Back For Some Sunday Linkage

Ok, back from New York after attending “Blogs with Balls 4” at the Bloomberg world headquarters on Lexington Avenue. I’ll have a recap of the event later today. But I’ll give you some links since I was unable to blog yesterday.

Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News says MLB Network has signed several cable providers for its new Video on Demand service.

Mike writes that Univision has signed former NBC Sports Executive Producer David Neal as its head of sports production.

At the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, Eric Deggans from the St. Petersburg Times writes that Fox made a huge mistake by making up Chicago Tribune headlines and portraying them as real.

SportsGrid has Fox Sports’ official apology made during Fox NFL Sunday.

Adam Rittenberg of ESPN.com says College GameDay heads to Wisconsin this Saturday.

A couple of screengrabs from Timothy Burke at his Mocksession site. First, here’s Erin Andrews wearing a coonskin cap on the set of ESPN’s College GameDay.

And we have a look at the monsoon in Charlotte that caused the Bank of America Stadium field to become a quagmire during the Jacksonville-Carolina game.

At Sporting Madness, Andrew Bucholz recaps one of the Blogs with Balls 4 panels during which ABC’s Josh Elliot did not have some nice things to say about his former employer, ESPN.

Brandon Costa of Sports Video Group looks at Raycom’s new HD production truck.

Phil Mushnick of the New York Post decries the personal seat license.

Dick Weiss of the New York Daily News notes that the Big East’s rejection of a huge ESPN offer for TV rights paved the way for Pittsburgh and Syracuse to leave the conference.

Jim Wiliams of the Washington Examiner writes that this isn’t the first time the SEC was thinking expansion of the conference.

Mel Bracht of the Daily Oklahoman rates the top 5 Sooner State announcing teams.

Nina Metz of the Chicago Tribune reviews the ESPN Films documentary on the Steve Bartman incident from 2003.

David Haugh of the Tribune has Fox’s Joe Buck denying that Bears QB Jay Cutler is being singled out by the networks for criticism.

The Toronto Sports Media Blog says a noted Toronto Globe and Mail columnist may be leaving for a TV career.

Sports Media Watch has some various ratings news and notes.

SMW has a few more news and notes.

And that’s where I’ll end it for now.

Ken Fang

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Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013. He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television. Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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