Let’s give you some links from the Saturday papers and anything I may have missed from Friday.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell has two blog entries about Texas oil tycoon Boone Pickens who has donated a lot of money towards his favorite school, Oklahoma State. I mean, a lot of money. We’re talking in the hundreds of millions of dollars for the Cowboys. The first is about Pickens’ investment not paying dividends yet. Following that, Pickens contacted Darren and the two entered into a friendly wager on today’s Oklahoma State-Texas Tech game. Keep us posted, Darren. I want to hear how Pickens reacts when his team loses again.
Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has Tony La Russa’s reaction to ESPN choosing Houston-St. Louis for Sunday Night Baseball. And Dan Caesar writes that an undefeated start to its season has Missouri football on ESPN’s and FSN’s radar.
From the San Antonio Express-News, Jerry Garcia says the Cowboys-Bears matchup on Sunday night won’t hurt NBC’s ratings.
Barry Horn in the Dallas Morning News wonders why the Cowboys have been featured on Sunday Night Football two out of the first three weeks of the NFL season.
Mark Konkol of the Chicago Sun-Times writes about 10 year old Jason Krause who makes his opinions known on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown.
John Ryan of the San Jose Mercury News writes in his Morning Buzz blog that the San Jose Sharks and FSN may lift the blackout on 10 games that won’t be broadcast locally, but will be picked up by other out-of-town outlets. And Ryan reports that the Cleveland-Oakland game will be blacked out in the Bay Area because it wasn’t sold out.
The Capital Times (WI) reports that the Big Ten Network will pick up 13 hockey games including four from the University of Wisconsin. Ryan Meyer of the Chicago Sports Review says the Big Ten Network is destined to fail. I wonder what Meyer’s agenda on this is. Sounds like he works for Comcast.
Mike Klingaman of the Baltimore Sun talks with former Raven Rod Woodson who now works for the NFL Network.
Here’s what ESPN will show on both Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown.
Donna Ditota of the Syracuse Post-Standard goes behind the scenes with the Golf Channel at the Turning Stone Resort Championship.
Good friend, LC, reviews a letter from a reader of 38Cliches about the complaints concerning Red Sox broadcasting hack Glenn Geffner. Hack is as nice as I can put it.
That does it for this week. I’ll have Sunday links and Videos of the Week tomorrow.