Time to give you some links on this Thursday.
Newsday’s Neil Best has a bunch of blog posts today as he approaches his one year blog anniversary. First, Neil writes that WFAN maintains a healthy lead in the ratings over sports radio rival ESPN 1050. Neil shows us where he blogs from every day. Neil talks about his conversation with movie director David Mamet about his new Mixed Martial Arts movie. Neil speculates that Al Michaels could be a candidate to replace Bryant Gumbel on the NFL Network. You want more links from Neil? I’ve got more. Neil writes that CBS will air a documentary this Sunday about blimp and aerial shots in golf. And Neil says Erin Andrews will be the sideline reporter at the National Spelling Bee later this month. Neil has comments from NFL Network president Steve Bornstein. Neil has a lot more today, but I can’t link to them all. Perhaps I’ll do another update later on with Neil’s movie reviews from the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival. Or maybe not.
Bill Jordan of the Biz of Football blog reports that the Cotton Bowl has been moved to a new date and a new bowl in St. Petersburg, FL has been approved. Brett Schroetenboer of the San Diego Union-Tribune says it’ll be more of the same for the next bowl season with no playoff system and two more games.
The Orbitcast blog tells us that XM Satellite Radio will air the PGA’s Players Championship next week.
Len Ziehm of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that the Blackhawks will air games on WGN Radio for the next three seasons.
Larry Barnett of Multichannel News writes that NESN will relaunch its website next week. Also from Multichannel, Mary McNamara gives her reaction to the Buzz Bissinger blast on Costas Now in her blog.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times writes that Vin Scully will decide whether to retire as Voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers after talking to his wife.
Awful Announcing has the video of a woman who almost got her comeuppance at the Kansas City-Texas Rangers game last night.
William Houston of the Toronto Globe and Mail writes the Vancouver media is taking sides in the firing of the Canucks general manager.
WLEX-TV reports that NBC Sports will broadcast the World Equestrian Games from Lexington, KY in 2010.
That’s going to do it for now.