The Wednesday Links

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With USA Today’s Michael Hiestand talks about CBS Sports taking back Dan Fouts after a stint at ESPN/ABC and bringing in Warren Sapp for Inside the NFL.

Paul J. Gough of the Hollywood Reporter writes that CBS and ESPN are seeing good ad sales for the NFL despite the sluggish economy.

Mike Shiels from Mediaweek says CBS will launch an NFL web-only show during the season.

Newsday’s Neil Best writes in his blog that Sirius XM President and CEO Mel Karmazin wanted to know where Neil got his source from regarding the Chris Russo-to-satellite radio story. Neil writes a story about the Mad Dog being introduced at Sirius headquarters yesterday. Neil talked with WFAN/CBS’ Boomer Esiason about the Mike & the Mad Dog split. Neil also got reaction from CBS’ Phil Simms who was a regular guest with Mike & the Mad Dog. Neil gets reaction from ESPN’s Mike Tirico about Mike & the Mad Dog.

Richard Sandomir of the New York Times talks about Chris Russo going to Sirius XM. Richard also writes about ESPN’s high interest in bidding for the 2014 and 2016 Olympics.

Stuart Elliot of the Times looks at the ads targeted at women during the Olympics.

Tim Mullaney and Gillian Wee of Bloomberg News says NBC’s Olympic viewing has declined since Michael Phelps’s part of the Games are over.

Tim Cuprisin of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says NBC is adding online viewers to its overall viewing audience for the Olympics. Bob Wolfley of the Journal Sentinel writes a majority of viewers for the Olympics are women.

CNBC’s Darren Rovell catches up with gymnastics gold medalist Nastia Liukin.

Christopher Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media blog says calling Olympic events off a monitor in New York is not the same as having the announcers in Communist China.

Tim Lemke of the Washington Times writes that Michael Phelps could see as much as $100 million in endorsements.

From the Washington Post, Leonard Shapiro gives us his loves and hates of NBC’s Olympics coverage. Paul Farhi of the Post has some suggestions for NBC on how to improve its coverage. And Paul notices that the “Up Close and Personal” features are shorter this year.

I just saw that Usain Bolt of Jamaica won the 200 meters in a record time of 19.30 seconds, breaking Michael Johnson’s 19.32 set in Atlanta.

Ron Judd of the Seattle Times was touched by one particular moment at the weightlighting venue yesterday. And Ron is excited by ESPN’s promise to do the 2014 and 2016 Olympics live if it wins the bid.

Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News writes that NBC’s gymnastics analysts were hardly objective.

Steve Springer of the Los Angeles Times agrees.

T.J. Simers of the Times has Dodgers 2nd baseman Jeff Kent backtracking from his comments about Vin Scully.

Joe Favorito talks about the Baltimore Orioles honoring its 50 millionth fan entering Camden Yards last week.

Ken McMillan of the Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record talks about Versus adding to its college football lineup.

That’s all for now.

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