A Late Wednesday Night/Early Thursday Update

A Late Wednesday Night/Early Thursday Update

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A Late Wednesday Night/Early Thursday Update


As I’m charging my iPod, I figured I would give you a quick update. Another busy day as we find that there was a fake edition of the New York Times published complete with fake stories and ads and a convincing website.

Let’s give you some links as I listen to Social Distortion‘s Ball and Chain and other great songs.

Blogging for Darren Rovell, CNBC sports producer Tom Rotunno talks with a Boston Red Sox official about the team’s decision to freeze ticket prices for 2009.

Joe Favorito takes that story and talks about how the New Jersey Nets and St. Louis Blues are trying to fill seats in this slow economy.

Continuing the ticket price theme, thanks to John Crowe of The Crowe’s Nest for this next link. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that the NFL plans to cut playoff ticket prices for this season.

Bruce Allen of the Boston Sports Media Watch feels that the NFL Network is going overboard on the Brett Favre love.

This next link comes from Neil Best through Deadspin. A two linker so to speak. Anyway, John Gonzalez of the Philadelphia Inquirer mentions how the Eagles prevent reporters from visiting certain political websites and sports blogs (scroll down) including Deadspin, The Big Lead and Kissing Suzy Kolber. No word if Fang’s Bites is included on that list.

Neil in his Newsday blog mentions that in this week’s edition of Inside the NFL, Warren Sapp took another shot at Keyshawn Johnson.

Roger van der Horst of the Raleigh (NC) News & Observer gives readers some suggestions on how to watch Thursday’s Jets-Patriots game as it will be on the NFL Network.

And Matthew Futterman of the Wall Street Journal writes that fans in New England are scrambling to see Jets-Pats.

Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News has some thoughts from NBC’s John Madden on the Cowboys. Barry also wonders why ESPN will not comment on a story about ESPN that ESPN.com reported.

Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union has a slight revision to this week’s college football TV schedule.

Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette announces a new college hockey TV show on which Ken will be a contributor.

We’ve missed Ken McMillan of the Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record. He’s back with a few posts today. Ken writes that St. John’s basketball has a new home and a new announcing team. Ken lists the Army sports that will be aired on radio and on TV. And Ken provides the NFL TV schedule in the New York area.

Maury Brown’s Biz of Baseball has the complete schedule for the World Baseball Classic.

I am Extraordinary. I’m just your ordinary average, everyday sane psycho supergoddess. Sorry, I just love Liz Phair. You can see why here.

Now back to your regularly scheduled links.

The Sports Media Watch says ratings for Sunday’s NASCAR race on ABC were down from the previous week. I wonder why that is…

The Daly Planet NASCAR blog tries to sift through the real stories and not-so-real stories about the ABC switch last Sunday.

Richard Huff of the New York Daily News says NASCAR is still not happy over the ABC switch.

Christopher Byrne’s Eye on Sports Media blog feels NBA TV’s Magic Wall technology has potential and he disagrees with my feelings about the segment with CNN’s John King.

Bruce Campbell of the Enid (OK) News is not happy with Suddenlink cable for not picking up the Fox Sports Oklahoma schedule for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Patrick William of the Washington Times has Bob Knight’s comments on Maryland coach Gary Williams from ESPN conference call.

Paul Kenyon of the Providence Journal says my University of Rhode Island Rams men’s basketball team will be on TV 13 times this season.

Steve Lepore’s Puck the Media blog has begun its NHL Tournament of Announcers.

Dr. Steve Dittmore in his Is There Anybody Alive Out There blog raises a good point when he says a BCS-to-ESPN move might not be as easy as you think.

Mike Flaherty of Variety discusses ESPN’s bid for the Bowl Championship Series.

Anthony Crupi of Mediaweek writes that Turner’s passing on the Open Championship leaves ESPN wit
h a clear shot
at obtaining the TV rights.

The Boston Herald’s Inside Track girls will miss reporting on Hazel Mae now that she’s with the MLB Network.

That’s going to do it.

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