Good evening. Barry Bonds isn’t playing tonight so there’s no need to watch the Braves-Giants game on TBS. So instead, I’m watching Ninja Warrior on G4. Very entertaining indeed.
The Sports Media Watch blog has a good entry today on the NBA referee gambling scandal. While some media pundits feel this spells the end of the league, Paulsen says it’ll take more than this to doom the NBA.
LC has more on the fool that is Glenn Geffner. Tuesday night was the 100th game of the season as pointed out by the Goof. Plus, LC publishes an e-mail from one reader. I can’t stand listening to a Red Sox game as long as Goofie is on the mike. I feel he is an affront to all of Red Sox Nation.
USA Today picks up a story from a fellow Gannett newspaper, the Des Moines Register, saying that the Big Ten Network has conference officials looking to add a 12th team, possibly as soon as next year. I can tell you it won’t be Notre Dame. You knew this was coming. In addition to the games it will televise this season, BTN will air 24 “Classic” football games. From the Herald Times (IN) online blog about Indiana University sports, Doug Wilson and Chris Korman give the scoop on the Big Ten Network and what it means for Hoosier fans.
ESPN will unveil what it calls “Draft Track” during its NASCAR debut on Sunday. John Andretti will part of the radio team broadcasting the Brickyard 400. And SI.com picks up an Associated Press story on ESPN’s return to NASCAR.
Broadcasting & Cable’s John Eggerton says The Radio and Television News Directors Association (of which I used to be a member) has lodged a protest with the NFL in regards to its silly 45 second video rule for websites.
And Eggerton also writes about TBS.com having streaming video of every Barry Bonds at-bat until he breaks Hank Aaron’s home run record.
Jim Williams of the DC/Baltimore Examiner gives us an article about how Cal Ripken successfully created his own brand.
Those are your links for tonight. I will probably have links later tomorrow.