I’m back after being away for most of the day. But after I thought I could get away with not providing links today, I find enough news to warrant an update.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News talks with NFL Films President Steve Sabol about Hard Knocks which returns to filming the Cowboys training camp this season.
Jerry Garcia from the San Antonio Express-News states that TNT’s Inside the NBA is the best studio show on TV. I’ll have to say it’s hard to top and the Emmy for Best Daily Sports Show is proof. And thanks to Jerry to linking to Fang’s Bites for the Charles Barkley “I’m A Dumbass” video.
Dan Caesar of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that sports radio station KFNS is changing its lineup at the expense of payroll.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette writes something that I’ve harped on earlier this week, that Versus should not be outsourcing its NHL coverage to Canada during the playoffs. I totally agree with Ken.
The Albany Times Union’s Pete Dougherty writing in his Best Seat in My House blog feels a locally produced Yankees pregame show just isn’t cutting it.
William Houston of the Toronto Globe and Mail says the Players Championship is definitely must see TV.
A couple of things from the Sports Media Watch. First, its weekly ratings predictions for the weekend. Second, the SMW has a story culled from Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch that Hannah Storm, who had been an anchor on CBS’ Early Show, is returning to sports with ESPN on a new morning edition of SportsCenter.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News writes in his Farther Off the Wall blog that ESPN will explore the relationship between former USC basketball player OJ Mayo and an event promoter who has plenty of baggage.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times gives us his 50 best sports quotes in his Two Cents blog.
Anthony Schoettle of the Indianapolis Business Journal looks at the local radio ratings wars in town including a section on sports radio.
Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that former WNBA’er and Olympian Teresa Edwards will be providing color analysis on Atlanta Dream games on Comcast Sports Southeast.
The Sox & Dawgs blog has the video from Friday’s NESN pregame show that marked the first time that sideline reporter Heidi Watney sat down with the Boston Globe’s Amalie Benjamin. This was heaven for many Sox fans including myself, let me tell you.
See? I told you there were plenty of links tonight. I’ll be back tomorrow with the Sunday media columns.