Let’s do some links on this Monday. Some good stuff to get to.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today writes that CBS’ Bill Cowher may make broadcasting a true second career after shooting down another coaching rumor.
At Fox Sports, Brian Lowry feels for the most part, Fox got the job done during the World Series.
Sports Business Journal has a very good roundtable featuring sports public relations pros discussing the in’s and out’s of their jobs and the increasing importance of social media.
Anthony Crupi of Adweek writes that NFL Network is close to selling out its ads for Thursday Night Football which begins in a couple of weeks.
Interesting story from the hotel industry. Orly Ripmaster of Hotel News Now says room occupancy has jumped over 35% for Sunday Night Football games at the expense of Monday Night Football.
Toni Fitzgerald at Media Life Magazine says the World Series started out with a whimper, but ended with a ratings bang.
Glenn Davis at SportsGrid has video of Fox NFL Sunday’s Jimmy Johnson preferring death over taking Tiki Barber or Terrell Owens.
David Waldstein of the New York Times reports that the Yankees have opted to stay with WCBS-AM for one more season and thus John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman will return as well.
Someone check Phil Mushnick’s temperature. The New York Post media writer actually gives praise to an ESPN analyst today.
Pete Dougherty at the Albany Times Union notes that Time Warner Cable will air three local high school football championship games.
Pete has the TWC local college basketball schedule.
And Pete has the TWC local college hockey schedule.
Bob Frye of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review says TV and technology are cutting into the younger generation’s time in the great outdoors.
David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun feels former Ravens coach Brian Billick got the job done in the Fox booth for yesterday’s Arizona-Baltimore game.
Dan Steinberg at the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog notes the media reaction to the DC NFL Team’s bad performance against Buffalo.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times looks at the weekend in sports television.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle notes Bill Cowher’s comments that he’s staying in TV for now.
David says Jags-Texans rated well locally.
This next set of links is on the passing of former Oklahoma and Oklahoma State radio voice Bob Barry, Sr. who passed away at the age of 80 on Sunday. Barry was not only the broadcaster for both the Sooners and Cowboys in a career than spanned 50 years, but also the sports director of KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City for 42 where he worked with his son, Barry, Jr. Barry retired just after last season and his death was shock to those who knew him.
Andy Rieger of the Norman (OK) Transcript has Barry’s obituary.
Clay Horning of the Transcript says you can’t measure Barry’s success.
John Klein of the Tulsa World says Barry was one of the good guys.
Berry Tramel of the Daily Oklahoman says Barry was part of the Sooner tradition.
Berry has highlights of Bob Barry, Sr.’s legendary 50 year career.
Jenni Carlson of the Oklahoman was truly a nice man.
John Rohe of the Oklahoman says Barry was one of the rare people who got to work both sides of the Bedlam rivalry game.
And at KFOR-TV, the station has this tribute.
The Cincinnati Enquirer’s John Kiesewetter wonders why he can’t hear Ohio State football games in the local area.
Ed Sherman in Crain’s Chicago Business talks with Big Ten Conference Commissioner Jim Delany.
Dan Caesar of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has Bob Costas’ salute to the Gateway City.
Dusty Saunders at the Denver Post talks about Joe Buck’s plagiarized call in Game 6 of the World Series.
Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times writes that Fox has more than a vested interest in the Dodgers bankruptcy case.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has the sports calendar for this week.
Jimmy Bramlett of LAist tries to understand the phenomenon that is ESPN’s College GameDay.
David Shoalts in the Toronto Globe and Mail notes that a classic hockey movie gets a DVD release this week.
Bruce Dowbiggin of the Globe and Mail wonders if the NHL can pick up the NBA’s slack.
Raju Mudhar in the Toronto Star notes that the Bills are finding ways to make their games in the Great White North profitable.
The Canadian Sports Media Blog has the regional schedule for Hockey Night in Canada in November.
Steve Lepore from Puck The Media says Versus did well with last week’s Buffalo-Tampa Bay game.
Steve has the national NHL TV schedules for this week.
Jon Bois of SB Nation feels NBC is doing Sunday Night Football the right way.
That’s going to do it for this set of links.