It’s the middle of the week. Let’s take a look at the links today.
A couple of stories from Michael Hiestand of USA Today. First, the ratings for the NBA Finals are about to become the lowest ever for the series. With the San Antonio Spurs up 3-0, there’s a sense that the Spurs will close this out either on Thursday or Sunday. The Cleveland Cavaliers were close last night, but you have the feeling that the series is pretty much over.
Paul Sen of Sports Media Watch echos what Hiestand has written.
Hiestand’s regular Wednesday column previews the US Open golf tournament which begins tomorrow and the role NBC analyst Johnny Miller will play in the coverage throughout the weekend.
Sports Media Watch also looks inside the numbers of baseball games on ESPN and Fox up until last weekend.
John Ryan of the San Jose Mercury News also looks at NBC Universal’s coverage of the US Open.
For the readers in Michigan, FSN Detroit replays last night’s no-hitter by Justin Verlander at noon today.
USA Today’s Jorge Ortiz looks at Eric Byrnes of the Arizona Diamondbacks who appears to have a career on TV today.
The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir talked with Harold Reynolds shortly after his debut on MLB.com yesterday.
The Colonial Athletic Conference has not announced its basketball schedule as of yet, but it appears it’s due to the fact that ESPN wants to schedule more teams to appear on its slate of channels. The Harrisonburg Daily News Record has the story.
Bob Wolfey of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has a column today.
In his blog, Neil Best of Newsday says blogs will have more power in the next two years.
We may have more links later. I’ll definitely have Primetime Viewing Choices.