I’ll give you a few late night links before heading to bed. I watched Manny Ramirez’s first at-bat on FSN Prime Ticket and listening to Vin Scully is like enjoying the best red wine out of your cellar. The man is 80 years old and about to turn 81 and he still has it.
Let’s give you some links.
Paul J. Gough of the Hollywood Reporter has NBC Sports Emperor Dick Ebersol saying his division will not shy away from covering breaking news at the Olympics. We’ll see.
Newsday’s Neil Best breaks some news that Cablevision will not be carrying the 2,200 internet hours that NBC will carry live from the Olympics in Communist China, saying it’s too expensive.
Linda Moss of Multichannel News says CNN and sister publication, Sports Illustrated will team up to cover the Olympics.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel writes that ESPN is getting ready for its new live SportsCenter morning block which premieres later this month.
The Sports Media Watch has the weekend ratings predictions.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union says the New York Giants’ exhibition opener has been relegated to the local NBC affiliate’s digital channel and won’t be seen on the main channel.
Ken Schott from the Schenectady Gazette writes that golfer Laura Diaz is still angry at NBC/Golf Channel analyst Dottie Pepper for comments she made at last year’s Solheim Cup.
The Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record’s Ken McMillan says the explosion of Little League Baseball games on TV continues as MSG Network and NESN will co-produce games next week.
Ray Frager of the Baltimore Sun says Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic is airing a special on Washington Redskins Hall of Fame wide receiver Art Monk this weekend.
Bruce Allen of the Boston Sports Media Watch has a look at Charley Pierce calling out the Boston media for its behavior during the Manny Ramirez debacle.
Awful Announcing finds that another writer has gotten into trouble for plagiarism.
Maury Brown from the Biz of Baseball looks at Hazel Mae, formerly of NESN, and Harold Reynolds, formerly of ESPN, as being possible hires at the new MLB Network.
That’s it until tomorrow.