O.k. working from home, but the point is working. Here are some links for you.
The Nielsen Wire blog 1/3rd of all American viewers are watching the World Cup.
Anthony Crupi at Mediaweek says people watching at sports bars and restaurants boost the viewership numbers for World Cup games on ESPN/ABC.
Milton Kent from Fanhouse talks about Stephen A. “A is for Acrimony” Smith leaving the Philadelphia Inquirer. Again.
Etan Vlessing of the Hollywood Reporter writes about the NFL Network picking up 14 regular season CFL games starting with tonight’s season opener.
Ryan Berenz of Channel Guide has the World Cup quarterfinals schedule.
Steve Elling of CBSSports.com looks at CBS’ 60 year association with the PGA Tour.
Mike Florio at Pro Football Talk recognizes the one year anniversary of his partnership with NBC Sports.
Martin Kaufmann of Golfweek says current golfer Rocco Mediate will be an on-course analyst for ESPN for the Open Championship at St. Andrews this month.
Jill Seward of NESN.com says NESN and Fox Soccer Channel will air an exhibition soccer game at Fenway Park later this month.
The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir talks about what having LeBron James would mean for the Knicks or the Nets and their respective TV networks.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union looks at the CFL going to the NFL Network for this season.
Gus Sentementes of the Baltimore Sun says former ESPN Zone workers are saying their rights were violated when the sports-themed restaurant shut down in June.
Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog says University of Maryland sports has a new radio home in the District.
Jim Williams from the Washington Examiner writes that former Baltimore sports talk radio host Anita Marks is part of a new Sirius XM channel.
Ryan Wood in the Charlotte Observer profiles an ESPN Regional Television employee who went back to his native South Africa to help cover the World Cup for the Mothership.
Sarah Talalay of the South Florida Sun Sentinel says Miami and South Florida are getting ready for NBA free agency.
John Kiesewetter in the Cincinnati Enquirer writes that the local CBS affiliate will air two Bengals primetime games this fall.
Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business talks with a long-time Sun-Times reporter who’s retiring this week.
Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune reports that Comcast SportsNet will air all of the Blackhawks postseason victories including the Stanley Cup clincher this summer.
The Springfield State Journal-Register notes that Comcast and Fox Sports Midwest have agreed for the cable company to carry the full slate of St. Louis Cardinals games for customers in Central Illinois.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the Green Bay Packers have been ranked high an ESPN the Magazine list of all pro sports teams.
Bob Mayhall of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat writes that tomorrow’s Cardinals-Brewers game will be televised to Missouri National Guard troops stationed in Afghanistan.
Aaron Barnhart of the Kansas City Star is enjoying the World Cup TV coverage.
The Des Moines Register says Iowa State’s first three football games will be aired on TV.
Hap Fry of the Coloradoan tells us ESPN will be profiling a local high school athlete whose story touched a town earlier this year.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star looks at the CFL getting U.S. exposure on the NFL Network.
Maury Brown of the Biz of Baseball talks about the amount of food that will be consumed at next week’s MLB All-Star Game.
Allison Waldman of TV Squad lists the most annoying hosts and that includes Bob Costas.
We’ll end it there for now.