Let’s give you our Saturday links as we in the Northeast prepare for the big storm on Sunday.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News writes about some shuffling of the NFL Network announcing team over the next few games and also talks with Fox’s Joe Buck.
Jerry Garcia in the San Antonio Express-News reviews the history of sports radio in the Alamo City as a third all-sports station is about to enter the market.
Dan Caesar of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has a story on a local Fox affiliate which chose to run with the erroneous and unsubstantiated report that Cardinals first baseman Luis Pujols was named in the Mitchell Report.
Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that the Falcons have had two of the lowest rated games in the history of Monday Night Football this season.
Jim Carlisle of the Ventura County Star did not have a media column on Friday, but he did blog about the steroids issue.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle writes in his Four DVRs, no waiting blog about the so-so ratings for the Broncos-Texans game on Thursday.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the NBA policy of miking coaches has already produced some unwanted results. Tim Buckley of the Deseret (UT) Morning News says Utah Jazz Jerry Sloan isn’t pleased with ESPN showing him cursing on national TV. And Russ Siler of the Salt Lake Tribune writes while ESPN has apologized for airing the curse despite it being on tape, Sloan is still feeling betrayed. Geoff Lepper of the Contra Costa (CA) Times says Golden State Warriors coach Don Nelson is not happy having cameras in the locker room which is another new NBA policy.
Tim Lemke of the Washington Times writes that ESPN will pick up the Nationals’ home opener at their new ball park to open the 2008 MLB season.
Ryan Sharrow of the Baltimore Business Journal reports that the Orioles will debut a new hot stove show on both TV and radio in January.
Peter Lauria in the New York Post has a story on Comcast filing a lawsuit against the NFL Network alleging breach of contract. Just what we need, more Comcast vs. NFL Network stories. Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News has more on this story.
An editorial in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram notes the irony of the NFL running to the Texas state legislature about big cable when it’s the legislature that awards cable franchises.
Shannon Russell of the Cincinnati Enquirer says local fans won’t be able to watch tonight’s Bengals-49ers game because the NFL Network is not carried on Time Warner Cable. Patrick Kinmartin of the Chico (CA) Enterprise-Record says sports bars will be doing good business tonight as 49ers fans flock in to watch the game off satellite.
Mark Katz of the Dayton Daily News writes that Time Warner officials don’t see carrying the Big Ten Network anytime soon.
Rhiannon Potkey of the Salt Lake Tribune says BYU has finally hit ESPN after being relegated to CSTV, FSN, the mtn., and Versus this season.
Brian Biggane of the Palm Beach Post says FSN Florida won’t be carrying tonight’s Panthers-Red Wings game so it can air a high school football championship game instead.
Michael Zuidema of the Grand Rapids (MI) Press previews tonight’s FSN Detroit’s 10 year anniversary special.
And that should do it for the links today.