There are enough links for me to do an update. Haven’t done a second linkfest during the day in a long time so here we go.
Do we have a media feud brewing?
Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog goes after Keith Olbermann for a post he did over the weekend in his MLB.com blog. You know that Keith responds, don’t you? And you can see Keith putting Dan in “World’s Worst” on MSNBC’s Countdown. This is coming from a mile away.
Also in the Sporting News, Dan Levy of On The DL writes that NBC Sports just doesn’t hate tennis fans, but perhaps all sports fans in general.
Back to Dan, this time in the WaPo, he reports that the Wizards have a new flagship radio station.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says Lacoste ran a full-page ad congratulating Andy Roddick despite his loss at Wimbledon.
Kristina Peterson of the Wall Street Journal writes that as a Senate panel investigates the Bowl Championship Series, proponents of a college football playoff say a new postseason system would increase cable TV revenues.
Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated feels the hearings will be a giant waste of time.
The Tribune Company says it has finalized a deal to sell the Chicago Cubs to the Thomas Ricketts family for just under its $900 million asking price.
Maury Brown of the Biz of Baseball says the deal was held up over the club’s media rights.
Maury has a list of celebrities taking part in the All-Star Softball Game prior to the MLB All-Star Game in St. Louis.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News talks about a confused Charley Steiner during yesterday’s Dodgers-Padres game.
Tim Lemke of the Washington Times has some numbers from the PGA Tour’s AT&T National.
Ron Kantowski of the Las Vegas Sun writes about ESPN Radio’s no-talent hack Colin Cowherd’s new venture on ESPN2 of which I tried to watch today. The key word is “tried”.
David Martindale of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram profiles the other co-host of that show, Michelle Beadle of Texas.
Margaret Jackson of the Denver Post writes about the local ESPN Zone going under as a sign of the hard economic times.
ESPN Star Sports in India is launching its own edition of the National Spelling Bee.
Michael Malone of Broadcasting & Cable says ESPN mistreated rugby fans on Saturday when it shifted a game from the main network to ESPN2 mid-contest to cover the Steve McNair story.
Golfweek says CBS Sports plans to re-air a 1963 Wonderful World of Golf match between Jack Nicklaus and Sam Snead this weekend.
EPL Talk says FSN is bringing back an English Premier League show to several of its affiliates.
That’s it for now. Back later with some press releases.