Some Thursday Links

Some Thursday Links

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Some Thursday Links


Doing paperwork is not fun and I have to get out of the office before 3 p.m. as Foxboro will get crowded with tailgaters for tonight’s Jets-Patriots game.

I’ll give you some links today.

Le Anne Schreiber, ESPN’s Ombudsman has a new article out this month and she focuses on Lou Holtz’s Hitler comments during a live show in October.

Newsday’s Neil Best has comments from NBC’s Tiki Barber about his friend, Titans QB Kerry Collins. And Neil has Tiki not surprised about his former team’s success. Neil speculates that November 30’s Broncos-Jets game could get flexed into primetime. And Neil tells us that Barclays is still committed to the new home for the Nets. Neil has comments from ESPN’s Bob Knight. And Neil asks for your memories of the infamous 1968 “Heidi” Game that got cut off by NBC. Monday is the 40th anniversary. Holy cow.

USA Today’s Bob Kimball says ESPN Radio’s Mike Greenberg will watch his Jets tonight at on-air partner’s Mike Golic’s house.

Peter Schrager from the pretentious men’s magazine, Esquire, says there’s one person who’s not mad that you can’t get the NFL Network.

Jon Friedman of says it’s not fair the NFL has shrunk the Patriots home market for tonight’s game.

Mark LaFlamme of the Lewiston (ME) Sun-Journal writes that Maine fans are scrambling to find ways to watch tonight’s Jets-Patriots game.

The Dallas Morning News’ Barry Horn talks about Inside the NFL’s Warren Sapp calling Keyshawn Johnson a “bitch”. And Barry feels Sunday’s NFL schedule is an embarrassment of riches for the Metroplex.

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer talks with ESPN’s Ron Jaworski about members of the Browns quitting against Denver.

David Goetzl of Mediapost says ESPN’s ratings for Monday Night Football and college football went up when out of home numbers were factored in.

Brian Gainor, guest blogging for CNBC’s Darren Rovell, says 3D TV will be the next step for sports on TV. And Brian who’s doing a great job subbing for Darren, writes that the St. Louis Blues are giving their fans a chance to get a Blizzard.

Bill Virgin of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer says legendary news/talk station KIRO-AM is about to switch to all-sports.

Jayda Evans of the Seattle Times says an announcement is expected today about the switch.

Jim Williams of the DC/Baltimore Examiner says those hoping for the demise of Baltimore sports radio host Anita Marks had better think again.

Tim Lemke of the Washington Times writes that a BCS-to-ESPN move might make it easier for a college football playoff down the line. And Tim says the MLB Network learned from the mistakes of the NFL Network and will have the widest launch of a new cable/satellite channel in history.

Tim’s colleague at the Times, Patrick Stevens says a reality show on Maryland men’s basketball finally has a name.

Mike Lucas of the Capital (WI) Times tells us that Big Ten Network host Dave Revsine was influenced by his father’s communication skills.

Steve Warden of the Fort Wayne (IN) Gazette says the small college NAIA has signed a TV deal with CBS College Sports to broadcast and stream the men’s and women’s basketball championship games.

Paul Christian of the Rochester (MN) Post-Bulletin talks about ESPN’s massive 23 hour college basketball marathon on Tuesday.

Dan Angell of the Columbian Missourian reports that the University of Missouri has received $3.9 million from TV for broadcasting the school’s football games this season.

Steve Lepore at Puck the Media says Tuesday’s Pittsburgh-Detroit contest was the highest rated NHL regular season game ever for Versus.

John Schuster in the Tucson Weekly says Friday night for local sportscasters and sports writers is very busy as high school football games get major coverage.

Lisa Coffey in The Ledger (FL) writes that Olympic gold medal winning swimmer and NBC analyst Rowdy Gaines returned home to Winter Haven this week.

I want to congratulate Daryn Kagan on the 2nd anniversary of her website.

That’s going to do it. I’ve got to get ready to get out of here before traffic takes over Route 1.

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