I hope to get these links done without interruption. I hate working from the RI main office because I get bogged down, but that’s what happens when you don’t have a car like I do. I have to depend on others to get me where I’m going and I can’t get to my MA office as often as I would like. But you don’t care about that so let’s do as much linkage as I can.
USA Today’s Mike McCarthy says ESPN has had to issue apologies for recent inappropriate behavior by employees.
Also from USA Today, Reid Cherner from the Game On blog notes that Fox News analyst Tucker Carlson has retracted his earlier sentiment that Michael Vick should be executed.
Again from USA Today, Mike McCarthy looks at some of the TV ratings from the past weekend.
Finally from the Nation’s Newspaper, Mike notes that CBS’ Jim Nantz is the voice of Tiger Woods’ new EA video game.
Richard Deitsch from Sports Illustrated explores the off-air spat between announcer Ron Franklin and sideline reporter Jeannine Edwards.
Sports Business Daily says the NHL would be hard-pressed to match this year’s record ratings for the Winter Classic in 2012.
And SBD notes the final ratings for Sunday Night Football which ended up being the best for NBC since it started airing the package in 2007.
David Goetzl from MediaPost wonders why more women aren’t in the broadcast booth.
Toni Fitzgerald of Media Life Magazine writes about ESPN’s record ratings for the Rose Bowl.
Noah Davis at SportsNewser says the Rio 2016 Olympics Committee has silently unveiled its logo.
Brad Cohen from SportsGrid has the video of Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh snubbing Michele Tafoya after the Cardinal won the Orange Bowl last night.
Dan Fogarty at SportsGrid says the New York Daily News is having too much fun with the latest chapter in the sad Brett Favre saga.
Emmett Jones at Sports Business Digest notes that after settling a dispute, Anheuser-Busch is back sponsoring MLB for 2011.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times talks about ESPN disciplining Ron Franklin.
And Richard discusses the increased ratings for the NHL Winter Classic on New Year’s Night.
Paul Farhi of the Washington Post discusses ESPN’s behavior towards women in the workplace.
From the Post’s DC Sports Bog, Dan Steinberg highlights three moments from Sunday’s radio broadcast of the Washington-New York Giants game.
Dan notes that there were plenty of Caps fans making their influence felt during the NHL Winter Classic’s singing of the national anthem.
Crain’s Chicago Business’ Ed Sherman has some various Windy City sports media notes.
Dan Caesar at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch notes that the Rams-Seahawks game from Sunday night drew the biggest regular season audience locally for an NFL game in recent memory.
Scott Collins from the Los Angeles Times says under 21 million people watched the Rose Bowl on ESPN.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has ESPN’s new promo involving tennis doubles partners, Bob and Mike Bryan.
Eric Degerman from the Mid-Columbia (WA) Tri Cities Herald notes that FSN Northwest will undergo a name change in the spring.
Carol Walker at the CawsnJaws blog found that ESPN ran the most ads during its NASCAR Sprint Cup coverage than any other network.
Some college football bowl ratings news from Sports Media Watch:
Fiesta Bowl hit a 13 year ratings low.
The Outback Bowl did well on ABC.
The Sun Bowl dropped on CBS.
And we have ratings news on three more bowls.
Ben Koo at Awful Announcing lists the sports media stories he’ll be watching in 2011.
And that will finish the links for today.