Ok, I have some time to do some linkage on this Sunday as we get ready to watch USA-Canada men’s hockey for the gold medal.
TVbytheNumbers says the Olympics took the Saturday primetime ratings rather easily.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News says Olympics ratings for Friday on NBC were very high.
Mike writes that the new Fox Soccer Plus which debuts tomorrow has picked up four carriage deals.
Nielsen’s Blogpulse service looks at how mentions of hockey have increased tremendously over the last six months.
Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated has his last Olympic Viewing Guide. What do you think it will be?
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News isn’t too pleased about ESPN suspending Tony Kornheiser for two weeks over his comments on Hannah Storm’s attire.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette talks with Ken Dryden who was in the booth with Al Michaels in 1980 for the Miracle on Ice.
Alan Pergament of the Buffalo News looks at CTV’s coverage and its ratings in Western New York.
Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says for the NHL’ers to continue in the Olympics, the league needs more control and cooperation from the networks.
Some stories from Friend of Fang’s Bites Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner. First Jim talks with US gold medal-winning figure skater Kristi Yamiguchi on Vancouver’s hosting of the 2010 Olympics.
Jim hopes today’s men’s hockey gold medal game will surpass the ratings of the 2002 game that also pitted USA-Canada.
Sarah Talalay of the South Florida Sun Sentinel says while New York/New Jersey is the frontrunner for the 2014 Super Bowl, South Florida is not giving up without a fight.
Hal Boedecker of the Orlando Sentinel says NBC won the ratings on Saturday, but the average audience for the Olympics last night was lower than the first 15 nights.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News writes that NBC couldn’t have asked for anything better by having the USA in the men’s hockey gold medal game today.
Bob Wolfley from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel looks at some NBA media news and notes.
Artie Gigantino of the San Francisco Examiner talks about some changes coming to one Bay Area sports radio station.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star looks at the last weekend of the Olympics on CTV and NBC.
William Houston of Truth & Rumours talks with CTV analyst Pierre McGuire about today’s USA-Canada game.
My blogging friend, Andrew Bucholtz in Sporting Madness says CTV has picked up the pom-poms and forgotten about objectivity.
Katie Baker in The Awl shares her thoughts on the the Olympics including her favorite announcers.
The Sports Media Watch has its weekend ratings predictions.
Dave Kohl in the Major League Programs Blog discusses the week in sports media news and shares his feelings on TV stations that use news anchors for sports reports.
Samantha Lewis over at Beantown Athletic Supporters feels we should lighten up on comments from Mike Milbury and Tony Kornheiser.
There you go. Those are your links for today. Sometime tonight, expect my grades for NBC’s Olympic on-air crew.