I’m at the home office once again, but I’ll provide a few links for you.
Newsday’s Neil Best says he and fellow Newsday writer Bob Glauber got caught up in a debate over the controversial replay overturn in last Sunday’s Steelers-Ravens game and says Phil Simms and Cris Collinsworth got into a similar argument on Inside the NFL. Thanks to Neil for linking to a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article written by Randy Galloway who notices that Cowboys First Class Jerk Terrell Owens did some doubletalk in regards to ESPN’s Ed Werder. Neil writes that the MLB Network can be seen on some cable systems conducting a transmission test in advance of its January 1 launch.
Alex Weprin of Broadcasting & Cable says MLB Network plans to throw its hat into the postseason ring when the current TV contracts expire in five years.
Jim Gintonio of the Arizona Republic talks with Phoenix Coyotes and TSN NHL analyst Darren Pang.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell writes that the NHL seems to be under the radar in this recession.
Joe Favorito says UFC continues to expand its hold on the Mixed Martial Arts market.
The New York Post’s Keith J. Kelly writes that Lenny Dykstra’s Players Club magazine either owes money or is owed money, one of the two. You may remember the HBO Real Sports story on Lenny from earlier this year that profiled his winning ways in his second career in stocks and also talked about him launching the magazine.
Ken McMillan of the Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record says Versus will show Lance Armstrong’s cycling comeback in Australia next month. Ken also writes about the possibility of a CBS/TNT Olympics bid.
Paul J. Gough of the Hollywood Reporter also writes about CBS & Turner’s possible combined bid.
Laura Nachman notes that the Eagles-Cowboys game back in September was the highest rated show in cable TV history.
Ed Sherman in Crain’s Chicago Business tells the sports networks to drop the running ticker a la CNN. And Ed links to the transcript of Tiger Woods’ press conference at his tournament yesterday.
To Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News who writes that Fox Sports’ Troy Aikman is not bullish on his old Cowboys team. And Barry lists the TV and radio outlets for this Saturday’s Ravens-Cowboys game which will be on the NFL Network.
From the “Someone Had To Do It” Department, Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News transcribes a portion of Terrell Owens’ sitdown with ESPN’s Steven A. Smith.
Diane Pucin of the LA Times says the NFL rules the ratings on over the air TV and on cable.
The Sports Media Watch notes that the Browns-Eagles Monday Night game was not a winner for ESPN.
Christopher Byrne’s Eye on Sports Media blog has the broadcast info for the inaugural St. Petersburg Bowl this Saturday.
A story I forgot to link to yesterday, Tony Tony Tony Kornheiser says he’s not doing his radio show until after his gig with Monday Night Football is finished.
Bruce Allen’s Boston Sports Media Watch says Comcast SportsNet New England plans a Christmas special on former Red Sox pariah Manny Ramirez.
I think that will do it for now.