Time for some links on this Sunday. I watched a fun South Africa-Spain match in the 3rd place game at the Confederations Cup on Univision this morning and kept up through Twitter with the coup in Honduras that CNN, Fox News and MSNBC are all ignoring today. News never stops just because it’s the weekend. I’m surprised not to hear any mention of it.
Anyway, time for some links.
Dave Solomon of the New Haven Register talks with CBS Sports’ Peter Kostis about golfer Kenny Green who had part of his leg amputated following a serious car accident two weeks ago.
Newsday’s Neil Best says the YES crew did a good job of filling time during last night’s Yankees-Mets blowout.
The New York Daily News’ Bob Raissman didn’t like Greta Van Susteren’s visit to the Fox Sports booth during last week’s game between the Mets and Tampa Bay.
Paul Mrozek of the Batavia (NY) Daily News speaks with author Curt Smith about his book on Vin Scully.
Laura Nachman says Brian Baldinger will no longer be an NFL analyst with Fox Sports.
Brian’s brother Richard who has done work for CBS Sports, was involved in a fatal car accident in the Kansas City area.
Joe Logan in the Philadelphia Inquirer reviews a new book that NBC’s Jimmy Roberts has written about golf slumps.
Bob Molinaro of the Virginian-Pilot looks at one sports radio talk show host who’s firmly entrenched at his radio station.
Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that the University of Georgia is expanding its football game coverage on radio.
In a related note, Chip Towers of the AJC says the Bulldogs will have two primetime games this fall on ESPN.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times lists the Top 10 Most Influential Figures in Sports and there are sports TV executives included.
Barry Horn from the Dallas Morning News previews the next episode of “4th and Long” and has found out an interesting spoiler.
Howard McEwen of the Cincinnati Enquirer says a college student announcer is being recognized for his work.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel talks with ESPN’s Dick Vitale about last week’s NBA Draft.
Andrew Malcolm of the Los Angeles Times says it didn’t take long for Conan O’Brien to make fun of the Clippers.
From the San Francisco Examiner, Artie Gigantino has some observations on various sports TV topics.
James Robinson of the London Observer says the worldwide credit crunch led to the downfall of Setanta Sports in the UK.
The great Maury Brown looks at the second MLB team that will be streaming its games online in-market.
Joe Favorito looks at how teams and athletes can use the Draft to their branding advantage.
The Daly Planet NASCAR blog says TNT’s Bill Weber was suspended for today’s race at Loudon, NH over an incident at his hotel on Friday. No specifics are available. John says Ralph Shaheen will call the race in his place.
The Bundesliga Talk blog talks with ESPN’s soccer announcer extraordinaire Derek Rae about the German soccer league and international football in general.
I’ll end it here for now. I might be back later. Keep it here.