Ok, let’s do some linkage while I can squeeze some in. I had to meet a deadline earlier. I think I’m safe for now.
Starting with Michael Hiestand of USA Today, he wonders if the PGA Tour can generate ratings if Tiger Woods isn’t winning tournaments.
Michael also has some of the upcoming sports viewing for the week.
Tom Weir of USA Today’s Game On blog wonders how a year without the NFL would be like.
Mathew Futterman of the Wall Street Journal has a fascinating look at the meticulous notes prepared by college basketball analyst Bill Raftery.
At the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, Jason Fry notes that last week was a big one for breaking news on Twitter.
To Press Coverage and Dan Levy who feels the Associated Press might not be doing the NFL any favors.
Etan Vlessing of the Hollywood Reporter writes about a Canadian company that wants to launch a third sports network to compete with TSN and Rogers Sportsnet.
Anthony Crupi from Mediaweek says a lockout by the NFL could turn disastrous for the league, its TV partners and its sponsors.
Rich Thomaselli of Advertising Age reports that CBS has rejected an NFL Players Association ad that would have aired on CBS College Sports this week.
Steve McClellan of Advertising Week writes that NBC’s Cris Collinsworth and Wipeout’s Jill Wagner will host a new syndicated lifestyle series starting this week.
The Huffington Post says Fox has rejected a Super Bowl ad that has religious overtones.
AllAccess notes that ESPN Radio has released the latest version of its iPhone app today.
Mike Walker of Golf Magazine says CBS saw higher ratings for the final round of yesterday’s PGA Tour stop from last year.
From across the Atlantic, James Robinson of The Guardian/The Observer writes about upstart ESPN UK trying to battle the well-established Rupert Murdoch-owned Sky Sports.
Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe notes that NESN will be airing a Red Sox Town Hall tonight.
Phil Mushnick of the New York Post is in a foul mood today.
Newsday’s Neil Best has some Monday thoughts.
Ray Didinger of Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia lobbies for NFL Films founder Ed Sabol to get a call for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Patty Tascarella of the Pittsburgh Business Times reports that the Penguins lead the NHL in the local US TV ratings.
Tom Jones from the St. Petersburg Times provides his thoughts on the sports weekend.
Shannon J. Owens at the Orlando Sentinel writes about Stuart Scott’s latest battle with cancer.
Mark Norando of the New Orleans Times Picayune says the NFL Films-produced America’s Team documentary on the Saints Super Bowl XLIV-winning team is now available for download.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News says this Sunday’s Super Bowl could break a viewership record despite having small markets involved.
Barry profiles ESPN’s senior coordinating producer of the network’s NFL studio shows, Stephanie Druley.
Leigh Munsil of the Morning News writes about ESPN’s kickoff of Super Bowl week in Fort Worth with Mike & Mike in the Morning.
Pete Alfano from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says even with bitter cold temperatures forecast for the Metroplex, ESPN is steaming ahead with plans to air shows live from Sundance Square this week.
Gordon Dickson from the Star-Telegram writes that Super Bowl planners are facing the worst-case scenario with winter weather and potential traffic snarls.
The Star-Telegram has a slideshow of ESPN’s start to Super Bowl week at Sundance Square.
Kathy Vetter of the Star-Telegram says the NFL’s Super Bowl media center opened quietly yesterday.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that a local sports reporter is leaving for Dallas.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Sentinel feels Super Bowl XLV won’t surpass last year’s viewership record, but I’m going to disagree with him.
Crain’s Chicago Business’ Ed Sherman explores the unique trust that is the Green Bay Packers ownership.
Dusty Saunders of the Denver Post lists some of his dreaded sports broadcasting cliches.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has the sports calendar for this week.
In the Toronto Globe and Mail, Bruce Dowbiggin feels NHL All-Star Weekend was a mixed bag for the league’s Canadian TV partners.
The Globe and Mail picks up a Canadian Press story chronicling how curling delayed CBC’s coverage of the All-Star Game.
Sports Media Watch has a quick glance on how the NBA postseason will begin on the league’s TV partners.
SMW also has some various ratings news and notes.
Steve Lepore at Puck The Media wonders if MLB on Fox and Stanley Cup Final on NBC will go head-to-head during Memorial Day Weekend.
Brian Quarstad of Inside Minnesota Soccer says a popular anchor with Fox Soccer Channel is leaving after 9 years.
And we’re going to end it there.