Let’s give you a few more links before shutting things down for the night.
USA Today’s Michael McCarthy says the BCS’ transition to cable is complete with the Rose Bowl going to ESPN in 2011.
My new best friend, Neil Best of Newsday writes that Brett Favre will be one of the first guests on Joe Buck’s new HBO show on Monday. Neil is amazed at the new partnership between NBC and Pro Football Talk.
Ben Grossman of Broadcasting & Cable says Favre was on top of Buck’s wishlist for the first show.
The Arena blog had the patience to transcribe the normally boring Bill Simmons podcast which this past week had an interview with the very stunning Erin Andrews.
Another new friend, Jerod Morris of Midwest Sports Fans has a very good post on what he learned over the Raul Ibanez controversy. By the way, my best to Jerod. His dog is at vet this weekend for an obstruction of the gall bladder. He should be ok. The dog, that is. Jerod is fine.
Jonathan Tannenwald of Philly.com has the first of two parts on recapping the Blogs With Balls conference.
David Carr of the New York Times looks at what the Boston Globe sale could fetch for the NYT.
Jeff Z. Klein of the Times looks at NBC’s ratings for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Maury Brown of the Biz of Hockey says Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals on Friday garnered good viewership numbers.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union says both the Yankees and Mets broadcasts of Friday’s choke by the Metropolitans missed something at the end.
Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune says the FBI searched the offices of a local sports web radio station over accusations of faulty business practices.
Becky Yerak of the Tribune says the fate of that internet station is totally up in the air.
Rick Brown of the Des Moines Register was on hand to watch ESPN’s taping of Homecoming with Kurt Warner.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News previews Monday’s 4th and Long episode on Spike.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News writes that Universal Sports has seen gigantic growth in one year under the NBC Universal umbrella. Let’s bring it over to DirecTV, ok?
Michael Bamberger of Sports Illustrated writes in Golf.com that putting the LPGA Championship on Golf Channel at the expense of CBS and NBC was the right move.
I’m beginning to see some stories I can give you for Monday’s links so I’ll end this here for tonight.