Let’s give you some links today.
Bill Doyle of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette writes about Dick Vitale’s return and his use of a Massachusetts General Hospital throat specialist for his vocal cord surgery. Rhiannon Potkey of the Salt Lake Tribune also writes about the return of Dickie V.
Emily Steel of the Wall Street Journal says CBS and the social networking site Facebook have teamed up so fans can share their brackets for the NCAA Tournament. Don Walker of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel also has a story about the CBS/Facebook cross-promotion. And Walker says FSN Wisconsin and the Brewers have announced a 150 game TV schedule for this season.
Fred Girard of the Detroit News reports about former All Star pitcher and Tigers announcer Lary Sorensen being arrested on drunk driving charges over the weekend.
KPNX-TV reporter Joe Dana writes for the Arizona Republic about how he managed to get into the Manning family suite at University of Phoenix Stadium to see the winning touchdown at the Super Bowl.
The BBC’s Assistant Editor of TV Sport (I love how the Brits have creative job titles) Ron Chakraborty talks about the network’s decision to carry the world feed of the Super Bowl instead of Fox’s coverage.
Robert Howes of the Old Colony Memorial and Plymouth (MA) Bulletin has a profile of Cris Carter, most recently of Inside the NFL and coach of his son’s football team.
Phil Sheridan of the Philadelphia Inquirer talks about watching National Signing Day coverage yesterday.
The Chicago Tribune’s Ed Sherman writes about White Sox TV voice Ken “Hawk” Harrelson signing a new three year contract extension to keep him in the booth through the 2011 season.
David Barron in the Houston Chronicle has some sports notes in his general TV column today. You’ll have to scroll down.
The Boston Herald’s Jessica Heslam reports that Channel 7 in Boston has hired former Miss Florida USA Julie Donaldson to its sports staff. Her picture in the story is quite stunning.
I guess the Christian Anti-Defamation Coalition is not done with the Dana Jacobsen story because it plans to protest ESPN once again next week.
That will do it for now.