It has been a very busy Thursday into Friday. I worked all night into this morning and haven’t slept so I’m going on fumes here. But I still do the linkage because it is what you come to expect from the site so let’s get cracking.
You have the Weekend Viewing Picks that provide your sports programming, but primetime not so much. But you can check them out for yourself.
To the links now.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand and Michael McCarthy debate whether the MLB Postseason or the NFL is more compelling to watch.
Good column from the great Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated previewing the latest 30 for 30 documentary and talking with Turner Sports’ Ernie Johnson, Jr. about his MLB play-by-play assignment.
Georg Szalai at the Hollywood Reporter looks at the new carriage agreement between ESPN and Verizon Fios that brings new features to the cable provider.
Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News writes that MSG Network is offering disgruntled Dish Network subscribers a chance to win tickets to see an NHL or NBA game in person as the satellite provider removed the channel from its lineup.
Bill Cromwell of Media Life Magazine says the NHL enters a new season with red hot TV ratings and increased fan interest.
Michael David Smith at Pro Football Talk says a furniture store helped the Detroit Lions avoid a local TV blackout this Sunday.
Mike says the NFL is now looking into the Jenn Sterger allegations that she received lewd photos from Brett Favre.
The NFL Chick feels ESPN is showing its bias towards certain athletes by completely ignoring the Brett Favre/Jenn Sterger story.
The Big Lead points out that this week’s political problem involving ESPN’s Lou Holtz is not the first time he’s gotten into trouble for endorsing Republican policies.
Sports Media Watch notes that NBC kept the Kentucky Derby and staved off a strong bid from Fox in the process.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell looks at the NHL’s New York Islanders signing with Hofstra University’s student radio station to air their games.
Darren feels the new movie, Secretariat won’t do as well as another horse racing movie, Seabiscuit.
Greg Wyshynski at Yahoo’s Puck Daddy says Versus is improving, but still has a ways to improve.
SportsGrid notes that the New York Post is having plenty of fun with the Brett Favre/Jenn Sterger story.
Russell Scibetti at the Business of Sports explores how the new Broadway play on Vince Lombardi is using social networking to promote the performances.
East and Mid-Atlantic
The Boston Globe’s Chad Finn feels ESPN is going way overboard by maintaining a full-time presence with the Miami Heat.
Bill Doyle of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette notes a local college athlete has hit ESPN for tying the fastest goal in NCAA Division III soccer history.
Newsday’s Neil Best talks with Entourage star Kevin Connolly who is in the new movie “Secretariat” playing a former Newsday sportswriter.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News says TBS should label taped interviews with managers during the League Division Series should be labeled as such.
Phil Mushnick of the New York Post feels TBS isn’t having a good start for the LDS.
Eric Mirlis has his take on Hofstra University’s radio station taking over the New York Islanders game broadcasts.
UPDATE, 10/9/10, 11:25 a.m.: I got tied up working Friday night so I never got to finish this. I’ll give you what I had. I’ll do some Saturday links today.