The Friday Megalinks, Part II

Now that we have the first part of the Friday megalinks out of the way, let’s give you the rest.

First, I have some leftovers from the National links, then the East and Mid-Atlantic region and then I’ll do the Midwest, West and Canada from there.

National (cont.)

John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable writes that the NFL Network wants to avoid going to an administrative law judge to settle its dispute with Comcast.

Larry Barrett from Multichannel News says former NBA star Mike Glenn will be the studio analyst for Atlanta Hawks games on Fox Sports South and SportSouth.

CNBC’s Darren Rovell has an excerpt of his interview with Oklahoma State University athletic booster T. Boone Pickens that airs tonight.

Maury Brown in the Biz of Baseball says last night’s ALCS Game 5 has livened up an otherwise drab MLB Postseason.

East and Mid-Atlantic (cont.)

The lovely Jessica Heslam of the Boston Herald writes that Entercom employees are wondering why WEEI.com got spared while several employees on the radio side got laid off.

Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union has compiled a preliminary TV schedule of college football games for next weekend.

Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette explains why fans of Union hockey will hear the opposing team’s announcers call the game against Omaha this weekend. Ken writes that a local station has hired a new weekend sports anchor. Ken links to a podcast in which he speaks with the Director of officiating for the ECAC, Paul Stewart.

Will Leitch and Joe DeLessio of New York Magazine’s Daily Intel blog discuss the sports media going political.

Jim Williams from the DC Examiner says there will be plenty of college basketball programming on TV as the season officially starts tonight.

Midwest

Marc Katz of the Dayton Daily News says TV stations in town are trying to find a proper balance between the University of Dayton and Wright State men’s basketball teams.

Michael Zuidema from the Grand Rapids (MI) Press says Versus’ new sports comedy show mirrors sister network’s E!’s “The Soup”.

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Bob Wolfley talks with CBS’ Phil Simms about the Indy-Green Bay game this Sunday.

Ted Cox of the Chicago Daily Herald talks about the sports radio format being healthy in the Windy City.

Michael Rand of the Minneapolis Star Tribune talks with Fang’s Bites fav Charissa Thompson of the Big Ten Network and Fox Sports.

Over to Paul Christian of the Rochester (MN) Post-Bulletin who discusses John Madden’s long streak of doing games coming to an end.

The Kansas City Star’s Jeffrey Flanagan writes that an Entercom employee at the local sports radio station has been let go.

Dan Caesar of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch talks about a local resident who will have plenty of face time on ESPN’s World Series of Poker.

West

The Deseret (UT) News’ Scott D. Pierce tries to answer questions about the mtn.

Jim Gintonio from the Arizona Republic talks with Cardinals radio voice Dave Pasch.

Over to the San Diego Union-Tribune where Jay Posner writes that Fox would prefer Red Sox-Phillies in the World Series. Jay has the ratings from last weekend in San Diego.

John Maffei in today’s North County Times writes about John Madden taking this week off.

Jim Carlisle of the Ventura County Star talks about Cris Collinsworth giving Madden a blow this weekend.

Steve Springer from the Los Angeles Times says Fox Trax and Pitchtrax are showing viewers the strike zone and whether umpires are right on ball/strike calls.

Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News talks with Bob Costas about his role in promoting “The Express”. In his Friday column, Tom discusses MLB and John Madden. In the first part of his extensive media notes, Tom talks about Midnight Madness and a bunch of other stuff. And here’s the second part of Tom’s media notes.

To the Seattle Post-Intelligencer where Gary Washburn talks with the Voice of the Washington Huskies, Bob Rondeau who tries to find a silver lining in an 0-5 season.

Canada

The Toronto Globe and Mail’s William Houston writes that a movie on Don Cherry’s life could begin production in the summer.

John Terauds from the Toronto Star talks about the reorchestration of the Hockey Theme for TSN.

Jonathan Huntington of the Edmonton Sun praises CFL clubs for allowing TSN more access to postgame celebrations.

Crash Cameron of the Winnepeg Sun says when Rogers Sportsnet hit the scene 10 years ago, Canadian hockey was able to get a new life on TV.

That concludes the Megalinks. Have a great weekend.

About Ken Fang

A former award-winning radio reporter, Ken Fang lives in Rhode Island and blogs at Fang's Bites and Fang's Bites at BSMW. You can also follow him on Twitter and Facebook. In addition to sports media, he is addicted to The Amazing Race and Mad Men.

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