Here’s a few links for you on this Saturday afternoon.
It’s been a strange morning into afternoon. First, ESPN reports that it had learned that LSU coach Les Miles would leave to go to Michigan, then there was a turnaround. What happened? Bruce Allen of Boston Sports Media Watch says ESPN.com got its signals crossed even linking to two different stories at the same time on its website.
The DC/Baltimore Examiner’s Jim Williams writes in his Watch This! blog about the conference championship games today.
Over to the Sports Media Watch blog which reports that coaches and players will be miked on NBA nationally televised games. We’ll see how this goes over.
I noticed during the MAC Championship game on ESPN2 today, there were some audio technical difficulties preventing Pam Ward and Ray Bentley from broadcasting live. Stan Jarrett and Jesse Palmer took over the play-by-play and color from the Bristol studio and Awful Announcing noticed that Pam did not know that the studio threw it to her when the technical difficulties were fixed.
And apparently, Awful Announcing noticed that ESPN edited out Miles’ comments about the Alleged Worldwide Leader when the press conference was played back. However, CBS gleefully played it in its full glory on its SEC pregame show.
UPDATE AT 6:00 P.M. ET - Awful Announcing is really on the case today. The website managed to find the tape where CBS’ Tracy Wolfson talked to Miles about staying at LSU and also had studio host Tim Brando throwing a shot at ESPN. Good job.
That’s it for now.