I’m traveling between two offices, the big boss is here, but I’m trying to provide linkage while I can. This may be cut short.
Let’s start with USA Today’s Michael Hiestand who talks about TBS adding a batting cage to its MLB Postseason studio set.
Michael also has a check on the weekend ratings.
Andrea Domanick of Broadcasting & Cable writes that NBC’s Sunday Night Football set a ratings record.
John Consoli at Mediaweek talks about the International Olympic Committee pushing back the bidding for the US rights for the 2014/16 Games until next year.
Louisa Ada Seltzer of Media Life Magazine says ad sales for the MLB Postseason on TBS and Fox are ahead of last year’s pace.
Toni Fitzgerald of Media Life writes that the NBA and HBO are partnering with the new Google TV.
The SportsCOMMENTary blog speaks with a talent agent who tells athletes what they have to do to become effective broadcasters.
Nadine Cheung at SportsNewser says HBO Sports has a job opening.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell has the tale of OchoCincO’s cereal and a phone sex line.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News talks about YES being left out in the cold as TBS and Fox take over the MLB Postseason.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union is happy that Chip Caray is not calling the MLB Postseason for TBS.
At the Schenectady Gazette, Ken Schott says Union College hockey will be heard on new stations this season.
Ken mentions that Union will also be on TV in December.
Ken McMillan at the Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record says Fox Sports will provide coverage of the MLB Postseason on its Spanish language channel.
Ken says both TBS and ESPN Radio have set their announcing lineups for the League Division Series.
Laura Nachman likes Michael Barkann of Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.
Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog previews tonight’s E:60 profile of DC NFL team owner Daniel Snyder. Just an aside, have you noticed how Friend of Fang’s Bites Ian Eagle and Snyder share a resemblance? Ian was even mistaken for Snyder when he was calling Monday Night Football for Westwood One Radio.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner also discusses the E:60 Snyder feature.
Sarah Talalay of the South Florida Sun Sentinel looks at how the Sun Life Stadium grounds crew managed to transition the field from baseball to football for last night’s Patriots-Dolphins game.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer talks with TBS’ Brian Anderson who will call the Reds-Phillies League Division Series.
John has more with Brian in his blog.
Ed Sherman in Crain’s Chicago Business notes that the Bears-Giants debacle pulled a big rating in the Windy City.
Dan Caesar at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the ratings for the Rams on Sunday slipped from last week, but still was strong.
Jay Posner of the San Diego Union-Tribune notes that the NFL is going after sports bars that transmitted the blacked out Cardinals-Chargers game. Thanks to Ben Maller of Fox Sports Radio for the link.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News writes about Dan Patrick taking his show to Fox Sports Net while keeping it on DirecTV.
Tom reviews tonight’s ESPN 30 for 30 documentary on the 2004 American League Championship Series.
Sports Media Watch says the overnight ratings for CBS’ regional coverage on Sunday were flat with last year.
SMW says ABC’s Saturday college football doubleheader was a mixed bag.
SMW notes that CBS’ primetime offering of Florida at Alabama was down from last year.
SMW says announcer Marv Albert feels hatred for the Miami Heat will only help the NBA.
And SMW tells us that MLB on Fox finished the regular season with solid ratings.
John Daly at The Daly Planet notes that ESPN is still having issues airing NASCAR races four years into its current contract.
Jeff Levine at the Biz of Football says the NFL Players Association has to control its message and stick to it leading up to its showdown with the NFL.
Let’s end it there for now.