Sports Media News

Morning Journal- December 23, 2009

We edge closer to the big Christmas holiday… Here are some sports media news items to get you going this Wednesday…

ESPN Ombudsman Don Ohlmeyer addresses the WWL’s coverage of the Tiger Woods story in his latest column…

Richard Sandomir at the NY Times reports on word that gossip site TMZ will soon have a sports-only version…

Michael Hiestand at USA Today gives us his look back at the year in sports television…

Ed Sherman at Crain’s Chicago Business looks at the winners from the past year…

Jim Williams at the Washington Examiner has the ESPN ratings numbers for Monday’s Giants/Redskins game…

Tim Joyce at Real Clear Sports says the NFL Network should work toward carriage on Time Warner cable systems…

The NHL Network has announced its schedule leading up to the NHL Winter Classic in Boston January 1st..

Steve Lapore at Puck the Media looks at the NBC conference call previewing the Winter Classic..

CTV has announced its plans to cover the announcement of the Canadian Olympic hockey squad…

Bruce Allen at Boston Sports Media Watch has his #7 and #6 top Boston sports media stories of the past decade…

Tom Delamater at the Bleacher Report looks at increased local ratings for the Cleveland Cavaliers…

Alligator Army reports on the possibility that the Sugar Bowl will be blacked out for some Florida residents…

Liz Shannon Miller at New TeeVee Station looks at the CBS Sports Bowl Bound series…

The Sussex Countian reports on a new radio job for Stephen A. Smith…

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Morning Journal- December 22, 2009

Let’s get right to some sports media news items since our Monday post…

Eric Deggans, writing at the National Sports Journalism Center at Indiana University gives us his top 10 sports media stories of 2009…

Sean Leahey at The Huddle Blog at USA Today reports that ESPN’s John Gruden is not looking to coach next year…

Bob Raissman at the NY Daily News looks at the sub par job turned in by Fox’ Dick Stockton this past Sunday…

Mike Reynolds at Multichannel News has word of the official launch of ESPN Los Angeles.com…

Richard Sandomir at the NY Times looks at what is now a holiday tradition.  NBA games to fill your Christmas day…

Brian Powell at Awful Announcing has the holiday NBA announcing schedule…

Ira Winderman at the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel has remarks from ESPN’s Jeff Van Gundy on the play of the Heat’s Dwayne Wade…

Richard Deitsch at Sports Illustrated talks with Peter Gammons

Chris Byrne at Eye on Sports Media has the press release on the new job for Chip Carey…

Mark Bowman at MLB.com also has the Carey move to the Braves…

Ed Sherman at Crain’s Chicago Business looks at the merchandising success of the Blackhawks…

The Daly Planet thinks NASCAR’s broadcast partners should produce programming during this off- season…

Keith Groller at the Allentown Morning Call has his top 10 look at how sports television has changed this decade…

Chris Zelkovich at the Toronto Star looks at Mike Milbury’s defense of hard-nosed hockey…

Monday Journal- December 21, 2009

We have dug out from the Blizzard of 2009 and it’s time to resume to give you some sports media items making news…

David Zurawick at the Baltimore Sun looks at the miscues of former Ravens coach and current Fox football analyst Brian Billick…

Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recounts the Fox broadcasters’ reaction to the late onside kick by the Steelers in their game with the Packers…

John Ourand at Sports Business Journal reports on an experiment where Penn State students watched NBC’s Sunday Night Football exclusively online…

Ken Fang at Fang’s Bites has word of the record ratings for Saturday’s Cowboys/Saints tilt in NFL Network…

Dusty Saunders at the Denver Post talks with new Padres announcer Dick Enberg

Michael Hiestand at USA Today looks at how CBS college basketball analyst Seth Davis reacted to ESPN’s Bobby Knight’s comments about Kentucky coach John Claipari…

Tom Jones at the St. Petersburg Times talks Knight in his Shooting from the Lip column…

Chris Zelkovich at the Toronto Star has the reaction of CBC’s Don Cherry after being accused by a doctor’s claim that Cherry’s tough talk is leading to many hockey injuries… Chris also has reaction of Cherry’s comments from HNIC’s Mike Milbury

Bill Houston at Truth and Rumors comments on Cherry’s tough talk…

Phil Mushnick at the NY Post writes that the networks are tip-toeing using Tiger Woods in their 2010 golf promos…

Jason Fry writing at the National Sports Journalism Center at Indiana University looks at how Sports Illustrated may change the face of journalism with it’s format for the tablet computer…

Broadcaster.com has word of a new sports program for Sirius XM beginning next month…

Bruce Allen at Boston Sports Media Watch has #8 in his top 10 sports media stories of the decade in Boston….

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…

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…..

Morning Journal- December 16, 2009

Here are some sports media news items to get your Wednesday started…

Anthony McCartney at the Associated Press has the story of the guilty plea admitted by the man who stalked ESPN’s Erin Andrews. Andrews was in court yesterday to address the matter…

Michael Hiestand at USA Today writes that TNT’s Charles Barley thinks Tiger Woods should not shut himself out from his friends…

Anthony Crupi at Mediaweek has the latest ratings news coming out of ESPN…

Ken Fang at Fang’s Bites has his 3rd Annual College Football TV Awards

Tony Ginetti at the Chicago Sun-Times has word of Ron Santo’s return to the Cubs radio booth…

Milton Kent writing at Fanhouse does not like the prospects of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament potentially changing broadcast partners…

Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel looks at Sports Business Journal’s top 50 most influential in sports business…

Roch Kubatko at MASN looks at possibilities in taking over for Buck Martinez as baseball analyst for the Orioles…

Brian McNally at the Washington Examiner writes that the NHL Network will provide coverage of Team USA at the World Juniors…

Morning Journal- December 15, 2009

Here are some sports media news items to look over that crossed our computer since yesterday….

The Associated Press reports that ESPN’s Erin Andrews may make an appearance at the sentencing of a man accused of stalking her…

Eric Deggans writing at the National Sports Journalism Center at Indiana University looks at the conflicts for media organizations when it comes to their writers pursuing other journalistic opportunities…

Darren Everson at the Wall Street Journal looks at the benefits of expanding the field for the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament…

Paulsen at Sports Media Watch looks at the Sunday night NFL ratings for NBC…

Mary Elizabeth Hurn at DMNews writes of the NFL producing a concussion PSA with the Centers for Disease Control…

Bob Raissman at the NY Daily News writes about the honesty displayed by Giants’ analyst Carl Banks…

Jamison Hensley at the Baltimore Sun writes that former Ravens coach Brian Billick will return as an analyst for Fox for this weekend’s game with the Bears…

The Detroit Free Press looks at the press reaction back east of the Lions’ loss to the Ravens…

The Associated Press (via the LA Times) discusses the latest sports cover subject for Sports Illustrated…

Mike Brudenell at the Detroit Free Press looks at the return of local sports talk for one radio station…

Jim Williams at the Washington Examiner has a rundown of the Sports Business Journal interview with Nike founder Phil Knight…Yes the Tiger Woods saga was discussed…

Ed Sherman at Crain’s Chicago Business adds to the bevy of articles on the economic impact the PGA Tour will face without Tiger Woods.

Mike McCarthy at USA Today also examines the economic impact of sponsors dropping the Tiger brand…

The Daly Planet looks at the coverage of the announcement that Danica Patrick will ride for NASCAR next season…

Bill Houston at Truth and Rumors looks at how Canadian viewers are taking to curling…