Time for some Sunday linkage. Let’s see what’s out there.
Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News takes a look at where the NHL stands as far as its media partners, sponsorships and ratings are concerned.
Mike writes that Golf Channel received good ratings for Tiger Woods’ 2011 debut to the PGA Tour on Thursday.
In the Business Insider, Larry Kramer, the founder and CEO of CBS Marketwatch.com, says Erin Andrews’ endorsement of Reebook is causing troubles for ESPN.
Writing in Variety, the Biz of Sports’ Maury Brown explores the problems that could arise if an NFL lockout occurs.
Mike Barnes in the Hollywood Reporter says Fox Sports is merging the two footballs, American and worldwide, for Super Bowl Sunday.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News places the blame squarely on TNT for Tracy Morgan’s comments about Sarah Palin that went over the top.
In the New York Post, Phil Mushnick gets on donors who give big bucks to big-time college sports.
In the New Jersey Newsroom, Kyle Franco says Turner Sports is ready to put its stamp on the NCAA Tournament.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner says it’s officially Super Bowl Week when the hype begins.
Scott Kendrick of the Florida Times-Union writes that ESPN’s new Longhorn Network is not good for the Big 12.
Tom Jones at the St. Petersburg Times notes that Sun Sports will pick up a handful of Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training games in March.
Shannon Owens of the Orlando Sentinel tells us that TMZ will produce a segment for Fox’s Super Bowl pregame focusing on the parties in the Metroplex.
Pete Alfano of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says ESPN is ready to unveil its Super Bowl set in Sundance Square.
Barry Tremel from the Daily Oklahoman feels the new Texas Network could spell the death knell for the Big 12 Conference.
J. Brady McCullough of the Kansas City Star recaps College GameDay’s visit to the Lawrence, Kansas yesterday.
Chris Sieroty of the Las Vegas Journal-Review says casino sports books could take a big hit if the NFL lockout wipes out regular season games.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News writes that NHL Hall of Fame announcer Bob Miller of the LA Kings will get another HOF honor.
Susan Krashinsky of the Toronto Globe and Mail says a new company has thrown its hat into the ring to launch another sports network in Canada.
Sports Media Watch has its Weekend Ratings Predictions.
Joe Favorito notes that the NHL has gotten the job done in growing its brand during All-Star Weekend.
I think we’re done here.