sherman in Crain’s Chicago Business looks at The Year That Was for Tiger Woods.
Meg James at the Los Angeles delves more into the Comcast/Tennis Channel fight.
Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail writes about a long-time TV host leaving The Score.
Awful Announcing has the video of a classic Gus Johnson call on the Big Ten Network last night.
Crossing Broad says Al Michaels could have chosen some better words during the Giants-Eagles game last Sunday.
Sports Media Watch notes the 4th ratings decline over the last six weeks for Monday Night Football.
SMW has the Weekend Overnight Ratings.
SMW says the MLS Cup received its lowest rating ever on American television.
Jason Clinkscales of A Sports Scribe continues his interviews of influential sports bloggers and today, he talks with Paulsen of Sports Media Watch.
Jason Rice at Sports Business Digest writes that the mostly unused “Bird’s Nest” from the 2008 Olympics in Communist China will be the site of the 2015 World Track & Field Championships.
Paul Gardner at SoccerAmerica feels ESPN did a disservice to American soccer fans by utilizing Ian Darke on the MLS Cup.
And I’ll end it there for now.