Ok, work has been a bear and it’s time to give you some much missed linkage. I hate when I can’t get things done for you, but I hope you can understand when I’m not here.
Let’s get cracking for you.
Mike Farrell at Multichannel News talks about the breaking news from today, that Fox local stations and a couple of its cable networks were pulled from Cablevision systems in New York and Philadelphia leaving sports fans potentially in the dark.
Nat Worden of the Wall Street Journal, owned by Fox parent company News Corp., looks at the dispute.
Brian Stelter and Bill Carter of the New York Times write that Cablevision and Fox will meet today in an attempt to end this dispute.
Samuel Goldsmith of the New York Daily News says fans could miss the opener of the National League Championship Series if an agreement is not reached in time tonight.
Claire Atkinson of the New York Post, owned by Fox’s parent company News Corp., also writes about the Cablevision/Fox dispute.
David Whitley of Fanhouse opines on Ines Sainz’s declaration that she won’t be going back into NFL locker rooms.
Brett McMurphy of Fanhouse has an interview with a very candid and angry Erin Andrews.
Back to the New York Times, Katie Thomas has a story on the new espnW.
Greg Connors of the Buffalo News profiles WFAN’s Craig Carton who paid his dues in Western New York.
Jim Williams at the Washington Examiner looks at Comcast being the 800 lb. gorilla in Texas as it forced Fox Sports to possibly overpay to keep the Rangers.
Jim says the NHL is fast becoming an important global brand.
Barry Horn at the Dallas Morning News has TBS’ Ernie Johnson, Jr. knowing that he won’t be popular in the Metroplex.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer wonders when ESPN3.com will be showing up for Time Warner Cable customers.
Over to Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune who mentions that Comcast SportsNet reporter Jen Patterson has been let go by the regional sports network.
Ed Sherman in Crain’s Chicago Business remembers a former Tribune colleague.
Sports Media Watch has some ratings news and notes.
SportsbyBrooks notices that Dr. Seuss was going to write a sports book.
That will do it for our links today. We’ll monitor the Fox/Cablevision talks for any developments.