Having spent most of the day at the Providence Civic Center and the Rhode Island Convention Center for a seminar, I wasn’t able to provide linkage. I’ve collected quite a few links for you today so let’s get to them.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today goes over the ratings from the weekend and notes that the NFL regular season had no problem in the ratings with the MLB Postseason.
Lindsay Powers from the Hollywood Reporter writes that the Anti-Defamation League is setting its sights on Hank Williams, Jr. for his remarks on President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner which led ESPN to pull his open from last night’s Monday Night Football game.
Sports Business Daily has a recap on the entire Hank Williams, Jr. controversy.
John Ourand at Sports Business Journal says the Philadelphia Phillies climbed to the top of the local MLB ratings for this season.
Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News reports on the Tennis Channel’s long-term extension to carry the French Open.
Andy Katz of ESPN.com reports that the Big 12 member schools have agreed on a plan that will distribute TV rights money equally among the institutions.
Tom Van Riper of Forbes.com reports that a Nielsen study has found that women make up a large portion of the sports audience.
Maggie Hendricks of Yahoo wonders when female sports reporters will stop being the target of some cruel male fans.
Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo’s Puck Daddy writes that with the NHL season fast approaching, the league has yet to sign a deal to air its games in all of Europe. Yes, ALL of Europe.
Phil Swann of TV Predictions says TBS has gotten it right with its HD coverage of the MLB Postseason.
At Media Bistro’s TVSpy, Andrew Gauthier has the video of a Seattle TV reporter not editing out the swears while reading live on the air a Seahawks fan chat from the station’s website.
The Big Lead has a picture of ESPN’s Erin Andrews and her trophy boyfriend.
Timothy Burke of SportsGrid has video that shows two things on one play, first the Cowboys’ Felix Jones is is not a MENSA candidate and Joe Buck and Troy Aikman had no idea it was 4th down.
To Bob’s Blitz which has audio of WFAN’s Mike Francesa pulling a nutty on the New York Jets for their performance in Baltimore on Sunday Night Football.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell finds that using the color pink in the NFL’s Breast Cancer Awareness campaign may be counterproductive to its message.
Darren wonders why Mercedes-Benz chose the New Orleans Superdome to purchase naming rights.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times looks into the extremely lengthy NFL Network-Time Warner Cable dispute.
Richard also delves into the Hank Williams, Jr./Monday Night Football mess.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union says local college hockey will be heard on two stations.
Ken Schott from the Schenectady Gazette writes that Time Warner Cable also gets into the local college hockey act.
Dan Steinberg at the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog talks with MASN Nationals analyst F.P. Santangelo on his first year on the job.
Dan says Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic has raided MSG Network for its new Capitals studio host.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner says both Sunday Night Football and the MLB Postseason are doing well in the ratings.
Michael Kruse and Lane DeGregory of the St. Petersburg Times looks at two fans who made both the Tampa Bay Rays and the Buccaneers games on the same night.
David Barron at the Houston Chronicle has a look at some local college football and NFL ratings.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer says ESPN’s E:60 will do a story on former Bengals running back Ickey Woods and his foundation to promote asthma and organ donation awareness.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes that the Green Bay Packers drew their largest ratings of the season on Sunday.
Bob says Versus’ Turning Point will focus on the Packers’ Aaron Rodgers.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News says the Dodgers will be changing flagship radio stations next season.
Sports Media Watch says the opener for the NLDS between Arizona and Milwaukee was a mixed bag for TBS.
SMW says Cards-Phils Game 1 was down.
SMW notes that Tigers-Yankees didn’t do well either.
To the NFL, SMW notes that Fox was the ratings winner in Week 4.
SMW tells us that CBS continues in a downward spiral for the NFL.
SMW informs us that NBC’s ratings for Sunday Night Football were down.
And Monday Night Football also took a big hit according to SMW.
Steve Lepore at Puck The Media has the final numbers for Versus’ preseason NHL games.
That’s going to do it.