I’m actually doing some work tonight, but in between tasks, I’ll give you some linkage.
Tripp Mickle of the Sports Business Journal has five off-the-ice issues to watch for the NHL this season.
Neil Best of Newsday, through the LA Times, has UFC President-for-Life Dana White blasting Elite XC and CBS.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union says the NHL has begun its Center Ice free preview on satellite and cable. And Pete felt that Tim McCarver really looked old during his appearance on ESPN’s Outside the Lines yesterday.
From Ken Schott’s blog at the Schenectady Gazette, he provides us with this link to his appearance on FoxSports 980 from Thursday. Ken tells us that Albany River Rats fans can only catch the team’s season opener on Saturday on the net.
The great Jim Williams from the DC/Baltimore Examiner writes that the Senior Players Championship from the Baltimore Country Club can be seen on Golf Channel and NBC.
John Ketzenberger of the Indianapolis Star says the dispute between Bright House Cable and a local CBS affiliate is all over money.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Dallas Stars broadcast team has signed a new long term contract.
Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune says Utah State University is cherishing a rare opportunity to be on national TV this coming Saturday.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News previews his Friday media column.
The Sports Media Watch has some ratings news and notes.
Multichannel News says Setanta Sports has signed its first cable carriage deal with Cox Communications.
John Consoli from Mediaweek writes that the NFL is off to a solid start in the ratings, five weeks into its season. John says NASCAR is revving up an awareness campaign involving the digital TV switchover.
Rick Reeno of BoxingScene.com reports that ESPN will drop its Wednesday Night Fight series to focus its priorities on ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights.
That will do it for now.