Came home a bit early from work so let me provide you with some linkage today.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today writes that Marcus Allen will join Fox Sports Media Group’s coverage of college football.
Ryan Ballengee of Pro Golf Talk discusses the new 9 year deal signed between the PGA Tour and its TV partners.
Philiana Ng of the Hollywood Reporter also looks at the PGA Tour’s deal with CBS, NBC and Golf Channel.
Mike Reynolds at Multichannel News says NFL RedZone has been picked up by a small cable provider.
Emma Bazilian reviews a new Burger King ad featuring UFC’s Anderson Silva lip syncing Minnie Ripperton’s “Lovin’ You” to shill a heart attack-waiting-to-happen.
Alex Weprin writes the final farewell for SportsNewser as it shut down for good on Wednesday.
Jason Dachman of the Sports Video Group notes that Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic and Philadelphia will have a decent schedule of college and high school football.
Dan Fogarty of SportsGrid has video of UK Channel 4 host Otis Deley having trouble hosting the IAAF World Athletics Championships. This is why the BBC usually airs these events.
NESN says the always screaming Kevin Millar will be wired on the network during tonight’s Yankees-Red Sox game.
Newsday’s Neil Best says the sports cameos will be hot and heavy on HBO’s Entourage this Sunday.
Pete Dougherty at the Albany Times Union has the college football TV schedule for this weekend.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette notes that Time Warner Cable is back with high school football this weekend.
Ken McMillan from the Middletown (NY) Times Herald-Record writes about Versus getting some new original programming starting next week.
Ken writes that an Army hockey game has been selected by CBS Sports Network.
David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun writes about radio reporter Jen Royle dropping her lawsuit against a local radio station.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner looks at the new PGA Tour rights deal with its TV partners.
Jim takes a look at the beginning of the college football season tonight.
John Kiesewetter at the Cincinnati Enquirer says the Bengals will be blacked out on NFL Network tonight, but they will be seen live locally.
Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes about the PGA Tour keeping the status quo with its TV partners.
Bob says Big Ten Network sees Wisconsin doing well in the conference this football season.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News wonders what’s up with ESPN’s “Jim Rome is Burning” show.
Ed Tait from the Winnipeg Free Press says the Jets have signed a new 10 year deal with TSN for TV rights.
The Toronto Sports Media Blog reviews the Toronto media coverage of former Maple Leafs enforcer Wade Belak’s death.
The Canadian Sports Media Blog has some mid-week thoughts on what’s going on.
Dave Kohl at The Broadcast Booth doesn’t like Universities throwing their weight around on school newspapers.
Sports Media Watch says the NFL Preseason Week 3 didn’t bring as strong ratings as the last two weeks.
SMW has various ratings news and notes.
Awful Announcing has a new podcast with the great Timothy Burke from SportsGrid and Mocksession.
And I’ll end it there for now.
With the college football season kicking off, the College Football Viewing Picks return on Friday. And next week, we’ll have the NFL Viewing Picks so the schedule for viewing picks on Friday will be:
Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks — 8 a.m.
College Football Viewing Picks — 9 a.m.
NFL Viewing Picks — 10 a.m.
Weekend Viewing Picks — 11 a.m.
You can look for that throughout the fall months.