Let’s do some links on this Wednesday. I may do more this evening.
First, Sports Business Daily points out that Monday Night Football received the 5th highest audience on cable this year.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand talks about ESPN’s plethora of bowls and discusses Captain Blowhard doing commentary on an NBA game this Friday.
Barry Bloom at MLB.com writes that former Montreal Expos voice and current Florida Marlins radio play-by-play Dave Van Horne has won the Ford C. Frick Award and will be inducted into the broadcaster’s wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Milton Kent of Fanhouse says Monday Night Football doesn’t have that special feeling like it used to.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell talks with NCAA President Mark Emmert about not paying student athletes.
Anthony Crupi at Mediaweek discusses Monday Night Football’s ratings.
As Howard Cosell, Richard Sandomir in the New York Times remembers Don Meredith.
To Newsday and Neil Best who writes how Frank Gifford helped to transition Don Meredith from the football field to the TV booth.
Neil notes that Frank and Dandy Don actually acted in a play together.
Neil wondered why Fran Tarkenton was in the Monday Night Football booth the night that John Lennon was shot 30 year ago.
Neil reviews HBO’s documentary on the late Vince Lombardi.
Neil wonders why we’re seeing a lot of Vince Lombardi lately.
This is like the old days when I used to link to Neil a lot. Glad that Newsday.com is open for a month.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union notes that ESPN has created yet another college basketball event.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner talks with ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit who’s happy that the BCS is back in the Alleged Worldwide Leader’s fold.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News is disappointed Texas Rangers voice Eric Nadel did not win the Ford C. Frick Award.
Barry has NBC’s Rodney Harrison singing the praises of Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett.
I’ll finish the linkage later tonight. This should tie you over.