Let me give you some quick links this evening.
First, Jim Williams of the DC/Baltimore Examiner writes that Tony Kornheiser and Ron Jaworski will return to Monday Night Football this season.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette writes in his blog about the opening weekend of primetime games in the National Football League.
The Sports Media Watch says overall ratings for the NCAA Tournament are down, but CBS is still winning primetime nights. Michael David Smith of the AOL Sports Fanhouse blog says CBS needs a big Final Four to avoid this NCAA Tournament from being the lowest rated of all time. Benjamin Toff of the New York Times says the NCAA Tournament overrun of Davidson-Kansas gave CBS a primetime win on Sunday.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times writes in his Two Cents blog that CBS announcers went too far in their praise of North Carolina’s Tyler Hansbrough.
Linda Haugsted of Multichannel News writes that FSN Prime Ticket will produce 50 three-minute episodes commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ move to the West Coast.
Dave Albee of the Marin (CA) Independent Journal says the launch of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area was a success.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the radio rights for the Brewers are up for grabs.
Drew Olson of OnMilwaukee.com talks with Chicago Cubs TV announcer Len Kasper.
Greg Wyshynski of the AOL Sports Fanhouse blog warns puckheads that the NHL wants to experiment with placing virtual ads on the glass and dashers of televised network games.
Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe says NBC will probably decide this week if it will pick up the option for the NHL next season (scroll down).
The Boston Sports Media Watch has another candidate in the Media Approval Ratings.
Ben Larsen of Masslive.com says the Boston Celtics will be seen twice in HD in a National Amusements theater next month.
Ben Grossman of Broadcasting & Cable tells us that FSN will premiere a new series, Amazing Sports Stories, a 13 week run of inspirational and amazing, but true stories.
Steve Elling of CBSSports.com says Bubba Watson firing off an “F” bomb last week at the PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans tournament shows that TV might be getting too close to the action. If you didn’t see it on the Golf Channel, here it is:
That’s it. Good night.