First, I’m happy to have my internet back at work. It only took three work days to solve the problem, but I have to thank the girl, Nancy from Verizon for helping me out. One of the best tech support people I have ever dealt with. The people last week who were supposed to call me back? They get an F. Nancy today? She gets A+. On the ball and knew exactly what to do. I wish every techie was like her. I don’t have to rush home to post things or e-mail out reports, I can now do it from here. Thank goodness.
OK, let’s do some links. First, if you watched the tedious Oscars telecast (Hugh Jackman singing, what the hell was that?), you might have heard one of the sports blogosphere’s greatest catchphrases last night. I have to give credit to Awful Announcing for catching Will Smith saying “Boom Goes the Dynamite”.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand says with ESPN jettisoning Emmitt Smith, does it mean Brett Favre will be the network’s next hire?
Sox & Dawgs has the second installment of “The Adventures of Digger and Friends” that ran yesterday on Fox. Yesterday, I was reading Twitter and there were a whole bunch of negative comments on Digger. The little gopher is not popular from what I’ve read.
Nice to see the Daly Planet NASCAR blog back in operation. Earlier this month, it announced it was ceasing operation, but it decided after Daytona it would return due to popular demand. I’m glad to see it back. John Daly gives his critique on how Speed and especially Fox did with a rain delayed Auto Club 500. I agree with John’s assessment on Digger.
The New York Post’s Phil Mushnick has an appreciation for an old school New York Ranger.
Ray Frager of the Baltimore Sun says ex-Raven Chris McAlister is back on sports radio today.
This has nothing to do with sports, but it’s kind of silly. Steve Blow of the Dallas Morning News says viewers are up in arms with the way WFAA-TV anchor Cynthia Izaguirre pronounces her name. Let her pronounce the way it’s supposed to be said. Come on, people!
Dusty Saunders of the Rocky Mountain News says Rockies TV voice Drew Goodman won a much deserved award last week.
Adam Rose of the Los Angeles Times says ESPN’s investigation into USC’s college basketball package recruiting deals turned out to be much ado about nothing.
Christopher Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media blog welcomes the SEC’s Media Relations Director to the blogosphere. Chris says NBC welcomes Tiger Woods back to the PGA Tour with plenty of media hype. Chris also has the video that was making the rounds this weekend of UConn coach Jim Calhoun clearly owning a reporter who had his own agenda besides basketball.
Joe Favorito says Tiger Woods and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones are trying to control their messages.
Steve Lepore of Puck The Media looks at NBC’s choices for the upcoming NHL Game of the Week and what it should pick.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star says CBC found some great stories in its annual Hockey Day in Canada broadcast.
Some good stuff for you all. I have another post coming up.