Doing Some Sunday Links

by Ken Fang on August 14, 2011

I haven’t been able to provide a Sunday link dump for you in a while so it’s time to provide some while I can. I do have to do a Sunday thoughts column and again, haven’t done one in a while so I hope to get that done for you later today. Too many thoughts in my head and I have to release them!

I apologize for not being able to do links since Wednesday. I’ve been at jobsites in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and that has taken my days to the point when I get home, it’s tough to do anything. I hope this upcoming week won’t be as busy.

To the links.

Richard Deitsch from Sports Illustrated has his latest Media Power List. Some good names on the list I should say.

Mike Reynolds at Multichannel News writes that the NFL preseason opener on ESPN took down MTV’s Jersey Shore on Thursday. Maybe there is hope for us all.

EJ Schultz of Advertising Age says Anheuser-Busch is taking a big $50 million gamble by having Bud Light become the official beer of the NFL replacing Coors Light.

Eric Deggans of the St. Petersburg Times writes in the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center that the media still has some lessons to learn from the public fallout between Tiger Woods and his former caddie, Steve Williams.

CNBC’s Darren Rovell finally finds an Under Armour running shoe he likes.

Speaking of Darren, SportsNewser’s Marcus Vanderberg writes that Darren and Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio will be getting their own shows on the soon-to-be rebranded Versus in the new year.

Marcus tells us that ESPN Radio Los Angeles will be picking up New York Jets games this season. Ok.

Karen Hogan of Sports Video Group looks at Fox tackling college football in a big way through its Game of the Week series on FX.

Pete Thamel of the New York Times explores the anarchy that reigns college football.

Newsday’s Neil Best has a partial transcript from HBO’s Real Sports interview with Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress.

Phil Mushnick of the New York Post proclaims to be looking out for the little guy. Whatever.

Ken Schott from the Schenectady Gazette writes one TV station in New York’s Capital Region will be busy with sports.

Ken McMillan at the Middletown (NY) Times Herald-Record lists the local affiliates for the Jets and Giants radio networks.

Jim Williams from the Washington Examiner talks with ESPN NASCAR voice Allen Bestwick about calling a race at the Watkins Glen road course as opposed to traditional oval tracks.

Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says former Braves broadcaster, the late Ernie Johnson, Sr. is being remembered fondly. Johnson died Friday at the age of 87.

Mark Bradley of the AJC says Johnson was the kindest of men.

David Barron of the Houston Chronicle provides some thoughts on the NCAA’s ban of college networks airing high school games.

Dan Caesar in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch notes that NFL Network has finally been picked up by Charter Communications.

Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has an extensive interview with Dodgers GM Ned Colletti.

Sports Media Watch says ESPN’s NFL preseason opener drew better ratings than last year’s game.

Joe Favorito writes that Northwestern University is conducting a highly original marketing campaign for a Heisman Trophy candidate.

The Toronto Sports Media blog notes some changes at TSN Sports Radio.

And TSM talks about some wholesale changes at the Toronto Star that will effect its sports section.

And that’s it for now. I hope to add some more links later.

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