What made it into this week’s sports media column:
Another look at how the Lakers’ use of its Time Warner Cable contract came into play during the Dwight Howard contract renegotiation talks, and whether that really gave the team an advantage over other suitors (from Thursday’s blog post).
What didn’t make it in but could have:
== ESPN plans to air a 21-minute piece during Sunday’s 7 a.m. “SportsCenter” — a Tom Rinaldi followup to a feature he did four years ago about a two Cleveland high school wrestlers who became friends as they went through the challenges of one being blind and the other having no legs. The piece on Dartanyon Crockett and Leroy Sutton also airs on Sunday’s “Outside the Lines” (ESPN2, 6 a.m.). After the original feature aired on August 2, 2009, producer Lisa Fenn, who left ESPN in 2010, received more than 700 emails from people who wanted to help Crockett and Sutton go to college. Crockett went on to become a member of the USA Judo team and earned a medal in the 2012 Paralympics in London. He lives and studies in Colorado Springs, Col. Sutton, a college student in Phoenix, was in London to cheer him on.
== Monday’s latest Golf Channel episode of “Feherty” has host David Feherty visiting Raymond Floyd on his 260-acre Vermont farm, where, according to the network’s press release, Feherty “discovers the therapeutic value of mowing grass.”
== The blogpost earlier about ESPN’s Dan Shulman, doing the Angels-Red Sox game from Anaheim on Sunday
== And how, again, did ESPN’s Darren Rovell end up getting dragged into a story about an In-N-Out burger hoax (apprently so huge it was the centerpiece cover story in today’s L.A.Daily News … sorry, Egypt)?