Let’s give you some links today.
Starting with the Sports Media Watch which writes that NASCAR got good ratings on TNT Sunday, but they were lower from last year. The SMW says the NBA Finals ended on a high note. And the blog has the final ratings from the weekend.
The New York Daily News’ Bob Raissman writes about Michael Strahan’s Fox Sports press conference yesterday.
From the New York Post, Mark Cannizzaro says TV was not on Strahan’s mind when he retired after the Super Bowl.
Joshua Robinson of the New York Times says the Fox Sports press conference ended up being an edition of Fox NFL Sunday.
George Vescey of the Times writes about ESPN’s Andy Gray who has made a name for himself doing commentary for Euro 2008.
Newsday’s Neil Best says even with the addition of Strahan, Fox has no plans to eliminate any of the other elements of Fox NFL Sunday. Neil says Don Imus didn’t help himself with his explanation of his Pacman Jones comments.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the late George Carlin had some great sports rants. And Bob has comments from Michael Strahan’s press conference yesterday.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News writes in his blog that the reaction to Imus and Shaquille O’Neal’s rap on Kobe Bryant is much ado about nothing.
Adam Schmadtke of the Orlando Sentinel writes that a Notre Dame “home” game will be played in Orlando in 2011 and broadcast on NBC.
Jordon Golson of the Industry Standard says Windows Vista Home Premium or Vista Ultimate users are the only ones who will be able to download NBC’s broadcast of the Olympics in Communist China.
Doug Doughty of the Roanoke (VA) Times says the University of Virginia has hired a new radio play-by-play man.
Brian Christopherson from the Lincoln (NE) Journal Star tells us that none of the Big 12′s TV partners have picked up any of the first three Nebraska football games. Steven M. Sipple of the Journal Star says it’s no surprise that Nebraska won’t be on national TV.
Antoine Pitts of the Ann Arbor News talks with Big Ten Network president Mark Silverman.
Kyle Nagel of the Dayton Daily News says despite the Big Ten Network having a deal with Comcast, Time Warner Cable shows no sign of agreeing to carry BTN.
Ryan White of The Oregonian tries to find the latest on the distribution for Comcast SportsNet Northwest.
Joe Favorito says the PGA of America partnering with the WNBA is a good idea.
Awful Announcing reports that ESPN brings back its auction and My Wish for the summer.
That will do it for now.