As the Red Sox are in danger of falling behind in the ALCS, 3 games to 1, I’ll do an update now.
Neil Best of Newsday blogs that WFAN’s Mike Francesca has made the claim that he was a potential candidate to be on Monday Night Football during the time Dennis Miller was selected to join the broadcast. And Best reports that Major League Baseball has lost a lawsuit attempting to control the content that appears on independent fantasy websites.
Bruce Allen of the Boston Sports Media Watch site looks at the ratings in Boston for Sunday’s Patriots-Cowboys game.
Once again, ESPN’s Monday Night Football topped the cable ratings last week. Game 4 of the Indians-Yankees ALDS finished second. And overall, TBS won the primetime cable ratings. The Sporting News picks up an Associated Press story stating that TBS is still happy with its postseason deal with Major League Baseball.
David Barron in the Houston Chronicle reports that some Comcast customers missed the last few innings of Game 4 of the NLCS because of a scheduled channel switch with FX. Nice going, Comcast. Barron also reports that Jeff Van Gundy will stay with ESPN/ABC as an NBA analyst.
Kirk Bohls of the Austin (TX) American-Statesman is not happy his Yankees are out of the playoffs.
Among the things Gregg Easterbrook is writing about in his Tuesday Morning Quarterback are not kicking to Devin Hester, squash cultivation, all-Christmas radio in October (most likely a Clear Channel station … yup!), the hypocrisy of the NFL and expensive hotels.
The ESPN family of networks will carry “more than 1,050 men’s college basketball games” this season. That’s a lot.
Marise Strauss of Media in Canada says both CBC and TSN have scored in the ratings for their hockey broadcasts.
So in lieu of not having TBS Hot Corner to write about, I give you this update. Enjoy.