Let’s do some linkage for you. I haven’t done any since Wednesday, I believe. Still working on bringing archives here, but I’m not as stressed as I was last night. Thanks to my friends over at Radio Insight for giving me some great ideas on how to bring the archives over. I’d say about 90% of my archives are here. I’ll be working to bring them all over and when all is said and done, the Blogger site will be taken down for good. Let me know what you think of this particular site and how it can be improved. My e-mail address remains at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now to the links.
Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated looks at the new CBS/Turner lineup for the NCAA Tournament.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News writes about how the combined CBS/Turner team came together to decide on the announcing and sales teams for the NCAA Tournament.
Mike says he can’t wait to watch the NFL Conference Championship games tomorrow.
Last night, the big buzz on Twitter and Facebook was the sudden departure of Keith Olbermann from MSNBC. There’s speculation on where he might end next, whether it be at a sports network, radio, on Live with Kelly Ripa. Dan Fogarty of SportsGrid says you can rest assured that he won’t be heading back to ESPN.
Tim Goodman of Hollywood Reporter has 10 tongue-in-cheek suggestions.
Bill Carter of the New York Times says Olbermann’s departure was in the works for weeks.
Milton Kent of Fanhouse wonders where Olbermann will go considering he has a reputation for burning bridges.
Now to the sports media.
Marcus Vanderberg of SportsNewser notes that ESPN Ombudsman Don Ohlmeyer will write his last column after being mostly non-existent.
At the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, Eric Deggans of the St. Petersburg Times notes that the line for sports media coverage is being redefined more and more by Deadspin.
Back to Milton Kent of Fanhouse, he says CBS’ Jim Nantz and Phil Simms do not like being called biased towards one team or another.
Also from Fanhouse, David Whitley writes about how rival NFL bloggers came together as friends before one passed away earlier this week.
Speaking of Jim, Richard Sandomir of the New York Times looks at how Nantz has become an advocate for Alzheimer’s Disease research.
Pete Dougherty at the Albany Times Union says the local Jets radio affiliate won’t be able to carry the AFC Championship Game tomorrow.
Greg Connors of the Buffalo News talks with the new Executive Producer of the NHL Network US.
Jim Williams from the Washington Examiner writes that the NFL’s ratings have made people sit up and take notice.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle writes how Alzheimer’s Disease affected CBS’ Jim Nantz up close.
David also looks back at this week’s anniversary of one of the biggest games that made college basketball a viable TV sport.
David shares a reader’s e-mail of how he managed to listen to the game from all the way in Vietnam.
Mel Bracht of the Daily Oklahoman notes how the New York Jets have helped to boost CBS’ NFL postseason ratings.
Mel talks about how TNT’s Charles Barkley will be part of the NCAA Tournament coverage this season.
Mel says ESPN’s Outside the Lines will look at the ten year anniversary of the Oklahoma State basketball air plane crash.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer says the Reds are virtually ignored in the early Sunday Night Baseball schedule.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel looks at Joe Buck calling plenty of Green Bay’s game in the last month.
Bob says a local channel will air two specials on the Packers this weekend.
Dan Caesar at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch looks at the shuffling of the Cardinals Fox Sports Midwest team this season.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News profiles local sports anchor Jaime Maggio and lists the best and worst in local sports anchors/reporters.
Tom also has his media notes.
Bruce Dowbiggin at the Toronto Globe and Mail says TSN has made a hire for its sports radio network.
The Canadian Sports Media Blog notes that Rogers Sportsnet has lured a noted hockey reporter away from TSN.
Sports Media Watch has some ratings news and notes.
SMW has more ratings news and notes.
SportsbyBrooks explores the deal that led to Sporting News buying the assets of Fanhouse from AOL.
Steve Lepore at Puck The Media has his final comparison of NHL Overtime and NHL on the Fly.
Joe Favorito says by bringing the World Series Trophy to New York, the San Francisco Giants are doing all they can to expand their brand beyond the Bay Area.
The Big Lead wonders who will be in charge of ESPN The Magazine when it finalizes its move from New York to the Alleged Worldwide Leader’s headquarters.
Dave Kohl at Major League Programs is not a fan of the new Longhorn Network.
And I think that will do it. Sorry to get these up late.