It’s Wednesday and time to get some linkage today.
I forgot to link to this last night. Bruce Allen of Boston Sports Media Watch wrote a very good piece about Spygate and the behavior of the national media during the whole scandal.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today talks about the return of ESPN’s Rick Sutcliffe and CBS’ David Feherty who both had to deal with medical issues.
Newsday’s Neil Best has comments from SNY’s announcers in response to Mets manager Willie Randolph’s comments that the network is trying to make him look bad. In his blog, Neil says Willie Randolph has fueled talk shows in New York. Neil talks about the newest inductees to the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
Pete Dougherty from the Albany Times Union says the NBA’s TV ratings are up halfway through the Playoffs.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times has the Best and Worst jobs in sports.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle says CBS’ Jim Nantz will be in town to promote his book.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times says Detroit is going to have to deal with conflicts on Saturday and Monday nights when the Red Wings and the Pistons play at the same time in key postseason games.
Mel Bracht of the Oklahoman talks with New Orleans Hornets analyst Gerry Vaillancourt about the team’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs.
Wayne Friedman of Mediapost Publications says the NBA’s ratings are way up on ABC and ESPN.
Multichannel News reports that the NBA Playoffs are pacing TNT to its third straight win in the cable primetime ratings.
The Hollywood Reporter says TNT is now hosting chats online during the NBA Playoffs.
Sarah Hoye of the Tampa Tribune says ESPN filmed the College Gameday intro at the University of South Florida campus this week.
John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable says CBS and the NCAA have teamed up to create CBS College Sports Media.
Rick Kissell of Variety says Fox won the season crown in the TV ratings being paced by the Super Bowl and the NFL.
Toni Fitzgerald of Media Life Magazine says NASCAR’s ratings on Fox are red hot as well.
Patrick Cloonan of the McKeesport (PA) Daily News says the local media has jumped all over the Pittsburgh Penguins bandwagon.
William Houston of the Toronto Globe and Mail says CTV/TSN/Rogers Sportsnet are about to name their announcing assignments for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.
That will do it for now.