Been busy once again today so I’m going to give you some linkage now and perhaps some linkage tonight.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today looks at the ratings from selected events from the weekend.
Glen Dickson of Broadcasting & Cable writes that Verizon FIOS will pick up two Yankees games produced in 3-D that will air on YES in July.
Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News says Comcast SportsNet California saw its highest San Jose Sharks ratings with the series clincher against Detroit on Saturday.
Mike writes that DirecTV will be the first provider to pick up GolTV in HD.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell notes that more babies are being named Colt as a result of former Texas QB and soon-to-be Cleveland Browns QB Colt McCoy.
Darren says Pimlico Racetrack is using a bold all-you-can-drink promotion to lure people back to the Preakness Stakes.
Darren discovers that Phil Mickelson owns the rights to Five Guys Burgers restaurants in Southern California.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News would like to see more of Bob Ojeda on SNY Mets’ telecasts.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union says the NBA is taking a hit with three of the four NBA Conference Semifinals ending in sweeps.
Pete writes that the NHL is smartening up and staggering the start times of the two Eastern Conference semifinal games tomorrow.
Keith Groller of the Allentown (PA) Morning Call gives praise to ESPN’s Outside the Lines sports news magazine.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner notes that Universal Sports carries the Giro D’Italia all week long.
Jim talks about the ESPN Family of Networks airing over 20 Pac 10 football games this fall.
Sarah Talalay of the South Florida Sun Sentinel says ESPN is about to sign a new sponsor for the Orange Bowl.
Dave Matter of the Columbia (MO) Tribune has a feature story on the Big Ten Network saying the channel holds the key towards the conference’s expansion plans.
Barry Horn from the Dallas Morning News writes that a local sports radio host is doing a guest spot on a Metroplex station this week.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle says ESPN’s E:60 explores one of the darkest stories tonight.
Crain’s Chicago Business’ Ed Sherman says the Blackhawks are winners at the box office and on TV even when they lose games.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News picks up an AP story in which a Falcon is quickly becoming a new star at Target Field in Minneapolis.
Tom notes that the Floyd Mayweather-Sugar Shane Mosley fight brought in the second highest gross for a pay per view bout.
Sports Media Watch says the Cavs blowout of the Celtics last Friday did not lead to good ratings for ESPN.
At Puck The Media, Steve Lepore is annoyed with Versus for cutting out of games too quickly.
The Big Lead notes that ESPN is now going after Erin Andrews’ Creepenstein for reimbursement for security and assisting in the Feds’ investigation.
Maury Brown at the Biz of Baseball says while MLB Network had the biggest launch of a channel in cable history, its ratings are still quite low.
We’ll end it there for now.