Good morning. Time to bring you some links from the Sunday papers.
Starting with Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News, he wonders if the YES Network will continue to use loaded questions sent from the front office to ask the manager about strategy during post game press conferences.
Phil Mushnick of the New York Post must have been in a good mood when he today’s column as he gives massive praise to Fox for its use of the “Voices of the Game” segment when it caught umpire Gary Cederstrom cooling down a potentially volatile situation during Game 5 of the American League Championship Series.
In Newsday, Yankees broadcaster Suzyn Waldman writes a piece where she fires back at the criticism for her crying during the ALDS Game 4 postgame show. I must say it’s rather well written. Neil Best writes a companion piece for the paper. And in his regular Sunday column, Best says former Yankees manager Joe Torre has a bright future and can probably have his choice of gigs. In his blog, Best has a roundup of the Torre story and also links to his friend, Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated who writes that Torre turned down an offer to join the Fox broadcast of the World Series. And the New York Daily News has that story as well.
Now some stories about ESPN College Gameday’s appearance at the University of Kentucky on Saturday which seems to have gone over quite well. Amy Wilson of the Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader has an article showcasing 10 things Wildcat fans did not know about ESPN’s College Gameday. C. Ray Hall of the Louisville Courier-Journal writes about Lee Corso who didn’t make friends with his pick against Kentucky. And Hall has a companion piece about the “Gator gumbo” that was served to the ESPN crew. Finally, Hall writes that Gameday hosts Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit were asked to analyze a local high school game for a Lexington TV station with little info to go on and passed with flying colors.
The Rick Reilly leaving Sports Illustrated for ESPN story is picking up some legs. The Denver Post’s Bill Husted wonders if the Denver-area native will leave for the bright lights of the East Coast with this move. And Deadspin has its take on the move.
Steve Wiseman of The State writes that ESPN.com and CBS Sports.com are engaged in a battle over site visits.
Mark Berman of the Roanoke (VA) Times writes about Marty Smith, ESPN’s NASCAR Insider.
Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that there were some key factors that led to low ratings for TBS in the National League Championship Series.
John Ryan of the San Jose Mercury News previews the NFL on TV in the Bay Area.
And there you have it for today. Videos of the Week come up later today.