Time to do some linkage on this back-to-work Monday. Sunday was a busy day, today is already shaping up to be a busy day so let’s give you the links as we have them.
First, Christopher Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media breaks news that Fox Sports is shaking up its top NFL production crew and also splitting up a long-time team. Chris has been working on this story for quite some time and give him credit for breaking it.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell suggests that jockey Calvin Borel choose a third horse so he can get his personal Triple Crown, having won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes on two different horses.
The Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand who broke the NFL TV deal story yesterday comes back with a story on Versus being pleased with its ratings for the Indy Racing League although they’re very small.
Jon Show of the SBJ writes that Tiger Woods’ return to golf has led to higher ratings for the PGA Tour’s TV partners.
Phil Mushnick from the New York Post says Yankees fans deserve someone better than John Sterling to call their games on the radio.
Laura Nachman writes that an Atlantic City TV sports anchor is the victim of station budget cutbacks.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner gives thumbs up to NBC’s coverage of the Preakness.
Christina Bellantoni of the Washington Times says ESPN was streamed over the White House live feed for ten minutes last week.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times reviews the weekend in televised sports.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News says big cable is the winner in the upcoming NFL Network deal with Comcast.
Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business continues his talk with Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz.
Dusty Saunders of the Denver Post talks with Nuggets radio voice Jerry Schemmel about the team’s playoff run.
The Los Angeles Daily News’ Tom Hoffarth explains why KCAL tape delayed Saturday’s Dodgers-Marlins game.
John Ryan of the San Jose Mercury News has the winners of the Northern California Sports Emmys. John talks about a new sports radio station in the Bay Area that launches today.
Chris Zelkovich from the Toronto Star says Rogers Cable has agreed to carry TSN2 in time for this week’s Blue Jays series against the Red Sox.
Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail writes that NHL Commish Gary Bettman uses his Sirius XM show to put forth his agenda.
Alex Weprin and Claire Atkinson of Broadcasting & Cable say ESPN is trying to broaden its audience to reach advertisers.
The lovely Toni Fitzgerald of Media Life Magazine looks at the ratings increase for the Preakness Stakes.
The Sports Media Watch says the Celtics’ loss in its series with the Orlando Magic spells bad news for TNT.
That’s going to conclude this post for now. Every time I try to do links, news breaks. Yesterday, it was the NFL TV deals, today we have the World Series games starting earlier and Jon Gruden replacing Tony Kornheiser in the Monday Night Football booth and I’m keeping an eye on the network upfronts this week. This is going to a crazy week, I just know it. Back later.