They say you’re supposed to come back from a three day weekend recharged. Whomever said that should be shot. I’m not recharged. I’m dragging more than usual. I think we should have a five day weekend so we come back Thursday, then leave for home on Friday. That’s what we should have. I think I would really be recharged, but a three day weekend, there’s not enough time to relax.
Anyway, enough about me, let’s get to the back to work links.
For those who think Dennis & Callahan would return to WEEI today, you would be wrong. The station now enters an important phase with the Patriots’ season beginning this weekend and the Red Sox heading into the postseason and its morning show is in flux. David Scott of Boston Sports Media Watch has the latest.
John Molori of Boston Sports Media Watch has an article on CBS’ Jim Nantz who is preparing for his third season of lead play-by-play man on the NFL.
Neil Best of Newsday has a new entry in his Watch This! blog and he says he’s missed blogging during his vacation.
Darren Rovell of CNBC wonders who really is the winner of the Appalachian State-Michigan game.
The New York Post’s Phil Mushnick calls bullshit on a bunch of networks. Also from the New York Post, something we linked to last week, that ESPN will drop scripted programming for the foreseeable future.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times reports that tonight, Fox Sports Net affiliates across the country will have a two hour re-air of the Big Ten Network’s Appalachian State-Michigan game. The Detroit Free Press also reports on the FSN re-air.
Tim Cronin of the Chicago Daily Southtown has his take on the Big Ten Network’s first moments. Rick Petersen and Rick Brown of the Des Moines Register says the lack of BTN on Mediacom systems gives Iowa residents few options for the game against Syracuse this Saturday. Anthony Crupi of Mediaweek says BTN scored with ad sales despite a smaller than expected audience. Jay Hart of the Allentown (PA) Morning Call says the ESPN College Gameday crew had to take back its comments on Appalachian State.
Andrew Hinkelman of the Anchorage (AK) Daily News has a profile of native Mark Schlereth who’s been busy for ESPN.
Jon Lafayette of TV Week says NBC is tweaking the technology for Sunday Night Football.
Dusty Saunders of the Rocky Mountain News writes that the NFL is still a cash cow for its network partners.
Jeffrey Flanagan of the Kansas City Star has a story on one local sports radio talk show host who wants to stay with his radio station.
Up in Canada, Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun talks about the 15th anniversary of all sports radio station, The Fan 590 and talks about its influence throughout the US and Canada.
That’s it for now.