I’ll give you some links as I watch some Monday Night Football.
We start with Newsday’s Neil Best as he breaks some news on his first real day back from vacation (he did blog a little on Sunday night). Neil says the YES Network has apparently matched MSG Network’s offer to simulcast Mike Francesa’s WFAN radio show. Neil also says Francesa continues to fly solo on the ‘FAN.
Now some stories from the Sports Business Journal.
Daniel Kaplan writes that the NFL rolling over its $1 billion credit line into a loan comes at an interesting time in its labor deal.
And Daniel reports that the sports industry is watching as the Dallas Cowboys are seeking a $350 million loan.
John Ourand writes that NBC will use Sunday Night Football to kick off its second annual “Green Week”. You may remember last year when NBC dimmed the lights during its halftime show and how Bob Costas openly mocked the gimmick. They won’t do that this year.
The SBJ has an interview with International Baseball Federation president Harvey Schiller on the quest to get the sport reinstated for the 2016 Olympics.
Eric Fisher and Terry Lefton say the second World Baseball Classic is looking to charge higher ticket prices and in turn, bring in higher revenue.
Bill King has a story on how sports franchises are looking for ways to turn green.
Our final link to the SBJ comes from John Lombardo who says Madison Square Garden is looking to expand ticket sales and sponsorship opportunities for the arena’s three sports franchises.
Brian Gainor, guest-blogging for CNBC’s Darren Rovell, notes that the Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard endorses McDonald’s, but was seen chowing down at a Wendy’s during the Olympics in Communist China.
Joe Favorito says Rosetta Stone could not get a better endorser than Olympic multi-gold medalist Michael Phelps.
Roger van der Horst of the Raleigh News & Observer has the ACC football TV schedule for the next two weekends.
The Dallas Morning News’ Barry Horn looks at the ratings for last Saturday’s Texas Tech-Oklahoma State game.
The Sports Media Watch says college football on ABC and CBS scored on Saturday. The SMW also looks at the overnight ratings for the three NFL Sunday TV partners. And the SMW reports on NASCAR’s ratings just as the race was cut off with 34 laps to go.
Ray Frager of the Baltimore Sun has comments from CBS’ and NBC’s NFL pregame shows.
The lovely Toni Fitzgerald of Media Life Magazine says NBC’s Sunday Night Football did well in the 18-49 demographic.
John Ryan of the San Jose Mercury News says no matter how bad the Raiders and 49ers are, they’ll still have three primetime games a season, subjecting the nation to some bad football.
Christopher Byrne in his Eye on Sports Media blog feels that technology doesn’t always enhance a sports broadcast.
Maury Brown of the Biz of Baseball has details of the Verizon Fios/MLB Network & Extra Innings deal.
Larry Barrett of Multichannel News says SNY will fire up the Mets Hot Stove every Thursday night.
Jeff Frisaro of MLB.com says Fox Sports Florida will re-air eight Marlins games on Wednesday nights starting November 26.
Ron Judd of the Seattle Times says Universalsports.com will simulcast Universal Sports TV coverage of the Paralympics this week.
The Boston Herald’s Inside Track girls write that Olympics gymnast and Fang’s Bites fav Alicia Sacramone is looking to land a TV gig. It also gives me the opportunity to repost this video of Alicia knocking out a guy at Brown University.
Larry Dobrow of AdAge magazine says ESPN.com jumps into scripted fare with a web series starring Kenny Mayne.
Scott Bair of the North County Times writes that ESPN is cancelling next year’s Moto X World Championships due to the sagging economy.
Plenty of links for you as Monday night turns into Tuesday morning here on the East Coast. I’ll be back later on your Veterans Day.