Doing Our Thursday Linkage

Let’s do our links for today. I think this is the earliest I’m getting the links this week. About time as well.

First, the Sports Business Daily has opened up its Morning Buzz section today and it includes news on the NFL rookie wage scale and a new advertiser in the Super Bowl.

Bradford Wernle of Advertising Age writes that Dodge has swept up exclusive domestic automaker ad rights for the Super Bowl.

USA Today’s Michael Hiestand looks at ESPN’s shifting of NASCAR races to cable.

David Tanklefsky of Broadcasting & Cable writes that Comcast is launching ESPN on Demand.

Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News notes that YES Network is the most watched regional sports network in the nation.

Writing for the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, Dave Kindred laments missing the steroids story along with everyone else.

In the Sporting News, On The DL’s Dan Levy is dreading the ads for Chicken McNuggets during the upcoming Winter Olympics.

The Hartford Courant details ESPN’s College Gameday’s visit to the UConn campus.

Roger Cleaveland from the Waterbury (CT) Republican American looks at ESPN airing the UConn women’s game with Dick Vitale at the mic this Saturday night.

Richard Goldstein of the New York Times remembers New York City sports radio pioneer Art Rust, Jr. who died this week at the age of 82.

David Hinckley of the New York Daily News says Rust made sports talk work on the radio.

Ken McMillan from the Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record shares his thoughts on Rust’s passing.

Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union has the entire 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup TV schedule.

Laura Nachman says two Philly sports radio hosts have ensured they’ll remain in the market for a while.

Laura says a former traffic reporter has a new position with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Jim Williams from the Washington Examiner has thoughts from the Fox Sports crew on the Cowboys-Vikings game this Sunday.

Dustin Long of the Virginian-Pilot looks inside ESPN’s move to put more NASCAR Spint Cup races on cable.

Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News has Fox’s Troy Aikman saying one playoff win is not enough for the Cowboys, Jerry Jones in particular.

Barry says Aikman is touting one particular Cowboys wide receiver, but it’s not who you think.

David Barron of the Houston Chronicle says sports hit the top spots in the local TV ratings.

W. Scott Bailey in the San Antonio Business Journal writes that Fox Sports Net’s Texas affiliates will air American Hockey League games involving the Lone Star State’s teams.

Ed Sherman in Crain’s Chicago Business says local sports radio ratings continue to shoot upward.

Jim O’Donell of the Chicago Sun-Times is not a fan of ESPN’s Bobby Knight.

In the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Bob Wolfley says former Brewer Paul Molitor spoke out against Mark McGwire on Sirius XM’s MLB Home Plate.

Brian Murphy from the Idaho Statesman says Boise State topped the WAC’s TV ratings on ESPN this past season (scroll down).

Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times says Fox Sports Net debuts a new boxing series this weekend.

Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star has the ratings in Canada from the last weekend.

Chris says Blue Jays fans may not be able to avoid former general manager J.P. Ricciardi on their TV’s.

From Truth & Rumours, William Houston says the Toronto Maple Leafs will not suspend a former CBC producer for criticizing Don Cherry on Twitter.

The Sports Media Watch says the move of NASCAR Sprint Cup races from ABC to NASCAR continues the migration of sports events from free TV to cable.

SMW has the ratings for the recently completed college bowl season.

SMW doesn’t understand why Tim and Elisabeth Hasselbeck are switching jobs for one day.

The Eye on Sports Media’s Chris Byrne is fascinated about the opinions of ESPN’s Jay Bilas and Penn State assistant coach Jay Paterno on Lane Kiffin’s bolting to USC after just one year coaching at Tennessee.

Ian MacSpadden of TV Te

chnology writes about CBS preparing for its Super Bowl broadcast at the Stadium Formerly Known as Joe Robbie in South Florida.

I didn’t get this press release from CBS, but Reality TV Website did regarding Jim Nantz and Fang’s Bites Fav Lara Spencer of The Insider will co-host “Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2010” on the night before the Big Game.

And we’re done for now.

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