Thursday morning and if it’s WEEI, it must mean Day 4 of the D & C Lockout and we get more interesting developments with each passing day. Let’s give credit where credit is due. Boston Sports Media Watch has been following this story very closely. Website owner Bruce Allen and David Scott have both been reporting the latest developments on this story and they are responsible for finding the following link. From the Inside Track girls in the Boston Herald (scroll down to the bottom), John Dennis & Gerry Callahan are now talking with other parties and …. get this Dan Patrick who will be gone from ESPN Radio on Friday will fill in on WEEI all next week. And David Scott says Dan Patrick is not set in stone, and D & C are being courted by Nassau Broadcasting to start a regional sports radio network. As we would say in the radio business, stay tuned.
Speaking of Dan, as we all know, today and tomorrow mark his final shows on ESPN Radio. He talks with John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer about why he’s leaving. And Charles Elmore of the Palm Beach Post talks with Dan as well.
Going back to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Dustin Dow looks at how ESPN influences the schedule of matches for the ATP Masters tournament this week.
The Medfield (MA) Press has a feature story on local Steve Berthiaume who is one of the major anchors on SportsCenter.
Former Chicago Bear Tom Waddle has signed on to be an analyst on the NFL Network (scroll down).
Paul Gough of the Hollywood Reporter writes that DirecTV will break ground with its NFL Sunday Ticket package. This includes streaming games online.
James Briggs of the Oakland (MI) Business Review reports Comcast is getting ready for the public relations onslaught from the Big Ten Network. In an opinion piece in the Evansville (IN) Courier-Press, Anthony Thompson, the assistant director for development at the Varsity Club at Indiana University says BTN will be a big boost for the school. And an editorial in the Warren (OH) Tribune Chronicle says there are no winners in the BTN-cable dispute. Tom Oates in the Wisconsin State Journal says there is no good guy either.
We’ll have more links later today. Check back with us.