Doing the links this morning on a Dell Dimension XPS T600 Pentium III computer with a dial-up connection from an office where I usually am not based. This is going to be interesting how long this will take. I’m starting at 10 a.m. so take a look at the timestamp below to see how long I need to compile the links. Once you have Verizon Fios DSL at your office and home, you think anything else (especially dial-up) is like molasses. But anyway, you don’t want to read me complaining so let’s get to your links.
If you have yet to see the HBO Joe Louis documentary that premiered last night, Richard Sandomir of the New York Times has a review for you. Like other HBO fare, the documentary will be repeated several times over the week so if you have the channel, you’ll be able to catch it.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News talks with YES analyst Al Leiter who still is not totally convinced that Roger Clemens took the juice.
The New York Post is not happy that ESPN scheduled a high school basketball at 9 p.m. on a school night.
From Newsday, Neil Best writes about the 100th Anniversary of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” which will be celebrated across Major League Baseball on Opening Day. Neil has a sidebar column on a real-life Katie Casey who feels she lives “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” every day. And Neil expands on his column in his blog. Thus far, it’s taken me 45 minutes to get this many links. Not good.
Continuing on, Dave Weekley of the Charleston (WV) Gazette says ESPN will have two documentaries based on the contributions of African Americans to coaching and college sports while overcoming racial prejudice. In addition, Dave references this site’s intereview with Curt Chapin regarding his Miracle on Ice call (thanks, Dave!). And for those of you coming over to read the post, you can go here.
Jeremy Peter of the Cincinnati Enquirer profiles native Brooke Weisbrod who’s working as an analyst for ESPN. Also from the Enquirer, Rory Glynn talks with former Xavier coach Pete Gillen who’s calling today’s Dayton-Xavier game for CSTV.
Writing a guest column for the Los Angeles Daily News, Sgt. Michael Molinaro, who’s stationed in Iraq, is asking what happened to his sports highlights on ESPN?
Charles Rich of the AOL Fanhouse blog says CBS’ college basketball coverage on Saturday did not inspire much hope for the NCAA Tournament next month.
Craig Dolch of the Palm Beach Post caught up with CBS Sports’ golf analyst David Feherty and they talked about how Tiger Woods is head and shoulders ahead of everyone else on the PGA Tour.
Alex Marvez of Fox Sports.com reports that the NFL Network will no longer show the player weigh-ins at the Scouting Combine due to requests from some participants.
From the Indianapolist Star, Mark Chappell writes how the Combine grew from such a small event into a huge media event.
FSN Florida has announced its schedule for the Tampa Bay (don’t call them the Devil) Rays this season.
That’s going to do it. It took me over an hour and a half on dial-up to find the links for you and another 30 minutes to wait for my boss to leave the area so I could post this. Oh well.
I will probably be back later with an update.