Tuesday’s Links

by Ken Fang on August 25, 2009

Let’s do your links.

USA Today’s Game On blog headed by Reid Cherner and Tom Weir talk about a mysterious “Player X” who will dish on life in the NFL for ESPN the Magazine. Now if the player talks about some real interesting stuff, the $1 a year subscription price might be worth it.

Michael Hiestand of USA Today takes a look at the TV ratings of various events from the weekend.

Newsday’s Neil Best writes about former Bucs coach Jon Gruden joining Monday Night Football.

Neil also reviews former Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress’ interview with E:60 that airs tonight.

Richard Sandomir of the New York Times says it’s high time that the monstrous video screen at Cowboys Stadium be raised to prevent a punt from hitting it as happened last Friday night.

The New York Daily News’ Bob Raissman delves into the media getting into the AJ Burnett/Jorge Posada pitch controversy. Like this is a big story. Move along, Bob.

CNBC’s Darren Rovell says 20 years after being banned from baseball, Pete Rose has probably lost millions in potential revenue.

Darren wonders if fantasy football insurance is a good idea.

Darren asks if some recent airline sponsorship deals are ethical.

Ken McMillan of the Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record says a local radio station will air 10 high school football games this fall.

Jane McManus of the Lower Hudson Journal News talks with ESPN’s producers for the US Open.

Dan Gross of the Philadelphia Daily News says employees of rival sports radio stations got into a tussle last week (scroll to the second item).

Tim Lemke of the Washington Times says a federal court shot down Delaware’s attempt for legalized sports betting.

Tim talks with various commentators and reporters about the dominance of Usain Bolt.

Mel Bracht of the Daily Oklahoman writes about a new NFL Network show featuring three ex-head coaches.

Jenni Carlson of the Oklahoman is not a fan of the Little League World Series and I have to agree with her. It was fun to watch when it was just the championship game, but now, it seems the regionals all the way to the finals are on TV and that’s wrong.

Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News has the final head-to-head numbers for the Cowboys and Rangers from last Friday.

Barry says it appears that Versus and DirecTV are really heading to splitsville.

John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes that Fox Sports Ohio airs a MAC football preview throughout this week.

Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business says White Sox fans should not worry about perceived Cubs bias at the Tribune any more.

Frank Schwab of the Colorado Springs Gazette says there’s a lot of national attention for this Sunday night’s Bears-Broncos game as Jay Cutler returns to Denver.

Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times says USC football fans have another outlet on which to watch their favorite team this season.

Diane looks at the ticket distribution for ESPN’s 3-D broadcast of the USC-Ohio State game next month.

Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News also writes about the 3-D experiment.

Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News writes that the NFL has signed up Dish Network for its RedZone channel.

Maury Brown from the Biz of Baseball says Roku which offers MLB.TV might be an MLB Extra Innings killer.

Christopher Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media has the entire NFL on TV schedule.

The Big Lead says there’s a feud brewing with Gannett newspapers and the Associated Press on one side and the SEC on the other.

Christy Hammond of the Sports PR blog talks about the Washington Nationals hosting its second annual Bloggers Day.

Steve Lepore of Puck The Media has a local NHL TV and radio roundup.

EPL Talk liked ESPN2 using ESPN’s UK presentation of the English Premier League on Monday.

The Boston Radio Watch likes hearing former Red Sox announcer Jerry Trupiano the new 98.5 The Sports Hub (scroll down). Thanks to the 38Cliches blog for the link.

The Sports Media Watch has some idle notes.

SMW also has some news on Michael Irvin, Mike Tirico, Hannah Storm and Kenny “The Jet” Siith.

And SMW has various ratings news and notes.

Kristine Leahy of WEEI.com has today’s issue of The Five.

We’ll end it there for now. I have a bunch of press releases to give you. Look for them coming up.

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