Tuesday morning and I’m trying to get some links in from home before heading to a meeting at 10 a.m.
A couple of things from Neil Best’s blog. First, he talks about Bill Parcells being excited about his TV career at ESPN. And Best says MSG Network has a new hire. In his regular column and first since his vacation, Best writes about ESPN reporting different news about Giants QB Eli Manning than other media outlets. But after writing 30 blog entries and a column yesterday, Best has yet to blog today. Neil must be worn out!
Eric Lebowitz of Newsday writes about the New Jersey Nets staying on WFAN for the next two season.
Over to the New York Daily News where Bob Raissman says CBS’ Jim Nantz and Phil Simms dropped one talking point during the Patriots-Jets game (no, it’s not the Cameragate story).
Shannon Shelton of the Detroit Free Press writes that all of Michigan State’s men’s basketball games will be on TV, most of which will be on the Big Ten Network. Dennis Brackin of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune says most of the University of Minnesota’s men’s b-ball team will also be on BTN. George M. Thomas of the Akron Beacon Journal says BTN’s look is just below ESPN. Mark Stewart of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes in his Badger Blog that BTN is picking up most of Wisconsin’s men’s basketball games as well. From the Columbus Dispatch, Bob Baptist says the same thing about Ohio State’s schedule. And you can read the same thing in the Evansville Courier & Press regarding Indiana. John Supinie of the Peoria Journal Star writes about BTN taking most of Illinois’ games. So you can say BTN will be broadcasting most of the Big Ten men’s basketball schedule.
Our second story from the Peoria Journal Star is about former Fox Sports NFL Analyst Bill Maas who was arrested earlier this year. He’s been formally charged with gun and drug possession in regards to a traffic stop back in July. A female companion was also charged. Maas is due back in court in December.
Elizabeth Aguilera of the Denver Post reports that the NFL will be heard in Spanish for the first time in that city.
William Houston of the Toronto Globe and Mail writes that the NFL pulled lower than normal ratings on CTV and Rogers Sportsnet. Both outlets are showing the NFL for the first time. Interesting.
Ok, that’s it for now. I’ll check back with you later.