I have work to do so I’m going to go through the links as quickly as I can so I can free myself up for work throughout the day. And for some reason, I’m craving chicken salad for lunch.
To the links.
In case you didn’t see the totally bizarre press conference in which Mets General Manager Omar Minaya called out New York Daily News reporter Adam Rubin during the announcement of the firing of Tony Bernazard, here it is. Seeing Rubin’s reaction was priceless.
Rubin refutes the charges that Minaya made against him during the press conference.
Christian Red of the Daily News says SNY’s Mets announcing crew criticized Minaya for calling out Rubin.
The Daily News has the transcript of SNY’s Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling talking about the press conference.
Also from the Daily News, Flip Bondy felt Minaya’s attack was a cheap shot at Rubin.
Newsday’s Neil Best gives his take on the press conference.
Ben Shpgiel of the New York Times gets Rubin’s reaction to the whole affair.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News can’t believe Omar Minaya’s behavior after getting to know him as a member of the Texas Rangers organization.
In regards to the Erin Andrews story, Bonnie Erbe in U.S. News & World Report tells women to stop being a part of the sports culture. I think Bonnie is not a sports fan.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell has comments from Yankees President Randy Levine about slow ticket sales.
Here’s the video of that interview.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette has some news and notes.
Courtney A. Erickson of the Oneonta (NY) Daily Star talks with Baseball Hall of Fame announcer Tony Kubek who no longer is connected to the game.
Keith Groller from the Allentown (PA) Morning Call writes about a local TV reporter who appears to be on the verge of getting her big break.
Keith has some more TV news and notes in his blog.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Tony Barnhart writes in his excellent college football blog that the ACC has to find a way to bridge the money gap with the SEC.
Mel Bracht of the Daily Oklahoman previews CNBC’s updated documentary on Ultimate Fighting.
Richie Whitt of the Dallas Observer writes that local sports personality Dale Hansen quit his job at the local ESPN Radio affiliate after being told not to talk about the Ben Roethlisberger story.
Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press found new ESPN/ABC college football analyst Matt Millen at the Big Ten conference media days.
Don Walker of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the Packers are looking for a sponsor patch to adorn its practice jersey.
Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times didn’t notice anything special about ESPN’s announcing experiment during last night’s Dodgers-Cardinals game.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles wishes the Baseball Writers Association of America would follow the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America’s lead on steroids.
Sarah Johnson of Marketing Magazine says Sky Sports plans to run an ad campaign in regards to ESPN picking up the rights to the English Premier League.
Darryl Broadfoot of The Herald writes that noted soccer announcer Derek Rae will call Scottish Premier League games for ESPN in the UK.
Nancy Gay of Fanhouse talks with incoming Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Rod Woodson of the NFL Network.
The great Maury Brown of the Biz of Baseball worked very hard on this and you should read it (I’m part of it, but that’s not the reason you should read it). He asked writers, bloggers and broadcasters about the impact of social networking on their work.
Dan Levy in the latest edition of On the DL talks with Sports Illustrated’s Jimmy Traina about a whole plethora of subjects.
The Big Lead says ESPN is denying that it has an Enemies List based on the Erin Andrews story.
Ms. Kristine Leahy has the latest edition of The Five on WEEI.com
Amanda Bruno of Batter-up with Bruno gives thanks to your humble blogger for the linkage yesterday. My pleasure, Amanda.
That’s it. During the middle of the links, I went out to get a chicken salad sandwich so my craving is taken care of. Time to do some work. See you all later.