A Wednesday Quickie Update

I’ll do a few links here. This is going to be Newsday-heavy. I’ll explain.

Last night, I linked to Bob Glauber’s NFL blog at Newsday.com after he posted not one, but two pictures of Scarlett Johansson, after I had been needling Neil Best for quite some time. Well, Bob decided to give Fang’s Bites a shoutout today. Then he noticed that Neil had finally caved to public pressure, well, me, Bob and Phil from LI who have asked for Scarlett, and posted a pic of her in an entry about the new Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Thanks to Bob for helping me out in my “campaign” to have Scarlett posted in Neil Best’s blog.

Now Neil has other posts today including one on his pitch to NBC Sports President Dick Ebersol to show synchronized skating (yes, it does exist!). Also, Neil has an update on SNY’s efforts to show road games in HD and add closed captioning (which is a crime for hearing impaired viewers who want to watch the games). And Neil suggests that former Pawtucket Red Sox announcer Andy Freed who’s now doing games for the Tampa (don’t call them Devil) Rays replace Tom McCarthy in Mets radio booth.

Chris Pursell of TV Week reports that CBS Sports has promoted its Vice President of Communications Leslie Anne Wade to Senior Vice President. She’ll oversee all media-related efforts for the entire CBS Sports umbrella as well as CSTV and Showtime Sports.

Ben Grossman of Broadcasting & Cable writes that ESPN has been given the TV rights to The Masters’ Par 3 contest, played the day before the actual tournament, and has never been broadcast.

Coming up, my NFL Pick for tonight as well as Primetime Viewing Picks and possibly another update. Keep it here.

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