Time to give you some links today. You got some mini posts from me earlier today. Time to give you what you have come to know Fang’s Bites for and that’s linkage.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell is hopeful that Lance Armstrong will not return to the Tour de France. Darren says Nokia got a big bang for its buck sponsoring a half marathon in London. And Darren looks at the champagne that didn’t get popped for World Series losers.
Media Life Magazine tells us that the ALCS’ ratings are up from TBS’ coverage of the NLCS last year.
From USA Today, we have a couple of stories. First, Michael Hiestand talks about Cris Collinsworth substituting for John Madden on Sunday Night Football this weekend.
Mike Dodd writes that the National League Championship Series has three Hall of Fame announcers chronicling the action.
Maury Brown of the great Biz of Baseball blog says Fox is getting ready to televise its possible worst case scenario for the World Series.
Paul J. Gough of the Hollywood Reporter says Fox will push back the starting time of Game 6 of the World Series by 15 minutes to accommodate a time buy by Barack Obama.
Laura Nachman says the Phillies cleaned up in the ratings for Game 4 of the NLCS.
The Philadelphia Daily News’ Paul Vigna says ESPN950 tries to run as much of the Phillies in the NLCS as possible.
Jim Williams of the DC Examiner talks with TBS’ Cal Ripken, Jr.
Ryan Sharrow and Tierney Plumb of the Baltimore Business Journal write that the ratings for the Orioles on MASN suffered a double digit drop.
The Pittsburgh Business Times says the Pirates suffered an all-time ratings low for FSN Pittsburgh.
The Business Journal of Milwaukee says the Brewers’ ratings on FSN Wisconsin increased slightly over last season.
According to the Houston Business Journal, the Astros saw a huge drop in the ratings on FSN Houston.
The Denver Business Journal reports the Rockies’ ratings dipped on FSN Rocky Mountain.
Jeffrey Flanagan of the Kansas City Star says Frank White could get more air time on Royals games next season on Fox Sports Kansas City.
Newsday’s Neil Best says Screamin’ Gus Johnson has re-signed with MSG Network to be radio voice of the Knicks. Neil also notes that Gus has a web site. Neil held a live chat this afternoon.
Justin Terranova of the New York Post has Fox’s Troy Aikman suspiscious that Cowboys’ wide receiver Terrell Owens is not really happy about the team trading for Roy Williams.
From the Baltimore Sun, Ray Frager blogs that ESPN will remember the 1958 Baltimore Colts.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times feels the Tampa-St. Pete market is getting a raw deal in not getting John Madden for the Seattle-Buccaneers game.
Christopher Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media talks with Atlanta sports anchor Buck Lanford who got the call from Fox to pinch hit on the sidelines for last Sunday’s Bears-Falcons game.
The Dallas Morning News’ Barry Horn writes in his blog that Inside the NFL is particularly Cowboys-heavy.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union wonders if Troy Aikman should be assigned Cowboys games at all. Pete also writes that the Kansas-Oklahoma game will not be available in the Capital Region.
Jack Bogaczyk of the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail says West Virginia University is using ESPN as a middleman to broker a home-and-home deal with LSU.
Lya Wodraska of the Salt Lake Tribune says the mtn. will not give up its rights for the Novemeber 22 meeting between Utah and BYU, even if they’re both undefeated at that time.
CBS College Sports will air the NAIA college football championship.
Keith Groller of the Allentown (PA) has a few TV and radio notes in his blog.
The Arizona Republic’s Jim Gintonio catches up with former Cardinals broadcaster Tom Dillon.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News says Comcast SportsNet Northwest has picked up a couple of distribution deals.
WorldGolf.com says Tiger Woods’ caddy, Steve Williams will do analysis for NBC in November.
William Houston of the Toronto Globe and Mail writes that revisions to broadcasting regulations could bring some radical changes to Canada’s cable sports networks and could, could pave the way for ESPN to enter the Great White North.
That’s it for your links tonight.