I’ve already given you some press release action today, so it’s time to give you some linkage. Let’s do it now.
Geoffrey A. Bishop of the Wall Street Journal says Facebook has become a integral part of the World Cup experience.
Josh Gross of Sports Illustrated says Showtime’s patience with Strikeforce may have paid off.
Michael Grottchelli of Broadcast Engineering looks at NASCAR entering the 3-D realm.
The lovely Jessica Heslam of the Boston Herald notes that NESN’s Heidi Watney made a personal appearance at a local Hooter’s restaurant last week (scroll down).
Greg Bishop of the New York Times talks with ESPN’s Patrick McEnroe about his new book.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News feels SNY dismissed the story on a sexual assault complaint against Mets pitcher Johan Santana too easily.
Pete Dougherty from the Albany Times Union writes that the Travers Stakes at Saratoga is moving from a nationally televised race to a regionally televised one.
Greg Connors in the Buffalo News says soccer appears not to have caught on in Western New York as in the rest of the country.
Drew Silverman of Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia looks at the NFL Broadcasting Boot Camp for current players looking beyond their days on the field.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner says the Stephen Strasburg rookie baseball card could garner $1 million.
Rich McGowan from the Savannah (GA) Morning News feels ESPN is beating him over the head with its World Cup coverage. Dude, don’t watch.
Business First of Louisville says NFL Network’s Rich Eisen and a Food Network personality will be celebrity judges for a Papa John’s pizza contest.
Barry Horn from the Dallas Morning News says long-time Texas Rangers employee and TV analyst Tom Grieve finally gets inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame.
The Columbus (OH) Dispatch reports that CBS college basketball analyst Clark Kellogg has become a trustee of The Ohio State University of which is he an alum.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star talks with two local sports radio personalities who lost their jobs on Thursday.
The Big Lead speculates that it might be 3-D TV that brings ESPN and the NHL back together.
The Right Fielders blog looks at Erin Andrews possibly leaving ESPN.
The Sports Media Watch says MLB on Fox fell below the 2.0 rating level again last week.
SMW has more ratings news and notes.
Joe Favorito says a new sponsor for the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is a very good fit.
Sox & Dawgs feels Fox hates Connecticut Red Sox fans.
And we’ll end it there.