A Lazy Columbus Day Linkfest

by Ken Fang on October 12, 2009

As I’m sitting in my office, I just finished a podcast with Keith Thibault of Sports Media Journal and Glenn Moore of The Dugout Sports Show. I’ll let you know when that’s up.

In the meantime, we have some linkage to get to.

A few stories from Sports Business Journal.

First from John Ourand who looked into pirated feeds of NFL games on the internet.

John has a look at the lower regular season ratings for MLB.

Daniel Kaplan says the NFL is projecting to see lower gate revenue this season.

Liz Mullen and John Lombardo write that the NBA is pleading poverty with the National Basketball Players Association.

Bob Kimball of USA Today says MLB didn’t have enough time to shift last night’s Game 3 of the Phillies-Rockies NLDS to a daytime start.

Sam Schechner from the Wall Street Journal says Comcast is looking to NBC to boost its sports machine.

Monte Burke of Forbes.com talks with the always lovely Hannah Storm of ESPN. I’ll never say anything bad about Hannah after meeting her last August, not that I have, but she’s on my A-1 list. Thanks to Deadspin for the link.

Writing for Indiana University’s National Sports Journalism Center, Jason Fry gives us one important rule for blogging.

On the DL’s Dan Levy talks about TBS’ Chip Caray, sportswriters who don’t know TV from their elbows and a reporter who got mugged in Honduras in his weekly Sporting News media column.

Newsday’s Neil Best has a quick Monday media roundup.

Stephanie Clifford from the New York Times writes that ESPN helped to raise extra revenue and attention by issuing its special Body magazine issue.

The New York Post’s Phil Mushnick finds many things about which to complain today.

Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times has some scheduling suggestions for MLB and has some kind words for the increased role for Desmond Howard on ESPN’s College Gameday.

Sarah Talalay of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel has NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s comments about the Florida Panthers ownership situation.

Hal Habib from the Palm Beach Post says ESPN has found the right mix with the current Monday Night Football crew.

Hal goes behind the scenes with ESPN’s MNF crew as it prepares for tonight’s Jets-Dolphins game.

The great Furman Bisher of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has written his last column capping off a wonderful 59 year career.

Furman’s colleague at the AJC, Steve Hummer pays tribute.

Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News says NBC’s Rodney Harrison echoes what many Cowboys fans are probably thinking.

Barry says yesterday’s Cowboys-Chiefs game garnered healthy ratings in the Metroplex.

Barry writes that ESPN’s Keyshawn Johnson is calling for Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to give Mike Shanahan the ball.

Ed Sherman from Crain’s Chicago Business says it was a good summer for local sports radio.

Dusty Saunders in the Denver Post says for the most part, CBS’ coverage of the Patriots-Denver game was first-rate.

Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times says yesterday’s TBS airing of the Angels-Red Sox ALDS game seemed to be like a NESN broadcast.

Meg James and Ben Fritz of the Times says Comcast’s plans to buy NBC may depend on what 20% owner, Vivendi, does with its share.

Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has the sports calendar for SoCal over the next 7 days.

To the Toronto Globe and Mail, Bruce Dowbiggin says the media kowtows to the Yankees.

Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News says NBC and Universal Sports will be picking up more figure skating events.

Chris Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media talks about a website where you can wish former UCLA coach John Wooden a Happy 99th Birthday.

Joe Favorito says the New Jersey Devils have done a bad job in expanding their brand.

The Big Lead noticed that the Colts’ Peyton Manning took a shot at Fox Sports’ Joe Buck.

Matthew Coller at the Biz of Basketball notes that the WNBA’s ratings are up, way up, from last year.

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

I’ll end it there.

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