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The First Day of Autumn Links

It’s officially Fall in the US today. I still hope to have some nice days before it gets really cold in the next couple of months, but as the mornings are chilly when I get up, it’s a sign that the seasons are indeed changing.

Let’s get to your links.

David Scott of the Boston Sports Media Watch touches on a bunch of subjects today including Bob Costas’ appearance at Farm Aid this weekend, the latest at the Boston Herald, problems with the Patriots Rock Radio Network and WEEI winning a Marconi Award.

Michael Hiestand of USA Today says the Ryder Cup was quite appealing to watch.

CNBC’s Darren Rovell says Nike is getting out of the competitive Olympic swimsuit market (and touches upon a couple of things that were mentioned in our interview).

From the Sports Business Journal, John Ourand says NBA TV is making a push for a wider distribution.

Also from the SBJ, Eric Fisher and John Ourand write that the MLB Network will team up with ESPN to air the World Baseball Classic in 2009.

Phil Mushnick of the New York Post says the New York media enabled MLB and ESPN to put the last Yankee Stadium game at night. That’s a real stretch, Phil.

And Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News seemed to hate everything about the Yankee Stadium Closing Ceremonies.

In a review of the TV sports weekend, Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times wondered when Fox’s Jeanne Zelasko will get the name of the Rays right.

The Houston Chronicle’s David Barron has the text and .pdf file of an apology MLB El Presidente Del Mundo Bud Selig made to Astros fans.

Maury Brown of the Biz of Baseball also looks at the full page apology MLB took in the Houston Chronicle regarding the Astros “home” series in Milwaukee last week.

Ray Frager of the Baltimore Sun goes over some of the notable quotes from the Sunday NFL pregame shows.

Dusty Saunders of the Rocky Mountain News enjoyed a rare visit by Joe Buck and the Fox Sports crew to Denver.

Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel goes over the Cowboys-Packers game from several points of view.

Apparently, an NBC Sports crew member was injured following the Cowboys-Packers game last night.

We’re loving the fact that the Dallas Morning News’ Barry Horn is still in the honeymoon phase of blogging. Today, he gives a review of NBC’s production of Sunday Night Football. And Barry doesn’t quite understand the last concession at the Ryder Cup.

Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says ESPN’s College Gameday will be live from the University of Georgia this Saturday.

Friend of Fang’s Bites, Christopher Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media blog looks at where College Gameday could set up for this Saturday’s live show.

Awful Announcing has the video of ESPN Radio host Mike Golic addressing his son’s arrest at Notre Dame over the weekend.

A few things from Laura Nachman. She talks about sports radio station WIP celebrating its 20th anniversary. Laura adds some names who have worked at the station over the years. And here are some more names. Finally, Laura says the U.S. Sports Film Festival is coming to Philly next month.

If you missed the piece on the late Lymon Bostock that aired on ESPN’s Outside the Lines yesterday, Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has the embedded the video at his blog.

Shahnaz Mahmud of Adweek says as sports leagues offer live internet streaming of their games and big events, the rules for marketers and advertisers change.

Randy Whitehouse of the Lewiston (ME) Sun Journal is not a fan of NESN’s Don Orsillo.

Andrew Goldman of New York magazine writes about the relationship between the lovely and hot Alexis Stewart and her mother, Martha as the new show, “Whatever, Martha” premiered on Fine Living last week. The show is pretty funny.

Those are your links for now.

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