Well, I’ll give you a few links now. I should be finishing up paperwork, but I’ll take a break from it for the time being.
Starting with a link courtesy of Neil Best of Newsday and The Big Lead blog, the Peoria (IL) Star-Journal picks up a story from Mike Nadel, covering last night’s Chicago Cubs-Milwaukee Brewers game, noticed that ESPN’s Erin Andrews was getting cuddly with various players and wore a skimpy outfit. Also from the Peoria Journal-Star, Comcast SportsNet Chicago will have a documentary called “On the Road with Ryno” starring former Cubs second basement Ryne Sandberg.
Speaking of Neil, he mentions that ESPN is ready to go live with its SportsCenter morning block on August 11 and days like today’s MLB Trading Deadline are perfect for the live shows.
Tiki at Pink Hat Hell has some more comments from Red Sox fans who don’t quite get the whole Manny being Manny thing.
ESPN will have extensive coverage of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies this Saturday.
Rhiannon Potkey of the Ventura County Star writes about ESPN’s NFL Live show airing live from the Cowboys’ training camp.
As we get closer to college football season, the Capital (WI) Times’ Mike Lucas profiles ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit who charazcterizes himself as a “blue collar analyst”.
ESPN.com’s Adam Rittenberg talks with Big Ten Conference Commish Jim Delaney about a bunch of topics including the Big Ten Network.
Tim Lemke of the Washington Times says ESPN is making deals with various college football fans sites to broaden its appeal.
Mike Szostak of the Providence Journal talks about three Rhode Island natives who will be taking part in the Olympics including WJAR-TV reporter Harry Cicma.
The lovely Toni Fitzgerald of Media Life Magazine says NBC News will be reaping the benefits of the Olympics on the parent network.
Renay San Miguel of the E-Commerce Times writes about the NFL finally getting into the digital game.
Don Walker of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the Brewers are a hit at the box office and in the TV ratings.
The Vancouver Sun reports that former Canucks coach Marc Crawford returns to CBC to be an analyst for Hockey Night in Canada. He was an analyst for the network in the 1998-99 season.
William Houston of the Toronto Globe and Mail writes about the passing of former CFL wide receiver and long-time TV analyst Leif Patterson. TSN also mourns Patterson who joined the network in 1986.
Continuing on the CFL, Jonathan Huntington of the Edmonton Sun writes that former CBC analyst Ron Lancaster is now doing games on the radio.
That’s it for now.