Our Sunday Links

Let me give you some links from the Sunday papers. I’m a bit tired this morning, but you don’t want to hear that so let me get to the linkage.

Neil Best of Newsday writes about the 40th Anniversary of the venerable Madison Square Garden.

The New York Daily News’ Bob Raissman feels HBO canceled the wrong show.

Phil Mushnick of the New York Post has a nice, heartfelt tribute to retiring Associate Sports Editor Dick Klayman.

Jim Williams of the DC/Baltimore Examiner writes that the DC media is scrambling to cover the Redskins’ announcement of its new head coach today.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Bob Wolfley has some news and notes today.

The CNN Money site picks up a story that ESPN and a couple of other countries are interested in Setanta Sports, a network that has the TV rights to the English Premier League and is a pay per view channel here in the States. Michael Kleinman of the Daily Telegraph in London says Setanta put itself on the block after an unsolicited takeover bid came to surface.

Dave Weekley of the Charleston (WV) Gazette says ESPN2 is showcasing women’s basketball today in the name of cancer research.

Michael Grant of the Louisville Courier-Journal writes about ESPN’s College Gameday coming to the Louisville campus yesterday and the good-natured ribbing Jay Bilas took from the fans at Freedom Hall.

Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News writes that Univision had higher ratings for the US-Mexico soccer match than ESPN2 which carried the game at the same time.

The Kansas City Star’s Jeffrey Flanagan says FSN’s Frank White will call the Royals games as he sees them. The Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal talks about the increase of local programming on FSN Kansas City.

Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star writes about the legacy of the 1988 Calgary Winter Games on the Canadian Olympic movement.

Bill Redekop of the Winnepeg Free Press writes about the CBC coming to Manitoba for its 8th Annual Hockey Day in Canada broadcast yesterday. Patrick Maloney of the London Free Press decided to see what the hockey day was like in London, Ontario while the CBC focused on Winkler yesterday.

While yesterday was a celebration of hockey in Canada, Jeff Z. Klein and Lew Serviss write in the New York Times that enthusiasm for the sport is waning in the Southeast region as attendance and TV ratings are down.

That will do it. If there are any updates, I’ll put them here.