I hope your holiday went well for you and Santa brought you the presents you desired.
We’re back with linkage today. Let’s get to it on this snowy Sunday.
On the USA Olympic site, noted Olympics writer Alan Abrahamson remembers great Olympics filmmaker Bud Greenspan who died yesterday.
The films of Bud Greenspan made me a huge Olympics fan. He was able find to stories that we didn’t see during television coverage. In addition, his films are the quintessential history of the Olympics on film. If you’re able to see his Olympic films on Showtime, do so. His films will give you so much inside the games.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times writes about Greenspan’s life.
Mike Kupper of the Los Angeles Times has Greenspan’s obituary.
If I get motivated during this snowstorm, I’ll do some research on his films and post it here.
Milton Kent of Fanhouse looks at NBC’s plans in lieu of today’s postponement of the Minnesota-Philadelphia game.
Marcus Vanderberg of SportsNewser writes that former Cleveland Cavs coach Mike Brown becomes an ESPN analyst.
Bob Raissman from the New York Daily News says CBS’ Bill Cowher needs to address the coaching rumors on the NFL Today. He actually did today.
Newsday’s Neil Best recaps New York Islanders owner Charles Wang’s appearance on Sirius XM’s NHL Radio.
Bill Brink from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes about the NHL Winter Classic and how the league, NBC and sponsors all got together to create a true alternative to college football on New Year’s Day.
Bob Cohn of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review says luck also plays a role in the NHL Winter Classic.
Dave Hughes of DCRTV.com writes in Press Box about MASN’s setback in North Carolina.
Dan Steinberg from the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog says Thursday’s Penguins-Caps game did well on Thursday in DC.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner says look for broadband to take more of a foothold in sports in 2011.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News talks with the extremely talkative Joe Theismann of NFL Network.
Pete Alfano of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram looks at ESPN’s plans for making the city its Super Bowl headquarters.
The Houston Chronicle’s David Barron looks at Laura “Seabiscuit” Hillenbrand’s new book, on former Olympian and World War II vet Louis Zamperini.
And David finds a CBS documentary on Zamperini that aired during the 1998 Olympics. It’s powerful viewing and I really recommend you watch it.
Joe Warmington of the Toronto Sun writes about CBC’s Don Cherry visiting Canadian troops stationed in Afghanistan.
Stephanie Wei at Wei Under Par notes that the PGA Tour and Sirius XM managed to eke out a deal before year’s end.
Sports Media Watch has its Holiday Weekend Ratings Predictions.
I’ll end it there. I have quotage to post.