Time for some new links today.
CBS Sports is crowing about its college football ratings. The South Carolina-LSU game on Saturday was way up from last year at the same time.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today looks at the ratings of selected events from the weekend.
Looking at the weekend overnight ratings listed by the Sports Media Watch, Fox may have stemmed the tide for the NFL pregame shows. Fox NFL Sunday registered a 3.3/9 while the NFL Today on CBS mustered a 2.6/7. We’ll see what the final ratings register later in the week.
From the Daily Cardinal, the University of Wisconsin’s school newspaper, Charles Brace writes that two state legislators are calling on the state’s two major cable companies to provide the Big Ten Network to consumers.
John Ryan in his Morning Buzz blog at the San Jose Mercury News says it was quite an interesting weekend on the college football front for ESPN (Erin Andrews kissing West Virginia QB Pat White and Mike Patrick talking about Britney Spears). And Ryan notes that the San Jose Sharks are bringing back “Rock ‘n Roll, Part II” for goal celebrations after a one year absence.
Is the Commonwealth of Virginia piling on? A state grand jury has indicted suspended Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick on dogfighting charges. He faces 10 years if convicted.
In the Washington Post, Leonard Shapiro criticizes Comcast SportsNet for allowing Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to be interviewed by his close friend, George Michael, formerly of George Michael’s Sports Machine.
The Biz of Baseball’s Maury Brown writes that NBC’s Tim Russert will host the Red Sox Nation Presidential Debate that will air on NESN Friday night. Don’t ask. I’m a Red Sox fan and I’m embarrassed about this.
Tom Hoffarth of the LA Daily News has some stuff in his Farther Off the Wall blog on the Mike Gundy-Jenni Carlson incident from the weekend.
That’s it for now. Primetime Viewing Picks coming up.