Time for another edition of Follow Friday here at Fang’s Bites. If you follow my Twitter feed, you’ll note that I listed quite a few people to link up with.
Now it’s time to list some sites you may not be familiar with. I’ll recommend some sites that were part of the Blogs With Balls conference. There were an estimated 300 people in attendance last Saturday, not all of them blogs, of course, but I’ll list some more notable blogs that went.
I wanted to give some props to the organizers, the fine people at Hugging Harold Reynolds which had the foresight to start this conference and now they plan to hold BWB all over the country. Great job by them.
Dan Levy has a daily podcast at On the DL and he has a pretty impressive guest list. Subscribe to his podcast at iTunes and you’ll find his stuff is very good listening.
Miss Chatter runs a Washington Nationals-centric blog and has a pretty nice following in DC. Check her writings out.
Another good daily podcast is the Dugout Sports Show out of Cleveland. Glenn Moore and Dan Brock are another group who get good guests and give a perspective from my one of my favorite cities and the home to my beloved football team. It was great to meet Glenn at BWB and I hope to see him again in Vegas for BWB 2.0.
A couple of good Red Sox-centric blogs for you to visit. One is Fenway West which gives a perspective of the Sox from the left coast. And from New York, Josh Q. Public who is a big Sox fan. I had the opportunity to meet the man behind the blog and he’s a fun guy to hang with.
She did not attend Blogs with Balls, but to get a good idea of what’s going on with sports public relations, head over to the Sports PR Blog, headed up by Christy Hammond, an intern with the Detroit Red Wings. She will post job openings along with passing along her thoughts on various topics. Christy does a very good job on her blog.
Another podcast for you to check out is Play Ball with Amanda and Melissa. This is based out of ESPN Radio’s website and while I did not meet Amanda in person, she’s become a very good Twitter friend and she’s fun to go back and forth with. Even though Amanda’s a Yankees fan, I don’t hold that against her. Again, their podcast is also available at iTunes.
Let’s go to sites that are not related to BWB.
Visit Len Berman Sports, run by former WNBC-TV sports anchor Len Berman. Sign up to get his Top 5 e-emailed to you. The Top 5 are Len’s thoughts on five particular sports stories.
There’s also Hot Clicks compiled by Sports Illustrated’s Jimmy Traina. It’s a great destination to go every morning to get your fill of the offbeat in sports as well as your pic of the hot chick of the day.
For sports business, one of the reporters bar none is Friend of Fang’s Bites Darren Rovell of CNBC. The subjects he keeps track of always fascinate me and if you follow this blog regularly, you’ll know that I link to him regularly.
Another good sports business writer is Tim Lemke of the Washington Times.
For non-sports sites, check out the official Mystery Science Theater 3000 website. I loved MST3K when it was on Comedy Central and the SciFi Channel. I laughed every time I saw the show and I was sad when it signed off. This is a way to relive the show and to get fresh takes from Mike Nelson.
And to get more info on MST3K, head to the official fan site, Satellite News.
Once again, Morgan Wick has asked me not to include him in this week’s Follow Friday. Keep this up, dude and I won’t include you at all! I’m joking. He tells me his site is undergoing a redesign and won’t be ready until next week. Let’s hope so. He’s been asking for a mention so let’s hope his site is up so I can include him.
That does it for this week’s Follow Friday. I’ll have the megalinks later tonight.