Ok, lets provide some more linkage. Crazy day today.
Well, the long-awaited Brett Favre schlong pics are out including those voicemails to Jenn Sterger that may or may not have come from the quarterback. Deadspin has them all and you can decide whether they come from Favre or a very good impersonator. Just be careful if you’re at work.
Sean Leahy at The Huddle for USA Today says Buffalo will experience its first NFL blackout since 2006 while Detroit gets an extension to avoid one.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell crunches MLB’s numbers and notes that there indeed IS parity in baseball.
The great NHL writer Chris Botta notes on the Islanders Point Blank blog that the team is about to finalize a deal to have its games aired on the Hofstra University student station.
At the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog, Dan Steinberg talks about the perils of live sports radio interviews.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News notes that Texas Rangers radio voice Eric Nadel is on the ballot for this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame Ford C. Frick Award.
Barry says at first glance, the ratings for Game 1 of Rangers-Tampa Bay were nothing to write home about.
Jerry Garcia of the San Antonio Express-News says tonight’s Spurs NBA preseason opener is on TV, but not easy for fans to find.
John Kiesewetter in the Cincinnati Enquirer says Fox Sports Ohio’s ratings for the Reds jumped by almost 100% this season most likely at the expense of the Bengals.
John has former Reds shortstop Barry Larkin saying this year’s Reds team is better than the 1990 team that won the World Series.
Ed Sherman in Crain’s Chicago Business notes that the Sporting News has named the Windy City as top sports city in the nation.
Ed says the Blackhawks season opener being exclusively on Versus and Dan Patrick coming to Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune says TBS and Conan O’Brien are trying to ride the fine line between too little and too much promotion for his new show during the MLB Postseason.
Don Walker at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the Green Bay Packers have had a helping hand in the excellent NFL TV ratings.
Bob Wolfley of the Journal Sentinel says the late Packers linebacker Ray Nitschke will be showcased on NFL Network tonight.
Kim Briggeman of The Missoulian (MT) chronicles Brent Musburger’s talk to University of Montana journalism students where he stated the media was out of step on the steroids story.
Scott Collins of the Los Angeles Times looks at the high TV ratings for the NFL.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News says fans just can’t get enough of pro football.
SportsbyBrooks says former ESPN’er Dan Patrick will be a featured player in the new book on the Alleged Worldwide Leader.
In the Biz of Baseball, Maury Brown has the local ratings for Day 1 of the League Division Series.
Sports Media Watch says the ratings for IndyCar on Versus are up double digits, but still well below ESPN and ESPN2 levels.
Awful Announcing says there’s a new Screamin’ Gus Johnson iPhone app. I must download this.
And that is where we’ll end it. I’ll post NFL TV press releases during the MLB Postseason coverage tonight.