Not a whole lot of afternoon links today. Sports radio has been a lot of Curt Schilling talk, and panic on the airwaves after a single loss. The Big Show has spent plenty of time on Tom Brady and the front page story in the Herald today about the photos from the upcoming GQ magazine article in which the Patriots QB talks about his web surfing habits.

Good for Jon Wallach for getting a full-time gig and increased role at WEEI. He deserves it after working 7 days a week for most of the last decade. However, I have to admit that I’m finding his pairing with Michael Holley on the middays while Dale Arnold is away in Europe to be quite painful. I don’t know if it is the pairing or what, but I’m not enjoying it. Wallach almost seems to be trying too hard at the role, and the attempts at humor by the shots at the fill-in flash guy and commenting on music and fashion are coming across as forced. I know, I knock guys for not trying at all and here I’m knocking Wallach for trying too hard…I do think he’ll get better as he gets more time with Holley.

Eric McHugh has a decent profile on the Patriots Wesly Mallard, who prepares to be a special teams demon for New England this season. Tom King has a look at the tight end position in camp, with Christina Fauria in the spotlight. The veteran brings a lot more to the team than his contributions on the field, according to coach Belichick.

Bob Stern talks to Manny Delcarmen Sr about the pride he has in seeing his son pitch for the Red Sox and seemingly having a bright future in front of him. Win Bates doesn’t believe we’ll see Sox vs. Sox in the playoffs. Eric Wilbur believes it is time to let Mike Timlin close out some games, and in the rest of his blog today he has some other links and items of note.