I’m somehow stuck in this bad work stretch where my blogging has suffered. I know I’ll be out of the office for most of the day tomorrow which sucks. But I’ll do what I can for you. Let’s get cracking on the linkage. Again, this will not be a complete set, but I’ll do what I can.
USA Today’s Mike McCarthy talks with ESPN’s soccer voice Ian Darke.
ESPN Ombudsman Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute says prior planning and resources gave ESPN a leg up when the US Women’s Soccer team had its dramatic victory over Brazil on Sunday.
Abigail Pesta of Marie Claire interviews ESPN’s Erin Andrews on dealing with the aftermath of the infamous tape that was released by a stalker two years ago.
Anthony Crupi of Adweek says ESPN created a fictitious candy bar to show the effectiveness of its Monday Night Football brand.
Etan Vlessing of the Hollywood Reporter notes that TSN has signed another sports property to a long-term agreement.
Philiana Ng of the Reporter notes that the MLB All-Star Game beat all comers in primetime last night.
Brooks Peck of Yahoo’s Dirty Tackle blog notes that Sports Illustrated decided not to put the US Women’s Soccer team on this week’s cover in case the team lost to France today.
Gregg Rosenthal of Pro Football Talk writes that Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison had second thoughts about appearing on ESPN today after he made controversial comments to Men’s Health magazine about NFL Commish Roger Goodell to El Niño.
At SportsGrid, Glenn Davis has the video of last night’s very strange interview of Justin Timberlake during the MLB All-Star Game.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says despite the US Women’s Soccer team being a feel-good story right now, it probably won’t translate to endorsement deals down the road.
Matt Yoder at Awful Announcing has the results of the first round of its Joe Morgan Memorial Tournament to find the worst announcer and a look at the voting for the second round.
The Fleer Sticker Project has some very interesting vidcaps of the 1971 MLB All-Star Game which was televised on NBC.
Ok, I’m being told to leave. I’ll do some more links tonight.