After getting stuck trying to get some paperwork done (sometimes work gets in the way of blogging), I can provide you with some links. Once again, I’ve been enjoying Wimbledon online. Whether you watch from ESPN360 or Mediazone or various backdoor sites, it has been fun to watch. The big test will be in August when the Olympics start. Will any work get done while the events are taking place?
Heading to your linkage, I’ll start with USA Today’s Michael Hiestand who talks about Michael Strahan going to Fox and also looks at the weekend ratings.
The New York Daily News’ Bob Raissman feels interim Mets manager Jerry Manuel might help diffuse a media angry over the Willie Randolph days.
Newsday’s Neil Best joins Martin C. Evans on a story about Don Imus getting into hot water for another comment involving an African American athlete. In his blog, Neil gets comments from Imus cast member Warner Wolf about the whole incident. Neil has a short blurb about Michael Strahan joining Fox NFL Sunday. Neil also has Chris Russo shooting down speculation that he and Mike Francesa are splitting up. Lastly from Neil, he explains that he did not give a negative review to Russo’s first book.
Keith Groller of the Allentown (PA) Morning Call hopes Mike & the Mad Dog remain together.
Speaking about WFAN, Ken McMillan of the Times Herald-Record says the FAN’s Chris Carlin will pick up Rutgers basketball duties in addition to calling Rutgers football.
Here’s Fox Sports’ story on Strahan joining the network.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell asks the question, are sports retailers feeling the pinch during these difficult economic times?
Ken Schott of the Schectady Gazette writes that an interim weekend sports anchor gets the interim tag removed.
Adam Chapman of the Dallas Morning News gets negative reaction from Adam “Pacman” Jones who was the subject of Imus’ comments yesterday.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel talks with ESPN’s Jay Bilas about the NBA Draft and the prospects for Wisconsin player Brian Butch.
Ray Frager of the Baltimore Sun says Fox Sports’ Joe Buck had a good appearance on Letterman last night.
Wayne Friedman of Mediapost blogs that the Beijing air pollution is contrary to the message of a green Olympics on NBC.
A couple of things from the Washington Post or as people in DC like to call it, the WaPo. Staci D. Kramer of Paidcontent.org writes about ESPN360 carring live cricket, NBC’s plans to send Olympic content to Windows Vista users and content from the YES Network will now be available on the New York Times website.
Leonard Shapiro of the Post catches up with former DC Sportscaster Steve Bassett.
Rick Cleveland of the Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger feels NBC is paying too much to air Notre Dame football games.
Sports Illustrated’s Stewart Mandel wonders now that the Big Ten Network has its agreement with Comcast, will the Southeastern Conference be next?
That’s going to do it for now.