After a crazy period from 6:30 p.m. Friday until Sunday morning, when my new server host verified my account, I really didn’t have a blogging home to speak of. After Web Hub Hosting decided to remove my site from its servers following a Denial of Service attack that had apparently targeted Fang’s Bites. After discussing this with the extremely unhelpful Web Hub Hosting techies who refused to give me any information, I was in a holding pattern until Saturday night when they told me to pack up my stuff and leave. They provided me with backup of my archives so I had to quickly find another host, all this while UConn-Kentucky was airing on CBS.
The Host Monster people not only were very cooperative and understanding, but took the time to walk me through transferring my archives to its servers. It’s greatly appreciated and they were patient with me in getting me through a rather stressful transition. And by Sunday morning, I could blog once again. Let’s put it this way, Web Hub Hosting was extremely unhelpful, stalling and not forthcoming about what happened to my site. Host Monster was very gracious and helpful in getting me set up again. So you see that being helpful goes a long way. I’m very thankful to Host Monster’s tech support for the help and the efficiency of getting my blog back up and running. Greatly appreciated.
Now to our links.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today feels CBS’ three man team of Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg and Steve Kerr got the job done at the Final Four®.
ESPN Ombudsmen Kelly McBride and Regina McCombs take ESPN to task over the Jalen Rose story where he did not originally reveal his arrest on DUI charges last month.
At ESPN Front Row, Company Vice President of Content Development Ron Wechsler tells you where to eat if you’re on the road.
Saturday was ESPN.com’s 16th birthday and editor Ron King celebrated on Front Row.
Sports Business Daily notes that CBS had its best Final Four® ratings in six years.
Daniel Kaplan from Sports Business Journal says the National Football League is going to plan for a worse-case weather scenario at future Super Bowls.
John Ourand from SBJ profiles the founder of ESPN, Bill Rasmussen who is now looking for the next big thing.
And SBJ has more profiles of people who it has deemed “Champions: Pioneers & Innovators in Sports Business” for 2011.
Dan Fogarty at SportsGrid has the video of SNY airing the audio of a Family Guy clip ragging on the New York Mets during a game replay over the weekend.
Jason Fry writing for the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center says Twitter has changed the way he waits for and reports on waiver wire news.
Nyay Bushan of the Hollywood Reporter notes that the India-Pakistan World Cup cricket match watched by millions around the world, garnered a huge audience and broke a viewing record in India.
Mike Reynolds at Multichannel News writes about ESPN launching the Longhorn Network.
Mike writes that a Hollywood investment company is looking to launch a group of regional sports networks across the country.
Toni Fitzgerald from Media Life writes about CBS’ ratings for the Final Four®.
Louisa Ada Seltzer of Media Life Magazine says CBS has the best of both worlds in tonight’s NCAA National Championship game.
At Sports TV jobs, Pamela Modarelli Hegner talks with four women including ESPN’s Suzy Kolber and Cindy Brunson about their experiences in sports TV journalism.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell wonders if people will watch tonight’s Butler-UConn game.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban asks us if ESPN has a Twitter problem.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times writes that SNY higher ups are not laughing over a tech who slipped in a Family Guy audio drop into a Mets game replay.
Richard also talks with former St. Louis Cardinals first baseman, former Yankees broadcaster and former National League President Bill White about his new candid and frank autobiography.
Once again, Phil Mushnick of the New York Post is in an extremely hateful mood.
Pete Dougherty at the Albany Times Union says ESPN has launched the Longhorn Network.
To the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog, Dan Steinberg notes that MASN has made spelling errors all over the place.
Barry Svrluga of the Post talks with CBS’ Verne Lundquist about the iconic 1986 Masters which a 46 year old Jack Nicklaus became the oldest man to win the tournament.
Jim Williams with the Washington Examiner talks with CBS’ Jim Nantz.
Tom Jones from the St. Petersburg Times reviews the weekend in sports television.
David Barron at the Houston Chronicle spent some time with ESPN’s Dick Vitale.
David says for the NCAA basketball national champion , it’s all about hearing “One Shining Moment” at the end of the game.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel gets Joe Buck’s take on the Albert Pujols contract negotiations with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Crain’s Chicago Business’ Ed Sherman says the White Sox need a fast start to pay some pretty hefty bills this season.
Dusty Saunders of the Denver Post writes that the Final Four® three man booth worked well.
At the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Norm Clarke says ESPN’s Stuart Scott allowed a teenager to take a golf swing for a possible donation to his college fund.
Tom Hoffarth from the Los Angeles Daily News has your sports calendar for this week.
Tom talks with ESPN’s Bobby Valentine about his time with the Dodgers and his new gig on Sunday Night Baseball.
Tom has more with Bobby in his blog.
To the Toronto Star where Raju Mudhar notes that a familiar voice to Toronto sports fans is heading to TSN Radio.
Bruce Dowbiggin at the Toronto Globe and Mail says TSN may finally have the final piece to its radio puzzle.
Sports Media Watch notes that the NBA on TNT did very well on Thursday outrating MLB on ESPN.
Joe Favorito looks at how sports talk radio is growing in Israel.
And I will end it there.