Back to work after a weekend that was much too short. I’ll do some linkage for you now.
Starting with USA Today’s Michael Hiestand who says ESPN’s Jon Gruden has adjusted to being a TV personality.
John Ourand and Michael Smith of the Sports Business Journal give us the anatomy of the CBS/Turner deal for the NCAA Tournament.
John has a story on Fox Sports.com and the Wall Street Journal sharing editorial resources for the first time this week.
In the Sporting News’ Sporting Blog, On The DL’s Dan Levy talks with ESPN’s Trey Wingo and goes over the weekend’s NFL Draft coverage.
John Consoli of Mediaweek says as the NHL’s ratings are hot and that’s good for the league as it enters a TV rights renewal.
Writing for the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, Jason Fry is wary of six Gannett newspapers taking stories about the New Jersey Devils written by a team employee.
Dan Lamothe of the Springfield Republican’s Red Sox Monster blog notes that Heidi Watney returned to work on NESN after a brief absence.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times looks at the history of the Mets and Yankees theme songs.
Lynn Zinser of the Times says now that the NFL Draft is over, it’s time to get back to regular sports viewing.
Phil Mushnick in the New York Post feels WFAN’s Mike Francesa should have scolded Giants co-owner John Mara on personal seat licenses during an interview.
Larry McShane of the New York Daily News chuckles over the fact that a BBC reporter was not allowed into Augusta National Golf Club to cover The Masters and did live shots back to the UK from a nearby course.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Daily Gazette looks at the record viewership for the NFL Draft.
Aaron Nathans of the Delaware News-Journal says a Philly sports fan isn’t too happy that he can’t watch Phillies games on DirecTV.
Jim Williams from the Washington Examiner has a preview of tonight’s NBA Playoff action on TNT and NBA TV.
Eric Frazier of the Charlotte Observer says teams are turning more to social media to attract fans.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times looks over the weekend in sports TV.
Don Walker of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the NFL couldn’t be more pleased over the Draft’s TV ratings.
In Crain’s Chicago Business, Ed Sherman says the Cubs-White Sox Crosstown Series will get its own trophy.
Ed talks with Comcast SportsNet Chicago President Jim Corso about the channel’s relationship with the Cubs, White Sox, Bulls and Blackhawks.
Robert Sanchez of the Chicago Daily Herald says former Chicagoan Greg Gumbel will be in town this week to give a motivational speech.
Dusty Saunders from the Denver Post says Avalance TV voice Mike Haynes sees a bright future for the team.
Tom Hoffarth from the Los Angeles Daily News has the SoCal sports calendar for this week.
Bruce Dowbiggin from the Toronto Globe and Mail says TSN host Michael Landsberg was not offended by an anti-Semetic remark made by analyst Jacques Demers.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star says NHL TV coverage can be confusing at times.
The Sports Media Watch says the Boston-Miami NBA playoff game on Sunday did not perform well on ABC.
SMW notes that four of five NBA playoff games on ESPN increased on their ratings from last year.
SMW says San Antonio-Dallas, Game 4 on TNT really went up from last year.
Steve Lepore at Puck The Media says NBC had matching ratings for its NHL coverage this past weekend.
Joe Favorito says Rutgers is waiting on a big decision on whether to go to the Big Ten or remain in the Big East.
We’ll finish there.