Let’s provide some mid-week linkage for you.
Sports Business Daily recaps how ESPN’s SportsCenter handled NBA highlights on what should have been the Opening Night of the regular season.
SBD also looks at Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt’s agreement to sell the team at auction.
Paul Thomasch with Reuters says MLB is looking to hit the motherlode in a new round of negotiations for network TV partners.
Michael Hiestand from USA Today talks with SEC on CBS analyst Gary Danielson on LSU-Alabama.
Steve Wieberg and Steve Berkowitz of USA Today explore ESPN’s role in the realignment in college sports.
Tom Weir of USA Today says ESPN’s Jenn Brown tweeted about her experience being locked in a hotel bathroom today.
In Outkick The Coverage, Clay Travis looks into the conflicts regarding CBS’ Tony Barnhart’s reporting of Missouri to the Southeastern Conference.
Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch delved into ESPN’s coverage of Tim Tebow and found it bordering on the excessive.
Etan Vlessing of the Hollywood Reporter says singer Cee Lo “Eff You” Green will be performing on the NHL float during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC. Of course, the NHL and NBC are partners as well. Green also is a judge on NBC’s “The Voice” so there’s synergy all around here.
Georg Szalai of the Reporter has Comcast’s CEO saying Telemundo’s reported $600 million deal for the World Cup will be profitable for the company.
John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable reports that an appeals court has again thrown out the FCC fine against CBS for airing Janet Jackson’s nipple during the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show.
Bill Cromwell of Media Life Magazine says cable had a ratings downturn in October led by ESPN’s Monday Night Football and TBS’ MLB Postseason coverage.
Timothy Burke at Deadspin notes that ESPN’s Erin Andrews had a little problem with a math concept with LSU coach Les Miles.
Dan Fogarty of SportsGrid says ESPN.com’s comment section went haywire thanks to those writing about Tim Tebow.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell wonders if Fox will buy the Dodgers again.
Darren tells us that secondary ticket prices for Saturday’s LSU-Alabama game are reaching astronomical levels.
In the Boston Globe, Bruins beat reporter Fluto Shinzawa writes about being a foodie when he travels on the road with the team.
Edward Wyatt of the New York Times looks at the Third Circuit Appeals court throwing out the FCC fine against CBS.
Mike Tanier of the Times says NFL TV analysts now have to find ways to stand out above the crowd even if it means being confrontational.
Ken Schott from the Schenectady Gazette looks at NBC Sports Network’s college hockey schedule.
Pete Dougherty at the Albany Times Union has the Week 10 College Football TV schedule.
Pete also has the Week 9 NFL TV schedule.
Ken McMillan at the Middletown (NY) Times Herald-Record notes that Seton Hall basketball will air on ESPN Radio New York this season.
Laura Nachman says Sunday Night Football featuring the Philadelphia Eagles won primetime for NBC.
David Salter in the Patriot-News (PA) writes about the progression and in some cases, regression of women covering sports.
Dan Steinberg from the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog says Rob Dibble can’t let his 2010 firing from MASN go without firing another shot.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner writes that the first part of the Big East’s expansion is complete. Now comes the next step.
Jon Solomon of the Birmingham (AL) News says the ESPN Films documentary on the Alabama-Auburn rivalry is top notch.
Dennis Pillion of Al.com notes that ESPN will go inside the Alabama football program leading up to its big game against LSU on Saturday.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle notes that DirecTV has come to terms with another local station group.
John Kiesewetter from the Cincinnati Enquirer says Time Warner Cable will air four local high school football games.
Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the NFL is about to release the Green Bay Packers championship DVD package.
Ed Sherman at Crain’s Chicago Business writes that Comcast SportsNet is trying to survive without the Bulls.
Mark Anderson of the Las Vegas Review-Journal notes that Air Force is happy to be playing on “an easy to find” TV channel this week and possibly be moving to the Big East where games are also easily found.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has the Week 10 NFL TV schedule for SoCal.
Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times wonders if media rivals Fox and Time Warner would put forth a bid to buy the Dodgers.
And SMW notes that ESPN is filling programming holes left by the NBA lockout.
Steve Lepore at Puck The Media has the national college hockey TV schedule.
Joe Favorito says the baseball season may be over, but the sport continues to keep its brand active in the offseason.
Joe Lucia at Awful Announcing feels ESPN’s presentation of the MLB Gold Glove Awards did not need to be watched.
And that will do us for now.