Well, I was out of the office for most of the day and then I was in an office that had no wireless or high speed internet you got nothing today. I’ll do better tomorrow. Let’s do the links.
Michael McCarthy of USA Today tells us that ESPN has shuffled its NFL analyst lineup for its various studio shows.
Andrew Jacobs of the International Herald Tribune says the International Olympic Committee negotiated that Communist China could censor the internet during the Summer Games. But the Times of India is reporting that the IOC is denying any knowledge of Communist censorship. James Reynolds of BBC News tests out the internet censorship in a video you can see at YouTube or at the BBC’s website. The Canadian Press says the organization, Reporters without Borders, is offering a guide to working journalists how to skirt firewalls and censorship in Communist China. You can download the book calling for journalists to boycott the Olympics here.
Lisa Snedeker of Media Life Magazine reports that various negative issues are causes for concern for NBC’s broadcast of the Olympics.
Darren Rovell of CNBC catches up with Dan O’Brien and Dave Johnson, Dan & Dave, of the 1992 Reebok campaign for the Barcelona Olympics. And Darren looks inside the Nike decision to allow its swimmers to wear the cutting edge LZR swimsuit made by rival Speedo.
Jo-Ann Barnas from the Detroit Free Press says the enormous amount of Olympics coverage by NBC is a tremendous gamble.
William Houston of the Toronto Globe and Mail says CBC and NBC are taking different approaches to broadcasting the Olympics from Communist China.
The National Post of Canada says CBC will offer Olympic highlights in Mandarin Chinese.
Phil Swann of the TV Predictions website says Time Warner Cable and Cox will pick up NBC’s special Olympics channels and show them in HD.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times says Madison Square Garden has shuffled its management lineup.
Newsday’s Neil Best tells us that Sirius Satellite Radio has made a sports hire, but it’s not who you think. And Neil says Yankees-Red Sox on Sunday was the highest rated baseball game on ESPN since, Red Sox-Yankees earlier this season.
Chris Pursell of TV Week writes in his Pressbox blog that the Chicago Cubs are driving the ratings for Comcast SportsNet.
The Sports Media Watch says the NASCAR race on ESPN last Sunday set a ratings record for the Alleged Worldwide Leader.
The New York Times’ George Vescey has a story on former ESPN anchor and current Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts surviving cancer.
The Dubuque (IA) Telegraph Herald opines that now is the time for the Big Ten Network and Mediacom to get together on a deal.
Doug Smock of the Charleston (WV) Gazette says fans are scrambling to find a way to watch the Wisconsin-Marshall game as it’s on the Big Ten Network.
The Big Ten Network has announced a month-long tour of conference schools’ football practices in August.
Steve over at the Sox & Dawgs blog couldn’t be happier to see WEEI.com’s Michael Felger drinking tobacco juice by mistake.
Tim Lemke of the Washington Times reports that former Baltimore Sun Orioles beat reporter Ryan Kubatko has been hired to write for MASN’s website.
Leonard Shapiro of the Washington Post tells us that talk show host Phil Wood did not miss a beat after being let go by ESPN 980.
Andrew Harris of Bloomberg says boxing promoter Don King has lost a libel suit against ESPN and parent company, Disney for a SportsCentury installment.
Robert Marick of Broadcasting & Cable says ESPN led the way for Disney’s 3rd quarter profits.
Linda Moss of Multichannel News says two small cable operators debated big dog ESPN about its pricing for ESPN360.
That will do it for tonight.