I’ll do a few links on this Thursday. Can you believe it’s November already?
Michael Hiestand of USA Today says the NBA’s television partners are still setting their lineups as the season begins.
Hiestand reports that the Mitt Romney campaign is throwing a monkey wrench at ESPN in its attempts to get the GOP Presidential candidate to appear on the Mike & Mike radio show.
Sports Business Daily looks at some of the sports facilities in the Northeast that sustained damage due to Hurricane Sandy.
Patrick Rishe of Forbes says NBC is betting that soccer will produce eyeballs for NBC Sports Network.
Alex Ben Block of the Hollywood Reporter says Lakers fans are still shut out from seeing their team’s games on several cable and satellite providers.
R. Thomas Umstead of Multichannel News says TNT had to revise its NBA plans tonight after the Knicks-Nets game was canceled.
Anthony Crupi of Adweek talks with the polarizing Frank Caliendo about his move from Fox to ESPN.
Toni Fitzgerald of Media Life Magazine says the World Series on Fox may have finished with its lowest ratings ever, but it was still able to gain a victory over NBC in the important 18-49 demographic.
Ed Sherman at The Sherman Report talks with NBC/NFL Network’s Alex Flanagan about her crazy schedule during football season.
ESPN’s Darren Rovell goes over the New York City Marathon’s first live national TV coverage since the 1990′s.
Jonah Bromwich of the New York Times talks with Captain Blowhard about his new role on ESPN’s NBA Countdown.
Jerry Barmash of FishbowlNY notes that WFAN will begin its FM simulcast on Friday.
Jonathan Tannenwald of the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Goalkeeper blog talks with an NBC Sports exec about the acquisition of the English Premier League.
Dan Steinberg at the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog says Comcast SportsNet has hired a replacement for the opening left behind by Kelli Johnson who left for CSN Houston last month.
LSUSports notes that Tiger alum Lolo Jones will be the celebrity prognosticator on College GameDay this Saturday.
Mike Graham at the Dallas Morning News discusses Texas Tech’s new media rights deal with Fox Sports.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle notes that the big cable and satellite providers have not made a deal with Comcast SportsNet for the Rockets games.
David said the Rockets’ season opener scored lower ratings as compared to last year.
The Oklahoman’s Mel Bracht talks with women’s basketball legend Nancy Lieberman about her new role as studio analyst for Thunder games.
Paul M. Banks at Chicago Sports Media Watch notes a former Indianapolis Colts cheerleader becoming a popular Windy City TV personality.
Scott D. Pierce of the Salt Lake Tribune says a Real Salt Lake MLS playoff game next week may not be on live TV.
Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times says the Lakers updated their fans on the carriage dispute between several providers and Time Warner SportsNet.
Joe Flint of the Times says uncertainty about the Los Angeles Dodgers’ TV rights is influencing the reluctance of cable and satellite providers in regards to picking up the Time Warner regional sports network.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has the five things he learned over the last week.
Sports Media Watch says Hurricane Sandy may have affected the ratings for the Celtics-Heat NBA season opener on TNT.
Steve Lepore at SB Nation’s Puck The Media says English Premier League games on NBC Sports Group should compliment the NHL, not compete with it, whenever it returns from its dreaded lockout.
Dave Kohl at The Broadcast Booth looks at some various sports radio news from across the country.
The Big Lead notes that ABC is considering to option a sitcom based on ESPN’s Sage Steele.
And that will do it.