Now that the Congressional Steroid Hearings are over, I can say that was a tremendous waste of time. Some Congressmen talked for talking’s sake. Others had no idea that quoting Jose Canseco wasn’t the best of ideas. Certainly some interesting developments like discovering Roger Clemens’ nanny actually placed him at Canseco’s house for a barbeque that the Rocket originally denied attending. And also finding out a potential conflict with Clemens inviting that nanny to his house before Congress got to depose her. Very interesting day, but also a waste of taxpayers’ money.
Ok, let’s get some links now.
The Sports Media Watch was monitoring coverage on the cable news channels.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says the hearings were high octane drama.
The Baltimore Sun’s Ray Frager noticed that Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic showed the hearings while MASN did not.
The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Fix live blogged the live blogs of the hearings.
Charles Rich of the AOL Fanhouse Blog reviews Darren Rovell’s documentary on Nike which premiered last night on CNBC. I forgot to record it last night. I’ll check out the re-air next week.
The Los Angeles Daily News’ Tom Hoffarth has the results of an informal readers poll on the best sports radio talk show host in town.
Jack Bogaczyk of the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail was not impressed by the tears shed by former West Virginia coach Rich Rodriguez in an ESPN interview to be aired this Sunday.
Scott Kleinfeld of the Ravens 24×7 website grades CBS’ golf coverage.
ESPN has announced that NASCAR team driver and former crew chief Ray Evernham is joining the network as an analyst. The Daly Planet motorsports TV blog looks at more changes at ESPN for NASCAR this season. Dustin Long of the Hampton Roads Virginian-Pilot blogs that ESPN wants to show more racing and less commercials. Fans should be happy to hear that.
ESPN tells us it will have a heavy presence at NBA All Star Weekend. Chris Reidy of the Boston Globe says Akamai of Cambridge, MA will provide the online video for TNT during All Star Weekend.
Laura Nachman reports that 94WYSP in Philadelphia will remain home of the Eagles.
I forgot to link to this the other day. The Biz of Baseball site has an interview with former Montreal Expos French announcer Jacques Doucet.
I’ll have another update tonight. In the meantime, I’ll do the Primetime and Late Night Viewing Picks in a few.