Dragging this morning. Just getting a late start on everything so let’s do linkage while I can.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand says Randy Moss’ trade to the Minnesota Vikings may raise the already red hot NFL ratings.
Marcus Vanderberg at SportsNewser writes that ESPN’s Lou Holtz won’t be lending his name to political causes from this point forward after he helped a Republican fundraising effort.
Marcus talks with TBS MLB host Matt Winer.
Erin Andrews continues to branch out. She hosts a TLC series premiering tonight.
Georg Szalai of the Hollywood Reporter talks about the Tennis Channel’s dispute with Comcast heading to an FCC Administrative Law Judge.
George Winslow from Broadcasting & Cable says the Kansas City Chiefs have purchased 10 new HD cameras for their weekly TV show.
John Consoli at Mediaweek reports that the NHL has commissioned comic book author Stan Lee to create a group of superheroes based on the league and local teams.
Christine Dempsey of the Hartford Courant writes about an ESPN motorsports producer/pervert being arrested for peering in a neighbor’s window and jerking off while she was getting dressed.
In the New York Daily News, Bob Raissman enjoyed the TBS team of Ernie Johnson, Ron Darling and John Smoltz, although it wasn’t all good. I did think Ernie did a decent job of calling last night’s Yankees-Twins game, although he miscalled the Curtis Granderson triple that put the Yankees in the lead and the Mark Texeira home run. However, he was definitely an upgrade over Chip Caray. I thought people were unfairly killing Johnson on Twitter last night including MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann who hasn’t called play-by-play of a baseball game. People were calling for Chip Caray, but be careful what you wish for. I thought EJ did ok.
Neil Best at Newsday talks with TBS’ Ernie Johnson, Jr. about his calling playoff baseball for the first time.
To the Albany Times Union and Pete Dougherty and the Week 5 NFL TV schedule in the New York Capital Region.
Pete also has the college football schedule.
Ken McMillan from the Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record says Time Warner Cable brings back its local high school game of the week.
Laura Nachman says the Philadelphia Phillies have renewed their radio rights deal with their longtime home.
Press Box notes that a Baltimore high school sports website will produce an annual Thanksgiving high school football rivalry game for both radio and the internet.
Over to the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog and Dan Steinberg who says the Wizards preseason TV ratings for Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic were very good.
Jim Williams at the Washington Examiner says the DC NFL Team-Philadelphia Eagles game on Sunday topped the national ratings.
Ok, I’ll end it here for now as I have to leave the office. Check back here later as I’ll add more links.