Let’s do links for you now. I may have to leave early so I’ll do what I can for now.
Starting with Michael Smith of the Sports Business Journal, he writes that TNT made a little “dig” in its NASCAR coverage by e-mailing a video to viewers signifying the beginning of its six race season.
John Ourand in the Sports Business Daily writes that the annual Army-Navy game is going to be on a three city rotation starting next year.
Ray Frager of the Sports Media Journal says ESPN/ABC’s Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy appear to be not convinced of the Magic’s ability to win the NBA Finals.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says Roger Federer may be a winner on the court, but not necessarily in the endorsement court. Darren says projected 1st pick in the MLB Draft Stephen Strasburg is already a winner in memorabilia. Darren writes that Starter is pinning its hopes on resurrection on Tony Romo.
Newsday’s Neil Best says Tiger Woods set New York abuzz with his practice round at the Bethpage Black course on Monday.
Neil adds that there are still plenty of seats available for the Mets-Yankees series this weekend.
In his blog, Neil laments about the possible demise of the Boston Globe. Neil asks readers to pick the ratings winner of what will be a busy Tuesday night in sports. Neil reports that Verizon is in line to be a sponsor of the new Giants-Jets stadium. Sometimes, Neil attends events so you don’t have to. And Neil says NESN’s ratings for the Red Sox are slowly getting back to normal after the Celtics and Bruins playoff runs.
The New York Daily News’ Bob Raissman rips SNY’s Keith Hernandez for not ripping Carlos Beltran.
Keith Groller from the Allentown (PA) Morning Call writes that a local cable TV company is gearing up for the state high school baseball championships.
Laura Nachman says two Philly sports personalities will be signing their books this weekend.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner has the first part of an enterprise story on how the Lakers went Hollywood.
Shelly Darby of the Detroit Free Press says the NHL is not allowing Joe Louis Arena to show Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals on the big screen.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes that the NBA Finals finished a close second to the Brewers in the local ratings (scroll down).
I don’t know who wrote this article for the Bradenton Herald, perhaps the writer is hiding under his or her desk, but whomever wrote it feels the MLB Draft should not be in primetime. Whatever, dude.
This is interesting. Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News is also asking readers to pick ratings winners tonight.
Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times says ESPN/ABC’s Jeff Van Gundy is admitting he’s pulling punches on his brother.
John Ryan of the San Jose Mercury News wonders if anyone will watch the MLB Draft on MLB Network tonight.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star says the NHL Stanley Cup Finals are a ratings dud for CBC.
Steve Clarke of Variety writes that ESPN may be a bidder for the cash-strapped Setanta Sports channel which is in dire financial straits.
BBC News says Setanta is on the verge of collapsing.
Bill Wilson of the Beeb explains why Setanta is in so much trouble.
Joe Favorito says USA Wrestling is making a big move to solidify the sport for the Olympics.
The Sports Media Watch says the WNBA and LPGA did not do well in the ratings over the weekend.
Maury Brown in the Biz of Sports says he’s all aTwitter.
NESN’s Naoko Funayama went along for a taping of the network’s new show, “Pocket Money” based on SNY’s “Beer Money” show.
The Towleroad blog says on Sunday, ESPN’s Outside the Lines will cover the University of Nebraska wrestling gay porn controversy.
The MLS Talk blog says the English Premier League and Women’s Professional Soccer are ratings winners for Fox Soccer Channel.
That’s going to do it for now.