Time for some linkage before I get bogged down with things at work so while I’m at the home office in RI, let me find what the sports media is talking about today.
First, Christine Brennan of USA Today who has been very vocal about the Ines Sainz story ever since it broke is calling for the Jets to be penalized for their behavior in the locker room.
Milton Kent from Fanhouse says Clinton Portis’ apology over comments he made regarding the Ines Sainz situation just doesn’t cut the mustard.
Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com says the Ines Sainz story shows the attitude of male athletes towards women.
Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio has another NFL athlete who doesn’t understand the league’s media access rules.
USA Today’s Michael McCarthy talks with the editor of ESPN the Magazine about its 2nd annual Body or nude issue.
Wesley Mallette in Sports COMMENTary gives some pointers on what Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss did right and did not do right following his Sunday postgame press conference in which he complained about his contract.
R. Thomas Umstead of Multichannel News writes that NFL Network’s Deion Sanders will be hosting a new reality show for another network.
David Goetzl of Mediapost says Comcast is developing a strategy for the new NBC to absorb Comcast’s entities including Golf Channel and the SportsNet affiliates.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell suggests for college football powerhouses to find worse teams to play.
The Associated Press has the top cable programs for the week starting from Labor Day, September through last Sunday and college football dominates.
Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo’s Puck Daddy handicaps season 2 of CBC’s Battle of the Blades and says it could very well be seen in the US this time around. Thanks to Steve Lepore of Puck The Media for the link.
The sports blogosphere has been abuzz with this since Monday and I’ve been doing my best to ignore it because it involves Captain Blowhard, but apparently The Big Lead has learned that the Blowhard will apparently start a new project and be hiring a new staff. Good for him and hopefully good riddance.
Jessica Heslam of the Boston Herald has quotes from three area female sports reporters who have dealt with men’s locker rooms.
Barbara Barker who covered the Jets for Newsday says no matter how provocatively Ines Sainz was dressed, she still did not deserve the treatment she received from the team.
Kevin Armstrong of the New York Daily News says the NFL has reissued its media policy reminding teams about equal access for reporters, both men and women.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union talks with a local talk show host who’s happy he’s no longer program director of his sports radio station.
Laura Nachman says Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia will be providing plenty of preseason coverage of the Flyers.
Dave Hughes of DCRTV.com writes in Press Box that a Baltimore news anchor will host a nationally syndicated TV sports show that will be aired before the NFL pregame shows on many stations.
Leonard Shapiro of the WaPo feels Sainz did not deserve the childish treatment from the Jets, but also feels she should have been more professional.
Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog recounts the strange exchange he had with former DC NFL team defensive tackle Dexter Manley on his TV show regarding women in the locker room.
Dan has more on his appearance with Manley and also some video as well. It’s very bizarre.
Diane Tennant of the Virginian-Pilot says a new promo for ESPN3.com is giving Tangier Island a national showcase.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times says Tuesday’s Yankees-Rays game set a ratings record for Sun Sports.
Sarah Talalay of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that Fox Sports Florida will air a program on the Marlins new ballpark on Friday.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer notes that a local sports anchor who lost a job earlier this year has a new job and doesn’t have to leave town.
In Crain’s Chicago Business, Ed Sherman likes MLB pushing back the start of the 2011 regular season so the World Series doesn’t end in November.
Green Bay Packers reporter Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel can’t believe the debate of women reporters in men’s locker rooms is up for debate again.
Mark Klis of the Denver Post investigates the woman who brought and subsequently withdrew the temporary restraining order against former Bronco tight end and current NFL Today analyst Shannon Sharpe. Thanks to SportsbyBrooks for the link.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News urges Reggie Bush to use the media to be honest about his doings at USC.
Tom has the NFL Week 2 TV schedule for SoCal.
Tom also looks at the NFL Network’s latest installment on the Top 100 players.
Kevin Baxter of the Los Angeles Times says 40 years after it was first published, the groundbreaking book, “Ball Four” still stands the test of time.
Sox & Dawgs is urging Connecticut Charter cable customers to get on the horn to get Saturday’s UConn-Temple on TV.
The NFL Chick tells the NFL to lower its ticket prices especially in this sluggish economy.
Chris Byrne in Eye on Sports Media reminds us about the cultural differences between the US and Mexico in the wake of the Ines Sainz controversy.
Joe Favorito notes the best way for athletes to get back in the fans’ good graces and save their brands is to “Just win, baby!”
Ben Koo at Awful Announcing looks at ESPN’s Goal Line which is its college football version of the NFL RedZone and only available to Time Warner and Bright House cable subscribers.
I’m going to end it there for now.