Here are some links for you this evening.
Tom Van Riper of Forbes looks at how the financial crunch will affect sports sponsorships.
In an editorial, the Winston-Salem (NC) Journal says women sports journalists owe a debt of gratitude to the late Mary Garber.
Barry Jacobs writes for WRAL.com that Mary Garber was definitely a trailblazer.
Maury Brown of the Biz of Hockey has an in-depth look at the online content push the NHL is making in an effort to generate more revenue.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News looks at the college football games available in SoCal this week. Tom also looks at the 100 year anniversary of one of biggest bonehead plays in baseball history, Merkle’s Boner. Tom catches up with former California Angels announcer Dick Enberg about the late outfielder, Lyman Bostock who was killed way too young 30 years ago today.
And in Tom’s post on Lyman Bostock is a link to a story from the Daily News’ Jill Painter on Bostock’s legacy at his college alma mater.
Related to Tom’s post on Merkle’s Boner is Keith Olbermann’s essay on the play in this week’s Sports Illustrated.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News says it’s slim pickings for NFL games this Sunday in the Metroplex.
Rick Kissell of Variety says the Dallas Cowboys are definitely primetime darlings.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News says the first four Monday Night Football games of the season on ESPN are the four most watched programs on cable this year.
R. Thomas Umstead of Multichannel writes that ESPN Films will produce its first-ever Spanish-language movie.
Newsday’s Neil Best looks at Yankees owner Hank Steinbrenner’s thoughts on the current baseball playoff system.
Alex Weprin of Broadcasting & Cable says the Farewell to Yankee Stadium did well in the cable primetime ratings for ESPN.
John Consoli of Mediaweek writes that despite not having the last game at Yankee Stadium, YES had solid ratings for the pregame show.
Mike Shields from Mediaweek writes that despite offerings on cable and the internet, 93% of Olympic TV viewing went through NBC.
I’ve been searching for a way to work this story into the blog. The University of Idaho cheerleaders will change their uniforms after school officials and some fans thought they were too skimpy. Well, CNBC’s Darren Rovell has helped me out by suggesting how the school could have worked the outfits to their advantage.
Christopher Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media blog shows us exactly where ESPN’s College Gameday will be in relation to Sanford Stadium on the University of Georgia campus.
Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution also writes about the site where College Gameday will air live from this Saturday.
That’s going to do it for now. I’m going to watch the Red Sox celebration as they have just made the playoffs. I should have some news about TBS’ online coverage of the baseball postseason on Wednesday.