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Some Monday Morning Sports Media Thoughts

While I’m away from a computer this morning, I provide these thoughts to you so you have some fresh material here. I hope you had a good Thanksgiving weekend. As usual, I’ll go in bullet form. We’re three games into NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football schedule and the duo of Brad Nessler and Mike Mayock […]

Some Black Friday Sports Media Links

I hope you survived the Black Friday experience if you went out today. If you decided to shop online, better to do that than wait outside in the cold especially in the Northeast where the temperatures dropped below freezing overnight. No fun. Anyway, I’ll provide the links. The Weekend Viewing Picks are here. To the […]

Some Pre-Thanksgiving Sports Media Thoughts

On this Thanksgiving Week, I’ll provide a few thoughts on what has transpired so far this week. All in bullet form, of course. The announcement that ESPN Dictator George Bodenheimer will become ESPN Chairman, leaving day-to-day operations with Executive Vice President of Content John Skipper bears watching. While I have jokingly called Bodenheimer a dictator, […]

Churning Out The Tuesday Links

Early evening again. Let’s do some linkage here. The Poynter Institute’s Jason Fry writes an article as the ESPN Ombudsman on how whiskey maker Jameson’s got stuck sponsoring the ESPN Films “Unguarded” documentary on addict Chris Herren. Michael Bradley writing for the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center looks at a new e-book from Dallas […]

Coming On With Some Sunday Links

Let’s do some links on this Sunday. Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News says Golf Channel scored a couple of rating records for Day One of the Presidents Cup. Mike writes that Time Warner Cable has signed a long-term deal to air Los Angeles Galaxy games starting next season. Mike says Facebook is offering a live […]

Time For Some Thursday Linkage

Let’s do some links. May not be a full set. Depends on how much I can get done here. We’ll start with Alexandra Bruell of Advertising Age who says Penn State University has hired a public relations firm to help with crisis management for the Jerry Sandusky story. John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable says […]

It’s Time For Mid-Week Linkage

It’s Wednesday. It’s mid-week and it’s time for some sports media links. Let’s get to them without further delay. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand talks with NBC’s Bob Costas about the “get” of accused child molester Jerry Sandusky for “Rock Center with Brian Williams”. While NBC and Bob Costas are being praised for the Sandusky interview, […]

Some Quickie Tuesday Links

I had surgery to remove a sebaceous cyst today so the blogging was minimal today. Trying to catch up now. Here are some links. Big buzz today regarding Bob Costas’ interview of Jerry Sandusky on Rock Center with Brian Williams last night. Let’s get some links on that first. Bob went on The Dan Patrick Show […]

Let’s Get Back To The Linkage

I owe you some links having not been able to do them either Monday or Tuesday. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand talks about the ratings for LSU-Alabama not being as high as the previous #1 vs. #2 college football Game of the Century. The great Richard Deitsch at Sports Illustrated has his Media Power List for […]

A Few Sunday Links

Let’s provide some linkage on this NFL Sunday. Dennis Dodd at CBSSports.com writes that the SEC plans to reopen its humungous media rights contract with ESPN soon after its admission of Missouri into the conference is made official. Glenn Davis at SportsGrid has video of ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit losing his concentration as an earthquake hit […]

Unleashing Some Friday Megalinks

Ok, let’s get this done. Lots of linkage from yesterday and today. I need to catch up. Let’s go. Check out your Weekend Viewing Picks for the sports and entertainment programming for Saturday and Sunday. National Mike McCarthy of USA Today wonders if there’s a glass ceiling for women in sports television. Former Comcast SportsNet […]

Doing The Wednesday Links

Let’s provide some mid-week linkage for you. Sports Business Daily recaps how ESPN’s SportsCenter handled NBA highlights on what should have been the Opening Night of the regular season. SBD also looks at Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt’s agreement to sell the team at auction. Paul Thomasch with Reuters says MLB is looking to […]

ESPN Announces Replacement Programming For Lost NBA Games

ESPN has provided its updated schedule to replace lost NBA games due to the lockout. Last month, it gave us a schedule for the first two weeks of the NBA season, but with the league cancelling games for the rest of November, ESPN has to plug some holes. For this week and next, expanded SportsCenters […]

Doing A Few Sunday Links

Let’s some linkage on this Sunday. Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News writes that the NBA lockout has forced the cancellation of the rest of its November games forcing ESPN, TNT, NBA TV and regional sports networks to fill huge programming holes. Michael Malone at Multichannel notes that some Hawaiian viewers lost part of Thursday’s Game […]

Let’s Do Some Monday Linkage

Ok, I won’t be in all day on Tuesday, although I will have my iPad and I’ll try to post any breaking news from a conference in Taunton, MA tomorrow. But while I’m in the office now, it’s time for some linkage. Starting with Sports Business Daily, we learn that Game 4 of the World […]

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