Linkage On The First Monday in 2010

Let’s do some linkage on the first Monday in 2010. Lots of good stuff to get to as news is happening all over the place today.

From Sports Business Daily, the publication has opened up its Morning Buzz section today.

The Sports Business Journal’s Michael Smith says NASCAR is looking to rent out some space at its state-of-the-art production facilities in Charlotte, NC.

Sports Business Journal has several sports executives giving their New Year’s resolutions.

Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch talks with ESPN/ABC’s Brent Musburger about his five decades in sports broadcasting and discusses the Joe Gibbs/Joe Theismann pairing on NBC this Saturday.

USA Today’s Michael Hiestand writes that Bill Cowher should open up about his job opportunities so as not to make his CBS brethren look stupid when other network break news about him.

Jason Fry writing for the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center looks at the future of sports.

Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News writes about Golf Channel unveiling new HD studios today.

Mike also writes about Tennis Channel airing live tennis this week.

Wayne Friedman from MediaPost talks with former TV executive Dr. Harvey Schiller about the role of future Olympics on sport and he also handicaps the bidding for the 2014 and 2016 Games.

Speaking of the Olympics, Richard Sandomir of the New York Times says Universal Sports will be a big player during the Winter Olympics next month.

Brian Stelter of the Times looks at the rising cost of some your favorite cable channels, i.e. ESPN, which will cause your monthly bill to go up.

Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union analyzes how the Philadelphia-Dallas Wild Card playoff game went from Fox to NBC. Kind of strange since Fox announced it had the game for Sunday at 1 p.m. during its postgame show, but then later on Sunday, NBC said it would air the game on Saturday night.

Laura Nachman has the ratings from New Year’s Day in Philadelphia.

Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner has the announcing assignments for NFL Wild Card Weekend.

Tim Lemke recaps an appearance by NFL Commish Roger Goodell on Joe Theismann’s DC radio show.

Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times says the NHL Winter Classic was the highlight of New Year’s weekend.

Tom also reviews the Fox production of Sunday’s Falcons-Buccaneers game and some of the rumors surrounding the Bucs’ coaching position.

Sarah Talalay of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel says Dunkin’ Donuts is celebrating Tuesday’s Orange Bowl with several themed donuts in Miami.

Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News writes that over a million people in the Metroplex watched the Cowboys get the #3 seed for the NFL playoffs.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Bob Wolfley says some NFL TV analysts feel Green Bay’s blowout of Arizona yesterday will give the Packers an advantage in their rematch next week.

Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune writes that former Tribune columnist Bob Verdi has joined the Blackhawks as team historian.

Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business has his take on Verdi joining the Blackhawks.

Back to Phil, he mourns the death of one-of-a-kind sportswriter Bill Gleason of the Sun-Times and other papers, who was a big part of “The Sportswriters on TV” series that was seen on SportsChannel in the 1980’s.

Gleason’s colleague at the Sun-Times and fellow panelist on Sportswriters, Rick Telander remembers Gleason.

Sun-Times columnist Jim O’Donnell says Gleason was a Chicagoan through and through.

Thanks to Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business for the Sun-Times links.

Ed talks with the sports editors of the Tribune and Sun-Times about the renewal of their rivalry.

Back to the the Tribune, Philip Hersh looks at Universal Sports’ role during the Winter Olympics.

Nice to have a lot of sto

ries from Chicago today. I love reading about Chicago sports media.

Dusty Saunders of the Denver Post loves the NFL Network RedZone.

Meg James from the Los Angeles Times writes that the Super Bowl on CBS is almost sold out, but while advertisers are ponying up to get their ads on TV, the internet is playing a big role in the ads as well.

Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has this week’s sports calendar for SoCal.

Eric Duhatschek of the Toronto Globe and Mail says the NHL is looking at two outdoor games next season.

Also from the Globe and Mail, Bruce Dowbiggin feels fans would really warm up to the NHL Winter Classic if there were more scoring. I thought the game was quite exciting.

On the whole, the Toronto Star’s Chris Zelkovich likes TSN’s coverage of the World Junior Hockey Championships, but he says there’s room for improvement.

The Sports Media Watch offers his sports media predictions for 2010 and beyond.

Amanda Bruno of Batter-up with Bruno offers her top Red Sox and sports media stories of 2009.

John Daly of the Daly Planet says with a new season coming up soon, it’ll be a busy week for NASCAR on TV.

That’s going to do it for now.

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