Horrible day here in the Northeast. Snowing hard. And I’m at home which is never a bad thing. Flipping between the Dan Patrick Show, NFL Network and the Weather Channel to get the latest on Super Bowl Media Day and the crazy weather that has gripped most of the nation and is affecting 100 million people. That’s when you know you have a big storm.
Anyway, to the links.
First, long-time baseball blogger for ESPN.com, Rob Neyer has left the behemoth to become the baseball editor for SB Nation. Best of luck to Rob.
At Sports Business Journal, John Ourand writes that Fox Sports Media Group is looking at FX to carry sports programming.
Daniel Kaplan from the SBJ notes that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is not the highest paid executive in the league’s offices.
Finally from the SBJ, Fred Dreier reports that the MLS’ New England Revolution is going to credential bloggers starting this season.
Steve Lepore at Puck The Media breaks news that Versus will air the 2011 IIHF World Hockey Championships in the spring.
Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated talks with NFL Network’s Mike Mayock and discusses the tenure of ESPN Ombudsman Don Ohlmeyer.
To Milton Kent of Fanhouse who is uneasy with former Florida coach Urban Meyer who will continue to work for the school to raise money while working for ESPN.
Milton talks about CBS refusing to air an ad for the NFL Players Association.
Lindsay Powers from the Hollywood Reporter also looks into CBS’ refusal to air the ad.
The Hollywood Reporter cites a new poll which shows that the Super Bowl may be headed towards a viewership record.
Mike Reynolds at Multichannel News writes about Versus’ record ratings for the NHL All-Star Game.
Toni Fitzgerald in Media Life Magazine looks at the advertisers which bought time on the Super Bowl.
Diego Vasquez from Media Life discusses buying ads on the Super Bowl.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell warns us about counterfeit jerseys.
Melissa Jacobs of espnW has some secrets on how to survive Super Bowl Week.
Darren looks at Rob Neyer’s decision to leave ESPN.com for SB Nation.
At Examiner.com, Evan Weiner gets on sportswriters feeling they’re mostly apologists.
Noah Davis at SportsNewser says Sports Illustrated’s Peter King had to write a clarification after misunderstanding NFL Commish Roger Goodell’s statements on Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Glenn Davis in SportsGrid has outtakes from PETA’s rejected Super Bowl ad. I’m think Ashley Madison, Go Daddy and PETA say they’re ads have been rejected just to get publicity. I don’t think they were actually rejected.
SportsGrid has spotted the infamous Ines Sainz at Super Bowl Media Day.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News feels Ben Roethlisberger won’t be able to avoid questions about his sordid past at Super Bowl Media Day today.
Pete Dougherty at the Albany Times Union has this year’s BracketBusters schedule.
Jim Williams looks at Urban Meyer joining ESPN for its college football coverage.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times says Meyer is looking forward to joining ESPN.
Rachel George from the Orlando Sentinel has Meyer saying that Florida is not off-limits to his analysis.
George Diaz from the Sentinel feels Meyer and ESPN are a strange fit.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News says it’s entertainment reporters that make Super Bowl Media Day the circus that it is.
Gary West from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says ESPN received a Texas-sized welcome to the Metroplex yesterday.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes that the Cincinnati and Dayton basketball teams get pushed to Standard Definition by Fox Sports Ohio.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel looks at the Pro Bowl’s local ratings.
Bob talks with NFL Films founder Ed Sabol.
Ed Sherman in Crain’s Chicago Business is surprised by the Pro Bowl’s ratings.
Ed says HBO’s Bill Maher is touting the NFL’s economic model.
Dan Caesar at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the radio color analyst for Missouri football is retiring after 16 years.
Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times projects how we’ll be watching the NFL in 2020.
We get some ratings news and notes from the Sports Media Watch.
SMW notes that ESPN has finally reached 100 million households.
SMW says the corporate synergy between Comcast and NBC has already begun.
Back to Steve Lepore and Puck The Media, Steve has an interview with the host of TSN2′s That’s Hockey2Nite.
I think we’ll end it there for today.