I’ll do some linkage for you on this Saturday morning.
First, The Big Lead is really pissed about the Peeping Tom videos of Erin Andrews.
Here’s a statement from Erin’s lawyers who will pursue this case.
A quick note here. Many sports bloggers myself included liked posting pictures of Erin. And it was nice that Erin played along with us. She was a bit confused about the attention at first, but then she rolled along with it. In interviews, Erin said she found the attention a bit daunting in the beginning, but then began to show a sense of humor about it. But then the person responsible for taking the videos took this a step too far. I’ll admit, I’m going to take a step back on posting pictures of Erin for a while. The person who took these videos definitely went over the line in a big way.
To the other links today.
Jack Bell of the New York Times says the USA-Mexico World Cup Qualifier game will be aired in English, but you have to search to find it.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette feels Chris Russo lost a lot of credibility with his listeners.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union assembled a panel to rate the Mets and Yankees announcing teams.
Alan Pergament of the Buffalo News has ESPN/ABC’s Paul Maguire confused about his role with the network.
Patrick Berkery of the Philly Burbs papers says Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia’s Lesley Gudel’s expertise doesn’t stop at sports.
The Orlando Business Journal reports that Fox Sports Net and ESPN Regional TV have signed a multiyear agreement to put SEC football, basketball and Olympic sports on three of FSN’s networks.
Andrea Adelson of the Orlando Sentinel has details of the ESPN/FSN SEC contract.
Also from the Sentinel, Andrew Carter says the ACC has to play catchup on its TV contract with ESPN when it expires next year.
Andrew writes that the SEC’s huge contract has rival leagues worried.
Todd Jorgenson of the Denton (TX) Record Chronicle speaks with Rangers voice and Denton native Dave Barnett.
James Corley of the Daily Oklahoman says ESPN returns to its roots by airing slow-pitch softball this weekend.
Scott Wright of the Oklahoman says Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy makes the rounds on ESPN this Monday.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star says it’s apparent that NBC likes the NHL.
Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail says the marriage of UFC and Rogers Sportsnet has been a match made in Canadian heaven.
T.J. Donegan of the Sports Media Journal looks at a side of the Steve McNair story that hasn’t been covered.
Chris Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media has the lowlights of Tiger Woods’ disastrous 2nd round at the Open Championship yesterday.
I’ll end it there for now.