I’ll be heading out later today, but before I do, I’ll provide a few links here.
Don’t forget your College Football Viewing Picks are here.
The always lovely Rachel Cohen of the Associated Press says the NFL is getting ready to negotiate new contracts with its TV partners.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News writes about John McEnroe joining Tennis Channel for its weekend primetime coverage of the U.S. Open.
Tim Baysinger of Multichannel notes that MLB Network has been picked up by Dish Network.
Anthony Crupi of Adweek says Nissan will unveil its sponsorship of the Heisman Trophy tonight on ABC.
Timothy Burke at SportsGrid has the classic video of a penalty description during last night’s insane TCU-Baylor game.
Karen Hogan at Sports Video Group says NCAA.com will be unveiling a whole host of exclusive content for college football season.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell writes that the New York Islanders now have an official tattoo shop.
Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports has details of the first UFC on Fox bill coming up in November.
Eric Adelson of Yahoo’s The PostGame says FoxSports.com produced a racially insensitive feature about Asians and football.
MediaMatters is on top of the story as well.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union has a poll asking you about the best NFL announcing teams.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette writes that a local radio station will air a rescheduled high school football game on Monday.
Dan Steinberg at the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog notes that ESPN mislabeled the DC NFL Team’s quarterback controversy.
Dan also talks with NFL RedZone host Scott Hanson about his mission to feed the poor before he joined NFL Network.
The Augusta (GA) Chronicle picks up a story from Gracie Shepard and Gary Smits about the Gator Bowl getting a new sponsor.
Greg Sullivan at The Tennessean talks with a more relaxed Kirk Herbstreit who moved to the Volunteer State from his native Columbus, OH.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News feels ESPN’s Lee Corso is still on top of his game on College GameDay, although some Twitter comments feel otherwise.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle writes about the Longhorn Network getting a big pickup in Texas and it picking up one Big 12 Conference game.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes that the Packers beat the Badgers in the ratings in a rare head-to-head matchup.
Bob says ESPN’s Jon Gruden feels New Orleans Saints head guy Sean Payton could coach for him.
Bob writes that Milwaukee has moved up a notch in the Nielsen TV market rankings.
Dave Newhouse of the Oakland Tribune profiles legendary announcer Barry Tompkins.
Sports Media Watch says ESPN got off to a bad ratings start for college football.
Steve Lepore at Puck The Media notes that despite losing the Thrashers, Atlanta will continue to get hockey games on TV.
Matt Yoder at Awful Announcing loves that paralyzed football player Eric LeGrand is going to be on Rutgers radio this season.
And I’ll end the linkage there for today.