Let’s give a few links tonight.
First, if you’re a subscriber to XM Satellite Radio and an NHL fan, you’re in luck because it will carry every game of the season. This is the first year of a long term agreement. The NHL had been with Sirius up until last season. Orbitcast has that story.
ESPNU has picked up 75,000 subscribers thanks to a new agreement with Armstrong Cable Systems. The channel can now be seen on Armstrong systems in Western PA, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Maryland.
Tim Ott of MLB.com has a story on TBS getting ready to broadcast its first MLB postseason. Here are highlights of a TBS Conference Call with the media involving Cal Ripken, Jr., Tony Gwynn and Chip Carey.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Bob Wolfley writes about the President’s Cup, Dan Dierdorf’s comments on Tony Kornheiser and Dan Marino being gracious about Brett Favre tying his touchdown record.
The Iowa City Press-Citizen has the channel assignments for the Big Ten Network games at noon ET on both DirecTV and Dish Network. I will also list them tomorrow when I list the College Football Viewing Picks.
Allan Kreda at Porfolio.com writes about Joe Theismann’s unceremonious bouncing from ESPN.
Forbes Magazine lists the Top 40 Sports Brands in the World and at number one is ESPN. I’m sure CNBC’s Darren Rovell will have his take on this tomorrow. Here’s a slideshow of the brands from number 1-40.
Will Leitch of Deadspin writes in New York Magazine about the reaction to his story last week about Alex Rodriguez’s agent Scott Boras looking into buying the Chicago Cubs and it being pushed into the Sports Spin Cycle as Leitch calls it.
Dan Patrick posted on his blog Wednesday that he’s coming back next week.
By the way, if you’re a Comcast subscriber, you might be interested in the 5 Confessions of a Comcast Customer Service Rep posted on the Consumerist blog. I do this as a public service. Sometimes it’s not all sports here at Fang’s Bites.
And that’s going to do it. Friday will be busy as we’ll have our mega-links, Primetime Viewing Picks, Weekend Viewing Picks, College Football and NFL Viewing Picks and my NFL Picks. How will I get it all in?