I hope you’re treating your mom to a nice lunch or dinner today. As we get to our links, don’t forget who helped to put you into this world. Of course, we’ll remember dad next month too. He had a role as well.
Getting to our links, Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News says NBC’s Bob Costas failed to bring the proper emotion to the Kentucky Derby coverage after Eight Belles was euthanized.
Phil Mushnick of the New York Post feels the cost of Yankees collectibles is getting out of hand.
From the Albany Times Union, Pete Dougherty writes in his blog that he enjoyed today’s edition of The Sports Reporters on ESPN as Mike Lupica was not on.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette writes that there will be plenty of college sports on the radio today.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News says Fox Sports Jeanne Zelasko has plenty of reasons to enjoy Mother’s Day.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News says TNT’s studio crew for Inside the NBA will go barefoot tonight for a good reason.
John Ryan of the San Jose Mercury News also has a blurb on the TNT crew going barefoot.
Aileen Voisin of the Sacramento Bee profiles TNT NBA studio host Ernie Johnson, Jr.
The Toledo (OH) Blade’s Ryan Autillo speaks with ESPN First Take host Jay Crawford.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Bob Wolfley talks with former Chicago Bulls TV voice Wayne Larrivee who was droppped from WGN-TV broadcasts.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle asks his readers how important are Rockets radio broadcasts.
Wendy Carpenter of the Tacoma (WA) News Tribune says the players from Central Washington University and Western Oregon have gone on a whirlwind media tour ever since the story broke of the sportsmanship they displayed.
Ron Green, Jr. of the Charlotte Observer writes about Jim Nantz’s new book.
Tom Witosky of the Des Moines Register says it doesn’t appear that Mediacom will be picking up the Big Ten Network anytime soon (scroll down).
Christopher Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media says Buzz Bissinger just doesn’t get it if he continues to defend his swearing on Costas Now.
The Sox & Dawgs blog has good video of two NESN Red Sox promos currrently airing on the network.
The 38Cliches blog says Dave O’Brien tried to instigate Uncle Joe Castiglione during last night’s Red Sox-Twins game.
Awful Announcing has the video of CBC’s Don Cherry calling Detroit a “redneck town” during his ESPN debut.
That’s going to do it. I’ll have the Week Ahead in Sports coming later today. Enjoy your Mother’s Day.