I’ll give you some additional links on this late Thursday afternoon here on the East Coast.
First, Newsday’s Neil Best says last week’s Game 4 of the Pittsburgh-New York Rangers series was the highest-rated and most watched NHL contest ever on Versus. Neil also looks at whether the sports blogosphere is a happy, chummy place.
And in that last entry, Neil links to an article in The Big Lead asking if blogs should be held accountable.
Michael David Smith of the AOL Fanhouse blog looks into statements by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen criticizing the Boston Herald on the Spygate story.
The Sports Media Watch suggests that using TV ratings to measure the NBA’s and NHL’s popularity is not the way to go. And the SMW says the WNBA is going to debut a new ad campaign addressing the negative perception of women’s basketball.
Not taking the Sports Media Watch’s cue, Adam Thompson of the Wall Street Journal says viewers are coming back to the NHL and he adds Don Cherry’s hiring by ESPN is proof.
Bill Ordine of the Baltimore Sun looks forward to seeing Don Cherry on ESPN.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has NBC’s golf analyst Johnny Miller discussing phenom Anthony Kim.
NBC Sports says it has placed 15 “Splash Mics” around the 17th hole at the TPC at Sawgrass for this weekend’s Players Championship.
The Dallas Morning News says NBC Sports will televise the Arizona State-Notre Dame game at the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium in 2013. Nothing like planning ahead.
Sara Cunningham of the Louisville Courier-Journal writes that horse racing, its sponsors and TV partners will survive the Eight Belles tragedy.
E.S. Lamoreaux III, a former CBS News and producer, says Eight Belles’ death reminds him of the death of Ruffian, another filly who raced a colt in a match race in 1975 and broke down.
A couple of press releases from ESPN. First, ESPN’s broadband service has signed an agreement to webcast 11 women’s tennis tournaments this year. And ESPN has announced its family of networks will show all 31 games of the Euro 2008 soccer tournament next month.
I may have an update tonight. Check back later.