Daily Reads: Feinstein, Gus Johnson, Juiced Baseball, David Ross as the next Cubs manager

John Feinstein with a few andecdotes and his love of radio, mostly sports on the radio. Radio.com The Wall Street Journal on the 71-year old woman with an amazing marathon time. Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune on the possibility of David Ross becoming the next Cubs manager. SB Nation with a Profile of Fox Sports’ Gus Johnson Da Bears Superfans are still going Chicago Tribune Ron Kroichick at The Morning Read talks (from a golf perspective) about the California bill that would challenge the NCAA Jeff Passan on the mind-boggling increase of home runs in 2019.

Sports Media Daily Reads: Steve Spurrier, The Walker Cup, NFL Ratings

Steve Spurrier will host his own local sports radio show in Gainesville, Florida on the U of F owned ESPN radio affiliate WRUF, according to Barrett Sports Media. Here’s to the Ol’ Ball coach sharing his wisdom for the Gator faithful. The Walker Cup was not on TV, anywhere reports Alex Miceli of The Morning Read. The NFL’s Thursday Night Kickoff Game between the Bears and the Packers on NBC doubled its TV ratings from one year ago, per Deadline. Sunday Night Football between the Patriots and the Steelers saw a slight increase in ratings from 2018. According to Sports […]

Daily Reads: Duke keeps winning, Mariano Rivera landmark Hall entry, NFL sued by fans

  Duke’s really good. They’ve got a guy there named Coach K and all he does is win….he’s got such a one-and-done NBA factory going it makes Coach Cal’s program in the Bluegrass land look like make-believe playtime. Duke beat Pitt at Pitt Tuesday night.  Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett too much as Duke rolls over Jeff Capel’s Pitt Panthers  News & Observer Mariano Rivera’s Unanimous Induction Shows An Evolving Cooperstown  FiveThirtyEight.com Saints season ticket holders sue NFL to have end of Saint-Rams game replayed Yahoo Sports Although he’ll be yet another great ratings and hype generator, NFL fans actually don’t want Tom […]

Daily Reads: Golf in the Middle East, Drew Brees at 40, Mel Stottlemyre and iPhone controlled shoe

The most interesting sports content from around the web… suggestions: editor@digitalsportsdaily.com Golf Tiptoed Into the Middle East, Then Dived In-Jeff Shain, New York Times. Drew Brees turns 40: Untold stories of an ultra competitive QB- Mike Triplett, ESPN. A Pivot Back From Video Feels Unlikely for Sports Media in 2019 Joe Londergan, Front Office Sports Sarah Thomas makes more NFL history as first female on-field official in playoff game Des Bieler, Washington Post Mel Stottlemyre, Yankees’ Ace During Lean Years, Dies at 77 New York Times The Best Superbowl commercials of the 90s according to Ad Meter. USA TODAY. Nike unwraps iPhone-controlled, self-lacing Adapt […]

Daily Reads: End of the Road for Cavs, Red Panda and home run decrease

LeBron James vs The Warriors has resulted in a 3-0 series lead, and by all accounts, LeBron alone cannot lead the Cavs back from down three games to become the first team win four straight facing elimination. LeBron had this to say after last night’s 110-102 loss to the Warriors: “The margin of error is very low,” James said of playing Golden State. “It’s almost like playing the Patriots. You just can’t have mistakes. They’re not going to beat themselves. Yahoo Sports. The Warriors are likely to be NBA title winners for the third time in four years, with no […]

Daily Reads: The Hall of Famer who will play in the U.S. Open and the one who won’t, Belichick doesn’t like fun and more

Bill Belichick says that the Patriots are not about fun, after former player Lane Johnson said the New England football team was a fear based organization and his time there was miserable. Thursday the Patriots head coach responded to those comments and said “We feel what’s important to us is to win. So that’s really what we’re trying to do.”  USA TODAY Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz has qualified for the Senior U.S. Open. ESPN.com  Meanwhile, Hall of Fame Quarterback John Elway missed the cut at the Colorado qualifier of the Senior U.S. Open. DenverPost.com  T.V. Ratings for the […]

Daily Reads: The Warriors winning machine, The best teams in Major League Baseball and Sam Hinkie’s new gig

Warriors-Rockets Game 7 The Golden State Warriors: the winning machine that refuses to break down– By Les Carpentar The Guardian.  Some are putting the blame for the Rockets Game 7 failures on head coach Mike D’Antoni-Mike D’Antoni Lost The Biggest Game Of His Career, And He Only Has Himself To Blame-The Big Lead.  Eric Gordon believes the Rockets would have advanced to the Finals had Chris Paul been healthy. Paul missed Game 7 with a hamstring injury. ESPN.com  Major League Baseball Rudy Giuliani was booed at the Yankees game Sunday. CNN.com  Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo broke up a double-play at […]

Daily Reads: Inside the Draft Room, Carmelo Anthony, Ichiro

Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard relived his thought process as he drafted a team record 11 players last weekend in the NFL Draft. He reveals he didn’t bring his No. 1 overall pick in for a visit in order to throw other teams off the scent. He states certain teams who bring guys in for visits almost always are interested. Mike Wells ESPN.com  Igor Kokoskov is the new head coach of the Phoenix Suns. Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN.com  The market for Dez Bryant appears to be very small. ProFootballTalk.com  The Oklahoma City Thunder are ready to get rid of Carmelo […]

Daily Reads: Don Nelson’s retirement years in Hawaii, The Kentucky Derby, Dez Bryant and more

Don Nelson lives in Hawaii opens up with the New York Times in a Q & A about his post life retirement. The Kentucky Derby is getting a lot of buzz and has been for months. As no surprise the ticket prices are up on the secondary market. CBS Sports Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo vouches that Dez Bryant will be a great teammate when the free-agent wide receiver find a new home ESPN. The NFL will change the way kickoffs are done in 2018 to increase player safety, but will not do away with them completely as some […]