Your February 1st Links

It seems like last week we rang in the New Year. Now, we’re one month into 2012. Didn’t take long. Let’s do some linkage. Starting with Michael Hiestand of USA Today, we learn that NBC has quite a bit in store for its six hour Super Bowl pregame show. Also in USA Today, Michael Coppinger […]

Cranking Out Your Tuesday Links

Since late last night, I’ve been culling linkage for today. Let’s get to them. Terry Lefton and Daniel Kaplan at Sports Business Journal discuss how Indianapolis hotels are gouging customers for Super Bowl Week. Anick Jesdanun of the Associated Press reviews NBC’s online presentation of the Super Bowl for this Sunday. Sergio Non of USA […]

Doing Some Friday Megalinks

With a rainy day in Southern New England, it’s time to provide you with some media links. Lots of them on a Friday. You can check out the Weekend Viewing Picks for the sports and entertainment programming suggestions. Now to the links. National USA Today’s Michael Hiestand talks with NBC’s Al Michaels about calling his […]

Some Late Monday Night Linkage

I’ll do some links that I’ve gathered over the day. You deserve some. Michael Hiestand of USA Today discusses the monster ratings for Championship Sunday in the NFL. Michael says with NBC reacquiring the rights to the Breeders Cup, ESPN has gotten out of the horse racing business. And Michael discusses Jim Rome’s CBS debut […]

Big Ten Network Special Programming Devoted to Joe Paterno

Starting tonight, Big Ten Network will begin two days of programming devoted to the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. With Paterno’s passing correctly reported this morning instead of last night, Big Ten Network will air a special on the coach’s life tonight at 8, then there will be rebroadcasts of various milestones in […]

Anatomy of How An Erroneous Report Set Twitter Afire

What a crazy Saturday in both sports and social media. An erroneous report of the death of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno set Twitter afire, but after denials from the family, people were quick to blame the social media service. However, it really wasn’t Twitter’s fault. Twitter reacts to breaking news. While it […]

Posting As Many Monday Links As I Can

Been busy again today, but I’ll try to post as many links here as possible. Don’t know if I can do a complete set, but I’ll see what I can do. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand hears from ESPN’s Brent Musburger who calls tonight’s BCS National Championship Game. Tom Weir of USA Today says Tim Tebow […]

The Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2011

Time for the Fang’s Bites Sports Media Year in Review. The year isn’t big enough for a Top Ten, but it is big enough for a Big Dozen. Let’s get to the list and we’ll count down from 12 and also have some Honorable Mentions. 12. ESPN The Book One of the most anticipated books […]

Bringing Out The Wednesday Links

Ok, going to try to give you a full set of links today. Let’s get started. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch has his 2011 Media Awards. Very good list of people getting awards this year. Michael Hiestand from USA Today writes that when all is said and done, the NFL’s TV ratings for this season will […]

Tuesday Linkage

Let’s do some links for today. Lots of stories and lots of stuff going on. From the NFL announcing the online streaming of Super Bowl XLVI to some mind blowing revelations about reporters, this has been an amazing day. It will call for some sports media thoughts later tonight. First the links. I’ll begin with […]

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 […]

Getting To The Monday Linkage

It’s the early evening on the East Coast, but I do have time to bring you some linkage. Lots of stuff to get to. We’ll begin with John Ourand of Sports Business Journal who reviews ESPN’s new NFL studio shows which came as a result of its new Monday Night Football $2 billion rights fee. […]

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 […]

This Week’s Sports Illustrated Focuses on Penn State

Of course it would and why not? Lots of things going on at the University from the first national reports about Jerry Sandusky allegedly molesting children to school officials losing their jobs to coach Joe Paterno being fired, then the campus riots, followed by the first Nittany Lions game without the coach in more than […]