Time to give you some links today and coming up later will be a look at the Week Ahead.
We begin with a story from Newsday’s Neil Best that is really causing some reaction on the blogosphere. Neil breaks news in his Sunday column that the most successful show in the history of sports radio, WFAN’s Mike & the Mad Dog program could be splitting up due to a personal rift between Chris Russo and Mike Francesa. In his blog, Neil wonders if the whole thing is a contract ploy.
Awful Announcing hopes that the news about a breakup isn’t true.
Johnny Crowe over at the Crowe’s Nest is hoping that the pair find a way to work out their differences.
The Big Lead also gives its reaction to the possible end of Mike & the Mad Dog.
Meanwhile, over at Mikefrancesa.com (not owned by Francesa), the people there feel the whole thing is a publicity stunt.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News feels SNY came through when it covered the whole Willie Randolph mess.
Phil Mushnick of the New York Post is actually waxing poetic today about a golfing buddy who is the last person ever to hit a home run at the old Ebbets Field.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times writes about Johnny Miller’s apology for his comments about Rocco Mediate during the U.S. Open.
Ray Frager of the Baltimore Sun is back from vacation.
Bob Fernandez and Larry King (no, not that one) from the Philadelphia Inquirer say the NFL Network has apparently blinked in its battle with Comcast.
Allison Waldman of the TV Squad blog wonders if the news about the NFL Network and ESPN is coming to fruition.
Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press feels there are no winners in the Big Ten Network-Comcast dispute.
Reggie Hayes of the Fort Wayne (IN) News-Sentinel says despite a lost 2007 season, NBC still believes in the power of Notre Dame.
Jeffrey Flanagan of the Kansas City Star writes that the son of Kansas City Royals voice Bob Davis is not ready to replace his dad despite being in the broadcasting business himself.
The Week Ahead is coming up later tonight.