Well, the blog is blowing up thanks to my latest edition of the Five Women Who Can Make Me Stop The Remote. CNBC’s Darren Rovell linked to the post as Erin Sharoni of his show “CNBC SportsBiz: Game On” is on the list. That’s as good as when Jimmy Traina of Sports Illustrated puts a link in his “Hot Clicks”. The site will be busy for the rest of the day and that’s a very good thing.
Let’s do some links on this NFL Sunday.
Tim Malloy of Reuters reports that NHL Network has been taken off AT&T U-Verse systems.
Bill Gorman at TV by the Numbers writes that CBS won the Saturday primetime ratings over ABC in a battle of college football games.
Timothy Burke at SportsGrid says a week after Fox apologized for making up newspaper headlines, TBS was apparently guilty of the same thing yesterday in its MLB Postseason coverage.
Dan Fogarty of SportsGrid has the video of the son of the Texas Rangers fan who died going for a foul ball earlier this year throwing out the first pitch of Friday’s Rays-Rangers ALDS game.
In the National Football Post, NFL superagent Leigh Steinberg notes that the NFL’s TV ratings are as healthy as they’ve ever been.
Phil Mushnick of the New York Post isn’t a fan of seeing Jay-Z having a role in the Brooklyn Nets.
Phil claims pornography has taken over CBS. Go home, Phil.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union says TBS messed up not once, but twice during last night’s Tigers-Yankees ALDS game.
Pete says MSG Network has gone to Canada to tap a new host/reporter for its Islanders coverage.
David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun writes that the Charm City is ready for its closeup tonight on Sunday Night Football.
David says an interview of former Maryland coach Ralph Friedgent exposed him as a fraud.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner writes that watching the NFL and tweeting is America’s newest obsession.
Stephen F. Holder of the St. Petersburg Times says Colts-Bucs game will be aired locally on Monday night as the team avoided a blackout.
Stephen teams up with Rick Stroud for a story on an emotional Jon Gruden returning to Raymond James Stadium for Monday night’s game.
Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune also writes about Gruden’s return to RayJay for the first time since joining ESPN.
The Orlando Sentinel has the Week 6 college football national TV schedule.
Charles Goldberg of the Birmingham (AL) News has a sneak preview of a new ESPN special on Auburn selecting its new starting quarterback.
David Knox of the News writes that Texas A&M won’t add much to the SEC as far as TV is concerned.
One more from the News, Jon Solomon wonders if the SEC is reconsidering establishing its own TV network.
Jason Munz and Alan Hinton of the Hattiesburg (MS) review Brett Favre’s TV debut on CSS last night.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News talks with TBS MLB analyst Cal Ripken about former teammate and current Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington.
Barry says Joe Buck’s voice is coming back slowly, but surely.
Mel Bracht of the Daily Oklahoman liked the FSN pay per view crew working the Ball State-Oklahoma game.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the average ratings for the Brewers for the regular season set a new record for the team.
Bob likes TBS analyst Joe Simpson on the Diamondbacks-Brewers LDS.
In the Capital Times (WI), Rob Hernandez talks with ESPN/ABC’s Brent Musburger.
The Idaho Statesman interviews Versus college football analyst Shaun King.
Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times says Fox Sports is suing the Dodgers in an attempt to force an auction on the team’s media rights.
Tom Huddleston, Jr. of The American Lawyer Daily also looks at the Fox Sports lawsuit against the Dodgers.
The San Francisco Business Times notes that the Giants had their highest ratings ever on cable.
Sports Media Watch says the Fox NFL Week 3 doubleheader did well in the ratings.
SMW says the NFL on CBS is down this season to date.
SMW notes that the MLB on Fox averaged a record ratings low for the 3rd straight year.
And we’ll end it there for today. The Sunday NFL pregame quotage is next.