This blogging schedule is upside down. Friday megalinks may be sometime in the afternoon as one of my employees is expected to be in the office which means I’ll have to listen to his stories. So tough when one employee doesn’t know when to shut up.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has some possible Friday media column topics.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell wonders if Brett Favre tipped his hand about his coming out of retirement to collectors.
John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable says the NFL is appealing to the FCC to resolve its cable dispute with Comcast.
Jason Whitlock writing for FoxSports.com feels NBC is going overboard with its hiring of Dan Patrick for Football Night in America.
Mark Harden of the Denver Business Journal writes that KWGN will pick up the NFL Network’s broadcast of the Broncos at Cleveland on November 6.
Joe Favorito says College Fanz Network is giving Sports Information Directors another chance for public relations opportunities.
Bruce Allen of Boston Sports Media Watch says WEEI has snatched “Patriots Friday” away from rival 890 ESPN.
Stephanie Clifford in the New York Times reports that Communist China will restrict advertising space in Beijing giving preferential treatment to Olympic sponsors.
The boxing reality TV series, The Contender has found a new home. Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News reports that Versus has signed with Survivor-producer Mark Burnett to produce a 4th season as well as a Muay Thai verision of the series that has previously called NBC and ESPN its home.
Reynolds writes that Turner Sports and Yahoo! Sports have reached a content and advertising agreement that benefits both sides.
Paul J. Gough of the Hollywood Reporter writes that Yahoo! will gain access to Turner content on its website and Turner will manage ad sales for both while the two will share revenue.
Showing that we’re truly in the dog days of summer, ESPN has a press releasing combining announcements on Wimbledon, the Man O’ War Stakes and Major League Lacrosse. You can’t that information anywhere else. And once again, Chris Berman will be involved in the Home Run Derby. I can’t wait.
Ronald Blum of the AP has ESPN’s Joe Morgan blasting the All-Star Game during ESPN’s conference call with reporters about ESPN’s coverage of the All-Star Game. Good job, Joe.
Mike Lucas of the Capital (WI) Times profiles FSN Wisconsin host Craig Coshun.
Phil Swann over at TVPredictions.com reports that Charter Communications will add six HD channels in Wisconsin including FSN Wisconsin in time for the Milwaukee Brewers’ stretch run.
Matt Swenson over at the Express from the Washington Post says there’s a disconnect between the Nationals and TV viewers.
Jackie Majerus of the Bristol (CT) Press reports that ESPN is looking for even more land to house its expanding headquarters.
Gail Pennington of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is at the Television Critics Association tour and blogs about ESPN Films’ Jackie Robinson biography.
This person over at OnMilwaukee.com shares my feelings on ESPN’s silly “Titletown” features on SportsCenter (notice this is the first and last time I will mention this in my blog).
Deadspin has Florida State’s Jenn Sterger clarifying her “suck it” statement regarding Erin Andrews.
Den Cotton over at the National Sports Review thinks ESPN Radio’s Colin Cowherd is funny.
CBS Sports previews its coverage of the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic this weekend.
Jeff Munson of the Tahoe (NV) Daily Tribune writes that NBC Sports will commit to two more years of the American Century Championship, the celebrity golf tournament that its been carrying since 1990. Sara Thompson of the Daily Tribune talks to two tournament participants, former Dateline NBC anchor Stone Phillips and Joe Buck about the state of the media.
Lots o’ links tonight. That will do it and as I mentioned at the top, Friday megalinks will be up sometime in the afternoon.