Well, I found some linkage for this afternoon. Let’s get to them.
Good friend, LC of the anti-Glenn Geffner blog, 38 Cliches, has the news that regular listeners of the Red Sox Radio Network outside of Boston won’t be able to hear Goofner during the World Series unless they log on the internet. ESPN Radio has national exclusivity except in the home cities so only flagship station, WRKO in Boston will carry the call of Joe Castiglione and Goofie. MLB.com will also have the WRKO call through its Gameday Audio service. Everywhere else will have to listen to Jon Miller and Joe Morgan and I think that’s an upgrade even with Morgan doing the analysis.
Maury Brown from the Biz of Baseball website reports that MLB has reached an agreement to broadcast the World Series in China.
In ESPN.com’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback, Gregg Easterbrook goes after the Patriots once again and puts the Colts in iconic status. This will anger Pats fans to no end, but in every other NFL city, give fans a laugh.
From the NFL, we discover that it plans to move the kickoff of Monday Night Football up a half hour to 8 p.m. Eastern Time if the World Series reaches a Game 5. Don’t forget that the Red Sox-Colorado game would be played directly across the street from the Green Bay-Broncos game next Monday. But I do believe Fox would schedule the World Series for 7 p.m. ET as it did during the American League Championship Series when it went up against Monday Night Football.
And in an attempt at streamlining, the first round of the NFL Draft would be moved from noon ET to 3 p.m. and the time in between picks would be reduced from 15 to 10 minutes and for the second round, the time would be reduced from 10 minutes to 7.
Neil Best of Newsday is just nuts this afternoon blogging like crazy. I’ll give you some selected entries. First, he writes that the Jets’ Thomas Jones is very patient for putting up with Craig Carton of WFAN every Tuesday. Best mentioned this in his column today, and also puts it in his blog that ESPN’s Brian Kenny will join boxing charlatan Max Kellerman on 1050 ESPN Radio in New York. And Best makes an impassioned plea for help after listening to WFAN’s Mike & the Mad Dog every day for 5.5 hours.
UPDATE AT 4:15 P.M. – Neil Best breaks the news that Max Kellerman was suspended from his 1050 ESPN Radio show Monday for an undisclosed disciplinary problem.
Frontier Airlines, based out of Denver, will show the World Series on its flights according to the Rocky Mountain News.
Christian Toto of the Washington Times speaks with Bernard Goldberg of HBO’s Real Sports. Speaking of Real Sports, Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News previews one story the show will air tonight, concerning former Cowboys Ron Springs and Everson Walls.
Susan Chandler of the Chicago Tribune has more on the Blackhawks allowing Comcast SportsNet to air home games starting this season. Ed Sherman from the Tribune says the home games on TV will revitalize a sleepy fan base. Lee Ziehm of the Chicago Sun-Times also writes on the increased amount of home games on TV. And bombastic Sun-Times columnist Jay Mariotti welcomes the Blackhawks to the 21st Century. William Houston of the Toronto Globe and Mail says the first of nine home games will air starting November 11.
So there you have it. I’ll give you the Primetime Viewing Picks next and later tonight, I’ll have my monthly real-time review of HBO’s Real Sports.