It's Thursday. I'm Here and it's Time for Some Links

Finished my work over at the jobsite so it’s time to provide you with some links.

Over to the SOX & Dawgs site which has a petition seeking to have Glenn Geffner removed from the Red Sox Radio booth.

CNBC’s Darren Rovell has a story on Dale Earnhardt, Jr. who yesterday announced his new number for next year’s NASCAR Nextel Cup season and his new sponsor.

Neil Best of Newsday blogs about that MSG Network has not covered the Isiah Thomas sexual harassment trial. Best also mentions that Fox’ Troy Aikman doing a Giants game usually means a loss for the New York team (Best also works in a shot of Jessica Alba posing with Aikman).

Bill Doyle of the Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette writes about the NFL TV analysts taking their shots at Bill Belichick and FSN New England changing over to Comcast SportsNet New England a week from this Monday. And here’s a press release from Comcast about the FSN New England takeover in time for Celtics season.

Jim Williams in his Examiner blog breaks news that the Washington Nationals have decided to drop Bob Carpenter from the TV booth. Bad move in my opinion. Carpenter is a very good announcer and should be able to pick up a job for next season. Mark Zuckerman of the Washington Times has more on the story.

Thomas Boswell of the Washington Post writes about the end of RFK Stadium.

ESPN announces that Scott Van Pelt will be Mike Tirico’s replacement host and be a regular contributor along with Kirk Herbstreit and the lovely Michelle Tafoya. The Tirico show premieres on ESPN Radio today. Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune talks about Minnesota native Tafoya joining the Tirico show.

Mike McGraw of the Chicago Daily Herald talks with Big Ten Network anchor Mike Hall. And McGraw has six questions for the Antichrist.

Joanne C. Gerstner of the Detroit News advises readers not to blame the media when negative stories about sports surface.

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that last Saturday’s Louisville-Kentucky game was the highest rated program ever on ESPN Classic.

David Hinckley of the New York Daily News talks with the new Program Director of ESPN Radio New York.

Shawn Gauby of the Drexel University school newspaper, the Triangle, talks with Drexel alumnus Chris McKendry of ESPN.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Bob Wolfey notes it’s been 25 years since the Packers, Wisconsin and the Brewers have all had winning seasons at the same time plus he talks about Donovan McNabb’s comments on Real Sports.

Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star has a story on former “Bachelor” star Jesse Palmer who’s doing TV analysis work with TSN, ESPN and CTV.

Jeffrey Flanagan of the Kansas City Star talks with ESPN’s Suzy Kolber about sideline reporting and her role on NASCAR broadcasts.

Dave Weekley of the Charleston (WV) Gazette says the West Virginia-Maryland game on ESPN last Saturday did well in the ratings.

Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution blogs about the return of Chip Carey to the Atlanta Braves booth. And here’s Rogers’ story on Carey.

AT&T cellular customers can see the College Gameday guys, Chris Fowler, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit on their phones.

Tim Povtak of the Orlando Sentinel writes that Bright House cable customers may not be able to see 35 Magic games on FSN. Some 42 games will remain on Sun Sports.

Dana Pennett O’Neil of the Philadelphia Daily News says she can relate to Donovan McNabb’s comments on Real Sports.

Erik Boland of Newsday talks with WFAN’s Ann Liguori who starts a new golf interview show on WLIU Radio this Saturday.

Sam Amick of the Sacramento Bee says 74 Kings games will be broadcast on Comcast SportsNet and KXTV.

That’s it for now. Check back for an update later.

Ken Fang

About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013. He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television. Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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