I’m going to give you some links today. If I get motivated later today, I’ll give you my 1st Ever Baseball TV and Radio Awards. It’s my way of giving you more content besides the links and press releases. In fact, I’m hoping to give you more original articles as more and more newspapers close off free access.
But here are some links for you.
The great Amanda Bruno from Batter-up with Bruno talks about the new look at Boston.com.
For some reason, Neil Best’s story at Newsday is available today. I’m not questioning it. Let’s run with it. Neil writes about Yankees radio announcer Suzyn Waldman being the first woman to call a World Series.
In his blog, Neil says NBA League Pass, the pay per view out-of-market cable package is open for a free preview for the first week of the season.
To Richard Sandomir of the New York Times who says the Jets are cutting prices of certain tickets.
The New York Daily News’ Bob Raissman says World Series Game 1 was vintage Suzyn Waldman.
Phil Mushnick of the New York Daily News says Game 1 was quite a strong night for Fox’s Tim McCarver. I’ll disagree, but Phil is on his own island.
At the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, Dave Kindred finds some disturbing news about a large number of sportswriters.
Katie Baker of Mediaite is asking where is ESPN’s Ombudsman on the Steve Phillips affair?
Covers.com reports that a planned book authored by disgraced NBA referee Tim Donaghy has been canceled over potential liability concerns.
Ken Schott from the Schenectady Gazette has the high school basketball schedule for a local radio station.
Ken McMillan of the Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record with contributions from Jess Krycio of the Pocono (PA) Record says there are plenty of outlets to follow the World Series.
Friend of Fang’s Bites Jerry Milani writes that the new LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan might be mean good news for New Jersey golf.
Keith Groller from the Allentown (PA) Morning Call gets a World Series prediction from an MLB Network reporter.
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia announces that NFL on Fox sideline reporter Jaime Maggio joins the network for its Sixers coverage.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner says radio voice of the the Wizards is one of the busiest men in broadcasting.
The lovely Sarah Talalay of the South Florida Sun Sentinel took a look at the new Marlins Stadium that’s currently under construction.
The Rome (GA) News-Tribune says CBS College Sports will be in town in December for the NAIA Football National Championship.
Barry Horn in the Dallas Morning News wonders if the Cowboys can handle their smallest TV audience of the season.
Barry has the college football TV schedule in the Metroplex.
Barry is feeling melancholy hearing the 42 year old Troy Aikman talk about the 40 year old Brett Favre.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle has some sports programming updates.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer says Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco is all over ESPN and late night TV tonight.
Elton Alexander of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer writes that the Mid-American Conference has an extensive basketball TV schedule this season.
Bob Wolfley from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has conflicting opinions on how the Packer faithful should treat prodigal son Brett Favre upon his return to Lambeau Field on Sunday.
Scott Dochterman of the Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette says even with the good ratings, baseball is still getting beat by the NFL
Chad Cripe and Brian Murphy of the Idaho Statesman write that ESPNU will air the Boise State-Idaho game in November.
To the Los Angeles Times and Diane Pucin who writes that the Lakers’ season opener steered TNT to a record rating for an NBA doubleheader.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News watch two World Series games, played 41 years apart, but aired at the same time and noticed a similarity.
Tom also notes a different type of billboard campaign for the NFL on Fox.
Jeff Smith of The Oregonian says the site for College Gameday on the Oregon campus has been selected for this Saturday.
Robert Cribb of the Toronto Globe and Mail says HDTV is turning Americans into the NHL and its translating into higher ratings for the sport.
William Houston in the Truth & Rumours blog says tomorrow, the first Canadian journalist will take part in the Olympic torch relay to Vancouver as conflict of interest criticisms continue to fly.
The Sports Media Watch has the weekend overnight ratings.
SMW researched the World Series TV ratings going all the way back to 1972.
And SMW says the MLS’ ratings are up by 15%.
Anthony Crupi of Mediaweek says Monday Night Football helped to steer ESPN to a very good October.
Diego Vasquez of Media Life Magazine looks at the record ratings for TNT’s season opening NBA doubleheader on Tuesday.
Stuart Levine of Variety writes that Fox dominated last night’s ratings just like the Phillies did the Yankees in Game 1 of the World Series.
Joe Favorito writes that Hebrew National hot dogs is striking while the iron is hot after Jets QB Mark Sanchez was caught on camera sneaking a hot dog last Sunday.
Steve Lepore of Puck The Media has a look at CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada’s ratings to date.
Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski says Tuesday’s Flyers-Caps game led to record ratings on Versus.
And as Steve points out, that record rating is not leading into record viewership for Versus.
To conclude, we leave you with Kristine Leahy of WEEI.com with today’s edition of The Five.
That does it for today.