With the NFL games underway, it’s time to bring you some linakge today.
Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News says the NFL Network’s Thursday game between Houston and Philadelphia garnered just under 5.5 million viewers.
The Hollywood Reporter notes that the BBC is coming under fire for undermining Britain’s bid for the 2018 World Cup.
Ben Klayman from Reuters reports that MLB Network is aiming to be available in 70 million homes by next season.
Marcus Vanderberg at SportsNewser notes an open letter written to ESPN.com from Bruce Springsteen E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren about its coverage on Michael Vick.
The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir has an appreciation of the late Chicago Cubs radio analyst Ron Santo.
To Bob Raissman from the New York Daily News says the public feud between Derek Jeter and the Yankees (most likely over now) will hurt the shortstop and not the team.
Phil Mushnick at the New York Post plays with the conspiracy theory that the NFL did not suspend Houston’s Andre Johnson because he would be playing in the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football game.
Virginia Rohan from NorthJersey.com profiles former sportscaster and Entertainment Tonight reporter Chris Wragge who will become the co-host of CBS’ The Early Show in January.
Pete Dougherty at the Albany Times Union says ESPN’s Outside the Lines failed to get the job done today on a story about Auburn quarterback Cam Newton.
The Baltimore Sun talks with NBC’s Al Michaels about calling primetime football for 25 years.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner is thrilled to see two tasty NFL primetime matchups for tonight and tomorrow.
Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News shares his thoughts on Outside the Lines look back at how Monday Night Football announced John Lennon’s death some 30 years ago.
Mike Baldwin of the Daily Oklahoman has Big 12 Commissioner Don Beebe talking about the conference’s future on TV and in several other issues.
Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes that the late Vince Lombardi remains to be an intriguing subject so many years later.
The Chicago Tribune has Cubs radio voice Pat Hughes’ thoughts on the passing of his partner, Ron Santo.
Dave Van Dyck of the Tribune says Santo may finally make the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Phil Rosenthal of the Tribune writes that Santo may not have been the best broadcaster, but the fans identified with him.
The Chicago Sun-Times has an editorial remembering what Santo meant to Chicago.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News describes one of the more bizarre moments in the SEC Championship involving CBS’ Tracy Wolfson.
Tom notes that Fox Sports Net Pac 10 football analyst Petros Papadakis can’t please everyone when he’s in the broadcast booth.
Nancy Raskauskas from the Corvallis (OR) Gazette-Times looks at how College Gameday became a huge party for the Oregon-Oregon State Civil War game.
Bob Clark from the Eugene Register-Guard says former Oregon basketball coach Ernie Kent will be a Pac 10 basketball analyst for Fox Sports Net.
Sports Media Watch has its Weekend Ratings Predictions.
Awful Announcing has Gus Johnson’s call of Kentucky’s half court buzzer beater attempt yesterday.
And we’ll end it here for now.