Here are your links for today.
I’ll start by saying TBS Hot Corner hosts Heather Catlin, Kelly Cross and even the Tool, Matt Dagostino should be given a show of their own. When they were wrapping up their online coverage last night, all three were sitting on the couch on the set and just talking. It was enjoyable. If TBS ever decided to give them their own daily online show, I would watch. If Kelly and Heather had primary roles and Matt sat on the desk giving updates like Natalie Morales on the Today show, I think that would work rather well. And we continue to get hits for Heather and Kelly especially after the Fashion Show. I think we have a hit here. So if the guys at Turner Sports are reading this, just know that TBS Hot Corner has become very popular online.
To your links. John Molori of Boston Sports Media Watch calls TBS’ coverage of the League Divisional Series disappointing and says there has to be a role for Red Sox TV announcer-in-exile, Sean McDonough. I agree on Sean, but I disagree on TBS. I liked their coverage.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand looks at the ratings of selected events from the weekend.
The New York Daily News’ Bob Raissman says George Steinbrenner’s ill-timed comments about Joe Torre’s job status must be blamed for one of the reasons why the Yankees lost their series to Cleveland.
Richard Sandomir in today’s New York Times says TBS had an error-plagued Game 3 of the Yankees-Indians series. Sandomir adds that the ratings on TBS for the LDS are way up from last year when ESPN and Fox shared them.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has reaction from Indians’ fans who feel TBS’ coverage was biased towards the Yankees.
Over to the the Akron Beacon Journal where George M. Thomas says the Indians are ruling the TV roost in Cleveland.
Joanne Ostrow of the Denver Post says the Rockies scored in the ratings for Game 3 of the NLDS against the Phillies.
Keith Groller of the Allentown (PA) Morning Call says the Yankees’ elimination from the MLB Postseason has Fox seeing blue today.
Dave Del Grande of the Oakland Tribune says TBS blew coverage of the postseason beginning with the NL Wild Card playoff game last Monday.
Bob Wolfley in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the NFL TV partners rave over Brett Favre.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News says ESPN handled the wild Monday Night Football game quite well last night.
Craig Handel of Florida Today says the Miami/Florida State game will air either on ESPN or ABC on October 20.
Bob Baptist in the Orlando Sentinel writes that Insight Cable customers will be able to see this Saturday’s Ohio State-Kent State in HD while Time Warner Cable customers remain shut out of the Big Ten Network. Paul Cordes of the Minnesota Daily, the school newspaper of the University of Minnesota, says he’s on the Big Ten Network bandwagon.
Will McCulloch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that high school football is finding more outlets to broadcasts its games.
That’s it for now. I’ll have the ALCS and NLCS schedules coming up.