I have to be at a jobsite today so I’m going to give you the links and primetime & late night viewing picks.
Awful Announcing has the news of Milwaukee Brewers radio voice Bob Uecker’s yacht being damaged by a freighter yesterday. No one was on board the yacht at the time of the accident.
Newsday’s Neil Best says NBC Sports and Notre Dame University are about to announce an extension of their college football TV contract. More from Neil later in the blog.
David Mayo of the Grand Rapids (MI) Press thinks Euro 2008 has been boring. I disagree, but that’s Mayo’s opinion.
Leonard Shapiro of the Washington Post asks several “wouldn’t it be nice” questions regarding the sports media.
Geoffrey Fowler, Stacy Meichtry and Matthew Futterman combine for an article in the Wall Street Journal about the conflict between TV broadcasters (including NBC) and Olympic organizers regarding censorship issues in Communist China.
Melissa J. Perenson of PC World talks about the thousands of hours of steaming online coverage of the Summer Olympics from Communist China.
Phillip Hersh of the Chicago Tribune says it’s a good thing NBC purchased a stake in World Championship Sports Network.
Neil Best of Newsday writes that when NBC takes over WCSN tonight, it will show the U.S. Gymnastics trials live.
NBC Sports begins its coverage of the U.S. Olympic Trials in earnest this weekend.
Charles Elmore of the Palm Beach Post says golf TV ratings are likely to take a hit without Tiger Woods.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times says the networks will now learn how big the “Tiger Effect” will be this summer.
CBS Sports previews its coverage of the Travelers Championship.
Matt Egan of Fox Business News says the PGA Tour will definitely feel the loss of Tiger Woods.
Chuck Caree of the Wilmington (NC) Star News says it’s time for Time Warner Cable to add MASN.
Claire Atkinson of the New York Times talks about the new global ad campaign being conducted by the Women’s Tennis Association.
The PGA of America and Golf Channel are teaming up on a series of one hour specials in and around the PGA Championship, the PGA Grand Slam of Golf and other events.
Brian Cook of the AOL Fanhouse blog says while people are happy that the Big Ten Network and Comcast are about to sign a deal, he cautions people to look at the fine print.
This link comes courtesy of Bruce Allen of Boston Sports Media Watch. Adam Reilly of the Boston Phoenix looks at why some mainstream media types are so angry at (or jealous of) bloggers.
That does it for now.