You may have been noticing different looks for the blog over the last 12 hours or so. I’m experimenting with various templates to see how they look. The current look now is what I have settled upon for now, but there may be one or two more different templates I may try out, so if you see a different template later on, that’s the reason. I apologize for the inconvenience, but I think this template is a leading candidate for now. I prefer my blogroll to the left for some reason and I like having a lot of space for you to read the entries instead of being squeezed. Anyway, I promise you this won’t take long. I may even go back to the previous one that had been here for over a year. Let me know how you like this layout.
I want to remind you that I have a contest. I’m giving away the Olympics Opening Ceremonies DVD from NBC. I do have one winner and I need a second. The questions once again: What was the the highest rated night of this year’s Olympics and what was the final rating? And this year’s Olympics set a record for overall viewing in US history, what was the previous record? You can find the answers here at Fang’s Bites if you click on the “Olympics” label. And you can e-mail the answers to firstname.lastname@example.org. First right answer claims the second and final Olympics Opening Ceremonies DVD.
Let’s start with The State in Columbia, SC in which Seth Emerson has five questions for ESPN’s Erin Andrews. Nice pic of Erin in that story too.
Maurice Patton of the Tennessean says college football is not just relegated to Saturdays anymore thanks to ESPN’s success with Thursday night games.
Paul Doyle of the Hartford Courant says Comcast appears to be on its way to adding ESPNU which would be in time for UConn fans to see their football team in action twice this season.
Joe Nocera of the New York Times blogs that with the Big Ten Network picking up carriage deals on big cable, the conference sort of won its battle.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle writes that NBC Sports is trying to figure out how to distribute the ball for the crammed Football Night in America crew.
Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says tonight’s Steelers exhibition game has been moved up a half hour so as not to conflict with the Democratic Convention.
Vlada Gelman of TV Week talks about the NFL Network entering the Sunday morning pre-game fray.
Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star wonders how much NFL coverage is too much.
The Boston Herald picks up a story from the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson about the changes in each NFL TV partner’s lineup for this season.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has comments from NFL Films’ Steve Sabol about Brett Favre.
Westwood One Radio has announced its college football schedule.
ESPN has announced the sites and locations for College Gameday during basketball season plus its Saturday night games starting in January.
Andy Plesser of Beet TV says NBCOlympics.com will keep most, if not all, of its video content available on its website until the end of the year.
Peter Hartlaub of the San Francisco Chronicle says NBC did not mess up its coverage of the Olympics.
Michael McCarthy of USA Today visited the video center which MLB will use for its replays of controversial home run calls.
Jack Curry of the New York Times explains how instant replay will work in MLB.
Tim Arango of the New York Times says Major League Baseball will use blogging as part of its postseason advertising campaign.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News writes that the mtn. debuted on DirecTV last night.
Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune writes about Jay Mariotti leaving the crosstown Sun-Times. And Bruce Allen of the Boston Sports Media Watch found one throwaway line in that story that could be distressing to Boston fans.
TSN will air a Labour Day CFL doubleheader on Monday.
That’s it for now.