Still trying to get some work done at the office before the month’s end so the blogging schedule is a bit reversed right now. And tomorrow, I’ll be at a job site so I won’t be giving you links right off the bat in the morning. I’ll give them when I can tomorrow.
Let’s give you some links now.
Newsday’s Neil Best looks at the Sporting News, WFAN and NBC Sports all announcing various Martian tech opportunities in recent days. In his blog, Neil says WFAN’s Mike & the Mad Dog could seriously be nearing the end. Neil reports that ESPN is finished with the Emmit Smith Experience on Sunday NFL Countdown, relieving the suffering of many NFL fans and replacing him with Cris Carter, late of HBO.
From the New York Times, Richard Sandomir writes there’s a huge treasure trove of memorabilia underneath the Baseball Hall of Fame.
USA Today’s Michael McCarthy looks at the weekend ratings for various events including the NASCAR race on ESPN.
Awful Announcing laments the new feature and shows us a video to prove his point.
William Houston of the Toronto Globe and Mail profiles the new Raptors radio announcer, Matt Devlin.
Stephen Wade of the Associated Press writes that Communist China is still blocking various internet sites at the Main Press Center in Beijing, reneging on a promise that journalists would have complete access at the Olympics.
Paul J. Gough of the Hollywood Reporter has an NBC exec declaring the network ready to broadcast and webcast the Olympics.
Betsy Schiffman of the Wired Blog Network says NBC is not going to deliver what it’s promising online.
Anthony Crupi of Mediaweek says NBC will allow Tennis.com to live blog the Olympic tennis matches.
Bill Bradley of the Sacramento Bee feels the ratings for the Olympics will go down from 2004 and would rather would the NFL instead.
Jeffrey Flanagan of the Kansas City Star says without Tiger Woods in the PGA Tour, viewers chose to watch the Royals instead.
Don Walker of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the Chicago Cubs set a ratings record last night. The Chicago Daily Herald says the ratings for the Cubs on Comcast SportsNet was the highest for the team on cable since 2004.
The Boston Herald’s Inside Track Girls have the latest on Hazel Mae, who’s apparently blogging for a Red Sox-related website (scroll down)
Dawn Chmielewski of the Los Angeles Times says ESPN will launch an online network devoted to action sports.
Heidi Dawley of Media Life Magazine is saying what I’ve been stating here, that online sports streaming is the next big thing.
That’s it for tonight. I’ll be back late tomorrow with links.