Let’s do a few links on this Hump Day.
Starting with Michael Hiestand of USA Today, he looks at former NFL Director of Officiating Mike Pereira joining Fox Sports this fall.
Sean Leahy at USA Today’s The Huddle blog notes that ESPN is bringing back NFL Matchup in the fall.
The Sporting News picks up a story written by John Ourand of sister publication Sports Business Journal about the upcoming bidding war for the Pac 10 TV rights.
Brian Lowry of FoxSports.com isn’t feeling World Cup fever.
Ronald Blum of the Associated Press reports that ESPN will utilize announcer Martin Tyler for the World Cup in Brazil in 2014.
Sports Illustrated’s Richard Hoffer remembers the old Home Run Derby TV show.
Elizabeth Guider of the Hollywood Reporter writes that the NFL and kids network Nickelodeon are teaming up on a new animated, short form series that will run during football season.
Andrew Stewart of Variety says the movie companies are mildly surprised that they haven’t taken as big a hit as expected during the World Cup.
Marisa Guthrie from Broadcasting & Cable talks about Versus’ multiplatform coverage of the upcoming Tour de France.
Radio-Info.com says an ESPN Radio program director is leaving his post and moving back to his native Ohio.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times says this year’s World Cup is definitely a TV hit.
Also from the Times, Jere Longman looks at Brazilian journalists who are not happy with restrictions in South Africa which prevent from their normal access to the national soccer team.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union has ESPN’s MLB schedule through next Wednesday.
Pete also talks with NBC’s Dottie Pepper who will be home more often under a new schedule worked out with the network.
Jerry Milani of the New Jersey Newsroom talks with the head of CBS College Sports.
Jane M. Von Bergen in the Philadelphia Inquirer reports on University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Institute which is studying how people are accessing ESPN’s World Cup coverage.
Jim Williams from the Washington Examiner talks with John Riggins about his return to DC radio and his MASN simulcast.
Sarah Talalay of the South Florida Sun Sentinel looks at the economic impact Super Bowl XLIV had on Miami and the surrounding areas.
Jeremy Fowler of the Orlando Sentinel says it’s TV that made the power plays with the college conferences.
Mel Bracht of the Daily Oklahoman reports that Ron Franklin, who had thought about retiring after last college basketball season, has signed a new deal with ESPN.
John Kiesewetter from the Cincinnati Enquirer says local sports radio host Andy Furman gets another hosting opportunity with Fox Sports Radio.
Ed Sherman at Crain’s Chicago Business remembers former White Sox announcer Lorn Brown who passed away last week.
Doug Haller from the Arizona Republic says Arizona wants to host the Pac 10 football championship game and mentions that the conference’s football coaches will meet en masse with ESPN next month just before Media Day.
Jon Wilner in the San Jose Mercury News has the complete Pac 10 football TV schedule.
Chris Zelkovich in the Toronto Star writes that the NHL Draft on TSN made a run at the World Cup on CBC in the ratings.
Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail says the Raptors have signed a TV and radio deal that puts the NBA franchise on the combined Rogers Sportsnet/FAN 590 combo.
Sports Media Watch notes that Fox saw some poor numbers for last Saturday’s MLB games in primetime.
SMW has the weekend overnight ratings.
SMW has news on various network TV personalities.
And SMW has more ratings news and notes.
Steve Lepore at Puck The Media says NHL Network will be airing a whole slew of Stanley Cup clinching games this summer.
Dave Kohl at the Major League Programs blog says BBC Radio’s 5 Live will air its first MLB game ever on July 4.
That will do it.