Let’s do some Tuesday links for you.
USA Today’s Michael McCarthy writes about ESPN ramping up its documentary unit.
Also from USA Today, Michael Hiestand looks at the ratings of some of the events from this weekend.
From yesterday’s Sports Business Daily, they look at how the US Olympic Committee is being given much of the blame for Chicago’s failed 2016 bid.
SBD says it appears that the USOC will pass on bidding for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
The SBD notes that Rio’s win for 2016 will open the door for more first time bidders.
SBD reports that the Chicago 2016 group will shut down later this month.
Terry Lefton of the SBD says the NBA’s international exhibition games are seeing a record number of sponsors.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says corporations wasted a lot of tickets last year.
From the National Sports Journalism Center at Indiana University, Eric Deggans reviews tonight’s premiere of ESPN’s “30 for 30″ documentary project.
Newsday’s Neil Best writes that TBS’ David Wells is still angry at former Yankees manager Joe Torre.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times says Sunday Night Football is a primetime series on which NBC can hang its hat.
The New York Daily News’ Bob Raissman was surprised to hear SNY’s Keith Hernandez mention his contract negotiations on the air.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette links to the MAAC TV schedule.
Alan Sepinwall of the Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger reviews “Kings Ransom” which is part of ESPN’s “30 for 30″ series.
Keith Groller of the Allentown (PA) Morning Call says NFL Network’s RedZone is fun to watch.
From Pittsburgh Today, Dev Meyers writes about a strange story in which the former boyfriend of the niece of late Steelers radio analyst Myron Cope is allowed to keep memorabilia Cope gave to her.
Nick Madigan and Frederick N. Rasmussen of the Baltimore Sun report that former assistant managing sports editor of the paper and business editor since May, Timothy M. Wheatley died of a car accident.
Tim Lemke of the Washington Times looks at ESPN’s “30 for 30″ series.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner writes that TBS is all over today’s AL Central Division playoff game.
Joseph Person of The State says CBS is considering airing the South Carolina-Alabama game on October 17.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News has the NFL TV schedule for this week in the Metroplex.
David Barron from the Houston Chronicle says the Texans’ ratings were decent on Sunday.
The Dayton Daily News’ Reds beat writer Hal McCoy says goodbye to his readers.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer suggests Pawsox announcer Dan Hoard to replace outgoing Reds announcer George Grande.
Ed Sherman from Crain’s Chicago Business wonders if the Windy City would tune out the Olympics in 2016.
Jeff Coen of the Chicago Tribune says the man accused of stalking Erin Andrews has been ordered to undergo home confinement.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says one thing that worked for ESPN during Monday Night Football in a night of hyperbole and overgushing was Jon Gruden.
Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune says Brett Favre moved the ratings meter both in the Twin Cities and nationally.
Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times was one of the select few to get an invite to John Madden’s Pleasanton, CA soundstage to watch some football on Sunday.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has the college football TV schedule for SoCal.
Tom reviews “Kings Ransom”, the first installment of ESPN’s “30 for 30″ documentary project.
Jerry Ulmer of the Oregonian writes that a high school football coach was surprised to see the highlights of his team’s games on SportsCenter.
To the Sports Media Watch. It says Fox saw its first ratings drop for the NFL on Sunday.
On the other hand, CBS saw its first ratings jump of the season.
ABC saw its highest overnight ratings of the season for college football.
SMW notes college football was also good to CBS and NBC.
Baseball continues to slump for Fox.
NASCAR’s ratings are also sliding.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes that last night’s Monday Night Football game most likely set a cable ratings record.
Joe Favorito says good on the Dodgers for taking their brand to the people.
The Big Lead has video of ESPN college football analyst Mark May either yawning or making an obscene gesture on College Gameday Final.
Kristine Leahy has The Five at WEEI.com.
And we’re done for now.