A Saturday Linkfest

by Ken Fang on September 19, 2009

Let’s do some linkage today. Quite a few things to get to so let’s get cracking.

Newsday’s Neil Best looks at why Fox Sports decided to slice and dice the first webisode of its “Cubed” series.

Alan Pergament of the Buffalo News is surprised the ratings for the Bills’ season opener against the Patriots weren’t higher.

Keith Gabriel of the Philadelphia Daily News says CBS is happy to be celebrating 50 years broadcasting the NFL.

Jeff Elliot in the Florida Times-Union says the local blackout of the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday does not help the network affiliates.

The Pensacola (FL) News Journal says former Tampa Bay Bucs LB Derrick Brooks is hoping his ESPN gig is short-lived.

Ted Griggs of The Advocate (LA) says Cox Sports Television has signed with ESPN Regional Television for a package of SEC games.

Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News writes that NBC plans to throw everything including the kitchen sink when it airs the Cowboys Stadium regular season debut on Sunday night.

Mel Bracht of the Daily Oklahoman says NBC is excited to have the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football.

Dave Matter of the Columbia (MO) Daily Tribune writes that the University of Missouri is frustrated over the Big 12′s TV contract.

Dave talks with MU’s athletic director about the Big 12′s media rights deal.

Tom Hoffarth in the Los Angeles Daily News looks back at the week in blogging.

Great soccer writer Grahame L. Jones of the Los Angeles Times has six of the best soccer games you should watch this weekend.

David Wharton of the Times says UCLA basketball will be on TV 26 times this season.

Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star likes some of the personnel changes at Hockey Night in Canada.

Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail writes about changes in the way Nielsen measures its TV ratings.

Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News writes that one of my Twitter friends, Jen Franklin has received a promotion from Comcast SportsNet’s California and Bay Area channels.

Bill Fields of Golf Digest writes that Curtis Strange has signed a new three year deal to call golf for ESPN.

Noted sports business writer Evan Weiner looks at why the International Olympic Committee feels its more important and feels President Obama should attend its meetings next month rather than him concentrating on the nation’s issues.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk says Sports USA Radio will be streaming its NFL pregame shows online.

The great Sports Crackle Pop blog has an interview with Buzz Bissinger regarding his new collaboration with LeBron James.

Chris Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media blog notes that CBS begins its SEC coverage today.

Ryan Lawlor of the Contentinople blog says CBS will use Adobe’s Flash platform to stream its entire SEC schedule.

The Sports Media Watch notes that Fox is on target to set another record low for its MLB telecasts.

SMW says last week’s PGA BMW Championship had increased ratings, but not impressive when you compare it to the NFL.

And SMW looks at the NFL Week 1 ratings dating back to 1999.

Joe Favorito says the Tigers remain one of the best brand stories in baseball.

That’s going to end the links for now. See you on Sunday.

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