Late Night Linkage

by Ken Fang on August 11, 2009

Here are some links for you on this late night Monday going into early Tuesday.

First a favor to ask. My lovely friend, Steelergurl, is asking you to fill out a survey on NFL and new media. It won’t take more than five minutes of your time. If you’re an NFL fan, she wants to know how you get your NFL news, what news sites you visit, what blogs you read, which players you follow on Twitter, that type of thing. I appreciate if you could fill out the survey. Steelergurl thanks you in advance.

Now to the links.

Sports Illustated’s Richard Deitsch gives us his Bucket List, the list of sporting events he would like to witness before he passes. Richard is one of 16 SI writers who provided their lists for a special feature on the magazine’s website.

CNBC’s Darren Rovell has video of two interviews he conducted while at one of the nation’s largest horse sales.

The Sports Media Journal’s Ray Frager looks at the merits of inducting cockroach Art Modell into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. If Modell ever gets in after he moved my beloved Browns to Baltimore, I vow never to mention the Pro Football Hall of Fame on this blog again.

Speaking of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio suggests changing the format of the induction ceremonies.

From the Boston Sports Media Watch, Bruce Allen learns that the Boston Globe has filled the vacancy left when NBA beat writer Marc Spears left for Yahoo! Sportts.

Newsday’s Neil Best caught up with Luis Tiant on the night before the ESPN documentary, “The Lost Son of Havana” on his trip to Cuba aired Monday. Neil also reviews the documentary.

Neil says Friday’s Red Sox-Yankees 15 inning classic was a ratings bonanza for YES.

Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union writes that the NFL and PGA scored in the ratings on Sunday.

Brian Kaminski of the Tarentum Valley (PA) News Dispatch writes about a fan winning a one year contract to be on the air for a Pittsburgh sports radio station.

Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner goes over Michael Vick’s interview on 60 Minutes this Sunday.

Jim talks about Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic extending their exclusive content deal with the Washington Redskins.

Tim Lemke of the Washington Times reports that the deal allows CSN to exclusively air the Redskins’ exhibition games in HD.

Andrea Adelson from the Orlando Sentinel writes about the first two stops of the college football season for ESPN’s College Gameday.

John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer says the local Fox affiliate is expanding its high school football coverage.

Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business debunks a SportsbyBrooks report that Jay the Rat is moving to the Chicago Tribune.

In the Chicago Daily Herald, Ted Cox has Jay The Rat saying the deal has yet to be finalized.

But SportsbyBrooks is standing by its story.

I’m at the point where I just don’t care about Jay the Rat.

Vince Horiuchi of the Salt Lake Tribune writes the local NBC affiliate will not air a poker game show because of the owner’s stand on gambling.

MLB Network airs its second minor league game ever next Monday.

Golf Channel says it will stream coverage of Day 1 of the Solheim Cup which is the women’s version of the Ryder Cup.

Chris Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media has scanned the SEC’s media policy for your perusal.

Holly Anderson of Yahoo! Sports also looks at the new relationship between ESPN and the SEC that forged the new media policy.

Owen Gibson of the Guardian writes about ESPN’s entry into the UK airing English Premier League games.

Matt Eley in The Publican says ESPN has won the rights to air Italy’s Serie A league soccer in the UK.

That will do it for the late night links.

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