Let’s do some linkage on this rainy Monday in Southern New England. Such a drab day and I just can’t get started. Maybe it was due to watching The Oscars abortion last night. Anyway, here are your links to start off your work week.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand reviews Golf Channel’s State of the Game Live panel discussion that had both NBC and Golf Channel analysts together.
Ryan Ballengee of Pro Golf Talk recaps the Golf Channel special.
Jason Gay at the Wall Street Journal tries to understand the attraction of watching the NFL Scouting Combine.
To the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center where Jason Fry lists some of his favorite Mets stories that he’s culled online from the past week.
At Mediaweek, Katy Bachman notes that online streaming provider Ivi TV got shut down over complaints from the networks and MLB.
Jeanette DeForge at the Springfield (MA) Republican reports on ESPN.com contributor Howard Bryant getting arrested over the weekend for allegedly assaulting his estranged wife. This story was picked up over the weekend by several blogs.
The Boston Herald where Bryant used to work has a story on the incident from Jessica Heslam.
The Connecticut Post says ESPN MLB analyst Bobby Valentine is interested in buying a piece of the New York Mets.
Newsday’s Neil Best notes that SNY will be visiting Mets third baseman David Wright’s home.
Phil Mushnick of the New York Post feels Mets owner Fred Wilpon is flip-flopping over his money problems.
To Pete Dougherty at the Albany Times Union. He has the America East conference tournament TV schedules.
Pete also has the MAAC Conference tournament TV schedule.
Down to Washington, DC where CBS-owned WJFK-FM has announced it will be the new flagship station of the Nationals for this season.
From the DC Sports Bog at the Washington Post, Dan Steinberg notes that Sports lllustrated is being harsh on Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin. Maybe truthful is more like it.
Cindy Boren of the WaPo’s The Early Lead blog also discusses the Nationals’ new flagship radio station.
Nathan Warters from the Lynchburg (VA) News & Advance says ESPN’s Digger Phelps helped to inspire Virginia Tech to an upset of Duke on Saturday.
Tom Jones at the St. Petersburg Times looks at the weekend in sports TV.
John Helsley of the Daily Oklahoman talks with the Perpetually Angry Doug Gottlieb of ESPN to talk about his alma mater’s chances of making a run in the NCAA Tournament.
Dan Stupp of the Dayton Daily News talks about UFC using social media to promote its next card.
Dusty Saunders of the Denver Post notes ESPN’s Doris Burke’s ability to be analyst or sideline reporter.
At the Toronto Globe and Mail, Bruce Dowbiggin says the NHL TV analysts are taking off the gloves.
And I’ll end there.