Let’s do some linkage on this Saturday. Trying to provide you with a full week of linkage for the first time in a while. And look for reviews of Pony Excess, the last ESPN 30 for 30 documentary, and Lombardi, HBO’s documentary on the late coach.
Here are the links.
Mike Demenchuk of Multichannel News reviews HBO’s Lombardi.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel writes about the new Golf Channel morning show that premieres in January.
Mike says Canadian donut chain Tim Horton’s will advertise during Versus’ coverage of the NHL Heritage Classic in February.
Ryan Ballengee of Pro Golf Talk has some thoughts on the Golf Channel morning show.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says despite polls showing LeBron James may have lost his marketing power, uniform sales prove the contrary.
Matthew Futterman and Jonathan Clegg of the Wall Street Journal report on the two fanbases of John W. Henry’s teams who are jealous of the spending on each other’s organizations.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times says ESPN decided to tape an interview with Cam Newton in advance instead of asking him awkward questions about his father after the Heisman Trophy Presentation.
Newsday offers the best of Neil Best’s blogging from the week.
Ken McMillan of the Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record writes that Fox College Sports is in town for a national broadcast.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner writes about the Big Chill at the Big House, the outdoor hockey game between Michigan State and Michigan that will be available across the country today.
Jim says ESPN is ready for tonight’s Heisman Trophy presentation.
Sarah Talalay of the South Florida Sun Sentinel writes that four Miami-based athletes have made a Forbes magazine list.
The Dallas Morning News’ Barry Horn talks with NBC’s Tony Dungy about the Cowboys which is quite different than the team he saw playing against Green Bay earlier this season.
Barry previews Jerry Jones’ appearance on 60 Minutes.
Mark Norris of the Morning News talks with the director of tonight’s 30 for 30 documentary on the SMU football program.
David Barron reviews 30 for 30′s “Pony Excess” which airs tonight.
Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune recaps the funeral services for the late Ron Santo.
Robert Gagliardi of the Wyoming Tribune looks at the Mountain West/WAC moves and what it means for fans.
Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times writes that the Pac 10/12′s media rights will be sorted out very soon.
Steve Johnson from the San Jose Mercury News says Dish Network subscribers are losing out on seeing Sharks games as Comcast SportsNet California has been off the satellite provider since Thanksgiving.
Stephen Tsai of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports on the University of Hawaii’s decision to join the Mountain West for football and Big West Conference for other sports and what it means for its media rights revenue.
The Toronto Sports Media Blog has a breakdown of the local sports radio ratings.
Over at CBC.ca, Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean discusses how he and Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke cleared the air on a couple of issues and writes about tonight’s 3-D broadcast.
SportsbyBrooks speculates on whether Jim Gray was paid a half million dollars for his role in “The Decision”.
And that will do it for today.