Back to the work grind, but for me, I felt I was at work all weekend long. No fun. But you don’t care what I do. You want linkage and so do I. Let’s get to them.
We already have some interesting buzz on this Monday morning. Will Leitch will be joining WEEI.com as a contributor. That’s right, formerly of Deadspin, currently of New York magazine, now joining WEEI.com. David Scott of Boston Sports Media Watch has more on this hire and what else WEEI is up to as it continues to hire writers and bloggers to expand its website to a legitimate newsgathering operation. As David mentions, WEEI.com has done a soft relaunch of its website.
Thanks to Awful Announcing for the next link. T.J. Simers writes that Dodgers second baseman Jeff Kent feels Vin Scully talks too much. Even if Jeff has his tongue-in-cheek, that’s a battle he won’t win.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand says now that swimming’s over, NBC is looking for something else to help its ratings in the second week of the Olympics.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News says NBC will miss Michael Phelps this week.
Kurt Kragthorpe from the St. Lake Tribune says NBC has to find something to promote now that Michael Phelps’ Olympics are over.
Dusty Saunders in the Rocky Mountain News says Phelps swam NBC to great ratings during Week 1 of the Olympics.
Jonathan Landreth of the Hollywood Reporter says after 8 days, NBC’s ratings for Beijing are on a pace to beat the audience for the 1996 Games in Atlanta.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell talks about Phelps Mania in China.
Ben Grossman from Broadcasting & Cable says the Olympics prove that people will watch big events on television.
The Washington Post picks up a story from Matt Kapko of MocoNews.net who talks with the Senior Vice President of digital media at NBC Sports and Olympics.
David Colker of the Los Angeles Times writes a story about a sports bar that is finding an audience for the Olympics.
Rick Kushman of the Sacramento Bee asks NBC not to rub it in that Olympics coverage is not live on the West Coast.
Patrick Finley of the Arizona Daily Star profiles NBC Olympics host Alex Flanagan who’s been seen on CNBC and USA during the overnight hours.
Ron Judd of the Seattle Times live blogged both CBC’s and NBC’s coverage on Sunday. And Ron in his column facetiously looks at what NBC showed on the East and West Coasts during the first week of the Olympics.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star likes CBC’s online coverage of the Olympics.
William Houston of the Toronto Globe and Mail feels CBC dropped the ball Sunday as Canadian athletes were winning medals in rapid-fire fashion.
Newsday’s Neil Best writes while Mike and the Mad Dog will get more cash, Neil got pizza for his scoop that the pair would split.
Ray Melick of the Birmingham (AL) News says the new CBS/SEC 15 year deal is a win for the fans.
Thad Nation writing a blog for the Small Business Times says despite public outcry, the large cable TV monopolies are not providing the Big Ten or NFL Networks for their customers.
Allison Moore of TVPredictions.com calls ESPN’s Erin Andrews its HD Hottie. I could not agree more.
From Friday’s edition of the Boston Herald, Scott Van Voorhis looks at the ratings for Red Sox games on NESN which have been down this season.
That’s all for now.