It’s been a while since I’ve done linkage. I’ll provide some on this Cyber Monday.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today says having Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship Game will bring in some monster ratings for ESPN.
Chris Chase of USA Today’s Game On notes that the NFL had Rich Eisen and NFL Network pull an interview segment with actor Bradley Cooper due to NFL gambling references.
Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch talks with Turner Sports’ Chris Webber and reviews the weekend in sports television.
Toni Fitzgerald of Media Life writes that Notre Dame is as close to a guaranteed ratings success for college football as anything.
Etan Vlessing of the Hollywood Reporter says the NHL’s TV partners are caught trying to fill programming holes due to the lockout.
Ed Sherman of The Sherman Report has the first of a two part interview with SiriusXM’s Dino Costa.
Brad Gagnon of Awful Announcing writes that the Sunday NFL pregame shows are dramatically losing viewers this season.
The Big Lead notes that ESPN college football analyst Jesse Palmer had to apologize for doing the “Hook ‘Em Horns” sign upside down.
Bruce Allen at Boston Sports Media Watch throws some cold water on some silly agendas by the Hub’s sports writers.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times says don’t expect too many changes to YES with News Corp. buying a minority stake in the channel.
In the New York Post, Phil Mushnick says Rutgers’ move to the Big Ten is all about the money. Tell me something I don’t know, Phil.
Newsday’s Neil Best talks with John Gilchrist who played Mikey in the iconic Life cereal commercials.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union has the college football TV schedule for Week 14.
Keith Groller of the Allentown (PA) Morning Call talks with Eastern PA native Lisa Salters about returning home for ESPN’s Monday Night Football tonight.
It’s official. David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun hates CBS.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner feels Maryland’s move to the Big Ten makes sense.
Tom Jones at the Tampa Bay Times has his review of the weekend in sports television.
Over to Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News who has a profile of ESPN’s Ed Werder and his daughter’s successful battle to beat a nasty brain tumor.
David Barron looks at a few items in his regular sports media column.
Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has ESPN’s Trent Dilfer commenting on the Green Bay Packers’ offensive line.
Paul M. Banks at the Chicago Sports Media Watch notes the high overnight rating for Notre Dame-USC.
Dusty Saunders of the Denver Post says compares the current Broncos radio analyst to the very first one.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has the sports calendar for this week.
And Tom has the five things he learned from this weekend.
Sports Media Watch says the move of the Thanksgiving Night game from NFL Network to NBC paid off in spades this year.
SMW says the Thanksgiving afternoon game on Fox suffered a drop from the year before.
SMW notes that the early Thanksgiving Day game on CBS had the best ratings of the three games on Turkey Day.
Joe Favorito says Atlantis in the Bahamas is fast becoming the place for premiere college basketball teams.
Adam Herman at the New York Rangers Blog says the NHL instructed NBC Sports not to air a charity hockey game this past weekend.
That’s going to do it for now.