Let’s do some linkage on this Sunday morning. Some good stuff to get to.
TVbytheNumbers says World Series Game 3 easily won the primetime ratings last night over college football and repeats on NBC.
The Associated Press has an in-depth story on how Fox and Telemundo won the rights to the 2015-22 World Cups.
Marisa Guthrie and Georg Szalai of the Hollywood Reporter report on NBCUniversal’s all-in bid for Telemundo for the rights to FIFA’s World Cups from 2015 through 2022.
R. Thomas Umstead from Multichannel News writes on the winning bids by Fox and Telemundo for the US media rights to the World Cup.
Todd Spangler of Multichannel says a Cox Cable employee in Arizona has pleaded guilty to inserting a brief clip of a porno movie during the Super Bowl in 2009.
Also from Multichannel, Mike Reynolds writes that Golf Channel is adding five international tournaments to close out 2011.
Oh here we go again. There’s another silly carriage dispute and it involves Fox again. Remember last year’s Cablevision/Fox dispute that left the network off cable systems in New York and Philadelphia? Well, this time Fox is having a dispute with DirecTV and among the channels that could be pulled: FX, Fox Soccer & Fox Soccer Plus, Speed, Fuel and 19 Fox Sports Net regional channels. That’s just great. We get the latest from Alex Weprin from TV Newser.
John Ourand from Sports Business Daily also looks at the Fox/DirecTV dispute.
Phil Swann of TV Predictions has a suggestion on how to prevent these disputes in the future.
Richard Pagliaro of Tennis Magazine writes that ESPN has obtained the online rights of several women’s tennis tournaments.
Glenn Davis from SportsGrid has the video of Michigan State’s amazing Hail Mary pass to win last night’s game against Wisconsin.
At the Sox & Dawgs blog, good friend Ian Bethune has the full page ad former Boston Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein placed thanking Red Sox fans.
Jeré Longman of the New York Times looks at Fox and Telemundo winning the World Cup bids.
Newsday’s Neil Best looks back at the 25th anniversary of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series from NBC’s point of view.
The great Bob Glauber of Newsday has a story on several NFL teams showing concern about being miked up for games and having their signals heard not only on TV, but by opposing teams.
The New York Post’s Phil Mushnick has the preposterous theory that the World Series is watered down.
Paul Tharp of the Post says the lure of tax breaks led NBC Sports to move its headquarters to Connecticut.
Harvey Zucker of the Jersey Journal reviews ESPN’s documentary on boxer Chuck Wepner, affectionately known as “The Bayonne Bleeder” and one who knocked down Muhammed Ali.
Tracee Hamilton of the Washington Post says the Nationals deserve a better TV deal.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner talks with Navy’s associate athletic director about allowing Showtime to film a year-long documentary on its rivalry with Army.
Mike Mooneyham from the Charleston (SC) Post & Courier looks at E:60′s profile of WWE wrestler Scott Hall.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times notes that Florida State and Tampa Bay Bucs radio voice Gene Deckerhoff is pulling off a unique double dip this weekend.
David Knox of the Birmingham (AL) News talks with ESPN college football analyst Ed Cunningham who is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker.
Doug Demmons of the News says ESPN is pleased with its NASCAR Non-Stop Coverage.
Mel Bracht of the Daily Oklahoman says ESPN’s Brad Nessler and Todd Blackledge got the job done during last night’s Texas Tech-Oklahoma game.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer says CBS has relented and the market will get today’s Oakland-KC game and Carson Palmer’s Raiders debut.
John notes that Joe Morgan’s syndicated radio show has changed from a nightly program to weekends-only.
Kathleen Lavey from the Lansing (MI) State Journal writes about the crowd that showed up for ESPN’s College GameDay on the Michigan State campus yesterday.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel talks with ESPN College GameDay’s Lee Corso about how elaborate his headgear picks have become.
Dan Caesar from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch talks with MLB Network host and Gateway City native Greg Amsinger.
Dan says Joe Buck’s voice rose to the occasion in last night’s World Series Game 3.
The Los Angeles Times’ Lisa Dillman says some soccer fans fear the Fox cross promotion for the World Cup.
Sports Media Watch says the SEC on CBS fell to near season-low ratings.
SMW says college football on ABC is way up this season.
Steve Lepore at Puck The Media says Versus is having an up-and-down start to the NHL season.
Joe Favorito says Dan Wheldon’s death should not halt IRL’s initiatives to be more transparent with the public.
And we’ll end it there for today. The Sunday NFL pregame quotage will be posted throughout the day.