Work has been crazy and I haven’t been able to provide linkage as I would like. It also doesn’t help when I have to shuttle between two offices and I have to borrow a car as I’m still without my own transportation. Eventually this will get resolved, but for now, I’m still depending on others to get to the home office and then have to borrow a car to get to my main office. I hope it ends soon.
So doing linkage is all over the place right now. I hope to be back to a regular schedule soon. Right now, I’ll do what I can.
Let’s first provide you with this video from today’s Wimbledon coverage on ESPN2. Analyst Pam Shriver was talking during James Blake’s match against Robin Haase when Blake snapped at her after hearing her comments. It’s pretty funny.
USA Today’s Game On blog delves into what happened.
Sports Business Daily gives us access to its Closing Bell feature in today’s edition.
Brian Lowry writing for FoxSports.com says TV is controlling the puppet strings for college sports.
The St. Petersburg Times’ Eric Deggans writing for the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center has a preview of one of tonight’s Real Sports stories.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell writes about the Harlem Globetrotters giving a potential walk-on a tryout.
Darren also talks with U.S. Open winner Graeme McDowell.
Todd Spangler from the Multichannel News says Dish Network has dropped four of Disney’s HD Networks including ESPNews as part of a dispute.
Anthony Crupi and Mike Shields at Mediaweek say the World Cup is drawing record ratings and web views for ESPN and Univision.
Louisa Ada Seltzer of Media Life Magazine writes the World Cup is seeing its highest ratings since 1994 when the event was held in the United States.
David Gelles and Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson from the Financial Times write that ESPN, Univision and CBC are betting on good ratings for the World Cup.
Bill Cromwell of Media Life says NBC had a very good U.S. Open despite not having Tiger Woods in contention.
Ryan Berenz at Channel Guide Magazine says ESPN will be all over the USA-Algeria WorldCup match tomorrow.
CNN gets a tour of ESPN’s facilities in South Africa for the World Cup.
Milton Kent of Fanhouse notes the incredible shrinking coverage of women’s sports on ESPN and other networks.
Matthew Fleischer from mediabistro says Telemundo will televise its first NFL game in September.
From the Hartford Courant, Desmond Conner says the Big East is looking at ways to maximize TV revenues.
Pete Dougherty at the Albany Times Union writes that Stephen Strasburg continues to be a TV darling for the MLB cable partners.
Keith Groller of the Allentown (PA) Morning Call says the NBA will need eyeballs to pay attention to a less-than-stellar class for this year’s draft on ESPN.
Bob Fernandez from the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Comcast reached a deal with independent NBC affiliates to keep certain sports events on free TV and not funnel them to cable when the company takes over the network.
Laura Nachman wonders who is the best sports TV anchor in Philadelphia today.
Jim Williams from the Washington Examiner talks with an ESPN executive about providing live coverage from Wimbledon.
The St. Petersburg Times’ Tom Jones asks Tampa Bays Rays TV voice DeWayne Staats about his thoughts about broadcasting his 5,000th game tonight.
Dave Scheiber of Fox Sports Florida also talks with Staats who definitely has had a Hall of Fame career.
Sarah Talalay from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel says the chair of the South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee is not backing down from his statements about New Jersey getting Super Bowl XLVIII.
The Tennessean has video of ESPN’s shoot of this year’s Monday Night Football open featuring Hank Williams, Jr.
Chad Peters of the San Antonio Express-News says a local high school football game will be aired on ESPN in August.
Toni Ginetti of the Chicago Sun-Times says beloved Cubs radio analyst Ron Santo will be cutting back on his schedule.
Tom Hoffarth from the Los Angeles Daily News notes that the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant is on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated.
Chris Zelkovich from the Toronto Star says ratings for the World Cup in Canada are quite good.
William Houston of Truth & Rumours in his last column for a while talks about the World Cup ratings and also promises not to be so bitter when he returns.
I’ll end it there for now.