Let’s give you the links right off the bat.
David Scott of Boston Sports Media Watch has some breaking news from the Boston Globe and NESN. First he reports that the Globe’s Gordon Edes is planning to leave the paper for Yahoo.com. That is a big blow to the paper. And he mentions that NESN has finally hired Heidi Watney as the sideline reporter for Red Sox games.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times writes that in the world of publishing, “Best Game Ever” is used quite often in book titles.
The New York Daily News’ Bob Raissman says Jeff Van Gundy overlobbied for Mark Jackson for the Knicks’ coaching job on ABC this past Sunday.
Newsday’s Neil Best says more talk on SNY doesn’t necessarily translate to more viewers. Neil blogs about the increased talk at SNY. Neil wonders what ESPN NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper, Jr. does the other 11 months of the year. Neil asks what defines a network. And Neil writes about the presidential candidates groveling for votes on WWE Raw last night. I really want to Rick-roll this next link, but I’ll save that for another day. I don’t even want to describe it. Click at your own risk.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette has a couple of hockey-related notes in his blog.
Laura Nachman reports about the new President of the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association.
Rick Green of the Erie (PA) Times-News is not a fan of the NFL Draft.
Ray Frager of the Baltimore Sun writes in his Medium Well blog about a new NFL Network program titled, “Football Factories”.
John Keim of the Baltimore Examiner says the appearance of former Ravens coach Brian Billick on the NFL Network this weekend could be an audition for other networks.
Jim Williams of DC/Baltimore/San Francisco Examiner writes that it will be a big hockey night in both Washington and the Bay Area.
The Washington Post’s Leonard Shapiro catches up with former WRC-TV sports anchor George Michael a year after his departure from the station.
George M. Thomas of the Akron Beacon Journal says the Cleveland Cavaliers’ playoff opener did well in the ratings on Saturday.
Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune writes that the Bears have a new flagship TV station.
Doug Segrest of the Birmingham News writes that Papa John’s will keep its name on its college bowl game for two more years.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News previews tonight’s edition of E:60 which includes the ambush interview of Miguel Tejada.
William Houston of the Toronto Globe and Mail says CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean should swear off bad language.
Eric Kuzmiak of the Bleacher Report says ESPN is showing preference to the NFL at the expense of the NBA and NHL Playoffs.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says the lovely Candace Parker has picked up two endorsement deals.
That’s it for now.