Giving you your Saturday links on this blustery and rainy Saturday (in Rhode Island, at least).
Starting with Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News, he writes that Bob Knight is not a good fit for ESPN. David Knox of the Birmingham (AL) News wonders if Knight can even act properly in front of a camera. However, Chuck Carlton, Horn’s colleague at the Morning News, feels Knight will do just fine. I agree with Carlton. Knight is a professional, he’s not going to spout profanities on ESPN.
Jerry Garcia in the San Antonio Express-News says the new Will Farrell movie, Semi-Pro, has some Alamo City connections.
In the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Dan Caesar wonders why TV stations have to do a live shot at Busch Stadium on a story that started in California and ended in Florida, but did not occur in the Gateway City.
William Houston of the Toronto Globe and Mail writes that the Maple Leafs have expunged all ads in the Air Canada Centre referencing one particular sports radio talk show host. Houston also mentions that while NBC’s ratings for the NHL remain stagnant overall, it’s seeing an increase in key demographics.
Tom Keegan of the Lawrence Journal-World News says ESPN’s College Gameday crew is preparing to broadcast live from the fabled Allen Fieldhouse this morning.
Dewayne Bevil of the Orlando Sentinel tells us what’s in store for ESPN The Weekend at Disney World.
“Mulligan Stu” from the Waggle Room blog talks about the poor LPGA TV deals that leave the tour fighting for air time.
Christopher Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media blog gets an answer from ESPN about a graphics error from last week’s UConn-USF game.
CBS Sports previews its Saturday and Sunday college basketball tripleheaders.
Fox Sports is busy in Las Vegas this weekend.
NBC Sports gets ready for the Summer Olympics in Communist China with coverage of the American Cup gymnastics meet at Madison Square Garden today.
ESPN’s Outside the Lines will look at the steroid “enablers” of Major League Baseball this Sunday.
That’s all for now.