Time for links today.
Holly Sanders of the New York Post notes that the NFL won the Sunday ratings in the city, but the U.S. Open did well in its timeslot beating baseball and golf.
The BBC has signed a deal with the NFL to broadcast Super Bowl XLII and XLIII plus, it will show highlights of the Giants-Miami game in October at Wembley Stadium in London. And Bill Jordan of the Biz of Football blog expands on the story. Here’s the story from the BBC Sport website.
Evan Weiner in the New York Sun says it’s time that the New York market get a third baseball team.
Kevin Wright of the campus newspaper, the Michigan Daily, says a deal between the Big Ten Network and Comcast appears unlikely at this time. The lovely Joanne C. Gerstner of the Detroit Press writes that games on the Big Ten Network on cable and satellite are a blow to free TV. Ed Pardini, a Vice President with Mediacom, has an opinion piece in the Des Moines Register opposing the Big Ten Network (naturally). In fairness, the Register has BTN’s President Mark Silverman with an opinion piece of his own.
Tom Dorsey in today’s Louisville Courier-Journal says be prepared to be inundated with a lot of promos for fall network TV programming. How many times did we see promos for Cane and Kid Nation during the NFL on CBS on Sunday?
NBC will make Notre Dame football games available on cell phones that carry the MobiTV service.
Tim Lemke of the Washington Times picks up a story that I linked to yesterday that Yahoo! Sports beat ESPN.com in unique visitors last month.
Seth Emerson of The State newspaper writes that a website devoted to taking shots at ESPN’s Lee Corso may scare College Gameday away from visiting the South Carolina campus.
John Ryan of the San Jose Mercury News says Dusty Baker is enjoying his year away from managing.
Jimmie Trammel in the Tulsa World writes about the rise and fall of the WAC conference which includes ESPN’s role in the breakup of a proposed 16 team league into two conferences.
Bob Wolfey from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel talks about how athletes don’t have Suds City on their mind and the fact that ESPN will have a piece on retiring umpire Bruce Froemming this weekend.
Bill Doyle of the Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette talks with WEEI’s Gerry Callahan who’s happy to be back on the air after being away for a long time.
Kathryn Shattuck from today’s New York Times writes about a new program premiering on SNY tonight.
The Sports Media Watch notes that David Beckham will be on ESPN tonight, but not on the field, in the broadcast booth.
NBC Sports says it will have extensive coverage of the Tour Championship this weekend.
That’s it for now.