The links are here for you. Let’s go over them. Lots of good stuff.
Starting with Bob Kimball of USA Today who discusses Fox NFL Sunday heading to Afghanistan and the World Series.
To Sports Business Journal where we have a few stories for you today.
John Ourand has a column where he talks about what Comcast should do sports-wise when it brings NBC into the fold.
John tweets that Bill Walton won’t be returning to ESPN’s NBA coverage this season due to health problems. My best to Big Red who has long been one of my favorite announcers and players.
ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys adds that Walton will dedicate his life to public service. Bill is active in the San Diego community and he will be missed on TV.
Back to the SBJ, Terry Lefton says despite plenty of copyright infringements, MLB chooses not to go after companies that use “World Series” in their title.
John Lombardo writes that the remnants of the Arena Football League are being sold off in order to pay creditors.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says giving credit to Meb Keflezighi’s win in the NYC Marathon as an American win is wrong.
Jason Fry, writing for the Indiana National Sports Journalism Center, warns bloggers and writers that what they put on the internet will stay there forever.
Marc Berman from Mediaweek says World Series Game 4 was a huge ratings winner for Fox on Sunday.
To the New York Daily News and Bob Raissman who says Yankees radio voice John Sterling is the ultimate homer.
Phil Mushnick of the New York Post decides to hit below the belt and accuses WFAN’s Mike Francesa of being an anti-Semite. Come on, Phil. This is low, even for you.
Bob’s Blitz looks into the whole Mushnick/Francesa thing.
Ken Schott from the Schenectady Gazette writes about Fox NFL Sunday airing live from Afghanistan this Sunday.
Laura Nachman shares some thoughts as she watched World Series Game 4 last night.
Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that Fox decided to move the right field camera that literally came into play during Game 3 of the World Series.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times reviews last week’s incident during which a local sports radio host erroneously said the owners of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were in financial trouble.
Barry Horn from the Dallas Morning News looks at the Fox production of the Seahawks-Cowboys game.
David Barron in the Houston Chronicle is shocked to learn that the Texans’ ratings fell yesterday.
To Crain’s Chicago Business and Ed Sherman who wonders what’s next for Mike North now that his morning show was canceled by Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
Ed also asks how long will the honeymoon last with new Cubs owner Thomas Ricketts?
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel likes how Fox let the pictures tell the story during yesterday’s Minnesota-Green Bay game.
Dusty Saunders in the Denver Post enjoys listening to Dan Dierdorf on CBS games.
The great Tom Hoffarth in the Los Angeles Daily News has the sports calendar for this week.
Tom has a great story on a temporarily inconvenienced friend who has a great passion for soccer.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star gives praise to the Fox people for its World Series production.
Bruce Dowbiggin in the Toronto Globe and Mail writes that a Canadian sports network is getting a boost for its Blackberry and iPhone apps thanks to a TV commercial.
William Houston in Truth & Rumours says returning Toronto Blue Jays president Paul Beeston will find the local media won’t be as accommodating as in his first go-around.
Deadspin properly gets on Fox Sports for trying to force feed the new movie “Avatar” down our throats.
The Sports Media Watch has some news and notes on various personalities.
SMW says a strong lead-in from the NFL gave the World Series solid ratings for Fox last night.
And SMW says Minnesota-Green Bay did well for Fox, but won’t be setting any ratings records.
To the Biz of Baseball, Maury Brown conducts an interview with Fang’s Bites award-winning MLB Network host Victor Rojas.
Chris Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media has some good suggestions for network press releases.
The always lovely Daryn Kagan has a great story on St. Louis Cardinals’ manager Tony LaRussa’s no-kill animal shelter.
And WEEI.com’s Kristine Leahy rounds out the links with today’s edition of The Five and it has a sponsor!
Those the links for today. I’ll be back later with various press release posts.