I’m at a FedEx office in Cambridge, MA using its free wi-fi and taking every advantage of its LapNet Station. I could go all out and start using the copiers and printers, but free wi-fi is enough for me. I’m a happy blogger when I can connect from outside the office. It means you deserve some linkage. Let’s get started.
USA Today’s Mike McCarthy has TNT’s Charles Barkley defending Brett Favre saying the media is a bunch of jackals. Chuck may be right about that, but he’s wrong about Favre not doing anything wrong.
Sean Leahy in USA Today’s The Huddle blog has ESPN’s Mel Kiper, Jr. denying that he’s too close with certain agents. This week’s Sports Illustrated has a story of a former NFL agent who contended that Mel Kiper was used to help attract potential clients. That story is a must read. Tremendous stuff in the article.
Gregg Rosenthal of Pro Football Talk says ESPN is now looking into Kiper’s relationship with agents as a result of the SI article.
Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal also talks about the ESPN investigation into Mel Kiper, Jr.
The Nielsen ratings Wire blog notes that the NFL is tops in commercial viewing for the first week of the 2010-11 TV season.
Brian Lowry of Fox Sports says ESPN didn’t measure up to covering the surroundings of the Vikings-Jets game.
Jelisa Castrodale at NBC Sports says Jenn Sterger has become a hot topic for some very strange reasons.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News says ESPN’s Monday Night Football matchup received the 6th highest audience in US cable TV history. 6th!
Toni Fitzgerald at Media Life Magazine says the Brett Favre/Jenn Sterger saga helped to give Monday Night Football a big ratings spike.
The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir says the recently unearthed TV broadcast of Game 7 of the 1960 World Series will air on MLB Network later this year.
Richard talks with the author of a new biography on Mickey Mantle.
Newsday’s Neil Best delves into the unique arrangement between the New York Islanders and Hofstra University’s student-run radio station.
Ken Schott from the Schenectady Gazette says the NHL Network will be airing American Hockey League games this season.
The Tampa Tribune reports that the Buccaneers game with the defending Super Bowl Champions Saints this Sunday is blacked out.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer says thanks to the Reds playoff run, WLW-AM topped the local radio ratings.
From the Indianapolis Star, Bob Kravitz says his journalism students believe the Brett Favre/Jenn Sterger story is truly news.
Ed Sherman from Crain’s Chicago Business says the Blackhawks banner raising ceremony will be reaired tonight on Comcast SportsNet.
Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail says Rogers Sportsnet is using a novel concept to talk about the NHL teams they cover.
We’ll end there for now. I’ll be back later with more linkage.