This is how to run a phone company. As promised, Verizon restored my internet access and I’m back online.
I still don’t have my line 2 back on my phone, but at least I talked to the assistant to Broadview Networks’ vice president who contacted me last night. I do hope I can get it back sometime today. I will continue to update you on this. I’m still not happy with Broadview and I will continue to recommend that you not use this company. It will take a long time for this company to regain my trust.
And on this anniversary of 9/11, let us not forget what happened. So many people died on that Tuesday morning and let us make sure that we remember the day and not allow the memory to fade. And while the memorial taking place at the Twin Towers site goes on, we also remember what happened at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania. I certainly hope you find a way to remember the 9/11 today and actually, every day.
Let’s go on to your links.
First, David Whitley of the Orlando Sentinel correctly asks why do we not see the national anthem on TV? The networks request that the anthem be played before games go on the air so they can add more ad time and do their opens. Let’s put the anthem back on TV where it belongs.
At 2 p.m. ET, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will participate in a live chat on NFL.com. If I’m not too busy this afternoon, I’ll try to monitor it and try to provide some notes on it here.
Neil Best of Newsday looks at the possibility of Allianz buying naming rights for the new Giants-Jets stadium.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says FSN Wisconsin has set its schedule for the Bucks.
Tucker Echols of the Washington Business Journal reports that the Capitals are increasing their HDTV broadcasts to 50 this season.
The Washington Business Journal picks up a story from John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal talking about the poor ratings for the Nationals on MASN.
Jeffrey Flanagan from the Kansas City Star writes that the Chiefs are confident that their home opener this Sunday will not be blacked out.
Jon Solomon of the Birmingham (AL) Times notices that CBS prefers winning SEC teams to be on its air.
Pat Dooley of the Gainesville (FL) Sun talks with CBS SEC studio host Tim Brando.
Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union has ESPN’s Erin Andrews defending herself from accusations that she’s pro-Florida as she’s an alum.
Adam Rose of the Los Angeles Times talks with ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit.
The Log Cabin (AR) Democrat says Fox College Sports has signed an agreement to carry Southland Conference football games.
Zach Baker of the Tiffin (OH) Advertiser-Tribune profiles ESPN’s John Buccigross who is from the local area.
Mark McCarter of the Huntsville (AL) Times says NASCAR drivers are angry at ESPN for airing a testy exchange between Tony Stewart and his pit crew.
Mike Mulhern of the Winston-Salem (NC) Journal Reporter says TV ratings for NASCAR have fallen during the summer months.
The Daly Planet NASCAR blog calls for ESPN to take Dr. Jerry Punch off play-by-play and replace him with someone else.
From one of my Canadian readers, Noah Manly, he tells me that the Big Ten Network has gained approval to be distributed by one of the largest cable providers in Canada. Noah tells me, “Clearly this deal is incredibly insignificant in the big picture, but interesting as it could signal further international distribution down the line (and obviously great for underserved Canadian college sports fans).” Thanks to Noah for passing that along.
William Houston of the Toronto Globe and Mail says the CFL is considering revamping its replay system.
Ben Fenton of the Financial Times talks about ESPN throwing its hat into the ring for the rights to the English Premier League.
That’s all for now. I’m glad to be back online.