Listening to Scott Baio on the Howard Stern Show on Sirius Satellite Radio. The women he’s banged. If I only had half of his number, I’d be a very happy man. I started watching “Scott Baio is 45 … and Single” on VH-1 and it’s actually very good. Instead of him being crazy, he’s quite grounded and the people around him are crazy. Very well produced. I actually do recommend the show.
On to the links this morning.
Let’s start with USA Today’s Michael Hiestand looks at the TV ratings from the sporting weekend.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times has a story on the NBA TV partners not being worried about the referee gambling scandal. Bob Raissman in today’s New York Daily News says the NBA TV partners were snookered by Commissioner David Stern.
Newsday’s Neil Best talks about Vin Scully’s call of Hank Aaron’s 715th home run back in 1974.
Let’s go to a couple of links concerning the Big Ten Network. Tom Kubat of the Journal & Courier of Lafayette, Indiana writes that the Big Ten Network and Comcast are at an impasse. Variety’s John Dempsey has another story on Echostar wanting BTN classified as a Regional Sports Network.
From Pittsburgh, there’s a story about an anchor for ESPN Radio in Pittsburgh, John Duffy, has pleaded not guilty to child pornography charges.
To Ohio, Akron to be exact, where George M. Thomas of the Beacon Journal writes that Sports Time Ohio, the cable TV home of the Cleveland Indians, has turned a profit in a short 15 months since it launched and allowed the team to make deals with players.
Darrell Moody of the Nevada Appeal writes about the Western Athletic Conference media day where Commissioner Karl Benson discusses the WAC’s TV schedule and negotiations with ESPN.
Over to the Mountain West Conference which is still having problems getting its network, the mtn., picked up by cable companies.
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald has a story on the city’s “Fantastic Four” in sports.
Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press writes about the passing of Bill Flemming who was one of the original announcers along with Jim McKay at ABC’s Wide World of Sports.
Pat Summerall has signed up to host an internet talk show to premiere in November.
Jacques Steinberg of the New York Times writes about Campbell Brown moving to CNN to host a primetime show.
Breaking news – Lindsay Lohan was arrested early this morning for DUI and police found cocaine in her car. Good job, Lindsay. Here’s a link to TMZ.com which already has her mugshot.
Finally, NBA Commish David Stern will have a press conference to talk about the referee gambling scandal. We’ll monitor.