Morning Journal- November 20, 2009

It’s another TGIF!  Here are some sports media news items crossing our desk this morning…

Michael Hiestand at USA Today looks at the announcing teams ABC and FOx will use for the upcoming BCS games

Bob Raissman at the NY Daily News writes how the media have over analyzed the motivations of the Jets and Patriots…

Phil Mushnick at the NY Post says the NFL should take heed to the concerns around concussions…

Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel looks at the contract extension given ESPN’s John Gruden…

John Maffei at the North County Times is puzzled why NBC did not flex this weekend’s Sunday Night Football match-up…

David Barron at the Houston Chronicle has a talk with CBS College Sports’ Tony Barnhart

Tom Van Riper at Forbes looks at the 25th anniversary of Doug Flutie’s Hail Mary touchdown pass…

The Associated Press (via Entertainment Daily) reports that the Browns/Lions contest in Detroit will be blacked out...

Barry Jackson at the Miami Herald has some good and bad points to make about the NFL Network…

Jay Posner at the San Diego Union Tribune writes that local Time Warner cable is still battling the NFL Network over a carriage deal…

Diane Pucin at the LA Times reports on the difficulties that faced Marv Albert during a recent visit to the Jimmy Kimmel Show…

Leslie Monteiro at the Bleacher Report does not like what he hears out of NY sports radio…

Ed Sherman at Crains Chicago Business has his weekly winners and losers

Jim Carlisle at the Ventura County Star looks at a FSN West special celebrating the 50th anniversary of the LA Lakers...

Eric Young at MSN reports on a long term radio deal for the Oakland A’s

Pete Dougherty at the Albany Times Union talks with ESPN’s Sean McDonough..

Chad Finn at the Boston Globe looks at the unsung heroes of Boston Sports Media

Bill Doyle at the Worcester Telegram and Gazette looks at Comcast SportsNet New England’s challenge in getting the eyeballs of Boston sports fans…

Tom Hoffarth at the LA Daily News talks with former Galaxy GM Alexi Lalas in preparation of this weekend’s MLS Cup… Tom follows up with more on Lalas as part of his Media Learning Curve blog post

Scott D. Pierce at the Salt Lake City Deseret News would like former Jazz analyst David James back behind the desk…

Ted Cox at the Chicago Daily Herald talks about a special on Comcast Sports Net Chicago remembering the 25th anniversary of the tragic death of Ben Wilson…

Chris Zelkovich at the Toronto Star says former Rogers Sportsnet talent Mike Toth is looking forward to his next stop…

Mel Bracht at the Oklahoman reports that local high school football coverage for the post season is non existent…

The Tallahassee Democrat has the sad news of the passing of reporter Steve Ellis…

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