Wednesday Morning Links

Back to work on this Hump Day. Time for the links.

USA Today’s Michael Hiestand writes about the South Carolina-Lee Corso “feud”. I put feud in quotation marks because its something Gamecock boosters are using to get fans motivated. And Corso’s co-hosts on College Gameday are using it to poke fun at him.

John Ryan of the San Jose Mercury News has a few tidbits including NBA Commish David Stern being interviewed by San Francisco sports radio station KNBR.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writer Bob Wolfley talks about the friendship between New York Giants GM Ernie Accorsi and former Green Bay GM Ron Wolf that’s part of a new book about Accorsi.

An editorial in the Daily Southtown paper in Chicago criticizes TBS for not putting the League Division Series on regular TV and leaving Cubs fans who don’t have cable without a way to watch the games. The last MLB TV contract had a provision for putting the LDS on over the air television, but TBS sought exclusivity this time around and got it.

Keith Reed in today’s Boston Globe writes that Comcast will add TBS to its high definition tier in time for next week’s League Division Series.

Brent Johnson of the Daily News Record (VA) says it appears Comcast is not going to add ESPN360.

Anthony Crupi of Mediaweek says Monday Night Football and SEC football pushed ESPN to the top of the cable primetime ratings. And ESPN says Sunday NFL Countdown’s ratings have gone up 11% from last year.

Sunday Night Football ruled the ratings from the last week and The War also attracted viewers for PBS. NBC says Sunday Night Football’s ratings for Dallas-Chicago were the highest since the American Idol finale earlier this year.

Jim Williams of the DC/Baltimore Examiner writes that the Washington Nationals have signed a new contract with Bonneville Radio keeping the team on WWWT and WTOP for many years to come.

James Paton of the Rocky Mountain News writes about FSN Rocky Mountain and Altitude showing more high school football games on their respective channels.

Matt Goul of the Morning Journal in Cleveland has a story about Browns kick returner Joshua Cribbs doing a reality show on FSN Ohio.

LA Times columnist T.J. Simers writes about his experience filming one line on the new Disney movie “The Game Plan” starring The Rock.

Cox Communications has announced its putting the NFL Network on its digital sports tier on systems in Northern Virginia.

CBC Sports has announced Winkler, Manitoba will be this season’s site for Hockey Day in Canada on February 9.

William Houston of the Toronto Globe and Mail says a roundtable discussion on the NHL will air on The Score tonight.

Usually I don’t put fashion stories in here, but Lauren Beckham Falcone of the Boston Herald writes about a local stylist who’s outfitting the Monday Night Football crew for the second straight season. She also styles Katherine Couric if you care.

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