Time to give you some Saturday links. Just because it’s the weekend, it doesn’t mean that people aren’t writing about the sports media. So let’s get to it.
Dan Caesar of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan is considering legal action against a sports radio station that he says put him on the air without his consent. Caesar has a transcript of the conversation.
Jerry Garcia of the San Antonio Express-News talks about NCAA Tournament viewing.
From the Dallas Morning News, Barry Horn looks at the transformation of FSN Southwest over the years from its beginning as Home Sports Entertainment.
Newsday’s Neil Best writes that Mets manager Willie Randolph will still be a weekly guest on WFAN’s Mike and the Mad Dog this season. And Neil laments the loss of several vintage MLB videos that he had posted with the help of a loyal reader. Some of these videos go back to the 1960′s and for some reason, had not been saved by MLB, but the reader had them.
The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir says that he’s liking Bob Knight’s work on ESPN and even has an interview with the coach. Sandomir also writes that a lawsuit over the exhuming of George Gipp’s body for an ESPN E:60 story has been dismissed.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union was wondering what was the use of having two channels devoted to the NCAA Tournament when both were showing the same game.
Andrew Jones of the Wilmington (NC) Morning-Star says the former voice of UNC-Wilmington basketball team is enjoying his work for ESPN International and ESPNU.
R. Thomas Umstead of Multichannel News says the newly formed ESPN Films unit got off to a rousing start with its Black Magic documentary.
Melody Gutierrez of the Sacramento Bee talks about Comcast officially taking over FSN Bay Area on Monday.
The Boston Sports Media Watch continues its Media Approval Ratings and the latest candidate is WCVB’s Mike Lynch.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell is asking you to grade his performance on his audition to sing the national anthem at Shea Stadium. Be nice.
William Houston of the Toronto Globe and Mail writes that the debate over Jonathan Roy’s pummeling of Bobby Nadeau while being cheered on by Roy’s dad, Patrick, rages on.
Awful Announcing says ESPNU will be showing rowing sometime today.
That’s it for now.