Some Wednesday Linkage

Some Wednesday Linkage

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Some Wednesday Linkage


I’m dragging this morning after writing my Amazing Race Asia, Episode 2 recap well into the wee morning hours. I’ve trapped myself into a corner writing them knowing that there’s a loyal audience from both Asia and the U.S. for them. I think because the last episode was 90 minutes, it was particularly hard to write. The next one should be easier and of course, The Amazing Race 13 premieres on Sunday and I’ll be writing recaps for that as well. I’ll definitely be sleep deprived by the end of the season.

Anyway to your links.

From Friend of Fang’s Bites, David Scott of the Boston Sports Media Watch, he tells us that noted plagiarist Ron Borges is leaving after a short few weeks and going to the Boston Herald full-time.

USA Today’s Michael Hiestand says ESPN will give college basketball lovers a huge cornucopia of games starting at midnight on November 18.

Dayton Morinaga of the Honolulu Advertiser says Hawaii will be involved in the ESPN college basketball tip-off marathon.

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that Kentucky-North Carolina will be the primetime showcase of the marathon on ESPN.

Newsday’s Neil Best says New York Giants radio analyst Dick Lynch has passed away after a long illness. I used to make fun of Lynch for whining on the air, but after he lost a son in 9/11 which took a lot out of him, I stopped. From what I understand, Lynch was a very nice man.

Bob Wolfley from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the love for Brett Favre in the local area appears to be waning.

Tierney Plumb of the Washington Business Journal says former Redskins linebacker LeVar Arrington will join Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic as an on-air studio analyst.

The Sports Media Watch has the final weekend ratings. SMW says despite not having Brett Favre, the Packers are still a national draw. And here are some various ratings notes.

Christopher Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media takes the NBC hyping of its ratings for Sunday Night Football with a grain of salt. And Chris wonders why a Georgia Tech game program had to take a shot at Barry Bonds.

Subscribers to Time Warner Cable in North Carolina may not be able to watch MASN, but according to the Raleigh News & Observer, they will be able to watch the Big Ten Network. The Greensboro News-Record says BTN will be available on Time Warner tomorrow.

Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press says despite ties to both Minnesota and Ohio State, Big Ten Network analyst Glen Mason will be objective during Saturday’s game.

Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union has the college football TV viewing for the New York State Capital Region.

Over to Jeffrey Flanagan of the Kansas City Star, he writes that Time Warner/Metro Sports is investigating the leak of some raw unaired footage of George Brett on YouTube.

The Sox & Dawgs blog has the video of Johnny Bench doing his best Harry Caray impression on NESN last night.

The great 38 Cliches blog has a link to the early days of Red Sox voice Joe Castiglione when he was in Cleveland.

Ray Frager of the Baltimore Sun wonders why the tournament director of the PGA Senior Players Championship did not inform a sports radio talk show host that Tom Watson will not participate despite even with him being mentioned twice.

Joe Favorito says some intended goodwill by the Toronto Maple Leafs ended up being lost by the media.

Sam Schechner of the Wall Street Journal says Barack Obama and John McCain are advertising heavily on regional sports networks.

The Orlando Business Journal says Disney is adding a new event as part of renaming its Wide World of Sports complex this week.

That’s it for now. Look for an update later today on TBS’ online coverage of the MLB postseason.

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