Ok, this may turn out to be a busy day for me so I’m going to try to sneak some links in. You may see this in multiple parts so here goes.
We’ll begin with Tom Weir in USA Today’s Game On blog discussing Tucker Carlson of Fox News wanting Michael Vick executed?
Michael Hiestand of USA Today says ESPN is not anticipating too much of a ratings hit as it takes over the BCS from Fox this season.
Kimberly Nordyke of the Hollywood Reporter notes that the Monday Night Football finale was the most watched program on cable this year.
We continue with more links.
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Sports Business Daily says some weak matchups could hurt the BCS’ ratings on ESPN.
Andrea Morabito of Broadcasting & Cable writes that Sunday Night Football on Tuesday night did very well in the ratings.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News says the 2010 Monday Night Football finale helped ESPN to set a ratings record.
Mike says the Outdoor Channel is set to premiere some new series including four picked up from ESPN’s now-canceled Outdoors block.
From Fox Sports, Brian Lowry says in 2010, sports and sports media had their fill of scandal.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell speaks with the CEO of New Era about sponsoring the Pinstripe Bowl and its sponsorship deal with the NFL.
Darren talks about the Coors Light NFL coaches ads which end their run after this season.
Jon Bershad of SportsGrid has Los Angeles sportswriter Kevin Ding accusing an ESPNews anchor of lifting his material verbatim. Uh oh.
We continue with SportsGrid’s Top Sports Media Gaffes of 2010 and #4 is the Karen Owen Duke Sex List. Who could forget that?
And #3 is Ines Sainz and the alleged harassment by the New York Jets.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times talks about the weather which could wreak havoc on the NHL Winter Classic.
Also from the Times, George Vescey says while Mike Singletary is no longer coach of the San Francisco 49ers, the David Letterman sketch featuring a faux Singletary will continue.
Newsday’s Neil Best has Kenny Albert’s adventure getting from St. Louis to Newark, NJ in the midst of this weekend’s Great Blizzard.
Neil says his appearance along with three other sports media critics on SNY last week did respectively well in the sports cable ratings in New York.
I’ve been interrupted again. I’ve been trying to start the links up again since lunch time and I just can’t get it done. Too many starts and stops. I hope to finish up tonight.