I’ll do some Sunday links for you on this middle day of the three day weekend. Let’s get to them.
First, Mike Reynolds at Multichannel News writes that Versus is getting an outdoor NHL game next season when the Heritage Classic returns to Canada.
Mike also discusses Comcast SportsNet affiliates in Chicago and Philadelphia placing wagers on their respective NHL teams over the Stanley Cup Finals.
Bob Raissman at the New York Daily News wonders why WFAN’s Mike Francesa suddenly chose to talk about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last week.
And Phil Mushnick of the New York Post bashes Francesa over his anti-World Cup rant.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union writes that a local sports talk show finally gets a substitute host.
Ken Schott from the Schenectady Gazette says NBC got a decent rating for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Saturday.
Pamela Scott Johnson in the Williamson (WV) Daily News writes that one of ESPN’s original employees is suing the network over wrongful termination.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is surprised Doug Collins would leave his cushy TNT analyst job to become coach of the Philadelphia 76ers next season.
Artie Gigantino in the San Francisco Chronicle feels that New Jersey is the perfect site for Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014.
The Sports Media Watch has its usual weekend ratings predictions.
Steve Lepore of Puck The Media has the ratings breakdown per half hour of last night’s Stanley Cup Final Game 1.
I’ll check for more linkage later.