Here to provide you some links before I give you the Weekend Viewing Choices.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News says with fantasy football so popular, why don’t we have a fantasy draft for broadcasters so each team can have play-by-play and analysis? Um, no.
In the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Dan Caesar has some more moves in the St. Louis sports radio wars.
Jerry Garcia of the San Antonio Express-News has an extensive media column on Saturdays and today is no exception. Jerry talks about coverage of the WNBA playoffs on ESPN2, College football kickoff on FSN and ESPN, and the Tennis Channel officially launching on DirecTV on Monday, just in time for the US Open.
Chris Purcell of TV Week has a blog called “Pressbox” following the sports media and in his latest entry, he talks with ESPN’s Ron Jaworski who begins his first year in the booth for Monday Night Football. Already, Jaws is getting good reviews.
Anthony Schoettle of the Indianapolis Business Journal says Purdue and Indiana University stand to lose a lot if the Big Ten Network doesn’t work. R. Thomas Umstead in Multichannel News talks about the BTN/Comcast dispute. In the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Doug Lesmerises gives readers a primer about BTN and what they can expect and not expect as it launches on Thursday.
Jeffrey Flanagan of the Kansas City Star talks about changes in Royals broadcasts for next year when FSN Midwest takes over for RSTN.
New York Mets fans will get a treat today when Fox reunites Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner with Tim McCarver in the 3rd inning of the Dodgers-Mets game. Both worked together for 16 seasons in the TV booth.
Those are the links for today. Weekend Viewing Choices coming up. Videos of the Week will be done down the road.