Now back at 100%, it’s now time to give you some linkage. Glad to be over a 36 hour bug that was bothering me. A couple of things that I confirmed from being sick. One, ginger ale was amazing medicinal qualities in settling upset stomachs. Two, sleeping 13 hours can be very good. And three, illness can force you to lose five pounds, which can be a good thing.
OK, let’s get to the linkage while I can.
First, Michael Hiestand of USA Today looks at TBS putting Ernie Johnson, Jr. as its lead announcer for the MLB postseason and discussing the debut of a new live morning show on Golf Channel.
Mark Kriegel of Fox Sports feels Ines Sainz cannot have it both ways in regards to harassment.
Jamele Hill at ESPN.com feels the Jets and Sainz both share the blame in the entire situation.
On The DL’s Dan Levy interviews the Washington Post’s Cindy Boren about the Ines Sainz story and what Boren had to endure in her early career.
Ed Berliner feels Ines Sainz is in it for the publicity.
Amanda Rykoff, a.k.a. The OCD Chick, dusts off a 1992 paper she wrote at the University of Pennsylvannia on the Lisa Olson sexual harassment story and see how well it holds up today in the wake of Ines Sainz.
From Broadcasting & Cable, Andrea Domanick has the Chief Operating Officer of Fox’ parent company lowering the expectations for 3-D TV.
Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News talks about the record ratings for ESPN’s Monday Night Football doubleheader.
Mike is critical of the way both CBS and ESPN2 treated the US Open men’s final on Monday.
Toni Fitzgerald of Media Life Magazine says NFL-themed shows including the league’s season opener and Sunday Night Football season premiere steered NBC to a rare ratings win.
Toni says Monday Night Football’s season opener was up 6% from last year.
Milton Kent of Fanhouse writes about the excellent NFL Week 1 TV ratings for both Fox and NBC.
Milton says tennis fans were left to scramble after CBS and ESPN played musical channels with the US Open men’s final.
Greg Couch of Fanhouse writes that the juggling of the final totally disrespected the US Open.
Marcus Vanderberg of SportsNewser interviews Jamele Hill of ESPN.
Former hotel roommates Neil Best and Bob Glauber of Newsday team up like Woodward and Bernstein on the NFL talking to the Jets for lewd behavior during Ines Sainz’s visit to the team’s training camp on Saturday.
Neil also talks with WFAN’s Craig Carton about his morning show’s simulcast on MSG Network.
David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun feels Jon Gruden let his anti-Ravens bias show on Monday Night.
The Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg of the DC Sports Bog mentions the launch of a third sports radio station in the local market.
Cindy Boren at the Post’s Early Lead can’t believe we’re still talking about women reporter’ access to the locker room.
Jim Williams at the Washington Examiner explores the record ratings for Monday Night Football.
Steve Gorten of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that Miami Hurricanes coach Randy Shannon has forced his team to shut down all Twitter accounts until further notice.
In the Daily Oklahoman, Mel Bracht speaks with Fox NFL Sunday analyst Jimmy Johnson’s experiences on Survivor which premieres tonight on CBS.
With the Bears taking on the Cowboys on Sunday, Crain’s Chicago Business’ Ed Sherman can’t help but feel a little stadium envy.
In the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Dan Caesar says Sam Bradford’s Rams debut was a ratings hit locally.
Brian Murphy of the Idaho Statesman writes that CBS College Sports is negotiating to be added to a local cable system in time for this Saturday’s Boise State-Wyoming game.
Mike Sunnucks of the Phoenix Busness Journal says local ratings for the Arizona Cardinals-St. Louis Rams were very good locally.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News celebrates the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking book, “Ball Four” by former pitcher Jim Bouton.
The Toronto Globe and Mail’s Bruce Dowbiggin fears bloggers taking over the world.
Brett Packey at Awful Announcing has seven minutes of Mike Leach’s debut this past weekend on CBS College Sports. It has to be seen to be believed.
Emmett Jones at Sports Business Digest tells us that Detroit Lions rookie defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh becomes the spokesman for a famous food product.
Sports Media Watch has the weekend overnight ratings.
SMW notes that NASCAR’s ratings were down for the 16th time this year.
Steve Lepore of Puck The Media is happy over NHL references in an FX sitcom.
I have a post over at Press Coverage suggesting how to fix the US Open for the US Tennis Association and its TV partners.
And that’s going to do it.