Let’s do some linkage for you. Already a busy day as we get ready for the David Ortiz press conference at Yankee Stadium and there’s something else stirring on the blogosphere as well. We’ll get to that later.
First, some links.
Newsday’s Neil Best has viewing tips on how to endure a Red Sox-Yankees marathon.
Jane L. Levere of the New York Times looks at a new innovative NFL ad campaign that debuts during the Hall of Fame Game on Sunday.
Mike Cardillo of the Connecticut Post profiles ESPN soccer analyst Kyle Martino.
Alan Pergament of the Buffalo News says Cris Collinsworth will be in the spotlight as much as Terrell Owens as both men will be making debuts on Sunday.
Jim Williams from the Washington Examiner writes that the Hall of Fame Game brings in a new era for the NFL on TV.
Sad to see and it’s an unfortunate sign of the times. The Dayton Daily News is eliminating its Cincinnati Reds coverage at the end of this season and thus, it’s the end of the line for Hall of Fame writer Hal McCoy’s career who says goodbye to his readers.
Bill Lilley from the Akron Beacon Journal looks at the different approaches from golfers when it comes to sponsorship.
Here’s our first link to the Rocky Mountain Independent, a new online news publication made up of former staffers of the Rocky Mountain News. Glad to see them here at Fang’s Bites. Bob Plasket of the RMI writes that he’s happy to hear college football talk returning to Denver’s sports radio stations.
Mike Florio from Pro Football Talk says all of the UFL’s games will be televised nationally.
Asides from the Big Papi press conference, the big story today is the fact that Deadspin published photos of Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton apparently slipping from his sobriety last winter.
Deadspin finds Hamilton’s “accountability partner” who feels the photos aren’t real.
Congratulations to my friend Bob Mantz on the one year anniversary of his great blog, Bob’s Biltz.
This is part 2 of Sumner Widoes interview with ESPN’s Kenny Mayne.
The Sports Media Watch says Terrell Owens’ VH-1 reality show is neither a ratings hit nor a failure.
That will do it for now.