I have to be at a jobsite later today so I’ll be giving you some quick links. Let’s get to the links.
Starting with Newsday’s Neil Best, he writes that a reporter plans to take in both ends of the Yankees-Mets day-night doubleheader at Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium by walking from one place to the other to raise money. It’s a great idea.
As he approaches his last day as editor of Deadspin, Will Leitch reflects on the site’s relationship with ESPN.
One story that’s coming out of Wimbledon is Novak Djokovic damaging his relationship with sponsor Adidas by wearing Nike shoes. CNBC’s Darren Rovell has been monitoring the situation. And Darren feels that a story about Tiger Woods’ apple core being sold on eBay is a hoax.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News is not a fan of ESPN’s scoreboard graphic that has debuted at Wimbledon. It is very confusing.
Ken McMillan of the Times Herald-Record writes in his blog that Versus is getting ready for the Tour de France by airing the Tour of Pennsylvania this week.
Nice to see Christopher Byrne back at the Eye on Sports Media blog. I know he was in mourning after the passing of his mother. He has the talent profile of New York Giants broadcaster Bob Papa who Neil Best reports will be the new play-by-play man for the NFL Network.
Erik Kirschbaum of Variety writes about the technical glitch that knocked out the world feed at the Euro 2008 semifinals yesterday. EPL Talk also goes over the outages that plagued ESPN’s airing of Germany-Turkey.
Tamira Madsen of the Capital (WI) Times says former NASCAR driver Rusty Wallace is making a name for himself in the ESPN broadcast booth.
Dave Del Grande of the Oakland Tribune talks with ESPN’s Kyle Peterson who was working the College World Series.
Gregory Ball of the La Jolla (CA) Light writes about the celebration of Charlie Jones’ life that took place last week.
The St. Louis American says without Tiger Woods, NBC’s Johnny Miller is now golf’s biggest attraction. I wouldn’t go that far.
Brendan Savage of the Flint (MI) Journal says CBS’ David Feherty always leaves viewers laughing.
Bob Fernandez of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that NFL owners rejecting owning a stake in Comcast that would probably have prevented the current venom between NFL Network and the cable provider.
Craig Harvey of the Evening (NY) Observer talks about CBS’ college basketball analyst Clark Kellogg giving a lecture to young students and their parents yesterday.
Robert Feder of the Chicago Sun-Times talks with former WSCR talk show host Mike North.
Those are your links for now.