I’ve been out for much of the day and my phone battery died while in transit so imagine feeling out of touch and lost like I did. But I’m back with you.
I’ll do a few links here and add a few more in another post later.
Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand has his sports media predictions for 2012.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today writes Craig James has officially left ESPN to run for US Senate from Texas. I know college football fans are breathing a sigh of relief.
Michael says CBS drew big ratings for New England-Denver yesterday.
And Michael says Golf Channel will team analysts Nick Faldo and Johnny Miller together on the PGA Tour’s season opening tournament next month.
In his Monday Morning Quarterback, Sports Illustrated’s Peter King reports on how NBC renewed its Sunday Night Football deal with the NFL (scroll down).
At Mashable, Sam Laird reports on how the NFL plans to bring tablets to the sidelines.
Mike Reynolds at Multichannel News reports on how the NFL plans to expand the Thursday Night Football schedule as early as next season.
Mike writes that NFL Network is on pace to set a record ratings mark for Thursday Night Football.
Mike says Fox Sports has appointed an interim President for its Speed network.
At the Hollywood Reporter, Sofia M. Fernandez has the video of the Saturday Night Live Tim Tebow sketch.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell talks with NBC Sports Chairman Mark Lazarus about the network’s new 9 year, $950 million per contract with the NFL.
Chad Finn of the Boston Globe notes that Pats-Broncos drew a big rating both nationally and locally.
The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir profiles the new NBC Sports Chairman who had some big shoes to fill when Emperor Dick Ebersol left.
Over to the New York Post where Phil Mushnick shows his hatred for ESPN.
Newsday’s Neil Best isn’t surprised to see CBS pull a big number for Patriots-Broncos yesterday.
The Albany Times Union’s Pete Dougherty writes that Time Warner Cable is pledging not to pull MSG off its cable systems during its carriage dispute with the channel.
Pete has your Week 16 NFL TV schedule for Saturday (don’t forget it’s Christmas Eve).
David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun writes the Ravens have renewed their existing radio and TV deals.
David enjoyed listening to Cris Collinsworth’s analysis of an otherwise lackluster Ravens performance last night.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner says TNT is ready to showcase new NBA studio analyst Shaquille O’Neal.
We’ll hold it there and do some more linkage later.