We’ll probably find out tomorrow regarding the Dennis & Callahan lockout from WEEI. With their hopes of a competing regional network dashed, I’m thinking D & C are probably going to re-sign with Entercom. Stay tuned.
Let’s get to some links for you.
Jim Williams of the DC/Baltimore Examiner in his Watch This! blog has a preview of tonight’s action. And he also calls the NASCAR Hot Pass feature on DirecTV one of the best innovations in sports television.
In the Dallas Morning News, Barry Horn says Fox’s Daryl Johnston may do NFL games, but he isn’t afraid to speak out about disability payouts to former players.
Dan Caesar of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch goes over the Big Ten Network-cable dispute. And Caesar goes over Tim McKernan’s decision to stay in St. Louis to do radio over going to New York to work for SNY as an anchor.
Jerry Garcia of the San Antonio Express-News looks at the changes this season in the Fox NFL Sunday pre-game show.
Phil Mushnick of the New York Post has his usual Sunday column right off the bat, he trashes ESPN for its self-promotion during the Little League World Series, even down to the graphics it shows during at-bats.
Over to the New York Daily News where Bob Raissman writes that there will be on pressure on Boomer Esiason not to become a clone of Don Imus when he and Craig Carlton start their morning show on WFAN in September.
Bill Robinson in the Marietta (OH) Times says local cable company, Suddenlink, is among the cable companies that have not signed with the Big Ten Network.
Jonathan Landreth of the Hollywood Reporter looks at the task of bringing the Olympics in Beijing to reality, not only for China, but for the networks that will cover the games.
In the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Ray Buck talks to Eddie George who will try to show the positive side of sports in a new program premiering on FSN.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News reports that the NFL Network is seeing an increase in subscribers, albeit a small increase, but the NFL Network will take what it can get at this point.
Bob Wolfey of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that his city has a higher percentage of households that don’t get cable or satellite TV as compared to the national average. Interesting.
Not bad for links on a Sunday. I’ll be back later with Videos of the Week.