I was not expecting to give you links today, but while I have some time, I figured why not.
Barry Horn talks to Mary Carillo of CBS/ESPN/HBO/NBC about Wimbledon.
The San Antonio Express-News tearfully says goodbye to a long-time institution, former columnist and broadcaster Dan Cook who died Thursday at the age of 81. There are many remembrances from colleagues and friends alike. And there are highlights of his 51 year career. You can certainly read the columns and stories about Cook who coined one of the most phrases in sports.
A couple of stories from Dan Caesar of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. First, Dan has St. Louis-native Joe Buck apologizing profusely for his stupid comments about watching “The Bachelorette” over baseball. In his second story, Dan writes about the Sporting News leaving St. Louis after more than 120 years calling the Gateway City its home.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette writes about a sportscaster formerly from the Capital District who’s calling an Arena Football League game for ESPN tonight. Ken also writes that minor league baseball in the Schenectady area would work.
Neil Best of Newsday has the video of what was to me, the best rendition of the national anthem at a sporting event ever, Wayne Messmer singing the Star Spangled Banner at Chicago Stadium during the First Gulf War just before the 1991 NHL All-Star Game. Great stuff.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell wonders if the new U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team photo was done so as to hide Nike logos for non-Nike athletes.
Michael David Smith of the AOL Fanhouse blog has the story of ESPN.com’sPat Forde accusing 41 year old Dana Torres of using performance enhancing drugs in her win in the 100 meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic Trials. And here’s Forde’s column.
Ben Grossman of Broadcasting & Cable writes that Versus is slowly but surely making a name for itself.
Sean Randall of the Tennis-X blog says NBC is butchering Wimbledon.
That will do it for today.