Let’s do our linkage for this Wednesday.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand says Mike Mayock has made a name for himself on TV despite not having a great on-field resume.
Scott Boeck of USA Today’s Daily Pitch blog says ESPN’s John Kruk loves his Denny’s Grand Slam breakfast.
Matthew Futterman in the Wall Street Journal writes that parity in golf is not good for business or TV ratings.
Milton Kent of Fanhouse reports that U.S. Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin claims Jim Gray of the Golf Channel misquoted him about choosing Tiger Woods.
Georg Szalai in the Hollywood Reporter says Tiger Woods’ failure to win this year is costing the golf industry millions of dollars.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News reports that DirecTV has picked up Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Soccer Plus in HD as of today.
Toni Fitzgerald of Media Life Magazine says the NFL could be on its way to record ratings based on the high ratings for the Hall of Fame Game last weekend.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell writes that the Indianapolis Colts’ Peyton Manning has signed trading card rights with Panini.
Darren says the George Foreman Grill might be the best sports marketing deal in history.
EPL Talk says it appears that Fox Soccer Channel and ESPN have come to an agreement over English Premier League rights for this season.
Rob Owen of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says a local low power TV station is adding Universal Sports to its subchannel.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner has CBS’ Jim Nantz excited about the young golfers’ chances in the PGA Championship.
Sarah Talalay in the South Florida Sun Sentinel says the Miami Heat are officially a hot ticket.
Shannon Owens of the Orlando Sentinel reports the Hall of Fame Game gave NBC very good ratings.
Jennifer Burk of the Macon (GA) Telegraph notes that ESPN is in town to air the Little League World Series Southeastern Regionals this week.
In the Cincinnati Enquirer, John Kiesewetter writes that the Cowboys-Bengals Hall of Fame Game beat all primetime programming except for one.
Melissa Rohlin from the Los Angeles Times says former WNBA star Lisa Leslie now wants to sit on the TNT Inside the NBA set with Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith.
Carolyn Braff of Sports Video Group goes behind the scenes with ESPN2′s crew at last night’s USA-Brazil friendly soccer match.
The Sports Media Watch has the weekend overnight ratings.
We’ll end it there.