I’ve been writing a review of Real Sports that premiered earlier this week and I’ll have it up tomorrow night.
Let’s do some linkage on this late night Thursday/early morning Friday.
First, Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News writes in his Farther Off the Wall blog that KCAL-TV and FSN Prime Ticket will pick up the Dodgers-Padres exhibition games in Communist China this weekend, and that MLB.com will show the very last Dodger exhibtion game at Vero Beach, FL on Monday.
The Sports Media Watch has news on various ESPN personalities.
Ray Frager of the Baltimore Sun advises you get your VIP pass for March Madness on Demand now.
Newsday’s Neil Best says WFAN suffered the dreaded technical difficulties during the Mike & the Mad Dog broadcast of the West Virginia-UConn game at the Big East Tournament from Madison Square Garden.
CBS Sports says CSTV will relaunch as CBS College Sports Network this Sunday and debut a new sports news program the following day.
Triangle Busines News (NC) says two sister sports radio stations in the Raleigh-Durham area will carry the NCAA Tournament.
If you’re a member of Joost, you can watch the NCAA Tournament live online.
TV Week’s Chris Pursell blogs from the IMG World Congress of Sports in New York and says with most of the major sports properties coming up for bid in 2013, network sports presidents are urging caution on spending.
Alex Weprin of Broadcasting & Cable recaps the Sports Emmy nominations. CBS Sports says legendary golf producer Frank Chirkinian will receive a Lifetime Achievement Sports Emmy for his innovative work. Paul Gough of the Hollywood Reporter says HBO leads the way with 31 noms.
John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable says golf tournaments with Tiger Woods almost double the TV ratings of those that don’t have him.
NBC Sports talks about this Sunday’s Philadelphia-Pittsburgh matchup which will be the NHL Game of the Week.
If you’re interested, here are excerpts from ESPN on Bob Knight’s debut from Wednesday.
From the WTF Department, the AOL Fanhouse blog tells us that ESPN the Magazine has hired a fashion editor. It’s not just about sports anymore at the Alleged Worldwide Leader.
The Canadian Broadcasting Company has announced its hosts for the Summer Olympics Games in Communist China. This marks the last Olympics for CBC as CTV will do the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2012 Summer Games in London.
The Friday megalinks will be up sometime in the morning. See you then.