Now that I’m recovered from my night at Mohegan Sun, I’m back and ready to give you some linkage.
Before I provide the links, I’ll tell you that my experience at Bobby’s Burger Palace was really disappointing. I went because someone recommended the place to me and I decided to break my personal ban from hamburger joints for this one night (trying to lose weight). Number one, I’m not a fan of Bobby Flay, I think he’s arrogant and a self-promoter. Number two, the person who recommended the place is someone I trust. Number three, the burger I had, “Bobby’s Blue Burger” with blue cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato was not only not hot, but it was too salty (most likely the blue cheese) and his sweet potato fries were not that good. Very disappointed, but not too surprised since Bobby Flay is all-talk. I’ll never go there again. I’ll just head to the trusty buffets at Mohegan Sun.
To your links now.
Newsday goes over the best of Neil Best’s blogs from the last week.
The New York Daily News’ Bob Raissman is already plotting to bring John Madden back to the broadcast booth .
Phil Mushnick in the New York Post admits that he missed WFAN’s Mike Francesa.
Alan Pergament from the Buffalo News caught up with Shaquille O’Neal who begins his reality show later this month.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Bob Wolfley mentions that former Packer WR Sterling Sharpe is mentioned in an NFL Network program and the Packers brought in NBC’s Cris Collinsworth to talk about their media duties.
Phillip B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star says ESPN’s Chris Mortensen took a side trip from his bus ride across the country to visit Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The daughter of Chicago sports radio personality Dan Jiggetts got married yesterday.
Artie Gigantino of the San Francisco Examiner says ESPN’s Chris Mortensen has a dream gig this summer.
The Los Angeles Times’ Diane Pucin profiles NBC’s Cris Collinsworth who begins his first season as game analyst on Sunday Night Football tonight.
Diane urges the Tennis Channel to update some of their features that have been taped as many as two years ago. Diane and I exchanged Tweets about this last night.
The Tri-Cities (WA) Herald says Washington State and FSN Northwest have extended their rights deal for the next 8 years.
John Eggerton of Multichannel News writes that MASN appears to have lost a huge battle to get carried on Comcast systems in PA and VA.
The Sports Media Watch notes that the ratings for last week’s Pennsylvania 500 fell, but coverage of last Sunday’s rain delay drew the highest sports TV ratings.
SMW has some news on some various names including where Mike Vick will grant his first interview.
SMW has more ratings odds and ends.
And the Sports Media Watch has its usual ratings predictions for the weekend.
Joe Favorito says a public relations stunt done correctly can help expand a “global” brand.
The AfterDawn blog says NBC Sports is moving its HD programming online using Microsoft’s Silverlight technology. That includes the 2010 Winter Olympics.
That will do it. Expect a review of “The Lost Son of Havana” sometime today.