I’ll provide a few links tonight just before closing my eyes for the night.
The Sports Media Watch says the Match Play Championship’s ratings fell from last year as expected. The SMW has the weekend ratings.
Steve Lepore at Puck The Media doesn’t like NBC’s choice for NHL Game of the Week on March 15.
Keith Thibeault of Sports Media Journal says CBS is pulling out all of the stops for its March Madness on Demand feature this year.
A.J. Daulerio at Deadspin writes that ESPN The Weekend wasn’t fun for one particular ESPN staffer.
John Altavilla of the Hartford Courant says many UConn fans won’t be able to watch the Huskies play in the Big East Tournament quarter or semifinals because they will be carried on ESPNU and the channel is not on most of Comcast’s systems in the Constitution State.
Stu Hackel of the New York Times writes that NHL Network is producing its own Trade Deadline special preventing viewers in the US from seeing TSN’s coverage from Canada.
John Kieswetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer notices that Fox Sports Ohio and the Reds have not announced their HDTV schedule as of yet.
Leonard Shapiro of the Washington Post reviews Golf Channel’s show on improving Charles Barkley’s swing.
Bob Molinaro of the Virginian-Pilot looks back at the 30th anniversary of the Larry Bird-Magic Johnson, Indiana State-Michigan State NCAA basketball championship game with CBS’ Seth Davis.
Roger van der Horst of the Raleigh (NC) News & Observer wonders why Tuesday night’s Carolina Hurricanes-Washington Capitals game was not picked up by Fox Sports Carolinas.
Gentry Estes of the Mobile (AL) Press-Register writes that ESPN will be picking up the Crimson Tide’s Spring Football game on April 18.
Jonathan Okanes of the Oakland Tribune says A’s fans will have complete access to their team as Comcast SportsNet California becomes available on digital basic as of Wednesday.
I have a column at Digital Sports Daily previewing the World Baseball Classic and online coverage of Wednesday’s NHL Trading Deadline.
David Tanklefsky of Broadcasting & Cable says MLB Network is ready to air the WBC.
John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable says ESPN, sports leagues and theater owners plan to sue the FCC over its decision to allow unlicensed devices to use the “white spaces” digital spectrum.
Mike Reynolds at Multichannel News looks at the comments made by Mary Carillo, John McEnroe and Billie Jean King during HBO’s coverage of the Showdown for the Billie Jean King Cup.
Tennis Channel will cover the inaugural WTA MPS Group Championships in April.
Over to MLS and DC United which will have 15 games on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic this season.
I found more than a few links. I’ll be back Wednesday with your mid-week links.