As I have the Red Sox-Phils on NESN on my TV and Stanley Cup Finals Game 7 from CBC on my computer, I’m finishing up the Megalinks so I can go to bed early and head for NYC tomorrow for the Blogs With Balls conference.
Let’s update some of our earlier links.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says vacating games is just plain silly.
The Eye on Sports Media’s Chris Byrne wonders if the NCAA is making the right decision if it rules to eliminate printed sports guides.
Joe Favorito says NASCAR making a media stop in New York is a good move for the sport.
Steve Lepore of Puck The Media plays “One of These Things Is Not Like The Other”.
Stuart Levine of Variety says the NBA Finals propelled ABC to a ratings win in both primetime and late night.
Keith Thibeault of the Sports Media Journal laments no real internet access from Blogs with Balls.
The Nielsen ratings Wire blog tells us that a Game 7 is an automatic ratings winner no matter the sport.
East and Mid-Atlantic
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette talks about the Rose Bowl moving to ESPN in 2011.
The Washington Examiner’s Jim Williams says Mets-Yankees headlines the national baseball broadcasts.
Jim notices that Sirius XM radio will have international events like the 24 Hours of LeMans and cricket this weekend.
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald has some suggestions for ESPN.
Ray Buck from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says Joe Buck will get to show his comedic touch on HBO.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News looks at MLB Network’s new reality series premiering this weekend.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle writes that today’s digital conversion will help the MLS’ Dynamo.
Bob Wolfley from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Joe Buck doesn’t want to reinvent the wheel for his new HBO show.
Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business lists his winners and losers in sports business and media this week.
Ed says the Chicago internet sports station is in trouble.
Carol Slezak of the Chicago Sun-Times hopes Frank Thomas’ return to the Windy City as a broadcaster means some healing for him and the White Sox.
Paul Christian of the Rochester Post-Bulletin says Game 7 is what sports are all about.
Dan Caesar from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says local resident Joe Buck is ready to go on HBO.
Jay Posner in the San Diego Union-Tribune says Padres fans will be able to watch the team’s road games on the big screen at Petco Park.
John Maffei of the North County Times feels the new MLB Network reality series might be Must See TV.
Jim Carlisle of the Ventura County Star reviews Curt Smith’s book on Vin Scully.
Chris Dufresne of the Los Angeles Times writes about the Rose Bowl moving to ESPN in 2011.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News talks with ESPN/ABC’s Mark Jackson about what this next move will be. Tom has more with Mark in his blog. Tom has his usual extensive media notes. Tom reviews the week in blogging.
The San Jose Mercury News’ John Ryan says the Oakland A’s are adjusting to a new TV home.
John Doyle of the Toronto Globe and Mail says the financial problems with the UK’s Setanta Sports could affect the Canadian version of the channel.
And we’re done. I’ll be back on Sunday. I’ll Tweet from the Blogs with Balls conference and I may be able to get a mobile post here from my iPhone. I’ll see how it goes.