Doing some linkage for you on this return to the work week.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand notes the NHL Lockout will hurt any ratings momentum NBC Sports Network had from the summer.
Ed Sherman of The Sherman Report talks with The Professor, new-found Slayer fan, John Clayton of ESPN.
The Tampa Bay Times’ Eric Deggans, writing for the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, is concerned about the increasing amount of partnerships between the sports TV networks and colleges.
Etan Vlessing of the Hollywood Reporter says hockey fans are wondering if they’ll be watching the NHL when the season supposedly starts next month.
Allison Keene of the Reporter reviews Fox’s new documentary series, “Being: Liverpool.”
In Examiner.com, Evan Weiner explores how politicians play a role in sports labor disputes.
The SEC has announced its TV schedule for September 29.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times looks at “Being: Liverpool.”
Ken Schott from the Schenectady Gazette explains why the Pittsburgh-New York Jets game was not joined at the beginning of the contest in the Capital Region.
Ken notes that the ESPN Family of Networks will air five Siena men’s basketball games.
Ken McMillan at the Middletown (NY) Times Herald-Record says Marist gets multiple appearances on ESPN’s networks.
The Buffalo News reports that the Bills are about to play more games in Toronto over the next five seasons.
David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun continues to hate CBS’ Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf.
In Press Box, Dave Hughes of DCRTV.com talks about a new Baltimore Ravens beat writer.
Jim Williams from the Washington Examiner notes SportsCenter’s influence.
Tom Jones of the Tampa Bay Times talks with Fox Sports’ Joe Buck.
Coley Harvey of the Orlando Sentinel says ESPN’s College GameDay is heading to the Sunshine State this week.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle says a Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic mainstay will be uprooting and heading to Houston.
Mel Bracht in The Oklahoman catches up with Screamin’ Gus Johnson.
Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has Fox’s Terry Bradshaw giving some advice to quarterbacks Jay Cutler and Aaron Rodgers.
Duane Dudek of the Journal Sentinel notes the launch of new show hosted by four wives of Green Bay Packers players.
Dusty Saunders of the Denver Post says the Broncos are veterans of Monday Night Football.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has your SoCal sports calendar for the week.
Tom has five things he learned from the weekend.
Sports Media Watch says the overnight numbers for CBS’ NFL doubleheader were down from a year ago.
SMW says Fox’s numbers were down for its NFL regional coverage as well.
Those are the links for today.