Doing a Sunday linkage thing for you today. Let’s get to the links now.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News writes that the Versus-DirecTV dispute remains at an impasse, but talks could get jump started soon.
Mike reports that Setanta Sports US has signed for exclusive rights to several worldwide rugby tournaments.
Wayne Friedman of Mediapost says sales for the 2010 Winter Olympics got off to a slow start, but NBC could be seeing a change of momentum now.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News has a second straight column critical of MLB Network, this time for not using Bob Costas more.
Phil Mushnick in the New York Post feels ESPN’s Sunday conversations are promos for upcoming programming. So what?
Pete Dougherty provides the college football TV schedule and adds that ESPN/ABC is cheating viewers.
Carl Kologie from the Indiana (PA) Gazette writes that a local native was instrumental in bringing Fox NFL Sunday to Afghanistan this week.
Terry Toohey of the Delaware County Daily Times says someone swore into an open microphone at the end of yesterday’s Richmond-Villanova game on Comcast SportsNet.
Here is the clip:
Michael Kruse and Eric Deggans of the St. Petersburg Times write that the NFL is seeing an increasing number of Hispanics watching football.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News points out a stat that gives Cowboys fans hope.
Bob Wolfley in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has ESPN college basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla’s comments about Wisconsin’s chances.
Brian Murphy of the Idaho Statesman appeals to ESPN’s College Gameday to pay a visit to the Potato State.
The Statesman’s Chadd Cripe says ESPN is considering bringing Gameday to Boise State.
Brian Gomez from the Colorado Springs Gazette writes that Gameday’s visit to the Air Force Academy brought an electric atmosphere to the campus.
The San Francisco Examiner’s Artie Gigantino for the most part enjoyed Fox’s coverage of the World Series.
The Sports Media Watch has its usual Weekend Ratings Predictions.
And SMW has some news and notes.
Joe Favorito says Mixed Martial Arts is hoping to gain a foothold in the mainstream.
Steve Lepore has the video of last night’s Satellite Hotstove on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada which certainly made some waves due to a demonstration of a new helmet.
That’s going to do it for now.