All I have for now, perhaps more stuff later…
Susan Bickelhaupt has fans disappointed in MLB’s decision to grant exclusive rights to MLB Extra Innings to DirecTV. Bill Doyle had Celtics radio voice Sean Grande talking about the job of announcing games for a team that has lost 16 games in a row. Andrew Neff reports on The Maine Channel getting more into sports. David Scott looks at potential Globe buyout candidates and the local media outlets gearing up for Spring Training.
Neil Best takes a look at Deadspin.com and its editor, Will Leitch. Phil Mushnick knocks athletes and coaches who believe that God has a hand in their victories. Richard Sandomir has John Kerry taking up the fight for MLB Extra Innings. Bob Raissman has things already getting testy between the Yankees and the media. Andrew Marchand has CBS-2 staying in-house for their replacement for Chris Wragge. He also has Five Questions for Michael Irvin.
More East Coast
Michael Hiestand looks at the range of foreign accents on CBS golf coverage this year. He also looks at FOX making improvements to its NASCAR coverage and ESPN bringing SportsCenter to the internet. Hiestand’s colleague, Michael McCarthy argues that an American voice is missing on the CBS golf coverage. Aaron Bracy has more on the DirecTV deal with MLB. Laura Nachman wonders why the Eagles official website doesn’t have anything on Andy Reid’s sons, who have been in the news as of late. Jim Williams has the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network annoucing its slate of spring training game. Chris Zelkovich has things looking up for the NHL and their TV ratings.
Dave Darling has ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen, who only stayed with the network for about a year, observing its growth and success from a distance. Barry Jackson looks at SportsCenter gearing up for its 30,000 show. Jim Sarni says blogs spiced up the Super Bowl coverage. David Barron has a look at whether Frank Caliendo might be back on the FOX NFL pregame show next season.
Judd Zulgad says the NHL is committed to Versus despite less than ideal ratings. Bob Wolfley has Rick Majerus impressed with the University of Wisconsin. Ed Sherman has more on the Extra Innings/DirecTV deal.
Tom Hoffarth catches up with former ESPN personality Gary Miller, now working at KCAL in Los Angeles. He also continues his series of the best and worst in LA sports with a look at the TV anchor/reporters. Larry Stewart leads off with more on ESPN’s 30,000 episode of SportsCenter. He also has CBS planning on keeping the lenses dry for this weekend’s Pebble Beach AT&T National Pro-Am. John Maffei has more on John Kerry getting involved in the DirecTV fight over Extra Innings. Jim Carlisle looks at whether NASCAR viewers are going to accept Brent Musburger as the host of ESPN’s coverage of the sport. Joe Davidson has an example of the power of the media in college football recruiting.