Snowy Wednesday Linkage

Snowy Wednesday Linkage

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Snowy Wednesday Linkage


On this really snowy day in Southern Rhode Island, I’m at home, warm, toasty, trying to find a DirecTV channel that isn’t blocked by the snow. While parts up north hardly received any snow, we’re getting walloped here in southern Rhode Island. No fun.

I’ll do links while I can.

Eric Fisher of the Sports Business Journal reports that former Washington Times baseball reporter Mark Zuckerman got donations from readers so he could cover Nationals Spring Training.

USA Today’s Michael Hiestand writes that NBC has mostly familiar faces covering the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Glen Dickson of Broadcasting & Cable writes how ESPN is rebranding its ESPN360 web service.

Multichannel News looks at how Fox will take the UEFA Champions League final for itself instead of being aired on FX.

Anthony Crupi from Mediaweek says great college and pro football ratings helped ESPN to power parent Disney to a rise in revenues. (owned by the New York Times) reports that the Times is moving ahead with the sale of its 17.5% stake of the Boston Red Sox.

Why is this not a surprise? The New York Post says Tiger Woods “Mistress No. 1” Rachel Uchitel has gotten a gig with Extra.

Ken Schott from the Schenectady Gazette says the AHL’s Albany River Rats will be heard on the FM dial starting tonight.

From the Washington Examiner, Jim Williams tells us to get ready for plenty of Danica Patrick on your TV this week.

Dennis Finley from the Virginian-Pilot apologizes to readers for messing up Monday’s sports edition which had the wrong Super Bowl score not once, but twice!

Sarah Talalay from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel wraps up the Super Bowl from the local perspective.

Mel Bracht in the Daily Oklahoman has NBA TV quotage from last night’s Oklahoma City-Portland game.

Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business has a quick sports business and sports media roundup.

Ed talks with veteran Chicago Tribune Olympics reporter Philip Hersh about his 30 years of covering the Games.

Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has an Olympic viewing primer

Baxter Holmes from the Los Angeles Times writes that the Pac 10 Conference is considering expansion and launching a new cable TV network.

Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail says showing Olympic athletes in swimsuits proves that sex sells in sports.

At Puck The Media, Steve Lepore notes that Versus is doing an all-out push for the NHL after the Olympic break.

Richard Ginn at Real Clear Sports says Speed had great ratings for Danica Patrick’s closed wheel debut.

That’s going to do it for us now.

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