With the digging out from the Great Northeast Blizzard yesterday, plus having to finish some year-end work, I wasn’t able to provide linkage, but now with things slowly getting back to normal, it’s time to give you the sports media links once again.
The great Richard Deitsch of Sports lllustrated lists his best and worst of sports media in 2010.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today has a look at the TV ratings from the Christmas holiday weekend.
Michael writes that CBS’ Bill Cowher finally addressed coaching rumors surrounding himself during the NFL Today.
Sports Business Daily recaps the media and political reaction to the postponement of the Minnesota Vikings-Philadelphia Eagles game until tonight.
Over to my always lovely Twitter Trophy Wife, Amanda Rykoff at espnW, and she defends the NFL’s choice to put the St. Louis Rams-Seattle Seahawks matchup into primetime on NBC.
Marisa Guthrie at the Hollywood Reporter notes that ESPN/ABC gave the NBA its highest Christmas Day ratings ever.
John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable writes that CBS and the FCC are still battling over Janet Jackson’s breasts from Super Bowl XXVIII in 2004. A quick aside, I was watching the Lingerie Bowl at halftime and switched back to the game just in time for the nip slip, but because I had my back turned, I missed the whole thing live until I read a statement by the NFL late in the third quarter and then I had to rewind my VCR to find the incident. Then I saw it.
John writing for sister publication, Multichannel News, says NFL Network is bringing in a new analyst tonight.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel says 2010 became the most watched season for NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football package.
Mike Florio at Pro Football Talk notes that debate is still raging over the NFL’s postponement of the Minnesota-Philadelphia game which will be played tonight.
Marcus Vanderberg from SportsNewser notes that former Jim Rome radio show producer Travis Rodgers will host a national show of his own starting after the New Year.
Andrew Gauthier of SportsNewser’s sister site, TVSpy notes a Cincinnati sports anchor who started 2010 at one local station and is ending it at another.
Because of the off and on posting schedule here due to the holidays, I’ll catch up with SportsGrid’s countdown of Top 10 Sports Media Gaffes of 2010.
I’ll refresh your memory with #10, ESPN’s Chris McKendry’s slip of the tongue.
Now let’s go to #9, the Dallas Morning News’ Tim Colishaw having to eat his words on an alleged “scoop”.
To #8 which is Jeremy Roenick crying on national TV.
SportsGrid says #7 is the Washington Post’s Mike Wise making up a tweet in an attempt to teach a lesson to reporters and bloggers, but only hurting himself.
The #6 sports media gaffe is Jay The Rat getting arrested.
And bringing us up to date is the #5 gaffe which is the whole Cam Newton mess.
I’ll post SportsGrid’s other choices as they come along.
At Yahoo’s Puck Daddy, Greg Wyshynski has posted a time lapse video of the NHL Winter Classic rink construction at Heinz Field.
Brendan Wilhide from Sports Networker talks with the Director of Social Media for the San Francisco Giants.
Fanhouse notes that Jenn Sterger’s lawyer is once again complaining about the NFL’s investigation into Brett Favre’s alleged sexting.
Deadspin wonders where is the ESPN Ombudsman?
Wendy Parker writes that the late Olympic documentarian Bud Greenspan was always sure to include female athletes in his films.
John Powers of the Boston Globe says Greenspan managed to find stories that others missed.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times says Comcast is willing to bid for the 2014/2016 on behalf of NBC, but only for the right price.
Newsday’s Neil Best gives his impressions on watching Jets coach Rex Ryan’s press conference up close.
Neil mourns the loss of Bud Greenspan and others who passed in 2010.
Pete Dougherty at the Albany Times Union has a look at the NFL Week 17 TV schedule for New York’s Capital Region.
Laura Nachman notes that a Philly sportscaster is filling a halftime host role for the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.
Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says unseasonably warm temperatures are threatening the NHL Winter Classic on Saturday.
David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun feels CBS made the Ravens-Browns game rather laborious.
Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune writes about this guy, ESPN’s Jon Gruden returning to some familiar stomping grounds on New Year’s Day.
David Barron from the Houston Chronicle is sad over Bud Greenspan’s passing.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes that NFL Network’s Steve Mariucci made an emotional appeal to Brett Favre.
Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business has part one of a three part series on the Year in Sports Business in the Windy City.
Ed also has some other sports business stories that caught his fancy.
At the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Dan Caesar wonders how much TV had a role to play in postponing the Minnesota Vikings-Philadelphia Eagles game until tonight. A lot.
Dan writes that the Gateway City’s NBC affiliate is anticipating to score in the ratings on Sunday night as it carries its first Rams game of the season in primetime.
Dusty Saunders of the Denver Post provides his best in NFL and college football TV.
Eric Frandsen of the Cache Valley (UT) Daily says Utah State basketball games can be heard worldwide this season.
Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times notes that with Christmas falling on Sunday next year, expect a full slate of Christmas Eve games.
Sam says NBC’s Sunday Night Football crew was looking forward to televising Minnesota-Philly in blizzard conditions.
Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail says TSN has transformed the World Junior Hockey Championships into Must See TV.
Russell Scibetti of The Business of Sports provides his top sports business stories of 2010.
Sports Media Watch notes ABC’s rise in ratings for its NBA Christmas Day doubleheader.
Joe Favorito has some book suggestions to close out 2010.
Joe says the NFL made the right call in postponing the Vikings-Eagles game.
John Daly at The Daly Planet has a story on one of the most popular female drivers in NASCAR whom you probably never heard of.
Kartik Krishnaiyer at EPL Talk gives us a flavor of how the English Premier League is presented in his native India.
And I’ll end it there.