As I’m helping to watch my nephew today, I have a very short window to get links in before he wakes up so let’s get this done before I get delayed.
The big story is the Jevon Belcher-Kasandra Perkins tragedy over the weekend. Many of the links deal with how CBS’ The NFL Today dealt with the story. I have my own take in case you missed it.
I’ll do as many links as I can.
Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch takes CBS to task for its decision not to lead its show with the Belcher-Perkins story.
Michael Hiestand from USA Today says the Belcher story forced the Sunday NFL pregame shows to change course.
At The Sherman Report, Ed Sherman says CBS made the wrong decision not to lead with the story.
Matt Yoder at Awful Announcing has Twitter reaction as The NFL Today hit the airwaves yesterday.
SportsRantz says CBS chose to start its show with product placement for a GPS company and that itself sent the wrong message.
Back to Ed Sherman, he looks at Bob Costas’ commentary on guns during last night’s Sunday Night Football game.
Sean Newell of Deadspin goes off on Costas for his commentary.
Greg Hall says the Belcher murder-suicide put the Kansas City media in the national spotlight.
Laura Bauer and Glen E. Rice of the Kansas City Star profile Kasandra Perkins, the young mother shot nine times by Belcher.
John Ourand of Sports Business Journal reports that Fox Sports is close to purchasing the rights for the Cleveland MLB team and thus forcing the shutdown of current rightsholder SportsTime Ohio (STO).
Fox’s Charles Davis clarifies some comments he and Gus Johnson made during Saturday’s Big Ten Championship Game.
Joe Flint and Meg James of the Los Angeles Times says rising sports rights fees will come back to hit cable and satellite customers in the wallet.
Michael Shamburger of The Big Lead has video of the Best of Uncle Verne Lundquist from Saturday’s SEC Championship on CBS.
Classic Sports TV and Media looks back at Dick Vitale’s first broadcast on ESPN in 1979.
That’s all for now. If I can squeeze in some more links, I will. And I’ll do my best to post any breaking news as long as my nephew is still napping,