Let’s bring you some linkage before my plate gets too full today. Lots of things to go over.
First, this story broke last night and we’re all hoping for the best for NFL Films President Steve Sabol who suffered a seizure Saturday night while in Kansas City. Greg Rosenthal of Pro Football Talk says Sabol is recovering in a local hospital today.
USA Today’s Mike McCarthy talks with Captain Blowhard about his new site.
John Paul of the Wall Street Journal says look for big things from the new marriage between NBC Sports and Golf Channel.
Carolyn Giardina of the Hollywood Reporter writes that this summer, Wimbledon will be seen in 3-D-ready movie theaters and offered to rightsholders around the world.
Tim Baysinger of Broadcasting & Cable writes that former ESPN and Fox Sports Net reporter Kevin Frazier has been named as co-anchor of The Insider, the companion series to Entertainment Tonight.
In the Business Insider’s Sports Page, Mark Fidelman explains how the Bleacher Report (ugh!) is beating ESPN.com when it comes to social media.
Eric Olson of the Associated Press reports that the UFL is hoping to pick up TV exposure in case of an NFL lockout.
The Big Lead has a couple of videos showing New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for all intents and purposes becoming a woman during Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell wants you to vote on the next great ballpark food idea.
Jackie Kass from Examiner.com says TNT is looking at glamor NBA matchups and the NCAA Tournament for big ratings this month.
Eric Gendron from the Daily New Canaan (CT) says ESPN’s Bob Ley headlines a panel discussion featuring two other ESPN anchors at Fairfield University later this month.
Newsday’s Neil Best talks with former St. John’s coach Norm Roberts who’s seeing his ex-team’s success from the SNY studios.
Mandy Housenick of the Allentown (PA) Morning Call notes the Philadelphia Phillies get two appearances in the early MLB on TBS schedule.
Bob Fernandez at the Philadelphia Inquirer says with a possible NFL lockout, the TV networks are looking at the NHL as the next rights battleground.
Matt Murschel from the Orlando Sentinel has Dick Vitale’s pick to win the NCAA Tournament.
Jeremiah McWilliams of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says Fox Sports South will live stream scores to area billboards so commuters can keep up to date.
Robbie Neiswanger from the Arkansas News Bureau says ESPN will air the University of Arkansas’ annual spring football game next month.
Barry Horn from the Dallas Morning News notes that Fox has signed NASCAR analyst Darrell Waltrip for two more years.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer says Fox Sports Ohio will air most of its Reds schedule in high definition.
Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes that NASCAR beat Big 10 basketball in the local TV ratings on Sunday.
Brian L. Cox at the TribLocal notes that a Chicago sports radio talk show host was arrested over the weekend on DUI charges.
The Chicago Sun-Times also has a story on the host who apparently was way over the legal blood-alcohol level.
Ed Sherman at Crain’s Chicago Business says it’s not known what will happen to the host.
Ed says the Chicago Bulls are pulling in the ratings locally.
John Henderson of the Denver Post says Versus will be airing a cycling race based in Colorado later this summer.
Las Vegas Sun editorial cartoonist Mike Smith chronicles his day following ESPN NASCAR pit reporter Jamie Little on Saturday.
Bob Young of the Arizona Republic says a current Fox Sports Net reporter got to see Charlie Sheen up close during the filming of “Major League.”
Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle says both the Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers nixed ESPN’s idea to have their season opener at AT&T Park.
Wendy Parker sees the number of women’s college basketball games on TV growing exponentially.
Daniel Feuerstein of MLS Talk feels ESPN failed to show any loyalty to soccer voice JP Dellacamera after he showed plenty to them. I totally agree. ESPN treated JP so poorly in the last few years.
Jeremy Rapanich of Wired News looks at the March Madness on Demand iPad app.
The Canadian Sports Media Blog wonders why CBC’s Mike Milbury suddenly had a change of heart on fighting.
Sports Media Watch notes that NASCAR’s ratings are on the rise.
SMW says the NHL on NBC did not do well on Sunday.
SMW also has some random news and notes.
Dave Kohl of Major League Programs praises KSPN host Mychal Thompson for not ducking from his son’s arrest on marajuana charges.
Sox & Dawgs has a very funny NESN blooper reel involving Red Sox Hall of Famer Jim Ed Rice.
We’ll end it there.