After two days of not providing links, I’m back today and let’s get caught up. Thank you for your patience. Next week may be a light week for links as well, but that’s by design and that’s due to my own plans. I’ll explain that as we get closer to Thursday when I’ll be away from the desk. But, I’ll have my computer with me, so I hope to be able to give you some posts on Thursday and Friday. Again, I’ll have full explanations down the road.
Newsday’s Neil Best talks about the Lower Hudson Journal News cutting away most of its staff and the bulk of its sports coverage.
Neil also looks back at the week in blogging.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times looks at the off-field marketing potential of Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.
The New York Daily News’ Bob Raissman is not a fan of Jay Glazer’s act.
The New York Post’s Phil Mushnick tells the New York Mets whom it should honor. I’m sure the Mets will jump on it right away, Phil.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union says ESPN horse racing and boxing voice Joe Tessitore moves to college football this fall.
Pete has this week’s NFL exhibition game schedule on TV.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner has the complete schedule for the Little League World Series on the networks of ESPN.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News feels Fox’s Troy Aikman went a bit too far in his criticism of the Brett Favre affair.
Artie Gigantino of the San Francisco Examiner says the dysfunctional Raiders dominated the Bay Area airwaves once again.
The wonderful Amanda Bruno of the Batter-up with Bruno blog appeals to Fox to end the Tim McCarver experience.
The Big Lead bids farewell to World Soccer Daily which ended its program last Friday over threats to the co-host Steven Cohen who made incendiary comments earlier this year about the Hillsborough disaster.
The Sports Media Watch has the weekend ratings predictions.
SMW has some various ratings news and notes.
SMW isn’t impressed by Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy’s complaints about the NBA Christmas schedule.
And SMW says the NFL continues to draw well even for exhibition games.
That’s going to be it for now.