Maybe it’s the rain, maybe it’s was going to the dentist, maybe it’s male menopause, whatever it is, I just don’t feel like doing the links today. But I’ll do as many as I can.
Starting with Newsday’s Neil Best who talks with NBC’s Johnny Miller about his candor during golf telecasts. Neil has more with Johnny in his blog. Neil is amazed at famed golf journalist Dan Jenkins who is attending his 40th U.S. Open. That’s a lot. Neil also hitched a ride with NBC’s Bob Costas today. Neil has learned that former WFANer Sid Rosenberg returns to the FAN for a special guest spot on Friday.
The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir looks at Johnny Miller’s preparation for his U.S. Open broadcasts.
Ken McMillan of the Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record has the NBC golf crew talking about the U.S. Open.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell who’s covering the U.S. Open, says the best value for a ticket to the event is the Monday playoff. Darren says Tiger Woods has done wonders for golf betting. Darren has video of an interview CNBC did regarding the New York Football Giants/Timex naming rights deal.
Jim Williams from the Washington Examiner says DirecTV viewers get the full U.S. Open experience.
Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business says Mike North is lashing out at his critics who say he did not properly vette the co-founder of the local internet sports station which shut down for good on Wednesday. Ed says a former Chicago city official had dealings with the co-founder.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says HBO Sports has banned Artie Lange from future appearances on its programming.
Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times writes about Twitter’s increasing influence on sports.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star writes that Rogers is fast becoming a sports media titan in Canada.
David Tanklefsky of Broadcasting & Cable looks at the Red Sox Video on Demand deal with Comcast.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News has one last look back at the NBA and NHL postseasons.
Mike also writes about ESPN’s involvement at the U.S. Open when rain doesn’t delay its coverage.
Maury Brown of the Biz of Baseball reviews the new MLB.com At Bat app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. I basically agree with everything Maury wrote.
Deadspin has an interview with of all people, Buzz Bissinger.
Shortly after that interview was posted, Dan Levy of On the DL noticed Bissinger was blaming the whole Raul Ibanez controversy on “Harold Reynolds”, thinking that the actual Harold Reynolds was the one that linked to Jerod Morris’ post at Midwest Sports Fans. As you can imagine, the great blog, Hugging Harold Reynolds was quite amused.
Speaking of Jerod, he provides his thoughts in the wake of the Phillies’ Raul Ibanez going on the Disabled List today.
The Sports Media Watch has the ratings for the entire 2009 NBA postseason.
Congratulations to Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo’s Puck Daddy blog for winning Hockey Writer of the Year from HockeyBarn.com. Greg also has his take on my NHL TV Awards. The comments on my awards at Puck Daddy are rather vicious to me, but I take it in stride. Thanks to Greg for the link here.
Steve Lepore of Puck The Media likes how the NHL is trying to liven up its annual awards show.
Chris Byrne of Eye on Sports Media delves into one particular blog post from Friend of Fang’s Bites Joe Favorito.
Here’s the post Chris is referring to.
Joe says the Artie Lange controversy may have slowed Joe Buck’s chances to expand his brand.
Sox & Dawgs has the videos of the Red Sox congratulating their fans for 500 consecutive sellouts at Fenway Park.
I think that’s going to do it. Back later.