Bringing You Tuesday Links

by Ken Fang on August 11, 2009

Here are some links for you today. Time to give you linkage. I was busy earlier compiling the list of NFL flagship TV stations for exhibition season. I’ll do a list of NFL radio networks as we get closer to the regular season. Right now, it’s the links so let’s get to them.

Bob Kimball of USA Today looks at the ratings of various events from the weekend. offers a preview of tonight’s E:60 in which Cleveland Browns WR Donte Stallworth talks about his DUI arrest.

Lou Kesten of the Associated Press says EA Sports is teaming up with ESPN to promote the release of the Madden NFL 10 video game.

Newsday’s Neil Best says the Patriots’ Tom Brady acquitted himself well during an appearance on HBO’s Entourage on Sunday.

Neil reviews a new book on baseball icon “Moonlight” (Doc) Graham. If you saw Field of Dreams, then you know why Doc Graham is an icon.

Richard Sandomir of the New York Times looks at a series of Tank McNamara comic strips regarding Michael Vick and NFL Commish Roger Goodell that caused the Washington Post to drop two installments this week.

Richard writes an appreciation of Eunice Shriver who died today at the age of 88.

Bob Raissman from the New York Daily News wonders where was the overboard coverage from ESPN on David Ortiz?

CNBC’s Darren Rovell feels Michael Vick is taking the wrong approach to the media.

Darren writes that the owners of a $16 million horse are still hoping to make money from their investment.

Evan Weiner writing for MCN Sports warns that hockey could be falling in popularity in Toronto of all places.

Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union talks about Donte Stallworth and Michael Vick starting their media apology tours this week.

Pete has the TV schedule for this week’s PGA Championship.

Alan Pergament of the Buffalo News says the Terrell Owens VH-1 reality show is distorting present day reality.

Keith Groller of the Allentown (PA) Morning Call liked NBC’s halftime tribute to John Madden.

Ed McGranahan of the Greenville (SC) News looks at the new media restrictions imposed by the SEC.

Tommy Hicks of the Mississippi News writes that thanks to the new SEC media contracts, Mississippi and Mississippi State will be on TV a lot more.

Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News looks at a rare NFL double-dip coming up this week.

Mike Pryson of the Jackson (MI) Citizen Patriot says NASCAR nor Michigan International Speedway are worried about the TV ratings for this season’s races.

Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business pays tribute to the editor of Chicagoland Golf who passed away Monday.

Ed also looks at the commercial and media fallout from the arrest of Chicago Blackhawk star Patrick Kane.

Kevin Druley from the Dekalb (IL) Daily Chronicle profiles Golf Channel analyst Dottie Pepper.

Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says an ESPN publication has rated Packer Charles Woodson in the top 5 of all cornerbacks in the NFL.

Gieson Cacho of the San Jose Mercury News tells us that Monday Night Football will be all over the release of Madden NFL 10.

Joe Davidson of the Sacramento Bee says a former sports radio talk show host has landed on his feet with a hot girlfriend and a high profile gig on Comcast SportsNet California.

Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News writes that ESPN Deportes gets its first “SportsCenter” ad campaign.

Mike writes that Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic is broadening its programming with its new media rights agreement with the Washington Redskins.

Tristan O’Connor of Media Week UK talks with the woman in charge of putting ESPN on the air in time for the English Premier League season this week.

The Sports Media Watch has the weekend ratings.

The Slashgear blog notes that the Roku media player has added MLB.TV to its TV offerings.

Steve Donohue from Contentinople talks about Turner Sports’ multiplatform coverage of this week’s PGA Championship.

Kristine Leahy of has the latest version of The Five.

Ok, that’s it. I’m going to be watching the Red Sox and listening to WBCN’s final farewell tonight.

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