I’m back at work this morning so I’m in a really great mood today.
I do want to mention that some of the former staff of the late, great Rocky Mountain News are trying to launch a new website called INDenver Times. The staff is covering stories in the community and is doing their best to make the site a fulltime newsgathering operation. The site is in beta right now, but it’s hoped that the staff can gain enough funding to make a full launch on May 4. INDenver Times has a Twitter page, a Facebook page, and is asking for subscriptions to maintain the site. The cost is actually not that much and I’m actually considering signing up. My best wishes to them and I hope INDenver Times succeeds.
Now to the links.
Bob Hohler and Jenn Abelson of the Boston Globe write about the Red Sox’s troubles in raising revenue, including NESN’s declining ratings, in a sluggish economy.
Paul Restuccia of the Boston Herald has a story on two men who have written new theme tunes for NESN’s Red Sox broadcasts.
Sox & Dawgs lists the Red Sox Radio Network affiliates for 2009.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News hopes it doesn’t rain for the new Yankee Stadium opener. Way to be optimistic, Bob.
In the upset of the century, the New York Post’s Phil Mushnick gives praise to ESPN for something John Buccigross said.
The Nielsen Wire blog has some interesting facts and figures on who’s watching the NCAA Men’s Final Four.
Newsday’s Neil Best bids us adieu for a week as he talks about “Field of Dreams” and the new baseball movie, “Sugar”.
Jason Weitzel of the Reading (PA) Eagle writes about the Phillies’ plans for broadcast and cable TV this season.
Eric Stark of the Lancaster (PA) Newspapers doesn’t like where the Comcast vs. NFL Network battle is heading.
The Baltimore Sun’s Ray Frager reviews the attire of ESPN’s Bob Knight. It’s not pretty.
The Washington Examiner’s Jim Williams writes that ESPN is getting ready for MLB Opening Night and Day.
Ray Melick of the Birmingham (AL) News says the Atlanta Braves have yet to find a local radio station to pick up their games.
Jason McDaniel of the Houston Chronicle writes that golfers are wary of their caddies wearing microphones for TV.
Michael Zuidema of the Grand Rapids (MI) Press suggests some athletes who should be on The Amazing Race. Nice to see that Michael has a blog. Hopefully, we’ll get some sports media posts from him as he progresses.
Tom Zeimer of the Wisconsin State Journal talks with a couple of MLB Network personalities about the Milwaukee Brewers’ chances.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the Brewers rank low on a poll of fans’ favorite baseball team.
Artie Gigantino of the San Francisco Examiner writes about Comcast SportsNet Bay Area debuting a new studio set on Monday.
Here’s a press release from CSN Bay Area on striking a deal with the San Francisco 49ers for programming.
The Sports Media Watch gives you its weekend ratings predictions.
Joe Favorito looks at how NASCAR is expanding its brand through eduction.
Steve Lepore at Puck The Media has the video of NESN Bruins analyst Andy Brickley correctly sounding off on little pissant Sean Avery from yesterday’s Rangers-Bruins game. Avery is an asshole.
Niki of the Rightfielders Women in Sports blog thinks CBS’ Tracy Wolfson is hot. Niki is correct.
Christopher Bryne of Eye on Sports Media feels Tracy has a bun in the oven. Sharp eye on that Chris!
Ok, that’s going to do it for your Sunday links. Back to work now.