Morning Journal- December 18, 2009

We’ve reached another Friday.  Here are some sports media news items to get your day off right…

Guess who’s back in the media spotlight?  Barry Jackson at the Miami Herald talks to former Dolphins great Mercury Morris…

Adam Tiecher at the Kansas City Star reports on the blackout of this weekend’s Chiefs game with the Browns…

Jay Posner at the San Diego Union Tribune talks with CBS’ Boomer Esiason on the prospects for the Chargers’ success…

Sean Leahey at the Huddle Blog at USA Today has ESPN John Gruden’s reaction to the new GM for the Redskins…

Richard Sandomir at the NY Times has the latest “how bad it is for those who do not have the NFL Network” story…

As does Jim Carlisle at the Ventura County Star

Dan Levy at the Sporting Blog has the view of the battle with the NFL Network from Time Warner Cable…

Bob Raissnman at the NY Daily News has the story of tickets and media sponsorship woes for the Mets…

Phil Mushnick at the NY Post looks at potential changes to the on-air line-up at the YES Network…

Tim Lemke at the Washington Times looks at what the Nationals are doing to get fans to the stadium…

Bruce Allen at Boston Sports Media Watch has been looking at the top 10 Boston sports media stories of the decade.  He starts with media free agency at #10 and Curt Schilling’s arrival in Boston and the establishment of his blog at #9

Tom Hoffarth at the LA Daily News looks at the fill-in broadcast role for former Laker Hot Rod Hundley… Tom has more on Hot Rod from his Farther off the Wall blog..

Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel looks at the extensive NBA television schedule on Christmas Day…

Chad Finn at the Boston Globe looks at the one year growth of the MLB Network…

Jim Williams at the Washington Examiner looks at the CNBC interview of PGA Commissioner Tim Finchem. Guess what was discussed? Jim also looks at the first set of college bowl games that get underway this weekend…

Chris Byrne at Eye on Sports Media looks at Finchem’s meeting with the media. Chris also has the NFL Network assignments for the weekend…

Bill Houston at Truth and Rumors has word of reports that CTV-Rogers is forcasting it will lose money on coverage of the Vancouver Olympics…

Chris Zelkovich at the Toronto Star looks at the latest controversy surrounding Hockey Night in Canada analyst Don Cherry…

Ian Busby at the Toronto Star looks at the upcoming coverage of the NHL Winter Classic…

Dan Caesar at the St. Louis Post Dispatch looks at the return on the Cardinals TV crew for 2010…Dan also looks at the numbers for the pre-game Blues ceremony honoring Brett Hull…

Diane Pucin at the LA Times looks at an upcoming HLN program featuring a number of sports television analysts…

David Barron at the Houston Chronicle looks at the upcoming coverage of state high school football championships…

John Maffei at the North County Times also talks local high school football championship coverage…

Mel Bracht at the Oklahoman talks with ESPN college basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla…

Scott D. Pierce at the Salt Lake City Deseret News looks at the quirks around the BYU mens basketball television coverage…

Ray Buck at the Fort Worth Star Telegram talks Mavs with NBA TV’s Kevin McHale…

Benzinga has the press release of some new additions to Comcast Sports Net Bay Area..

The Daly Planet looks at the continuing NASCAR media frenzy over the arrival of Danica Patrick…

Ed Sherman at Crain’s Chicago Business has his weekly winners and losers column…

The Gaffer at EPL Talk looks at the re-designed Fox Soccer.com…

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