Ok, I don’t have to go anywhere today so I can provide you with a full set of links without being interrupted. Let’s get to the sports media stories today.
Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News says Versus’ NHL season opener became the most watched regular season hockey game on cable since the ESPN days.
Mike mentions that Fox Deportes takes the Spanish language rights for Formula 1 racing.
Ian Gallagher and Andy Whelan of the London (UK) Daily Mail have finally found “Cigar Guy”, the infamous person seemingly mugging for the camera behind Tiger Woods at the Ryder Cup.
Mike Florio at Pro Football Talk says the NFL investigation into the Brett Favre/Jenn Sterger situation could move very quickly.
Mike reports that ESPN’s exclusive negotiating window to extends its rights for Monday Night Football will begin very soon. Mike also writes that the NFL is expected to expand Thursday Night Football to the entire season.
Bob Ryan of the Boston Globe talks with ESPN’s Ron Jaworski about his new book on the games that changed the NFL.
Chad Finn of the Boston Globe has one former Pawtucket Red Sox voice and one current voice remembering owner Ben Mondor who passed away last week. Ben was a giant in Minor League Baseball and Rhode Island and will be missed.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News says the TBS crew didn’t give viewers a reason to stick around as the Yankees blew out the Twins last night. Whatever, Bob.
Bob feels the NFL pregame shows will treat Brett Favre with kid gloves today. NFL Network and ESPN already broached the subject today.
In the New York Post, Phil Mushnick writes about a bunch of subjects that don’t make any sense.
The Orlando Business Journal says Sun Sports/Fox Sports Florida has a new General Manager.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle notes that NFL Network’s list of Top 100 players has Earl Campbell of the old Oilers placed with the Tennessee Titans.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has ESPN’s Cris Carter praising the Minnesota Vikings re-obtaining his former teammate, Randy Moss.
Jeff Potrykus of the Journal Sentinel says ESPN’s College Gameday will visit Wisconsin on Saturday.
Mark Heisler in the Chicago Tribune says ESPN has gone way too far in obsessing over the Miami Heat.
Judd Zulgad in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that the NFL will no longer comment on the Favre/Sterger story which means the investigation is being conducted in earnest.
Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune writes that the Dish Network/Fox carriage dispute is unlikely to be resolved any time soon.
Bruce Pascoe of the Arizona Daily Star says key decisions about the Pac 10/12′s future will be influenced by its TV rights fees.
Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee talks about former Kings center Vlade Divac being part of this week’s ESPN 30 for 30.
Toronto Sports Media laments that Chris Zelkovich is no longer on the sports media beat for the Toronto Star.
Sports Media Watch has its Weekend Ratings Predictions.
SMW has the final ratings for the 2010 MLB on Fox season.
Steve Lepore of Puck The Media has some observations on Versus’ NHL season opener ratings.
At SB Nation NY, Steve says TBS’ ratings in New York for Yankees-Twins are not as good as they should be.
Terez Owens says Deadspin paid $75,000 for the Brett Favre pics and voice mails to Jenn Sterger.
That’s going to do it for the links today. Keep your feeds updated. I’ll have plenty of stuff posted.