Ok, been a crazy morning. Now that everything with New York Giants-Minnesota has been worked out, I can move on to other things. Let’s do your linkage.
At ESPN.com, Greg Garber looks back at NBC’s experiment of an announcerless NFL game 30 years ago.
Tim Graham at ESPN.com also has a story on the experiment.
Phil Swann of TV Predictions says DirecTV could pull 30 Hearst TV stations including ones in Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati, Hawaii, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh and several other markets if the two sides don’t come to an agreement.
The Boston Globe’s Chad Finn takes a close look at the city’s sports radio war between 98.5 The Sports Hub and long-time incumbent WEEI.
Alan Schwarz of the New York Times says the NFL has an advocate on helmet-to-helmet hits in NBC’s Cris Collinsworth.
Also from the Times, Richard Sandomir says some recent film and audio finds helped to augment the new HBO Sports/NFL Films documentary on the late Vince Lombardi.
Bob Raissman from the New York Daily News says the NHL is hopeful that HBO’s 24/7 series will bring new fans to the sport.
Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News describes how the New York Giants-Minnesota Vikings game got moved from Sunday to Monday then from Minneapolis to Detroit.
The New York Post’s Phil Mushnick has plenty of bluster today.
Newsday’s Neil Best who’s traveling to the New York Giants-Minnesota game today, breaks news that Jenn Sterger will finally break her silence to ESPN/ABC.
Pete Dougherty at the Albany Times Union notees that Giants-Vikings will be aired in New York, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Rochester, MN, but what about the Capital Region?
Pete explains why he didn’t vote for Auburn quarterback Cam Newton for the Heisman Trophy.
Ken Schott from the Schenectady Gazette says the Giants-Vikings game won’t be seen in Albany upsetting many fans in the Capital Region.
Jim Williams from the Washington Examiner talks with the vice president of espnW on whether the network can appeal to women.
Jerry Garcia from the San Antonio Express-News notes that there have been times when the NFL has had to move games to Monday night.
Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes that ESPN assigns Brent Musberger and Kirk Herbstreit to the Rose Bowl and BCS National Championship Game.
Bob wonders if Brett Favre will play in tomorrow’s Giants-Vikings game with extra time to heal.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune has a photo gallery showing the Metrodome’s collapsed roof.
Dennis McGrath from the Star Tribune has a story on Giants-Vikings moving to Detroit from the Twin Cities.
Tom Hoffarth at the Los Angeles Daily news writes that college football might be running out of sponsors for its bowl games.
Geoff Baker at the Seattle Times writes about the memorial service for original Mariners announcer Dave Niehaus.
Sports Media Watch has its Weekend Ratings Predictions.
And that will end our links for today.