Tuesday Linkage

by Ken Fang on September 14, 2010

Yesterday was not the day to get sick. So many things happened last night, Jets owner Woody Johnson apologizing to Azteca TV reporter Ines Sainz, Monday Night Football doubleheader, US Open men’s final moving from CBS to ESPN2 and then cutting out for Monday Night Football, Jay Mariotti getting charged on domestic violence against his girlfriend and I went to bed at 6:30 last night. That’ll learn me to get sick.

Anyway, let’s do linkage that I couldn’t get to yesterday. Lots of stuff to do. I’ll try to give you plenty of links.

Starting with Mike McCarthy of USA Today who writes that Jets owner Woody Johnson has apologized to Sainz for the team’s action during her visit to the team’s training camp on Saturday.

Sainz herself appeared on the Today Show this morning to talk about the incident.

I give her credit saying she was not a victim, but at the same time, she wasn’t wearing anything out of hand. Ines is a beautiful woman, but from what I saw, she was being professional. For anyone to say she was asking to be harassed is like saying a person deserved to be murdered. Come on.

At the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, Eric Deggans of the St. Petersburg Times cannot believe the reaction to Sainz. 

Sports Business Daily recaps the coverage on Sainz including her saying she won’t pursue any legal action against the Jets.

Caroline Howard of Forbes weighs in on the Ines Sainz controversy.

Sports Business Daily notes that ESPN will not use Fanhouse writer Jay “The Rat” Mariotti in the wake of him being charged with domestic violence.

Back to USA Today, Michael Hiestand looks at the ratings from various events from the weekend.

Hiestand writes about TBS using Ernie Johnson, Jr. as its lead announcer for the MLB postseason. 

Anthony Crupi of Mediaweek says TBS is 90% sold for its ad sales for the MLB postseason.

Fox Sports’ Brian Lowry feels NBC’s Cris Collinsworth doesn’t measure up to John Madden. Really, who does?

Broadcasting & Cable’s Jon Lafayette talks with NBC Sports Emperor Dick Ebersol who has been named as B&C Broadcaster of the Year.

Ryan Nakashima of the Associated Press talks to former Walt Disney Co. CEO Michael Eisner about his decision to buy Cap Cities/ABC in the mid-1990′s, stating that ESPN was really the crown jewel of that purchase.

David Mercer of the AP writes about how fans helped to make the Big Ten Network into a success.

Bill Krueger of the Poynter Institute talks with Sports Illustrated’s Peter King about the changing world of sports writing which includes Twitter.

From Sports Business Journal, John Ourand looks at some of things we learned from the Disney/Time Warner carriage agreement that heavily involved ESPN.

Liz Mullen at SBJ takes a gander at the NFL Players Association possibly decertifying and thus, preventing a NFL labor lockout.

I don’t think I’ve ever linked to Rolling Stone, but I am now. Matt Taibbi takes ESPN Radio Hack Colon Cowherd to task for his stance on unions. Thanks to The Big Lead for the link.

Erik Hayden of The Atlantic can’t believe how both CBS and ESPN2 mistreated the US Open men’s final last night.

Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch looks at the increased amount of 3-D productions in sports.

CNBC’s Darren Rovell says with so many factors now, the season ticket may be going by the wayside.

The Boston Globe’s Chad Finn writes that 98.5 The Sports Hub has overtaken long-time Boston sports radio behemoth WEEI in the all-important men 25-54 demographic rating.

Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News takes the NFL Sunday pregame shows to task for not reporting the Ines Sainz story.

Neil Best of Newsday has Ines Sainz’s reaction to the Jets controversy. 

John Koblin of the New York Observer was incredulous when CBS switched the US Open men’s final to ESPN2. 

Lynn Zinser of the New York Times says the delayed US Open men’s final caused CBS and others to lose money all around.

Pete Dougherty in the Albany Times Union says a local sports radio station has hired a new program director/talk show host.

Pete also has the Capital Region NFL TV schedule for Week 2.

Laura Nachman says Comcast subscribers in Philadelphia will get a free preview of NFL Network’s RedZone this week.

Neal Zoren of the Delaware County Daily Times says Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia does what it can to cover the Eagles. 

David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun cuts and pastes NBC’s press release on its Sunday Night Football ratings.

Over to the DC Sports Bog and the Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg who has DC NFL team running back Clinton Portis opining on the Ines Sainz situation and all I can say is, “Wow.”

Travis Haney of the Charleston (SC) Post and Courier says next Saturday’s (not this Saturday’s) South Carolina-Auburn game will be in primetime on ESPN. 

Shannon Owens of the Orlando Sentinel says Ines Sainz and the Association for Women in Sports Media aren’t on the same page

Andrew Gribble from an Alabama newspaper (I don’t know which one. The website really doesn’t identify which one) notes that College Gameday is heading to Auburn this Saturday.

WJXT in Jacksonville reports that several “F” bombs were heard on CBS’ NFL coverage on Sunday.

Over to Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News who writes that more than a million homes in the Metroplex were tuned to Sunday Night Football.

David Barron of the Houston Chronicle has some thoughts on Sunday’s NFL coverage.

David also has the August radio ratings for Houston.

David writes about Jim Nantz’s 25 years in sports broadcasting. 

David has Jim listing his top 25 moments that he’s called. 

David says Texans-Colts and Cowboys-DC NFL team did well in the local ratings.

And David talks with ESPN’s Hannah Storm about producing tonight’s 30 for 30 documentary.

Jerry Garcia from the San Antonio Express-News also has some thoughts on the NFL TV coverage.

The Indianapolis Star says ESPN college football analyst Lee Corso is heading to the Indiana University Hall of Fame. 

Don Walker of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the Bucks and Fox Sports Wisconsin have announced their 2010-11 schedule.

Bob Wolfley of the Journal Sentinel notes that many NFL TV analysts are in love with the Packers for the Super Bowl.

From earlier this month, Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune says an extended NFL schedule could wreak havoc with TV schedules in the future.

Terez A. Paylor from the Kansas City Star goes behind the scenes with the Monday Night Football crew at Arrowhead Stadium. 

The Reno (NV) Gazette-Journal notes that a new ESPN Radio affiliate has debuted on the FM dial.

Andrew Blankstein of the Los Angeles Times says Jay Mariotti has been charged with domestic violence in the wake of his alleged dispute with his girlfriend last month. Thanks to The Big Lead for the link.

Mary McNamara of the Times reviews tonight’s ESPN 30 for 30 documentary on the Chris Evert-Martina Navratilova rivalry and friendship.

EPL Talk notes that the shining star of ESPN’s coverage of the World Cup, Ian Darke, is about to become the voice of the English Premier League for ESPN2.

Ballpark Digest says Versus will air the Triple A Minor League Baseball Championship this month as part of a new three year deal.

Sports Media Watch has a few ratings notes.

SMW says the US Open Women’s Final drew its lowest overnight numbers in more than a decade.

Joe Favorito says both Women’s Professional Soccer and the United Football League are trying to find their niches in these troubled economic times.

Alex Walsh over at Sports Business Digest says the ratings for Week 1 of the NFL were very impressive.

Ok, you have plenty of links today and I’m not at 100% so you have a bonus today!

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