Back today as we look at the world of Sports Media and anything else in between.
The Stanley Cup Finals may not be burning up the TV ratings (thank you, Versus and Gary Bettman), but there is some buzz. We mentioned last night that Don Cherry would be coming over to the US on Monday night. Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star says the former Boston Bruins coach will appear during the second intermission on NBC, Monday night.
Today is Day Two of A-Rod coverage in the New York Post. Yesterday’s cover had a blaring headline, “STRAY-ROD”. Now, there’s a story in today’s edition saying that the Yankees 3rd Baseman has been spotted with the blond woman, not his wife, Cynthia in five cities. And I feel bad for Cynthia as paparazzi followed her as she was getting into her car in New York yesterday. You can Google the pictures of her if you wish. And the Post continues to bash A-Rod with a column showing that fans are angry at him.
Newsday’s Neil Best gives his two cents on the A-Rod story in his blog.
The SEC has announced its TV football schedule to date:
SEC TV GAMES
Thursday, Aug. 30: LSU at Mississippi State, 7 p.m., ESPN.
Saturday, Sept. 1: Oklahoma State at Georgia, 5:45 p.m., ESPN2; Kansas State at Auburn, 6:45 p.m., ESPN.
Saturday, Sept. 8: Alabama at Vanderbilt, 11:30 a.m., Lincoln Financial Sports (LFS); South Carolina at Georgia, 4:45 p.m., ESPN2; South Florida at Auburn, 8 p.m., ESPN2; Virginia Tech at LSU, 8:15 p.m., ESPN.
Saturday, Sept. 15: Mississippi State at Auburn, 11:30 a.m., LFS; Tennessee at Florida, 2:30 p.m., CBS; Arkansas at Alabama, 5:45 p.m., ESPN.
Thursday, Oct. 4: Kentucky at South Carolina, 6:30 p.m., ESPN.
Saturday, Oct. 6: Doubleheader, 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., CBS, possibly Georgia at Tennessee and Florida at LSU.
Friday, Nov. 23: Ole Miss at Mississippi State, 11:30 a.m., LFS; Arkansas at LSU, 1:30 p.m., CBS.
Saturday, Nov. 24: Doubleheader, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., CBS, possibly Alabama at Auburn and Florida State at Florida.
Saturday, Dec. 1: SEC Championship Game, 3 p.m., CBS.
I’m sure we’ll find the other conference schedules as we go along.
NBC Sports will allow fans to have an interactive experience during the Stanley Cup Finals. This might be an experiment for NFL games later this year.
Not the best of links for today, but Friday, we’ll have a lot of stories. But of course, we’ll have more links later as they warrant.