Sunday Linkfest

by Ken Fang on October 4, 2009

Let’s do some links today. We’re delayed today because I was on the phone with DirecTV trying to find out why I couldn’t see my NFL Sunday Ticket channels.

We can do the links now.

Starting with Russell Adams of Wall Street Journal who has an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Peter King.

Joanna Weiss of the Boston Globe writes about ESPN’s 30 for 30 sports documentary project.

Bill Wells of the Springfield Republican talks with ESPN creator Bill Rasmussen.

Newsday’s Neil Best reviews his week in blogging.

Matthew Nestel and Todd Venezia of the New York Post look at the alleged Erin Andrews stalker.

Phil Mushnick of the New York Post continues his hate on strange issues.

I believe Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News drank from the same water fountain as Mushnick.

Sports Illustrated picks up an Associated Press story which says the US TV rights for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 will be worth much less than had the games been awarded to Chicago.

Katie Thomas, Richard Sandomir and Janet Macur of the New York Times report about blame being put squarely on the shoulders of the US Olympic Committee for Chicago’s failed 2016 bid.

Philip Hersh of the Chicago Tribune talks with NBC Sports Emperor Dick Ebersol who also blames the USOC.

In the Los Angeles Times, Philip and Diane Pucin discuss whether the US TV networks should pay less for the 2016 Olympics.

Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union has your updated MLB Postseason TV schedule.

Pete says there will be plenty of primetime college football games this week.

Laura Nachman says the Philly Fox station will air a Phillies-centric special on Tuesday.

Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner has quotes from Washington Nationals president Stan Kasten on working for two Ted’s.

Jim looks at the NHL Network’s slate of games and the free preview for NHL Center Ice.

And Jim reviews a new interview show offered by Fox Sports Net.

David Barron of the Houston Chronicle has some sports media news.

Mark Sheldon of reports that longtime Cincinnati Reds TV voice (and ESPN original) George Grande is leaving after this season. George is a very classy guy and has RI ties.

Jeff Broddie of the Cadillac (MI) News says ESPN was in town to tape a story on the high school football team.

Bob Wolfley in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has ESPN’s Jon Gruden recalling his early coaching days with Brett Favre.

Artie Gigantino of the San Francisco Examiner prefers watching Fox NFL Sunday.

Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News says the Kings have signed a contract extension with its current radio flagship station.

Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star looks at the radio ratings up north.

David Goetzl of Mediapost says Charter Communications is the latest to pick up ESPN360.

The Sports Media Watch has its weekend ratings predictions.

Joe Favorito likes the way South Florida teams and events are banding together to offer discounts to fans.

Chris Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media looks inside Cox Sports Television’s deal with LSU.

That’s going to do it for now.

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