| May 6, 2013
| 4:32 AM
A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. Look for Land of Linkin' first thing every Monday morning and click here to......
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:33 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup......
| Apr 16, 2013
| 4:26 PM
If you grew up around here in the 1960s and 1970s like I did, you remember that there was no ESPN, no MLB Network, no YES, no Comcast SportsNet. You could only get channels 2-13 on your TV in those days. And for a baseball fan, depending on which cable...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Everybody in the Comcast-NBC Universal family of networks -- the Golf Channel, NBC Sports, NBC10, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia -- benefitted from a big week of golf at Merion. The U.S. Open was a hit with numbers of viewers and TV ratings being the best...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 9:12 PM
With the Los Angeles Clippers closing in on a deal to hire Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, fans in the Boston area expressed surprise, disappointment and some anger Sunday night, along with resignation about the seeming inevitable.
On the Fish Pier...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 5:34 PM
When word spread on Wednesday that Tim McCarver had announced that the 2013 baseball season would be his last, at least as a full-time network broadcaster, there was probably considerable rejoicing in certain parts of the country.
Like anyone in a place...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:31 PM
On June 11, two days before the tournament began, Golf Channel's Rich Lerner labeled Merion the No. 1 story line for the U.S. Open.
It turns out, the Lehigh Valley native was prophetic.
Because it seemed to me the historic golf course, the...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 9:02 PM
After a recent Blackhawks playoff loss, a friend clued Susannah Collins in to the Internet buzz comparing her legacy to one of Chicago's most infamous animals — not exactly the way she once imagined leaving her mark on the city.
| Jun 12, 2013
| 7:26 PM
ARDMORE —Rich Lerner has not forgotten where he came from, and will happily remind anyone who will listen of his Lehigh Valley roots.
Lerner, an Allentown native, is back home — well, at least sort of — this week as one of the...
| May 8, 2013
"The past is never dead. It's not even past," William Faulkner wrote more than 60 years ago, long before the sound and the fury of online chatter and the Internet's capacity for keeping one's personal history ever-present and unburied.
The road people...
| May 9, 2013
| 7:35 PM
In case you haven't noticed, this isn't your father's sports television landscape.
Things continue to change rapidly, and the old saying that goes "You can't tell the players without a scorecard" has now changed to "You can't tell who's doing the game...
| May 4, 2013
| 6:43 PM
Susannah Collins ought to thank the Blackhawks. They made her a folk hero, and folk heroes never die.
Neither do the connections to the villains who took them out. Looking at you, Rocky Wirtz.
During a Comcast SportsNet segment, Collins made an on-air...