As it continues to rain in the Northeast, time to provide some linkage for you.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand talks with Fox Sports Wisconsin’s Brian Anderson who’s been doing yeoman’s work for TBS and will call the playoffs for the network again.
Brian Lowry of Fox Sports looks at the monster TV ratings for the NFL in the first four weeks of the 2010 season.
At the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, Eric Deggans of the St. Petersburg Times looks at Dan Patrick defying the odds and being a huge success after leaving ESPN.
Marcus Vanderberg of SportsNewser says it was Bill Simmons’ inadvertent Tweet that led to a whirlwind night of speculation over Randy Moss being traded to the Minnesota Vikings.
John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable notes that the FCC has sent Tennis Channel’s complaint against Comcast to an Administrative Law Judge.
Ben Grossman of B&C writes that Fox Sports Media Group El Jefe del Mundo David Hill has joined the USA’s bid for the 2018 or 2022 World Cup.
Anthony Crupi at Mediaweek notes that ESPN drew 14 million viewers for Monday night’s Patriots-Dolphins game.
R. Thomas Umstead at Multichannel News mentions that ABC will air bowling once again next year.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell notes that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady may be about to sign with Under Armour.
Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe talks about NESN Red Sox voice Don Orsillo continuing his broadcasting work in the postseason for TBS.
Dan Lamothe in the Springfield (MA) Republican’s Red Sox Monster blog watched last night’s 30 for 30 documentary on the Greatest Comeback in the History of Sports.
Joe Drape of the New York Times explores how the Big Ten Network changed the landscape of college sports.
Joshua Brustein of the Times says a Miami Heat-New York Knicks game will be the first NBA contest to be aired in 3-D.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union has the 2010-11 NHL TV schedule for the Capital Region.
At the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog, Dan Steinberg says Tony Kornheiser has reupped to do his radio show for two more years.
Dan talks about the TV ratings for the Washington Nationals on MASN doubling from last season.
Tom Jones at the St. Petersburg Times says part-time Tampa Bay Rays TV analyst Brian Anderson will become the full-time analyst next season. He’s not to be confused with Brian Anderson who calls the Brewers and will do the MLB Postseason on TBS.
Sarah Talalay of the South Florida Sun Sentinel writes that IndyCar driver Danica Patrick will be the focus of a new comic book. Nice marketing tool. Now win some races, Danica.
Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel reports that ESPN 3D, which can be seen by the 36 people who own a 3-D TV set, will pick up two Miami Heat games.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News says the Texas Rangers are doing afternoon duty today.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle says General Manager of Fox Sports Houston is leaving to take a similar position at Sun Sports in Florida.
Mel Bracht at the Daily Oklahoman says Cox Sports Television will be aired in Oklahoma City.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer has the weekend start times for the Reds-Phillies National League Division Series.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel fears the Sports Illustrated cover jinx.
At Crain’s Chicago Business, Ed Sherman discusses Jay Mariotti being out of a job.
Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times speaks with NBC’s Sunday Night Football producer Fred Gaudelli.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that today’s court hearing for Fox Sports Midwest Cardinals voice Dan McLaughlin has been postponed. McLaughlin was arrested in August on suspicion of drunk driving.
Dan Caesar of the Post-Dispatch says Fox Sports Midwest will juggle to air both the St. Louis Blues season opener and Missouri’s Big 12 football opener, both of which are scheduled for the same time.
The Idaho Statesman has the Western Athletic Conference men’s basketball ESPN schedule.
Scott D. Pierce, formerly of the Deseret (UT) Morning News, moves to the Salt Lake Tribune and says local fans will have trouble finding this Saturday’s Utah-Iowa State game.
Ryan Greene of the Las Vegas Sun notes that ESPN’s Kenny Mayne showed his old UNLV quarterbacking skills during a segment on Sunday NFL Countdown.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News says former Dodgers Spanish language broadcaster Rene Cardenas is a finalist for the Baseball Hall of Fame Ford C. Frick Award. Unfortunately, so is Tim McCarver.
Tom suggests a 24/7 Bowling Channel.
Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail rates the Canadian home NHL broadcasting crews.
The Courthouse News Service says a mother-daughter courtroom sketch artist team is suing ESPN and the Associated Press claiming they weren’t paid for services during the Tim Donaghy trial.
At Yahoo’s Puck Daddy, Greg Wyshynski handicaps the next NHL TV rights contract.
Matthew Coller at the Biz of Hockey says the NHL looks to hit the motherlode from the next TV rights deal.
Cork Gaines at the Business Insider says the Texas Rangers’ big TV rights windfall could lead to teams abandoning the idea of their own regional sports network.
Deadspin looks at how a supposed private Twitter message from Bill Simmons led to him breaking news that Randy Moss was about to be traded.
The Big Lead notes that an ESPN producer has been arrested on charges of lewd acts.
Sports Media Watch has ESPN/ABC’s Brent Musburger objecting to steroids coverage.
SMW has the weekend overnight ratings.
That will do it. I started this at 9 a.m. and just finished at 2:34 p.m. Leaving the office and coming back several times is not good for linkage.