I’ll do a few Monday links. Can’t believe how quickly this day is moving. I’ve already been to three places today. It’s been quite crazy.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand writes about this season’s BCS not being all that sexy.
Rupal Parekh and Brian Steinberg from Advertising Age discuss the logjam of auto advertisers in Super Bowl XLV.
Jason Fray at the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center tells us that Gawker is looking to reinvent the sports blog and sports departments should take note.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News has an obituary of original Monday Night Football analyst Don Meredith who died Sunday.
Toni Fitzgerald of Media Life Magazine says Sunday Night Football won the network primetime ratings again.
David Kaplan from paidContent notes that ESPN has launched its women’s sports website today.
Brian Stelter of the New York Times cites a new ESPN study which finds that a small number of cable TV subscribers are “cutting the cord”.
Toni Monkovic of the Times looks at how Howard Cosell broke the news of John Lennon’s death on Monday Night Football some 30 years ago. Goodness. It’s been 30 years?
From the New York Post, Mike Rubin has his theories as to why the NFL is killing in the ratings this year.
Phil Mushnick from the Post finds two letters that show that Ron Santo almost did not become a Chicago Cub.
Newsday’s Neil Best has a short blurb on Don Meredith’s passing.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union notes Fox’s high ratings for Dallas-Indianapolis yesterday.
Pete says Don Meredith leaves a big legacy behind.
Pete has the NFL Week 14 & 15 TV schedules for New York’s Capital Region.
Laura Nachman passes her condolences to the family of legendary Philadelphia basketball writer Phil Jasner who died last week at the age of 68.
The Baltimore Sun’s David Zurawik says NBC came up big during the Pittsburgh-Baltimore game on Sunday night.
David says Pittsburgh-Baltimore drew big ratings for NBC.
And David writes that Pittsburgh not only beat Baltimore on the field but in the ratings battle as well.
Dan Steinberg from the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog noticed that Vanity Fair had a photo shoot and video with Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby and Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin in advance of next month’s NHL Winter Classic.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner notes the ratings for Steelers-Ravens on NBC.
Tom Jones from the St. Petersburg Times has a look back at the weekend in sports TV.
Matt Murschel of the Orlando Sentinel says the big Lee Corso head was stolen from the College Gameday set in Corvallis, OR over the weekend.
Tim Colishaw of the Dallas Morning News shares some memories of Don Meredith.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle reviews ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary on the SMU football program.
Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wonders if Brett Favre will escape penalty from the NFL over the Jenn Sterger issue.
Bob talks about Fox’s Brian Billick’s analysis of the Packers.
Dusty Saunders of the Denver Post says high school football fans were gypped with tape delayed coverage over the weekend.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has this week’s SoCal sports calendar.
Chuck Schilken of the Los Angeles Times says the Don Meredith he remembers endorsed Lipton Tea.
The Toronto Globe and Mail’s Bruce Dowbiggin says CBC’s Ron MacLean went after Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke over his embattled coach.
Sean Leahy at Yahoo’s Puck Daddy isn’t thrilled over NBC’s new NHL Winter Classic promo.
Barry Rothbard at SportsGrid notes that ESPN’s Erin Andrews broke the story of the Case of the Stolen Lee Corso Mascot Head.
UPDATE, 4:09 p.m.: Erin Andrews has tweeted that the Lee Corso head has been found.
David Krough of KGW-TV in Portland reports that an Oregon State University employee found the head. We can sleep now.
That’s where we’ll end it.