Back to the work grind. Not fun, but gotta do it. And it also means some more links for you today.
I’ve updated the NHL Playoff Series post through today. The NHL has not updated times for the upcoming weekend as Games Five and Six would be played for the first round series. Once they do, I’ll update it.
Giving you some linkage for today, we’ll start with the always lovely Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe who writes about the sudden Fox switch from the Yankees-Red Sox to NASCAR on Saturday. Red Sox fans are still buzzing about that switch today.
The Schenectady Gazette’s Ken Schott writing in blog says Fox committed a major error by switching away from the game to the race.
Steven Hart of the Staten Island (NY) Advance says last night’s marathon Yankees-Red Sox game on ESPN takes the fun out of the rivalry.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are making Randy Johnson’s season debut against the San Francisco tonight available for free on its website.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand also discussed the Fox switch further down in his Monday column which focuses on how CBS seemed to root for Tiger Woods during The Masters on Sunday despite him not being able to mount a charge against eventual winner Trevor Immelman.
Phil Mushnick of the New York Post also talks about how CBS kept focusing on Tiger Woods during The Masters.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star says CBS’ crew gushed too much over Augusta.
Alan Fraser of the Daily Mail in the UK has an article on CBS’ David Feherty.
Newsday’s Neil Best has excerpts of an interview conducted at The Masters with NBC’s Tom Brokaw ripping the New York Knicks.
The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir has an interesting feature on a group of New York Baseball Giants fans who miss their team as much as Brooklyn Dodgers fans do, but aren’t as vocal and are just as passionate.
The Sports Media Watch has the tentative NBA playoff schedule.
A couple of things from Ray Frager’s Medium Well blog at the Baltimore Sun. He seconds Neil Best’s nomination that Tom Hammond replace Bryant Gumbel at the NFL Network. And he has readers comments about biased commentators.
Jim Williams of the DC/Baltimore Examiner says the great Bryant Gumbel experiment at the NFL Network is over.
Dusty Saunders of the Rocky Mountain News previews tomorrow’s Real Sports program on HBO.
Sam King of the Lafayette (IN) Journal and Courier feels ESPN showed its favortism towards Florida by showing its spring football game live on Saturday.
Brandweek talks about how the NFL Draft is becoming a big priority for the league and how MLB plans to shoot for the stars at the All Star Game at Yankee Stadium in July.
John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal writes that NESN and MSG Network are teaming up to produce Little League Baseball’s New England and Mid-Atlantic tournament in advance of the Little League World Series. The deal is for two years and for at least five games to be televised. I can’t link to the story because it requires a subscription, but when more information comes out, I’ll be sure to link to it.
By the way, here’s Tina Cervasio’s bio at MSG.com.
That’s all for now.