I had surgery to remove a sebaceous cyst today so the blogging was minimal today. Trying to catch up now.
Here are some links.
Big buzz today regarding Bob Costas’ interview of Jerry Sandusky on Rock Center with Brian Williams last night.
Let’s get some links on that first.
Bob went on The Dan Patrick Show to discuss what was said, what wasn’t said and what you didn’t see on last night’s Sandusky interview.
Bill Carter of the New York Times has the story on how Costas got Jerry Sandusky on the phone.
Alan Sepinwall of HitFlix says Costas got the job done in his Sandusky interview.
Rebecca Ford of the Hollywood Reporter says Costas is being universally praised for last night’s interview.
At the Atlantic Wire, Dashiell Bennett wants to know why Sandusky agreed to do the interview.
Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports recaps the interview and tells us what it all means.
Mark Perigard of the Boston Herald says the Costas interview was the best one this year to date.
David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun writes that Costas gave Rock Center its signature moment.
Richard Roeper at the Chicago Sun-Times says Sandusky really didn’t help himself and might have made things worse.
While the interview got a lot of buzz, Ann Oldenberg of USA Today notes that it still lost in the ratings to ABC’s heavily promoted Gabby Giffords interview.
Lynette Rice of Entertainment Weekly says CBS got the last laugh over all of the networks when all was said and done.
Brian Lowry at Fox Sports reviews ESPN’s production of Saturday’s Nebraska-Penn State game.
Philadelphia sports radio talk show host Michael Bradley writes in the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center that the Penn State story proves the need for in-depth reporting.
Now to other stories.
Lucia Moses at Adweek notes that corporate cousins HBO and Sports Illustrated will team up for a new TV series to air in 2013.
Diego Vasquez of Media Life talks with the CEO of a sports and entertainment agency on the impact of the NBA lockout on fans and the league’s TV partners.
Carolyn Braff of Sports Video Group profiles former NBC Sports Emperor Dick Ebersol as he’s about to be inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir says UFC is suing New York to open up the state for mixed martial arts. Currently, UFC and other MMA events are banned in New York.
Newsday’s Neil Best looks at NFL Network’s new announcing team for Thursday Night Football.
Pete Dougherty at the Albany Times Union has the Presidents Cup TV schedule on Golf Channel and NBC.
Ken Schott from the Schenectady Gazette writes that one local radio station has released its high school basketball schedule.
At the Houston Chronicle, David Barron has the overnight ratings for some of the weekend’s sporting events.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer says Steelers-Bengals game on Sunday drew big ratings locally.
Bob Wolfley in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal writes that the Green Bay blowout of the Vikings hurt ESPN’s ratings for Monday Night Football.
In Crain’s Chicago Business, Ed Sherman tells Bulls fans there’s still hope for an NBA season.
Michael Martinez of the Reno Gazette Journal says TV station KTVN resumed newscasts Monday with tributes to the late sportscaster, JK Metzker.
Gazette-Journal columnist Dan Hinxman has some advice for Metzker’s three young sons.
Joe Favorito says “Movember” is gaining momentum.
Bob’s Blitz has the great video of Al Michaels and his son trashing CBS’ Boomer Esiason on the Howard Stern show yesterday.
And I’ll end it there for now.