Nice to have a computer to blog at home so I can provide with some more links. News about the sports media never seems to rest in this 24/7 information age so I’ll give you a quick update before I do some paperwork.
Starting with Joe Favorito’s sports marketing and public relations blog, he writes that Tennis magazine and the Sporting News are changing with the times.
Neil Best of Newsday tells us that CBS College Sports (formerly CSTV) is about to sign a carriage deal with Cablevision. Neil writes that the Nets are hoping to sell luxury suite space at the Barclay’s Center that the team hopes to move into sometime in the next decade.
Broadcasting & Cable’s Marisa Guthrie talked with CBS News & Sports President Sean McManus about Inside the NFL coming to Showtime and a reorganization within the sports division (scroll down).
In his Farther Off the Wall blog, Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has the complete viewing guide for the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. Tom writes that ESPN/ABC’s Bill Walton hopes to return to his job in time for Game 4 of the NBA Finals tomorrow night. Tom also has the overnight ratings from Game 3. And Tom has the transcript from a rather contentious interview between Chris Myers and Sean Farnham of Fox Sports Radio and NBA “Presidente del Mundo” David Stern.
Jordan Schultz of the LA Times says the national media isn’t giving the Lakers much of a chance to win the NBA Finals.
The Sports Media Watch says Game 3 of the NBA Finals drew big ratings for ABC on Tuesday night. And the blog says the Belmont Stakes did not draw blockbuster ratings as hoped.
Apparently, Philadelphia Daily News columnist Bill Conlin has made another insensitive remark. You may recall last year, Conlin got into a battle with a blogger suggesting that Hitler would have wiped out all bloggers.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times puts together his list of the best sports broadcasters of all time.
The soon-to-be-departed Will Leitch of Deadspin has his list of the ten worst sports broadcasters for Maxim magazine.
Larry Barrett of Multichannel sports that ESPN plans to air the entire College World Series in HD.
Speaking of the College World Series, Awful Announcing has the ESPN announcing schedule.
NBC Sports says it will launch its most ambitious affiliate marketing campaign for the Summer Olympics in Communist China.
Fox Sports Net says it will have a 31 game college football schedule consisting of the Big 12 and Pac 10 starting August 28.
Bruce Ciskie of the AOL Fanhouse blog reports that ESPN college football analyst Bill Curry is leaving to go back to coaching.
From the “You Won’t Believe What I’m Telling You” Department, Deadspin links to a blog in which it describes an after party following Game 3 of the NBA Finals where three ESPN personalities were spotted hanging with some porn stars (thanks to Awful Announcing).
Ok, the HBO Sports documentary on the 1960 U.S. Open is starting. I’ll talk to you on Thursday.