Let’s do linkage for today. I’m debating on whether to cover the UFL game between Florida and New York at Hartford, CT. I have a press credential, but I’m thinking I have so much to do right now. Not sure right now. I’ll know more later.
In any event, let’s bring you some links.
John Ourand and Tripp Mickle of the Sports Business Journal report that ESPN has won South American media rights for the 2010 and 2012 Olympics. Harbinger of things to come perhaps?
Jim Romenesko at the Poynter Institute says Steven A. Smith is returning to the Philadelphia Inquirer as a columnist.
Writing for the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, Dave Kindred tells us his approach on writing a sports column.
Christina S.N. Lewis of the Wall Street Journal looks at the auction of the old Pontiac Silverdome.
Darren likes the stock plan being offered to Boise State fans.
The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir says the New Jersey Nets are trying to find their fans in the most unorthodox places.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union writes that Time Warner Cable is going to produce live pre and postgame shows for Siena basketball.
Pete has the NFL TV schedule for Week 10 in New York’s Capital Region.
Pete updates the college football TV schedule.
Pete likes the fact that Sean McDonough and Bill Raftery are being assigned to the Northeastern-Siena game next week.
The Washington Examiner’s Jim Williams talks with Matt Millen about making his NFL Network debut tonight.
Sarah Talalay of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel writes that Miami is making a pitch to host the World Cup in either 2018 or 2022.
Barry Horn in the Dallas Morning News says the Cowboys employee who was paralyzed in the team’s training facility bubble collapse earlier this year will speak out for the first time on local TV tonight.
Mel Bracht of the Daily Oklahoman isn’t thrilled about Versus giving Chad Ochocinco a weekly platform.
Crain’s Chicago Business’ Ed Sherman writes that the NFL has moved the Bears-Vikings game in Week 11 to the national doubleheader slot.
Ed adds that tonight’s Bears-49ers game is still not widely accessible.
William Houston in Truth & Rumours writes that figure skating in Canada gets a new website.
And William reviews Wednesday’s Rogers Sportsnet’s interview of Mike Danton, the former St. Louis Blues player, who was jailed for trying to hire someone to kill his agent.
The Big Lead has the video of the woman who was in the center of the Steve Phillips affair speaking to Good Morning America.
The Big Lead also has the first known picture of Jim Nantz’s girlfriend.
Chris Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media notes that ESPN has helped the University of Georgia set a very unique record this football season.
The Sports Media Watch notes that NFL viewership has hit its highest level in two decades.
SMW looks at NASCAR’s ratings this season.
Joe Favorito looks at former Olympian Jeremy Bloom forging a trail for social change.
Steve Lepore of Puck The Media has the CBC press release announcing the new Hockey Night in Canada iPhone app.
Cameron Frye is spearheading a campaign to get NESN’s Jack Edwards on Twitter. You go, girl!
And here’s Kristine Leahy of WEEI.com with today’s edition of The Five.
That’s all for now.