Ok, I have some free time to do some linkage now. I was hoping to get this posted in the morning, but recently, weekends have become busier than my workweek. I really don’t understand how this happened. However, with the next few hours free, I should be able to give you some good posts here.
Edvard Pettersson of Bloomberg notes that Fox Sports has objected to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ hiring of a firm to help the team gain a new cable TV rights deal. Fox agreed to a long term deal with the Dodgers and lent money to the team which has led to MLB taking over the operations.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News notes that the Pac-12 will be adding channels to your cable and satellite universe in 2012.
Mike says NFL Network and NFL.com received record numbers for free agent frenzy last week.
Craig Harris at the Reynolds Center for Business Journalism talks about the importance of sports business reporting.
Cam Martin at SportsNewser says universally hated Mike Lupica will now target 8-12 year olds as he will write books for that age group.
Phil Mushnick of the New York Post sets his hate on in-game reporters Kim Jones of YES and Kevin Burkhardt of SNY.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union notes that the Buffalo Bills won’t be heard on local radio this season.
Pete discusses Curt Smith’s new tome on baseball announcers.
Pete wonders why NFL Network dumped live Arena Football and CFL action for free agent frenzy programming.
David Walsh of the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch talks with Golf Channel’s Kelly Tilghman about her visit to the Greenbrier Classic this week.
Jim Kleinpeter of the New Orleans Times-Picayune talks with ESPN’s Desmond Howard about the season opening LSU-Oregon game.
The Cleveland-centric Waiting For Next Year blog says Sportstime Ohio, the home of the Indians and Browns could be sold to one of two potential suitors.
Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times writes about Fox Sports attempting to block the Dodgers of hiring a firm to help secure a new cable TV rights deal.
John Daly at The Daly Planet writes about Allen Bestwick’s return to the NASCAR broadcast booth this weekend after being screwed over by NBC seven years ago.
Matt Yoder of Awful Announcing looks at some of the grammatical and typographical errors on ESPN last week.
Sports Media Watch looks at the big ratings increase for last week’s Canadian Open on CBS.
SMW has some various ratings news and notes.
SMW has a few more notes.
That will do it.