This week is going to be busy for me. I was cleaning out an office for most of the day and it looks like that will be on the agenda for the rest of the month. I’ll do my best to post what I can here. But just know that I may be scarce. I’ll do what I can to post breaking news when I can.
Let’s do some linkage.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today says the NBA on ESPN/ABC crew did not go overboard in covering Sunday’s Dallas-New York Knicks game.
Irving DeJohn and Helen Kennedy of the New York Daily News speak with the ESPN editor who lost his job over the Jeremy Lin headline slur that was seen on the network’s mobile site.
Ole Skaar and Helen Kennedy of the Daily News have Jeremy Lin forgiving and forgetting about the ESPN.com headline.
Ty Duffy from The Big Lead feels ESPNews anchor Max Bretos who was suspended for a month by the Alleged Worldwide Leader in reference to Jeremy Lin, got too harsh a punishment.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times also writes about ESPN’s actions in the wake of the Jeremy Lin headline.
Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo has Lin appealing to the Taiwanese media to leave his relatives alone.
Patrick Burns at Deadspin has ESPN SportsCenter going way overboard in Jeremy Lin mentions last week. That’s not good at all.
Paul Bond of the Hollywood Reporter has Glen Beck going after ESPN and ABC for the Max Bretos suspension.
Mike Silva at Sports Media Watchdog feels ESPN overreacted.
Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch interviews Yahoo’s Dan Wetzel and ESPN’s Michelle Beadle
of his podcast.
Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand has the full joint statement from MSG Network and Time Warner Cable in regards to their agreement.
In this week’s SBJ issue, John writes that NBC Sports Network’s ratings are off to a slow start.
Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News says MSG Network will take viewers inside the World’s Most Famous Arena’s Phase I renovation.
Tim Nudd of Adweek writes that M&M’s won the YouTube 2012 Super Bowl Ad Blitz.
Rich Thomaselli of Advertising Age writes that sponsors are knocking on Jeremy Lin’s door, hoping he will endorse their products.
Ryan Berenz from Channel Guide magazine talks with CBS/Golf Channel’s David Feherty.
It’s no secret that the New York Post’s Phil Mushnick hates the WWE.
The New York Daily News’ Bob Raissman speculates that ESPN jettisoned Ron Jaworski from Monday Night Football in case Peyton Manning becomes available.
Philadelphia sports radio host Mike Missanelli about being taken off Monday Night Football.
Thanks to Sports Radio Interviews for the link.
The Washington Examiner’s Jim Williams talks with TNT’s Shaquille O’Neal and ESPN’s Jon Barry about the Wizards.
Tom Jones of the Tampa Bay Times reviews the weekend in sports television.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel speaks with Frank Deford about his new memoir.
Dusty Saunders of the Denver Post notes the rise of Linsanity.
Tom Hoffarth at the Los Angeles Daily News has the sports schedule for this week.
Bruce Dowbiggin at the Toronto Globe and Mail explores the policy of NHL teams that allow reporters to fly on their private planes with the players.
Raju Mudhar of the Toronto Star looks at the ugly side of Linsanity.
Sports Media Watch notes the overnight ratings for the NASCAR Budweiser Shooting on Fox were up from last year.
SMW says the first half of NBC’s Hockey Day in America did well.
And that will do it.