As we steamroll into September, we now just about into football mode. Last month, it was Olympics mode. This month, it’ll be football, then next month, baseball postseason mode. You can pretty much tell what mode I’m in by visiting here every day. Let’s do your links.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times reports that the talks between the NFL and ESPN to put the eight late season NFL Network games on ESPN Classic are at an apparent impasse.
Jeff Richgels in the Capital (WI) Times writes that Charter Communications is not in any rush to add the NFL Network.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand says the next phase of NFL TV wars will be the 7 p.m. ET Sunday highlights hour in which ESPN, Fox and NBC will all compete with one another.
ESPN gives details of its new 7 p.m. Sunday SportsCenter which will be co-hosted by Chris Berman and John Saunders.
Larry Barrett of Multichannel News talks about ESPN reuniting most of the original NFL Primetime crew for its 7 p.m. Sunday SportsCenter.
The Sports Media Watch looks at the Sunday SportsCenter overhauls in both the morning and early evening dayparts for the NFL season.
Jeffrey Flanagan of the Kansas City Star says now that the Olympics are over, the Chiefs are back on top of the ratings.
Sam Adams from the Rocky Mountain News talks with Warren Sapp who joins Showtime and the NFL Network this season.
Nate Davis of USA Today says Michael Strahan is the star of the latest installment of NFL Films’ America’s Game that focuses on the New York Giants Super Bowl win last February.
Joe Arnold of the Lancaster (OH) Eagle-Gazette says some Time Warner customers in town saw a Western movie instead of the Youngstown State-Ohio State game on the Big Ten Network.
The great Washington, DC radio-TV news site, dcrtv.com broke news Tuesday that Baltimore is getting a third sports radio station. Ray Frager of the Baltimore Sun says the new sports station will launch next Monday. Ray has the talk lineup for the station. Thanks to reader Mark Lipsitz for e-mailing me about this story. In addition, Ray says former Ravens coach Brian Billick will host a monthly show on one of the established Baltimore sports stations.
Brenda Carl of Baltimore station, WCBM, writes in the Baltimore Examiner about the third sports radio station in town. Neal Shaffer, also of the Examiner, handicaps the strengths and weaknesses of each station.
Ken McMillan of the Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record tells us about ESPN Radio losing an affiliate.
You want more sports radio news? Why not? Sporting News Radio has debuted a new morning show this week, Sporting News Today hosted by former CNN Headline News sports anchor Jerome Jurenovich. And if you’ve missed hearing Jerome, you can listen to him talk about this new show.
Ted Cox of the Chicago Daily Herald also discusses North’s new show.
Christopher Byrne’s Eye on Sports Media blog has the NBC Sports/Notre Dame schedule along with the talent and production rosters.
Jerry Greene in the Orlando Sentinel talks with ESPN’s Dick Vitale about his induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame this Friday.
Friend of Fang’s Bites, Maury Brown of the Biz of Baseball blog has his take on MLB looking to stream live games into local markets next season.
Staci D. Kramer of paidContent.org says MLB is going to wait until next year to stream live local games.
Dan Lamonthe of the Red Sox Monster blog has video of Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia facetiously saying NESN analyst Jerry Remy “stunk” when he played second base. Back in August, Dan explained the whole Dustin “the Agitator” thing.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes about a book that ranks Dwayne Wade as the greatest Marquette University basketball player of all time.
Alex Weprin of Broadcasting & Cable reports that Golf Channel has signed a new agreement with Dish Network.
Multichannel News says CBS College Sports is going to air eight high school football games in primetime.
Mike Shields of Mediaweek writes that Dodge and Gillette will be sponsoring microsites on NASCAR.com.
I don’t know who wrote this article in the Washington Times, but it talks about the increased attendance for tennis at the US Open this year.
A lot of links for you today. I’ve got another couple of posts for you so keep your RSS feeds updated.