After watching a bit of Ninja Warrior on G4, it’s time to give you some links as we’re about to finish this Wednesday night here on the East Coast.
Here’s the live chat that Newsday’s Neil Best conducted earlier today. I had quite a few questions answered. Neil outlines ESPN’s planned coverage for the final game ever at Yankee Stadium this Sunday.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News says in addition to ESPN, the YES Network will also have extensive coverage of the farewell to Yankee Stadium on Sunday. Mike also writes that the Week1 Monday Night Football doubleheader on ESPN won the cable primetime ratings for last week.
R. Thomas Umstead of Multichanel says HBO will bring back its acclaimed 24/7 series for the Joe Calzaghe/Roy Jones, Jr. fight.
John Consoli of Mediaweek says the MNF doubleheader on Sept. 8 received a ratings boost from so-called “out of home” viewers.
David Goetzl of MediaPost also writes about the out of home boost for ESPN.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell wonders if the current financial crisis will force New York teams to lower ticket prices to their new stadia.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News gets NBC’s Al Michaels to talk about a role he played on the old Hawaii Five-O TV series.
Bruce Allen of Boston Sports Media Watch notes that a day after WEEI went after fantasy football, its website hires the person who was the target of the station’s diatribe.
From the Birmingham (AL) News, Charles Goldberg reports that ESPN’s College Gameday will be airing live from Jordan-Hare Stadium, site of this Saturday’s LSU-Auburn game.
The Arizona Republic notes that Arizona State University is getting more of its basketball games on national TV.
Radio Ink magazine tells us that ESPN Radio HD is launching 24/7 in selected markets. Nobody really cares about or understands HD Radio.
Maury Brown over at the Biz of Baseball has the release of the 2009 MLB Master Schedule.
The Rightfielders Women in Sports blog notes that Jenn Brown, the newest hire at Inside the NFL, is hot. That we know.
That’s going to do it.