Let do some linkage for you on this Tuesday. Short week for many of you so this is like a Thursday. Not me, but this is good.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News writes that Bright House subscribers have begun to access the authenticated ESPN and ESPN3.com online.
Multichannel News notes that Fox Soccer Channel will be all over the World Cup 2018 and 2022 announcement next week.
SportsNewser’s Marcus Vanderberg says Michael Vick is on the cover of Sports Illustrated for the first time in five years.
Milton Kent of Fanhouse previews tonight’s HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says the longer the NFL takes, the more likely Brett Favre won’t be suspended for allegedly sexting Jenn Sterger.
Darren writes that any talk of an NBA or NFL lockout now is way premature.
From Richard Sandomir of the New York Times, he reports that San Francisco Giants voice Jon Miller has rejected ESPN’s offer to call Sunday Night Baseball games on radio.
In the New York Daily News, Bob Raissman praises CBS’ Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf for not burying the Jets before they came back to win against Houston on Sunday.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette talks about ESPN3D being picked up by Time Warner Cable in New York’s Capital Region.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union says NASCAR’s ratings continue to be dwarfed by the NFL.
Pete has the NFL Week 12 TV schedule for the Capital Region.
Pete also has the college football TV schedule for Week 13.
The Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg in the DC Sports Bog has some highlights from HBO’s preview of 24/7 Capitals/Penguins.
Dan finds some old TV ads featuring former DC NFL team running back John Riggins.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times says despite low attendance, the Tampa Bay Rays’ TV ratings were high.
Scott Rabalais of the Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate says LSU football coach Les Miles received an offbeat question about being interviewed by ESPN’s Erin Andrews.
Carl Steward of the San Jose Mercury News says for the first time since joining the Giants, Jon Miller will be available to call a full season with the team.
Ferd Lewis in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser writes that the University of Hawaii is optimistic its local TV rights will be protected once the school joins the Mountain West Conference from the WAC.
Sports Media Watch says the ratings for the CBS and NBC NFL pregame shows are up.
SMW notes that Notre Dame saw decent ratings for its primetime game on NBC last Saturday.
Johnnie L. Roberts of The Wrap talks about how Turner network executives are known to spend and fly in excess, something totally different from the Ted Turner era.
I’ll end it there.