Let’s do your links on this Monday.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand says MLB’s League Championship Series are in a position to do well in the ratings although last night, Sunday Night Football on NBC beat NLCS Game 2 on Fox quite handily.
Here’s big news. Nat Worden of Dow Jones Newswires reports that next Monday’s New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys game will be streamed live as part of the new “TV Everywhere” service for Time Warner Cable customers only.
Adam Satariano and Andy Fixmer of Business Week report ESPN will start streaming some of its programming online for Time Warner Cable customers next week.
Jonathan Ratner of the Financial Post writes that ESPN’s content deal with Time Warner Cable could be the model for other networks and end carriage disputes altogether.
Tripp Mickle of Sports Business Journal writes that NASCAR’s Chief Marketing Officer will be showcased in an episode of CBS’ Undercover Boss.
Tripp and John Ourand team up for a story on how ESPN and NASCAR are befuddled over the precipitous ratings drop for the sport this year.
Sports Business Daily says the NFL has created a group to look at ways to battle blackouts.
At the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, Jason Fry says newspaper sports departments are actually digital innovators.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell notes that Brett Favre’s Wrangler Jeans ads were pulled from NFL game broadcasts, but still aired on other programming.
Katy Bachman of Mediaweek writes about the Cablevision/Fox dispute which is now in its third day.
Toni Fitzgerald of Media Life Magazine has a story on Sunday Night Football taking down the National League Championship Series last night.
Toni also looks at the Cablevision/Fox dispute.
Kelly Riddell of Bloomberg says Cablevision and Fox are set to get back to the negotiating table today.
David Carr of the New York Times delves into the Brett Favre/Jenn Sterger story and doesn’t like what he sees. Carr also doesn’t name Sterger in the story, but we know who he’s talking about.
Phil Mushnick at the New York Post says Fox left out some noticeable items during Game 1 of the NLCS.
Bobby Cassidy of Newsday reviews ESPN’s 30 for 30 film on the late NASCAR driver Tim Richmond.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette remembers a local TV sports anchor, Bob McNamara, who passed away over the weekend.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union also remembers McNamara and an incident that led him to leave TV altogether.
Mark McGuire at the Times Union writes the obituary.
The anchor’s former station, WNYT in Albany has a story on his passing.
Neal Zoren of the Delaware County Daily Times would like the Philly ESPN Radio affiliate to pick up more national programming.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner notes that Sunday Night Football had a very strong local and national rating last night.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times says yesterday’s blackout of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was truly disappointing.
Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business talks with Dan Patrick about his show which will be picked up on Fox Sports Net and Comcast SportsNet affiliates across the country starting next week.
Dusty Saunders of the Denver Post was not impressed with Fox College Sports’ production of Baylor-Colorado on Saturday.
Mark Ziegler of the San Diego Union-Tribune says the NFL is fighting a losing battle with blackouts.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has the week’s sports calendar for Southern California.
Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail says Blue Jays catcher Greg Zaun is going to make for a very good analyst.
Sports Media Watch says Fox Sports received decent ratings for the NLCS, but not great.
SMW says CBS’ NFL ratings outdrew last night’s Sunday Night Football game.
Actor and director Ed Burns talks about his new movie on sports talk radio.
Ok, let’s end it here. I’ve been working on the links for three hours. I need to do some work.