Let’s do some links for you today.
Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch says NFL Commish Roger Goodell could not be happier about the ratings for the primetime Draft.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News looks at the tremendous ratings for the NFL Draft on ESPN and NFL Network.
Wayne Friedman of Mediapost also writes about ESPN’s ratings for the NFL Draft.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell writes that despite the economy and troubles with the designer, work on the only Tiger Woods-designed golf course continues to move forward.
The Buffalo News’ Alan Pergament says ESPN ignored the Bills on the second night of the Draft.
Alan is not a fan of Sabres analyst Harry Neale.
Jim Williams at the Washington Examiner says there’s plenty of baseball to watch this weekend.
Jim talks about the NBA Playoff action this weekend.
And Jim has the NHL postseason action as well.
John Feinstein of the Washington Post feels a 68 team NCAA Tournament is enough.
Maurice Patton of the Tennessean says SportSouth is finally being added to Comcast systems after a 10 year (!) dispute.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News talks about the great ratings for the NFL Draft nationally and in the Metroplex.
Barry also talks with former San Antonio Spur Bruce Bowen who has joined ESPN as a studio analyst.
Barry tells us what we should know about the CBS/Turner deal with the NCAA.
Charlean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says NFL Commish Roger Goodell is dismissing Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban’s criticisms about moving the Draft against the NBA Playoffs.
Scott Dochterman of the Iowa City Gazette feels NFL Network’s coverage of the Draft has surpassed ESPN’s.
In his first public comments since ESPN unveiled its World Cup announcer lineup, JP Dellacamera tells Big Apple Soccer that he would have preferred calling the tournament on TV rather on radio.
Barry Litvack writing for Business Insider is worried where March Madness on Demand is going to land and how it will be handled under the new CBS/Turner contract for the NCAA Tournament.
Sports Media Watch says Thursday’s coverage of the NFL Draft was the most watched 1st round ever on ESPN.
SMW says Lakers-Thunder on TNT held up decently against the NFL Draft.
And SMW has some various ratings news and notes.
John Daly of the Daly Planet motorsports blog says NASCAR fans continue to be angry at Showtime.
Maury Brown at the Biz of Baseball says it’s a free weekend for MLB At Bat users on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Steve Lepore at Puck The Media says Versus is drawing its best audience ever for the 1st round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Steve has some more Versus numbers.
Sox & Dawgs has the video of a new Dunkin’ Donuts ad featuring Red Sox closer Jonathan “Heart Attack” Papelbon.
And we’ll end it there for today.