I did not mean for the Saturday links to be up so late. I was hoping to have them up this morning, but it seems as if I’ve been all over Rhode Island today and I finally have a free moment to get some links up. I hope that the stories I find are not out of date.
Starting with the lovely Jessica Heslam of the Boston Herald, she writes about the legendary Gil Santos planning to retire from WBZ Radio after 42 years. No word if this will affect his position as play-by-play man of the New England Patriots, a position he’s held for 32 seasons.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times delves into the Charles Barkley leave of absence story.
Newsday’s Neil Best posts some funny videos of the Schmoozer, WFAN’s Steve Somers when he was a young sports anchor in Sacramento.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette says a local Sunday TV wrap up show returns the week after the Super Bowl.
Alan Pergament of the Buffalo News writes that the NHL Winter Classic played well in Buffalo, but not as well as hoped.
Greg Mancina of the Saginaw (MI) News writes an open letter to NBC Sports Emperor Dick Ebersol about Matt Millen.
Roger van der Horst of the Raleigh News & Observer didn’t feel the “wow” factor while watching the BCS Championship Game in 3-D.
The Dallas Morning News’ Barry Horn feels Fox’s Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will mention Philadelphia Eagles’ assistant coach Jimmy Johnson at least 20 times in tomorrow’s Eagles-Giants NFC Playoff game. Barry predicts the four NFL Divisional Playoff games will be the most watched programs of the weekend. Barry has Adam Jones’ comments on CBS predicting that he’ll be with the Cowboys next season.
Jerry Garcia of the San Antonio Express-News writes about ESPN and the NBA giving fans a free preview of their respective basketball pay per view packages.
Jim Carlisle of the Ventura County Star says the NFL’s regular season TV ratings beat other league’s postseasons by far.
Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times says it’s time for Charles Barkley to stop clowning around.
Gary Washburn of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer says Kevin Calabro was a good hire by the new ESPN Radio affiliate, KIRO.
Brian Grummell of the AOL Fanhouse has the audio of Tim Brando giving a verbal beatdown to an Auburn fan on an Alabama sports talk show.
And I’m being told that I’m going out to dinner so I’m ending this now. I’ll have the Videos of the Week tomorrow morning plus your regular Sunday features. I’ll be back later if the networks send out their NFL pregame show quotage.