Let’s do some linkage on this Labor Day holiday. There aren’t too many links today, but I’ll give you what’s out there.
Starting with Multichannel News, Mike Reynolds reviews the US Open in 3-D.
Also at Multichannel, Mike, Todd Spangler and John Eggerton look at CBS and DirecTV teaming up for 3-D at the Open.
The Sports Business Journal has an NFL executives roundtable to talk about the upcoming season and what challenges lie ahead.
Terry Lefton and John Lombardo of SBJ report on a huge sponsorship deal garnered by Madison Square Garden.
Glenn Davis from SportsGrid says NBC saw a huge ratings jump for its Notre Dame season opener from last year.
Neil Best sighting! Neil Best sighting! Newsday’s Neil Best has a mini-review of the latest 30 for 30 on ESPN.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union has the WNBA Finals TV schedule.
Dustin Long at the Virginian-Pilot says the NASCAR Sprint Cup has seen big ratings increases in Norfolk, the highest of all markets in the South.
Over at the Greensboro (NC) News & Record, Dustin says NASCAR is hoping that ESPN can retain viewers for the Sprint Cup as college football and the NFL ramp up.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times argues that Kirk Herbstreit is the best analyst on TV. He’s good, but I won’t go that far.
Dan Ryan at the Orlando Sentinel notes that ESPN and the Citrus Bowl will keep a small conference football matchup in the city for the next few years.
In the Birmingham (AL) News, Don Kausler, Jr. says ESPN’s College Gameday will originate from Tuscaloosa on Saturday.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle writes about CBS’ Solomon Wilcots being a good luck charm for the Texans.
Mel Bracht at the Daily Oklahoman felt Fox Sports Oklahoma’s pay per view crew got the job done during the Oklahoma-Utah State game.
Dusty Saunders at the Denver Post feels NFL Network’s new series could bring on a few arguments.
Greg Hansen of the Arizona Daily Star profiles an MLB Network executive who is a University of Arizona alum.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has the SoCal sports calendar for this week.
Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail writes an open letter regarding the hardly seen Rogers Sportsnet One.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star says fan anger over Rogers Sportsnet One is beginning to swell.
Paulsen at Sports Media Watch notes that while NBC saw big ratings for Saturday’s Purdue-Notre Dame game, they still don’t compare historically.
Joe Favorito asks if local brands can help spread the word for local amateur sports.
Roger Pimental at How To Watch Sports looks at criticism of TV analysts who criticize players.
That will do it for now. More links than I expected which is good.