Time to give some more links. I drove past a Taco Bell in Norwood, MA and the line was already long. It was 2:30 p.m. Taco Bell at least in my surrounding area is probably thinking this was a great promotion.
Getting to our links, the Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand and Daniel Kaplan co-author a story in which the NFL Network is seeking help from the Feds to get cable carriage. Hoo boy.
Neil Best linked to the above story and says the whole saga of the NFL Network vs. cable is increasingly tiresome. Best had a sidebar column regarding Michael Kay of YES going to miss Joe Girardi in the broadcast booth. And Best links to an interview in The Big Lead blog in which writer John Feinstein takes a shot at ESPN the Magazine. Finally, Best tells us the NFL Network plans to hype the Patriots-Colts game like the Super Bowl.
Jim Carlisle of the Ventura County Star has reaction from the NFL studio show analysts on this past Sunday’s Giants-Dolphins game in London.
The Detroit Free Press has Michigan State athletic director-in-waiting Mark Hollis backpedaling from his comments that the Big Ten Network set a November 15 deadline for big cable to pick it up.
That’s it for now.