Time for some linkage on this Saturday.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News writes that the Dallas-Fort Worth area just isn’t interested in the World Series.
Dan Caesar in today’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes about the antiquated NFL blackout rules which require a home game to be sold out 72 hours before game time so it can be shown in the local market. This Sunday’s Browns-Rams game will not be shown in St. Louis because the rule has been enforced.
Paul Christian in the Rochester (MN) Post-Bulletin normally writes on Friday, but has his weekly media column today and he has a lot of news and notes including the beginning of the NBA season which starts next week.
Some posts from the Sports Media Watch blog. First, one on the World Series ratings which are up from last year, but still the fourth lowest of all-time according to the blog. Good update from Paulsen who notes that the NBA will not sell NBA.com nor NBA TV which had been speculated earlier. And we get the weekend ratings predictions.
Chris Pursell of TV Week looks at the NFL’s Week 8 broadcast assignments in his Pressbox blog.
Rick Kissell of Variety says sports continue to do well in the ratings.
From the Charlotte Business Journal comes a story in which Raycom, a syndicator of the ACC, is considering buying Lincoln Financial Sports, its partner in the ACC and the lone holder of the SEC syndication rights.
Dave Goldberg of the AP has a story on the NFL Network’s fight for exposure.
The Boston Globe’s Joanna Weiss says the Taco Bell/World Series promotion went over the top.
The Sports Business Daily has some news and notes on the World Series ratings for Fox, plus other news including the silly Taco Bell promotion.
Richard Stevens of the Albuquerque (NM) Tribune wonders why ESPN doesn’t bother to carry University of New Mexico football games.
Dan Clutter of the Bucyrus (CA) Telegraph-Forum says ESPN and Fox definitely have East Coast bias.
Travis Haney of the Charleston (SC) Post and Courier writes that ESPN will pick up the South Carolina-Arkansas game on November 3 after all.
Corky Simpson writes in the Tuscon (AZ) Citizen that bloggers are a necessary evil. Hey!
A lot of good links for this Saturday. I’ll have NFL picks later tonight.