Let’s give you some linkage. I’m still working on my Amazing Race Asia Episode 2 recap. I think I’m halfway through. I hope to be done when Thursday rolls around.
Here are some leaks in the meantime.
Stephanie Kang of the Wall Street Journal tells us that the NHL is going to be launching a new online pay per view service for this upcoming season.
Newsday’s Neil Best feels ESPN treated the Yankee Stadium farewell with dignity. In his blog, Neil says Mike Francesa now has one member of his new show in place. Neil feels that YES will do all it can to keep the 5.5 hour Mike Francesa simulcast on its airwaves. Neil has a blog entry about the ratings for Francesa’s TV show, Mike’d Up. Finally, Neil says it’s wrong for credentialed media members to take dirt from Yankee Stadium, but Neil says he did not see anyone from the media take any dirt.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times says there was a familiar feeling to the Yankee Stadium farewell, but there was also something missing.
In his blog, the great Boston Globe columnist Bob Ryan liked the way ESPN’s Jon Miller handled the last inning of the Orioles-Yankees game on Sunday.
Mark Remme of MLB.com says this Saturday’s Yankees-Red Sox game has been moved from 7:05 p.m. to late afternoon to accomodate Fox.
Maury Brown of the Biz of Baseball talks with Rocky Mountain News baseball writer Tracy Ringolsby.
The Tampa Bay Business Journal says the Rays are a big hit on TV.
Somehow I missed this from last week. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand writes that women in sports broadcasting are mostly seen as sideline reporters, not studio hosts or play-by-play voices.
Long-time Chicago Sun-Times media columnist Robert Feder (he’s been linked to from Fang’s Bites several times) is accepting a buyout.
To Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News, he writes that Tony Kornheiser is no Howard Cosell not matter how hard he tries to sound like him.
Martin Zimmerman of the Los Angeles Times writes that General Motors is taking a pass on Super Bowl advertising.
Laura Nachman has a message from Philly sports radio host Jody McDonald who’s recovering from quadruple heart bypass surgery.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News talks with former ESPN Radio/Fox Sports Radio/Sporting News Radio host Tony Bruno who’s making a comeback in LA. And Tom gets the reaction of the man Tony is replacing.
Dan Caesar of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says another sports radio station in the Gateway City launches on New Year’s Day.
George M. Thomas of the Akron Beacon Journal says Browns fans are out in force on the sports talk shows these days.
Keith Groller of the Allentown (PA) Morning Call says ESPN Radio’s Mike Golic was upfront about his son’s arrest at Notre Dame over the weekend.
The Centre (PA) Daily Times says the Penn State-Purdue game on October 4 will be aired either on ESPN or ESPN2.
John Dempsey of Variety says MSG Network has purchased six documentaries from ESPN.
Ron Leonardi of the Erie (PA) Times-News talks with ESPN soccer announcer and former Erie Blades minor league hockey play-by-play man JP Dellacamera.
Tierney Plumb of the Washington (DC) Business Journal says Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic has gained the rights to televise the Marine Corp Marathon next month.
Christopher Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media blog says CBS Sports has an opening.
That will do it for now.