Been all over the place today and I have a free moment to do some links for you. Let’s get to them.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand remembers the late Don Meredith.
Mike also looks at some of the ratings from the weekend.
The Baseball Writers Association of America has announced that Philadelphia Daily News writer Bill Conlin has won the J.G. Taylor Spink Award and will be inducted into the writers wing of Baseball Hall of Fame next year.
Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch wonders if ESPN threw Derek Anderson under the bus by showing him laughing on the sidelines during the San Francisco-Arizona game two Monday nights ago.
Writing for the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, the St. Petersburg Times’ Eric Deggans has high hopes for espnW.
Anthony Crupi of Mediaweek says Super Bowl XLV is proving to be a car adfest.
Toni Fitzgerald of Media Life Magazine says LeBron James’ return to Cleveland may have proven to be a dud on the court, but it was a ratings winner.
Marcus Vanderberg of SportsNewser says retired manager Joe Torre is considering a return to broadcasting.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell feels the NBA taking over the New Orleans Hornet would not be worth it for the league.
Janice Prodaska of WTIC-TV and CTNow.com says Foxwoods Casino is increasing its advertising on MSG Network.
Neil Best sighting! Neil Best sighting! Newsday’s Neil Best tells us that the dreaded pay wall at Newsday.com is down! Temporarily.
Neil writes that the ratings for Monday Night Football in Boston for Jets-Patriots were higher than in New York.
Neil says Dandy Don Meredith was a one-of-a-kind personality.
Douglas Martin and Bill Carter of the New York Times also write about Meredith.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union has Frank Gifford’s thoughts on Meredith’s passing.
To the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog and Dan Steinberg who says one DC radio station is expanding its coverage of the Capitals.
Michael Wilbon writes his last column for the Post and bids farewell to his readers. Wilbon will join ESPN full-time.
Jim Williams from the Washington Examiner says the ratings for the PGA’s Chevron World Challenge with Tiger Woods in contention were decent against the NFL.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News tells us that the Texas Rangers may be changing radio stations.
Tim Colishaw of the Morning News says ranks Don Meredith among the greatest Cowboys quarterbacks.
Randy Galloway of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram doesn’t want the party to end with Don Meredith’s passing.
Ray Buck of the Star-Telegram also writes about Don Meredith.
David Barron from the Houston Chronicle says Meredith wanted football to be fun.
John McClain of the Chronicle says Meredith was a giant on the field and off.
Ed Sherman in Crain’s Chicago Business shares a personal story about Ron Santo.
I will end it there for now. I’ll have more linkage tonight.