I’ve been meaning to give you linkage today, but I got engrossed in the Wimbledon Men’s Final between Roger Federer-Andy Roddick and then ran more errands than I expected so I’m now doing the links in the evening.
Let’s do some links.
Sports Illustated tennis writer Jon Wertheim has some thoughts on the media coverage of Wimbledon (scroll down to 21-30).
Larry Mahoney of the Bangor (ME) Daily News profiles local native Andrea Pelkey who’s an ESPN producer on its NASCAR coverage.
Eric Pfanner of the New York Times writes that ESPN is attempting to win the hearts of British soccer fans after winning the rights to the English Premier League.
The New York Daily News’ Bob Raissman feels NBC should get out of tennis. That’s harsh. Just show the matches live and we’ll be happy.
The Daily News’ Richard Huff writes about ESPN2′s new show, SportsNation, that premieres tomorrow.
Phil Mushnick of the New York Daily News is still bitter over his cable system screwing up Dave Righetti’s no-hitter against the Red Sox on the 4th of July, 26 years ago. Let it go, Phil.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner talks with CBS’ Jim Nantz.
Dave Weekley of the Charleston (WV) Gazette writes that West Virginia coach Bob Huggins still casts a big shadow over his former home of Cincinnati as programming on Fox Sports Ohio indicates.
Michael Zuidema from the Grand Rapids (MI) Press has some suggestions for summer sports TV viewing for the bored fan.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the Brewers are rising on ESPN’s Ultimate Franchise list.
Kevin Haskin from the Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal profiles a local resident who works for ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike show.
Bill Dwyer of the Austin Statesman-American says John McEnroe of BBC/CBS/NBC/7 Network and this fall, ESPN2, is a great ambassador for tennis.
Artie Gigantino of the San Francisco Examiner enjoys listening to Sacramento sports radio host Grant Napear who is also the TV voice of the Kings.
Bruce Jenkins of the San Francisco Chronicle is fed up of delayed Wimbledon coverage.
Shiwani Srivastava of the Seattle Examiner is not happy about NBC’s Wimbledon tape delays to the West Coast.
The Sports Media Watch has its usual weekend ratings predictions.
MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann writes in his MLB.com blog that he’s disgusted that the baseball media focused on Manny Ramirez instead of the 70th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s famous speech.
Yesterday, Fang’s Bites fave Tina Cervasio returned to NESN to make a special guest appearance.
Nice to see her again. She’s on MSG Network covering the Knicks and other New York sports.
That’s going to do it for now. Back tomorrow at an earlier time. I promise.