I’ve been out all day and I just got back. Time for me to give you the links from the Sunday papers.
Last night, I made a post about Newsday’s Neil Best celebrating Cornell University’s trip to the NCAA Tournament by running nude around his block. Not only did I reference Neil, but also his colleague, Bob Glauber. Both have their own takes on the post, first Neil correctly says it’s rather disturbing and second, Bob is now asking for readers to send in Photoshopped pics of Neil’s head on a nude body. If that isn’t disturbing, I don’t know what is. Anyway, we move on.
Since I started with Neil Best, I might as well continue with his Sunday column in Newsday which is about Jon Bon Jovi talking about his ownership of the Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul and trying to raise the AFL’s very low ratings on ESPN2. Also from his blog, Neil has good news for Mets fans, Ralph Kiner will work an estimated 20 games on SNY.
Moving to other columnists, the constantly angry Bob Raissman of the New York Post doesn’t like ESPN hiring Bob Knight.
Dan Daly of the Washington Times puts his tongue firmly in cheek when he says Knight will breathe life into ESPN.
The New York Post’s Phil Mushnick shows his hate for WFAN’s Mike Francesca.
Bryan Curtis writes in the New York Times’ Play Magazine about two of the bigger media free agents in the last year, Dan Patrick and Rick Reilly.
We talked about this earlier, but the Detroit Free Press has picked it up. Chris Silva and Tom Lang say that two female high school wrestlers in Battle Creek, MI will be profiled on ESPN’s Outside the Lines.
Alexander Parker of the Lawrence (KS) Journal-World & News says Kansas University students were out in force for College Gameday yesterday.
Rich Fahey of the Boston Globe talks with Boston sports and news anchor Bob Halloran about his book on boxer Irish Mickey Ward.
The Sports Media Watch has its weekly weekend ratings predictions.
Steve Wiseman of The State says the South Carolina High School League put its basketball championship games for view on the web and it was a success.
George M. Thomas of the Akron Beacon Journal talks about the challenges facing the Arena Football League including its TV contract as a new season gets underway.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star writes about a college that teaches sports reporting.
That’s it for now.