Shuffling between offices again today and I could be called back to the home office so I’m trying to squeeze linkage in right now.
Last night, I appealed for sports media questions and comments and I still would more queries before doing a mailbag post. As I said in the original post, if you have a question about the sports media or have a comment about sports broadcasting or even a constructive criticism of the blog, I’ll be happy to take them. Send the questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, put your first name and last initial plus your town. I hope to make this a semi-regular occurrence if this is successful.
Let’s do the linkage now.
Brian Lowry of Fox Sports says sometimes the DVR is the perfect way to watch a sporting event.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand analyzes the ratings from some of the events from the weekend.
Joe Posnanski provides his two cents on the Mitch Albom controversy.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell notes that in just a short five months, the relationship between Dallas Cowboys rookie wide receiver Dez Bryant and Under Armour is in shambles.
Darren reports that a ticket company took a major gamble on the World Cup in South Africa and was left holding a lot of unsold inventory in the bag.
Here’s a video of Darren’s story.
Mike Farrell of Multichannel News talks with new DirecTV head honcho Michael White about the future of the company.
Farrell asks White about bringing in more regional sports networks to offer subscribers.
Laura Bassett of the Huffington Post writes about Erin Andrews’ appearance on Capitol Hill today pushing for tougher anti-stalking laws.
Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe looks into the falling TV and radio ratings of the Red Sox.
Pete Dougherty in the Albany Times Union is happy that he won’t have to hear ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike call the 2nd Monday Night Football game on September 13.
Keith Groller of the Allentown (PA) Morning Call writes that a former local high school basketball standout is now dabbling in local cable TV work.
Leonard Shapiro from the Washington Post says ESPN’s Pam Ward would like to call NFL games. Learn how to call college football games first and then we’ll talk.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times notes that the Tampa Bay Rays are in the top 10 of all MLB teams in regards to local TV ratings.
Sarah Talalay of the South Florida Sun Sentinel says Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has signed with Jockey to endorse men’s underwear.
Tom Jicha of the Sun Sentinel says the Miami CBS affiliate will have plenty of shows devoted to the Dolphins this season.
Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel prefers the access the ACC provides reporters as compared to the SEC.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News says the Texas Rangers continue to do well in the ratings.
Barry notes that ESPN’s E:60 will profile a local college football player who’s battling more than a game right now.
Mark Norris of the Morning News has an obituary for ESPN Dallas bureau producer Leah Siegel who died of breast cancer Monday.
Ed Sherman in Crain’s Chicago Business says strong corporate sales for the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah could be a sign of a recovery economy.
Rick Morrissey of the Chicago Sun-Times says Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambarano didn’t do himself any favors by staging an apology to his teammates on ESPN instead of meeting with them personally.
Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune writes that Zambarano should have thought twice about going on ESPN before apologizing to his teammates about an outburst.
Terry Vandrovec in the Sioux Falls (SD) Argus Leader catches up with CBS golf analyst David Feherty.
Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times says HBO Sports is not confident that a Manny Pacquaio-Floyd Mayweather fight will happen this year.
Pugmire has the Mayweather camp angry over HBO’s statements to the Times.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News says life is not imitating art with Entourage’s storyline about putting an NFL team in the City of Angels.
Sports Media Watch says national MLB TV ratings are even with last year.
SMW has some ratings news and notes.
SMW says the Brickyard 400 had its lowest ratings ever on ESPN.
Phillip Swann at TV Predictions says DirecTV could be adding Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Soccer Plus in HD very soon.
That will do it for us today.