Let’s go over the links for our return to work today.
Starting with the Sports Business Journal, we have a few stories from them today.
John Ourand says Fox plans a promotional push for the American League Championship Series on its non-sports properties.
John writes that Fox Sports is seeing good numbers for its daily online programming at its website.
Jon Show reports that the return of Tiger Woods to the PGA Tour helped its TV ratings this year.
And Tripp Mickle says MLS is taking its website in-house and ending its partnership with MLB Advanced Media.
To good friend Michael McCarthy of USA Today, he says the International Olympic Committee left money on the table by selecting Rio de Janeiro over Chicago for the 2016 Games.
Chris Chase of Yahoo’s Shutdown Corner blog is surprised that CBS’ Rich Gannon doesn’t know the NFL overtime rules. I was a bit surprised as well.
Graham Dunbar of the Associated Press says the IOC is being urged to open up to the YouTube generation.
Maury Brown of the Biz of Baseball has the start times for three of the League Division Series through Saturday.
Phil Mushnick of the New York Post makes more mountains out of molehills.
Jerry Barmash from the New York Examiner has part 1 of a conversation with Yankees radio voice John Sterling.
Pete Dougherty in the Albany Times Union says CBS will showcase New England-Denver for the late game for Week 5 in the NFL.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times enjoys listening to Willam “Bar None” Floyd doing the color analysis on Florida State games.
Charles Gonzalez of the Winter Haven (FL) News Chief profiles a local resident who is now part of ESPN’s Monday Night Football production crew.
Jim Kleinpeter from the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that ESPN’s College Gameday will be live from the Florida-LSU game this Saturday and good on ESPN for going to a non-ESPN/ESPN2/ABC game this week.
The Advocate runs an LSU press release which states that Tigers safety Chad Jones will be featured on College Gameday.
To Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News who says Rangers TV voice Josh Lewin still doesn’t have a contract for next season.
Barry reviews yesterday’s Fox broadcast of the Dallas-Denver game.
Barry has the ratings of yesterday’s Cowboys-Broncos game.
Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business urges the Windy City to try for the Olympics again in 2020.
Georgia Garvey of the Chicago Tribune writes that Erin Andrews’ lawyer is speaking out against her alleged stalker.
You can hear Andrews’ lawyer Marshall Grossman’s appearance on WGN-AM in Chicago right here.
Dusty Saunders of the Denver Post would have liked to seen Sunday’s Dodgers-Rockies game have some meaning opposite the Cowboys-Broncos game.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News feels NBC’s Keith Olbermann did a bad job in trying to cover up a Freudian slip.
Tom also has your TV sports calendar for the week.
Chris Zelkovich from the Toronto Star is happy to see the JP Riccardi era with the Blue Jays over for the media’s sake.
Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail feels CBC’s Ron MacLean is all alone on an island.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News says MLB Network did a good job in picking up games down the pennant stretch.
Wayne Friedman of Mediapost wonders how Comcast would handle the Olympics if it’s successful in buying into NBC.
Andrew Laughlin of Digital Spy says ESPN has signed a deal with FIFA to air classic World Cup matches on ESPN Classic.
SportsbyBrooks has the first picture of Erin Andrews’ alleged stalker.
The Eye on Sports Media’s Chris Byrne says the arrest of the stalker raises several questions.
Chris explores whether the NCAA rule on excessive celebration is racist.
Steve Lepore of Puck The Media has his TV winners and losers of NHL Opening Weekend.
Robert Littal of Black Sports Online is not a fan of NBC’s Rodney Harrison.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk wonders why ESPN decided to edit out part of Brett Favre’s lecture to Green Bay fans.
Russell Scibetti of The Business of Sports gives the NFL thumbs up for its Breast Cancer Awareness campaign.
Kristine Leahy of WEEI.com has today’s offering of The Five.
That’s it for now.