I’ll provide some linkage for you today.
This has nothing to do with sports media, just a very well written article by Sports Illustrated’s Joe Posnanski who shares his thoughts on Bob Feller who passed away Wednesday night at the age of 92.
At the Wall Street Journal, Jason Gay facetiously writes that ESPN will have to cancel some shows now that Brett Favre is not playing football.
Etan Vessing of the Hollywood Reporter says Canadian Olympic broadcaster CTV has been cleared of repeatedly airing the video of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili’s death despite numerous complaints.
Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News writes that Versus saw its biggest audience ever for a regular season NHL game this week.
At Mediapost, David Goetzl also writes about Versus’ ratings.
David notes that ESPN will be airing 3-D ads during its first NBA game to be produced in the third dimension.
David says CBS will be streaming live part of its college basketball schedule online.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell talks with an inventor who hopes his 1st and 10 line will be seen inside NFL stadiums, not just on TV.
Darren is surprised to see boxing equipment manufacturer Everlast team up with Sears and Kmart.
At the National Sports Journalism Center, Eric Deggans of the St. Petersburg Times lists his top 10 Sports Media stories of 2010.
Greg Wyshynski at Yahoo’s Puck Daddy recaps the premiere episode of HBO’s 24/7 Penguins/Capitals.
Ron Siwak of GolfWorld breaks news that the LPGA is not happy with its 10 year deal with Golf Channel that leaves it with tape delayed coverage even on weekend.s
Jessica Heslam at the Boston Herald says 98.5 the Sports Hub host Michael Felger is coming under fire from women’s groups for touting his wife in a hottest local news anchor online poll. Felger’s wife is Sara Underwood who works for WFXT-TV.
From the New York Times, Richard Sandomir says the NHL couldn’t be more pleased over the premiere episode of 24/7 Penguins/Capitals.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union notes that 24/7 Penguins/Capitals was well-produced.
Sad story. You may not have known Steven Smith, but 578 people on Twitter did. I learned of his passing through several Yankee tweeps. Steven was a diehard Yankees fan, and from what I’ve learned of him, he could not have been nicer person. His dream was to work in sports. Pete Iorizzo of the Times Union writes that Steven’s untimely death earlier this week shook many of his Twitter friends.
Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review says 24/7 was a compare and contrast session between the Penguins and Capitals.
David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun notes that ESPNU will carry plenty of Charm City schools in its lacrosse schedule.
From the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog, Dan Steinberg loved the premiere episode of 24/7 Penguins/Capitals.
Add Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times to those who loved 24/7 Penguins/Caps.
Kathy Vetter from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says ESPN will be using the City Where The West Begins as its Super Bowl headquarters over Dallas and Arlington.
Bob Wolfley from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes that the Rose Bowl from January 2011 on, will be an all-cable affair.
Bob has Fox’s Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long discussing the end of Brett Favre’s consecutive start streak.
Ed Sherman from Crain’s Chicago Business says a Comcast SportsNet host gets an expanded role on the channel.
Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times talks with ESPN’s Ron Jaworski about Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.
Eric Degerman of the Mid-Columbia Tri Cities (WA) Herald says it was local legend Bing Crosby who unknowingly helped to preserve a piece of baseball history.
Sports Media Watch says ESPN saw low ratings for the Heisman Trophy Presentation.
SMW also has some various news and notes.
Steve Lepore from Puck The Media liked 24/7 Penguins/Capitals.
Wendy Parker discusses the real purpose of espnW.
Joe Tetreault at Maury Brown’s Biz of Baseball talks about the new digital partnership between Fox Sports and NESN.
EPL Talk says ESPN2 drew the largest US TV audience ever for an English Premier match for Manchester United-Arsenal on Monday.
And we’re finally done.