Now that I’ve returned to the regular office, it’s time to bring you the linkage as it’s a back to work day for most of us.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today writes that the NFL’s TV partners took a close look at the hard hits on Sunday.
Nat Worden of the Wall Street Journal looks at the experiment that puts the authenticated ESPN programming online for Time Warner Cable subscribers.
Milton Kent of Fanhouse talks with NFL Films President Steve Sabol on the issue of violence.
John Ourand and Michael Smith of Sports Business Journal tell us that ESPN has joined Fox Sports as a bidder to operate the University of Texas sports network.
James Hibberd of the Hollywood Reporter writes that Sunday Night Football dominated the ratings for NBC last night.
George Winslow at Broadcasting & Cable says Turner Sports will offer one price for the NBA’s pay per view package on TV, computers and cell phones.
Anthony Crupi and Katy Bachman of Mediaweek look inside the numbers in the Cablevision/Fox dispute.
Aaron Kuriloff of Bloomberg says NFL Network is urging Cablevision to go to binding arbitration to settle their dispute.
Toni Fitzgerald at Media Life Magazine says NBC’s Sunday Night Football took out the viewing competition.
And Toni says TBS saw huge gains for the American League Championship Series over last year’s MLB Postseason.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell catches up with former Auburn star Bo Jackson.
Noah Davis at SportsNewsers wonders why Sports Illustrated chose a notorious soccer hater (the Boston Globe’s blowhard Dan Shaughnessy) to explain the sale of the English Premier League’s Liverpool to Red Sox principal owner John Henry.
In Fishbowl New York, Jerry Barmash writes that ESPN Radio New York’s Seth Everett is joining
the New Jersey Nets radio broadcast team.
Jerry also writes about the arrangement between the New York Islanders and Hofstra University to air their games on the student radio station.
Brian Stelter and Bill Carter of the New York Times write that the Cablevision/Fox dispute now threatens World Series viewing for subscribers.
In the New York Post, Phil Mushnick picks on Yankees postseason ticket prices.
Claire Atkinson from the Post talks about the NFL Network doing a surprise ploy on Cablevision.
In the Albany Times Union, Pete Dougherty has the Week 9 college football schedule for New York’s Capital Region.
And Pete points out the NFL games that will be seen locally for Week 8.
David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun is not a fan of CBS’ Steve Beuerlein who called the Bills-Ravens game with Don Criqui.
At the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog, Dan Steinberg noticed signs referencing the DC NFL Team and the DC Sports Bog at Saturday’s College Gameday appearance in Missouri.
Tom Jones at the St. Petersburg Times reviews the weekend in sports TV.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News says the ALCS could not have ended better for Texas Rangers fans.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer notes that ESPN3.com makes its debut today on Time Warner Cable.
Barb Berggoetz of the Indianapolis Star talks with Indiana Pacers TV host and sideline reporter Stacy Paetz who survived an abusive relationship.
Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Cris Collinsworth got the job done on Sunday Night Football
Bob says Vikings-Packers got a huge rating in Milwaukee.
Ed Sherman in Crain’s Chicago Business notes that White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen will be working for Fox during the World Series.
Dale Bowman of the Chicago Sun-Times looks at Dan Patrick’s debut on the Comcast SportsNet affiliate.
Dusty Saunders at the Denver Post says former Bronco offensive lineman Mark Schlereth became a voice of reason in the illegal tackle debate.
Tom Hoffarth in the Los Angeles Daily News has the sports calendar for this week.
Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail poo poos cynics who feel the World Series has teams from small markets.
Steve Lepore at Puck The Media notes that CBC, NBC and NESN NHL analyst Mike Milbury makes his Versus debut next month.
Sports Media Watch says the National League Championship Series did pretty well for Fox, but still finished below 2009 levels.
SMW says CBS garnered good overnight numbers for NFL Week 7, but the ratings were still down from last year.
The National Sports Daily noticed that WFAN’s Craig Carton chose to hit Jenn Sterger below the belt this morning.
Johnny Crowe at The Crowe’s Nest discovered that Comcast SportsNet New England is not picking up The Dan Patrick Show.
On that note, a Comcast SportsNet New England spokesman told me that the original press release listing CSN New England was incorrect. The channel may pick up the show at a later date.
Here’s the current list of Fox Sports Net and Comcast SportsNet affiliates that are airing the Dan Patrick Show.
Joe Favorito wonders if Pro Bull Riding can become a viable and breakout sport.
That will complete the linkage for today.