Your Thursday Links

Let’s give the links for today.

Starting off with Joanne C. Gerstner of the Detroit News says radio station WDFN cannot use “Detroit Lions” for its postgame show and is looking for a creative way to get around it. Only Lions radio flagship station WXYT AM-FM can mention the team’s name in the title of the show.

David Barron of the Houston Chronicle writes in his Four DVRs, no waiting blog that Comcast is carrying TBS HD now.

Neil Best in his Newsday blog says MSG Network finally made reference to the Isiah Thomas sexual harassment verdict on Tuesday.

In his blog, the Ventura County Star’s Jim Carlisle writes that ESPN and MLB have made up.

Now we have some reviews of TBS’ debut in the MLB League Division Series yesterday. Ray Frager of the Baltimore Sun says Cal Ripken did well in the TBS studio, but Frank Thomas is something else. Christine Daniels of the Los Angeles Times says Thomas was not good, but Ripken was solid. In the Chicago Tribune, Ed Sherman says TBS did a competent job, not splashy and Frank Thomas was very soft spoken.

Lisa Snedeker of Media Life Magazine talks with an ad buyer about MLB on TBS and Fox.

The Inside Track girls at the Boston Herald talked with Alyssa Milano who’s covering the Boston-Angels ALDS for TBS Hot Corner.

The Rocky Mountain News says Comcast added TBS HD in time for the Rockies playoff game. The Denver Post says TBS HD launched on Comcast in the Mile High City on Tuesday night. RCN says it’s picked up TBS HD in all of its markets. And Time Warner Cable has added TBS HD in LA.

Mike King of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution laments the end of the Braves on TBS.

Alan Pergament of the Buffalo News says Ron Jaworski has added a new dynamic to the Monday Night Football booth.

The Big Ten Network will air 55 women’s basketball games. Bob Baptist of the Columbus Dispatch says it’s unlikely the Big Ten Network will pick up Ohio State-Michigan.

CBS Sports has an SEC doubleheader this Saturday.

Tim Cronin of the Chicago Daily Southtown says even though Chicago Blackhawks owner Bill Wirtz has passed away, don’t expect games at the United Center to be televised locally. Wirtz would only allow 39 games to be televised per year, most of them road games.

From the Raleigh News & Observer says the Carolina Hurricanes will have 55 games on FSN South and 5 on Versus.

Jerry Greene of the Orlando Sentinel says FSN’s Sports Science is very enjoyable.

That’s it for now. I may be back later.

Ken Fang

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Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013. He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television. Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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