Morning Journal- October 30, 2009

It’s the end of another work week.  Here we go with some sports media news items…

Michael Hiestand at USA Today says there may still be a professional future for former ESPN baseball analyst Steve Phillips…

David Barron at the Houston Chronicle looks at the impressive World Series Game One ratings for Fox

Ed Sherman at Crains Chicago Business has his weekly list of winner and losers

Mark Cuban on his Blog Maverick looks deep into way sports ratings numbers are up

Chad Finn at the Boston Globe talks with former local radio personality, and now ESPN Radio’s Ryen Russillo..

Monsters and Critics looks ahead to how ESPN will cover this weekend’s Brett Favre return to Green Bay…

Michael Tunison at the Sporting Blog also looks at how Favre will dominate the weekend football preview shows

Paul Christian at the Rochester (MN) Post Bulletin chimes in on the Favre coverage

Diane Pucin at the LA Times tells us of Fox’ plans for the Favre Green Bay return

Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel talks with Fox’ Troy Aikman about Vikings/Packers II

Jay Posner at the San Diego Union Tribune reports that many local football fans will be shut out from watching the Favre return

The Union Tribune also has some sports offerings that have been added to the local Cox HD offerings..

Edgar Thompson at the Palm Beach Post says the Dolphins are not commenting on evidence from SI that one of the Saints’ touchdowns last week should have been called back…

Dave Morgan at Media Post looks at the results of an examination on how NFL viewers respond to television promos

Barry Jackson at the Miami Herald looks at the highlights and lowlights thus far in the NFL media season

Dan Caesar at the St. Louis Post Dispatch doesn’t like how Fox has been scheduling games to air for the local audience...

John Maffei at the North County Times writes how local Chargers fans may get blacked out from this weekend’s game with the Raiders…

Pete Dougherty at the Albany Times Union profiles CBS’ Ian Eagle...

Bob Raissman at the NY Daily News says the Fox announcers during Game 2 of the World Series focused on the lack of fan noise at Yankee Stadium

Phil Mushnick at the NY Post writes on the urgency in the minds of Fox on how the Yankees needed to win Game 2 of the World Series…

Ray Buck at the Fort Worth Star Telegram likes what he sees from Ozzie Guillen in his role as guest analyst at Fox during the World Series…

Rich Hoffman at the Philadelphia Daily News says the ratings numbers bear out that the Phillies are a draw on television

Mike Silva at NY Baseball Digest is not liking what he is hearing out of WFAN

Bill Doyle at the Worcester Telegram and Gazette talks with local Celtics analyst Tom Heinsohn

Scott D. Pierce at the Salt Lake City Deseret News writes that the Mountain West Conference Television Network may be working out after all..

Tim Lemke at the Washington Times has his best and worst for the upcoming weekend…

Martin Derbyshire at Poker Listings has a look at the upcoming ESPN coverage of the final table at the World Series of Poker

Tom Hoffarth at the LA Daily News has the latest in his series of cool sports media jobs

Chris Zelkovitch at the Toronto Star says the Canadian Olympic Committee is falling short in creating its own television channel in advance of the Vancouver Winter Olympics…

Jim Carlisle at the Ventura County Star has word on a MLB Network special focusing on the 1989 Northern Californian earthquake..

Mike Bianchi at the Orlando Sentinel reports on the suspension of a local sports talk host

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