Let’s do the linkage and get it all done so you get on with your workday. That also goes for me as well. Here goes.
From USA Today, Mike McCarthy talks with a Frito-Lay executive on whether Brent Musburger was following orders on saying “This is for all the Tostitos” just before the winning kick during last night’s BCS National Championship Game.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today crunches the rating numbers from various weekend sports on TV.
Bob Velin from USA Today takes a look at FX’s new series “Lights Out” which focuses on boxing.
USA Today’s TV critic Robert Bianco reviews “Lights Out”.
John Ourand in this week’s Sports Business Journal explores why there’s no outrage in ESPN’s close to $2 billion rights fee for Monday Night Football.
Fox Sports’ Brian Lowry reviews ESPN’s production of the BCS National Championship Game.
From Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News, ESPN received cable’s highest overnight rating for the BCS National Championship Game.
Toni Fitzgerald of Media Life Magazine remembers the old Alcoa Fantastic Finishes that aired at the 2 minute warning of NFL games in the late 1970′s and early 1980′s.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says Auburn will get a big spike in its licensing royalties thanks to winning the BCS National Championship.
At the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, Dave Kindred writes that he’s pleased to see the reaction to Steve Buckley’s coming out in the Boston Herald.
In the New York Times, Richard Sandomir notes that during the BCS National Championship Game, ESPN glossed over the shootings in Tuscon that injured Rep. Giselle Giffords and left six people dead.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News is reaching when he compares CBS’ promotion of this Sunday’s Jets-Pats NFL playoff game to the shootings in Arizona.
Laura Nachman notes that Phillies radio announcer Scott Franzke received a national honor.
Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog says DC NFL team owner Daniel Snyder won’t be allowing HBO’s cameras into his locker room.
Dan also talks about the WaPo’s DC sports owner summit that had all of the area’s sports team owners in one place.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner says a decision on whether the NFL TV partners have to pay the league a rights fee during a potential lockout could decide if a stoppage will be an extended one.
Jon Solomon at the Birmingham (AL) News gives ESPN high praise for its presentation of the BCS National Championship Game.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady went to see the Broadway play, “Lombardi” over the weekend.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News previews “Lights Out”.
Tom says the Los Angeles Dodgers have set up an e-mail account where wellwishers can send their sympathies to scout John Green who’s daughter Christina died in the tragic shooting in Arizona on Saturday.
Let’s head up to Canada and Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail who writes that Canadian sports behemoth TSN is looking to start a sports radio network to challenge The FAN which is owned by rival, Rogers Communications.
Ian Walker of the Vancouver Sun says the NHL and HBO are looking to bring the 24/7 series to the Stanley Cup Playoffs as soon as this season.
Emmett Jones at Sports Business Digest notes that while Under Armour fitted BCS National Champion Auburn, it’s Nike that’s still winning the sports apparel wars.
Russell Scibetti of The Business of Sports says Brent Musburger’s mention of Tostitos during the BCS National Championship Game can’t be measured in dollars and cents.
Sports Media Watch says the BCS National Championship Game got a huge rating in Birmingham, AL.
Steve Lepore of Puck The Media compares and contrasts Monday’s edition of NHL Network’s NHL on the Fly with Versus’ NHL Overtime.
The Big Lead can’t believe super Jets fan Fireman Ed has his own mobile app.
And that will do it for this Tuesday.