Let me provide you with a few links here. I’ll provide a bigger update later tonight.
Bruce Allen of the Boston Sports Media Watch blasts the Boston Globe’s Tony Massarotti for twisting Bill Belichick’s record.
David Scott of Boston Sports Media Watch says Providence Journal Red Sox beat writer Sean McAdam is leaving to go to the Boston Herald.
New Friend of Fang’s Bites Keith Thibeault of the Sports Media Journal has part 2 of his feature on covering the Pawtucket Red Sox as a blogger.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Herald writes that SNY got a big rating for Wednesday’s Cubs-Mets extra innings game. Pete says Saturday’s Yankees-Red Sox game should not have been picked up by Fox. I agree.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette says SNY will celebrate the closing of Shea Stadium on Sunday.
Ken McMillan of the Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record says after he spoke with the program director of the local ESPN Radio affiliate, the station will carry the Cubs-Brewers game on Saturday. Ken says since TBS has the Sunday afternoon MLB package, ESPN won’t be providing any live cut-ins to games on the last day of the regular season. And Ken says TBS and Fox have to be thrilled to have big market teams in the MLB postseason.
The Sports Media News site has the TBS Sports press release highligting its MLB Postseason Media Conference Call from today.
Jennifer 8. Lee of the New York Times says some realistic turf ads for ESPN’s Monday Night Football are being stolen out of New York City bus shelters.
Laura Nachman says ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown will look back at the Fog Bowl between Da Bears and the Iggles.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News says ESPN Radio blowhard Colin Cowherd wants to become a relationship talk show blowhard. And Tom says SNY’s Ron Darling who will work for TBS during the postseason likes the Dodgers’ chances.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell has noticed that Puma is increasing Usain Bolt’s profile recently. And Darren wonders based on the poll that was included in the last story, is Bolt more marketable than swimmer Michael Phelps?
Jeffrey Flanagan of the Kansas City Star writes that the Chiefs game against the Broncos will not be blacked out this Sunday despite not being totally sold out.
Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says College Gameday’s first visit to the University of Georgia in 10 years is a big deal to the Bulldogs.
Bob Thomas of the Florida Times-Union talks with Florida State and Tampa Bay Bucs radio voice Gene Deckerhoff about the recently retired voice of the Georgia Bulldogs, Larry Munson.
Multichannel News reports that CBS College Sports is being picked up by Time Warner Cable in Dallas.
Larry Barrett of Multichannel says subscribers to Broadstripe in Michigan will see the Big Ten Network as of Friday.
Mimi Turner of the Hollywood Reporter writes that reality show producer Endemol (creator of “Big Brother”) plans to create a global sports programming division.
Those are your links for Thursday. Look for several posts on Friday starting with your College Football Viewing Picks, NFL Viewing Picks, Friday Megalinks, Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks, Weekend Viewing Picks and anything else I can think of. See you in the morning.