I’m back at the office with high speed internet and dealing with my employee who doesn’t know how to shut up. First thing in the morning, he calls me and is yelling how things aren’t going right. I have to tell him to calm down and clam up so I can find out what exactly is going on. As usual, it’s a mole hill rather than a mountain and things are now ok. I don’t need yelling and panic first thing in the morning. Goodness. If you’re a Howard Stern fan and have heard Crazy Alice, I just want to say, “Fuck you! Fuck you! Fuck you!” over and over again to my employee. But I do take a page from Jack Bauer’s book and yell, “WHAT … IS … YOUR PRIMARY OBJECTIVE???!!!” That always works.
Ok, now it’s time for your links.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand writes about Fox making time for an in-studio ad for a Ford truck during Fox NFL Sunday yesterday. I noticed that and at the time, I had the mute button on. I was wondering what Michael Strahan and Terry Bradshaw were doing inside the truck for about two minutes.
Speaking of Fox, the New York Post’s Phil Mushnick could not stand the amount of promos the local Fox affiliate ran after being sent away from the Green Bay-Tennessee game as it was going into overtime.
From the Sports Business Journal, John Ourand and Michael Smith write that the Bowl Championship Series is looking to get a lot of money for its new TV contract.
Don Muret of the SBJ says 20 years later, the Palace of Auburn Hills is a model of consistency in attendance and stadium operations.
Also from the Sports Business Journal, John Lombardo writes that season ticket sales for the NBA are flat from last year, but renewals are down slightly.
Daniel Kaplan of the SBJ says the retirement of the United States Tennis Association President leaves huge shoes to fill.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell writes that Texas Tech merchandise are about to go off the shelves thanks to its big win over Texas last Saturday.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union has the college football TV schedule for this week.
Philadelphia’s own Laura Nachman was happy to hear former Eagle Brian Baldinger doing the Eagles-Seahawks game yesterday.
Jim Williams of the DC/Baltimore Examiner says Baltimore temporarily gets a fourth sports radio station as of today. And Jim talks with ESPN’s Ron Jaworski about tonight’s Steelers-Redskins game.
Tim Lemke of the Washington Times writes about “the Redskin rule” which will be watched closely tonight.
Bob Wolfley from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the NFL pregame shows took a microscopic look at Aaron Rodgers’ new contract.
Christopher Byrne’s Eye on Sports Media has some thoughts on the Florida-Georgia game.
Iliana Limon of the Orlando Sentinel says ESPN’s Outside the Lines report on the death of Central Florida player Ereck Plancher both questioned and corroborated the newspaper’s stories on the incident.
Eric Finley of the Lubbock (TX) Avalanche-Journal recaps College Gameday’s visit to Texas Tech over the weekend.
Dusty Saunders of the Rocky Mountain News has a final review of this year’s World Series.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News looks at the latest on Slamball which got some exposure on CBS yesterday.
Andrew Malcolm of the Los Angeles Times says don’t look to Monday Night Football to get away from politics.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star says new Raptors TV voice Matt Devlin is definitely different from former voice Chuck Swirsky.
From the great EPL Talk blog, the Gaffer writes that ESPN is getting a step closer to obtaining TV rights to the English Premier League.
Those are your Monday links for now.