Plenty of things going on as we have hit November. In addition, we’re getting reports on the ratings from last night’s head-to-head matchup between Sunday Night Football and the World Series. For the night, Fox won the overall ratings, but with the NFL up directly against the World Series, it appears NBC has won that battle. Both Fox and MLB are claiming victory, but I’m sure I’ll receive dueling press releases from both NBC and Fox about this later today. When I do, you’ll see them here.
Ok, to the links.
From Mike McCarthy of USA Today, he writes that the Sunday NFL pregame shows were full of vitriol towards Brett Favre.
Mike also looks at the World Series ratings from Saturday and Sunday.
Fox Sports’ Jason Whitlock wants to know where’s the outrage surrounding Notre Dame student Declan Sullivan’s death. He’s the student told to go up in a scissor lift last week in the midst of heavy winds to video tape a football practice and died when the lift came crashing down.
To the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center where Jason Fry has a few suggestions where newspaper websites can continue to lead the way in innovation and experimentation.
Georg Szalai of the Hollywood Reporter has several analysts saying that Fox won in the dispute over Cablevision.
John Eggerton at Multichannel News writes that U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) is happy over the resolution of the Cablevision/Fox dispute, but says government intervention may be needed in future carriage fights.
In The Sports Commentary, Melinda Travis gives us some of the reasons why sports public relations works for athletes and clients.
Noah Davis at SportsNewser shoots down a theory that ESPN is getting out of the 3-D business.
Dan Fogarty at SportsGrid has video from CBS’ The NFL Today of insider Charley Casserly talking about Jenn Sterger ready to file lawsuits over the Brett Favre affair.
Phil Mushnick from the New York Post says Fox’s NFL analysts speak out of both sides of their mouths.
Pete Dougherty at the Albany Times Union has the NFL Week 9 TV schedule for the New York Capital Region.
Pete also provides the college football TV schedule for Week 10. Week 10!
Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog says DC NFL team coach Mike Shanahan’s decision to bench QB Donovan McNabb during yesterday’s game against Detroit drew plenty of criticism from local analysts.
Tom Jones from the St. Petersburg Times shares his thoughts on the weekend in sports television.
Barry Horn at the Dallas Morning News writes that San Francisco is not only beating the Texas Rangers on the field, but also beating Dallas in the head-to-head ratings battle.
John Kiesewetter at the Cincinnati Enquirer notes that Fox Sports Ohio returned to Dish Network over the weekend.
John notes that a Kentucky exhibition basketball game will be aired locally tonight.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel likes Fox’s hiring of Mike Pereira as an NFL rules analyst.
Bob also talks about Jenn Sterger ready to file a lawsuit against anyone who has a living pulse.
Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business talks with the Sun-Times’ Rick Telander about his new book with former Bears coach Mike Ditka to commemorate the 1985 Super Bowl team.
Ed says the 1985 Bears will get together this week to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of winning Super Bowl XX.
Dusty Saunders from the Denver Post says Brett Favre had a rather tumultuous week.
Tom Hoffarth at the Los Angeles Daily News has your SoCal sports calendar.
Awful Announcing notes that Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal doesn’t need to be told that he’s diminutive.
Sports Media Watch looks inside the first time the NFL has beaten the World Series head-to-head.
SMW says ESPN got good numbers for the Miami Heat home opener on Friday.
I got bogged down with work in the midst of doing the links so I’ll give you what I have for now.