I was out all day preventing me from looking for links, but I’m back now so let’s do some linkage.
Starting with David Scott of Boston Sports Media Watch, he tells us that Gordon Edes is finally leaving the Boston Globe and heading over to Yahoo.
Broadcasting & Cable editor Ben Grossman
about the new deal allowing NBC Sports to stream the Sunday Night Football schedule this season.
Hank Williams, Jr. returns for another season of singing the open for Monday Night Football.
Jim Seimas of the Santa Cruz (CA) Sentinel writes that former NFL QB Trent Dilfer is looking forward to his new career as an analyst for ESPN.
The Sports Media Watch has its usual weekend ratings predictions. The SMW also says mixed martial arts did not do well on CBS last night as compared to its first telecast in May.
Neil Best of Newsday profiles SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt who has gone from selling used cars to becoming one of the network’s rising stars. In his blog, Neil clarifies one point that Kevin made in his column. Neil adds that WFAN beat rival 1050 ESPN Radio in the midday portion of the ratings.
From the New York Daily News, Bob Raissman writes that the media will and should hammer Personal Seat Licenses.
Jim Williams of the DC/Baltimore Examiner talks with two men involved in the Nationals Spanish language radio network.
Artie Gigantino of the San Francisco Examiner is happy that the FCC lost in court to fine CBS for the Janet Jackson flash back in Super Bowl XXXVIII.
Steve Wiseman of The State writes about NBC Sports flooding the net with the Olympics in 12 days.
Sam Ross, Jr. of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review looks at ESPN’s Outside the Lines focusing on the travails of the Penn State football program. The Centre (PA) Daily Times asks readers to respond to the ESPN report.
Sean Keeler of the Des Moines Register says the Big Ten Network and Mediacom Cable are still talking about a carriage deal, a month before the season begins.
And Jason Lloyd of the Northeast Ohio News-Herald says BTN and Time Warner Cable are hopeful they can reach an agreement in August.
Jon Solomon of the Birmingham (AL) News looks at the future of the SEC including the next TV contract.
Faimon Roberts of the Bauregard (LA) Daily News is not enjoying ESPN the way he used to.
David Andriesen and John Hickey of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer say that Mariners voice Dave Niehaus was having a great time at the Baseball Hall of Fame where he was inducted earlier today.
Lisa Swann and Jon Lewin of the New York Daily News would have like to have seen the induction ceremony on ESPN or ESPN2 instead of ESPN Classic which is not readily available.
Thomas Bonk of the Los Angeles Times says ESPN/ABC college basketball analyst Steve Lavin likes the job security.
Joe Favorito says the Arena Football League handled commissioner Dan Baker’s resignation as best as it could heading into today’s Arena Bowl. And Joe bids farewell to his former employer, the International Fight League.
Christopher Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media blog recalls his first break in TV at the Canadian Open, some 27 years ago.
I’ll have the Week Ahead coming up.