Today ended up being one of the busiest weekend days I’ve experienced this year. And they say the weekend is supposed to be for rest. To that I say bullshit! I’ve been driving all over Rhode Island today and it’s kept me from turning on my computer until after 6 p.m. ET. I’m not happy about it, but I’ll do linkage for you, albeit late.
And Dibble writes in circles on his MASN blog.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News reports that Universal Sports will provide daily coverage of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.
David Goetzl of Mediapost has NBC Sports Emperor Dick Ebersol promising regulators that the big ticket sporting events like the Super Bowl and Olympics won’t go all-cable when Comcast takes over NBC.
Mike Florio at Pro Football Talk reports that NFL insider Len Pasquarelli has left ESPN.
Ken Lipshez in the New Britain (CT) Herald profiles minor league baseball broadcasters Joe D’Ambrosio (a.k.a Voice of the UConn Huskies) and Jeff Dooley as they call the local Rock Cats.
Lee Lewis at the Waterbury (CT) Republican-American is amazed that preseason football can draw big ratings.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News feels the New York Jets used HBO’s Hard Knocks to negotiate with holdout Darelle Revis.
Dr. Gloom and Doom at the New York Post gets on golf announcers. Whatever.
In SB Nation New York, Puck The Media’s Steve Lepore has part 3 of ranking the best tri-state area announcers.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner previews tonight’s MLB Network documentary on the 1994 Montreal Expos that paved the way for the team to move to Washington.
Tim Clodfelter in the Winston-Salem (NC) Journal says a Journal copy editor will be part of an ESPN special on the Baseball Hall of Fame this week.
Garry Smits of the Florida Times-Union writes that with Tiger Woods sinking and a TV deal pending, the PGA Tour is at a crossroads.
Tom Jones at the St. Petersburg Times feels Hard Knocks got off to a roaring start.
Kyle Veazey of the Clarion (MS) Ledger says Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen will be going through what’s known as the “Car Wash” at ESPN this week.
The Munroe (LA) News Star notes that ESPN2 will be in town for a boxing card this week.
Larry Vaught of the Danville (KY) Advocate has University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari says only his program would have a three game exhibition trip to Canada televised live to a network of 14 states.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer goes behind the scenes with Fox Sports Ohio as it produces 145 Reds games this season.
Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says “experts” who anointed Ohio State as the winners of the Big Ten might want to hold off just yet.
Dave Van Dyck of the Chicago Tribune has White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen giving his endorsement to MLB Network’s The Club.
The LA Late blog says Screamin’ Gus Johnson had to refute reports that he was dead.
Artie Gigantino of the San Francisco Examiner looks at Fox Sports’ Jimmy Johnson being in this season’s Survivor.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times searches for former NFL bust turned acting bust turned broadcasting bust Brian Bosworth.
Matthew Coller at the Biz of Baseball has a good feature on the lack of minority broadcasters in baseball.
The Sports Media Watch has his Weekend Ratings Predictions.
Joe Favorito talks about the death of the Pro Beach Volleyball Tour.
In Sports Business Digest, Emmett Jones writes about the Dallas Cowboys signing a sponsorship deal with Yokohama Tires.
And you have your linkage for Sunday.