I’ll give you some more links today. When I started this morning, I really did not want to update things, but it ended up being quite busy, so you just never know when you start.
Let’s get to the linkage.
The Sports Media Watch has the final weekend ratings.
Joe Favorito’s Sports Marketing and Public Relations blog has some basketball-related notes including the New Jersey Nets trying to buy some goodwill as it fights for the final playoff spot in the NBA’s Eastern Conference and the NBA marketing commemorative Olympics cups in Canada.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette writes in his Parting Schotts blog about this Thursday’s and Friday’s schedule for the NCAA Tournament and college hockey. And Ken says Siena will be the big showcase on Friday.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has the NCAA Tournament schedule for those living in SoCal. And Tom has the items that will be up for auction from the Dodgers-Red Sox exhibition game later this month.
The Baltimore Sun’s Bill Ordine notes that ESPN’s Joe Lunardi was 65 for 65 in predicting the NCAA Tournament bracket.
Diego Vasquez of Media Life Magazine talks about how many more platforms on which March Madness will be available.
Mike Shields of Mediaweek says Yahoo has created a widget so fans can keep track of the NCAA Tournament in case they can’t watch the games online.
Neil Best of Newsday says that NBC has an interesting dilemna on September 4 as the NFL has scheduled its season opener for that date and John McCain is scheduled to make his nominating speech at the Republican National Convention that same night. And Neil has a transcript of WFAN’s Craig Carton having fun at Mike Francesca’s expense.
Justin Terranova of the New York Post says yesterday’s Red Sox-Yankees exhibition game on YES is now the most watched Spring Training game ever on the network.
Anthony Crupi of Mediaweek writes that the YES Network has put an end to its Road Trip reality series after three seasons. Besides, how many times could people watch arrogant Yankees fans go across the country?
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says you can forget about the MLB.com IPO.
The St. Louis Business Journal reports that FSN Midwest will show 88 Cardinals games in HD.
Two press releases for FSN Bay Area. San Francisco Giants fans can celebrate the relaunch of the network on March 31 as Comcast SportsNet Bay Area at the former Pac Bell Park. The following day, Oakland A’s fans can do the the same at the former Oakland Alameida County Coliseum.
The Anaheim Angels have announced their TV schedule on FSN West and KCOP-TV.
The Mediabistro blog has its take on the anti-ESPN Power Point presentation making the rounds.
Phil Swann of the TV Predictions website says ESPNews is preparing to go HD on March 30. Thanks to Awful Announcing for this link, Michael David Smith of the AOL Fanhouse blog has a sneak preview of how ESPNews will look when it relaunches.
Phil Swann says the NHL Network began an HD Simulcast of NHL Live that’s aired on XM Satellite Radio and broadcast from the NHL Store in New York.
Leonard Shapiro of the Washington Post is disappointed that CBS is picking up Mixed Martial Arts.
Alex Weprin of Broadcasting & Cable reports that HBO is now producing a documentary on the 1960 U.S. Open which marked the arrival of Jack Nicklaus, the beginning of the Arnold Palmer era and the end of the Ben Hogan era.
That will do it for tonight.