I’ve been in the midst of finishing some work before the holiday weekend as I won’t be in the office tomorrow. No, I’m not starting the weekend early, I’ll be at a jobsite so the Friday megalinks will be up sometime during the afternoon. Let’s get to the links while I can.
Richard Sandomir from the New York Times decided to test Willie Randolph’s theory that SNY was purposely showing him in a negative light.
Neil Best of Newsday continues to talk about the Willie Randolph anti-SNY comments and his claims that they were supposed to be off the record. Neil also talks with Ian O’Connor, the reporter who talked to Randolph. And Neil writes that the SNY studio crew came to Randolph’s defense. Neil says the YES Network apparently played the infamous Earl Weaver tape of him talking about outfielder Terry Crowley on the air.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette writes that a computer glitch knocked the Orioles-Yankees game off WTMM last night.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union says ESPN/ABC has a legitimate reason to focus its cameras on Danica Patrick at the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.
Maury Brown in the Biz of Baseball blog says DirecTV has developed new technology which will search for an alternative channel in case a viewer tunes in a game that is blacked out. Over to Maury’s Biz of Hockey blog which states that XM Satellite Radio will carry three different feeds of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Heather Havenstein of Computerworld writes that the NHL is using web technology to promote the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Sports Media Watch says the NBA Draft Lottery and Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday combined to bring some respectable ratings for ESPN.
Bud Withers of the Seattle Times says ESPN and the West Coast Conference are in talks to move their basketball games to Thursday nights to compete with FSN’s Pac 10 games.
Lee Barfknecht of the Omaha World-Journal reports that only one Nebraska football games is scheduled to be on ABC or ESPN.
Carole Goldberg of the Hartford Courant says ESPN’s Kenny Mayne will promote his book at a local bookstore tonight.
Dan Daly of the Washington Times says the NFL will find a way to work things out to get the NFL Network on cable.
ESPN will re-air the Champions League final between Manchester United and Chelsea this Saturday on ESPN Classic.