Once again, I have my day planned for me. I have to leave the house at 10 a.m., then stay at the office until 5 p.m. without any computer or internet access, then go get groceries, eat dinner and it’s 9 p.m. when I start blogging. This just won’t do. I’ll give you links, but my apologies for the tardiness of this post.
Jim Salisbury of the Philadelphia Inquirer says the late John Marzano always brought his tough Philly upbringing to the game of baseball. And the crew from Flyers Post Game Live remembered Marzano Saturday on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.
The increasingly bitter Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News writes that Billy Packer may be shown the door at CBS.
The always bitter Phil Mushnick of the New York Post says Personal Seat Licenses are nothing but a money grab. He’s actually right on the money there.
The never-bitter Neil Best of Newsday says NBC’s/TSN’s/NESN’s Mike Milbury isn’t afraid to speak his mind no matter what network he’s on. Neil has some more on Milbury in his blog.
Self-proclaimed hockey expert and perpetually bitter Stan Fischler writing for the Kingston (NY) Daily Freeman says the media is biased against the NHL.
The Sports Media Watch has its weekend ratings predictions.
Tim Lemke of the Washington Times writes in his blog that Danica Patrick’s win in Sunday’s Indy Japan 300 will have a big impact on Indy Racing.
After spending a week away from blogging, Christopher Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media site is back with a vengeance. He republishes a post in which he explained how Tiger Woods ruined the PGA Tour. Christopher tells us that WCSN.com will offer a free webcast of the Boston Marathon. In the New England region only, WBZ.com will also stream its TV coverage of the Marathon. And Chris has embedded the entire 2008 BCS National Championship Game involving LSU and Ohio State at his site.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle will be going on vacation and in his blog, he previews some of the TV sporting events and primetime programs that will air during his absence. And David says Fox Sports’ Kevin Kennedy admitted his real age during the MLB pregame show yesterday.
Jerry McDonald of the San Jose Mercury News writes that the NFL Draft is going primetime.
Mark Curnette of the Cincinnati Enquirer says the NFL Draft has come a long way from its beginnings to a now-must see event.
Yvette Kim of the Sarasota (FL) Herald-Tribune writes that ESPN’s Dick Vitale is fulfulling a promise to his friend, the late Jim Valvano.
Tim Arango of the New York Times explores the issue of who actually owns sports media coverage.
David Lauderdale of the Hilton Head (SC) Island Packet talks with CBS Sports’ lead announcer Jim Nantz.
That’s it. I’ll be back on Monday.