Some Frakking Linkage

by Ken Fang on December 15, 2010

Ok, I’ve been accumulating links when I finally got ready to provide them for you and I have enough that it’s time to bring them to you now.

USA Today’s Michael Hiestand goes into two sports specials which are Pittsburgh-heavy.

Fox Sports’ Brian Lowry feels ESPN failed to find Cam Newton’s flaws during the Heisman Trophy presentation. 

Fanhouse’s Milton Kent says the star of tonight’s MLB Network rebroadcast of Game 7 from the 1960 World Series is the restored Kinescope that was recently found in Bing Crosby’s archives.

Rupal Parekh of Advertising Age writes that Pizza Hut will make its first Super Bowl ad.

David Goetzl of Mediapost says for NBC to retain the Olympics, new owners Comcast have to show that they love the games just as much as or more than previous owner General Electric.

Mike Florio at Pro Football Talk notes that NBC garnered record ratings for Sunday night’s Eagles-Cowboys game.

Noah Davis at SportsNewser notices that ESPN is a featured player in Sports Illustrated’s annual Year in Sports Media issue.

Andrew Wallenstein of paidContent says ESPN is refuting a study that shows as many people watch programs online as they do on TV.

In the Hollywood Reporter, Eriq Gardner reports that a rabbi is suing ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel for using his YouTube video without permission in a comedy bit about LeBron James.

Todd Spangler of Multichannel News writes that Best Buy is seeing poor sales for 3-D TV sets.

Toni Fitzgerald at Media Life Magazine says the NFL appears to be on its way to setting a record Super Bowl viewership.

The Hartford Business Journal reports that ESPN will be donating $5 million to a development project. 

Richard Sandomir of the New York Times looks at MLB Network’s reairing of the deciding game of the 1960 World Series.

Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog says expect plenty of swearing in tonight’s premiere of 24/7 Penguins/Capitals.

Jim Williams from the Washington Examiner speaks with HBO Sports head honcho Ross Greenburg about the 24/7 series on the Penguins and Capitals.

The Florida Times-Union’s Gary Smits notes that the Gator Bowl has a new sponsor.

Sarah Talalay at the South Florida Sun Sentinel says the history of South Florida sports dating back to 1966 is the subject of a new documentary.

John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer notes that the local CBS affiliate is already making alternative plans for Sunday not confident that the Bengals will sell out by Thursday.

Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says NFL TV audiences are growing by leaps and bounds.

Bob tells us that fans do not like the new Division names in the Big 10.

Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business delves into why “Legends” and “Leaders” were chosen for Big 10 division names instead of “East” and “West” or “North” and “South”.

Phil Rosenthal at the Chicago Tribune says Comcast SportsNet has given an expanded role to one of its hosts.

Chris Dignan of Chicago Now feels with increased coverage of Michael Vick, ESPN should increase its coverage of dogs.

The San Diego Union-Tribune notes that the Chargers avoided a blackout for Thursday night’s game against the 49ers.

Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail says Canada is harping on a molehill about the Winter Olympics opening ceremony instead of another issue.

Paulsen at Sports Media Watch lists his Worst of Sports Media 2010.

Paulsen has the Weekend Overnight ratings as well.

Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo’s Puck Daddy has a producer of the HBO series 24/7 Penguins/Capitals talk about the swearing in tonight’s episode.

We’re going to end it there.

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