Morning Journal- December 17, 2009

Welcome to Thursday.  Here are some sports media news stories making the rounds…

Sheldon Mickles of the Advocate (LA) writes that the Saints are looking for cooperation from the NFL to provide Saturday’s Saints/Cowboys match-up to more residents who do not get the NFL Network…

Jeff Elliott at the Florida Times Union reports how a local Jacksonville station got the rights to simulcast tonight’s Colts/Jaguars contest on NFL Network..

Will Leitch at NY Magazine looks at the great match-ups on NFL Network that many in the country will not see…

Richard Sandomir at the NY Times catches up with former NFL analyst John Madden…

Chris Botta at Fanhouse says the NBC NHL announcing crew is excited about the upcoming Winter Classic at Fenway Park…

Jessica Isner at NESN has more form the NBC NHL crew…

Ken Schott at the Schenectady Daily Gazette looks at the NHL Network slate of college hockey games…

Bill Houston at Truth and Rumors looks at the issue if hitting in the NHL

Mike Lopresti at Gannett looks at the seven people worth watching this college bowl season…

Tom Lowry at Businessweek looks at how Comcast is challenging ESPN with its live online streaming of sports…

Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel looks at the local teams’ Twitter stats…

The Daly Planet looks at the broadcast changes ESPN will make for its NASCAR coverage in 2010…

Ken Kerschbaumer at the Sports Video Group recaps that organization’s Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame Ceremony Tuesday night…

Chris Zelkovich at the Toronto Star looks at the possibility of a another Canadian general interest sports channel coming to fruition

And fianlly,

Another “how the media covered Tiger” story…from the Washington Post‘s Howard Kurtz…

As does Dave Kindred at the National Sports Journalism Center at Indiana University…..

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