So it’s time to give you some links this evening.
I guess for its 10th Anniversary, the Sports Business Journal is opening up its website. I think that’s a very good idea. So I’ll be giving you a series of links from there tonight. First, the magazine gives its stories of the decade. Here are SBJ’s Newsmakers of the decade including George Bodenheimer, ESPN Dictator; Dick Ebersol, Emperor of NBC Sports; and David Hill, the Big Cheese of Fox Sports. The Media section includes top newsmakers including Sean McManus, head honcho of both CBS News and Sports; Ed Goren, President of Fox Sports; top stories which discuss the launching and subsequent success of the regional FSN’s; the NHL moving to Versus; and Sports Talk Radio. The Advertisting/Marketing Section has the decade’s top newsmakers and stories as well. If you want to read the entire edition, it’s online at this link. It’s all fascinating stuff and I’m happy to see SBJ put it online for free.
Newsday’s Neil Best talked with former boxer Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini about Mixed Martial Arts and the small bit part he had in a movie that played at the Tribeca/ESPN Film Festival.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell looks at how former Chicago Cubs manager Lee Elia is cashing in on his famous tirade that took place 25 years ago on Tuesday.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union says HBO was a big winner at the Sports Emmys tonight.
Tony Paige writing for Multichannel News has no use for ESPN’s Mel Kiper, Jr.
Tom Shea of the Tehachapi (CA) News writes that a local man has been tapped to bring ESPN Radio into the market.
Ed Sherman of the Chicago Tribune likes the USGA’s US Open going into primetime in June.
I’m already seeing the Tuesday media columns coming out so I’m going to stop now and I’ll be back tomorrow with a list of Sports Emmy Award winners plus other stuff. Keep it here.