Hello. Every day, I briefly check WEEI to hear who’s hosting the morning show for Dennis & Callahan. Today, it was Bob Lobel and Steve Burton from Channel 4 in Boston along with Jon Meterperel. Unless something happens quickly, it appears that Entercom is willing to continue without its signature show for as long as it takes. Of course, the contracts of John Dennis & Gerry Callahan expire on Friday. We’ll see if this gets resolved, but the chasm between the two sides might be too big at this point. Anything changes, I’ll let you know.
The PGA Tour is reeling after Tiger Woods missed the first leg of the FedEx Cup “playoffs”, the Barclays, and now, Phil Mickelson is skipping the third leg, the upcoming BMW Championship in Chicago. CNBC’s Darren Rovell explains why the top two players in the world aren’t so willing to play.
The Hartford Courant picks up wire copy on the changes in the NFL TV networks’ lineups.
Molly Willow of the Columbus Dispatch looks forward to the return of Monday Night Football and the “Jacked Up” segment on Monday Night Countdown.
Steve Zipay of Newsday writes about Boomer Esiason’s debut on WFAN.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times has a story on the new stadium for the New York Giants and Jets.
Let’s check out the latest on the Big Ten Network. Joe Rexrode of the Lansing (MI) State Journal writes that Comcast still won’t budge in this dispute. Students of Michigan State will be able to see BTN on campus. Walt Moody of the Centre (PA) Daily Times says Pennsylvania viewers of BTN could not view the Appalachian State-Michigan game. Mike Joseph also of the Centre Daily Times writes that a Penn State trustee is lobbying Pennsylvania legislators to support BTN.
Jack Bogacyzk of the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail says West Virginia will not get a payday for playing Marshall on ESPN2. This marks first time the two schools will have played at Marshall’s field since 1915.
ESPN will contribute to Good Morning America’s third hour which will be seen online only.
All of the Phoenix Suns games will be on TV and in HD.
The Mayors of Raleigh and Durham in North Carolina have written a joint letter to Time Warner Cable asking the company to pick up MASN.
TSN, one of two all-sports TV networks in Canada, has signed an 8 year extension to show Toronto Maple Leafs games. By the way, the Leafs will be seen on no less than four different outlets. And William Houston of the Toronto Globe and Mail writes that Rogers Sportsnet has ponied up the cash to become the primary regional carrier of the Leafs. Rogers has its own release here.
Those are the links for now.