After not being able to provide linkage for a few days, let’s get back to it. I probably won’t be able to do the links as I have to undergo a medical procedure. Nothing serious. I should be back on Wednesday.
Let’s do your links.
Sports Business Daily looks over the reviews of ESPN’s handling of Penn State’s first game since the Jerry Sandusky scandal broke.
Tripp Mickle and John Ourand at Sports Business Journal say YouTube is now entering the sports media rights landscape.
Tripp says Versus will air over 30 hours of action sports programming as NBC Sports retakes ownership of the Dew Tour
Jason Belzer and Darren Heitner of Collegiate Sports Advisors write in Sports Business Journal that colleges and universities should not force a social media blackout on their student-athletes.
USA Today’s Mike McCarthy says the NFL pregame show analysts either praised or criticized Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson depending on their former positions.
Mike writes Saturday’s Nebraska-Penn State game got higher ratings for ESPN.
Ben Grossman at Broadcasting & Cable says a quick knockout in Fox’s airing of its first UFC bout wasn’t as bad as originally thought.
At Yahoo! Sports, Maggie Hendricks reviews Fox’s first production of a UFC card.
Dave Meltzer of Yahoo says UFC on Fox delivered a ratings punch.
At Yahoo’s Puck Daddy, Greg Wyshynski tells us what the NHL’s hiring of Ross Greenburg, formerly of HBO Sports, will mean for the league.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News writes that Saturday’s Manny Pacquaio-Juan Manuel Marquez might have set up a big payday for the Pacman to fight Floyd Mayweather on pay per view next year.
Mike says NFL Network received the most viewers ever for a Thursday Night Football season opener.
Michael O’Connell of the Hollywood Reporter says Sunday Night Football won the ratings for NBC.
The Reporter notes that several advertisers have pulled their ads from upcoming Penn State football games on ESPN’s networks.
Toni Fitzgerald at Media Life says sports continues to draw viewers on what normally are dead Saturday nights.
Dan Fogarty of SportsGrid says Gus Johnson was being Gus when USC pulled off a fake punt during its game against Washington on Saturday.
Sports Video Group says NBC will air the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials later this year.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell has what former Penn State coach Joe Paterno should have said last week.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times looks at UFC on Fox’s preliminary ratings.
Phil Mushnick at the New York Post feels it’s hard to love college football.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union has the Week 11 NFL TV schedule for the Capital Region.
Pete says Time Warner Cable will carry all local high school football regional playoff games.
Ken McMillan of the Middletown (NY) Times Herald-Record writes that Versus and HDNet will combine for a Thanksgiving holiday college basketball tournament.
Deborah Ann Tripoldi of the Nutley (NJ) Sun writes that Friend of Fang’s Bites Tina Cervasio was inducted into a local Hall of Fame.
Laura Nachman says a Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia reporter is now engaged.
The Harrisburg (PA) Patriot-News has the remarks of ESPN’s Jon Ritchie about accused child molester Jerry Sandusky. Ritchie grew up near Penn State.
David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun is still not a fan of CBS’ Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf especially when they call Ravens games.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner talks with an official with NCAA.com about the streaming of over 20 championships.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times says ESPN got the job done for Nebraska-Penn State on Saturday.
David Barron from the Houston Chronicle says Texans fans wanting to watch yesterday’s game against the Bucs in the Rio Grande Valley of the Lone Star State were SOL.
Fang’s Bites welcomes back Jerry Garcia of the San Antonio Express-News as we have not linked to him in a very long time. Jerry reports on a sudden switch on the local CBS affiliate that left Cowboys fans angry.
Mel Bracht of the Daily Oklahoman notes that the ESPN on ABC crew assigned to Texas Tech-Oklahoma State had plenty of time to fill.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes that ESPN’s Monday Night Football open for tonight’s Packers-Vikings game will honor the military.
Ed Sherman from Crain’s Chicago Business writes that the Big Ten Conference has removed Joe Paterno’s name from its championship trophy.
Dan Caesar of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has a lengthy conversation with embattled Cardinals TV voice Dan McLaughlin about his two drunken driving arrests.
Dusty Saunders of the Denver Post talks with a local news anchor who would like to return to his old sports roots.
Sad story out of Reno, NV as KTVN sports anchor JK Metzker died Sunday after being hit by a car. He leaves behind a wife and three sons.
Chris Murray of the Reno Gazette-Journal rememebers Metzker as a friend outside of the newsroom.
Lenita Powers of the Gazette-Journal says Metzker was loved in the local market.
Powers writes that KTVN canceled its newscasts on Sunday to grieve over Metzker’s death.
KTVN meteorologist Mike Alger says Metzker was a true friend.
Tom Hoffarth at the Los Angeles Daily News has the sports calendar for this week.
Bruce Dowbiggin at the Toronto Globe and Mail says UFC isn’t leaving the sports landscape anytime soon.
Steve Lepore at Puck The Media says it’s time for the NHL to have a Red Zone Channel. I agree.
Sports Media Watch says NBA TV will premiere a new roundtable discussion program as the 2011-12 season looks more in doubt.
SMW says ABC’s Saturday Night Football received a record ratings low opposite LSU-Alabama on CBS.
The Big Lead has NBC’s Al Michaels talking the Penn State story with Sirius XM’s Howard Stern.
And we’ll leave it there. Lots of links for you to digest today.