I owe you linkage since last Thursday so let’s do some.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today has ESPN’s Brent Musburger saying he’ll talk less than normal during tonight’s BCS National Championship Game.
Rupal Parekh of Advertising Age notes that social media giant Groupon has bought ads in Fox’s Super Bowl XLV pregame show.
To Greg Wyshynski at Yahoo’s Puck Daddy who lists the best things about HBO’s 24/7 Penguins/Capitals.
Ryan Ballengee of Pro Golf Talk suggests HBO do a 24/7 documentary surrounding a big golf event.
Dave Shedloski of Golf Digest reports that popular CBS golf analyst David Feherty will be doing some work at Golf Channel.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says tonight’s BCS National Championship Game isn’t just a battle between two schools, but between two shoe companies as well.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times previews Comedy Central and The Onion’s parody of ESPN’s SportsCenter which kicks off tomorrow night.
The New York Post’s Phil Mushnick for the most part praises NBC’s efforts during Wild Card Saturday.
Pete Dougherty at the Albany Times Union did not like the way one local radio station cut away from Ravens-Chiefs for a college basketball game.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times provides his thoughts on the weekend in TV sports.
Jon Solomon at the Birmingham (AL) News writes that ESPN is ready to keep up with Auburn’s and Oregon’s high powered offenses during tonight’s BCS National Championship Game.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News says Fox is going to keep the Cotton Bowl in primetime for the next three years.
Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Packers-Eagles drew big ratings locally.
Jim Armstrong at the Denver Post says the way fans are watching the NFL is evolving over time.
John Henderson of the Post writes that fans who don’t have cable will have to find ways to watch the BCS National Championship not only tonight, but for years to come.
The Post’s Dusty Saunders says ESPN has come a long way in its 30 plus years in business.
Chris Dufrense of the Los Angeles Times writes that both ESPN and the BCS are happy with the status quo.
Bruce Dowbiggin at the Toronto Globe and Mail says TSN is denying claims that it helps to put undue pressure on the Canadian Jr. Hockey team that lost the gold medal to Russia in the IIHF World Under 20 Championships.
The Canadian Sports Media Blog is disappointed in CTV’s airing of the NFL playoffs.
I’ll end it there for now.