Back to the work grind and time to provide some linkage today.
Starting with USA Today’s Game On! blog which has Michael McCarthy interviewing Chris “Mad Dog” Russo about his debut on Sirius Satellite Radio today. And Michael says any thought of the Patriots collapsing due to Tom Brady’s injury should be perished.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell looks into the concept that better looking athletes get higher pay.
Some links from the Sports Business Journal.
Steve Bilafer writes that CBS’ owned and operated WBZ-TV whored itself out to promote the new CBS Scene restaurant at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.
John Ourand says NBC is off to a good start in selling commercials for Super Bowl XLIII.
Austin Karp writes that ESPN saw increased viewership over the summer, but its other networks did not.
New York Post curmudgeon Phil Mushnick says despite criticism from its own Ombudsman, ESPN continues to overhype its own events.
Newsday’s Neil Best says the Michael Phelps-hosted Saturday Night Live had its best overnight rating in quite some time. And Neil feels the Football Night in America guys must have felt euphoric when the Denver Broncos succeeded in a two point conversion to win its game over the Chargers.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette wondered why a local Jets Radio Network affiliate wasn’t carrying the Jets broadcast of the Pats-Jets game yesterday.
Tom Jones from the St. Petersburg Times looks back at the weekend in televised sports.
Christopher Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media blog says Fox’s Terry Bradshaw missed an opportunity when he spoke about Vince Young’s troubles with the Tennessee Titans. Chris adds that SI.com is not providing the entire picture to its readers.
Maury Brown of the Biz of Baseball celebrates its two year anniversary. Congrats, Maury and I thank him for the support to Fang’s Bites.
Dusty Saunders from the Rocky Mountain News feels CBS’ two man booth on Sunday’s Chargers-Broncos game worked better than ESPN’s three man booth last Monday night.
But on the other hand, Awful Announcing feels Dick Enberg lost track of time when Denver scored its last TD and winning two point conversion. I’ll agree with that and I also felt up until that moment, Enberg was doing a good job in calling the game.
Michael Malone of Broadcasting & Cable says NBC’s Universal Sports cable channel has been picked up in nine markets on the network’s digital tier.
R. Thomas Umstead says Universal Sports will be replaying various events from NBC’s Olympics coverage this month.
Louisa Ada Seltzer of Media Life Magazine says ESPN’s Monday Night Football matchup between the Eagles and Cowboys is the highlight of the TV week.
Jon Lafayette of TV Week says the Big Ten Network is now focusing on video on demand services.
That will do it for now. I should have an update later on.