I give you some linkage on this Tuesday. Finished some paperwork and now it’s time for the links on this date.
First, Michael Hiestand of USA Today looks at NBC going with tape delayed coverage of the Ryder Cup all day Saturday. Ten hours of taped golf. That’s just great. I can see people looking at Justin.TV for BBC’s coverage.
Michael has the weekend TV ratings including some very bad news for NASCAR and the PGA Tour Championship.
We have a couple of articles from Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated. First, Richard discusses ESPN’s plans to go all-LeBron James, all the time during Miami Heat training camp.
Next, Richard talks with “The Tenth Inning” director Ken Burns about doing the sequel to the comprehensive “Baseball” documentary.
Alex Belth of SI reviews “The Tenth Inning.”
Eric Deggans of the St. Petersburg Times also reviews “The Tenth Inning” for the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center.
In Sports Business Journal, Eric Fisher looks at Fantasy Sports Ventures rebranding itself to Big Lead Sports. Fang’s Bites is part of the Fantasy Sports Ventures blogging network.
Brian Lowry of Fox Sports praises Fox’s Howie Long for trashing the proposed 18 game NFL season.
A.J. Perez of Fanhouse writes about Versus going into this NHL season and preparing for contract talks with the league.
SportsbyBrooks reports that ESPN will hire Cleveland Plain Dealer NBA beat writer Brian Windhorst and one other reporter to cover LeBron James and the Miami Heat.
Alex Weprin at SportsNewser says the NFL is launching a site geared at women.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says Michael Vick’s jersey has become a hot seller once again.
Andrew Wallenstein of the Hollywood Reporter says the combined Comcast/NBC is getting ready to bid for the 2014/2016 Olympics.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News writes that NFL RedZone is readily available throughout the new Meadowlands Stadium.
In Pro Football Weekly, the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson reviews NFL Week 3 on TV.
At the New York Daily News, Bob Raissman says Giants coach Tom Coughlin has a pass from the media for his troubles this season while the New York Jets problems have received the lion’s share of coverage.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union says football topped the weekend ratings while golf bottomed out.
Pete criticizes NBC for tape delaying the Ryder Cup on Saturday.
In the Schenectady Gazette, Ken Schott has the NBA TV preseason schedule.
Jerry DiPaola of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writes about the local ESPN Radio affiliate shutting down local programming as of Monday.
Bob Smizik of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also looks at the ESPN Radio format flip.
Dan Steinberg in the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog says it took just three games for DC NFL analysts to turn on coach Mike Shanahan.
Greg Cote of the Miami Herald looks at the increased media presence at the Miami Heat’s Media Day.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News explores the Texas Rangers’ new rights deal with Fox Sports Southwest.
Tim Colishaw of the Morning News says the new deal gives the Rangers some more leverage.
David Martindale of the Fort Worth Star Telegram talks with two time NBA MVP Steve Nash about his directorial debut for tonight’s ESPN 30 for 30 documentary on Terry Fox.
In the Houston Chronicle, David Barron also looks at the new lucrative deal signed by the Rangers with Fox Sports Southwest.
David also notes the big ratings for the Cowboys-Texans game.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer says the Bengals got an astounding audience share on Sunday.
John says it’ll be a tough viewing choice tonight between the Reds and Ken Burns’ The Tenth Inning.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says it’s the Jon Gruden Show on Monday Night Football.
Robert Feder notes that the Chicago Sun-Times has a new sports media columnist.
Speaking of whom, new Chicago Sun-Times sports media columnist Dale Bowman speaks with Windy City sports radio host Dan McNeil.
Dan Caesar in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch talks about another week of tremendous ratings for the Rams in the Gateway City.
Greg Hansen of the Arizona Daily Star says next week, the Pac 10/12 Conference athletic directors will meet to talk about how to divvy up TV rights money with two new members coming into the league.
Bill Goodykoontz of the Arizona Republic reviews the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary on Terry Fox.
Bill also talks with Steve Nash about the 30 for 30 doc.
The Phoenix Business Journal says Oregon-Arizona State did very well in the ratings for Fox Sports Arizona.
Jay Posner of the San Diego Union-Tribune says ESPN Radio has found a new home.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News looks forward to the second season of HBO’s Eastbound and Down.
Tom writes about the Ryder Cup TV coverage.
James Day of the Statesman Journal (OR) writes about where College Gameday will be parked on Saturday.
Dave Feschuk of the Toronto Star talks with former Montreal Canadiens enforcer Georges Laraque about his participation in CBC’s Battle of the Blades.
The Toronto Sun says CBC is distancing itself from a reporter who Tweeted his opinion about Montreal fans who booed goaltender Cary Price.
Sports Media Watch has news about three longtime ESPN executives leaving Bristol, CT.
SMW says Red Sox-Yankees on Fox did not draw ratings as normal.
SMW notes the final round of the PGA Tour Championship took a huge ratings fall.
SMW says Notre Dame’s loss to Stanford did not do well for NBC.
SMW says Boise State is not quite yet a ratings draw.
Emmett Jones of Sports Business Digest asks if approval of the NFL 18 game schedule is just a formality.
That will do it for today.