As my office air conditioning has gone down on a very hot and humid day, I give you the Tuesday links today.
Let’s start with Susan Bickelhaupt of the Boston Globe who writes that her colleague, Bud Collins, has been hired by ESPN to work on its tennis coverage and will also be featured on its various outlets. I’m glad to see this as NBC unceremoniously dumped him during Wimbledon. He’ll also be reunited with Dick Enberg.
Neil Best of Newsday reports that the New York Football Giants have signed a deal with Fox New York for all types of programming.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News says it took just one hour for the sports collectable industry to try to cash in on Alex Rodriguez’ 500th home run.
USA Today reports the ratings for ESPN Saturday on the Barry Bonds’ 755th home run were low. That’s to be expected since Saturday night is the lowest rated night for TV. People are out especially at 10 p.m. But John Ryan of the San Jose Mercury News says locally, the Bay Area is watching.
Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated gives his Media Power Ratings for July.
Michael Marotta of the Boston Herald says one fun part of “The Bronx is Burning” is the celebrity cameos.
Paul Gough of the Hollywood Reporter reports that the boxing reality series, “The Contender” returns to ESPN this fall.
Brian Watkins of Insider Racing News.com says he’s fed up of NASCAR’s TV partners and it’s time for a new NASCAR channel.
ESPN’s Chris Berman will host a memorial service for the late Bill Walsh this Friday.
George M. Thomas in today’s Akron Beacon Journal writes that most Ohioans are wondering when they’ll be able to see the NFL and Big Ten Networks.
Mark Zuckerman of the Washington Times writes that MASN’s Bob Carpenter, radio announcers Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler will be ready in case Barry Bonds hits his 756th home run against the Nationals tonight or tomorrow.
Those are the links for now. I’ll be back later with an update.