This weekend is going to be light on the links as I’ll be heading to New York on Sunday to visit my niece and today is already hectic as relatives are visiting. If I have time, I’ll give you Videos of the Week, but linkage today and the videos may be all I have time for over the weekend.
Let’s do the links while I can.
Jerry Barmash of the New York Examiner recaps yesterday’s magical, but altogether too brief reunion of Mike Francesa and Chris Russo on WFAN.
Newsday’s Neil Best also writes about the Mike & the Mad Dog reunion.
Neil also watched yesterday’s Oprah Winfrey Show where Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield reunited for the first time since Iron Mike bit into the Real Deal’s ear.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell wonders why Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross continues to bring celebrity minority owners into the fold.
Alan Pergament of the Buffalo News answers readers’ questions about the Sabres and HDTV.
Jim Deegan of The Express-Times (PA) writes that former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes looks forward to seeing a new ESPN documentary on him and Muhammad Ali.
Kevin Gorman of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review talks with TV and radio host Stan Savran who’s recovering from multiple heart bypass surgery.
Jim Williams from the Washington Examiner says it’s a big day of college football on TV.
Jim writes that NASCAR hits primetime on ABC tonight.
Sarah Talalay of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel points out that Jacksonville is once again blacked out this week of the Jaguars home game.
Barry Horn from the Dallas Morning News writes that five months after a stroke, Lee Corso is back and entertaining fans on College Gameday.
Barry has more from Corso in his blog.
David Barron from the Houston Chronicle looks at last week’s local ratings.
And David says the local Fox affiliate is switching NFL games on Sunday.
Jenni Carlson from the Daily Oklahoman talks with ESPN’s Lou Holtz.
David Woods of the Indianapols Star says a local station is picking up a slate of Butler basketball games.
Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times critiques TBS’ production of NLCS Game 2.
And Diane also watched Fox’s first MLB Postseason game of the year, ALCS Game 1.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News goes into the week in review.
Tom says the Frank and Jamie McCourt separation saga is painful to watch.
Matt Solinsky of The Desert Sun (CA) says NFL Network’s RedZone is fun to watch, but subscribers to Time Warner Cable don’t have access.
The Sports Media Watch says the NLCS on TBS got off to a good start.
SMW writes that CBS saw a slight bump in the ratings for Pats-Broncos last Sunday.
SMW notes that Fox did well with regional NFL coverage.
And SMW says NASCAR got its highest viewership in three months.
Some behind the scenes production photos from Eye on Sports Media.
Chris Byrne found this pic of Kentucky’s Midnight Madness.
Chris notes Joe Buck trying to stay warm before last night’s ALCS Game 1 at Yankee Stadium.
And Chris sees Fox was wiring the 3rd base mic at Yankee Stadium.
The San Diego News Network notes that the local blackout has been lifted so Chargers fans can watch the Monday Night Football game.
And that’s going to do it for today. Check out Videos of the Week tomorrow morning.