I’m going to give you some links now and do an update later. I’ll be out for most of the day. And I hope you turned your clocks forward last night!
Neil Best of Newsday writes about a new ESPN documentary on the African American pioneers who coached and played college basketball. Former New York Knick Earl “The Pearl” Monroe produced the doc. In his blog, Neil has an update on a regular caller to New York’s WFAN who was injured in a car accident.
Sam Williams of the Montgomery (AL) Advertiser says there was a screening of the documentary in Alabama this past week. Mike Tankersley of the Advertiser says it’s still up in the air whether Braves fans in Alabama will have access to 45 Atlanta Braves games that will be aired on Peachtree TV (the former WTBS in Atlanta).
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News joins the chorus in saying Brett Favre would be a natural for TV. I still can’t see him in a suit and tie, sorry.
I hope the people at HBO Sports are happy. Laura Nachman reports that NFL Films has had to lay off some staff because HBO canceled Inside the NFL.
The Sports Media Watch has its usual weekend ratings predictions.
Christopher Byrne’s Eye on Sports Media blog always has something interesting and today is no exception. He caught ESPN360 in a big gaffe last night. And Chris blames the NBA, not the officials for the 51.9 second replay between the Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat that was conducted last night.
Bob Weeks of the Toronto Globe and Mail laments the end of the 62 year relationship between the CBC and Canadian men’s curling championships. TSN takes over next year.
The Hartford Courant runs some angry reader comments about the fact that ESPNU is picking up some games from the Big East women’s tournament leaving UConn fans in the dark since Comcast hasn’t picked up the channel.
Linda Moss of Multichannel News talks about NBC Universal’s plans for not only the 2008 Olympics in Communist China, but the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2012 Summer Games in London.
Thta’s it for now. I’ll have an update later tonight. Keep your RSS feed updated.