Let’s give you some links for this middle of the week.
USA Today’s Michael McCarthy talks about ESPN’s personnel moves, hiring Cris Carter while letting go of Sean Salisbury.
Larry Stewart from the Los Angeles Times talks with Salisbury, saying the parting from ESPN was mutual.
John Ryan of the San Jose Mercury News has his take on the Comcast-NFL Network battle and the Carter and Salisbury news out of ESPN.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News writes that the Comcast-NFL Network case will go to trial.
Reid Chernier of USA Today catches up with ESPN’s multi-faceted Doug Gottlieb.
ESPN tells us that Saturday’s Tennessee-Memphis game was the most viewed college basketball game in its history.
Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel writes in his blog about his favorite and least favorite ESPN personalities as ESPN the Weekend will get underway later this week at Disney World.
Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune writes about Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo expressing his displeasure with the Big Ten Network.
Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News writes about how Texas Rangers closer C.J. Wilson got into trouble by talking about his teammates’ political knowledge (or lack thereof) in an article on ESPN.com, then again on a Rangers-related blog. We’re hearing more about players using blogs to express themselves and this is not the last we’re going to hear about this story.
Bill Blankenship (no relation to Kenny … fans of MXC will get that) of the Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal writes that if the local CBS affiliate and Cox Communications can’t get together on a fair price, cable customers will not be able to see the NCAA Tournament and The Masters.
Jesse Nunery of the Rocky Mount (NC) Telegram says we should be thankful for technology which brings us sporting events to our television sets.
David Scott of the Boston Sports Media Watch says ESPN890 in Boston is taking on water and sinking fast. And Bruce Allen of BSMW has a post on how the media assists the NFL in player tampering. It’s a good piece.
That’s going to do it for now.