Let’s do some mid-week linkage on a very rainy Wednesday in Southern New England. Here we go.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today says even with all of the NCAA Tournament games being nationally televised, CBS and Turner still have to figure out which games go where.
Sports Business Daily looks at the overnight ratings for the first two NCAA Tournament games on truTV.
Fox Sports’ Jason Whitlock goes after Jalen Rose for writing revisionist history in the ESPN Films doc, “The Fab Five”.
Alex Sherman of Bloomberg News writes that DirecTV stands to lose millions in rights fees even if the NFL lockout comes to fruition.
R. Thomas Umstead of Multichannel News writes that truTV’s HD feed has been picked up by several cable and satellite providers in time for last night’s start of the NCAA Tournament.
Anthony Crupi of Mediaweek says cable networks aren’t happy with Time Warner Cable’s new app that allow subscribers to stream content on their iPads.
At the Biz of Baseball, Maury Brown writes about MLB.TV experimenting with streaming one free Spring Training game a day on Facebook.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell notes that the NCAA Tournament hospitality business is up after a couple of down years.
Darren makes the case for you to not fill out an NCAA Tournament bracket.
At Time magazine, Sean Gregory recounts how he and his Princeton teammates upset defending NCAA Tournament champion UCLA in 1996.
Deadspin catches the leaked script for the sitcom pilot based on ESPN’s Mark Schlereth.
Newsday’s Neil Best celebrates SNY’s 5th birthday.
Toni Monkovic from the New York Times writes that DC NFL Team owner Dan Snyder continues to throw his weight around against the Washington media.
From the Middletown (NY) Times Herald-Record, Ken McMillan writes that Time Warner Cable will air several NY state high school basketball championship games.
Dave McKenna of the Washington City Paper, the same writer DC NFL Team owner Daniel Snyder is suing, discusses how Snyder forced the Washington Post to remove the team’s name from a popular blog.
Cindy Boren of the Washington Post’s The Early Lead blog also discusses the team’s name removal.
Just so you know, I have been calling the DC NFL Team, “the DC NFL Team” for several years, not because of Snyder, but because I find the term “Redskins” offensive to Native Americans. You can consider me ahead of the curve.
Jim Williams from the Washington Examiner looks at the multiple ways you can watch the NCAA Tournament this year.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle is already sick of the truTV promos and it was just the first night of the NCAA Tournament.
Ed Sherman at Crain’s Chicago Business notes that a suspended sports talk show host remains off the air almost two weeks after being arrested on DUI charges.
Lewis Lazare of the Chicago Sun-Times says Bulls guard Derrick Rose will be the face of a global Adidas ad campaign.
Scott D. Pierce of the Salt Lake Tribune writes that local CBS affiliates miss out on carrying area teams in the new partnership with Turner.
Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times looks at the new CBS/Turner partnership for the NCAA Tournament.
Diane says ESPN’s Baseball Tonight will travel to Sunday Night Baseball sites this year.
The Canadian Sports Media blog says Rogers Sportsnet has signed former Blue Jays catcher Greg Zaun as a studio analyst.
The Sports Media Watch says with Turner Sports involved and siphoning off viewers, CBS’ ratings for the NCAA Tournament could hit lower numbers.
Steve Lepore of Puck The Media likes some subtle changes NBC Sports has made to Versus’ NHL Overtime overnight replay.
Matt Yoder of Awful Announcing talks with legendary Boston Celtics TV voice Mike Gorman about his 30 seasons with the team.
That will do it.