Let’s start with USA Today and Michael Hiestand. He writes about CBS focusing its PGA Championship coverage on Tiger Woods especially during the 4th round on Sunday. The man was leading and the margin did go from 5 shots to 1 at one point. It’s understandable.
In the New York Post, Phil Mushnick goes after the TNT and CBS announcers for not keeping things simple during the PGA Championship broadcast. I will have to disagree with that. I think Mushnick reads too much into it. But Mushnick does have praise for CBS’s pictures.
In the Toronto Star, Chris Zelkovich says CBS went overboard in its “cheering” for Tiger. Again, I’ll disagree with that. He’s leading, he has to be the focus of the broadcast.
And Tom Jones in the St. Petersburg Times says CBS made the PGA Championship boring. What do these media critics want?
Bill Haisten of the Tulsa World has a story on CBS cameraman David Finch who had the assignment of following Tiger this weekend. I’m sure Chris Zelkovich felt Haisten was rooting for Tiger by following him.
Neil Best in his Newsday blog says streaming records were set at PGA.com during the first two rounds of the PGA Championship.
In the San Francisco Examiner and the Watch This! blog, Jim Williams says ESPN will be doing live shows in the City by the Bay today.
Dusty Saunders in the Rocky Mountain News says ESPN is pulling out all of its publicity guns to promote Ron Jaworski on Monday Night Football. John Ryan of the San Jose Mercury News also writes about Jaws’ debut on MNF tonight. The Charlotte Observer picks up Barry Jackson’s Miami Herald story on Jaws.
Subscribers to the NFL Sunday Ticket on DirecTV will be able now be able to see live streaming games on the web. FINALLY!!! But you have to have DirecTV and subscribe to the additional SuperFan package.
The Houston Chronicle’s David Barron writes about sports radio station, KFNC, making some new hires.
Former Oklahoma University and Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer joins XM Satellite Radio as an analyst.
Bob Wolfey in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel says the Brewers have hired a consultant company to measure the city’s radio market.
Paul Gough of the Hollywood Reporter while ESPN gets all of the headlines, Versus is slowly but surely carving out a niche of its own. I’m not sure about that. I don’t hear anyone talking about Versus on my block.
Kyle Nagel of the Dayton Daily News says the Big Ten Network may become an afterthought for Ohio State fans just like ESPNU has.
Those are your links for now. I’ll check back with you later.