TV Timeout: If A "MNF" Game Falls In The Woods...

ESPN Radio’s "Mike & Mike" was on location in at Edward Jones Dome St. Louis today ahead of Red Sox-Cardinals World Series Game 5 and the Rams hosting the Seahawks on "MNF." Mike Golic wondered where local fans "will be leaning a little bit tonight as far as what they may be watching and hoping for the outcome." Mike Greenberg responded, "I walked around the city. ... I have not yet seen any visual evidence outside this building that the people are aware there is a football game here tonight" (“Mike & Mike,” ESPN Radio, 10/28).

FOOTBALL'S NEW LABOR ISSUE? CBS’ Bill Cowher: "It's time we need to continue to talk about expanding the gameday roster, moving the game day roster to maybe 50. ... The quality of the game is going to suffer and when an injury happens there is a trickle-down affect where players are having to play more plays and more injuries can occur. It's a CBA issue, but it is something that has to be addressed" (“The NFL Today,” CBS, 10/27).

IN GOOD HANDS: CBS’ Jason La Canfora, on the state of the Titans: "Bud Adams did make sure that franchise will stay in his family before he passed. He also has a lease in Nashville through 2028, so short-term and long-term they're secure there" (“The NFL Today,” CBS, 10/27).

CLOTHES MAKE THE MAN: ESPN's Linda Cohn said we should not "feel sorry" for TNT's Craig Sager having to deal with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich during in-game interviews, because Sager "shows off his suits during that time, that's what's important to him" ("Numbers Never Lie," ESPN2, 10/25).

UNION JACK OF ALL TRADES: ESPN’s Chris Berman, on nicknames for a potential NFL team in London: "We could call them the London Fog. We could call them the London Bridge. My thought would be the Broil, or the Werewolves of London" (“Sunday NFL Countdown,” ESPN, 10/27).

THE BIG CHEESEHEAD: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers sat down with NBC's Bob Costas for a one-on-one interview, during which Costas asked about Rodgers' new State Farm ads, "How close are you now to George Wendt and Robert Smigel after sharing a unique flight?" Rodgers said, "It was fun being able to work with those two guys. ... I still got some slobber on my neck from George, but it was fun." Costas asked about the actor with the "cheesehead who always ends every commercial." Rodgers: "He has been to Lambeau and he was a big hit when he was there. ... He's a big deal" ("FNIA," NBC, 10/27).

STILL A 'SKINS GAME? SI's Peter King said of the Redskins name controversy, "Any name that is going to make X-number people uncomfortable, which the Redskins name does, I think that's why this movement has happened. But I don't see it being close to a resolution or close to them changing the name. I think it could take a few years" ("Yahoo Sports Talk Live," Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, 10/25).

MOMMY DEAREST: This morning's edition of the "Today" show featured four Olympic hopefuls and their mothers, including skier Lindsey Vonn, figure skater Evan Lysacek and paralympian Taylor Lipsett and women's hockey player Julie Chu. The Olympians and their mothers were on-set in partnership with Procter & Gamble's "Thank You, Mom" campaign. Chu said the P&G campaign "has been unbelievable. They're the stars, that's the bottom line, and we got a chance to do a 'Raising An Olympian' video and we got to talk about our Olympic journeys and stories" ("Today," NBC, 10/28).
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