Let’s give you some links on this Sunday.
I’ll start with Phil Mushnick of the New York Post. He likes the upcoming HBO Ted Williams documentary and he feels last week’s Chris Russo tirade was fake.
Ken McMillan of the Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record says MSG Network has picked up TSN’s Friday Night CFL package. Ken writes that SNY will air the entire 1969 World Series pitting the Mets and Orioles over the next two months.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner talks with MLB Walking Talking Conflict of Interest Bud Selig about the All-Star Game format.
Bob Wolfley from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel talks with ESPN’s Joe Morgan about the All-Star Game.
Ed Sherman from Crain’s Chicago Business has his winners and losers from last week.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News writes about UFC reaching its 100th big pay per view event.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star feels sorry for local native John Saunders who’s hosting The Superstars on ABC.
Chris Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media notes that only one person from the Raycom SEC broadcasts survived to ESPN Regional Television’s syndicated package. Chris writes that two CBS College Sports mainstays are moving to ESPNU for SEC football. And Chris has the field for the Women’s Preseason NIT.
The great Maury Brown of the Biz of Baseball says the All-Star Game will truly be a global television event. Maury says the official announcement of the NHL Winter Classic at Fenway Park comes later this week.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk says the Boston Herald’s John Tomase, the reporter who came into question after the Patriots Spygate scandal, has been replaced on the Pats beat by a new reporter coming from Alabama. Thanks to Bruce Allen of Boston Sports Media Watch for the link.
The Sox & Dawgs blog has the video of Brock Lesnar beating up Frank Mir at UFC 100. Then check out Lesnar’s postfight interview. It has to be seen to be believed.
One more thing from Sox & Dawgs. Kudos to Ian Bethune for getting a photoshopped image of Dennis Eckersley onto the NESN airwaves last night.
That’s it for now. I’ll have my review of the HBO Ted Williams documentary coming up later today.