Time for links today. Let’s get to the weekly Saturday media columns first.
Dan Caesar of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says a fixture in St. Louis radio returns to do football on Thanksgiving Day.
Jerry Garcia in today’s San Antonio Express-News looks into the second year of live games on the NFL Network and previews Tuesday’s edition of Real Sports on HBO (of which we’ll have a live review Tuesday night).
Barry Horn in the Dallas Morning News has separate interviews with Fox’s Troy Aikman and CBS’ Phil Simms. Also from the Morning News, NFL beat reporter Rick Gosselin says the TV spotlight sometimes avoids some teams.
Jim Carlisle of the Ventura County Star has some media news and notes.
Tom Jicha in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel catches up with South Florida native Shannon Spake of ESPN2.
Richard Sandomir in the New York Times talks about the cousins of George Gipp suing ESPN over the exhumation of his body earlier this year.
John Ryan of the San Jose Mercury News wonders why ESPN lumped Barry Bonds and Alex Rodriguez in the same SportsCenter special on Friday.
William Houston of the Toronto Globe and Mail says CBC, Rogers Sportsnet and TSN are all hotly competing for ratings in the Saturday 6:30 p.m. timeslot with their own hockey pregame shows. This is like the Fox/CBS/ESPN battle for viewers just before NFL games on Sunday.
That’s it for now. NFL Picks coming up later.