I had to go to work early and I’m still there now so I’m not in any capacity to see any NFL action at this time. I will try to sneak in some linkage this afternoon.
Mike Reynolds at Multichannel News talks about five Telemundo stations banding together to air their first live NFL game tonight.
Mike also looks at Univision teaming up with the NFL to launch a new Spanish-language website.
Jay Glazer of Fox Sports says the NFL has informed its employees of its plans which includes pay cuts in case of a lockout next year.
The Inside the Games Olympics blog says NBC Sports plans to air 200 hours of coverage from the 2012 London Games, a 25% increase from the Communist China Olympics.
At the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, Dave Kindred hopes that legendary sportswriter Frank Deford is wrong when he declared long form sports narrative dead.
Doug Farrar at Yahoo’s Shutdown Corner blog writes that the San Francisco 49ers have removed the KPIX sports anchor who got into a heated interview with coach Mike Singletary. The 49ers and KPIX are in an agreement to do a weekly segment and the team has full editorial control which is very dangerous.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk says the Houston Texans, after lobbying to be on this year’s Hard Knocks, are now lobbying not be on next year.
In the New York Daily News, Bob Raissman says Giants safety Antrel Rolle made waves during a scheduled weekly appearance on WFAN.
Phil Mushnick at the New York Post would like ESPN to get rid of the three man booth.
At SB Nation New York, Steve Lepore of Puck The Media writes that the Jets and Giants are helping to drive the NFL ratings engine.
Bob Smizik of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says the local ESPN Radio affiliate is in the process of ending all local talk shows in favor of national programming.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner notes that ESPN debate shows Pardon the Interruption and Around the Horn move to new studios in ABC News’ headquarters in DC.
Brian Mull from the Wilmington (NC) Star profiles native Win McMurray of Golf Channel.
Evan Grant with Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News says the Texas Rangers’ new ownership plans to forge a new long-term relationship with Fox Sports Southwest keeping the team on the channel for many years to come.
Victor Godinez of the Morning News says there’s not a rush to buy 3-D TV sets.
Jerry Garcia at the San Antonio Express-News says the local CBS affiliate averted a crisis from being lifted from the local Time Warner Cable lineup and no NFL games today.
Mel Bracht of the Daily Oklahoman liked Bob Davie’s analysis of the Oklahoma-Cincinnati game on ESPN2 last night.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says America really does love them Cowboys.
The Ogden (UT) Standard-Examiner picks up a profile of UFL on Versus announcer Craig Minervini who doesn’t hide from his WWE past.
Tom Fox at the Idaho Press-Tribune says College Gameday was a big hit in Boise yesterday.
Katy Moeller and Chadd Cripe of the Idaho Statesman say over 13,000 fans attended College Gameday’s tour stop at Bronco Stadium early Saturday.
Michael Deeds of the Statesman writes that Boise State fans showed their support to America.
The San Francisco Chronicle gives us a partial transcript of a Comcast SportsNet Bay Area interview with Hall of Famer Willie Mays.
Jon Wilner at the San Jose Mercury News says Saturday’s Stanford-Oregon game is being moved from an ESPN late night contest to a primetime start on ABC.
Phil Barber of the Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat went behind the scenes with the ESPN Monday Night Football production crew.
Cliff Kirkpatrick from the Corvallis (OR) Gazette-Times says some Oregon State fans represented the Beavers during College Gameday.
John Hunt at The Oregonian says College Gameday is headed to Eugene, OR this Saturday.
Sports Media Watch has a few news and notes today.
I think we’ll end it there. The NFL pregame quotage is coming in. That’ll be posted next.