Doing my best to continue to provide linkage while I’m still locked in a nightmarish work schedule. And for some reason, I can’t access the Fang’s Bites at Boston Sports Media Watch page so if you access my links there, I can’t provide new ones for now. Trying to get that resolved and once we do, the links will be over there as well. In the meantime, let’s continue to do what we do here.
This comes from Multichannel News. John Eggerton writes that the president of the National Association of Broadcasters is warning the FCC that the Super Bowl might go to pay TV if the agency goes through on changing the rules for over the air retransmission disputes.
Mike Reynolds from Multichannel writes that Golf Channel will air January’s Sony Open in Hawaii in full 3-D.
David Goetzl of Mediapost notes that ESPN is looking to get four marquee college basketball programs to play each other on a rotating basis over a three year period.
At Pro Football Talk, Michael David Smith writes that the Jacksonville Jaguars received an extension from the NFL to avoid a blackout this weekend.
Mike Florio at PFT notes that Jenn Sterger is trying to force the NFL to discipline Brett Favre over his alleged sexting. Sterger’s manager appeared on the Dan Patrick Show earlier today.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell notes that seven weeks into its run, the Broadway play on Vince Lombardi is still going strong.
Marcus Vanderberg of SportsNewser lectures WNBA star Lisa Leslie for blaming the media for not covering women’s basketball.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner says the Ravens and the DC NFL Team cleaned up in the local ratings in Week 13.
Jim notices that there are plenty of gift bags and items for players to take home from various college bowl games.
Sarah Talalay of the South Florida Sun Sentinel says fans were upset when they found out that the Florida Panthers had revised a planned yarmulke promotion.
David Barron at the Houston Chronicle says there’s a lineup change at one local sports radio station.
Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business writes that Cubs fans’ love for Ron Santo was heightened when he entered the broadcast booth.
Ed writes that Michael Wilbon will be contributing to ESPN Chicago and ESPN Radio Chicago.
Frank Sennett of Time Out Chicago writes that noted Windy City media critic Robert Feder will be joining the publication as of January 3. This is a good move and I’m a fan of Feder so we’ll be linking to Time Out Chicago a lot.
Cecil Conley of the Roseville (CA) Press Tribune says Dish Network isn’t making any friends by keeping Comcast SportsNet California off their systems and preventing Sacramento Kings fans from watching the games.
Sports Media Watch notes that the Miami Heat’s TV ratings are up almost 100% this season.
Friend of Fang’s Bites Maury Brown at the Biz of Baseball discusses MLB Network’s showing of Game 7 of the 1960 World Series next week. It’ll be the first time the game has been aired since 1960.
And we will end it there for now. If I can finish doing the Friday features early tonight, I’ll do some additional links.