Early evening again. Let’s do some linkage here.
The Poynter Institute’s Jason Fry writes an article as the ESPN Ombudsman on how whiskey maker Jameson’s got stuck sponsoring the ESPN Films “Unguarded” documentary on addict Chris Herren.
Michael Bradley writing for the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center looks at a new e-book from Dallas Mavericks owner and social media maven Mark Cuban.
Tony Barnhart, a.k.a. “Mr. College Football”, writes a tribute to the late voice of the Georgia Bulldogs, Larry Munson at CBSSports.com.
Peter Schrager at Esquire talks with Baltimore sportscaster Gerry Sandusky, who’s often confused with the accused Penn State child molester.
At the Hollywood Reporter, Georg Szalai writes that the NBA lockout really didn’t effect the cable networks’ in the third quarter of this year.
Lacey Rose from the Reporter talks with Captain Blowhard about his Grantland site and a few other things that people really don’t care about.
One more from the Reporter, Gary Baum says Hollywood is taking sides for this weekend’s USC-UCLA game. Whatever.
Brian Steinberg at Advertising Age tells us how the ads for Super Bowl XLVI on NBC are shaping up.
Dan Hirschhorn of Ad Age says the networks are now hoping to poach NBA advertisers in the wake of the lockout.
Jon Lafayette of Broadcasting & Cable notes the plan of succession for ESPN Dictator George Bodenheimer is now in place and will take in effect on New Year’s Day.
John Eggerton at B&C says NBC Sports Network gets into boxing next year.
Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News notes that NASCAR’s season finale got a big rating for ESPN.
Anthony Crupi of Adweek writes about NBC Sports and the NHL teaming up for a new event hoping that it will be as successful as the Winter Classic.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell notes a new poll which shows that former Penn State coach Joe Paterno’s reputation has been ruined most likely for good.
Newsday’s Neil Best says the NFL is not as dependent on New York for ratings as the other sports leagues.
Pete Dougherty from the Albany Times Union has the NFL Week 12 TV schedule for the Capital Region.
Ken Schott from the Schenectady Gazette says Time Warner Cable will air local high school football championships this weekend.
Ken says MSG Network airs some college hockey on Saturday.
Jim Williams at the Washington Examiner talks about NBA TV’s new show that premieres tonight.
Jim says the Big East could become a coast-to-coast conference.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle writes about the ESPN chain of succession.
Mel Bracht of the Daily Oklahoman says as expected, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State drew big local ratings over the weekend.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says try not to get too excited over Fox’s Galloping Gobbler Award.
Ed Sherman from Crain’s Chicago Business talks with an NBA agent who’s making due during the lockout.
Jay Drew of the Salt Lake Tribune writes that BYU’s TV contract is the main holdup for the school’s entry to the Big East.
Helene Elliot from the Los Angeles Times looks at the potential aftermath of the Dodgers ownership sale.
Sports Media Watch says ESPN’s NASCAR ratings went up this year.
Christopher Byrne of Eye on Sports Media has some thoughts on the passing of Georgia football announcer Larry Munson.
That’s going to be it.