Ok, now that I have the Joe Buck Live links out of the way, let’s get to the other sports media links of the day.
Ray Glier of USA Today has a very nice story on a sightless announcer who does the Spanish language broadcasts for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Paul Sanford of the Sports Business Daily measures how ESPN covered the Stanley Cup Finals.
Ben Klayman of Reuters says NBC Sports has extended its agreement to televise the New York City Marathon.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell wonders whether the University of Minnesota will allow beer to be served in its in new stadium. Darren looks at the sale of Tiger Woods’ worn shirts from last year’s U.S. Open. Darren feels it’s ok for company CEO’s to show their faces at the U.S. Open.
T.J. Donegan of the Sports Media Journal looks at NBC’s partnership with Pro Football Talk.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News gets on the SNY crew for getting on Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain.
Keith Groller from the Allentown (PA) Morning Call likes Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, but not his TV show.
Thom Loverro of the Washington Times says MASN’s Rob Dibble takes a different approach to broadcasting Nationals games than his predecessor, Don Sutton.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times goes over some NHL stuff as well as some TV and radio news over the weekend.
Kevin Price of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer says the local Fox affiliate has signed up to air ESPN Regional Television’s SEC package.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer says a local station is misleading viewers when it says it will have “complete coverage” of the Reds-White Sox Civil Rights game this Saturday.
Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business says the Windy City’s internet sports radio station is shutting down today. Ed talks with the station’s program director who has no regrets about leaving his old job.
Ameet Sachdev and Becky Yerak of the Chicago Tribune write that the founder of the station is being charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with fraud.
Teddy Greenstein of the Tribune talks with NBC’s Dan Hicks as he gets ready to call this week’s U.S. Open.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Matt Millen has bounced back on TV with a vengeance (scroll down).
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News recaps last night’s 4th and Long episode.
Chris Dufrense of the Los Angeles Times talks with retiring Pac 10 Conference Commissioner Tom Hansen about his long tenure and the future of its TV rights.
John Ryan of the San Jose Mercury News says the NBA may have garnered higher ratings than the NHL for their respective league finals, but John notes that the NHL has to be happy.
James Hibberd of the Hollywood Reporter says this year’s NBA Finals were the second most watched finals series on ABC.
The Sports Media Watch says Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals received 8 million viewers, the highest for an NHL game in three and a half decades. SMW says thanks to a short series and lower ratings for Game 5, the NBA Finals’ ratings finished down.
Real Clear Sports counts down the Top 10 Moments on Sports Blog History.
Ryan Lawler of Contentinople.com says NBC Sports will use Microsoft’s Silverlight technology to stream Wimbledon next week.
Puck the Media says Versus will carry the NHL Entry Draft and the annual NHL Awards later this month.
And that does it for now. Back later with another post.