Let’s do some Tuesday linkage today. Lots of stuff to get to.
Breaking now, Tim Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that beloved Brewers voice Bob Uecker will undergo heart surgery and miss up to 12 weeks of broadcasting games.
Adam McCalvy of MLB.com says the team will announce further details at a news conference.
From John Ourand at the Sports Business Daily, he recaps the big winners at the 31st Annual Sports Emmys and tells us about an incident that left ESPN executives fuming.
Eric Fisher at SBD writes that MSG.com has relaunched to better align itself with MSG Network.
Daniel Kaplan of SBD says NFL Vice President of Communications and PR Joe Browne is leaving his post, but will continue to advise the league.
Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch feels ESPN should change its NFL Draft on-air team.
To the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center and Eric Deggans of the St. Petersburg Times who says CBS/Turner’s partnership to air the NCAA Tournament ushers in a new era in sports broadcasting.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says the next big advertising space up for grabs in sports is the mic flag. Really.
Darren looks at the NFL rookie jerseys that are already on sale.
Darren says Mets fans are getting back into the collectible market again thanks to rookie Ike Davis.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand analyzes some of the TV ratings from the weekend.
The Boston Globe’s Charlie Pierce is not a fan of NESN’s Jack Edwards. While I’m not a fan of Jack either, I think this attack by Pierce is unwarranted.
Jessica Heslam of the Boston Herald reports that a local sports radio host has apologized for making a Nazi reference regarding Tim Tebow.
The New York Daily News’ Bob Raissman wonders why Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum doesn’t crack down on Twitter use by the team.
Emily Smith and Dan Mangan of the New York Post write that former Giants running back and NBC Sports analyst Tiki Barber has now been dropped from the Today show after reports about an affair with a network intern while his pregnant wife was in the hospital. Thanks to SportsbyBrooks for the link.
Keith Groller of the Allentown (PA) Morning Call says a local basketball analyst is retiring and leaving a giant hole in the broadcast booth.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner talks with an NHL executive about the record ratings for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times has the video of ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden’s appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News is noticing a downward ratings trend for the Mavericks.
Barry notes the ratings for the Mavs playoff appearances over the last four seasons.
Barry says a local radio station has suspended a producer for making dumb remarks about the San Antonio Spurs on his personal Twitter account.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle notes the record ratings for the NFL Draft.
David talks about the Sports Emmy Awards and previews tonight’s 30 for 30 documentary on Ricky Williams.
Ed Sherman at Crain’s Chicago Business feels the NHL is rooting for the Blackhawks to make it to the Stanley Cup Finals.
Bob Wolfley from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says ESPN and the NFL were winners with the new primetime Draft.
Tom Hoffarth from the Los Angeles Daily News says ESPN is shifting the X Games to the famed L.A. Memorial Coliseum.
Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times looks at how big the NFL Draft was last Thursday against network primetime programming.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star says while TSN has the last two games of the 1st round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, CBC is ready for the second round with Vancouver and possibly Montreal.
Chris says both Rogers Sportsnet and TSN are Canadian cash cows.
William Houston of Truth & Rumours says after a slow start, CBC eventually saw ratings success with the Ottawa-Pittsburgh series.
The Sports Media Watch says NASCAR on Fox saw its biggest ratings increase of the season to date.
SMW says MLB on Fox featuring the Yankees and Angels in an American League Championship Series rematch did not fare as well as the network would have liked.
SMW has some local NBA TV ratings.
And SMW has various ratings news and notes.
Steve Lepore at Puck The Media writes that Montreal and Phoenix winning their respective 1st round NHL posteason series could lead to all-out TV chaos.
Maury Brown at the Biz of Baseball writes that Craftsman Tools has signed a deal to license MLB-logoed equipment.
Maury says MLB Network took home four Sports Emmy Awards including a big one for Bob Costas.
The Big Lead has the video of Erin Andrews’ appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live and the debut of that skimpy black dress. She’s not returning to ESPN.
EPL Talk has a look at ESPN’s extensive World Cup Guide.
That’s going to do it.