Let’s do some links.
From zap2it.com, NBC’s Sunday Night Football won the overnight ratings in the 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. timeslots. The Amazing Race on CBS finished second in the 8 p.m. hour.
Newsday’s Neil Best blogs that Dick Lynch was absent from the New York Football Giants radio broadcast yesterday because of a bout with pneumonia.
An article in the San Antonio Business Journal has AT&T U-verse exclaiming it’s seeing an increase in customers who want the NFL Network. The Wall Street Journal is urging the FCC to look beyond the NFL’s appeal to have it look into the dispute over the NFL Network with big cable. Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News has reaction from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones who has been the NFL’s point man to get NFL Network on basic cable.
In an attempt to corrupt sports fans at an early age, ESPN is launching a new interactive channel on Dish Network aimed at kids as Linda Moss of Multichannel News reports.
Ryan Wood of the Lawrence (KS) Journal-World says ESPN’s College Gameday is figuring out the logistics for its Saturday show at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.
John Ryan of the San Jose Mercury News delves further into the Tom Brady-Joe Montana debate which John Madden started on Sunday Night Football last night.
Kevin Gorman of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review says the annual Backyard Brawl between Pittsburgh and West Virginia will be on one of the ESPN networks.
Ray Frager of the Baltimore Sun noticed that CBS’ Ian Eagle made a couple of errors during yesterday’s Browns-Ravens game. The first one was on Haloti Ngata (try to pronounce that on the first try, I’m sure you’ll get it wrong too). The other was on Ravens QB Kyle Boller’s first half.
From the AOL Fanhouse blog, Michael David Smith reports that both CBS and NBC are considering airing Mixed Martial Arts shows for original programming in the wake of the writers strike. David Goetzl of the Media Daily News talks about NBC’s negotiations with an MMA organization (not the UFC).
Christine Daniels of the Los Angeles Times writes that the Barry Bonds story was a study of the media kicking someone when he’s down.
The Tennis X blog tells us that Tennis Channel will have extensive coverage of the Asian exhibition matches between Roger Federer and Pete Sampras starting Tuesday.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star says CBC’s CFL coverage shined during the Western Division Finals while it didn’t do so well in the Eastern Finals.
I think that will do it. Primetime Viewing Picks and Videos of the Week coming up.