Now that the wedding hangover is just about over, I’m back at work, also blogging and ready for another week in the dog days of August. Let’s go.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand has CBS’ Phil Simms discussing the enigma that is Brett Favre.
CBSSports.com’s Dennis Dodd says eight Big 12 schools are in discussion to start their own TV network. This would not include Texas which is developing its own channel. My head is spinning.
At the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, Jason Fry wishes beat writers would use Twitter for reporting and not complaining.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says the Shake Weight is a big hit. Just looking at the ads, how to use it seems so wrong. Very wrong.
Mike Reynolds at Multichannel News writes that Gol TV will launch in HD on a 2nd affiliate after a successful launch on DirecTV earlier this month.
Phil Swann at TV Predictions says DirecTV will offer Sunday NFL Ticket online to non-subscribers.
Phil Mushnick at the New York Post says the Roger Clemens steroids cases drudges up more problems for MLB.
Ryan Sharrow of the Baltimore Business Journal looks at the Ravens signing with Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic to air their regular season programming.
Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog says Al Michaels’ halftime interview with Brett Favre bumped a previously taped piece between Bob Costas and DC NFL team coach Mike Shanahan.
Tom Jones at the St. Petersburg Times has a look at the weekend in sports TV.
Ed Sherman with Crain’s Chicago Business says former Sun-Times columnist Jay Mariotti has put his career in jeopardy with his arrest on domestic assault charges.
Chicago media critic Robert Feder says Mariotti’s arrest brought up some old wounds between he and his former Sun-Times colleague Roger Ebert.
Dusty Saunders of the Denver Post feels Vin Scully is truly a treasure.
Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times writes about Scully’s announcement to return for the 2011 season.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News says SoCal led out a collective sigh of relief upon hearing of Vin’s return.
Tom has various reaction to Vin’s announcement.
Tom says while Vin apologized for making the announcement, Tom says the media should be apologizing to him for making this all a big deal.
Tom has your SoCal sports calendar.
Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail says a Canadian sports TV network has parted ways with one of its long-time personalities.
Chris Zelkovich at the Toronto Star feels Buck Martinez has greatly improved the quality of Blue Jays telecasts on Rogers Sportsnet.
Maury Brown at the Biz of Baseball tries to make sense of it all.
At the Sports Bank, Paul M. Banks had the chance to talk with softball star Jennie Finch and what’s next for her as she’s retiring from the sport. He talks with her about her legacy. And he also talks with her about what’s next for her, either owning a softball team or going into television.
The Big Lead notes that NBC’s Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth giddily talked about gambling at the end of last night’s Vikings-49ers game.
The Miami Herald’s Dan LeBatard writes a guest post for The Big Lead in which he understands, but also fears the reprisals on Jay Mariotti.
Kurt Allen at Midwest Sports Fans says Mariotti is another in a long line of troubles at ESPN.
That’s all for now.