I have a lot of stuff to catch up on so I’ll try to do the linkage quickly and then do work. Last night, I was hoping to do an update, but with the Red Sox-Angels game so compelling, I couldn’t take my eyes off my TV. And I’m behind on a couple of Amazing Race episode recaps so I’ll have to do those in the next couple of days.
Starting with Michael Hiestand of USA Today, he has the ratings of various events over the weekend.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times feels there are too many players in the huddle on NBC’s Football Night in America.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News complains about everything from Michael Strahan on Fox to blaming Tony Siragusa for global warming.
The Kansas City Star’s Jeffrey Flanagan talks with CBS’ NFL Today analyst Shannon Sharpe about the Chiefs’ Tony Gonzalez breaking his record for most reception yardage for a tight end.
Newsday’s Neil Best has three mini-columns in one, touching upon a new book about Giants QB Eli Manning, Keith Olbermann making what is being perceived as a political comment on Football Night in America and Hockey Night in Canada coming to the NHL Network.
Mike Jensen of the Philadelphia Inquirer says the Eagles beat the Phillies in the ratings, but then again, you’re talking apples and oranges with the NFL on Fox and the Phillies on TBS.
Keith Groller of the Allentown (PA) Morning Call writes in his column that the Eagles and Phillies gave Philadelphia sports fans a workout flipping back and forth between Fox and TBS. In his blog, Keith has some leftovers from his column.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News reports that TBS is seeing a big downturn in the ratings for the League Division Series through Sunday. And Mike adds that the new Women’s Professional Soccer league has signed a TV contract with Fox Soccer Channel.
From the Dallas Morning News, Barry Horn writes that at least 20 percent of all Dallas-Fort Worth homes will be blacked out from the Red Sox-Rays American League Championship Series.
John Kieseswetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer says the late Reds announcer Joe Nuxhall is a finalist for the Ford C. Frick Award for the Baseball Hall of Fame honoring excellence in broadcasting.
The great Maury Brown of the Biz of Baseball wonders if baseball team owners will heed MLB Walking, Talking Conflict of Interest Bud Selig’s warnings on keeping ticket prices in line during the financial crunch.
James Paton of the Rocky Mountain News says the President of Fox National Sports Networks is stepping down.
John Ryan of the San Jose Mercury News writes that Comcast SportsNet Bay Area is putting together Shark Week for the Sharks’ season opener on Thursday.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star writes that the venerable Hockey Night in Canada is undergoing a facelift this season.
The Atlantic 10 Conference has announced its national TV basketball schedule.
William Houston of the Toronto Globe and Mail says sports radio ratings throughout Canada were down during the summer.
That will do it for now.