Some Linkage for Your Wednesday

I had to leave the office today and head into Boston, but now that I’m back, I’ll do some links for you.

CNBC’s Darren Rovell doesn’t think the American Needle v. NFL Supreme Court case is all that is cracked up to be.

The Sports Business Journal’s Michael Smith writing in sister publication the Sporting News tells us about a new ad campaign featuring Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s sister.

Anthony Crupi in Mediaweek says advertisers yearn to get their products on ESPN.

Marc Graser of Variety looks at how car manufacturer Audi is sponsoring a skiing documentary that will air on NBC and Universal Sports in advance of the Olympics.

Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo’s Puck Daddy says an FSN Pittsburgh producer has been suspended for not sending all of the available replays to the NHL league offices for a controversial goal from last week’s Flyers-Penguins game.

Pete Dougherty in the Albany Times Union says Time Warner Cable in New York’s Capital Region will pick up two Siena road basketball games.

Matt Gelb in the Philadelphia Inquirer says the Mark McGwire interview on MLB Network this week signals a change in the sports media landscape.

Shelley Anderson in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette looks at the FSN Pittsburgh suspension of one of its producers.

The Washington Post’s Leonard Shapiro profiles ESPN’s NFL insider Adam Schefter.

From the Washington Examiner, Jim Williams writes that the Capitals could appear on NBC’s NHL Game of the Week at least four times this season.

The great Tim Lemke looks at the hypocrisy of college sports.

Nate Allen in the Baxter (AR) Bulletin says Arkansas’ men’s basketball schedule on ESPN is very tough this season.

Barry Horn looks inside NBC’s ratings for last Saturday’s Eagles-Cowboys NFL Wild Card playoff game.

William Houston of Truth & Rumours says a former CBC producer now working for the Toronto Maple Leafs who tweeted about Don Cherry has been suspended.

NESN announces that it will air three of the four Beanpot college hockey tournament games.

The Sports Media Watch says the Pittsburgh Penguins are tops in local NHL TV ratings.

SMW has the weekend overnight ratings.

I’ll end it there for now. I’ll give you more links tonight.

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