Hello. Time for an update since I didn’t have one earlier today.
I won’t be able to give a Friday morning update and may not be here for the afternoon as work gets in the way of the blog. I will give an update when I can, but let’s get to the links now.
We haven’t mentioned much of the Tour de France and for good reason. Really. With all of the doping scandals in this year’s edition, it’s hard to get into it and the race has lost credibility with a lot of fans across Europe. Paulsen in his Sports Media Watch blog discusses the problems of the Tour and how this can affect sports here.
Barry Bonds is after Bob Costas in a big way. On Tuesday’s edition of “Costas Now” on HBO, Bob interviewed BALCO chemist Patrick Arnold and Red Sox pitcher Curt Schiling. Bonds’ name came up prominently. The Chicago Tribune’s Phil Rogers has more on Bonds’ comments which include calling Costas a “little midget man who absolutely knows shit about baseball, who never played the game before.” Way to ingratiate yourself, Barry.
The Trib’s Teddy Greenstein has details of WMVP’s Dan McNeil’s return to the airwaves.
Newsday’s Neil Best has a plethora of posts in his blog today. One includes his ode to ABC’s Bill Flemming who passed away this week.
You remember the Fiesta Bowl back in January where Boise State beat Oklahoma on a two point conversion by running back Ian Johnson. Right after scoring the winning points, Johnson went down on one knee and proposed to cheerleader hottie Chrissy Popadics. It was a great story. Unfortunately, both are now receiving death threats for their bi-racial relationship. Brian Murphy of the Idaho Statesmen has the unfortunate development to this story. And Murphy has some updated quotes in his blog.
In his CNBC.com Sports Business blog, Darren Rovell suggests to Nike that it drop Michael Vick, yesterday.
Jim Williams in his Watch This! blog in the DC/Baltimore Examiner says two Baltimore TV stations will have primetime specials devoted to Cal Ripken, Jr.
CBS Sports has announced its complete SEC college football schedule including two games that will start at 5 p.m. ET. Staying with the Southeastern Conference, Lindsay Jones of the Palm Beach Post says Commissioner Mike Slive is considering a TV network of its own.
From the Boston 9 blog, Bob416 wonders when NESN decided to move away from focusing on the Red Sox and go to reality TV. The channel has been promoting a dating show (Sox Appeal) to which I refuse to give any more attention.
I made a concerted effort to ESPN out of this update and I succeeded! That’s it for now. Once again, the Friday update will be late and most likely will be combined into one huge megalinkfest either in the afternoon or evening.