I didn’t do links all weekend. It’s rare when that happens, but as I went to a Tweet Up of Red Sox fans at Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar & Grill in Boston on Saturday and then did a long day of posting on Sunday. Twelve posts in all! Sunday is turning out to be a very busy day on the blog with the NFL pregame show quotage and recapping Mad Men episodes.
Ok, let’s get to the linkage.
We begin with Michael Hiestand of USA Today who looks at TBS’ announcing assignments for the League Division Series.
Mike McCarthy of the nation’s newspaper talks with WNBA star Diana Taurasi who was one of the athletes who posed nude for ESPN The Magazine’s Body issue.
USA Today’s Game On blog has the cover featuring Taurasi. Very impressive. Never saw her in that way.
The Hollywood Reporter notes that ad sales for Fox and TBS for the MLB Postseason are going well.
Nyay Bushan of the Reporter writes that India’s official broadcaster of the Commonwealth Games is helping to debut HDTV in the Asian sub-continent.
Ben Grossman of Broadcasting & Cable reports that the Dan Patrick Show will be syndicated on TV across the country via Fox Sports Net affiliates starting later this month.
Jon Lafayette of Broadcasting & Cable says the MLB Postseason looks good for Fox Deportes as well.
From Sports Business Journal, John Ourand and Tripp Mickle write about the NHL which is in a position of strength as it heads into the bidding for a new US TV contract.
John and Tripp handicap the NHL TV bidding among potentially interested parties.
John teams with Michael Smith on a feature chronicling how Raycom managed to stay in business with the new ACC rights deal and team up with ESPN in the process.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell looks at the marketing winner and loser in the Ryder Cup.
Richard Sandomir from the New York Times mentions that actor Robert Wuhl who’s a big sports fan will be hosting a sports-oriented talk show for Westwood One starting in January.
Phil Mushnick of the New York Post says NBC misreported what was said on the golf course during the Ryder Cup.
Ken Schott from the Schenectady Gazette has the NHL Network regular season schedule. Many of those games will be produced by regional sports networks.
David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun says CBS’ Phil Simms didn’t have the best of days during yesterday’s Baltimore-Pittsburgh game.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner looks at TBS’ announcing crews for the MLB Postseason.
Glenn Garvin of the Miami Herald talks about ESPN’s Monday Night Football still being a ratings blockbuster.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times reviews the weekend in sports television.
Jerry Garcia at the San Antonio Express-News talks about the Dish Network/Fox dispute.
Mel Bracht in the Daily Oklahoman discusses the ESPN on ABC production of Saturday’s Texas-Oklahoma game.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer talks with Hall of Fame Reds voice Marty Brennaman who’s calling his first postseason action in 15 years.
Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune says the Sunday Night Football game between the Bears and New York Giants was a big ratings winner locally.
Dale Bowman of the Chicago Sun-Times tells Cubs fans to savor Bob Brenly for as long as possible.
Tom Hoffarth in the Los Angeles Daily News has the sports calendar for SoCal.
Roy MacGregor of the Toronto Globe and Mail feels CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada is stuck in a time warp.
Bruce Dowbiggin in the Globe and Mail says CBC has no plans on what to do with HNIC after Don Cherry retires.
The Big Lead has video of Tampa Bay Rays analyst Kevin Kennedy apparently dropping an “F” bomb.
Bob’s Blitz shows us how Fox Sports’ NFL sideline reporter Nischelle Turner got hit with an errant punt just after halftime of yesterday’s Seahawks-Rams game.
Bob also has a clip of FSN Big 12 football sideline reporter Jim Knox getting knocked down while following the Colorado Buffaloes mascot just before the game with Georgia.
This isn’t the first time Jim has gone viral as evidenced by this famous video from 2008.
Joe Favorito talks about the growth of the color pink in sports.
And we’ll end the links there. I’ve been working on this off and on since 10 a.m. I need to do some work.