Just as I’m about to open the wraps on a new set of links, Jerry Remy of NESN (who by the way will be working Saturday’s Yankees-Red Sox game on Fox) spills the beans that his partner Don Orsillo will work one of the American League Division Series for TBS. Jerry noted that Don was particularly interested in the Minnesota-Chicago game tonight. The Remdawg said Don will either be in Minnesota or Tampa next week. So we know Don will call teams that he rather familiar with. He will not be on the Red Sox series as he was not assigned them last year. In fact, TBS put Orsillo on the Colorado-Phillies series when the network started airing the MLB postseason in 2007. So a small piece of breaking news for you.
Newsday’s Neil Best says it appears likely that the Mets will renew its ties with long time flagship station WFAN.
The great Darren Rovell of CNBC says if it were up to his readers, the University of Idaho would not scrap its cheerleader outfits. Darren says Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens has some interesting timing. Finally, Darren says Michael Beasley’s business manager went overboard in announcing his new shoe contract.
Matthew Futterman of the Wall Street Journal writes that record viewing audiences for this year’s Olympics may spark a huge bidding war for the 2014 and 2016 Olympics.
Keith Thibeault of the Sports Media Journal talks about his covering the Pawtucket Red Sox as a regular beat blogger. Interesting story.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union says Penn State University classmate Matt Millen should have stayed in the broadcast booth.
Ken McMillan of the Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record writes that MSG and ESPN2 will have the WNBA’s Eastern Conference finals involving the New York Liberty. Ken says Army highlights the college football viewing in the New York metro area. And Ken tells us that three of Army’s men’s basketball games will get some national exposure.
Scott Powers of the Orlando Sentinel writes that Disney is taking its name off the Wide World of Sports complex and putting ESPN’s name on.
From the Los Angeles Daily News’ Tom Hoffarth and his Farther Off the Wall blog, he tells us that a new book from one of the more insightful sports writers is out on the shelves. Tom says the Los Angeles Sparks will play their lone home game of the WNBA Western Conference Finals at the Galen Center on the USC campus instead of the Staples Center.
Multichannel News reports that Comcast SportsNet Chicago will use its sports announcing teams as part of its current promotional campaign.
That will do it.