Some Monday Night Links

by Ken Fang on August 31, 2009

Because I’ll be leaving my house at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday to be at a jobsite, I won’t be able to provide linkage while I’m there so to help tie you over, I’ll do some now. I’ve already done the Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks for Tuesday and expect to see that at 9 a.m.

Starting with USA Today’s Michael Hiestand, he has some quotes from the Erin Andrews appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show taped last week and to be aired on September 11.

Dan Levy of On the DL reviews the weekend in sports media for the Sporting News.

CNBC’s Darren Rovell says time is running out for former tennis prodigy Donald Young.

Richard Sandomir of the New York Times talks about the Tennis Channel’s difficulty in getting carriage in the Big Apple for the US Open.

Jerry Barmash of the New York Examiner writes about former WCBS TV sports anchor Chris Wragge now making his mark on the news side.

Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union says golf and exhibition football were ratings winners on Sunday.

John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer talks about Sunday Night Football being a ratings hit in the exhibition season.

John also has a preview of the next episode of Hard Knocks.

Dan Caesar of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the jettisoning of popular Rams analyst Jim Hanifan to pre and postgame shows has ruined a good first 8 months for a new sports radio station.

Jon Solomon of the Birmingham (AL) News wonders if SEC fans will welcome ESPN’s announcing crews this season.

Jon writes about Fox Sports’ extending its deal with the Cotton Bowl.

Barry Horn from the Dallas Morning News writes that Fox plans to make the Cotton Bowl a primetime affair for the first year of a new four year contract starting in 2011.

Mel Bracht of the Daily Oklahoman talks about Stacey Dales joining the NFL Network this season.

Wayne Friedman of Mediapost says the NFL should be worried about several key markets that will experience blackouts of local games, especially in Jacksonville which may not see any home games this season.

Maury Brown in the Biz of Football talks about the waning hours of Versus on DirecTV as the two try to hash out an agreement before the midnight deadline and several college football games that will suddenly have a smaller audience if the channel is by the satellite provider.

The Sports Media Watch has some ratings news and notes.

Christy Hammond of the Sports PR blog looks at the New Jersey Devils using social networking to promote Martin Brodeur Day.

Joe Favorito says look for ESPN/Marvel tie-ins with the Disney purchase of the famed comic book company today.

The 38 Cliches blog has some thoughts from Sunday’s Blue Jays-Red Sox game.

Ok, I’ll end it there. Gotta sleep now.

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