I’ll give you some linkage. Later today, I’ll be heading to Boston to see the 3-D presentation of The Masters. It will be quite interesting. Looking forward to it. I’ll give you a review sometime during the weekend.
To your links.
Speaking of 3-D, David Tanklefsky of Broadcasting & Cable says Sony and the World Cup in South Africa have unveiled the 3-D broadcast schedule for the event.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News discusses an over 30% ratings gain for UConn’s win at the NCAA Women’s Final Four for ESPN.
Bill Cromwell of Media Life Magazine writes that media time buyers are confident that this weekend’s Masters audience could top 20 million due to interest in Tiger Woods.
Also from Media Life, Diego Vasquez talks with former CBS Sports President Neil Pilson on his thoughts about Tiger and this weekend’s audience for The Masters.
John Paul Newport of the Wall Street Journal reviews the 3-D coverage of The Masters.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times says the new Nike Tiger Woods ad raises more questions about the man than it answers.
Stuart Elliot and Stephanie Clifford of the Times get reaction to the commercial from various ad executives.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says the Nike Tiger ad has been polarizing in the hours since it premiered.
Jessica Heslam of the Boston Herald notes some programming changes at CBS Radio’s sports radio station.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union tells us MSG Plus will air mixed martial arts programming.
Pete says a local sports talk show is going on hiatus for three days.
Keith Groller of the Allentown (PA) Morning Call has Fox Sports’ Joe Buck being high on the Philadelphia Phillies for this season.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner says the Baltimore Orioles season opener on Monday gave MASN its highest audience ever.
Jim talks with Donald Trump about his new Golf Channel series and his new golf course in the DC area.
Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business provides his reaction to the Tiger Woods ad.
Ed has the odds of Tiger winning The Masters.
Jim O’Donnell of the Chicago Sun-Times says Tiger at The Masters will change how the sports media covers athletes. I thought it already changed.
Bob Mayhall from the St. Louis Globe-Democrat writes that Tiger will dominate coverage at The Masters no matter where he finishes this weekend.
Tom Hoffarth at the Los Angeles Daily News talks about Tiger and the high interest in The Masters this weekend.
Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times wonders what exactly is Tiger trying to achieve with the new Nike ad?
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star is trying to lower the expectations for the ratings for The Masters this weekend.
Joe Favorito says the Twins and Angels kicked off MLB Opening Week with some interesting promotions.
The Sports Media Watch notes that last Saturday’s Manchester United-Chelsea matchup on ESPN2 set a record rating for an English Premier League match in the United States.
SMW says Sunday’s Yankees-Red Sox MLB season opener on ESPN2 fared worse than last year’s game and was beaten by the Women’s Final Four on ESPN.
SMW also has the ratings for The Masters dating back to 1982.
Sox & Dawgs has the video of a new Olympia Sports ad airing during Red Sox games featuring the always lovely softball star, Jennie Finch.
Dave Kohl in the Major League Programs blog looks at the local radio ratings for MLB.
That’s going to do it for today.