Columbus Day is a holiday for some of you. If I’m in Massachusetts, my office has it as a holiday as the work we do is dependent on unions and they take the day off. If I’m in Rhode Island, we don’t have it off and since this is where I am today, I’m working. Anyway, let’s do some linkage.
Starting with USA Today’s Mike McCarthy who says the sports media could not ignore the Brett Favre/Jenn Sterger story that Deadspin broke.
Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand speaks with Washington Capitals/Wizards owner Ted Leonsis about his desire to launch his own regional sports network.
David Biderman of the Wall Street Journal decided to time how much action is in an actual baseball TV broadcast.
Phil Swann at TV Predictions says both the NBA and NHL are supporting Fox in its dispute with Dish Network.
Phil says the high number of carriage disputes between content providers and cable and satellite companies has led to a record number of blackouts.
At the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, Jason Fry says his career path is one that he would not have been able to predict while as an intern.
To SportsNewser and Marcus Vanderberg who’s going to be monitoring ESPN’s “Heat Index” which went live today.
Cork Gaines at the Business Insider Sports page says local blackouts are no longer a deterrent for fans who’d rather watch NFL games at home.
Dan Fogarty at SportsGrid says even the Today show covered the Brett Favre/Jenn Sterger controversy this morning complete with an appearance from Deadspin editor A.J. Daulerio.
Deadspin looks at the media coverage regarding Favre/Sterger.
Neither party is talking. Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk says if Sterger talked to Versus, she would give the network its highest ratings.
Yahoo’s Big League Stew blog says the Phillies on TBS beat the Eagles on NBC last night.
Phil Mushnick of the New York Post is declaring the Joe Paterno Era at Penn State over. Nice of you to make that decision for the athletic department, Phil.
Newsday’s Neil Best says some Rex Ryan outtakes from Hard Knocks will be shown tonight on ESPN.
Neal Zoren at the Delaware County Times speaks with new Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia reporter Lisa Hillary.
John Gonzalez of the Philadelphia Inquirer recaps his Sunday night flipping back and forth between the Eagles and Phillies.
Bob Smizik of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says in its very last ratings book, the local ESPN Radio affiliate did very poorly.
Tucker Echols of the Washington Business Journal writes that the Nationals received the highest TV ratings boost of any MLB team this season.
Shannon Owens from the Orlando Sentinel notes Saturday’s Alabama-South Carolina game was a ratings hit for CBS.
Barry Horn at the Dallas Morning News notes that NBC’s Tony Dungy feels Cowboys QB Tony Romo is not a leader of men.
Mike Graham of the Morning News says October 23′s Texas Tech-Colorado game is not going to be on TV unless a network picks it up at the last minute.
Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the NFL pregame shows talked aplenty about Brett Favre.
Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune says repackaged reruns of Sports Writers on TV have been pulled from Comcast SportsNet over a dispute on compensation.
Lewis Lazare of the Chicago Sun-Times talks about a local ad campaign for the Blackhawks.
Dusty Saunders in the Denver Post feels Ernie Johnson, Jr. got the job done during the Yankees-Twins Amerian League Division Series.
Tom Hoffarth has your SoCal sports calendar for this week in the Los Angeles Daily News.
At Puck The Media, Steve Lepore speaks with the author of an extensive hockey tome.
Steve says despite some tweaks, NHL on the Fly has not improved much at all.
I’ve been working on these links since before 9 a.m. today, but due to silly work issues, I’m finally getting them done now. Enjoy your day.