Black Friday Megalinks, Part I

Ken from the Fang’s Bites blog with your weekly Friday media links.

Because I have to be in several places at once today and my employee here won’t shut up, I’m going to have to post the Black Friday Megalinks in two parts. So without further ado, I’ll provide the Weekend Viewing Picks.

Plenty of college football and college basketball this weekend. But we’ll go over the NFL first. After three blowouts on Thanksgiving, the NFL hopes the Week 13 action Sunday will be much closer. CBS has the doubleheader including the Patriots hosting Pittsburgh on WBZ and WPRI (of course WBCN on the radio). Fox has regional action and the NBC Sunday Night game is Chicago at Minnesota. Check out the entire schedule with coverage maps along with satellite TV and radio channel assignments in the NFL Viewing Picks.

This is essentially the final regular season weekend of college football. Last week, the Big Ten ended its regular season. Now it’s time for the ACC, Big East, Mountain West, Notre Dame, Pac 10 and SEC to wrap up their seasons before next week’s conference title games. Boston College hosts Maryland at 3:30 on Saturday afternoon (WCVB).To go over today’s and tomorrow’s games would make my head explode. So I highly recommend you go to the Black Friday Viewing Picks and the College Football Viewing Picks to review the action for today and tomorrow.

And there’s plenty of college basketball action on the ESPN platforms over the weekend including the Las Vegas Invitational, the Old Spice Classic in Orlando and the 76 Classic in Anaheim.

With golf officially in Silly Season, the annual Skins Game is on ABC at 1 p.m. Saturday and 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

HBO has Boxing After Dark Saturday night at 10.

Now to your links.

National

USA Today’s Michael Hiestand previews HBO’s new documentary, “Breaking the Huddle” which focuses on the integration of college football. I have a DVD of the doc and expect a review on Fang’s Bites over the weekend.

Christopher Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media blog notes that CBS decided to use three announcing teams for its SEC action this holiday weekend instead of making Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson pull double duty like last year.

Todd Spangler from Multichannel News talks about the NFL Network’s 3D test for Thursday’s Oakland-San Diego game.

The Big Lead supposedly has the picture of the woman who was caught cheating on her husband in a Metrodome bathroom stall.

East and Mid-Atlantic

From the Boston Globe, Nancy Marrapese-Burrell writes that Celtics CEO Wyc Grousbeck will make an appearance on Comcast SportsNet New England tonight.

Bill Doyle of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette profiles WCVB sports anchor Mike Lynch who has emphasized high school sports in his more than 25 years with the station.

Newsday’s Neil Best says the MLB Network is preparing for its launch which is fast approaching on New Year’s Day. In his blog, Neil says ESPN is going to kick off the New Year with some silly stunts.

The New York Post’s Justin Terranova asks five questions of TNT/YES analyst Mike Fratello.

Laura Nachman notices that the Philadelphia ABC affiliate is looking for a new sports reporter.

That will conclude the first part of the Megalinks. The second part including the South, Midwest, West and Canadian links will be coming tonight.

About Ken Fang

A former award-winning radio reporter, Ken Fang lives in Rhode Island and blogs at Fang's Bites and Fang's Bites at BSMW. You can also follow him on Twitter and Facebook. In addition to sports media, he is addicted to The Amazing Race and Mad Men.

  • nsw

    I know I’m being Joe Prude and all, but the fewer links to that Iowa bathroom the scandal, the better…it’s a sad story for all involved, not really that funny…

  • Rick Mc

    It isn’t even unique. It happened at some pro game a few weeks ago. It turns out it was the second time for the couple.

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