Let’s give you the links for this back to work Monday.
By the way, I’ve added two new sites to my blogroll. One is called “Lina in Lancaster” and the other is “The Traveling Food Critic“. Both are run by my cousin so I ask that you click on the links, visit both sites and tell her you like her blogs. Neither have anything to do with sports, but because she’s family, I ask that you give her a few clicks to run up her hit count. I thank you and my cousin thanks you. And tell her you came over from Fang’s Bites
Our first media-related link is from David Scott from Boston Sports Media Watch. He has the winners and losers from the whole John Tomase/Spygate affair.
Michael McCarthy of USA Today says he’s sick of Spygate, but he wouldn’t mind seeing Patriots coach Bill Belichick testify in front of Congress. And Mike mentions that Fang’s Bites fave Charissa Thompson of FSN gets more face time on Best Damn Sports Show Period, plus she’s going to be a sideline reporter for the NFL on Fox. More of Charissa is good for the public. And let me say that I was one of the first blogs to jump on the Charissa bandwagon.
Phil Mushnick of the New York Post says fans who went to the rained Mets-Yankees game on Friday got soaked, literally and figuratively.
Neil Best of Newsday writes that after working for TSN at the World Hockey Championships, Pierre McGuire will return to NBC for the Stanley Cup Finals.
Pete Dougherty from the Albany Times Union wonders why networks don’t disclose that they’re showing taped coverage of golf. And Pete says umpires blew a home run call in last night’s Mets-Yankees game and so did ESPN’s Joe Morgan.
From WCBS radio, apparently Sports Director Jared Max noticed that ESPN showed stock footage of the Manhattan skyline during last night’s Mets-Yankees game.
Jim Williams of the DC/Baltimore Examiner says NBC rebounded in the Preakness after dropping the ball in the Kentucky Derby. And Jim ‘ in his Watch This! blog.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times also says NBC did well on Saturday in his weekly Shooting From the Lip post in his blog.
From the Eye on Sports Media blog, Christopher Byrne says a horse breeder he talked to won’t watch competitive horse racing.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell wonders if the owners of Big Brown didn’t leave some money on the table for the horse’s breeding rights.
Friend of Fang’s Bites, Maury Brown, writes in the Biz of Hockey blog that the International Ice Hockey Federation has voted the 1980 Miracle on Ice as the top hockey story in the last 100 years. That’s really a no brainer. In his Biz of Baseball blog, Maury has the comments made by TBS’ Skip Carey and Ron Darling in Sunday’s Brewers-Red Sox game.
Dusty Saunders of the Rocky Mountain News says a local sports radio station is ending a simulcast that will leave listeners outside of Denver without access.
Jack Bogacyzk from the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail says the West Virginia-Pittsburgh game will get some national exposure on ABC this Thanksgiving weekend.
Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News says CBS College Sports will be on Cablevision systems come this July.
Crain’s Business Detroit says FSN garnered slightly higher ratings for the Red Wings from last year.
Lots of good stuff on this Monday. I’ll be back later with an update.