The last thing I wanted to wake up to this morning was reaction to racist headlines regarding Jeremy Lin, but that’s what we have on this Saturday. I’ve already written a post about it and I’ve given my opinion about the incident already. I’ll give ESPN the benefit of the doubt feeling the headline was unintentional, but let this be a lesson to other news organizations who are trying to be cute with puns or creative.
Mike McCarthy says ESPN has apologized for the headline.
Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch reacts to ESPN’s actions following the posting of the headline.
Ben Koo at Awful Announcing says even if the incident was unintentional, it was still inexcusable to allow the headline to get through.
Media Rantz says this is not the first time that an ESPN platform has used “chink in the armor” in a Jeremy Lin story.
Patty Hsieh at Aery’s Sports’ The Pigskin March site sums up the feeling of what many Asians like myself are thinking today.
Sports Media Watch has some context to the ESPN.com Jeremy Lin headline.
The Angry Asian Man blog has its reaction.
Now to other stories.
Tragic story. The son of Fox Sports’ Chris Myers was killed this week in a car accident and it will keep Myers from his NASCAR duties.
Sports Illustrated’s Stewart Mandel says the Pac-12 Conference is hoping its in-house network will break TV barriers.
Todd Cunningham of The Wrap notes that the NBA’s TV partners can’t go crazy and add New York Knicks games this season.
Awful Announcing’s Matt Yoder looks at yesterday’s Twitter feud between CNBC’s Darren Rovell and the New York Times’ Richard Sandomir.
Speaking of Richard, he and Howard Beck team up for a story in the Times about the resolution of the dispute between MSG Network and Time Warner Cable.
Nina Mandell of the New York Daily News says there was intervention among state and NBA officials to end the MSG/Time Warner Cable dispute.
The New York Post’s Claire Atkinson and Andy Soltis write about what brought MSG and Time Warner Cable back to the table.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union has MSG’s official statement on the resolution.
Pete has Time Warner’s statement as well.
Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that ESPN’s ratings for college basketball are up.
Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press chronicles College GameDay’s visit to the Michigan campus.
John Daly of the Daly Planet has a recap of some NASCAR media issues going into its first real weekend of the season.
John Singler of the Motor Racing Network talks about the first online streaming of NASCAR this season.
That’s going to be it for today.