Morning Journal- October 23, 2009

Good Friday Morning!  Here are some sports media items of note…

A lot has been made of what has transpired in the media following the report of the allegations surrounding ESPN’s Steve Phillips.  Primarily how Deadspin has handled its reaction to the news.  (I reluctantly mention them because they are now a news story in this saga but you will get no links directly here)…DISCLAIMER…Some of these links may contain material not suitable for all audiences…

Chris Littman at the Sporting Blog summarizes much of the sentiment of other sports bloggers (count me in here) in calling Deadspin an embarrassment

Former Deadspin writer Clay Travis at Fanhouse looks at the legal side of Deadspins actions…

Will Brinson at Fanhouse has ESPN’s response to Deadspin

Here’s Chad Finn at the Boston Globe

John Pyle at True Slant

Craig Calcaterra at Shysterball

Stupid Sports Blogs

Here is more from SMJ friend Ken Fang at Fang’s Bites

Another SMJ fave Chris Byrne at Eye on Sports Media writes an open letter to Deadspin and also has the social media ramifications of letting too much of your persona being known by so many

Here are some Deadspin supporters…

Alana G...

With Leather

M.Morris at Newser says Phillips should be fired for his alleged actions…

Phil Mushnick at the NY Post writes how ESPN picks and chooses to discuss sex...

Midwest Sports Fans has a Q&A with Deadspin’s Editor

I leave you now with a Google search of blog posts with the keywords: Deadspin + ESPN.  If you want to waste a good part of your day…be my guest…

Elsewhere in sports media news…

Bob Raissman at the NY Daily News has Fox being caught off guard by John Lackey’s language during last night ALCS game 5…

Diane Pucin at the LA Times looks at Fox’ coverage of game 5

Tom Hoffarth at the LA Daily News talks with Fox’ Joe Buck about the criticism he and TBS’ Chip Carey receive in the press…

John Maffei at the North County Times says with a slightly earlier start, Fox is looking to get more fans watching the World Series

Jim Carlisle at the Ventura County Star looks at local ratings for the MLB playoffs…

Michael Hiestand and Michael McCarthy and USA Today debate the delays in scheduling the beginning of the World Series

Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says it’s time to looking at implementing instant replay into Major League Baseball…

Jay Posner at the San Diego Union Tribune also chimes in with support of instant replay...

Neil Best at Newsday argues against instant replay because it will lengthen an already long game…

Richard Sandomir at the NY Times has an idea on getting the best broadcasters for baseball’s post season…

Jim Williams at the Washington Examiner has a talk with TBS’ Cal Ripken on the World Series and the future of the Nationals…

Scott D. Pierce at the Salt Lake City Deseret News says ESPN deserves credit for bringing the Gameday crew to Utah...

David Barron at the Houston Chronicle reports on how Texas A&M football is having a hard time getting local television face time…

In his notebook, Mel Bracht at the Oklahoman says a special on Adrian Peterson will run on the local Fox Sports affiliate…Mel also talks with Thunder announcer Matt Pinto

Reuters reports on the expansion of NBA TV into more cable TV homes…

Diane Pucin at the LA Times writes on TNT’s preparation for the NBA season

Pete Dougherty at the Albany Times Union also has what TNT analysts are looking forward to this NBA season…

Rick Horrow and Karla Swatek at Business Week have the latest on a potential Comcast purchase of NBC

Mike Silva at the NY Baseball Digest comments on Newsday’s move to charge for its online content beginning next week…

Robbie Levin at the Daily Northwestern has the increased role social media is making in sports media..

Mike Mastovich at the Jonestown (PA) Tribune-Democrat has a story on a local succeeding in sports radio

Dan Caesar at the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports on strong ratings numbers for one local sports radio station…Dan has all the local numbers..

Dan also reports on the potential move of one of the area’s top rated sports talkers…

Chad Garrison at the Riverfront Times reports a local St. Louis sports radio personality is also interested in buying the Rams

Michael Klein at the Philadelphia Inquirer has word of a potential  sports radio war in Philly

Mark Singelais at the Albany Times Union has the UAlbany college basketball television schedule

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