Some links for you here.
From his blog, Neil Best of Newsday says “The Odd Couple” is not eligible for his “Best Sports-Themed TV Show” column. And like me, Neil is watching the Par 3 Contest at The Masters on ESPN and notes the Golf Channel’s Kelly Tilghman is caddying for Arnold Palmer.
Speaking of The Masters, Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times-Union is at Augusta and he’s a bit leery of statements that ESPN leaving Chris Berman out of its coverage was a network decision.
From Justin Terranova of the New York Post, ESPN will bring Buck Showalter back to Baseball Tonight and use Hall of Famers as guest analysts on occasion.
Wayne Friedman of Mediapost’s TV Watch blog speculates that Olympic advertisers might be helped with the negativity surrounding the torch run.
The Sports Media Watch has some idle notes on this Wednesday.
The NHL has launched its NHL Network Online with seven channels and I must say it looks good.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has the schedule for Versus and NBC for the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star says the CBC will provide a call in Mandarin Chinese for the Boston-Montreal series.
The Boston Sports Media Watch continues its Approval Ratings series and today’s candidate is the lovely Hazel Mae of NESN.
Awful Announcing has the video of Dick Vitale breaking down during his interview with Jim Nantz after being officially named to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
Ira Teinowitz of TV Week says college presidents are appealing to the NCAA to reduce the number of alcohol ads during the Men’s Basketball Tournament.
Todd Wallack of the Boston Globe writes about the increased TV ratings for the Celtics on Comcast SportsNet New England.
The Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch reports that the movie, “We Are Marshall” has been nominated for a fan award at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival later this month.
Don Coble of the Florida Times-Union says ESPN’s coverage of a NASCAR is controlled chaos.
I might have an update tonight. Keep your RSS feeds updated.