Time for me to give you the links. Sorry about the delays.
Newsday’s Neil Best talks about ESPN crashing The Masters party. Neil has the winners in the sports category of the New York Emmy Awards. Neil has noticed that YES is trying to add some revenue streams during the Mike & the Mad Dog WFAN simulcast. And Neil says the college basketball studio analysts on both CBS and ESPN questioned Memphis coach John Calipari not calling for his team to foul before Mario Chalmers’ three pointer to tie the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship last night. Neil reports SNY has hired former Mets outfielder Daryl Strawberry for the studio.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News goes after MSG Network again.
The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir talks about William Shea who helped to bring the Mets to New York after the National League had left the city and whose name is on the stadium where the Mets are playing their final season.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell blogged from the Nike Olympic Innovation Summit on Monday.
Dave Del Grande of the Oakland Tribune says incoming Cal basketball coach Mike Montgomery enjoyed his two year stint on TV and radio.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News talks about ESPN’s Dick Vitale being inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Doug Fernandes from the Sarasota (FL) Herald-Tribune also writes about Vitale’s reaction. Kamon Simpson of the Bradenton (FL) Journal also has a story on the Vitale induction.
A few things from the Sports Media Watch. First, it wonders why CBS chose to keep its studio show in New York for the Final Four. Next, the overnight ratings for the Memphis-Kansas game on CBS were down. And here are the final weekend ratings.
John Consoli of Mediaweek says ratings for the Final Four on CBS were down 6% from last year.
Michael David Smith of the AOL Sports Fanhouse blog says CBS showed its signature video “One Shining Moment” too late for East Coast viewers. And if you missed it, here it is:
Daniel Shirley of the Macon (GA) Telegraph discusses ESPN coming into Augusta for The Masters.
Carlos Monarrez from the Detroit Free Press talks with Michigan native Mike Tirico about his hosting The Masters for ESPN this week.
George M. Thomas of the Akron Beacon Journal says Cleveland TV is mourning the loss of a legendary broadcaster.
Jefferson George of the Charlotte Observer says the NBA’s Bobcats have a new arena naming rights deal as well as a new TV home.
Turning now to the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that FSN Pittsburgh will be picking up two Penguins playoff games and dropping two Pirates games in the process.
Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune writes that FSN North and KSTC will alternate televising games for the Wild-Colorado series.
Rich Hofman of the Philadelphia Daily News writes that the Philadelphia-Washington series will be showcased nationally by both Versus and NBC.
Ray Frager of the Baltimore Sun writes in his blog that NBC Sports is tacking on a half hour to its Kentucky Derby broadcast.
If my computer works tonight, I’ll have an update this evening. Expect Primetime & Late Night picks coming up.